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 (2,625 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
45 of 53 people (85%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
8.1 hrs on record
Posted: April 19
The game really feels and looks like Halo even though is not a FPS. It has the same atmosphere and the same graphic and artistic direction, making it a real Halo game.

These being said, the game is actually designed for mobile touch enabled devices and the first thing that gives it away is the missions length that never reaches 10 minutes. In fact, you can finish most of the missions in less than 5 minutes(if you're good enough), making Halo: Spartan Assault the first casual game in this series.

The story is interesting and it's written in such a manner that can justify the moments when the game gets really hard.

The game features and experience system that allows you to buy new weapons and abilities. You can get XP points only based on the enemies you kill and the manner you kill them. This way you can earn the Bronze/Silver/Gold star or none (this means no XP points). You can also select 2 out of 6 skulls to make the game harder but gain more XP points.

The game is really enjoyable but unfortunately it has some serious issues.

There are moments the game feels so scripted and cheap that you really want to ditch it.

The default weapons set usually feels useless so you have to pick your own custom ones. However this requires a lot of XP points and force you to pick up skulls. This makes the game harder but frustrating and cheap.

While the Covenant troops have no problem in controlling the vehicles, you struggle to.
While the need 1-3 grenades to blow up their own vehicles when you are driving them, you need 3-5 at least to do the same thing with the same vehicles. While they can blow up you vehicle really fast with mounted turrets without stopping from shooting, you need more shots and time to do it and you also have to stop firing since the turrets magically start overheating when you use them.
And you also need more grenades to blow up the turrets when the enemy uses it than they need for when you are using it.

All those aspects make some missions so hard that you have to keep on trying to finish them. Sometimes you need to replay old missions to get XP points so that you can afford the right set of weapons and abilities since you waste all those points trying to figure the right set out, making a 5 minutes mission feel like a 30 minutes repetitive hell and a very bad way to make a game feel longer than it really is.
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23 of 24 people (96%) found this review helpful
4.7 hrs on record
Posted: July 3
Casual, yet competent and stimulating // Perfect for a dull afternoon that needs to be filled

+ The control system is solidly designed and is intuitive in practice
+ Environmental design is escellent in a way that is characteristic of the franchise; the flow of the levels, the amount of detail, and the impressive variation all add up to a standard (good) Halo experience
+ Sound design, particularly weapon/vehicle sounds, is superb; very much sounds like a Halo game
+ Plot is nothing revolutionary, especially by the standards of the franchise, but it works very well for the length of style of the game; the cinematics that advance the story, also, are employed admirably
+ Stats and level modifiers add an extra incentive to do well, and the drive to push oneself for a better 'grade' is certainly a present factor
+ Vehicle combat is one of the game's aspects that stands out the most; intensely fun to play, and the vehicle missions are tactfully placed in a way that breaks up the pace and keeps one interested
+ Missions and their objectives offer an impressive amount of variety; this keeps the game from feeling stale
+ Soundtrack, true to Halo fashion, is spectacular
+ Works well with both a mouse & keyboard, and a controller

- Death forces level-restarts, as there are no (in-mission) auto saves or checkpoints; some may appreciate the challenge, but it often proves intensely frustrating
- Lackluster models and textures
- No multiplayer; limited replay value, overall
- Game is really very short; averages ~4 hours to finish a playthrough

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7 of 9 people (78%) found this review helpful
3.9 hrs on record
Posted: April 22
As a Halo devoted fan all I can say is that I love it. Of course, it`s not like the normal Halo collection, but it`s quite good and i enjoy playing it. Controls aren`t hard and seems really fun to play. Too bad it`s not a co-op game, but still the Halo Spartan feeling feels really strong.
The story is also interesting and the cut scenes are really well made.
Also the price is fair well for it and i can say i urge every Halo fan to buy it.
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8 of 12 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: March 15
Halo Spartan Assault is pretty fun and i like the challages and the missions are good wish they had more missions to do.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
7.8 hrs on record
Posted: August 18
This game is cute and fun. It definitly doesnt live up to the full potential of a halo game, but it does deserve recognition for its assets, like the price and amount of missions it boasts.

I wrote a poem about halo:

Boy do i like halo on pc,
but the company 343
doesnt make them all for pc
so i cry and say please
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