Some limited editions suck. They'll come with a breakfast cereal figurine and maybe a glossy screenshot or a limp pamphlet of concept art and weigh in at £60. Not this one! Spartan tacticians your time has come, as you can now pick up the Limited Edition version of Halo Wars for just £12.99 from Play at the moment, which is cheaper than anybody else by nearly £20!
For that small amount of change, you'll net yourself the game in a special steelbook case, three maps from the Mythic pack for Halo 3, a graphic novel telling the tale of the first battle against the Covenant, a unique in-game vehicle, six glossy leader profile cards and a 'Spirit of Fire' embroidery patch so you can be the coolest kid on the block. Don't even try to pretend that you don't want one.
Let's be honest here, this is a bit light on the whole strategy thing. You won't find an enormous amount of tactical depth here and hardcore genre fans will walk away disappointed. However, this is an RTS designed from the ground up for a console, to work on a console, and by and large it proves successful. Fans of the Halo series will love this addition to the franchise, offering a new spin on things from a wholly different perspective. It might not be quite as expansive as a C+C game, but there's more than enough here to provide a few hours of genuinely good fun.
Thanks to goonertillidie at HUKD