It’s the Halo game no one really asked for.
Halo: Spartan Assault probably won’t get you to buy a Surface tablet
By Chad Sapieha
Microsoft’s decision to leverage Halo, its most popular exclusive game franchise, to promote the struggling Windows 8 software platform was inevitable.
But we could have hoped for something a little more compelling.
Halo: Spartan Assault, a top-down shooter vaguely in the vein of twin-stick poppers of decades past, such as Robotron and Smash TV, is now available for Windows 8 – and only Windows 8 – devices. You can give it a go for $6.99 if you have a PC running the latest version of Microsoft’s flagship operating system, a Surface tablet, or a Windows 8 phone.
Everyone else is out of luck.