Halo Wars 2

The continuation of the real-time science fiction strategy published in 2009 on Xbox 360 as a spin-off of the FPS franchise Halo. The second installment is co-developed by 353 Industries, which picked up the series after Bungie Software, and Creative Assembly primarily known for the extremely-popular strategy game series Total War. The plot of Halo Wars opens a whole new chapter in the universe, and supplements the original title’s story. During gameplay, you lead Spartans, Warthogs, and other classic units from the Halo series, into a brutal war against a new deadly enemy. Just like its previous part, the title focuses on quick and engaging gameplay which takes place on huge maps. The game includes extensive multiplayer, featuring dynamic PvP clashes.

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Microsoft XBOX ONE
Game Halo Wars 2 (XONE) Cover
Halo Wars 2

Halo Wars 2 | XBOX ONE

Strategy, RTS

Companies responsible for Halo Wars 2

Creative Assembly | game developer

Microsoft Studios | publisher   Official website

Halo Wars 2 release date for XBOX ONE:

game language:
English

21 February 2017 | Worldwide

21 February 2017 | Europe PAL

21 February 2017 | USA NTSC

Game mode: single / multiplayer , multiplayer mode: Internet
Game score 8.5 / 10 calculated out of 87 players' votes.  
Expectations before the premiere: 9.6 / 10 calculated out of 119 players' votes.  

PC / Windows
Game Halo Wars 2 (PC) Cover
Halo Wars 2

Halo Wars 2 | PC

Halo Wars 2 release date for PC:

game language:
English

17 February 2017 | Worldwide

17 February 2017 | Europe

17 February 2017 | USA

Game mode: single / multiplayer , multiplayer mode: Internet
Expectations: 9.2 / 10 calculated out of 146 players' votes.  

Halo Wars 2 is a continuation of the strategy published in 2009 on Xbox 360. The first parts was developed by already non-existent Ensemble Studios primarily known for the Age of Empires series, although they also created Star Wars: Galactic Battlegrounds. The second instalment is co-developed by 353 Industries, which took the Halo franchise over from Bungie Software, and Creative Assembly – the fathers of the Total War series. Halo Wars 2 for Xbox One opens a whole new chapter in the universe, and offers quick and exciting gameplay, which features large-scale battles.

Plot

The action of Halo Wars 2 takes place in 2559 – 28 years after the events from the first instalment, and a few years after Halo 5: Guardians. The crew of the warship Spirit of Fire wakes up from cryogenic sleep not knowing the outcome of the war with the Covenant. After receiving alarm from the Ark – the installation that produces Halo rings – soldiers are attacked by aliens known as the Banished, and a new story begins.

Mechanics

Halo Wars 2 put out on Xbox One is a real-time strategy. Gameplay consists in completing various missions, and involves e.g. building a base where you train soldiers and create units. Combat rules are based on the rock-paper-scissors principle. Therefore, earthbound vehicles are efficient against infantry, which is effective against flying units, which are great at fighting earthbound vehicles.

The Blitz mode is a distinguishing feature of this game – it combines elements of a card game and a real-time strategy. Instead of managing resources, buildings, and units, you use cards, earned during the campaign and by completing everyday challenges, that symbolise particular units and buildings.

Game modes

Apart from the campaign, Halo Wars 2 for Xbox One features multiplayer. The developers introduced a number of 3 vs 3 game modes. So, you can wage war against your opponents in Deathmatch, Strongholds, Domination (control particular points), and Skirmish (fight against AI – alone or in co-op). Additionally, multiplayer introduces new units with explosives and leaders with special skills.

Other information

Halo Wars 2 belongs to Xbox Play Anywhere. This means that if you buy a digital version of the title on one platform, you get the second copy for free. Also, the two platforms share the progress and achievements.

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PEGI Rating

Age rating. The PEGI rating considers the age suitability of a game, not the level of difficulty.Game contains depictions of violence.
Halo Wars 2 launch trailer

Halo Wars 2 launch trailer | 2:07

Zrealizowany w formie cinematica premierowy zwiastun Halo Wars 2, kontynuacji gry strategicznej, która ukazała się w 2009 roku na konsoli Xbox 360.

Halo Wars 2 Game Guide

game guide 14 March 2017

Halo Wars 2 game guide consists of a detailed description of the game's mechanics (tips, units, managing base). You will also learn how to complete all the available missions and unlock side achievements.

Halo Wars 2 free demo available and PC specs revealed

News 23 January 2017 13:49

You can try out the free demo/beta of Halo Wars 2 until January 30. Apart from having a taste of gameplay, you can also make sure that your hardware can handle the game.