Blend Games writes: "Could Halo Wars finally be the game to bring great RTS gaming to the consoles? Hopes have been pinned on the world Bungie built, and with revered RTS developer Ensemble at the helm there has been a quiet longing that this would be the one. The answer, it turns out, is a qualified yes.
Set twenty years before Combat Evolved the player joins the battle between Covenant and UNSC when it was at its bloodiest and most intense. By the time we all took control of Master Chief things were looking bleak for the human race, which is probably why we needed an improbable main character to lead mankind to safety".