Halo: Spartan Assault brings the excitement of Halo combat to Steam for the very first time. Battle your way through 30 action-packed missions against the Covenant as you explore the origin of the Spartan Ops program featured in Halo 4. *DirectX feature level 10 required.
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Mostly Positive (27 reviews) - 77% of the 27 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Very Positive (2,989 reviews) - 81% of the 2,989 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Apr 4, 2014

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Reviews

“Halo: Spartan Assault is an addictive shooter that retains enough of the look and elements of the Halo universe to please.”
4/5 – PC Magazine

“Spartan Assault is a true Halo game, even if the series signature scope and size are scaled down.”
8.25/10 – Game Informer

“Varied, bite-sized missions fit the top-down play perfectly.”
4/5 – Digital Trends

About This Game

Halo: Spartan Assault brings the excitement of Halo combat to Steam for the very first time.
Battle your way through 30 action-packed missions against the Covenant as you explore the origin of the Spartan Ops program featured in Halo 4.

Earn Steam achievements, complete missions and compete against your friends for the top scores in the leaderboards.

It's time to join the assault, Spartan!

Features
  • Epic campaign featuring 30 action packed levels with a brand new Halo story set just before the events of Halo 4.
  • Command many of your favorite Halo weapons, vehicles, and armor abilities, and customize your Spartan to create the perfect Spartan warrior.
  • Complete weekly challenges for XP and compete against your friends in Leaderboards for ultimate bragging rights
  • Game supports keyboard/mouse, USB Xbox controller and virtual joysticks for touch.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows Vista, 7, 8 and 8.1
    • Processor: Dual core processor
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX10 compatible graphics card w/ dedicated 512MB RAM (ATI Radeon 3670, NVIDIA 8600 GT or Intel HD 3000)
    • DirectX: Version 10
    • Storage: 2550 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: ** DirectX feature level 10 required **
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows Vista, 7, 8 and 8.1
    • Processor: Quad core processor
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX10 compatible graphics card w/ dedicated 1GB RAM
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 2550 MB available space
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Mostly Positive (27 reviews)
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Hactavish
( 4.0 hrs on record )
Posted: June 26
even though it's a top down twin stick shooter, it's still a fun Halo game.
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Xiam Tlhulhu
( 1.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 24
fun game for a cheap price
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Tyler3Killer
( 0.5 hrs on record )
Posted: June 24
Only get if you like Halo
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^7ja^1co
( 3.9 hrs on record )
Posted: June 22
I really wanted to like this game, I did play Halo on PC long time ago and enjoyed it. I also like good simple shooters like these.

Think Alien Shooter 1,2 and Zombie Shooter 1,2, this ain't it. Nowhere near as good as Sigma's iconic creations.

What is wrong?:

- tasteless graphics and dull colors
- unexciting gameplay
- explosion on the battlefield that were supposedly make it more intense are simply annoying
- no builds
- boring, generic weapons
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d-block
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 20
Awful game.
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James
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 19
This is not a PC game lmao
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Kitty Scars
( 3.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 18
playing this game made me want to take out my old xbox 360, and replay halo 1-3
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colguyhet
( 3.9 hrs on record )
Posted: June 17
My life is cheaper than this
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DEREX
( 2.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 16
another big fat piece of ♥♥♥♥ from 343
Those people who made this piece of ♥♥♥♥ are the same people who enjoy watching Justin biber music videos
Microsoft PLease Sue them or kill them
I dont give a ♥♥♥♥ as long as you remove them from the glorious face of earth
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Nightmare Lemon
( 3.7 hrs on record )
Posted: June 11
Currently played 101 minutes of the game! I'm surprised how small that amount of time feels... Got it today aswell! "AMAZING GAME!!!" is what most people would expect me to say at this moment. So, I'm not going to surprise anyone. AMAZING GAME!!!
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
10 of 10 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
26.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 8
I'm a long time fan of Halo series. Sadly, there are few Halo games for PC, so even such games as this one, ported from mobile platforms, attracted my attention.
I didn't expect much in the beginning, but I enjoyed it very much. The gameplay is fun and interesting, aiming for assault ops completion and high scores for Gold medals always keeps you in tension. The assortment of weapons and special abilities is quite wide, so you have several ways for your best build. You can also ride vehicles, both terran and alien. Graphics are okay for this kind of game, I like it personally.
One tip for starters - as soon as you run into trouble doing Gold medals, buy Score booster in the mission setup screen. There's nothing more frustrating than looking at your final score and realizing that you've missed the Gold mark by a couple of thousands points.
Doing all assault ops would take some time, and it might become boring to do it constantly, so I've just logged into the game to do an op or two, then quit before the farming would bore me.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 26
even though it's a top down twin stick shooter, it's still a fun Halo game.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 24
Only get if you like Halo
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 29
Looks simple enough. Was originally a mobile game that means that there's some very small issues like having to exit the game to the main menu to set volume levels, but apart from this this is a solid affair. The art direction and graphic design is spot on if you ask me, that's what originally attracted me, the game's "look". Environments are often breathtakingly "open" feeling even with the fixed top down view. Game play is good as well, just little things like for example on the tank level you can switch to another tank from a damaged one. Soldiers hop onto the tank as well and provide fire support and spot enemies. You can exit the tank to clear infantry only areas. Just really nice attention to detail that I really appreciate in this game. Cheers !
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
1,575 of 1,745 people (90%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
8.2 hrs on record
Posted: April 4, 2014
For £3.99 it's a pretty decent game. The use of Steamworks is really nice, it's good to see this game has achievements & full controller support.

The levels are short & simple, so don't expect a massive game. Achievements & leaderboards add some replayability.

This does NOT have micro-transactions. Previous versions on the mobile version had them, but they were since removed.

The only feature I would like to see added is co-op mode.

Also Halo 3.
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655 of 755 people (87%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.1 hrs on record
Posted: April 4, 2014
A Halo game on Steam? Hopefully the first of many more! I'm a huge fan of Halo and when I first heard of this game coming to Steam I got excited. The game is only 5 dollars which is a great price for the content it provides. Does the game run smoothly? Well yes! The movement is spot on and the keyboard/mouse controls are well done. So I love the controls, the gameplay, the price, and the content the game brings us in general. But, there are a few things I don't like about it. I don't like the video settings. They are very lacking for a PC game. The options are Resolution, Anti-Aliasing, and the refresh rate. And I wished it was Multiplayer. Maybe co-op; that would be very fun. But besides all of that, I think the game is great and worth the price!
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568 of 683 people (83%) found this review helpful
23 people found this review funny
Recommended
9.0 hrs on record
Posted: August 1, 2014
Great game but seriously Microsoft put Halo 3 on Steam it will give you teh moneys.
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522 of 650 people (80%) found this review helpful
Recommended
15.8 hrs on record
Posted: April 4, 2014
If you compare it to other Halo games it will be the worst of them all. But it is stilll a good game. The mechanics/controls are smooth and feel responsive. the story is interesting (if you are a fan of the Halo universe). The cutscenes are also really well made, same goes for the rest of the graphics. I think I beat it within 3 to 4 hours so it is not too long but is has some replay value.

Overall it is a nice little game you can kill time with. I think 4.99 is a good price for it and for me it was worth it.
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117 of 126 people (93%) found this review helpful
11 people found this review funny
Recommended
3.7 hrs on record
Posted: January 18, 2015
I'm sorry the Halo game you really wanted isn't available for Steam. And yes this is a mobile port.

Now that part's out of the way, Halo: Spartan Assault is a fun little top-down twin-stick shooter and it's a great deal for its already low price (and an even better deal during one of the frequent 75% off sales). It's short, but I don't really see that as a downside, personally. As someone with a fairly short attention span at times (like the times when I am awake), I like that Halo: SA is a game that I can pick up and run through a level in a few minutes.

The graphics are nice, particularly since this started in the mobile sphere. I played using an Xbox 360 controller and I didn't find the controls awkward at all, though it did take a few missions for me to get the hang of things. The music's also really good. The story is pretty basic, but you're a recruit in training in some sort of Halo universe thingie, and you are using the game to re-enact the historic battles of some heroic spartan assault in some futuristic past. Probably this all makes great sense if you're already a Halo fan. What you get is a nice little series of missions in which you are some kind of badass futuristic soldier tasked with clearing enemies, escorting vehicles, holding strategic points, destroying heavy weapons, etc.

The enemies, weapons, power-ups, and the missions themselves are all varied enough that it keeps things interesting as you progress through the 30 or so levels. Surprisingly, there's also quite a bit of replayability, whether it's trying to get gold stars on each mission, going for all the achievements and medals, attempting missions with the "extra credit" parameters, farming for XP to buy upgrades, or playing with various handicaps (skulls) turned on. In addition, once you factor in the muliple difficulty levels and the ability to compare your scores to those of your Steam friends, you can easily play through several times.

Add nice Steam integration features (trading cards, achievements, leaderboards) and the only reason not to get this one is (apparently, judging from the negative reviews and threads I see) if you are too busy crying that Micro$oft didn't put the Halo game you really wanted to play on Steam.
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161 of 187 people (86%) found this review helpful
10 people found this review funny
Recommended
37.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 13, 2014
Tl'dr version:

A fun and responsive top down shooter. Bizarre design choices and a weak story does not stop me whole heartedly recommending this game to anyone who likes this kind of thing. If you're a Halo fan you probably already own this. I would however advise buying this on a sale if you can help it as the games replay value is limited.

Now if MS would hurry up and get Halo over here on pc, that would be nice.




Elaborated version:

Halo Spartan Assault is a isometric top down shooter brought to you by 'Vanguard games', who holds reasonable pedigree, as they made the well received title 'Gattling Gears', another top down shooter.
Originally made for Windows Phone, then ported over to Windows 8, then to both generations of Xbox consoles, then finally to Steam, which means it will run on anything. Basically you'll find this title on virtually any reasonbly current gen platform you can find.

From the very start, you can tell this is a ported mobile game almost instantly. Giant menu buttons and a small array of graphical and audio options are not unexpected for these types of game. However it doesn't make it any more excusable. This stuff does not belong on pc and, where I can forgive a smaller company the lack of attention to detail, this is f***ing Microsoft and Co!

Controlling your Spartan is easy. WASD keys will move your guy around, while aim and shoot with the mouse. Pretty simple. Everything here feels tight and responsive. Quite an achievement for a top down shooter, where many a time you'll find yourself struggling to control a slow and unresponsive character.
Gameplay wise, this is about as good as you're going to get out of this genre. Good stuff!

Graphically, the game is very pleasing to the eye. It's by no means going to win awards. But it definitely has it's own style and charm to it. Everything here feels like Halo. Plasma grenades explode with a satisfying buzz Halo players will no and love, while the chatter of different weapons all feel hefty and interesting. One of Halo's greatest strengths is its weapons variety and while it does taught some of the best weapons from the game, I was slightly disappointed they didn't include more weapon variety.
Also, due no doubt to this being originally a Mobile game, some weapons are extraordinarily overpowered (The automatic rocket launcher for example) This completely breaks the tactical nature of the game, and really only limits you to a few weapons which you'll either start with at the beginning of the level, or by unlocking them XP points. None of the guns enemies drop are worth anything. And they'll more than likely get you killed if you attempt to use them on harder difficulties.

This brings me to another strange design choice the game has. Instead of paying for an advantage, on console and desktop versions of the game, you can simply buy OP weapons with XP points you earn by repeating levels. This to me, feels sloppy and hurried. Maybe I was expecting too much, but it would have been cool to have some kind of progression system to unlock more guns. It would have lengthened the games longevity somewhat also.

The story here is about as by the numbers as you'll get. Rookie Spartan Sara Palmer gets into trouble with the covenant. Davis, and her fight back and win the day. Pretty standard stuff. This is by no means going to make you fall in love with the Halo lore if this is your first outing of Halo. Which it very well might be,given MS's track record of releasing Halo games on PC.

One massive, and rather nonsensical issue I have with the game however is that MS has actually made the decision to strip the CO-OP mode out of the game entirely. Unless you own the game on Xbox One, (which I do) you wont be able to play with friends. Aside from the insanely short sighted design decision to rip pieces out of the game so the Next gen port would look more favorable, I can't think of single reason to do this. This severely hurt the games fun factor as two players really makes this one of the best top down shooters out there.
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