-"If they want war, we'll give 'em war."


The Game

Halo Wars is a real-time action strategy game for the Xbox 360 that allows the player to control large armies and to shrewdly direct them in realistic warfare. Set early in the iconic war between the Covenant and UNSC - made famous by the Halo FPS games - Halo Wars provides a new angle on the war while bringing new heroes to the battle.

In Halo Wars fans will be able to control armies of units that are familiar to them from the FPS games, such as UNSC Marines, Scorpion Tanks, and the iconic Warthog.  Our E3 demo video gives a narrated first look at the game, and you can download it from our movies page.


 The Controls

We've spent a great deal of time simply on getting the controls right.  Halo Wars was created for the Xbox 360 from the ground up, which meant we didn't have to make compromises or shoe-horn in artifacts from a Windows PC game. We were able to take all the best aspects of RTS games, make them work perfectly on the Xbox 360, and exclude the rest.


The Developer

Halo Wars was developed by Ensemble Studios in Dallas, Texas. They were the developers behind the award winning Age of Empires series of real-time strategy games.

Halo Wars was released around the world on March 3rd, 2009. Please visit our FAQ page for answers to common questions.