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. 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. 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 for more information.

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Xbox One

Xbox One


  • Online multiplayer - 2 to 6 players
  • Online co-op

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    Mild Blood

    Mild Language

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Free - $2.99

Install on your home Xbox One console plus have access when you’re connected to your Microsoft account.

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V Loc530

Platform: Xbox

The real review

Let me start by saying I'm not a 343 or Halo fanboy so you can trust my review. It is better then the first one but in all fairness I paid $10 for the first 1 used and didn't play it this much. Now for a RTS its good takes me back to C&C days the campaign is decent an multi is fun. But blitz mode only has 1 map an I could see that mode turn into a pay to win very easy. The others modes are fun an fair just time seems after 30 min or so match is over either way longest I've played a match was 32min then around that time game desides winner if you both are still standing. Which was kinda a let down I'm all about getting to fight down to my last unit. So with that an my story play threw I experienced glitches like units not working properly to were I had to reset the level or find away around it is why I gave it 4 stars. Now this happened several times so I strongly recommend saving a lot. With the level restart would usually fix the problems. In all this is a really good RTS I enjoy it.

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Platform: Xbox

Build is unstable

Single player seems to work. Just had 3 games online lock up in a row. Currently unplayable online.

85 out of 148 people found this helpful.



PTA iZ TragiC

Platform: Xbox

Better than the original

I didn't like where the Halo games went after Reach and turned to Halo Wars instead. Halo Wars 2 took everything good from the original and only made it better!

324 out of 392 people found this helpful.




Platform: Xbox

Great Game

It is a great improvement from the original Halo Wars. it got everything that Halo Wars 1 got wrong and made them good.

26 out of 37 people found this helpful.




Platform: Xbox

its awesome, but i have an idea for the team multi mach

when all off your bases are destroyed your teammates can bring you back into the game by giving you a new base but they have to pay to build it and you have to pay as well but you have to pay twice as much for it to be built, and it has to be an Empty base spot, it can not be an Already Build base. or you can make it harder to bring a play back into the match. but this will give the team a better fighting chance or it can make them more Von roble.

76 out of 131 people found this helpful.




Great fun.

Even though it may be a "watered down RTS", Halo Wars 2 is still well crafted game, and it is obvious that a lot of care went into making it. I want to see this level of quality from 343 across all of their games. I also love that I can play it on both my Xbox One and my PC. Awesome idea. Great job!




Platform: Xbox

Good game a bit glitchy

First what I dont like I had glitches were units wouldnt move and where a cyclops flew through the air and sunk into the ground the story is also kind of short yes I know there is dlc but eventually it better be free. Second what I liked maps where diverse and were well designed the missions were fun and the multiplayer for the most parts work game mechanics are fun ,and the artillery on the hills

45 out of 62 people found this helpful.




Platform: Xbox


I love this game the campaign was awesome although I hate the cliff hanger and Atriox should have been it more.

28 out of 40 people found this helpful.



Thee Sour Cat

Platform: Xbox

solid RTS that feels smooth in controls and speed.

game needs in game currency to aquire blitz packs

9 out of 19 people found this helpful.




Platform: Xbox

Unplayable, no voices

my game has no voices besides the AI in the opening cutscene. I've uninstalled and reinstalled to no avail... 343 help me out

28 out of 68 people found this helpful.



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