Despite being an RTS game made for a console, Halo Wars succeeds where most others have failed. While the game is missing just a few elements that could have really launched it onto another level, Ensemble Studios really poured their hearts and souls into this game and it's evident. The game is setup as a rock-paper-scissors format and there are still a few things that feel a bit unbalanced and could use an adjustment. The variety of missions, skirmish options, co-op, collectibles, and excellent achievements add to create a high level of re-playability. Halo Wars is not perfect, but it is a worthy addition to the Halo universe.