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Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 281 Ratings

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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: 12 out of 50
  2. Negative: 20 out of 50
  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. Jan 7, 2014
    9
    People are going crazy on the reviews here. This is a really great download title if you're a fan of old school overhead shooters. MicroPeople are going crazy on the reviews here. This is a really great download title if you're a fan of old school overhead shooters. Micro transactions? You don't need to EVER buy anything, so why is that a negative? All the special items you can buy are also purchasable through in-game "exp" currency, and aren't needed to complete missions in any way, ever. if you played Halo 4, the game even gives you free upgrades. Anyway, people need to understand what this game is. Yes, it *is* a smartphone game that was ported over to the XB1, something I appreciate because I didn't want to buy a Windows tablet to be able to play Halo: Spartan Assault. Why slam them for porting this? It even adds 5 new levels for co-op where you battle the flood with a friend. 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. Apr 27, 2022
    4
    All the same, this game has one special achievement. This is by far the worst twin-stick shooter I've ever played. The developers have done aAll the same, this game has one special achievement. This is by far the worst twin-stick shooter I've ever played. The developers have done a good job of giving a similar experience to players, in particular fans of the Halo franchise.

    There are three key points that greatly spoil the impression of the game. The first is the inability to play local co-op, only multiplayer. Secondly, it is a donation system for buying weapons. And thirdly - the company is very weak, the levels are short and uninteresting.

    Conclusion - This game is a failed spin-off, for me. I don’t know who came up with the idea to make a sequel after that, but it remained in oblivion on mobile platforms, where such rubbish is the place. Glory to Ukraine!
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  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. Oct 29, 2021
    0
    I think this game is criminally underrated. It's pure action in the Halo world yet feels fresh with the top down perspective. It still looksI think this game is criminally underrated. It's pure action in the Halo world yet feels fresh with the top down perspective. It still looks nice in 2021 with Xbox Game Pass on Xbox Series X/S. You can also beat it in a weekend - it's a nice break from other heavier games. Expand

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