GameSpot Review: Halo Wars 2

Halo Wars 2 carries forth enough of the series' beloved elements to make any fan of Halo feel right at home at first, but not in the long run. It’s palatable for those used to the FPS games, taking inspiration from favorite missions and putting a strategic spin on them; but just when things become more challenging and actually interesting, it runs out of steam.

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The_Infected157d ago (Edited 157d ago )

6/10? That's pretty bad. Figured Gamspot would give it and 8 or 9.

Unspoken157d ago (Edited 157d ago )

What great insight gave you that impression? Currently at 81 on Meta.

To me the reviews sound like the reviewers want more content, especially the story. But what's available is solid.

moldybread157d ago

gamespot gave the first halo wars game a 6.5 and the metacritic for that game was 82. just goes to show how some people like to focus on the lower score reviews, always happens on most games.

donthate157d ago


For some reason, GameSpot consistently give Xbox exclusives poor reviews. They are always well below the consensus and really are outlier scores.

ShadowKnight157d ago


They haven't posted their review score on Metacritic yet. I see this game having lower review scores than the first game on metacritic.

MasterCornholio157d ago (Edited 157d ago )


Some GameSpot reviews.

Forza Horizon 3: 9/10

Forza Motorsport 5: 9/10

Titanfall : 9/10

Ori and the Blind Forest: 9/10

"For some reason, GameSpot consistently give Xbox exclusives poor reviews."

It's not GameSpot it's your perception of them.

You might want to learn what consistent means.

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butchertroll157d ago

I think that IGN won't be far away with score. Review is in progress, but reviewer hinted game is not so good.

Vandamme21157d ago

Halo 5 ODLC is gonna score better.

MasterCornholio157d ago

Dang I wasn't expecting that.

Fishy Fingers157d ago

Oh dear. Seems to have split opinions. Can't say I'm surprised with a console built RTS. Still, not exactly many other options/competition.

Vegamyster157d ago

I love RTS games and i want to give the game a try but it doesn't have a ton of depth and the limited controls on gamepad/PC is a turn off, not having a simple attack-move command for a RTS is extremely weird and Total Biscuits video on rebinding has lots of issues. If they fix a few of these things I'll definitely pick it up.

Mr Lahey157d ago

I get a feeling hardcore Halo fans loves it. Hardcore RTS fans, not so much..

Kreisen157d ago

But its an RTS, not a FPS. Why would hardcore Halo fans love it?

andrewsquall157d ago

Because they even "love" the mediocre 343i FPS Halo games too.

Fishy Fingers157d ago (Edited 157d ago )

Nahhh Andrew woke up on the wrong side of the bed again....

Mr Lahey157d ago

Because it's a Halo game? Thought that was obvious..

pinkcrocodile75157d ago

Did you hear the review video?

I think they need to take the person who did this review and push her down the stairs.

Her conclusions are mirrors of her preconceptions. That is a very bad sign for anyone.

It's very much fox news horse sh1t.

rocketpanda157d ago

Hur dur, media outlet gave a game I like an average score, let me call them biased for no reason.

FITgamer157d ago

Pretty sure he's mocking Crapgamer.

gangsta_red157d ago


Or most sony fanboys.

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Stogz157d ago

@gangsta_red is this you contributing again??

DigitalRaptor156d ago

@ gangsta_red

Enjoying only representing one side of the same coin again?

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