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Halo 3: ODST
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Developer(s) Bungie
Publisher(s) Microsoft Game Studios
Series Halo
Engine Proprietary Halo Engine with Havok Physics[1]
Platform(s) Xbox 360
Release date(s) September 22, 2009
Genre(s) First-person shooter
Mode(s) Single player, co-op, multiplayer
Rating(s) ESRB: M
PEGI: 16+
Media DVD-9
Input methods Gamepad
.Halo 3: ODST (originally known as Halo 3: Recon) is a first-person shooter video game, developed by Bungie and published by Microsoft.^ Xbox 360 First Person Shooters .
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^ This page contains a full-text and video walkthrough for Halo 3: ODST , a standalone expansion for the first-person shooter video game Halo 3 .
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^ From here on out, the project known as Halo 3: Recon will now be known as Halo 3: ODST. .
  • Halo 3: ODST - Full-Length Exclusive Trailer | SPIKE 11 January 2010 23:37 UTC www.spike.com [Source type: General]

.It was released on the Xbox 360 video game console on September 22, 2009, nearly two years after Halo 3.^ Developer: Bungie Studios Publisher: Microsoft Game Studios Platform: Xbox 360 Genre: First-person shooters ESRB rating: M (Mature) Release date: September 22 , 2009 .
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^ GTTV goes behind closed doors at the year's biggest video game convention to chat with the men behind the biggest three entities in gaming - Nintendo, Sony and Microsoft!
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^ Halo 3 ODST skull locations and achievements (guide) - Video Games Blogger Follow us here RSS Search T-shirt Store News Cheats Contests Xbox 360 PS3 Wii PC DS PSP Wallpapers 16 September 2009 Ferry Halo 3 ODST skull locations and achievements (guide) .
  • Halo 3 ODST skull locations and achievements (guide) - Video Games Blogger 11 January 2010 23:37 UTC www.videogamesblogger.com [Source type: General]

.Players assume the roles of elite human United Nations Space Command soldiers known as "Orbital Drop Shock Troopers" or ODSTs during the events of Halo 2 and Halo 3.^ Dropping in as "the rookie," a new member of an elite squad of Orbital Drop Shock Troopers sent into New Mombasa on a classified recon mission, you'll be armed with specialized weaponry and upgraded technology, including silenced weapons and a VISR enhanced vision mode.
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^ YouTube Video: Halo 3: ODST Walkthrough - Mission 01: Prepare to Drop Part 1 (Time: 6:29) .
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^ Real Slim Wadey: Real Slim Wadey — “Need the 4-player co-op Achievements in Halo 3 and ODST.” 263.
  • Halo 3 ODST skull locations and achievements (guide) - Video Games Blogger 11 January 2010 23:37 UTC www.videogamesblogger.com [Source type: General]

.In the game's campaign mode, after an invasion by the alien Covenant the player explores the ruined city of New Mombasa to discover what happened to their missing teammates.^ Covenant forces control the city of New Mombasa.
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^ Halo 3: ODST allows players to explore dangerous new ground, search the dark, abandoned streets of New Mombasa for clues, and fight back against the Covenant invasion from multiple perspectives.
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^ Begin the game on a UNSC warship orbiting over New Mombasa, Kenya on October 23, 2552.
  • Halo 3 ODST Walkthrough 11 January 2010 23:37 UTC www.mahalo.com [Source type: General]

.In the "Firefight" multiplayer option, players battle increasingly difficult waves of enemies to score points and survive as long as possible; the Halo 3 multiplayer experience is also contained on a separate disc packaged with ODST.^ Firefight: Lost Platoon (10 points): Scored over 200,000 points in Firefight on Lost Platoon.
  • Halo 3 ODST skull locations and achievements (guide) - Video Games Blogger 11 January 2010 23:37 UTC www.videogamesblogger.com [Source type: General]

^ Firefight: Security Zone (10 points): Scored over 200,000 points in Firefight on Security Zone.
  • Halo 3 ODST skull locations and achievements (guide) - Video Games Blogger 11 January 2010 23:37 UTC www.videogamesblogger.com [Source type: General]

^ This page contains a full-text and video walkthrough for Halo 3: ODST , a standalone expansion for the first-person shooter video game Halo 3 .
  • Halo 3 ODST Walkthrough 11 January 2010 23:37 UTC www.mahalo.com [Source type: General]

.Bungie initially conceived ODST as a small side project to produce in the lull between Halo 3's completion and Halo: Reach.^ So hold on to the game, because sometime in between January 1st and September 21st, 2010 you’ll be able to access the Halo: Reach Beta via the extras sub-menu on the 1st Halo 3: ODST disc.
  • Halo 3 ODST skull locations and achievements (guide) - Video Games Blogger 11 January 2010 23:37 UTC www.videogamesblogger.com [Source type: General]

^ Complete the Vidmaster achievements in both Halo 3 and ODST, and track progress to unlock Recon armor in MP on bungie.net Drill-down stats for each Game, Wave, Round, and Set of Firefight.
  • The Official Halo 3: ODST Thread - NeoGAF 11 January 2010 23:37 UTC www.neogaf.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ By buying Halo 3: ODST you also get into the Multiplayer Beta for Halo: Reach in 2010 .
  • Halo 3 ODST skull locations and achievements (guide) - Video Games Blogger 11 January 2010 23:37 UTC www.videogamesblogger.com [Source type: General]

.Instead of featuring recognizable characters such as the Master Chief from previous games, the developers focused on the ODSTs.^ A collection of official information on the new features and characters in ODST. Bungie's ODST FAQ .
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Story director Joseph Staten penned a detective story utilizing film noir designs, settings, and characters. Composer Martin O'Donnell abandoned his previous Halo themes to create a quieter, jazz-influenced sound. .During development, the planned expansion grew in scope to that of a full-sized game.^ This page contains a full-text and video walkthrough for Halo 3: ODST , a standalone expansion for the first-person shooter video game Halo 3 .
  • Halo 3 ODST Walkthrough 11 January 2010 23:37 UTC www.mahalo.com [Source type: General]

.Release marketing for the game included a tie-in comic, live action trailer, and print and web advertisements.^ Description: The exclusive full-length live action trailer is here with an extra minute of footage.
  • Halo 3: ODST - Full-Length Exclusive Trailer | SPIKE 11 January 2010 23:37 UTC www.spike.com [Source type: General]

^ Get even more behind the scenes of ODST's live-action trailer.
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^ Posted: September 08, 2009 Description: The exclusive full-length live action trailer is here with an extra minute...
  • Halo 3: ODST - Full-Length Exclusive Trailer | SPIKE 11 January 2010 23:37 UTC www.spike.com [Source type: General]

.Upon release, ODST became the top-selling Xbox 360 game worldwide.^ Developer: Bungie Studios Publisher: Microsoft Game Studios Platform: Xbox 360 Genre: First-person shooters ESRB rating: M (Mature) Release date: September 22 , 2009 .
  • Halo 3 ODST Walkthrough 11 January 2010 23:37 UTC www.mahalo.com [Source type: General]

^ Upon finding a clue item, the game switches to a flashback mission, where the perspective changes to each member of the ODST squad, living through what happened to them.
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^ Hopefully cheats will follow after the Xbox 360-exclusive FPS is released.
  • Halo 3 ODST skull locations and achievements (guide) - Video Games Blogger 11 January 2010 23:37 UTC www.videogamesblogger.com [Source type: General]

The title received generally positive reviews from critics, who praised the atmosphere, music, and story approach. Reviewers were divided on whether the relatively short campaign and included extras were enough to justify the game's US$60 price tag. .The game was the top-selling title in the United States in September 2009 and has sold more than 3 million copies.^ ODST sells 2.52 million copies in September Europe .
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.Softpedia, Time and Wired were among the publications that declared the game one of the year's best.^ In this epic episode of GTTV, we bring you brand new intelligence behind one of the biggest games of the year - Modern Warfare 2.
  • Halo 3: ODST | SPIKE 11 January 2010 23:37 UTC www.spike.com [Source type: General]

Contents

Gameplay

Two armored humans confront a large, bulky alien. Characters and terrain objects in the urban setting are outlined in yellow, red, or green. <a name=.In the corners of the screen are head-up display information detailing location, health, and ammo."^ Pick up the two Rocket Launchers, Ammo Packs, Health Pack and Assault RIfles.
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^ Head into the door to pick up additional weapons and ammo.
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^ Head to the lit screens of the Optican Medigel Dispensary Kiosk at the corner Waypoint 1A for an automatic Health Pack.
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Players assault an enemy Brute in ODST's campaign mode.
^ KIINGKOBE: KIINGKOBE — “Need players for Legendary mode and Firefight on ODST, add me.” 168.
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.The player's VISR differentiates friend and foe with a colored outline (enemies are highlighted in red, while allies are green.^ ODST's are equipped with a night vision "VISR" mode, which in addition to amplifying visibility highlights enemies and allies.
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.Halo 3: ODST is a shooter video game with gameplay taking place from a first-person perspective.^ Xbox 360 First Person Shooters .
  • Halo 3 ODST Walkthrough 11 January 2010 23:37 UTC www.mahalo.com [Source type: General]

^ This page contains a full-text and video walkthrough for Halo 3: ODST , a standalone expansion for the first-person shooter video game Halo 3 .
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^ Developer: Bungie Studios Publisher: Microsoft Game Studios Platform: Xbox 360 Genre: First-person shooters ESRB rating: M (Mature) Release date: September 22 , 2009 .
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.The game features an open world environment in the fictional African city of New Mombasa.^ Begin the game on a UNSC warship orbiting over New Mombasa, Kenya on October 23, 2552.
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^ New Mombasa at night is an open-ended hub to explore as The Rookie, looking for clues to the fate of your squad mates.
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^ The Rookie NOTE : Begin the game by crash landing as The Rookie into a New Mombasa district after being separated from your ODST squad.
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[2] .Although the gameplay of ODST bears a strong resemblance to previous Halo titles,[3] the player does not assume the role of the enhanced human supersoldier Master Chief.^ Similar to Halo 1's health system, ODST's have a small amount of Stamina, which recharges, and a larger amount of health beneath that, which does not.
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^ Real Slim Wadey: Real Slim Wadey — “Need the 4-player co-op Achievements in Halo 3 and ODST.” 263.
  • Halo 3 ODST skull locations and achievements (guide) - Video Games Blogger 11 January 2010 23:37 UTC www.videogamesblogger.com [Source type: General]

^ Matt B: Norge24 — “Looking for fellow players for ODST and even completing some Legendary on Halo 3.
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.Instead, the player controls human soldiers known as Orbital Drop Shock Troopers or ODSTs.^ You are an Orbital Drop Shock Trooper.
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.Since the player does not possess the Master Chief's advanced armor and reflexes, they cannot jump as high or move as fast.^ ODST's cannot use equipment or dual wield, do not have a motion tracker, move slightly slower, have a shorter jump and take fall damage.
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Instead of the Chief's damage-absorbing energy shield, the game uses a stamina mechanic. After taking damage, the screen flashes red; the player regains stamina by resting. If the player receives damage past their stamina threshold, their health takes a permanent hit.[4] Players restore health via the use of medpacks scattered around the game environments.[5 ]
.The player's head-up display (HUD) features a "VISR" mode, which outlines enemies in red, allies in green, and important items in yellow.^ ODST's are equipped with a night vision "VISR" mode, which in addition to amplifying visibility highlights enemies and allies.
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^ Dark Times (5 points): Killed 5 enemies while using VISR mode.
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[6] .The player has access to exclusive weapons, including a suppressed submachine gun and pistol that is a throwback to the Halo: Combat Evolved weapon.^ VISR Night Vision The VISR Map New Weapons M7 SUBMACHINE GUN Now silenced and scoped, this variant has a much longer range than it's Halo 2 and Halo 3 versions.
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[7]
.The game's campaign mode can be played alone or with up to three other players.^ Campaign can be played co-op via two-player split screen, and up to four players online or in system link.
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As a lone human soldier known as the "Rookie",[8] the player's goal is to discover what happened to his missing teammates. .After finding a piece of evidence left behind (a sniper rifle hanging on a lamp post, for example) a flashback is triggered and the player assumes the role of the missing soldier[8] in a daytime setting.^ Use the Sniper Rifle to clear the swarm of Covenant soldiers.
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^ Find the bent Sniper Rifle for your next clue to end the mission.
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[9] After players find the first beacon, the choice of where to go next is left open; campaign levels can be played in any order.[10]

Multiplayer

.In lieu of a complete ODST multiplayer option, the game ships with Halo 3's multiplayer contained on a separate disc.^ Complete the Vidmaster achievements in both Halo 3 and ODST, and track progress to unlock Recon armor in MP on bungie.net Drill-down stats for each Game, Wave, Round, and Set of Firefight.
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^ The Rookie NOTE : Begin the game by crash landing as The Rookie into a New Mombasa district after being separated from your ODST squad.
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^ This week GTTV drops straight into Bungie HQ to get the latest intel behind one of the year's most anticipated games, Halo 3: ODST. We reveal new levels and showcase the multiplayer mode: Fire Fight.
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.The offering contains 21 multiplayer maps released for Halo 3 as well as 3 exclusive maps (titled Citadel, Heretic, and Longshore).^ Halo 3: ODST skull location in the new Halo 3 map Citadel.
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^ Halo 3: ODST skull location in the new Halo 3 map Longshore.
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^ A remake of the Halo 1 map Chill Out, released for free on Bungie Day'07 .
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[11] .The maps are tied into Halo 3's achievements.^ This downloads the City Map into your VISR, which grants you the Tourist Achievement.
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^ Halo 3 ODST Halo 3 Halo 3 Skulls Halo 3 Armor Halo 3 Walkthrough Halo 3 Weapons Halo 3 Legendary Map Pack Halo 3 Heroic Map Pack Halo 3 DLC Halo 3 Ranks Halo 3 Achievements Halo 3 Soundtrack Halo Wars Halo 2 .
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.Along with the Halo 3 maps, ODST includes a version of the Forge map editor.^ Halo 3: ODST skull location in the new Halo 3 map Citadel.
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^ Getting the three Vidmaster achievements in Halo 3: ODST (listed above), along with the four Vidmaster skulls in Halo 3 , will earn you the Recon Armor .
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^ Halo 3: ODST skull location in the new Halo 3 map Longshore.
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[12]
.ODST contains a cooperative game mode called Firefight.^ Once you get all the Halo 3 ODST skulls, they will be part of the Firefight mode, as a way to increase the difficulty and provide variation.
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^ Then after seeing the ending cutscene, the game will make Dare playable in Firefight mode.
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^ Johnson, start Halo 3: ODST. Select Firefight mode from the main menu, then press the Start button on your controller and press right once to go to the Settings section.
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.In this mode, players take on increasingly difficult waves of enemies as a timed survival game.^ Firefight is a four-player cooperative Horde-like survival mode.
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^ When the area is clear, step around corners with your Shotgun to take out enemies one at a time.
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.Firefight can be played co-operatively with up to three other players over Xbox Live or System Link.^ Campaign can be played co-op via two-player split screen, and up to four players online or in system link.
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Skulls are incorporated into Firefight as a means to increase difficulty and variation. .Some of the maps used in Firefight are unlocked as the player progresses through the single-player campaign.^ Would like some help getting all the Vidmaster Achievements, and Firefight and co-op Campaign.” 188.
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^ RJ: GetWorkedSon650 — “Need some players to help with Vidmaster and Firefight Achievements.
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^ Gwobbles: Gwobbles — “I just want some people to help me unlock some Vidmaster and Firefight Achievements, would appreciate it even more if people are up for Legendary campaign on Halo 3 and ODST. ” 238.
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.There are a total of ten Firefight maps, of which three are unlockable.^ There are 10 maps in total, including two nighttime variants.
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The enemy characters that appear in each wave are randomly generated, meaning that players will be unable to anticipate the strength of the next wave prior to its arrival.
Players start Firefight with only the Rookie as a playable character. .However, after completing campaign missions on the normal difficulty level, other characters can be unlocked.^ Campaign Complete: Normal (100 points): Completed the Campaign on Normal difficulty.
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^ Tayari Plaza (30 points): Completed Tayari Plaza and unlocked the Buck character in Firefight.
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^ Rookie NOTE : This final mission unlocks after completing Coastal Highway.
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.Players are awarded medals for making special kills, and individual and team scores are tracked throughout the games.^ Friends List Leaderboards Career stats Detailed stats for each Firefight game, for every kill, medal, betrayal, death, etc.
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Inside Firefight, players have a shared pool of seven lives, which are replenished after completing special bonus rounds, and regular rounds, depending on the number of players. .Games consisting of fourplayers will add another four lives to the pool upon reaching the required score for the bonus lives within a bonus round (or by completing a round), whilst solo games add a single life.^ Taking place between Sets, the Bonus round is about racking up extra lives.
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^ Extra lives are useless - die once, and it's off to the spectator camera, either until the end of the game or until the start of the next Round.
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^ Upon finding a clue item, the game switches to a flashback mission, where the perspective changes to each member of the ODST squad, living through what happened to them.
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[13]

Synopsis

Setting

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ODST takes place in the 26th century, when humans under the command of the United Nations Space Command (UNSC) are locked in a war with a theocratic alliance of alien races known as the Covenant. .During the events of the 2004 video game Halo 2, the Covenant discovers the location of Earth and launch an assault on the city of New Mombasa in Africa.^ Covenant forces control the city of New Mombasa.
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^ Halo 3: ODST allows players to explore dangerous new ground, search the dark, abandoned streets of New Mombasa for clues, and fight back against the Covenant invasion from multiple perspectives.
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^ Begin the game on a UNSC warship orbiting over New Mombasa, Kenya on October 23, 2552.
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Though the UNSC manages to repel most of the fleet, a single ship lands above the city and eventually retreats via a slipspace jump, creating a shockwave that destroys a part of the city. While the rest of Halo 2's storyline follows the carrier to a ringworld called Halo, ODST focuses on the aftermath of the shockwave, where the Covenant still occupies the city. During the game the player can unlock audio files for an optional narrative called Sadie's Story, which tells the story of a civilian girl caught in the initial stages of the Covenant invasion and her quest to find her father.[14]

Characters

.The game's protagonist, the Rookie, is a young unnamed member of a special military unit, the Orbital Drop Shock Troopers, known as ODSTs or Helljumpers.^ Dropping in as "the rookie," a new member of an elite squad of Orbital Drop Shock Troopers sent into New Mombasa on a classified recon mission, you'll be armed with specialized weaponry and upgraded technology, including silenced weapons and a VISR enhanced vision mode.
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^ The Rookie NOTE : Begin the game by crash landing as The Rookie into a New Mombasa district after being separated from your ODST squad.
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^ You are an Orbital Drop Shock Trooper.
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ODSTs often deploy in small, one-man Human Entry Vehicles (HEVs), launched from spaceships in the upper atmosphere.[15] The Rookie is assisted in finding his teammates by Mombasa's city maintenance artificial intelligence known as the Superintendent.[16][17] .The Rookie's teammates are Buck, Dutch, Romeo, Mickey, and Dare,[18] a UNSC Office of Naval Intelligence (ONI) agent in charge of the squad's operation.^ Corporal Taylor "Dutch" Miles, Lance Corporal Kojo "Romeo" Agu, Private First Class Michael "Mickey" Crespo, and Lance Corporal "Rookie" sleeping in the back, are met by their team leader, Gunnery Sergeant Edward Buck, and Naval Intelligence operative named Veronica or "Dare".
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^ Romeo NOTE : Romeo and Buck are on the verge of a rendezvous with Dutch and Mickey, only to be split up by a Covenant Banshee attack that splits them up.
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^ Choke Point 2: Raised Platforms and Roadway NOTE : Mickey picks up Dutch and Romeo in his Phantom and starts north.
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Plot

.The game begins with Dutch, Romeo, Mickey and the Rookie discussing plans for assaulting the Covenant Prophet of Regret's ship above New Mombasa.^ Begin the game on a UNSC warship orbiting over New Mombasa, Kenya on October 23, 2552.
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^ New Mombasa at night is an open-ended hub to explore as The Rookie, looking for clues to the fate of your squad mates.
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^ The Rookie NOTE : Begin the game by crash landing as The Rookie into a New Mombasa district after being separated from your ODST squad.
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Buck arrives and introduces Dare. The team enter their HEVs and drop through the atmosphere toward the ship; at the last minute, Dare changes their trajectory to miss the carrier.[20] .The Covenant ship enters slipspace, sending a shockwave toward the ODSTs; the Rookie's pod collides with another and crashes to the ground, knocking him unconscious for six hours.^ Six hours after being knocked unconscious by the impact of Mickey's pod and a violent landing into the side of a building, the Rookie wakes to the noise of a flight of Type-52 "Phantom" Troop Carriers flying low above the city.
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^ The Rookie NOTE : Begin the game by crash landing as The Rookie into a New Mombasa district after being separated from your ODST squad.
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[21] .He awakens and proceeds to find clues as to what happened to his squadmates.^ Upon finding a clue item, the game switches to a flashback mission, where the perspective changes to each member of the ODST squad, living through what happened to them.
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[22]
.Buck awakens after the drop and fights through Covenant to find Dare.^ Choke Point 7: Sublevel 9 -- Lower Hallways Objective : Fight through Hive to Data Center Follow Dare through the narrow hall into the larger corridor.
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^ NOTE : Continuing to take them out in the air means that the Covenant enemies are not dropped and you don't have to fight them.
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^ NOTE : While you are fighting the airborne enemies, Buck, Mickey and Dutch take care of the Covenant ground forces.
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.Romeo appears, shooting an Engineer to "save" Buck (at the time, believing them to be hostile), and the two resolve to get out of the city.^ Take out the two floating Engineers with a charged Plasma Pistol shot.
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Dutch drops near a nature preserve and helps Marines while he goes to the city. .Mickey commandeers a tank and fights his way along a Mombasa boulevard.^ Mickey NOTE : Mickey encounters a group of Marines after landing in New Mombasa that quickly draws heavy fire from a Covenant Wraith tank to the south.
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.Meeting up with Dutch, the two defend an ONI base from the Covenant, blowing a bridge to slow the enemy.^ NOTE : Dutch and a squad of Marines are trying to ambush a Covenant patrol with two Wraiths and a Ghost.
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^ Drop down on the crane bridge leading to the crash site to meet up with Mickey and Dutch.
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^ Romeo NOTE : Romeo and Buck are on the verge of a rendezvous with Dutch and Mickey, only to be split up by a Covenant Banshee attack that splits them up.
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However, they are quickly overrun and forced to destroy the facility to keep it from being captured. Fortunately, they are evacuated by a Pelican and they make contact with Buck, arranging a rendezvous at the police headquarters. However, when Buck and Romeo arrive, they see the Pelican get shot down and crash. .They rescue Dutch and Mickey, but Romeo is seriously wounded in the fight.^ Romeo NOTE : Romeo and Buck are on the verge of a rendezvous with Dutch and Mickey, only to be split up by a Covenant Banshee attack that splits them up.
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^ Choke Point 2: Raised Platforms and Roadway NOTE : Mickey picks up Dutch and Romeo in his Phantom and starts north.
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^ NOTE : While you are fighting the airborne enemies, Buck, Mickey and Dutch take care of the Covenant ground forces.
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.The squad hijacks a Phantom transport ship, but instead of leaving the city, Buck decides to turn back and find Dare.^ Separated from your squad, you'll have to scour the city for clues in order to learn what happened to Buck, Dare, Dutch, Mickey, and Romeo.
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.Back in the city, the Rookie is assisted by the Superintendent, which leads him to Dare's position.^ Objective : Escort Engineer to safety Choke Point 10: Data Center Escape Lead Vergil and Dare back to the sloping platform Data Center entrance.
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.She and the Rookie team up to reach the Superintendent's data core, which possesses crucial information on something underneath the city that the Covenant is looking for.^ Objective : Contact city Superintendent Once the final Covenant has fallen, your HUD updates to let you know you are separated from your squad and need to contact the city Superintendent for assistance.
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After fighting through a large Covenant force, they reach the core to find an Engineer hiding within. Dare explains that the Engineers have been enslaved by the Covenant, and this particular one decided to defect to the humans. .The alien had downloaded the Superintendent's data into itself and Dare's mission changes from destroying the AI, to escorting the alien to safety.^ Choke Point 7: Sublevel 9 -- Lower Hallways Objective : Fight through Hive to Data Center Follow Dare through the narrow hall into the larger corridor.
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^ Objective : Escort Engineer to safety Choke Point 10: Data Center Escape Lead Vergil and Dare back to the sloping platform Data Center entrance.
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.The Rookie, Dare, and the Engineer reunite with Buck and manage to fight their way out of the city.^ Aim southeast to take out as many enemies with headshots as you can, especially any that are close to Dare and the Engineer.
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^ Separated from your squad, you'll have to scour the city for clues in order to learn what happened to Buck, Dare, Dutch, Mickey, and Romeo.
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^ Engage them in a fight to keep them off the Phantom while Mickey takes out the Engineer housing area.
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.As they fly away in the captured Phantom, the squad watches as the Covenant destroys New Mombasa to excavate the portal to the Ark.^ New Mombasa at night is an open-ended hub to explore as The Rookie, looking for clues to the fate of your squad mates.
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^ The Rookie NOTE : Begin the game by crash landing as The Rookie into a New Mombasa district after being separated from your ODST squad.
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^ Mickey NOTE : Mickey encounters a group of Marines after landing in New Mombasa that quickly draws heavy fire from a Covenant Wraith tank to the south.
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In the epilogue, one month has passed, and the squad is keeping guard over the Engineer in a UNSC orbital station. Sergeant Johnson then arrives, informing the Engineer that he intends to ask it everything it knows about the Covenant and whatever it is they're looking for. If the game is completed at the Legendary difficulty level, a scene after shows the Prophet of Truth overseeing some Engineers uncovering a Forerunner artifact buried beneath the Superintendent's data core.

Development

Design

Much of ODST's development team started work on director Peter Jackson's Halo Chronicles, during the production of Halo 3. However, the failure of the Halo film and the subsequent cancellation of Chronicles meant that a sizeable team no longer had a project. .At about the same time, production for Halo: Reach began, and Bungie realized that there was a window of time for the team to create a new product,[23] what producer Curtis Creamer described as a two-to-three-hour "mini-campaign".[24] After looking at the proposal and the budget, studio head Harold Ryan gave the go-ahead.^ YouTube Video: Halo 3: ODST Walkthrough - Rookie Mission 02: Mombasa Streets Part 1 (Time: 6:02) Go down the steps.
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^ Check out the hard-hitting gas-guzzling ad campaign for Bungie's latest Halo installment.
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^ Daily news and content of literally all things Halo and Bungie.
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[23]
.With a game engine already assembled, and the Halo universe fully realized, the team began honing the concept.^ Halo 3: Mythic is literally Halo 3 MP. The Matchmaking, Custom Games, Theater and Forge features are identical to Halo 3, and is fully compatible with Halo 3 players.
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^ One of the oldest Halo fan sites on the web, Narcogen writes (and podcasts) fascinating analysis of the Halo games and universe.
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[23] Bungie was interested in bringing changes to the classical Halo format which had remained essentially unchanged over three games. The developers spent weeks deliberating what characters to focus on.[25] Having players control previous protagonists such as the Master Chief or Arbiter would have brought with it story baggage and expectations.[26 ] .At one point, they considered making the game a Covenant-themed story about an elite strike force.^ Judging by how incredible this game trailer is, they definitely MUST make a halo movie!
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Instead, the developers looked at human characters; while they considered Avery Johnson, the protagonists they settled on were the ODSTs.[23] "The ODSTs have always been fan favorites," Bungie community director Brian Jarrard explained.[27 ] "We never really got inside [the ODSTs]," story director Joseph Staten said, and he saw that game as an opportunity to flesh out the black-armored soldiers.[25]
.Making the player an ODST required gameplay changes to preserve the classic Halo formula while branching it in new directions.^ Halo 3: ODST allows players to explore dangerous new ground, search the dark, abandoned streets of New Mombasa for clues, and fight back against the Covenant invasion from multiple perspectives.
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^ The ODST support on b.net makes Halo 3's look downright anemic.
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^ Achievements Gameplay ODST's gameplay is tweaked in several small but significant ways from Halo 3.
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The addition of silenced weapons and a revamped pistol were attempts to split up the functionality of Halo 2 and Halo 3's "battle rifle" weapon and give the ODSTs some unique and "cool" armaments. The sound designers ended up increasing the volume of the SMG in order to make it feel more powerful. .The health mechanic was added to provide a level of tension; "it reminds you that you're vulnerable," Staten said.^ You're girlfriend's coming over in an hour for a birthday dinner you said you'd...
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[24]
With the main characters in place, the development team had to decide on a setting.[25] "The events that unfolded on Earth is something fans still clamor for after being 'short changed' in Halo 2," Jarrard said.[27 ] "Fans wanted to know what happened back on Earth, how humanity was defending it."[28] .New Mombasa's urban environments fit the intended feel of the game, as Bungie felt that the change of protagonists required a change in location: "We know the kinds of problems Master Chief solves," Staten explained.^ Begin the game on a UNSC warship orbiting over New Mombasa, Kenya on October 23, 2552.
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^ The Rookie NOTE : Begin the game by crash landing as The Rookie into a New Mombasa district after being separated from your ODST squad.
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."He goes to ancient, alien ring artifacts, fights galaxy-consuming parasitic alien monsters and destroys alien empires [...] The ODST, they maybe take small parts in that larger struggle.^ Similar to Halo 1's health system, ODST's have a small amount of Stamina, which recharges, and a larger amount of health beneath that, which does not.
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But the kind of fights they usually get into are usually the kind of fights they can tackle in a day."[23]
Low angle shot of a industrial area. An armored soldier carrying a weapon looks over his shoulder. Harsh lighting cuts through the gloomy darkness and illuminates the soldier, casting shadows on the wall behind him.
An early piece of concept art showing the Rookie. Staten credited the image as encompassing the title's mood and honing the direction of game development.[25]
Returning to a previous setting offered the artists new challenges and opportunities to expand the scope of the city.[25] Having the player walk through the streets at night inspired a film noir ambiance. .Color shifts and a high degree of contrast pushed the game's look beyond what previous Halo games had offered,[25] but the team had to make sure that even dark portions of the city were playable.^ Judging by how incredible this game trailer is, they definitely MUST make a halo movie!
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[24] The entire core development team looked at commissioned concept paintings to decide how lighting schemes would affect the gameplay. The genre also influenced the character names and archetypes. The player character, for example, fits the concept of a lone, hardboiled detective. To increase the depth of the surroundings, Bungie added touches such as advertisements, trash collectors, and civilian versions of previously-seen military hardware.[25]
Bungie began development of ODST in March 2008.[29] ODST was the first Bungie title completed in less than three years;[30 ] production lasted 14 months.[31] .Since the team—numbering around 70 plus a 5-person core design group[32]—had such a small window for development, they had to prioritize features; for example, only a small new subset of artificial intelligence behaviors were added rather than completely redesigning the enemies.^ They carry three of each grenade type rather than two, and have access to an overhead map of New Mombasa, with the ability to place way points and track objectives, and a data recorder log.
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.Because the game featured an open world that was different from most Halo missions, certain gameplay tweaks, such as revamped weapons and an overhead map, were necessary.^ Halo 3 ODST Halo 3 Halo 3 Skulls Halo 3 Armor Halo 3 Walkthrough Halo 3 Weapons Halo 3 Legendary Map Pack Halo 3 Heroic Map Pack Halo 3 DLC Halo 3 Ranks Halo 3 Achievements Halo 3 Soundtrack Halo Wars Halo 2 .
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[26 ] .Whereas in a traditional Halo game in which the designers would know from what locations players would approach groups of enemies, ODST required a different strategy.^ YouTube Video: Halo 3: ODST Walkthrough - Rookie Mission 04: Mombasa Streets Part 1 (Time: 4:29) Pick up supplies from the fallen enemies.
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^ This page contains a full-text and video walkthrough for Halo 3: ODST , a standalone expansion for the first-person shooter video game Halo 3 .
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."We had to make sure we had groups of Covenant patrolling the city who could react from wherever you attack from and look intelligent doing it," Creamer said.^ Meet up with another Marine who advises you to flank the Covenant from the buildings.
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^ Talk to the Marine who advises you to cut through the building to attack the Covenant forces from the rear.
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^ TIP : Make sure you lead the group so the Engineer is not taken out by Drones in the hallway to the northeast.
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[33] Though the game engine remained unchanged, graphical enhancements such as fullscreen shader system and parallax mapping added greater detail and realism.[25]
The Firefight game mode was a late addition to the game. Staffer Tim Williams built a prototype shortly after Halo 3 shipped, placing the player in a portion of a Halo 3 campaign map and fighting enemies. When development commenced on ODST, William's concept was adopted and refined. Designer Lars Bakken described one advantage of the game mode as providing a more friendly multiplayer environment than hardcore players online. The designers adopted the campaign scoring and medal system from Halo 3 to add a competitive edge.[26 ]
Sadie's Story was created by Fourth Wall Studios in partnership with Staten and artist Ashley Wood. Fourth Wall Studios was formed by former members of 42 Entertainment, who produced the highly successful[34 ] I Love Bees alternate reality game to promote Halo 2.[35] Recalled Staten, "we realized that in Halo we do a pretty good job of describing the clash of these military industrial complexes, but it really is the soldiers’ story,” and Halo 3: ODST offered a chance to take a look at the unexplored civilian story.[14]
By December 2008, the game was "representational", meaning that players could experience the game from start to finish, albeit in an unfinished state. The entire Bungie staff was pulled from other duties to play through the game and offer feedback. Among the unfinished elements was the lack of finished dialogue delivered by voice actors, in which Staten filled in placeholder audio.[36] The entire game was completed just before its presentation at the Electronic Entertainment Expo 2009.[37 ]

Audio

.Bungie's audio director Martin O'Donnell and his partner Michael Salvatori composed the music for ODST, as they have done for previous Halo games.^ This page contains a full-text and video walkthrough for Halo 3: ODST , a standalone expansion for the first-person shooter video game Halo 3 .
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.In contrast to Halo' signature gregorian chant, there is no choral music in ODST,[38 ] and no previous Halo themes make a return appearance.^ YouTube Video: Halo 3: ODST Walkthrough - Mission 01: Prepare to Drop Part 2 (Time: 6:38) .
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[39] .Two out of the game's three hours of music were packaged in a two-disc soundtrack released September 22.[38 ] Due to ODST's shift to a new protagonist, O'Donnell wanted to create new music that was evocative of Halo but branched in a different direction.^ Developer: Bungie Studios Publisher: Microsoft Game Studios Platform: Xbox 360 Genre: First-person shooters ESRB rating: M (Mature) Release date: September 22 , 2009 .
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^ The Rookie NOTE : Begin the game by crash landing as The Rookie into a New Mombasa district after being separated from your ODST squad.
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^ YouTube Video: Halo 3: ODST Walkthrough - Buck Mission 02: Tayari Plaza Part 3 (Time: 8:22) .
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[29] Because the game tells a "human story, not a cyborg story", O'Donnell said, the score was more "intimate and personal".[21] For the Rookie's rain-slicked investigations, O'Donnell felt that a jazz-influenced approach worked best in echoing the noir atmosphere.[38 ] Other characters did not have any themes written specifically for them but instead became paired with motifs that suited them.[39]
O'Donnell began writing the game's music while Bungie was creating the game's announcement trailer. O'Donnell based the trailer music on a small segment from the first ODST piece he wrote, titled "Rain".[40] Salvatori joined the project in February 2009 and helped complete the music chores in two months. .Once O'Donnell felt they had enough material, the Chicago-based Salvatori flew to Seattle, finishing arrangements and recording live musicians.^ Once they are thinned out, finish off the last few with Beam Rifle headshots.
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[39] Most of the music was recorded during winter and spring 2009. Additional composition chores were handled by Bungie sound designer C. Paul Johnson and orchestrator Stan LePard. Orchestra sessions were handled by the Northwest Sinfonia at Studio X in Washington, who had also recorded the music for Halo 3.[38 ]
Members of Bungie were fans of the defunct television series Firefly, and in Halo 3's development they brought in several of the actors to fill Marine voice roles.[25] .Three of them: Nathan Fillion (a Halo fan himself),[41] Adam Baldwin, and Alan Tudyk voiced the non-player characters of the four man squad in ODST.^ YouTube Video: Halo 3: ODST Walkthrough - Dutch Mission 03: Uplift Reserve Part 1 (Time: 5:41) Proceed northwest on the trail to the large wilderness compound protected by three Shade Turrets.
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^ YouTube Video: Halo 3: ODST Walkthrough - Buck Mission 02: Tayari Plaza Part 1 (Time: 5:41) .
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[42 ] Tricia Helfer provided the voice for the ONI agent Dare; Helfer and Fillion recorded their cinematic dialog together in the same room, a rarity in voice acting. Staten said that "their performances were stronger having them together at the same time".[42 ] While much of the cinematic dialogue was written by Staten, combat dialogue could be improvised by the voice actors.[43] Adding Sadie's Story into the game doubled the amount of voice work in the game.[44] After the voice roles were filled, Bungie licensed Fillion and Helfer's likenesses for their respective characters.[25]

Announcements

A man stands on a large stage, talking to the audience. Behind him is a flatscreen television displaying the game's title menu; behind that is a large representation of an ODST.
Staten presents ODST at the 2009 Electronic Entertainment Expo Xbox 360 Media Briefing
.Microsoft head of Xbox business Don Mattrick told MTV in July 2008 that Bungie was working on a new Halo game for Microsoft, independent of the franchise spinoffs Halo Wars and Halo Chronicles.^ Developer: Bungie Studios Publisher: Microsoft Game Studios Platform: Xbox 360 Genre: First-person shooters ESRB rating: M (Mature) Release date: September 22 , 2009 .
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[45] An announcement of the new Halo project was expected at the Electronic Entertainment Expo 2008 game exposition with Bungie unveiling a countdown on their web site, but the announcement was shelved by Microsoft.[46] Microsoft stated that it wanted the game to have its own event. On September 25, 2008, a year after the release of Halo 3, Bungie debuted a teaser for the new project on their web site.[47] .A full trailer was released during the Tokyo Game Show on October 9, 2008, officially unveiling the game's name as Halo 3: Recon and a release date of Autumn 2009.[45] In an unusual approach for Bungie, they comprised the trailer of pre-rendered graphics instead of being creating a trailer using the game engine or existing assets.^ Developer: Bungie Studios Publisher: Microsoft Game Studios Platform: Xbox 360 Genre: First-person shooters ESRB rating: M (Mature) Release date: September 22 , 2009 .
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^ This page contains a full-text and video walkthrough for Halo 3: ODST , a standalone expansion for the first-person shooter video game Halo 3 .
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.Staten explained that it was too early in the game's development to spend a large amount of time on the trailer, and it would not have allowed Bungie to add touches for fans to discuss.^ Dutch NOTE : Time for a tactical withdrawal with the large amount of Covenant forces swarming the streets of New Mombasa.
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[29]
In post-trailer interviews, Bungie staff members told gaming press that Recon was the last installment in the Halo trilogy.[48] .Though Bungie did not consider Recon a full game,[49] (Community manager Luke Smith compared it to The Frozen Throne, an expansion to Warcraft III.^ This page contains a full-text and video walkthrough for Halo 3: ODST , a standalone expansion for the first-person shooter video game Halo 3 .
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) the game shipped with all Halo 3 multiplayer maps and did not require Halo 3 to play.[50][51][52] Smith made sure to point out the game would not be a crossover into the stealth and squad-based genres, noting "this isn't Brothers in Arms: Halo or Splinter Cell: Halo."[28] On November 25, Jarrard announced the game had been retitled to Halo 3: ODST as a "more straightforward" description of the game.[53]
.Bungie and Microsoft first showed ODST in a playable form at E3 2009, where the game's release date and retail versions were finalized.^ Developer: Bungie Studios Publisher: Microsoft Game Studios Platform: Xbox 360 Genre: First-person shooters ESRB rating: M (Mature) Release date: September 22 , 2009 .
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Bungie initially marketed ODST as a title smaller in scope than previous numbered entries in the series. When the game's retail versions were announced, however, the game received a standard price of US$60, which Bungie and Microsoft attributed to the game growing beyond the planned scope. "Over the course of development it got a lot bigger than we were anticipating," said Bungie's Lars Bakken. "We thought of it more as an expansion and then it grew well beyond that."[54 ] .Producer Curtis Creamer explained that since the development platform was stable, "we were able to create quite a bit more content than we originally thought we would".[55] The game's length increased from original estimates of 3-to-5 hours to 8-to-10.[56] The discrepancy was not discussed until E3 2009 when Microsoft decided it was a full game.^ Developer: Bungie Studios Publisher: Microsoft Game Studios Platform: Xbox 360 Genre: First-person shooters ESRB rating: M (Mature) Release date: September 22 , 2009 .
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[54 ] Unlike the post-launch support for Halo 3, there are no plans for ODST downloadable content.[57]

Release

A large, grey truck sits in a parking lot, surrounded by orange cones. People file into the truck via a queue on one side. The truck is branded with "Halo" and "ODST" markers.
A specially-outfitted ODST truck travelled the country to GameStop locations, offering fans a chance to play Firefight and win prizes.[58 ]
Halo 3: ODST ships as a two-disc set. .The first disc contains the campaign mode as well as the firefight co-op mode, while the second disc contains the multiplayer mode with the complete set of Halo 3 maps.^ This page contains a full-text and video walkthrough for Halo 3: ODST , a standalone expansion for the first-person shooter video game Halo 3 .
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Owners of the game receive an invitation to participate in the upcoming Halo: Reach multiplayer beta in 2010, while pre-orders included a token to unlock recurring Halo character Sgt. Johnson as a playable character in the Firefight multiplayer mode. This code was included only by certain retailers.[59] .A special edition "Collector's Pack" contains the game and a special ODST-branded wireless Xbox 360 Controller.^ This page contains a full-text and video walkthrough for Halo 3: ODST , a standalone expansion for the first-person shooter video game Halo 3 .
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[60] Toys "R" Us offered an ODST action figure and a US$20 gift card as a buying incentive.[61]
By April 2009, market research firm OTX reported that ODST was the most highly-anticipated video game,[62] a spot it held by late August.[63] Before its release the title was the top-selling game on Amazon.com based on preorders alone, spending 107 days atop the merchant's top 100 video games and software list.[64] Copies of ODST were sold early in France. Microsoft responded by launching an investigation and threatening to ban any players on Xbox Live playing ODST before its official release;[65] Xbox lead manager Stephen Toulouse later clarified that they would not ban legitimate buyers.[66]
Microsoft prepared a "mammoth" advertising campaign for the game, with Entertainment Director Stephen McGill affirming that the game "is absolutely a key title to us ... this is the first time we've ever done anything like this, and .Halo 3: ODST is a great way to kick it off."^ Halo 3 ODST Walkthrough Get 10% Off at JoAnn.com!
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There were numerous promotional materials being released through Xbox Live, and many more online and in television advertising.[67] Marvel Comics published a limited comic series, Helljumper, featuring ODST's main characters.[68]
Among the promotional material released for the game was a live-action trailer posted on the Internet in September and later used in television spots.[69] The trailer follows a boy named Tarkov from when he is inspired to become a soldier to becoming a leader on the battlefield.[70 ] The short was created by advertising agency TAG SF, with props by Legacy Effects and effects by Asylum. The short was directed by production company MJZ, who also handled the award-winning Halo 3 "Believe" advertisement.[69] Legacy designed and fabricated weapons, armor, and a Covenant Brute costume within two weeks.[71] Bungie-supplied 3D geometry allowed the company to quickly create accurate representations of in-game items and provided input on the UNSC dress uniforms. Shooting took place at several locations; the cooling tower interior of an active nuclear power plant stood in for a cemetery. Outside the tower the production created a mud pit and obstacle course for a training sequence; members of the Hungarian special forces served as drill instructors, firing blanks. Finally, the shoot moved to an abandoned Soviet-era aluminum refinery for the short's final memorial scene. An additional scene was shot here but did not appear in the final product.[70 ]
ODST launch events were held around the United States. Bungie and Microsoft sponsored an official launch event at the Experience Music Project and Science Fiction Museum and Hall of Fame in Seattle. Featured at the event were discussion panels about the series and advance looks at other Halo content such as Halo Legends.[72] About 800 fans attended from around 6–11 pm before heading to nearby game stores to get their copy of the game.[73] GameStop held almost 3,700 launch parties across the United States.[74 ]
On release Halo 3: ODST became the top-selling Xbox 360 game worldwide.[75] More than 2.5 million copies of the game were sold within two weeks of release, totaling more than US$125 million in sales.[76] ODST claimed the overall top spot in UK game sales,[77] becoming the 12th highest sell-through for a single platform title in the market.[78] .ODST took the top spot on Australian game charts on release and after being outsold by FIFA Soccer 10 in early October reclaimed the best seller position.^ The Rookie NOTE : Begin the game by crash landing as The Rookie into a New Mombasa district after being separated from your ODST squad.
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[79] .In Japan, where first person shooters have generally fared poorly,[80] ODST sold 30,000 copies by September 27.[81] ODST sold 1.5 million units during September in the United States, the best-selling title for that month.^ Xbox 360 First Person Shooters .
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^ Developer: Bungie Studios Publisher: Microsoft Game Studios Platform: Xbox 360 Genre: First-person shooters ESRB rating: M (Mature) Release date: September 22 , 2009 .
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^ This page contains a full-text and video walkthrough for Halo 3: ODST , a standalone expansion for the first-person shooter video game Halo 3 .
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[82][83] In October, the game sold 271,000 units in North America (taking sixth place for game sales); Microsoft reported that ODST sold 3 million units worldwide by November.[84][85] Overall, it was the ninth bestselling game of the year in the United States, one of only two Xbox 360 games to chart.[86]

Reception

 Halo 3: ODST
Aggregate scores
Aggregator Score
GameRankings 85.47%[87]
Metacritic 83/100[88]
Review scores
Publication Score
1UP.com A-[89]
Computer and Video Games 9/10[90]
Edge 9/10[91]
Eurogamer 8/10[92]
G4 5/5 stars[93]
Game Informer 9.25/10[94]
GamePro 4.5/5 stars[95]
GameSpot 9/10[96]
GameSpy 4/5 stars[97]
GamesRadar 7/10[98]
IGN 9/10 (US)[99]
8.6/10 (UK)[100]
8/10 (AU)[101]
Official Xbox Magazine 9.5/10[102]
Official Xbox Magazine (UK) 9/10[103]
TeamXbox 9.4/10[104]
Halo 3: ODST has garnered positive reviews. It currently holds an 85.97% and 83% average on critic aggregate sites Game Rankings and Metacritic, respectively.[87][88] Time's Lev Grossman wrote ODST was a "milestone" as it proved "Bungie can use the same instrument to play in totally different key," adding to the longevity of the Halo franchise.[105] 1UP.com's Jeremy Parish noted that while ODST had its flaws, its greatest success was bringing together players who preferred either the multiplayer or campaign portions with a game that would satisfy both camps.[89] .In comparison, Pete Metzger of the Los Angeles Times wrote that ODST was a good game with an compelling story, action, and graphics; but he noted that "the same can be said for nearly every first-person shooter that is released these days" and that ODST failed to raise the bar set by previous Halo games.^ Xbox 360 First Person Shooters .
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^ Developer: Bungie Studios Publisher: Microsoft Game Studios Platform: Xbox 360 Genre: First-person shooters ESRB rating: M (Mature) Release date: September 22 , 2009 .
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^ YouTube Video: Halo 3: ODST Walkthrough - Rookie Mission 04: Mombasa Streets Part 1 (Time: 4:29) Pick up supplies from the fallen enemies.
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[106]
.Critics were split on whether ODST merited its full price as a full-sized game.^ This page contains a full-text and video walkthrough for Halo 3: ODST , a standalone expansion for the first-person shooter video game Halo 3 .
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Official Xbox Magazine critic Ryan McCaffrey confidently wrote that given the campaign, multiplayer mode, and second Halo 3 multiplayer disc, "no one should have any qualms about ODST’s value as a [US]$60 offering!"[102] Other critics who judged the title a full game included the staff of Edge Magazine,[91] Parish,[89] and Computer and Video Games' Mike Jackson.[90] Erik Brudvig of IGN did not consider ODST a "true sequel", but more than an expansion, and recommended that those hesitant about buying the game do so.[99] Those who disagreed included Ars Technica's Ben Kuchera,[107] GamesRadar's Charlie Barratt,[98] Eurogamer's Tom Bramwell,[92] and IGN Australia's Narayan Pattison;[101] The New York Times' Seth Schiesel wrote that "Microsoft Game Studios has overreached in trying to charge the typical retail price for a full game, around [US]$60, for a product that either should cost [US]$40 or have a lot more content for the single-player aspect of the product."[108]
Another significant disagreement was whether the game was a large step forward for the series. Parish said that due to the lack of the antagonistic Flood and Elites, there was less variety than previous games, but this was made up for with changes that the critic considered as the most experimental things Bungie had done for years.[89] Edge and Bramwell praised the contrast between the Rookie's nighttime segments and the more fast-paced flashback vignettes.[91][92] Edge wrote that while the narrative design was not groundbreaking, it served as a structure for exploring every possible weapon choice and strategy in the series.[91] While Parish considered the ODST's abilities much different from the chief,[89] other critics such as Jackson wrote that the Halo feel was barely changed and that this was not detrimental.[90] .Brett Molina of USA Today felt that the game disappointed by not spending more time in the Rookie's open environment; "instead," Molina wrote, "roughly two-thirds of ODST's combat feels very much like a traditional Halo game" instead of exploring promising new stealth-based mechanics.^ YouTube Video: Halo 3: ODST Walkthrough - Rookie Mission 04: Mombasa Streets Part 1 (Time: 4:29) Pick up supplies from the fallen enemies.
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^ Rookie NOTE : Time to rendezvous with the rest of the team and leave New Mombasa.
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[109]
ODST's visuals and atmosphere were praised. McShea wrote that while the Halo 3 engine was showing its age, the game could still "wow" because of the art design.[96] Parish wrote that the feel of Mombasa changed dramatically when played cooperatively;[89] G4TV found that additional players spoiled much of the solitary feel.[93] .Travis Moses of GamePro wrote that while the game's graphics were consistently outclassed by other shooters, the game's frame rate remained consistently high as expected from Halo games.^ This page contains a full-text and video walkthrough for Halo 3: ODST , a standalone expansion for the first-person shooter video game Halo 3 .
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[95] Technology company DigitalFoundry said that, despite welcome improvements in AI, the main flaws from Halo 3's graphics engine—namely a sub-720p native resolution and lower-quality human faces—remained.[110]
The game's audio and sound were almost universally lauded. A significant departure from the consensus was offered by Kuchera, who wrote that the saxophone touches "[sound] like the softcore porn they show on Cinemax after midnight",[107] and GameSpy's Anthony Gallegos, who felt that while refreshing the music did not mesh when extended into combat segments.[97]
Firefight was praised as "addictive"[111] especially for showcasing the excellent artificial intelligence of enemies.[89] The staff of Game Informer credited the enemies with differentiating Firefight from similar game modes in games such as Gears of War 2 or Left 4 Dead, which featured mindless zombies or cannon fodder.[94]
.Interviewed by G4TV, Bungie representatives saw part of the mixed and negative reception as stemming from their own marketing of the title—first as an expansion pack, then a full game.^ This page contains a full-text and video walkthrough for Halo 3: ODST , a standalone expansion for the first-person shooter video game Halo 3 .
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"If you look at the lower scores, they almost all cite an issue in perceived value based on an initial expectation that was set for an 'expansion' and then a feeling that they were overcharged for the final product," Jarrad said, echoing Staten's comment that "if we’d never said the words 'expansion pack' we would have seen an appreciable increase in the review scores". Other elements they wish they had improved had they the time were the pacing and navigation of the nighttime segments and matchmaking for Firefight.[112]

Awards

.Lev Grossman and Peter Ha ranked ODST as the eighth best game of the year for Time, lauding the game as "a dark, slow, jazzy, hard-boiled take on the Halo world".[113] Softpedia branded ODST the best first-person shooter of the year; games editor Andrei Dumitrescu wrote that while the game occasionally felt formulaic, it was bolstered by a good plot, great music, and supporting characters that players could care about.^ Xbox 360 First Person Shooters .
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^ Developer: Bungie Studios Publisher: Microsoft Game Studios Platform: Xbox 360 Genre: First-person shooters ESRB rating: M (Mature) Release date: September 22 , 2009 .
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^ YouTube Video: Halo 3: ODST Walkthrough - Rookie Mission 03: Mombasa Streets Part 1 (Time: 5:10) Watch for a Jackal Sniper and take him out.
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[114] Chris Kohler from Wired ranked ODST as the third best Xbox 360 title of the year, writing that the game "injected a fresh breath into the staid corridors of Bungie's shooter franchise".[115]
.At the 2009 Spike Video Game Awards, Halo 3: ODST won Best Original Score.^ YouTube Video: Halo 3: ODST Walkthrough - Rookie Mission 04: Mombasa Streets Part 1 (Time: 4:29) Pick up supplies from the fallen enemies.
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^ YouTube Video: Halo 3: ODST Walkthrough - Dutch Mission 03: Uplift Reserve Part 3 (Time: 3:05) Pass the parked Ghost and overturned Warthog.
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^ YouTube Video: Halo 3: ODST Walkthrough - Rookie Mission 04: Mombasa Streets Part 2 (Time: 2:37) Get out of the Mongoose.
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Halo 3: ODST
Box artwork for Halo 3: ODST.
Developer(s) Bungie Studios
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Preceded by Halo 3
Followed by Halo: Reach
Series Halo
.Halo 3: ODST is a standalone expansion for Halo 3.^ This page contains a full-text and video walkthrough for Halo 3: ODST , a standalone expansion for the first-person shooter video game Halo 3 .
  • Halo 3 ODST Walkthrough 11 January 2010 23:37 UTC www.mahalo.com [Source type: General]

.The game centers around soldiers known as Orbital Drop Shock Troopers (ODSTs).^ While the differences between playing as an Orbital Drop Shock Trooper and Spartan super soldier may seem subtle, they are no less significant.
  • Halo 3: ODST miniFAQ 11 January 2010 23:37 UTC www.joystiq.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I'm guessing the game will lean more towards the fact of "Hey I'm an average ROOKIE ODST soldier.
  • Xbox360Achievements.org - Rumour: Halo 3: ODST Achievements Leaked? 23 September 2009 9:47 UTC www.xbox360achievements.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ You are an Orbital Drop Shock Trooper.
  • The Official Halo 3: ODST Thread - NeoGAF 11 January 2010 23:37 UTC www.neogaf.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

It features an all-new single player campaign. .The multiplayer component shares the maps and gameplay of Halo 3's multiplayer.^ No, you can delete any previously installed Halo 3 multiplayer maps on your hard drive.
  • Halo 3: ODST miniFAQ 11 January 2010 23:37 UTC www.joystiq.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Yes, ODST includes three new Halo 3 multiplayer maps: Citadel, Heretic and Longshore (comprising the second collection of Mythic maps).
  • Halo 3: ODST miniFAQ 11 January 2010 23:37 UTC www.joystiq.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The multiplayer that ships with it is Halo 3, with the same feature set and all 24 maps.
  • Halo 3: ODST and Halo: Reach - NeoGAF 11 January 2010 23:37 UTC www.neogaf.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

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