Halo Wars: Definitive Edition

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Halo Wars Definitive Edition
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Microsoft Game Studios

Release date(s):

December 20, 2016 (Halo Wars 2 Ultimate Edition bundle)


Real-time Strategy




Halo Wars: Definitive Edition is a remaster and re-release of the original Halo Wars RTS game that was released on the Xbox 360 in 2009. Halo Wars: Definitive Edition was originally released for Xbox One and Windows 10 on December 20, 2016, bundled with the Ultimate Edition of Halo Wars 2. On April 20, 2017, it was released for standalone purchase on Steam as well as Xbox One and Windows 10.

The game features improved graphics, additional achievements and all the DLC that was offered for Halo Wars.[1] Players who pre-ordered the Halo Wars 2 Ultimate Edition were able to play the Definitive Edition beginning on December 20, 2016, more than two months prior to the release of Halo Wars 2, and four months prior to its solo release.[2]

Halo Wars: Definitive Edition additionally offers the unlock of Steam rewards, which can be viewed here.

Concept art gallery[edit]

The in-game options and extras menu has a concept art gallery, whose contents are depicted below.