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Halo Wars 2

Creative Assembly, 343 Industries, Microsoft Game Studios
Feb 21, 2017 - Xbox One, PC, Xbox Series X/S
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OpenCritic Rating

79

Top Critic Average

71%

Critics Recommend

IGN
7 / 10
PC Gamer
65 / 100
Eurogamer
No Recommendation
Metro GameCentral
8 / 10
GamesRadar+
3 / 5
Game Informer
7.8 / 10
Polygon
8 / 10
GameSpot
6 / 10
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Critic Reviews for Halo Wars 2

Halo Wars 2 will scratch a real-time strategy itch and give you a dose of Halo-Universe flavor with a decent story, but it won't go much deeper than that. A run-of-the-mill campaign, controls that hamper micromanagement, conspicuous bugs, and multiplayer that relies on luck limit its long-term appeal, but its fast and flashy action makes it fun for a while.

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Halo Wars 2's cutscenes are pretty, but the controls remains too console-focused for PC and the strategy is a little thin.

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Eurogamer

No Recommendation / Blank
Christopher Bratt

Halo Wars 2 proves once again that an RTS can work on a controller, but that aside there's little to get excited about here.

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Metro GameCentral

GameCentral
8 / 10
Metro GameCentral

Easily the best real-time strategy on a console, and a fast-paced, accessible wargame that every Xbox owner should try and experience.

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Blitz mode aside, Halo Wars 2 sticks with a tried, tested and slightly tired RTS formula that's competent, but lacking in depth and originality.

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Halo Wars 2's story is engrossing and the battles are fun, but the mission design follows a predictable pattern

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Halo Wars 2 can't stick its landing, but it remains accessible without feeling dumbed down

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Halo Wars 2 is an RTS game for Halo fans with stripped-down strategy elements and limited lasting appeal.

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