"In the end, Halo Wars is a highly polished, well put together real-time-strategy game that represents the brand well and is another great exclusive for the Xbox 360. It stumbles a bit, however, in that in an effort to be user friendly and accessible it will come off a bit shallow and mindless for longtime RTS fans. It is a rather conflicting experience because it is near flawless in its execution, but there just isn't a lot of meat to really sink your teeth into. With that said, I still have to recommend it. Halo fans will love it. Casual RTS fans or newcomers to the genre will love it. And it is good enough that RTS vets will still enjoy it even if it doesn't blow their mind. Halo Wars is definitely worth playing."