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  • Summary: Enlist as a Spartan soldier and sharpen your tactical skills in battle. Set between the events of "Halo 3" and "Halo 4," Halo: Spartan Assault, developed by 343 Industries in conjunction with Vanguard Games, is a new chapter within the Halo universe. Spanning over 30 missions in vibrant,Enlist as a Spartan soldier and sharpen your tactical skills in battle. Set between the events of "Halo 3" and "Halo 4," Halo: Spartan Assault, developed by 343 Industries in conjunction with Vanguard Games, is a new chapter within the Halo universe. Spanning over 30 missions in vibrant, dangerous worlds, dive deeper into the backstory of Human-Covenant wars, the origins of the Spartan Ops program, and unravel a chilling mystery in Operation Hydra. Play through the eyes of either Commander Sarah Palmer or Spartan Davis stationed aboard the UNSC Infinity as they fight never-before-seen battles against Covenant forces. You can also join with a fellow Spartan on Xbox Live, in battle against the Flood. Expand

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 28
  2. Negative: 7 out of 28
  1. Dec 30, 2013
    75
    It just doesn’t scream next-gen to me, despite being a really fun arcade shooter. Still, I did have a lot of fun with it, and I’d at least suggest checking out the demo if you’re interested.
  2. Jan 22, 2014
    65
    You can tell even from the UI that Spartan Assault is a mobile game re-edited for a next-generation console. Missions are too short and repetitious, and the shooting system worked better with a touchscreen.
  3. Jan 16, 2014
    60
    As a twin stick shooter, Halo: Spartan Assault is a decent game, but as an iteration to the Halo series, it leaves much to be desired both in story and content. Spartan Assault offers 30 short missions that, without the skulls, are an easy challenge for the player. The coop missions are the only pleasant additions, but there are only 5, in top of that, completing them also takes a very short time. Maybe if the single player missions from the campaign had received the same treatment, but that was not the case.
  4. Jan 7, 2014
    55
    A bad port for a game that simply didn't work on home consoles. Still waiting for a real Halo.
  5. Jan 16, 2014
    50
    Even though there are a few moments where the game is quite satisfactory, you’re always wishing for more than it ever truly delivers.
  6. Jan 4, 2014
    50
    Without any real ambition or challenging design powering it, Halo: Spartan Assault is bland, unremarkable and far too safe given the potential of a twin-stick shooter spin-off.
  7. X-ONE Magazine UK
    Mar 1, 2014
    30
    A disappointing twin-stick shooter, a waste of the Halo brand and an embarrassing installment into the Xbox One launch window line-up. [Issue#108, p.74]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 47
  2. Negative: 19 out of 47
  1. Dec 25, 2013
    10
    Very fun game. I owned the title on Win8 also but the addition of co-op makes it a definite purchase. Would love to see a sequel with moreVery fun game. I owned the title on Win8 also but the addition of co-op makes it a definite purchase. Would love to see a sequel with more coop and perhaps competitive multiplayer! Expand
  2. Feb 13, 2015
    10
    This game sucks ass **** the halo series and **** all of you **** who play it you **** hhhhhhhh hdhfhfba fdijhbfdsfdsa dshhdffdsujfThis game sucks ass **** the halo series and **** all of you **** who play it you **** hhhhhhhh hdhfhfba fdijhbfdsfdsa dshhdffdsujf fuhfdkjshfidsjhfjs dfshjfdsijhfadsiphfasiuhfd fkjdshfijhfipsuafn fdsihjdfskjfdsijf dfsijfhdsjofhajsdnf fhfdkjfhasiugfarw fdshfdsajfhdsjhfsdfsfhhdfdfjdsjfsadkljfdsakljfasodnfjbsdf fdsjfdjklfdsaknfhadsfmasfds adfsjafdaskljfdsijlfsdij Expand
  3. Apr 6, 2014
    8
    Spartan Assault is a great little addition to a fan of the Halo universe and it's extended fiction. As a top down shooter, the gameplay isSpartan Assault is a great little addition to a fan of the Halo universe and it's extended fiction. As a top down shooter, the gameplay is simple and straightforward, but that is what one should expect from such a title. From a design standpoint it is very aesthetically pleasing and well made, the environments do a great job of making you feel as if you're playing within just a smaller space from a much larger world. I recommend this game to someone looking for a quick and fun Halo experience. Expand
  4. Aug 18, 2014
    6
    Halo: Spartan Assault is a fun game to play. However, that is about all that is good about it. The gameplay is clunky, and the lack ofHalo: Spartan Assault is a fun game to play. However, that is about all that is good about it. The gameplay is clunky, and the lack of checkpoints makes the game more unforgiving. These issues aside, the game is fun to play in short bursts. Expand
  5. Dec 9, 2014
    4
    A decent game considering it is a port of what originally launched as a cell phone game. As a free game I can't complain but can say thatA decent game considering it is a port of what originally launched as a cell phone game. As a free game I can't complain but can say that this game isn't worth paying more than a dollar or two for. Feels like a retro arcade 'Gaultlet' style game but with Halo graphics slapped on it. The fact that nothing new was really added in the port, other than a few levels or co-op online play, is very disappointing. It really does show that this game was not designed for these next gen consoles, but again, being that it was a free game for a time then it is worth playing a few levels. Expand
  6. Jun 13, 2014
    2
    This feels like something I should have downloaded on my iPhone while taking a dump. It's just that terrible. The worst part is not being ableThis feels like something I should have downloaded on my iPhone while taking a dump. It's just that terrible. The worst part is not being able to aim in more than eight directions when the enemy comes from 360 directions. Honestly, If this game was a free app for my phone I would be more forgiving, but they actually charged money for the POS. They should be paying me to play it, because it sucks that bad. Expand
  7. Aug 25, 2014
    0
    I bought this game to play co-op. I was fooled. (1) There's no co-op campaign, weirdly, just a handful of cheap, short co-op missions. ThisI bought this game to play co-op. I was fooled. (1) There's no co-op campaign, weirdly, just a handful of cheap, short co-op missions. This is bizarre: this is a well-produced game and the art is fantastic, how did it fail so badly on multiplayer? I get the feeling the network programmers quit. (2) In-game purchases HIDEOUSLY OFFENSIVE, especially when you just paid for the game and are hugely disappointed already. NOW the game wants me to pay for a one-use weapon? F 343. Expand

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