The Halo franchise is such an important part of gaming history. Each installment took fans on a grand adventure featuring incredible characters, alien threats, and shooting mechanics. There have been many installments, but one that always stands out for many is Halo 3: ODST.
Bungie released it back in 2009 for the Xbox 360 and soon after, it became the top-selling Xbox 360 game worldwide. It doesn’t have the longest story of the bunch, but it had enough to take players on an emotional and memorable journey featuring the Orbital Drop Shock Troopers (ODST).
When The Master Chief Collection was announced for PC, this fourth installment got many Halo fans buzzing with excitement. 343 Industries has gradually released each installment in this incredible collection and now, Halo 3: ODST is available on PC.
You can pick it up exclusively or as part of the collection, depending on how much you want to spend. Should you decide to add this Halo game to your collection on PC, you’ll get to enjoy 4K at 60 fps. So if you’ve already played through this game when it came out those many years ago on the Xbox 360, checking it out on PC might be worth your time.
At the very least, you’ll get to once again experience a compelling follow-up to the story in Halo 2. The Convenant have just overtaken Mombasa in Africa using an invasion fleet. You get to move throughout the city as an unknown rookie, who’s part of a group of troopers leading a resistance.
Throughout your journey, you’re aided by an AI named Virgil and also a group of soldiers. Bungie did a good job at centering this game around a team of characters rather than just an elite supersoldier that takes a lone-wolf approach to missions. The group synergy comes through in Halo 3: ODST very early on and this group narrative stays with you until the end.
There are some things you have to get used to in this installment compared to the ones that came before it. For example, since you’re not some supersoldier with advanced armor, you have to be extra cautious. You won’t survive large falls, you can’t jump very high, and you don’t have the ability to wield two weapons at once.
Still, ODST has a nice change of pace that has gone over well for the most part. If it has been a while since you’ve checked out this series, ODST on PC is a good time all around.