Halo Wars 2: Ultimate Edition

Halo Wars 2: Ultimate Edition

Microsoft Studios



Supports Xbox Play Anywhere: yours to play on both Xbox One and Windows 10 PC at no additional cost. Real-time strategy makes an explosive return to the Halo universe in Halo Wars 2. Lead Spartans, Warthogs and other classic Halo fighting forces in a brutal war against a terrifying new enemy on the biggest Halo battlefield ever. The Halo Wars 2: Ultimate Edition includes the Halo Wars 2: Season Pass and Halo Wars: Definitive Edition. Grow your war chest with the Halo Wars 2: Season Pass. The Season Pass delivers regular updates that span more than six months, including: New Leaders with abilities that change the course of multiplayer matches, new Units that add to your multiplayer arsenal, new Blitz cards to collect and take into battle, and new campaign missions that expand the Halo Wars 2 story. Halo Wars: Definitive Edition is an enhanced version of the real-time strategy classic, Halo Wars, updated to run natively on Xbox One and Windows 10. Halo Wars: Definitive Edition includes improved graphics, new achievements and all of the DLC created for the landmark real-time strategy game. Halo Wars 2 details: 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. Vehicles and troops with explosive firepower, Leaders with special abilities 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. ©2017 Microsoft Corporation. Online multiplayer features require Xbox Live Gold membership (sold separately). PHOTOSENSITIVITY SEIZURE WARNING: A very small percentage of people may experience a seizure when exposed to certain visual images, including flashing lights or patterns that may appear in video games. Visit Xbox.com for more information.

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Xbox One

Xbox One


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  • Online multiplayer (2-6)
  • Online co-op

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Solid RTS wtih a few standout features

I really liked the first Halo Wars, so I was quick to jump in with Halo Wars 2. I don't think this sequel is as good from a story standpoint as the first game, but there's enough gameplay depth to enjoy it. As with any RTS, the real fun happens when you compete against other players to see who can build the better army and counter the best. With a significantly-expanded Leader Powers tool and several leaders with somewhat unique skill sets, Halo Wars 2's RTS experience is a little more involved and variable than your typical Age of Empires or Starcraft game. It's not perfect, and I'm sad the narrative didn't end up being as epic and engaging as the first, but that doesn't deter me from playing Halo Wars 2. If you like Halo or you like RTS games, give this a try.

78 out of 81 people found this helpful.

Awakening not part of the season pass.

Yes I understand you guys have jobs & need to be paid but its not right that people who own the season pass have to pay more. There are people including myself who spent $90 on the ultimate edition & now with Awakening the nightmare DLC it costs $20 even to season pass owners. If we pay for the new DLC we'll be spending $110 which isn't right because the whole point of a season pass is to give all new content free to the people who paid more. There's a new edition you guys released for Halo Wars 2: Complete Edition that costs $60. the HW2:CE has all the DLCs including awakening again its only $60. It's not fair that people who by HW2:CE will only be paying approximately half of what people who bought HW2:UE & Awakening DLC have & will be paying for. $110 to $60, that's not right to the community who support u guys. You're slapping us in the face & not caring. You guys don't need people who paid $90 to pay an extra $20 since a new edition was released for only $60 with EVERY DLC.

201 out of 219 people found this helpful.

Incomplete Session pass

I pre-ordered the ultimate edition so i would get all the DLCs and now i have to pay for the newest story DLC It's a total rip off!

113 out of 122 people found this helpful.

Absolutely stunning

343 really didn't do so well with Halo 5. But with this game they've showed that they're listening to fans. HW2 is a beautifully clever mix of the old and new art styles, improved mechanics from the first Halo Wars, and a COMPLETELY new enemy. If you have the money, definitely grab this version. The only reason I'm rating 4 is a few small UI and graphical bugs.

188 out of 211 people found this helpful.

Season pass bait & switch should be illegal!

The game game is great but what they did with season pass should be illegal! People buy season pass expecting all dlc. So like everyone else preordered Ultimate Ed expecting the complete package. Got nothing but leaders and 2 small missions. Then release a real expansion and exclude it from pass. Now theres a "complete" edition...... 343 definitely misled the public with this tactic. At very least Complete should have been available from beginning. Shoot.....all the dlc from Halo 5 was free!!! I know Bungie used to make Halo games.... but you guys didnt have to pull a Destiny and let greed completely take over. I will definitely never preorder another 343 game. And with these tactics may have to refrain picking them up til years after release, if ever..... Signed, #HaloFanSinceCombatEvolved

83 out of 92 people found this helpful.

As a RTS Fan I know how Hard it is to even find a...

Decent 1 on a Console so its Tough being to Critical. I've been enjoying HW:2 since I got it last Month. Luv the Unique Leader Specific Units and Powers, the Graphics are Great but noticed a Slow Down or even Game Crash when playing a Multiplayer Game & to many Units are Fighting it out On Screen but sure it'll b resolved. Played 50 BLITZ Matches b4 trying the Campaign which has been fun but sense it could be Longer. The A.I. is tough but that's Mainly due to this Games #1 DRAWBACK, how tough it is getting Units bth Grouped into Squads & sending them out. Still, Im Enjoying HWARS:2 and Hope 4 some Great DLC in the future.

31 out of 33 people found this helpful.

2nd Update. Swindlers and Thieving Trash 343

I used to like this game... paid the 80 dollars for the deluxe edition. What Deluxe Edition you ask the one they deleted from the store and replaced with the "complete" version... for 60 with everything included. Including Awakening the Nightmare. So I pre ordered it and 343 just screwed us over so if you bought it when it came out well to bad your screwed. I will never buy your crap for this 343, you've lost this customer.

225 out of 263 people found this helpful.

Cash Grab

All the ultimate edition with the seasons pass got you was some characters and useless maps. If you waited 7 months for the "complete edition" you would have saved yourself roughly $40 and get this new paid DLC, which they had made seem would have been covered in the seasons pass months ago.

159 out of 189 people found this helpful.

Update BUG

The game has an update that freezes at 8.3 gigs. I can no longer play the game

114 out of 135 people found this helpful.

Unplayable and a Cash Grab

I use to love this game but for the past month or so I havent been able to play it, update it or even uninstall it. And on top of that I just recently found out that even though I bought the Ultimate Edition which supposedly would give me ALL content they just recently got rid of that version of the game and are charging $20 for a DLC that should be in the season pass, or $60 for a truly "complete" game. I wont be paying any more on this game, I just hope the next Halo isnt like this and is more like how they did Halo 5 dlc.

25 out of 27 people found this helpful.

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