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Both Halo Wars games are free to play on Xbox One this weekend

Halo Wars: Definitive Edition and Halo Wars 2 are the latest games to get a free weekend as part of Xbox Free Play Days.

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Halo Wars: Definitive Edition and Halo Wars 2 are the latest games to get a free weekend as part of Xbox Free Play Days.

The Xbox One might not have a wealth of top-notch exclusives, but Microsoft has managed to lessen the blow with Xbox Game Pass – which gets a bunch of new games this week – and regular Free Play Days promotions on some excellent titles.

This weekend it’s the turn of Halo Wars: Definitive Edition and Halo Wars 2, two real-time strategy spin-offs from the much-loved Halo FPS franchise.

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Both games are free to play for Xbox Live Gold members from today until the end of Sunday, February 24. Just head over to the Gold member area on the Xbox One home dashboard to start downloading them.

During the promotion, both titles are also available to buy for keeps at a discounted price. They can be bought via the Xbox One Digital Games Store, or the Microsoft online store.

If you do pick up them up in the sale, all save progress, Gamerscore, and achievements will all carry over.

Halo Wars sale

  • Halo Wars: Definitive Edition – $10.00/£7.00 (50% off)
  • Halo Wars 2 Standard Edition –  $20.00/£14.99  (50% off)
  • Halo Wars 2 Complete Edition – $30.00/£24.87 (50% off)

Halo Wars was originally developed by Ensemble Studios and released a full decade ago. The Definitive Edition includes all of the DLC from the original release, plus new achievements, and updated graphics,

Its sequel was developed by 343 Industries and Creative Assembly, and came to Xbox One and PC a year ago today. It’s available as a Standard Edition, or as a Complete Edition which includes additional content.

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