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 (1,726 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
49 of 66 people (74%) found this review helpful
2.0 hrs on record
Halo: Spartan Assault is a Spanish soap opera developed by people who hate PC and Halo 3.

The show takes place in Spain with the main characters being Enrico Salso playing the Master Chef a world class chef who owns his own restaurant. And female Spanish actor Enrika Nacho playing the soon to be wife of the Master Chef named Isabella.

The show begins in the restaurant of the Master chef after he has closed for the day. Isabella walks in from the front door and the two of them start to dance with each other as the lighting of the room fades and music starts to play. They exchange praise of each others dancing talent and after the tango the Master Chef asks her to marry him. She accepts his proposal but there is more to her then he think he knows!

The show now jumps to the day of the wedding, which is being hosted inside his restaurant. All 2034 of their relatives show up and brought food they had made. As Isabella walks down the isle towards the Master chef she has a flash back to the previous week when she married her previous husband Armando. Isabella reaches the podium and begins to exchange vows with the Master Chef. But just as she is able to say "lo haré" Armando her husband bursts through the doors of the restaurant. "Isabella ¿qué estás haciendo ?" he shouts from a far.

"Sólo estoy haciendo lo que yo no pude. Cásate con un hombre" said Isabella beside her now second husband.

"pero que es homosexual" said Armando pointing at her new husband

"¿Qué? Master Chef es esto cierto ?" said Isabella to her new husband

"Esto es cierto . El único hombre que quiero en mi vida es Armondo . Se estaba acercando a casarse con él ." Said the Master Chef as he looks at the floor in shame.

"Master Chef.. Pero estoy pregenant ." Said Isabella as she put her hand over her stomach.

"Soy demasiado" Said the Master Chef as episode ending music played and the screen faded out. The credits began to roll and the only people credited in the episode were the sound producer and the guy who got everyone latte that one time when the errand boy broke his leg.

The show was canceled after one episode and the story was never explained.

This show destroyed Enrico Salso's career and he was found dead four weeks later in his condo having hung himself in his bathroom.

Port Halo 3 to PC
Posted: August 30
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67 of 97 people (69%) found this review helpful
6.6 hrs on record
☺ Nice visuals capture the Halo Universe well.
☺ Smooth Controls (Note: I played with an XBox Controller).

☹Missions are too short.
☹Temporary unlocks.

Halo: Spartan Assault is a pretty top down shooter which see's you running virtual missions based on the exploits of two Spartan soldiers, Davis and Palmer, where you will be tasked with defending objectives, destroying Covenant targets and playing the role of escort in a variety of missions.

The combat is entertaining, switching between a primary and secondary weapon or hurling a grenade into a group of grunts, even jumping in the odd vehicle to cause some mayhem. Weapons will be familiar to fans of previous Halo games and translate well, although they lack some of the impact you'd probably expect. There are a fair few enemy types thrown at you, from Grunts to Brutes and I was pleased to be able to stealth kill a few unaware enemies rather than always going in guns blazing.

The missions themselves are extremely short and seem to end just as things start to get interesting, which I found really ruined the flow of the game. That said, I can appreciate it works for shorter play sessions where you literally have a spare five minutes to play.

Before setting off on a mission you can choose to apply 'skulls' that increase the difficulty of the game in a variety of ways (such as removing HUD elements or making shields deplete when firing weapons). Although you can also select your weapons and equipment, it's tied into an unlock system where you spend experience points that you earn for completing missions and secondary challenges (some level specific and some weekly). Unfortunately, these unlocks only apply to the current mission you're attempting (they don't remain unlocked even if you attempt the mission again at a later date) so are all but useless in earlier missions unless you're perhaps chasing a high score. Experience Points don't come rolling in either, so you can really feel like you've wasted what you've just earned.

The levels themselves are rather similar, although are well detailed and some of the earlier missions tend to have things going on in the background to make you feel like you're in a larger conflict. The game has a fair number of not-so-invisible walls that often serve as spawn points for enemies and is a pretty linear experience, this again can be a plus for those high score getters because you'll know exactly what enemies to expect and when.

Halo: Spartan Assault is not a game I'd recommend to friends and seems a bit of a let down given the setting, but if you're after an easy to play top down shooter, what's on offer is pretty fair for three and a half hours of Halo themed shootyness.
Posted: May 30
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32 of 40 people (80%) found this review helpful
4.7 hrs on record
A Halo twin stick shooter with all the trimmings except those great cut scenes to further along the story. Born as a mobile phone app the conversion to PC is great despite the rediculously short levels and the awkward grenade aiming. Supports all of the Steam platform goodies, trading cards, achievements and cloud saves. Quality game, great price. Your Scorpion awaits.
Posted: June 7
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17 of 21 people (81%) found this review helpful
9.0 hrs on record
Great game but seriously Microsoft put Halo 3 on Steam it will give you teh moneys.
Posted: August 1
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30 of 46 people (65%) found this review helpful
1.0 hrs on record
Let the buyer beware I guess. While I heard great things about a coop mode, the PC version does not have it.
Posted: June 30
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1,570 of 1,739 people (90%) found this review helpful
8.2 hrs on record
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 plz
Posted: April 4
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