Halo Wars is a real-time strategy (RTS) video game developed by Ensemble Studios and published by Microsoft Game Studios for the Xbox 360 video game console. It was released in Japan and Australia on February 26, 2009, in Europe on February 27, and in North America on March 3. The game is set in the science fiction universe of the Halo series in the year 2531, 21 years before the events of Halo: Combat Evolved. The player leads human soldiers aboard the warship Spirit of Fire in an effort to stop an ancient fleet of ships from falling into the hands of the genocidal alien Covenant.

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Title Year
Halo: Combat Evolved part of Halo 2001
Halo 2 part of Halo 2004
Halo 3 part of Halo 2007
Halo Wars part of Halo 2009
Halo 3: ODST part of Halo 2009
Halo: Reach part of Halo 2010
Halo 4 part of Halo 2012
Halo 5: Guardians part of Halo 2015

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