Available only for Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8, Halo: Spartan Assault is a new top-down action shooter that brings a Halo video game to touch-based devices for the first time in franchise history. Developed by 343 Industries in conjunction with Vanguard Games, Halo: Spartan Assault provides an accessible, pick-up-and-play experience for fans and newcomers alike. Set between the events of Halo 3 and Halo 4, Halo: Spartan Assault is a new chapter of the award-winning Halo universe that explores the first missions of the Spartan Ops program and dives deeper into the backstory of Human-Covenant wars. Play through the eyes of either Commander Sarah Palmer or Spartan Davis stationed aboard the UNSC Infinity as they fight never-before-seen battles against Covenant forces.
Twin stick shooters are, for whatever reason, a staple of all console launches. The Xbox 360 saw Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved win over the hearts of many. Resogun really makes me wish I owned a PlayStation 4. Nano Assault Neo was the Wii U launch game I enjoyed most. The Xbox One has Halo: Spartan Assault. It doesn’t compare to any of the games I just mentioned. Instead, it’s better off compared to Full Auto or The Outfit. Oh, you forgot those games existed, didn’t you. Good thing I’m here to bring up awful memories. There’s a story to be told within Spartan Assault, though the game doesn’t necessarily do a very good job of telling it. Events take place between Halo 3 and Halo 4 as you do battle with a rogue group of Covenant who are... Read Review