Halo: Spartan Assault

Microsoft Game Studios, 343 Industries
Dec 23, 2013 - Xbox One, PC, Xbox Series X/S
Weak Man

OpenCritic Rating

61

Top Critic Average

14%

Critics Recommend

Eurogamer
7 / 10
IGN
6.7 / 10
Metro GameCentral
5 / 10
Game Informer
8.3 / 10
GameSpot
6 / 10
Polygon
4 / 10
Destructoid
7 / 10
God is a Geek
4 / 10
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Critic Reviews for Halo: Spartan Assault

These issues aside, Vanguard's created a decent blaster which offers a couple of moments of genuine bullet-dodging glory: Halo's touch-screen debut is good-looking, colourful, and fun. It's all rather bittersweet, really. If Spartan Assault was terrible, nobody would ever have to know about it, since the combination of release platforms makes it a bit of a curio from the off. In the end, it's actually pretty entertaining stuff. Here's hoping it eventually gets ported around a little.

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IGN

6.7 / 10.0
Justin Davis

Spartan Assault features flashes of frantic Halo brilliance, but skip the touch controls. Play with mouse + keyboard!

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Still essentially the same game as released on mobile, but at twice the price and with microtransactions that are even more cynically-designed than usual.

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Spartan Assault ports many of Halo's best elements to the twin-stick shooter genre surprisingly well

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Halo: Spartan Assault transfers adequately from mobile platforms to the Xbox One, with microtransactions in tow.

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Spartan Assault's simple gameplay and broken economy misses what's special about Halo

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It's by no means Windows 8's killer app, but provided you have access to a Windows 8 device, you could do much worse than Spartan Assault.

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This game does nothing for the reputation of a series that was already shaken after the departure of Bungie – it would serve Microsoft well to re-focus the Halo franchise purely on what it does best.

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