Halo: Spartan Assault
Halo: Spartan Assault is a 2013 top-down third-person shooter video game developed by 343 Industries and Vanguard Entertainment. Part of the Halo media franchise, it was first released on July 18, 2013 for Microsoft Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 platforms. An Xbox One version of the game released on December 24, 2013, followed by an Xbox 360 version on January 31, 2014. It was released on Steam on April 4th, 2014, the first game in the series to do so.
Halo: Spartan Assault is set between the events of Halo 3 and Halo 4. Players control the human soldiers Edward Davis and Sarah Palmer as they fight the alien Covenant. The game launched with 25 single-player missions, with more content released later. In addition, the game is Xbox Live enabled and includes Achievements.
Spartan Assault received mixed reviews on Windows-enabled devices. Critics praised its graphics, Halo look-and-feel, and ease of play while the game's touch screen controls and micro-transaction systems were criticized.