Halo Wars 2 Review Thread

#1
Opencritic
Metacritic



8/10
http://www.polygon.com/2017/2/16/14...t=chorus&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter

Verdict: Play it
http://www.techradar.com/news/halo-wars-2-review

4 outta 5
http://twinfinite.net/2017/02/halo-wars-2-review/2/

3 outta 5
http://www.gamesradar.com/halo-wars-2-review/

4.5 outta 5
http://wegotthiscovered.com/gaming/halo-wars-2-review/

9.5/10
https://www.gamingnexus.com/Article/5338/Halo-Wars-2/

8.5/10
http://stevivor.com/reviews/halo-wars-2-review/

9/10
http://gamingbolt.com/halo-wars-2-review

Destructoid 7/10
https://www.destructoid.com/review-halo-wars-2-418080.phtml

EGM 9/10
http://www.egmnow.com/articles/reviews/halo-wars-2-review/

GamingTrend 6/10
http://gamingtrend.com/reviews/strategy-lite-filthy-casuals-delight-halo-wars-2-review/

9.5/10
http://cogconnected.com/review/halo-wars-2-review/[/QUOTE]

Gamesradar+ 6/10
http://www.gamesradar.com/halo-wars-2-review/

Trustedreviews 7/10
http://www.trustedreviews.com/halo-wars-2-review

CGMagazine 8/10
http://www.cgmagonline.com/reviews/halo-wars-2-the-best-rts-ever-released-on-consoles/

Hardcore Gamer - 4/5
http://www.hardcoregamer.com/2017/02/16/review-halo-wars-2/246789/[/QUOTE]

ACG. Wait for sale.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FW4tLHnFC74

8/10 Gadgets 360
http://gadgets.ndtv.com/games/reviews/halo-wars-2-review-1660063

8/10
http://metro.co.uk/2017/02/16/halo-wars-2-review-a-real-good-time-for-strategy-6451727/

WindowsCentral. 4.5/5
http://www.windowscentral.com/halo-wars-2-review

4/5
https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2017/feb/16/halo-wars-2-review-real-time-strategy-game
 
#8
NICE! I'll get that ultimate edition then probably to play it over the weekend. Is it already known what'll be in the Season pass? Single Player content or only multiplayer maps?
 

Lucifon

Junior Member
#14
NICE! I'll get that ultimate edition then probably to play it over the weekend. Is it already known what'll be in the Season pass? Single Player content or only multiplayer maps?
I believe it's new leaders (and therefore new units), blitz packs and singleplayer missions. All maps will be free for all so that the community isn't split afaik.
 
#31
I finished heroic campaign yesterday - it took me around 10-12h but I always explored maps and tried to do as many optional/bonus objectives as possible. It was great and definitely as good as the first one, maybe a little disappointing story-wise (in the end it felt like an opening for something bigger). If you liked Halo Wars, you should get this.
 
#36
On the low end of what I expected, doesn't effect my anticipation at all as I know it's up my alley and they aren't too bad or anything... but I was hoping to see it up higher just to drive some extra players/interest to the game.

Disappointed to see another Halo game launch with bugs, sounds like too many people had problems with lock ups and such in campaign.

Blitz was damn boring during beta,not gonna trust who says its damn fun . They either never played RTS or too casual to understand
I enjoyed it and have played dozens of RTS including a ton of ranked 1v1 Starcraft 2 at a decent level. It's not really an RTS mode, but after getting a grip on the energy mechanics and various unit abilities the micro could actually be pretty intense having units scattered around the map getting energy, healing, contesting points, picking off smaller groups at once. Well, against the occasional decent opponent rather than people just trying the game for the first time.

That said I don't expect to play it all that much in the final game.
 
#37
Blitz was damn boring during beta,not gonna trust who says its damn fun . They either never played RTS or too casual to understand
I guess you never played Ground Control 1&2, they are classic PC RTS games and have the same formula.

No need to insult people just because you didn't like it.
 
#38
I finished heroic campaign yesterday - it took me around 10-12h but I always explored maps and tried to do as many optional/bonus objectives as possible. It was great and definitely as good as the first one, maybe a little disappointing story-wise (in the end it felt like an opening for something bigger). If you liked Halo Wars, you should get this.
The ending is disappoint for me. Story DLC incoming maybe?

What do you think about after credit scene?

Maybe this ring is Cortana's Halo what we saw in Halo 5 Legendary ending?
 
#40
Probably IGN who will decide if it goes over or under 80 on metacritic
The reviewer doesn't sound like he will give it a high score in the comments.

happyjuice
calling it. 8 out of 10. he doesn't seem to like the controls. They are still the best rts console controls

DanStapleton EDITOR
@happyjuice That'd be generous. It's not bad, but it's not a great game either.