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  • Summary: Halo: Spartan Assault is a top-down action shooter available only for Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 that is set between the events of Halo 3 and Halo 4. It explores the first missions of the Spartan Ops program and dives deeper into the backstory of human-Covenant wars.
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  2. Negative: 1 out of 5
  1. Feb 19, 2014
    70
    Halo: Spartan Assault brings the Halo universe once again back on the Xbox 360, but in a different way as you are used to see the franchise. This top-down shooter is an enjoyable journey through the world of the Spartans. However, it is a very short adventure. Too short in our opinion.
  2. Feb 26, 2014
    60
    I thought that Spartan Assault would be a great addition to the Halo universe while expanding the audience with a new genre. In the end the short campaign, lack of storyline, and ease of gameplay make this a tough sell.
  3. Feb 14, 2014
    55
    In the end the game isn’t bad but unfortunately I just found it a little boring and that to me is one of the worst things a game could be.
  4. Apr 2, 2014
    50
    Spartan Assault should have been left where it belongs – on mobile devices. Xbox version is exactly the same and the game does not work so well on a big screen. [04/2014, p.67]
  5. Mar 3, 2014
    20
    Unless your soul bleeds Mjolnir, or the Church of Halo-tology demands you play it on pain of death, give Halo: Spartan Assault a pass. There's more fun to be had in one minute of any other Halo game than there is in all of Halo: Spartan Assault.
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  1. Positive: 2 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 2 out of 4
  1. May 23, 2014
    9
    Much like Halo Wars before it, this game fills in some of the gaps in the Halo story while experimenting with a new gameplay style. While HaloMuch like Halo Wars before it, this game fills in some of the gaps in the Halo story while experimenting with a new gameplay style. While Halo Wars was a RTS, this is a twin-stick shooter, and a darn good one at that. It feels like a steal for just $9.99. It's selection of missions are a touch on the short side, but the high replay value makes up for it. The story is pretty good, and gives us a look at some of the things that took place in between Halo 3 & 4. It's just a shame that it isn't presented in the best way. Outside of a few cutscenes, the story is told through descriptions on the mission select screen. That means that some gamers might end up overlooking these story segments by mistaking them as a simple level description. Still, it's only a minor flaw. The game takes many elements from the Halo series and applies them to a new type of gameplay, all the while capturing the feeling of the expected FPS entries in the series. This fact alone means that this worth a look for any Halo fan. It also helps that it is so fairly priced and is just a heck of a lot of fun to play. Expand
  2. May 18, 2014
    7
    I think is game worth trying.You can buy thinks in the game for your own money but its no "MUST".Still i think this is better game on mobile devices.
  3. Apr 13, 2014
    1
    + 1 for adding to the Halo storyline, but honestly, this game is bad. The only redeeming feature is that the UI of the menus feels like you're+ 1 for adding to the Halo storyline, but honestly, this game is bad. The only redeeming feature is that the UI of the menus feels like you're using a dataslate. Otherwise this game is terrible. It really is only a cash grab with the micro sales, which themselves really anger gamers alone. Until companies realize micro sales push customers away, they can enjoy the negative reviews. Expand
  4. Apr 13, 2014
    0
    This game is nothing more than a poorly-made, micro-transaction cash machine, draped in Halo clothing. It is a terribly boring, repetitive,This game is nothing more than a poorly-made, micro-transaction cash machine, draped in Halo clothing. It is a terribly boring, repetitive, clunky shooter with terrible controls. I'd expect this kind of game from EA, but I'm embarrassed for the Halo franchise that they let this out the door. It is clear some executive with a very poor understanding of the gaming industry said "Hey, we need a game to show off Windows 8 on the Windows phone.... let's cash in on Halo!!" The cutscenes and story are also poorly done, with the whole thing feeling like a massive insult to fans of Halo. Honestly, the micro-transactions is a great way for Microsoft and 343i to tick off and alienate their prior fans. All games with micro-transactions automatically get -5 from me as WE'VE ALREADY PURCHASED THE GAME - WHY WOULD WE PAY MORE for more functionality? Expand