Halo Wars: Definitive Edition

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Halo Wars: Definitive Edition
Halo Wars: Definitive Edition cover
Ensemble Studios
Creative Assembly
343 Industries
Microsoft Studios
Release dates
Windows December 20, 2016
Halo: Combat Evolved 2003
Halo 2 2007
Halo: Spartan Assault 2013
Halo: Spartan Strike 2015
Halo 5: Forge 2016
Halo Wars: Definitive Edition 2016
Halo Wars 2 2017

Key points

Remastered version of Halo Wars and available as an Xbox Play Anywhere game. Includes all of the original game's DLC.

General information

Official site


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Windows Store Windows Store.png Available only as part of a bundle.
Currently only available by buying the Ultimate Edition of Halo Wars 2.
All versions require Windows Store DRM.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location

Save game data location[edit]

System Location

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Xbox Cloud

Video settings[edit]

Input settings[edit]

Audio settings[edit]

Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Other information[edit]


Technical specs Supported Notes
64-bit executable

System requirements[edit]

Operating system (OS) 10
Processor (CPU)
System memory (RAM)
Hard disk drive (HDD)


  1. Halo Wars is finally on PC—and hey, it ain’t so bad - Ars Technica - last accessed on 2016-21-12
    "I have to report that Microsoft dropped the ball on custom resolutions with HWDE. Looks like your only options are 1080p and 2160p, which can be toggled with a "high resolution" checkbox. Sorry, widescreen-monitor lovers and other resolution users."