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  • Summary: Lead Spartans, Warthogs and other classic Halo fighting forces in a brutal war against a terrifying new enemy on the biggest Halo battlefield ever.- All-new, Action-packed Story – The heroes of Halo Wars return to find themselves - and the galaxy - in more danger than ever. Following theLead Spartans, Warthogs and other classic Halo fighting forces in a brutal war against a terrifying new enemy on the biggest Halo battlefield ever.- All-new, Action-packed Story – The heroes of Halo Wars return to find themselves - and the galaxy - in more danger than ever. Following the events of Halo 5, the all-new story is told in action-packed missions set on the legendary Halo destination known as the Ark. Players will strategically command overwhelming firepower in large-scale battles against a terrifying threat facing the UNSC and all of humanity.- Build Your Halo Army – Construct your bases, prepare your vehicles and amass your troops. Lead them into huge battles that span across alien environments in a vast collection of campaign and multiplayer maps.- Multiplayer Warfare – Play with or against your friends and the Xbox Live community in up to 3v3 matches. All-new units with explosive firepower, Leaders with special abilities that help to turn the tide in battle and thrilling multiplayer modes are at your fingertips as you wage war on a variety of maps.- Blitz: Instant Command – Blitz is an entirely new way to experience Halo Wars and real-time strategy gameplay. Combining tactical combat with card-based strategy, your deck is your army in Blitz as you build collections of powerful Halo vehicles and troops and command those units in fast-action matches online or solo against waves of enemies. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 21
  2. Negative: 1 out of 21
  1. Feb 20, 2017
    90
    Halo Wars 2 is the sequel that no-one really asked for, but is a surprisingly solid traditional base-building RTS, and is finally on a platform suited for the genre. The campaign is a little lacking, but several different multiplayer modes and the promise of "six months of regular updates" make up for it.
  2. Feb 22, 2017
    81
    Superior to its predecessor in every way. Amazing cutscenes, a fun (yet very short) campaign, lots of fan service and decent multiplayer come together in a robust RTS package. Due to its lack of depth and content, it probably won't win the hearts of many C&C or Starcraft 2 veterans, but at the same time it presents a great entry point for newcomers to the genre.
  3. Feb 17, 2017
    80
    Halo Wars 2 is a fun strategy game with epic action moments and addictive multiplayer, but its gameplay is not very complex and feels a bit limited.
  4. Game World Navigator Magazine
    Mar 24, 2017
    74
    Today’s strategy market is dominated by grand-scale games, like Ashes of the Singularity or Total War series. Compared to them, Halo Wars 2 feels like an echo of the glorious RTS past: small cozy bases, tiny unit limit, heavy focus on story in single-player and APM – in multiplayer. [Issue#218, p.54]
  5. Feb 23, 2017
    70
    Halo Wars 2 is a good RTS for those who wants to discover the genre, but for old-timers, it is still too classic and lacks depth.
  6. Feb 21, 2017
    70
    A bombastic but simplified RTS with great set-pieces and interesting new ideas in Blitz mode, but a lack of depth that'll shorten its longevity with PC players.
  7. Jun 8, 2017
    40
    Look, there is nothing wrong with Halo Wars 2... as a bonus game that comes free with Halo 6 or whatever. But as a premium, full-priced title? No. No, we deserve more than this. A franchise like Halo, with its rich fictional universe, its cool unit design, its super-clear mix of human and alien factions, deserves more than this.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 21
  2. Negative: 4 out of 21
  1. Apr 16, 2018
    10
    Nothing revolutionary, but worthy of any strategy fan's attention, and a must for Halo devotees.
  2. Mar 20, 2017
    10
    Epic Game, juego épico tiene un gran potencial y sabe unir y cruzar la historia de Halo, Un rts maravilloso tanto en pc y consola, mecánicasEpic Game, juego épico tiene un gran potencial y sabe unir y cruzar la historia de Halo, Un rts maravilloso tanto en pc y consola, mecánicas refinadas y un gran control de manejo, además un sonido exquisito y una gran dirección artística.. Lo malo es que mucha mierda de fansboy de sony que jamás van o tocaran el juego se atreven a puntuarlo sólo porque de Xbox ya lo mal puntúan, además están paginas vendidas a sony le darán mala nota. Expand
  3. Feb 21, 2017
    10
    Прошел на одном дыхании. 1ю часть проходил еще на 360м, как я обрадовался когда запустил ее на ПК. 2я часть серии стала намного лучше. ОжидалПрошел на одном дыхании. 1ю часть проходил еще на 360м, как я обрадовался когда запустил ее на ПК. 2я часть серии стала намного лучше. Ожидал худшего... С жанром РТС в последнее время все очень плохо, Но Halo Wars 2 мастхэв к покупке! За 2 600 получить 1ю и 2ю часть+сизн пасс и копии на хуан. Вообще ништяк. 10 Логвиновых из 10, а то и 11, и даже 12, игра года, и.т.д. Expand
  4. Feb 22, 2017
    8
    I was very skeptical to buy this game as I always tend to choose good games due to the limited time I have to do so. Anyway, I did and I haveI was very skeptical to buy this game as I always tend to choose good games due to the limited time I have to do so. Anyway, I did and I have been positively surprised.
    I read many bad reviews regarding connection problems. I am happy to say that I have no suffered of that, thankfully and I have enjoyed it a lot. I have just finished one campaign and the rest of my time I have been dueling on-line. I have had a lot of fun with this game. I never write reviews but I thought this game deserved a little of my time to make justice of it
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  5. Feb 22, 2017
    7
    The campaign, while not as downright awful as Halo 5 (It would take a special kind of terrible to be worse than that game), is still mediocreThe campaign, while not as downright awful as Halo 5 (It would take a special kind of terrible to be worse than that game), is still mediocre at best. The story asks a few questions, but answers none. The plot is simple and somewhat unengaging, and the antagonists have about a minute of screentime and development. The Banished and their leader were described to us as being cunning and ruthless, yet none of that is ever shown in the game.

    The gameplay is fun though, and I'm enjoying the variety that multiplayer has to offer. On that side of things, Halo Wars 2 really builds on what made the first game so great, and offers a solid experience. That being said, the PC port is very poor. The UI is clearly not optimized for a mouse and keyboard, and the controls don't work very well. Unlike many modern RTS games, Halo Wars 2 is clunky and not always obvious to play.

    If anything, this is the final nail in the coffin for me, and I think I'm done with the Halo franchise. While Creative Assembly are technically the developers here, 343 Industries was clearly calling the shots here with everything else. Once again, 343 Industries shows to us that they do not know how to handle Bungie's legacy, and are more interested in making a quick buck than to give fans a quality game. It's sad, Halo went from being my absolute favourite franchise to some low quality generic series that fails to stand out. Halo Wars 2 is just the latest victim of 343 Industries's incompetence.
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  6. Nov 5, 2017
    7
    An rts that almost saw light of the classics....

    positive + campaign not amazing but still very good + some nice rts elements + cool
    An rts that almost saw light of the classics....

    positive

    + campaign not amazing but still very good
    + some nice rts elements
    + cool units
    + the halo feeling
    + story is good ( compared to today's rts games)
    negative
    - micromanagement
    - short campaign
    - bad ending
    best rts in months but not an rts like starcraft or c&q so if you like rts games or halo then its a good reason to open your wallet ( be warned for pretty short campaign )
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  7. Jun 13, 2019
    0
    Que porquería de juego ni siquiera lo pude jugar porque me obligaba a cambiarme a windows 10 un so que no me gusta no, es basura eh jugadoQue porquería de juego ni siquiera lo pude jugar porque me obligaba a cambiarme a windows 10 un so que no me gusta no, es basura eh jugado juegos con mejores gráficos que no me pedían tanta basura. Expand

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