Oh, Halo Wars… how I love thee. Sure, many genre purists scoffed because it was a console RTS set in the Halo universe; but those jerks are dead wrong. The original was a well constructed RTS from the folks at Ensemble Studio that didn’t get near enough credit for all that it did well. It was easily the best strategy game of the console generation. It also didn’t hurt that the game fleshed out the extended universe of Halo by leaps and bounds.
So when Halo Wars 2 made the jump to cross-platform, supporting cross-buy on both PC AND Xbox One, you can bet that Microsoft instantly had my attention. The next installment more than lived up to the promise of the original. Even crazier yet, it is damn near overshadowed by its fantastic strategy guide!
Curious how that is possible? Check out my video review below to find out!
SGR Rating: 4.5/5
Authors: Rick Barba, Nick von Esmarch and Will Murray
Publisher: Prima Games
Editions Available: Paperback and Collector’s Edition
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