Halo: Spartan Strike makes you a Spartan supersoldier battling evil forces. Delve into 30 challenging missions through cities and jungles using a devastating arsenal of weapons, abilities and vehicles including the iconic Warthog against the Covenant and Promethean enemies.
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Recent:
Mixed (13 reviews) - 53% of the 13 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
Overall:
Very Positive (322 reviews) - 81% of the 322 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Dec 12, 2014

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About This Game

Halo: Spartan Strike makes you a Spartan supersoldier battling evil forces.
Delve into 30 challenging missions through cities and jungles using a devastating arsenal of weapons, abilities and vehicles including the iconic Warthog against the Covenant and Promethean enemies. Be the Spartan and deny your foes the conquest of Earth.

Earn Steam achievements, complete missions and compete against your friends for the top scores in the leaderboards.

Challenge your enemies. Strike Fast. Be a Spartan!

TOP FEATURES
  • Crush your enemies using the iconic Warthog or sweep them from the battlefield using the all-new Kestrel VTOL.
  • Face off against Promethean enemies; deadly mechanical warriors who seek mankind’s annihilation.
  • Experience an all-new story that will take you from New Mombasa on Earth to the enigmatic Gamma Halo located at the edge of charted space.
  • Complete weekly challenges and take the top position against friends in leaderboards that showcase your Halo gaming skills.
  • Game supports keyboard/mouse, USB Xbox controller and virtual joysticks for touch.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 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
    • Storage: 2550 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: ** DirectX feature level 10 required **
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 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
    • Storage: 2550 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: ** DirectX feature level 10 required **
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Mixed (13 reviews)
Overall:
Very Positive (322 reviews)
Recently Posted
Ha Ha Ha Thud!!!
0.2 hrs
Posted: August 18
Partial Controller Support means you better have an XBOX Controller.
Windows 10 + Steam Controller + Big Picture mode = CRASH on launch.
A search of this problem shows it is common and nothing seems to be getting done about it.
Shame.
(Overall the gameplay seems nice, but I'd prefer to use a controller not keyboard+mouse for this one).
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The Typical Ⓐnarchist (SoA)
1.7 hrs
Posted: August 18
Not bad, im gonna play it more but for the most part its a top down twin stick shooter, most notably like the old gtas and YaZD (Yet Another Zombie Defense) there is four maps and six missions for each and you can buy guns from snipers to rocket launchers that you will reconize from halo with credits that are earned for completing missions, as someone who wants halo more in my life i will say its good, only if you like top down twin stick shooter games though.

and you cannot customize your spartan, you play as this dude...

http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=747152201
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alexfirecatcherRB
0.2 hrs
Posted: August 15
im confused my game wont lauch it just opens and close lauch tabs plz help
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Fancy Weiss
8.7 hrs
Posted: August 4
A pretty decent and overall addicting game -- even for a game originally intended to be for mobile devices.

7/10

Pros:
-Interest environments
-Good soundtrack
-Old enemies, as well as new enemies return
-The visual art style is an interactive painting
-Game is difficult somewhat -- offers a good challenge
-The story ain't the best, but it's pretty good for a mobile-oriented game
-A fair credit and scoring system

Cons:
-Vehicles are clunky to control
-Lack of checkpoints can be frustrating
-Some enemy species recycle the same sound as other species
-Most of the weapons are underpowered
-You cannot reach the final chapter until you have all gold stars for every level in previous chapters

Would I recommend this game? Absolutely.
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Tucker-117
1.4 hrs
Posted: July 29
The Voices of characters in the game often becaome muffled and dificult to hear. Got boring fast. Story isnt all that interesting. I like Halo but this game just wasnt all that great. Its ok but its not amazing.
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MLG LITTEN
0.8 hrs
Posted: July 27
Han Solo dies in Star Wars: The Force Awakens
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jamesbfield77
2.0 hrs
Posted: July 21
The 2nd table top formation in the line. The controls are a bit different and may take a little bit of getting used to. I find that this version is better then the last but the action is the same and there is very little that is new about this,
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ʕ•ᴥ•ʔ Androshi
4.1 hrs
Posted: July 19
Welp more Halo atleast and uh same gameplay style like the first game, hm not really much else to say so I guess why not try it?
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Frodo SagBag
1.2 hrs
Posted: July 12
This game is good, (relatively) clean fun and a great port of a tablet-style game. It's actually fairly remarkable in the sense that it FEELS like a Halo game, the weapons handle how you'd expect (within the parameters of a mobile game) and the enemies use tactics you'd encounter in the full Halo games. Visuals are colorful but not overly complicated and the music is well done. If you're looking for a casual, non-competitive arcade-style game to relax with, this could be just the ticket. It's not a fast-paced, cocaine-fueled FPS like many games today, instead being a top-down, slower-paced affair.

The story is a typical spinoff Halo tale full of alien artifacts and firefights with the Covenant and other baddies, nothing to see here.

Here's hoping Microsoft wises up and ports more serious Halo titles to PC next.
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Hooya
4.3 hrs
Posted: July 11
*STUCK* now, spartan can't move

-THE END-
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.7 hrs on record
Posted: August 18
Not bad, im gonna play it more but for the most part its a top down twin stick shooter, most notably like the old gtas and YaZD (Yet Another Zombie Defense) there is four maps and six missions for each and you can buy guns from snipers to rocket launchers that you will reconize from halo with credits that are earned for completing missions, as someone who wants halo more in my life i will say its good, only if you like top down twin stick shooter games though.

and you cannot customize your spartan, you play as this dude...

http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=747152201
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
8.7 hrs on record
Posted: August 4
A pretty decent and overall addicting game -- even for a game originally intended to be for mobile devices.

7/10

Pros:
-Interest environments
-Good soundtrack
-Old enemies, as well as new enemies return
-The visual art style is an interactive painting
-Game is difficult somewhat -- offers a good challenge
-The story ain't the best, but it's pretty good for a mobile-oriented game
-A fair credit and scoring system

Cons:
-Vehicles are clunky to control
-Lack of checkpoints can be frustrating
-Some enemy species recycle the same sound as other species
-Most of the weapons are underpowered
-You cannot reach the final chapter until you have all gold stars for every level in previous chapters

Would I recommend this game? Absolutely.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 18
Partial Controller Support means you better have an XBOX Controller.
Windows 10 + Steam Controller + Big Picture mode = CRASH on launch.
A search of this problem shows it is common and nothing seems to be getting done about it.
Shame.
(Overall the gameplay seems nice, but I'd prefer to use a controller not keyboard+mouse for this one).
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305 of 329 people (93%) found this review helpful
25 people found this review funny
Recommended
2.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 19, 2015
We need halo CE, halo 2 and halo 3 on steam ! And everyone will say "YES MY FRIEND, YES !"

About this one, same as halo spartan assault, not bad, but damn, I want halo CE, halo 2 and halo 3 on steam ! :)
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197 of 220 people (90%) found this review helpful
10 people found this review funny
Recommended
7.5 hrs on record
Posted: April 16, 2015
Firstly, a tip for the Music Lovers

If you like the game's music, you can find the .OGG music files (Which can be opened & played by various free programs such as VLC Media Player & foobar, as well as free editors such as Audacity or Goldwave along with your standard commercial/professional editors like Sony Vegas) at the following directory:
Your Storage Device (Usually C:) > Programs or Programs x86 > Steam > steamapps > common > HaloSpartanStrike > Data.

Just simply copy-paste them where ever you wish, open them up in the chosen programs like VLC Media Player or foobar (Or even re-render them to a format of your choice should you be using editors like the previously mentioned examples), and enjoy the music by Tom Salta, which I do also recommend considering the official soundtrack release, as there's plenty of music not featured in the game such as "Epic Evolution Reborn" or "Spartan Strike" that will be sure to provide a good listen!


My Review

There's not really a lot to say about this game at all.

Basically, it's just Halo: Spartan Assault No. 2. Very little has changed. Same controls, same key-bindings (With the Pause, Fire & Alt-Fire still locked just as they were in Halo: Spartan Assault) same mission structure, same narrative style, but thankfully an improved UI. The differences & additions are very few. But in truth, there was little expectation of it to be so, nor any effort to make us believe as such. And being a game that's just above half the price of it's official soundtrack album, it's cheap & cheerful fun that will occupy you for 2-4hrs.

If you had fun with Halo: Spartan Assault shooting lots of bad guys to achieve a highest score, this will not fail to satisfy. If you've played neither, you can pick them up together in a bundle, which I recommend you do to save yourself even more money.

It's a twin-stick shooter that surprisingly inherits the combat of the core Halo shooters very well, and while it isn't anything noteworthy or something I'd consider highly recommendable, it's performance is solid & undemanding, it doesn't demand your time nor leaves a large hole in your wallet.
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125 of 145 people (86%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
Recommended
2.6 hrs on record
Posted: April 16, 2015
I think the decision to buy this game pretty much boils down to three questions, if you're on the fence.
1.) Do you like the Halo franchise?
2.) Did you enjoy Spartan Assault?
3.) Do you mind playing more of the same, with some new content and a fresh coat of paint?

Of course, it's not always that simple. Spartan Strike might appeal to people who haven't played much of the Halo franchise, sure. The gameplay is basic, but satisfying. Thanks to the 'Skull' system in this and its predecessor, you can custom-tailor your difficulty to a degree, as well as limitedly changing up a some of the gameplay mechanics.

If you're looking at the game from a value standpoint, my opinion is that it's worth the money... if the gameplay is your cup of tea. I haven't finished the game yet, but I can tell it's most likely going to be short. I don't have a problem with that, considering the reasonable price tag. Honestly, $6 feels like a sale price already, especially considering that the aforementioned Skulls can add some challenge and a bit of replayability.

Now, for fans of Halo, this game succeeds in capturing a bit more of the large scale feel of the previous Halo games a lot better than Spartan Assault, at least in the beginning. That doesn't mean it's got huge levels with divergent paths and a whole lot of room for creativity in your runs, it just means that the actual scale of things is better. There are background events you can pay attention to going on above or below your field of play; the second level even had the huge bridge from Halo 2 down below, with what I assume to be Master Chief in a Scorpion tank blowing up Ghosts. It was a nice touch.

I can't speak for the state of the port. Honestly, I haven't had any issues playing the game. The game looks reasonably pretty, though I might not be the best metric for that. I thought Dark Souls I looked good on PC. Performance is solid, even on my relatively low-end PC, but that's to be expected from what's basically a side-by-side PC and mobile game. Luckily, there aren't any of the microtransactions the mobile version undoubtedly has, which is always refreshing.

All in all, I'm enjoying my time with Spartan Strike. If you like Halo and don't mind a bit of rehashing, give this game a try. Then again, if you like Halo, you have to have a pretty good tolerance for rehashing. If you like twin-stick shooters, this is a pretty decent one.
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191 of 245 people (78%) found this review helpful
17 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: April 18, 2015
More Halo for pc!!
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120 of 152 people (79%) found this review helpful
8 people found this review funny
Recommended
5.0 hrs on record
Posted: April 18, 2015
As a Halo fan, good game but we need more Halo games on Steam until the Halo: Online
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55 of 59 people (93%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
19.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 13, 2015
If you're a huge Halo fan, then you should definitely get this!

Halo: Spartan Strike is a Top-Down Shooter game that introduces new mechanics and content that wasn't in Spartan Assault. You're basically a Spartan (that's you!) and you're in simulation training, which you're tasked to do various missions in different operations. From the Battle of New Mombasa all the way to the Battle of New Phoenix. Even though the gameplay isn't everybody's cup of tea, at least give it a try. The levels can be short, so you'll end up finishing it at about a couple of hours at most. But along with getting the achievements and adding skulls for a bit of a challenge, it took me a little over a day to complete the game.

Spartan Strike also introduces new things that weren't in Spartan Assault, such as the Warthog, Kestrel, and fighting Promethean enemies. The new content alone is enough to add a little more fun to the game and spice things up a bit.

$6 in my opinion is worth it for a decent top-down shooter like this. $6 is cheap for a standard game alone, but you can also get it when it goes on sale (66% off on the bundle as of right now!) so you get more bang for your buck. The only bad parts are that there's no multiplayer co-op along with no badges or trading cards (although that may happen in the future!). But even then, Halo: Spartan Strike is a great game as it stands for everyone to try out!

Should you buy this game?
As a Halo fan, you should definitely get it! If you're looking for decent games or getting into Halo, give Spartan Strike or Spartan Assault a try!
10/10

Edit: I wrote this review as these games were on sale at the time (66% off), but now that's no longer the case. :(
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79 of 104 people (76%) found this review helpful
13 people found this review funny
Recommended
8.8 hrs on record
Posted: April 16, 2015
Fun game, am thankful there are no microtransactions. Love the subtle references to the old Halo campaign, such as the bridge in the second level that shows Master Chief tailing the Scarab from Halo 2. Also the UI is a big improvement from Assault. Bravo.

My main peeve with this game is it uses old resources and sounds mixed with new ones. The Assault Rifle, for example, has the same sound from Halo: Reach. Why didn't they use the sound from Halo 4? It is their most recent main Halo game at the moment.


STILL WAITING ON AN ACTUAL HALO GAME
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