Halo: Spartan Assault Image
Metascore
53

Mixed or average reviews - based on 28 Critic Reviews What's this?

User Score
4.5

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 272 Ratings

Your Score
0 out of 10
Rate this:
  • 10
  • 9
  • 8
  • 7
  • 6
  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1
  • 0
  • 0
  • 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

Trailer

Play Sound
Please enter your birth date to watch this video:
You are not allowed to view this material at this time.
Halo: Spartan Assault - Announcement Trailer
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]

See all 28 Critic Reviews

Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 48
  2. Negative: 19 out of 48
  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. Mar 24, 2014
    7
    This game is an awesome Halo game. It may not be the best Halo. Well, that's obvious, but it deserves some attention because of its art styleThis game is an awesome Halo game. It may not be the best Halo. Well, that's obvious, but it deserves some attention because of its art style and its score. Expand
  4. Nov 8, 2014
    6
    There is nothing specifically wrong with this came, it was nice to play but overall it does not feel like a full game. Local co-op is missingThere is nothing specifically wrong with this came, it was nice to play but overall it does not feel like a full game. Local co-op is missing which would have gives extra hours to the lifecycle. Also the given multiplayer is just quick add-on. Expand
  5. Dec 29, 2013
    3
    Somewhat fun, but ruined with micro transactions needed to upgrade weapons, around $2-3 per weapon. I never played this game on a windowsSomewhat fun, but ruined with micro transactions needed to upgrade weapons, around $2-3 per weapon. I never played this game on a windows mobile device, so I was unaware. And there's no mention of this on Xbox Live before you purchase this game, there's no demo and there's no refunds. The levels are too short and the aiming leaves a lot to be desired. Literally this is the only game I've purchased for Xbox One and it's a disappointing turd. Expand
  6. Mar 24, 2016
    2
    The game that ruined the perfection of the Halo saga. Spartan Assault has poor graphics, poor gameplay and very little variety. other thanThe game that ruined the perfection of the Halo saga. Spartan Assault has poor graphics, poor gameplay and very little variety. other than that the game takes a break. Just terrible. 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

See all 48 User Reviews