Halo Wars Historic Battle Map Packby Adam Dileva
Halo Wars may not even be 6 months old yet, but now the first map pack is available for download to prolong the shelf life of this popular RTS. For 800 Microsoft points, you will get 4 new maps; each with their own style and feel yet nothing drastically new enough to bring back the initial excitement the game had.
The first map is called Barrens and is a 1 vs 1 map that has each team starting with a base in opposite corners of the map as they fight for control towards the middle for the advantage. The overview of the map looks like an “S” and there are many narrow paths that funnel you or your enemies into waiting ambushes.
The next map is Blood River which is also a smaller 1 vs 1 map. That has a higher and lower terrain connected by a natural bridge on the left and an energy bridge on the right. The bridges make significant checkpoints as you work your way over to the other side of the map.