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Halo Wars: Definitive Edition

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General Information

Available on:Xbox OneDec 19, 2016
PCDec 19, 2016
Xbox Series X/SNov 10, 2020

Publisher: Microsoft Game Studios

Genre: Real-Time Strategy

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. Set early in the iconic war between the Covenant and UNSC - made famous by theHalo FPS games - Halo Wars: Definitive Edition provides a unique angle on the war while bringing new heroes to the battlefield. Control large Halo armies and direct them in action-packed warfare. Halo Wars: Definitive Edition includes improved graphics, new achievements and all the DLC from the landmark game.

Halo Wars: Definitive Edition Critic Reviews

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Halo Wars: Definitive Edition acts as a good remaster of what has shown itself to be a game that stands the test of time fairly well. Still inhibited by restrictions implemented due to its Xbox 360 origins, it still manages to be fairly enjoyable and look pretty decent while doing it. While technically in early access until release alongside Halo Wars 2, the game desperately needs these limitations removing to allow it to stand on its own as both a decent Xbox One and PC release.

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To this day Halo Wars remains the most accessible RTS game to have ever been released on a console, and while it may lack the depth of some of its PC brethren, as an introduction to the genre it is still at the top of its class. The addition of playing it on PC is a welcome inclusion and something for which many people have been asking since the game was originally released in 2009.

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The game is still fun and intense, just like it was in the past, and It�s equipped with a good graphic restyling. A perfect way to wait for the release of Halo Wars 2.

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Halo Wars: Definitive Edition is the return of one of the best games of the last generation. It learned to win a loyal community and shows us that the RTS genre on consoles is possible. It also works on Play Anywhere.

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7 / 10.0
You would never think of Halo and real-time strategy, the two might not mix all that well. Halo Wars was a huge deal when it was first released as it was a huge risk. It was the first time anyone but Bungie touched the Halo franchise and many were skeptical. To my own surprise, the game checks off most of a good RTS game off the list, but being the first time into this category

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