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.
User reviews: Very Positive (1,817 reviews)
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
    • Hard Drive: 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
    • Hard Drive: 2550 MB available space
Helpful customer reviews
77 of 93 people (83%) found this review helpful
36.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 2
F.A.Q. LOOKALIKE REVIEW:

Q: What is this game?
A: Halo Spartan Assault!

Q: What is about?
A: Heroes (Spartans) fighting against a special Microsoft's team (Covenants) to stop the developement of Windows ME for year 3000 (if you know Windows ME from 1999/2000 you know what I am talking about)

Q: Is it fun?
A: You kill stuff and a lot of things goes boom and bzaak and puuf....yes is fun!

Q: Any sexy chick in this game?
A: Yes....but with their armour on....PERVERT!

Q: Can I play sat upside down with a beer on my right and a piece of pizza on the floor that I will munch here and there during the gameplay and with a squirrel that will massage my feet?
A: Yes you can thanks to the controller

Q: Is this the usual Halo?
A: No it isn't...is not a story even...well it is....some sort of spin off before Halo 4....but the missions are pretty much linear and you will end in doing the same thing often.

Q: Will you be able to use huge space ships to nuke entire Worlds?
A: NO....SHAME ON YOU MICROSOFT!

Q: Is this better than Cooking Mama?
A: Depends...if you like to boil chickens, grill some hamburgers, cut some sausages and so on...you will probably not like this game.

Q: And what do you think?
A: If you are looking for an Halo game...well this could be actually a good spin off that will add more info about the original story. The game is fun but still it is a bit repetitive. If you like gaming you will end in trying to get all the stuff (medals, achievements, objectives and so on) if you aren't you will get bored a bit easily.

Q: Something missing from this game?
A: Co-op mode....shame for a game like this to not have Co-op for the story

Overall
Graphic 7/10
Sounds 8/10
Gameplay 8/10
Longevity 6/10
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13 of 13 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 24
This is not a review, but I highly recommend this twin-stick shooter for the following reasons.

1. The story is set between the events of Halo 3 and 4.
2. Many enemies with different tactics.
3. Vehicles can be be driven on some of the maps.
4. Good selection of weapons.
5. Great music!
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9 of 10 people (90%) found this review helpful
37.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 13
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 'Startling Gears' another top down shooter.
Originally made for Windows Phone, then ported over to Windows 8, then finally to Windows 8, as well as to both generations of Xbox consoles. Basically you'll find this title on virtually any platform you own.

Now onto the game. Is it fun?
Short answer: Yes.
Will it hold your attention however? Probably not.

From the very start, you can tell this is a ported mobile phone 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.

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 it's 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 extraordinarily 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.

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.
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19 of 31 people (61%) found this review helpful
5.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 5
i like playing halo so yeah i like this game
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 8
Spartan Assasult Is An Amazing Game, If You Looking For A Fun Game With AR,SR, ETC This Is A Fun Game I Recomend That Everyone Should Give It A Try, If Your A Halo Fan Like Me Then Totally Get This Game It $5 This Game Is Also On The Windows Store An Android. Have Fun =D
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 29
It's definitely not the Halo experience we were expecting for Steam or the PC, but in terms of the game itself, it's not too bad. Think of it as a top-down arcade game from the 80's, combined with the Halo lore. If you're a fan of Halo, you'll like it.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 29
As the first Halo title to hit PC i was pleased with this game. The graphics are stunning, the gameplay is fast paced and Challenging. Spartan Assault has decen replay value with three dificulty Levels and Skull (handicaps). over all I give this game a 7 of 10.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 1
Really enjoyable little game. Worth getting for 5 bucks, especially if you are a fan of the Halo franchise. I hope to see more Halo games come to Steam!
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 24
This is a great game for any fans of Halo. It was a tiny bit disappointing, but its really fun. I never played Halo: Wars, so I didn't really know what to expect from a skyview Halo, but its a really good game! I recommend it heaps!

Even though this was made by 343. THOSE B@STARDS!!!!

7/10
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 28
A decent addition to the Halo franchise. I preferred it over Halo Wars, just due to the style of gameplay. I would have liked the addition of co-op to the PC version, unless it's hidden somewhere in the game. The levels are fairly short, with some being considerably more interesting or difficult than others. The challenge system didn't do much for me, and I would have preferred an upgrade system instead (so as not to have to spend experience points). I would have liked to finish the campaign, but I got to a level that I just couldn't beat, and without options to change the difficulty, I gave up.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
8.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 13
A surprisingly challenging top down shooter that looks and feels like playing the hlao FPS, with all the frustrations involved with piloting or hijacking vehicles and nade spam. Although the story was very lack luster, it does what it can to tie into Halo 4 universe and potentially humanize Palmer. Sadly, I still hate Palmer's guts.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 13
It's good to see a Halo game on Steam. It's nothing like the Xbox version of Halo. I like how they actually took time for this port to be on computer, because most ports usually suck, this one on the other hand is pretty damn good. Can't wait for the next one, which is coming December 2014!

Now, I'm a huge Halo fan, I've played and beat the original Halo's on the Xbox and PC a couple hundred of times, no lie.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 14
I sorely needed a mouse & keyboard masher on my work laptop and HSA delivered! Game runs beautifully smooth with 4AA graphics setting even on a weak Radeon 8670M at HD Ready resolution, accompanied by punchy sound effects. It is well worthy of the US$5 price tag which includes 30 missions. There is a difficulty level can be toggled in game which rewards the bold, which is a nice concept. Greatly recommended to casual gamers who crave a mental break!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 16
Great Top down shooter, although not the best halo game, it is fun in short bursts.

The graphics are your standard fare for top down, nothing to write home about here except the explosions and ice effects look pretty nice, Dont expect blood like in halo CE, it is very toned down, and looks nice, however I like my halo dripping in blue and purple goo.

Gameplay wise this is very much halo, top down! Firefights are varied and are pretty simple encounters. There are some base defense missions where you will be looking after a base or a helipad and waves of enemies come at you for about 5 minutes. They wont be throwing 1000's of enemies on screen or anything, but most of the game is follow the linear path, kill the baddies.

Sound is fantastic, it is so awesome to hear the gun sounds and covenant again! Sounds are damn near coming straight out of Halo 3, ODST, and Reach it seems like. Very pleasing to hear after all the years.

To go into this game wanting to marathon through it would be terrible because of how repetitive it is. This is a game you play for 30 minutes at a time, beat a few levels and get off or else you'll get bored. This is very much a game to go, well I got 20 minutes before whatever, I can beat a level or two in this before I leave the house.

8/10 GOOD HALO FIX TILL THE COLLECTION HITS THE PC!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
7.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 12
The games was good but i dont get why they took off the classic halo ce ?? PLEASE STEAM BRING IT BACK!!!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 14
Pros:

Its a good game, nice controls and history, personally i am a fan from Halo series but don't like to use consoles.
Considering that is a simple game not a AAA production, its very fun.

Cons:

Bad port, if you play from HDMI or DVI the game locks to 50Hz and reduce the color scheme to Chroma 4:2:2 when played in Fullscreen
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
2.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 13
Honestly didnt know what to expect from what is basically an Iphone port but was surprised to find a charming game for a really good price. It is NOT a Halo game and if your expecting Halo 2 again you wont find it here.
What you WILL find is a nice, top down shooter in a twin sticks style with decent graphics and half decent story. Its extremely satisfying to destroy everything and provides some challenge without over doing it for a more casual Halo experience.

Highly recommend.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 30
pretty fun
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 1
Very great game, it's pretty much a mix of Halo Wars and Halo 4 and adding it to PC.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
7.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 13
Feels just like the bigger versions of Halo....stayed loyal to the genre. Good fun.
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