Hindsight: ODST


Here you will find an exploration of each of the levels from Halo 3: ODST. Hindsight: ODST is not a simple walkthrough or gameplay guide; instead you will find a thoughtful tour of a beautifully crafted game and the encounters, easter eggs, and fun found within.

Much has already been said about ODST in the past. Ascendant Justice covered much ground many years ago with their series of articles and not too long ago we hosted a fantastic article by Shake Appeal that took a serious, in-depth look at ODST’s story, characters and meaning.

Hindsight: ODST is written by Dax01, a guest contributing writer.

Select a level and begin reading.

You can find images featured in the series in the Forward Unto Dawn Gallery‘s special Hindsight: ODST section.

We’ are happy to discuss Hindsight: ODST or anything else regarding Halo fiction or game play in the Forward Unto Dawn Community Forums.

Main Writing: Guest Writer, Dax01
Editing: FUD Staff
Thanks: Cody Miller and Louis Wu for the H.B.O. Cutscene Library, KoRnyMunKy for assistance with grabbing screenshots on “NMPD HQ”, Overdoziz for screenshots on “Data Hive” and “Coastal Highway”


  1. January 19, 2012

    I love what you guys are doing here. ODST is by far my favorite Halo game, mainly due to the environments. When I am on the Mombasa streets, I like to stare at the distant skyscrapers. Do you realize how tall those things actually are? I remember trying to count the stories of the tallest one, and I couldn’t see higher past 310 or so. Its impossible to count.

    • Adam
      July 2, 2012

      if i can get your xbox gamertag and we can both go on ODST

      • Greg
        October 26, 2012

        + 1, I’m deep into the story and gameplay also, a big ODST fan, it’s where Firefight got it’s first release, a now standard feature of Halo games I agree the environments and ability to move from scene to scene in a continuous openworld stage, really get’s you in the mood to explore.

        Gamer Tag: GProx

  2. Luis
    May 15, 2012

    ODST is one of my favorite games. and i just love the story and the environment. It be cool if they make another ODST with Buck/

  3. Jan
    May 26, 2012

    i enjoyed ODST but i just really didn’t like the fact that you paid the extra money that could of actually just been a DLC instead thats why i really dont like ODST as much as some of you guys saying that you did

  4. […] Hindsight: ODST, by guest writer Michael Carollo, has just been updated with the next ODST flashback mission. Read about the battle at ONI Alpha Site. […]

  5. Adam
    July 2, 2012

    most peaple i know hate ODST i liked it and i cant get my friends to join me on it

  6. Wil
    August 22, 2012

    I loved ODST the most, mainly because you were just an average human (Master Chief is still my favorite person of all time) killing a bunch of covenant.

  7. Luke
    October 28, 2012

    Halo ODST is by far my favorite halo game because you actually get to play as an ODST they are my favorite soldiers in the UNSC because they don’t have the SPARTAN’s high tech armor so they rely more on skill and each other I myself can’t play a halo one vs all match I rely on a team also ODSTs are easier to relate to because they are more human than SPARTANs in my prospective and it would be awesome if a halo game actually incorporated more use of true ODSTs into multiplayer

  8. November 14, 2012

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  9. […] Hindsight: ODST, by guest writer Michael Carollo, has just been updated with the next ODST flashback mission. Read about the ODST squad’s air passage through flooded Mombasa in Kikowani Station. […]

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