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Halo: Spartan Assault
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by Harry Slater 19/7/2013
Product: Halo: Spartan Assault
Developer: Vanguard Games
Publisher: Microsoft Studios
Format: Windows Phone, Windows 8
Genre: Shooter
Players: 1
Version: Europe
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Halo: Spartan Assault isn't enough to make you buy a Windows-powered device, no matter how much Microsoft wishes it were.

One game was never going to do that. What it is, however, is a spectacular, polished twin-stick shooter that gives Windows Phone and Windows 8 gamers something to crow about.

It's by no means a perfect game, but it tickles the sweet spot that only the very best top-down blasters can reach.

Its arcade gameplay is bite-sized but filling, its lore interesting enough to woo Halo fans, and its crunchy rhythm of dodge and fire creates an addictive challenge. ...
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Bright and a little bit brilliant. If you own a device that can run Halo: Spartan Assault, you should definitely give it a try
Audio/visual: 9
Gameplay: 9
Value: 8
Innovation: 8
Overall: 9
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