Halo Wars 2 Xbox One

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  • Summary: Halo Wars 2 is a strategy game packed with fast-paced action, massive battles, and an all-new Halo story. Developed by Creative Assembly, a SEGA company and the creators of the popular “Total War™” series, in partnership with 343 Industries.
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  1. Positive: 45 out of 53
  2. Negative: 0 out of 53
  1. Feb 16, 2017
    100
    I wholeheartedly urge you to check out Halo Wars 2, whether it’s with the release of the Ultimate Edition this week or the standard release next Tuesday. It’s packed with content on both the multiplayer and single-player side, all of which is fun to play. It also has a pretty fantastic story attached to it, incredible cutscenes, and an amazing soundtrack to boot. Ideally we won’t have to wait another 9 years for a Halo Wars 3.
  2. 90
    Halo Wars 2 isn't afraid to mess with the standard RTS formula, and it's a better game because of it. Simply put, this is one of the best reasons to own an Xbox One.
  3. Feb 16, 2017
    90
    One thing is for certain, though. Between Multiplayer, Blitz Mode, and Halo Wars 2's stellar 2-player co-op campaign, there's truly something for everyone in this wonderfully polished package. This is the best RTS on Xbox One today, by far. And it's a stunning entry in the Halo pantheon.
  4. Feb 16, 2017
    80
    In terms of a console RTS, Halo Wars 2 stands just about at the top. It’s easy for newcomers of the genre to pick up and play, but still has a enough meat and complexity for veterans to be satisfied. Because of how the campaign wraps things up, I truly hope it gets a sequel. But until then, Halo Wars 2 is definitely a quality exclusive to add to your Xbox One lineup.
  5. Feb 20, 2017
    80
    Halo Wars 2 is a very pleasant, fast and dynamic RTS that does everything very well. What's really important it the fact that 343 Industries' game works great as a console RTS. It's less complicated than its PC counterparts but represents the genre with pride and has no competition on Xbox One.
  6. Feb 16, 2017
    80
    Though the campaign might feel a bit short to RTS die-hards, it's a strong and enjoyable effort for the console audience. The clear paths to victory make it more manageable in short bursts too. The multiplayer offerings give Halo Wars 2 plenty of replayability, but Blitz mode needs more maps soon to make more of a lasting impression.
  7. Feb 16, 2017
    60
    Blitz mode aside, Halo Wars 2 sticks with a tried, tested and slightly tired RTS formula that's competent, but lacking in depth and originality.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 33
  2. Negative: 6 out of 33
  1. Feb 18, 2017
    10
    Great story, good controls, great graphics, brilliant online, rts done properly, if you liked the original, or just want to try rts, this isGreat story, good controls, great graphics, brilliant online, rts done properly, if you liked the original, or just want to try rts, this is the best on consoles Expand
  2. Feb 18, 2017
    10
    melhor rts do mercado, história épica no estilo clássico e acima de tudo é um grande prólogo para halo 6, se entendermos a proposta do jogo,melhor rts do mercado, história épica no estilo clássico e acima de tudo é um grande prólogo para halo 6, se entendermos a proposta do jogo, ele é espetacular Expand
  3. Feb 17, 2017
    10
    Halo Wars 2 is an excellent and long overdue return for the console RTS, doing everything that can be expected of a sequel. Bigger, better andHalo Wars 2 is an excellent and long overdue return for the console RTS, doing everything that can be expected of a sequel. Bigger, better and fresher, the Blitz mode is a welcome addition to an already solid package, and while fans of the mainline Halo games may find the transition too hard to bear, this is a worthy addition to any Xbox One owner’s collection. Expand
  4. Feb 18, 2017
    9
    Exactly what i loved from the first Halo wars. While some things are disappointing like the ending or some campaign missions i got a halo rtsExactly what i loved from the first Halo wars. While some things are disappointing like the ending or some campaign missions i got a halo rts with the characters i loved from the first one.

    Multiplayer is fun with each hero having unique abilities and units with several games to choose from. Some for practicing and some for testing how good you really are. Also blitz isnt paid to win! Gameplay can be fast or steady depending how you play the game with a hero or how the match is going in general. A lot of action though with small skirmishes and battles as you fight for bases and choke points/resources.

    I can say or myself and my friends as halo wars veterans this is the game we were hoping for as a RTS console and PC as well. The game us veterans have been asking for, for 8 years.
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  5. Feb 17, 2017
    8
    This game seems great so far. As a parent, it is perfectly rated and the ESRB actually did its job right. Halo Wars 2 contains blood graphicsThis game seems great so far. As a parent, it is perfectly rated and the ESRB actually did its job right. Halo Wars 2 contains blood graphics and language. However, there isn't much else. I'm not allowing my 13 year old to play it yet but when he is in high school he can have at it. 8/10 Expand
  6. Feb 19, 2017
    8
    single player story is good but I don't like the cliffhanger that is just as bad as halo 5. blitz mode is very fun but my first match thesingle player story is good but I don't like the cliffhanger that is just as bad as halo 5. blitz mode is very fun but my first match the enemy team managed to get scarabs way too quickly and me and my team mate didn't have a chance (Nerf Atriox or the scarab) . Expand
  7. Feb 20, 2017
    0
    A campaign that i enjoyed every step, It's gameplay is better than HW1, easy to learn, the multiplayer is a challenge against skilled people,A campaign that i enjoyed every step, It's gameplay is better than HW1, easy to learn, the multiplayer is a challenge against skilled people, blitz could be fun to many people as it was to me, i really liked this game, if people like rts you should try this one Expand

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