Halo Wars: Definitive Edition

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Jan 10, 2017

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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7 / 10.0
Jan 1, 2017

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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4 / 5.0
Dec 27, 2016

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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80 / 100
Dec 22, 2016

Halo Wars: Definitive Edition is a great way to revisit or to play for the first time one of the greatest RTS games designed specifically for a home console.

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8 / 10.0
Jan 17, 2017

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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80 / 100
May 25, 2017

If you don't like the typical RTS games, you should give Halo Wars: Definitive Edition a try. It is simple, fun and addictive.

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8 / 10
Mar 10, 2017

Halo Wars may not be as strong as some other legitimate classics of the genre, or even the franchise it is associated with. However, what it is, undoubtedly, is an underrated game that deserves more attention.

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7.5 / 10.0
Mar 6, 2017

Halo Wars: Definitive Edition is a solid game for series fans although real-time strategy enthusiasts may be put off by its simplistic gameplay formula.

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Feb 14, 2017

Whilst the content on offer doesn’t differ much from the original outing back in 2009, the graphical upgrade on show is noticeable immediately. With an improved matchmaking system on offer, Halo Wars: Definitive Edition provides a truly exceptional title that shows just how well an RTS title can work on console, bringing all the quality of the Halo franchise to the table in a strategic and interesting way, and adding a new level of immersion to the series for newcomers and veterans alike.

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6.5 / 10.0
Apr 6, 2017

If you already owned Halo Wars on the Xbox 360 and you own an Xbox One, there is nothing much to justify for buying the Ultimate Edition of Halo Wars 2 if you’re not into the multiplayer side. The improvements weren’t major, it’s technically the same game from the Xbox 360. It was a nice experience gameplay wise, but the story and character development were just disappointing.

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