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Microsoft Game Studios
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.
The classic console 'Halo Wars' from 2009 is back and now also available on Steam. I have to say that Halo Wars on Xbox 360 is probably my most played game and that's why I'm a little biased;)The version from the Windows Store that was only available...
in connection with Halo Wars 2 I deliberately avoided because Forza Horizon 3 had considerable performance problems on my PC. The HW Steam version, on the other hand, runs wonderfully, I couldn't find any jerkers or FPS drops, which is no longer a matter of course on an AMD setup these days. My hardware is listed below]
The game looks great on the max. settings and is in no way inferior to its successor. The resolution of 2560x1080 is also no problem, everything scales as it should. The gameplay is fast and offers enough depth to entertain for a long time without overstraining the casual player with too complicated game mechanics. However, the selection of units is very clear, various commanders expand the army with special units and special abilities. Who is a fan of the Halo series will quickly find his way around. The fights against the AI are very simple after a short acclimatization, so even an AI in Automatic (120) is still no real challenge if you choose the right unit composition. The main reason for this is balancing, in my opinion Prof. Anders is the strongest commander in the game. The combination of Hawk+Spartan with Cryobomb support is a very mobile and - especially against vehicles - assertive army. The very modest pathfinding of the individual units can thus also be avoided. I only noticed the campaign positively. The missions offer varied scenarios and partly also serve as a tutorial for later multiplayer battles. The cutscenes are very detailed and elaborately designed and are in no way inferior to even the great Starcraft I/II sequences. If the difficulty level is higher, you also get a challenge that makes even more experienced players sweat. br>
The multiplayer is versatile enough to stay interesting even if I was only allowed to play very few fights, because the number of games is rather small. Finally it can be said that Halo Wars is a very good game at a fair price and I definitely recommend buying it and hopefully offers an introduction for more Microsoft games.
*hust* Halo Wars II *hust*
-CPU: AMD FX850@4, 3GHz
-GPU: AMD R9 390X Crossfire
-OS: Windows 10
-SSD: 256gb Samsung Pro Series
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