Game Over writes: "It's a little sad, really, knowing that Halo Wars is Ensemble Studios' last project. It just goes to show how much confidence Microsoft has in the development studio, handing the creators of Age of Empires and Age of Mythology the keys to one of their most prized franchises. The final task at hand is a challenging one for the real-time strategy specialists: to create a game that will not only engage strategy purists as they're introduced to the Halo universe, but also appeal to the millions of trigger happy Halo fans who might not ever have played a game in the genre before. Will everyone go home happy? Let's find out."