Welcome to our showcase of the hottest tech for 2008 – are you ready for the future?
Finally, a game for Halo players who, in the middle of a frenzied firefight, have your Master Chief hunker down behind a tree and consider the whys and wherefores of this conflict.
Halo Wars is a real-time strategy game that pre-dates all three of the Halo first-person-shooters. Taking command of UNSC men and machines, you experience, and hopefully survive, first contact with the Covenant.
This should give your future Master Chief motivation for his FPS antics, while also showing how a strategy game can be properly designed for the Xbox and its controller.
On sale: 2008