Free Halo Wars 2 Demo Out Now On Xbox One, Coming To PC Later

Try one campaign mission the Blitz mode right now.

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Now Playing: Halo Wars 2 Video Review

A free demo version of Halo Wars 2 is now available on Xbox One and will be released on Windows 10 "soon," Microsoft announced today.

The demo includes one campaign mission, "The Signal," as well as access to the Blitz Firefight mode. You can fight against AI enemies using a pre-built deck. There was no mention of matchmaking.

We'll report back when the Windows 10 PC version arrives.

Halo Wars 2 launched without ranked multiplayer; this feature is coming "soon," but a date has not been announced.

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GameSpot's Halo Wars 2 review scored the game a 6/10.

"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," reviewer Kallie Plagge said. "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."

For more on the critical response to Halo Wars 2, check out this roundup of scores.

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