Halo Wars is seen as something of a disappointment to many but it is, nonetheless, a fun strategic look at the Halo universe with a good storyline and a nice variety of missions. The limited edition usually sells for well over £30 (the next cheapest retailer is Amazon, who are selling it for £33.97) so Shop To are offering a genuine bargain here.
In addition to the game itself, this limited edition comes with the following: 3 new Halo 3 multiplayer maps; "Assembly", "Orbital" and "Sandbox", graphic novel Halo Wars: Genesis, unique in-game vehicle, "Honor Guard Wraith", Six Leader Cards and a Spirit of Fire patch, allowing you to start the game as a member of the Spirit of Fire crew and it is, of course, all beautifully presented in a special extra-shiny case.
The action takes place during the year 2531; 21 years before the start of the original Halo: Combat Evolved. UNSC warship Spirit of Fire is sent to the decimated planet Harvest to find out what the Covenant are up to there. The investigations lead the crew to discover an ancient artifact, the secret of which eventually leads to an all-out war.
As Real Time Strategy games go, Halo Wars definitely feels a bit slim line; being a tad simplistic and over all too quickly with disappointingly few multiplayer options to flesh it out. However it is none the less enjoyable for it and the title sports plenty of positive features. The story is engaging and entertaining and it is well presented, with particularly impressive CG cutscenes. There is a nice variety of missions and a nice control scheme. If you are a fan of the series then you should enjoy the game even if it's not quite the epic strategising you may have hoped for.
Thanks to Ben Woodcock for pointing me towards the deal!