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 (1,674 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 67 people (73%) 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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37 of 48 people (77%) found this review helpful
13.8 hrs on record
I've waited a fair time for this game, Finally halo on steam! doesnt matter if its not FPS C:

It lacks some things like CO-OP or Multiplayer, Multiplayer might be hard for this game in particular however CO-OP would be amazing to see, all in all i'll give it an 8/10, Very enjoyable, not a huge download.

Have fun! <3
Posted: April 4
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24 of 29 people (83%) 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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28 of 36 people (78%) found this review helpful
5.1 hrs on record
This is really one of the better deals on Steam right now. Never mind it's currently being sold on Microsoft's own Xbox Live Arcade platform for $15 as compared to the $5 here, this is a very Steam-friendly port as well with Achievements, Trading Cards and Cloud Save. Runs great, a few video options to choose from, and plays equally well with mouse+keyboard or controller.

The game itself is a good one provided you like top-down, twin stick shooters. I love them myself, and while this isn't one of the best in the genre, it's probably up there in the top 10%. It's not very challenging at first except in trying for gold stars, but the missions do increase in difficulty as you progress through the 30 levels. You also use vehicles a lot, and in that way, it reminds me quite a bit of the older XBLA twin stick shooters Assault Heroes 1 and 2, if you remember those. Except far prettier.

There is a lot of gaming here for 5 measly bucks.
Posted: April 4
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18 of 22 people (82%) found this review helpful
4.1 hrs on record
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.

The Good:
· 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.

The Bad:
· 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.

The Ugly:
· 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.

Final Verdict:
· 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.
Posted: April 5
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1,564 of 1,730 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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