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62 of 65 people found the following review helpful
on February 28, 2011
I still think its not fair that the average halo player hates this game. I have all sorts of friends that claim "it isn't even a halo" but that is all crap. This game, although not a FPS, is a great game, (its an RTS). If you have played any of the other games made by ensemble studios, like Age Of Empires or Age Of Mythology, then you will really like this game. The campaign is very fun, and the cut scenes are also entertaining. PLaying co op with your friends is great, and skirmishes are also available on xbox live. The controls for this game are very easy to get used to. For a console RTS I think that Halo Wars is a huge success. It really is a shame that this is the last game Ensemble Studios was able to make. Overall this is a great game, and I would reccomend it to anyone who likes rts. I will admit that for an RTS it is a little dumbed down (you can only build turrets and buildings at base areas, not anywhere on the map like in AOE or AOM), but it is still a lot of fun. Oh and BTW, if you buy this, get the platinum hits edition, it comes with all the add ons free (the map pack and extra gametypes). One more warning, there are not nearly as many people playing Halo Wars on Xbox Live as other Halos, so some specific gametypes you may have trouble finding matches. What I mean by that is gametypes like 3V3 Deathmatch and 3V3 Tug Of War only have 15-30 people playing at a time. Still this is a great game, and basic gametypes like 1V1 skirmish are very popular with 1,000s of people.
I wish Ensemble Studios was still making games...