With Halo: Spartan Assault, Microsoft can say that the Xbox One managed to have a Halo game out during the launch window. The bad news is that it's not Halo 5 or even another HD anniversary edition. Yet it's still a Halo game, which means it has a wealth of Covenant grunts to murder with your trusty needler. Spartan Assault reimagines Halo as a twin-stick shooter, delivering on much of the genre's arcade allure. However, the transition from mobile to consoles has brought with it a bevy of microtransactions, for better or worse. Mostly worse.
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(Note: This review was based off a full playthrough of Halo: Spartan Assault in advance of its public release. This review opportunity was a freelance assignment for Gamespot.com.)
Developer: 343 Industries, Vanguard Entertainment
Publisher: Microsoft Studios
Released: December 24, 2013
Platforms: Xbox One (previously on mobile devices)