X360 Monday, August 27, 2007 | 7:35 PM

Halo Wars gameplay video

Halo Wars gameplay video

Surprise, Microsoft just released a video of the Halo Wars E3 closed-doors demo, and here it comes. The 720p version is not available yet, but we'll keep you updated as soon as we find it.
Update: 720p version available.


Gameplay
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Gameplay demo
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Commented on 2007-08-27 18:56:38
Awesome thanks snoopers
Commented on 2007-08-27 19:05:06
kewl ta snoops
Commented on 2007-08-27 19:07:03
Appreciate it snoopers, hope this turns out as good as i anticipated.
Commented on 2007-08-27 19:08:36
Almost forgot this game. Thank you for the video.
Commented on 2007-08-27 19:17:01
Blim 720p ons halowars.com :)
Commented on 2007-08-27 19:18:34
Well I hate RTS, but this was got damn brilliant!
Makes me get Halo 3 now :P
Commented on 2007-08-27 19:37:12
wow, intensive for RTS
Commented on 2007-08-27 19:51:14
amazing!! And this is by the guys who made Age of Mythology :D Can't wait
Commented on 2007-08-27 19:55:26
wouldn't expect anything less coming from Ensemble Studios(Age of Empires II FTW!) That looked great!
Commented on 2007-08-27 20:28:05
wow looks amazing
Commented on 2007-08-27 21:04:30
I'm a little disappointed that the warthogs just sit in one place while they shoot at enemies. Somehow I was hoping for real AI, like some kind of real-time halo scenario builder. Watching marines fight the covenant in Halo CE was much more entertaining than this. I guess that was too much to hope for.
Commented on 2007-08-27 21:06:52
That MAC gun put the Scarab in its place :P.
Commented on 2007-08-27 21:08:49
looking good.
Commented on 2007-08-27 21:16:28
Geez what happened to the speedy downloads? Not even torrent is working.
Commented on 2007-08-27 21:21:46
Is this on Marketplace?
Commented on 2007-08-27 22:03:18
Awesome sound! I love how it sounds so "Halo"
Commented on 2007-08-27 22:09:10
i think this is far more impressive then halo 3 personally. considering its an RTS it looks STUNNING. sadly im not an RTS fan so this probably wont be anything more then a rental...if that...just a question, will you be able to play as the covenant? sort of like you could play as the bad guys in command and conquer?
Commented on 2007-08-27 22:13:55
Looks great and will be an automatic buy for me. I've been a fan of Ensemble's for years.

The only thing I don't like about RTS' is resource management. Building units in the middle of combat always seemed daffy to me. Growing and harvesting resources during combat is just plain annoying.

"Commander, we're ready to take this hill!"

"Can't do that son! I gotta protect my grain fields from the enemy! The hill will have to wait!"

"Sir, Alpha Squad needs reinforcements! They're being shot to shreds sir!"

"We haven't gathered enough nuts and berries to grow another squad son! Alpha Squad is gonna have to hold until the harvesters return!"

"Sir, Covenant forces are laughing at us!"

"They shouldn't be able to do that son! Laughing requires vortex crystals and a special incubator! If they're laughing at us there must be a bug in this level!"
Commented on 2007-08-28 00:03:54
graphics look NICE, still i`m sceptical about rts on consoles without kb + mouse :/
c&c didn`t really convince me (or lotr or that matter)
the stupid thing imho is that it would be NO problem to implement mouse+kb on todays consoles...
Commented on 2007-08-28 00:16:36
Game looks terrible
I say it because the only thing that makes this Halo is in appearance. Noone takes cover, squads just fight in the open.
It's just like every other RTS.
Graphics and physics are nice, but there is no originality, and AI looks terrible. Note the Warthog doing donuts for a good while.
Commented on 2007-08-28 00:21:19
Basically AOE 3 with Halo cosmetics
Commented on 2007-08-28 00:43:24
Game actually looks pretty cool.

Want to see a Spartan get made =P
Commented on 2007-08-28 01:19:43 In reply to Tinks
Posted by Tinks
Game looks terrible
I say it because the only thing that makes this Halo is in appearance. Noone takes cover, squads just fight in the open.
It's just like every other RTS.
It was always going to have standard RTS gameplay.
Posted by Optimusv2
Game actually looks pretty cool.

Want to see a Spartan get made =P
Omega Squad is set unit of Spartans I think. You won't be making any of them like you would a Warthog or a Scorpian.
Commented on 2007-08-28 01:47:43 In reply to Tinks
Posted by Tinks
Game looks terrible
I say it because the only thing that makes this Halo is in appearance. Noone takes cover, squads just fight in the open.
It's just like every other RTS.
Graphics and physics are nice, but there is no originality, and AI looks terrible. Note the Warthog doing donuts for a good while.
if i played an RTS and my troops constantly took cover without me telling them to would get me really angry. you're supposed to have complete control of your troops in rts games. if they have a mind of their own then you would constantly have to chase after the guys running away to cover and that would leave the guys who didnt run away out in the open without someone to tell them where to go leaving thoughs guys dead just because your guys had to take cover.

it really does look very good for an RTS. i liked that part at the end, looks great. a big concern though is how it plays on the 360. i always had trouble with RTS games on console, i hope this is easy.
Commented on 2007-08-28 04:29:38
wow , it takes a lot of bullets to kill elites and grunts , while in HALO 1 , 2 and 3 takes not much.
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