Saturday, October 10

Halo 3: ODST Review

Welcome back to this edition to the Reviewing with Blazen. In this episode, I will be talk to you about halo 3 ODST. Wes I know it has been a while since the game has come out but I want to give my review where I have played everything.

Halo 3: ODST was released 2 years after Halo 3 on 09/22/2009 created by Bungie. Halo 3: ODST is a shooter video game with game play taking place from a first-person perspective. Although the game play of ODST bears a strong resemblance to previous Halo titles, the player does not assume the role of the enhanced human super soldier Master Chief. Instead, the player controls a lone UNSC soldier, known as the Rookie.

In ODST that comes with two discs. The first disc is the ODST game and the second disc is the complete Halo 3 multiplayer experience with all the maps so you don’t have to buy all the maps extra kind of cool. It includes 21 Halo 3 maps and 3 exclusive maps from this edition of the multiplayer. The new features that come with ODST is a brand new campaign and a new multiplayer mode called firefight. Firefight is just like horde on Gears of War 2. The campaign is a little short only 8 missions so it can go by fast but it should take around 8 hours to get through. The graphics for the game are just the same a halo 3 2 years ago so there is not much to look forward to. There is a slight graphic upgrades and enhancements but overall, the graphics are similar to Halo 3. For the campaign, I played single player and also I played co-op. I think for ODST you would want to play this game in co-op it’s a lot more fun.

ODST also contains a new cooperative game mode called Firefight. In this game mode, players take on increasingly difficult waves of varied enemies and see how long they can last. Firefight includes new medals as well as the ability to play co-cooperatively with up to three other players over Xbox LIVE or System Link. The team has a team pool of lives, which is added to after set rounds, and the game ends upon their depletion and all players’ deaths. Skulls have been incorporated into Firefight as a means to increase the difficulty and provide variation. Some of the maps used in Firefight are unlocked as the player progresses through the single-player campaign, and there are a total of ten, of which three are unlockable. It is also noted that the enemy characters appearing in each wave are randomly generated; meaning players are unable to anticipate the strength of the next wave prior to its arrival. As you progress inside Firefight, you will get more and more characters to unlock. Players are awarded medals for making special kills, and individual and team scores are tracked throughout the games. Firefight also incorporates the Halo 3: ODST score, adding music that reflects the general mood of a map. Inside Firefight, the player have a shared pool of 7 lives, which are replenished after completing special bonus rounds.

I have the privilege to say that the people at have all most beat it. So after reading this review I am going to give this game a solid


I would recommend that you buy this game if you don't have halo 3 either because you get both Halo 3 and Halo3: ODST. Tune in next time for I will be reviewing NBA live 10!


  1. Halo ODST definately has its place in the Halo universe. It is a great addition to the Halo story that falls right in place of what was already set in place fro the Halo Trilogy. I would definately recommend this game to any Halo follower as this game is a true prequel to Halo 3 and sets up a nice bridge between Halo 2 and Halo 3. After the Halo 2 cliffhanger ending, this game probably should have come out before Halo 3 as some what of a teaser to Halo 3 or something. But we have it afterwards which works for me as well. Can't wait to see what Halo Reach has to offer next fall, as it will be a prequel to all what has happened so far in the Halo world.

  2. Yeah this game really surprised me as well. I'm glad that Bungie was able to make yet a solid game. I just feel sorry for the people that spent Microsoft points on the map packs for Halo 3, since you now get those maps in the second disc for the multiplayer.

    Halo 3 is a good game to come back to every once in a while, especially for the online.


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