Halo: Spartan Assault

Halo: Spartan Assault brings the Halo universe to touch-based devices and provides an accessible, pick-up-and-play experience for fans and newcomers alike.


Developed by 343 Industries in conjunction with Vanguard Games, Halo: Spartan Assault is a new chapter within the award-winning Halo universe. Hone your tactical skills and play through the historic first missions of the Spartan Ops program as Commander Palmer in this fast paced top-down shooter. Engage in 30 exciting campaign missions or team-up on Xbox Live and fight with a friend against wave after wave of the nightmarish Flood in the online co-op multiplayer mode.

Top features

  • Original Halo gameplay. A fast-paced single player campaign spanning over 30 missions in battles never before experienced in the Halo Universe all played from a top-down camera view
  • New and immersive storyline. Build your skills from within rigorous simulation training using the first missions of the Spartan Ops program, and in the process, witness the rise of Commander Sarah Palmer
  • Best in Class on Windows 8. Best-in-class graphics and audio for Windows Phone 8, Windows 8 PCs, and tablets
  • Built for simplicity. No matter how you play, a unique fusion of touch and console-like controls offers easy pick-up-and-play gaming on Windows Phone 8, Windows 8 PCs, and tablets, with the added flexibility of keyboard and mouse controls on Windows 8 PCs and tablets. We've also brought you intuitive controller action for console and Windows 8 PCs
  • Integration with Halo 4. Earn experience points (XP), medals, and all-new Achievements plus emblems, armors, and skins for your Halo 4 Spartan career.
  • In-app purchases. Speed up your training by earning credits through purchase or persistence. You can also use XP to acquire boosts, unique weapons, or armor abilities.


  • Play longer than ever in a new online Co-op mode, and watch each other's backs with all-new Co-op missions*
  • Engage in Operation Hydra, the Windows 8 and Windows Phone expansion that brings mystery and a chilling addition to the single player campaign--free on the Xbox!
  • Wage war against a persistent and overwhelming enemy – encounter the Flood!
  • Go in strong with an expanded arsenal that brings you more weapons, more armor abilities, and more upgrades – it's the ultimate Spartan Assault experience!
  • Fans who have purchased Halo: Spartan Assault for Windows 8 or Windows Phone 8 prior to December 15, 2013, will be eligible to purchase the Xbox One and Xbox 360 version of the game at the discounted price of $4.99 each!**

Game Details

Game Rating
For ages 13 and Up
Release Date


343 Industries and Vanguard Games


Microsoft Studios


Top Down Shooter





Online Multiplayer


Online Co-op


System Link


* Xbox 360 and Xbox One version of game sold separately. Xbox One games for use only with Xbox One systems. Xbox 360 games for use only with Xbox 360 systems. Multiplayer between Xbox One and Xbox 360 not supported.
** Estimated Retail Price. Discount offer requires original purchase of "Halo: Spartan Assault" for Windows 8 PCs and tablets, or Windows Phone 8 and login using a valid Xbox profile. Matching Xbox profile required for discount when purchasing "Halo: Spartan Assault" on Xbox One and Xbox 360.