Halo Wars Review

Halo Wars is a 2009 science fiction real-time strategy video game developed by Ensemble Studios, published by Microsoft Game Studios.  Released for the Xbox 360, Xbox One, and Microsoft Windows the plot is set 21 years before the events of Halo: Combat Evolved, human soldiers aboard the warship Spirit of Fire wage war against a collection of genocidal aliens, the Covenant, in an effort to stop an ancient fleet of ships from falling into their hands. Positives: Challenging gameplay Good score Good story Extensive campaign Good visuals Fun game modes…

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Halo 3 Review

Halo 3 is a 2007 science fiction first person shooter action video game developed by Bungie, published by Microsoft Game Studios.  It is the third installment in the Halo franchise, released for the Xbox 360 and Xbox One.  The story centers on a cybernetically enhanced supersoldier, Master Chief, an alien warrior, Arbiter, and the combined human UNSC and elite forces as they wage war against the Covenant who have found the Ark and seek to activate all of the Halo rings. Positives: Great soundtrack Competitive multiplayer Extensive campaign Great characters…

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Halo: Reach Review

Halo: Reach is a 2010 science fiction first-person shooter action video game developed by Bungie, published by Microsoft Game Studios.  Serving as a prequel to Halo: Combat Evolved and released for the Xbox 360 and Xbox One, the story follows a group of Spartans known as Noble Team, who are deployed to the human world known as Reach which is under attack by a collection of aliens known as the Covenant. Positives: Great characters with personality Great voice performances Great visual effects Engaging story Great score Challenging gameplay Negatives: Linear campaign…

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Gears of War 2 Review

Gears of War 2 is a 2008 military science fiction third-person shooter video game developed by Epic Games and published by Microsoft Game Studios for the Xbox 360.  It serves as the second installment in the Gears of War franchise and follows Sergeant Marcus Fenix as he leads Delta Squad into the depths of the planet to try to stop the Locust during the assault upon Locust territory known as the Hollow. Positives: Competitive multiplayer Compelling story Extensive campaign Great characters Good soundtrack Great voice performances Exciting gameplay Good graphics…

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Gears of War Review

Gears of War is a 2006 military science fiction third-person shooter video game developed by Epic Games and The Coalition, published by Microsoft Game Studios released for the Xbox 360, Xbox One, and Microsoft Windows.  It is the first installment of the Gears of War series and set on the fictional planet Sera, focuses on a soldier named Marcus Fenix and the troops of Delta Squad as they attempt to save the remaining human inhabitants from a genocidal subterranean race known as the Locust Horde. Positives: Great story Great score…

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