When I switched to PC gaming I never thought I'd miss Halo as much as I did (and still do). I've played Halo 3 since december 2008 and I played it untill the very last day I played anything on my Xbox 360 back in late 2012. That's four years of playing Halo 3 almost every single day. Needless to say but Halo was definately one of the best gaming experiences I have ever had, period. Fans and gamers alike have been waiting (begging, even) for Halo on Steam. Thus far the PC has only seen Halo 2 for Windows, but never before has a Halo-game been released on Steam. Until now, that is.Halo: Spartan Assault
makes its entry to Steam as the very first (and hopefully not the last) Halo game ever to be released on it. Coming at a steal of only 5$ you get a complete Halo experience that is not only a fun Halo game, but also a great twin-stick shooter, offering quite a lot of content with endless replayability.
· Solid controls allow for intense firefights set on beautiful locations filled with authentic Covenant enemies (like Grunts, Jackals and Elites).
· The Challenge System is back from Halo: Reach and Halo 4, bringing you more challenges several times a week. This adds a huge replay-value. One challenge may have you completing a level with at least one skull enabled, while another one will have you killing 200 Grunts with Assault Rifles in Operation B. Each challanges gives you additional experience to compete against your friens (and foes, if you're the competetive kind) in the leaderboars.
· The story, albeit quite forgetful, is a prequel to Halo 4s Spartan Ops mode without ever attaching too much to it. It's a story of its own that introduces new and old characters to the audience. Beautiful art-styled cinematics and gorgeous environments are a treat to look at and a blast to play though.
· No co-op or multiplayer. While the singleplayer offers a high challenge and huge replayability, the lack of co-op or multiplayer is rather disappointing. Gunning through the missions with a friend could on its own offer even more replayability, and the multiplayer could soak up hours of gameplay of Halo- and twin-stick-fans alike.
· It's not Halo 3, Halo: Reach or Halo 4, but it's still fantastic to have a Halo game on PC.
· Stunning cinematics with solid gameplay set on gorgeous and varying planets make this game just as much fun to watch as it is to play it. Add authentic Covenant enemies and iconic Halo guns and this game makes for a gorgeous wet dream for any Halo fan on PC.
· If you love twin-stick shooters, get it. If you love Halo, get it. If you love games with high replayability, get it. For a 5$ price tag, Halo: Spartan Assault
brings you a high-quality twin-stick Halo shooter that will have you coming back and replaying every single mission long after you've completed the main story. 9/10.