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Supports Xbox Play Anywhere: yours to play on both Xbox One and Windows 10 PC at no additional cost. Halo Wars 2: Ultimate Edition includes early access to the full game on February 17, 2017; early access to Halo Wars: Definitive Edition beginning December 20, 2016*; and the Halo Wars 2 Season Pass. 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: -Halo Wars 2 – Early Access Play Halo Wars 2 four days early -Halo Wars 2 Season Pass - 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 - 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. FEATURING: - 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. *Pre-order the Halo Wars 2: Ultimate Edition and receive Halo Wars: Definitive Edition. The codes for Halo Wars: Definitive Edition will be delivered to your Xbox message center in 7-10 days from pre-order, beginning December 20, 2016. Redeem your code on Xbox One, Xbox.com or the Xbox App on Windows 10. For more information on how to redeem codes, visit Xbox.com/howtoredeem-console. ©2016 Microsoft Corporation. Your Halo Wars 2 pre-order includes the Halo Wars 2 – Digital Pre-order Bonus Pack for use in Halo 5: Guardians. To receive your pre-order bonus search for “Halo Wars 2 – Digital Pre-order Bonus Pack” on the Xbox Store and download from the details page. *Online multiplayer features require Xbox Live Gold membership (sold separately).

Available on

Xbox One

Xbox One

Capabilities

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

Additional info

Published by
Microsoft Studios


  • Age rating
  • Entertainment Software Rating Board

    Teen

    May contain content inappropriate for children. Visit ESRB.org for rating information.

    Violence

    Mild Blood

    Mild Language


In-app purchases
Free - $5.99


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


Additional terms
Xbox Live code of conduct



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Rating:3/5

2/26/2017

Ben

Great game, but same problems as HW1...

Great game, really, they outdid themselves. However the reason i am even making this comment is because you should be warned, the same exact problems from halo wars 1 are back. Game crashes on both platforms 8/10 games (no joke), the frame rate drops down to 0.5 and often 0 for roughly 2-3 minutes if it doesn't just crash, early game rushing without any way to retaliate is back and better than ever since they don't handicap themselves doing it anymore. HOWEVER!!! If you are lucky enough to play a game without disconnecting, it is a blast and very well executed, the people complaining about there "Being too much going on at the same time" have never played RTS games before and hate that they lost. Simple controls (for Xbox and PC) and I love how its a "Play anywhere" game seeing as though I game on both platforms. Thank you 343, but please, fix these problems, HW1 NEVER seen any improvements even after years after release.

Rating:5/5

2/20/2017

Frost XCII

Platform: Xbox

Amazing!!

This game is beautiful and very enjoyable!

Rating:3/5

2/19/2017

Sandy

Good game but has some issues

This is my first RTS game i've played and I'm really enjoying. Multiplayer is so much fun even though I'm not very good at it, blitz in particular is my favorite part about the game it's much more accessible than deathmatch or the other multiplayer modes. Another good thing about blitz is the way the card packs work, it doesn't feel so much as a pay to win system such as cod or madden or other games with in game purchases, although it does help to get more packs because instead of getting doubles and them being a waste they level up that item instead the more you get. The cut scenes and story are spectacular, and campaign was a lot of fun but... it felt like half a campaign where the rest will either be on dlc or in the next game, either way i found the ending very annoying. I also do not have the definitive edition of the first halo wars even though it says its downloaded i have no access to it

One person found this helpful.

Rating:5/5

2/18/2017

Infinity5quad

Platform: Xbox

HW2-My new favorite game!

Amazing. Highly recommend it. I can already see a number of improvements from the old one. The graphics are wonderful and the storyline is pretty great too. The new Blitz mode is fun and engaging and the campaign is better than the old one(although it does take longer to play, in my opinion.) The early access is nice, and the addition of Sgt. Forge is a nice touch. I have been looking forward to this game since it was announced, and I have been thoroughly pleased. Good job once again 343!

22 out of 23 people found this helpful.

Rating:5/5

2/18/2017

Ezio Lacascio

Platform: Xbox

I LOVE IT

The campain is wonderful and has the best cutsceens. The multiplayer is fun and addicting. As a extreme halo fan I cant complain.

11 out of 11 people found this helpful.

Rating:4/5

2/19/2017

skyegirl23

Platform: Xbox

great game for any halo fan

very fun game modes and amazing visuals are outstanding on both the pc and xbox1. the campaign is 10+ hrs long and adds alot of lore to the halo universe (great replay value). however, upon lauch the game crashes (ALOT) n there r other minor gliches.also be aware that blitz mode is pay to win( but its the only mode that has pesky microtransactions). despite these issues at launch, the game is a ton of fun'

14 out of 14 people found this helpful.

Rating:4/5

2/20/2017

wrinklygrandpa5

Platform: Xbox

Good game. legendary isn't hard enough.

Great sequel to hw. My only issue is that legendary difficulty isnt a challenge compared to hw1.

One person found this helpful.

Rating:3/5

2/21/2017

Ca11 Me Kiwi

Platform: Xbox

Average Campain

I went into this game hoping for a compelling halo story. Halo 4 was ok, but the last great storytelling was in Reach. It feels like half the story was justed ripped out throughout. Characters just seem to know stuff and feel certain way without any explanation; its really frustraiting. On the bright side, the missions themselves are well desined, imersive, and fun to play. I just want a halo story that really leaves an impression on the halo universe.

Rating:5/5

2/20/2017

Charles Mackey

Platform: Xbox

Awesome Sequel

Starts off a little slow, but stick with it, it gets better. Amazing cinematics, wish there had been more. Can't wait for more Halo!!!

Rating:5/5

2/18/2017

Rythmic Ignis

Platform: Xbox

Ready for the Sequel

Nice additive to the Halo story boards, can't wait to see what happens next. for those who like RTS games, easy to pick up with out being too lost. Adding Blitz in was a bit of a gamble but turned out to be very interesting to play.

16 out of 18 people found this helpful.

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