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Halo Wars 2 - Xbox One

Model: GV5-00001SKU: 5322000

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Rating 4.4 out of 5 stars with 421 reviews

89%
would recommend to a friend

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Game

    Posted
    Mike23
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    Great addition to the Halo Series, easy purchase for any Halo fan

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Stuck

    Posted
    Twix
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    Thought this game would be easy to play, boy was I mistaken beem stuck on the same chapter since I purchased it however its still exciting

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great game

    Posted
    Quen
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    Great quality and graphics with easy to use controls

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    easy buy

    Posted
    Bcoll13
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    best buy had the game right up front and no reservation was needed.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good gameplay, but watered down campaign

    Posted
    David
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    Easy to play especially if you're used to Real Time Strategy games, gameplay was fun, but the campaign was a little watered down compared to the first one.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Nice RTS

    Posted
    Bcohen
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    Very easy campaign and fun online modes decent story

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Fun game easy to learn

    Posted
    Maverick
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    Same idea as the last with newer items and upgrades. Fun game!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Game

    Posted
    Webhead61
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    Best Buy had the best price in town. Easy order and pickup process. Friendly customer service!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Just like the first halo wars

    Posted
    Logan
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    If you liked the first halo wars, you will like halo wars 2. Same style as Starcraft, but utilizing the halo franchise. Over all the controls are easy to learn and the leader skills are a nice addition.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Amazing

    Posted
    Pizzoke
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    The game is awesome. Easy to play and navigate. Challenging

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Console RTS

    Posted
    Malakith
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    I am a lapsed RTS fan, I found the controls to be intuitive and easy to quickly complete objectives. I am a long time Halo fan, having enjoyed all the games from the launch of the original Xbox. The Halo universe is interesting having read several of the books, this is a nice expansion of the story surrounding the events of Halo 4.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good console RTS

    Posted
    omendt
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    Halo wars on XBOX 360 was a good, simple, and easy to learn RTS. This game builds on this and adds the speed and graphics for a game like this. I am not a fan of RTS games, but I must say this is well done.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great RTS for a console

    Posted
    John
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    I'd been having serious RTS itches and couldn't find anything on Xbox One to scratch that itch. Well I saw Halo Wars 2 and decided to give it a shot since the first was actually pretty decent. So far I've been experiencing a very interesting story in the campaign and being challenged by the difficulty settings. It's by no means a great RTS but it's by all means an amazing console RTS.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good Game

    Posted
    Zach
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    Great game. Easy to play. Good cinematics. Storyline could advance a little further.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Amazing game

    Posted
    Oscar85Cedeno
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    My very first RTS ( Real Time Strategy ) game was Halo Wars. I went into that game not knowing anything about it, and not even knowing if I would like it at all, but as it turns out I absolutely LOVED it. So Halo Wars 2 was a no brainer to me, it was a day one buy. If you know what an RTS is and have experience in this genre of games then you know what to expect here. Base building, troop development, land and air, vehicle & armor , weapon development etc etc etc............ then of course moving troops and etc from one place to the other to complete the objectives of the game . Sounds simple and boring? LOL, it's not, you will have multiple things happening at once, not all the time but it will happen, you may have troops engaging a target and more somewhere else engaging some enemy somewhere else and then your base comes under attack and you have to mange what is happening there as well. . Don't think this will be to much to handle for you, the game is set up in a way that you can quickly move from one engagement to the other very very quickly and seamlessly. Most RTS games will be found on PC, and few have been developed for Console, but the way the game has been tailored for controller control instead of mouse and keyboard it's absolutely outstanding. the controls are simple and easy to remember and understand, allowing quick response for what ever situation you find yourself in during the game. Story - The Game begins as the crew from The Spirit of Fire awaken from cryo sleep due to a distress signal from an instillation called the ARK. Upon deploying a Spartan team to the Ark to investigate the signal, the team encounters the Atriox, a Brute that has risen through the trials of war to become the most brutal and fierce leader of a rebel covenant faction. It is now up to you to stop this terrible threat and save the galaxy and the human race. . This game will also impact the Halo 6 story line, which is very interesting because the original Halo Wars had no impact at all on the games that came after it. I love this idea and upon playing the upcoming Halo 6 title I will remember and be able to reflect on what happened during Halo Wars 2, and why the things happening in Halo 6 are happening . Halo Wars was a game that was set in the Halo universe but had nothing to do with the main line Halo titles and the Master Chief, and that's not the case with this game and the upcoming Halo 6 main line installment. . What a great idea, I absolutely love it and absolutely cannot wait for the inevitable Halo 6 release in 2018. Graphics - Absolutely gorgeous, detail everywhere, you know you are playing a Halo game, there is no doubt. The cut scenes are absolutely AMAZING, and the original Halo Wars was no slouch in this department either, but DANG they are beautiful in this title, and just help immerse you into this game and the Halo universe. Voice Acting - The cast in this game are top notch as you would expect from a AAA game release. There are a few characters throughout the campaign that are better than others, but that's to be expected just like any other game or movie, but over all the voice acting is exceptional to further your game immersion. Sound - If you have played past main line Halo titles you will be right at home here, from the sounds of gunfire to the pop of plasma grenades, it's all here. The Scorpion tanks, Warthogs and all Covenant vehicles sound absolutely great and just like they should and are definitely what you remember. Also just like all Halo titles this entry has an excellent orchestral sound track that's just puts you into the Halo universe and keeps you there, simply amazing. . Conclusion - This is an AMAZING title for everyone not just the Halo fan base, there is just so much fun to be had here. In my opinion this game is well worth the purchase price, and I urge everyone to pick it up. Solid 5 out of 5

    I would recommend this to a friend