So my Halo Wars 2 review didn’t convince you. You’re picky about hotdogs. I totally get it. I don’t like those red wiener hotdogs, for example. What’s even in those? Probably penises, and I don’t want to eat penises. I’m lots of things, you know, but I’m definitely not a German internet cannibal. Okay, maybe if I was on holiday in Berlin and there was some sort of apocalyptic event and we were out of food, but I managed to persuade somebody on Reddit to let me eat them instead. Maybe.

Anyway, about that Halo Wars 2 demo.

Available now for free on the Microsoft Store, the 17 GB demo features the first mission from the game’s campaign plus the new card-based hybrid Blitz Firefight mode, and supports online co-op.

The PC system requirements include:

Minimum: 

  • OS: Windows 10
  • Architecture: x64
  • DirectX: DirectX 12 API, Hardware Feature Level 11
  • Memory: 6 GB
  • Video Memory: Not specified
  • Processor: Intel i5-2500, AMD FX-4350
  • Graphics: nVidia GeForce GTX 650 Ti, AMD Radeon HD 7750, Intel HD 520

Recommended:

  • OS: Windows 10
  • Architecture: x64
  • DirectX: DirectX 12 API, Hardware Feature Level 12
  • Memory: 8 GB
  • Video Memory: 4 GB
  • Processor: Intel Core i5-4690K, AMD FX-8350
  • Graphics: nVidia GTX 1060, AMD RX 480