A UNSC Orbital Drop Shock Trooper must locate his missing squad members in New Mombasa following a devastating slip space rupture caused by a Covenant cruiser.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Buck (voice)
Dare (voice)
Dutch (voice)
Mickey (voice)
Lance Corp. Kojo 'Romeo' Agu (voice)
David Scully ...
Jeff Steitzer ...
Firefight Announcer (voice)
Marine #1 (voice)
Marine #2 (voice)
Andrew McKaige ...
Marine #3 (voice) (as Andy McKaige)
Marine #4 (voice) (as Debra Wilson Skelton)
Pete Stacker ...
Marine #5 / Police Officer #1 (voice)
Marine #6 (voice) (as David White)
Todd Licea ...
Police Officer #2 (voice)
Mark Lund ...
Police Officer #3 (voice)


A UNSC Orbital Drop Shock Trooper must locate his missing squad members in New Mombasa following a devastating slip space rupture caused by a Covenant cruiser.

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Prepare to Drop


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22 September 2009 (USA)  »

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The game developers were adamant about having rain during the night time New Mombassa streets segments. However, the engineers could not implement rain into the engine. It was left up to the audio department to alter the game's sound effects to provide the "feel" that it had rained earlier while you're wandering around alone as the Rookie. See more »


Virgil is a subroutine of the larger Superintendent computer created by Daniel Endesha to care for his daughter. It was apparently secret and not meant to be known outside of the Endasha family. Although Virgil is known to Commishiner Kinsler it would be unlikely that a cop would refer to the Superintendent as "Virgil" as the cop encountered in Data Hive does. See more »


Buck: [to Buck, after directing Dare to her pod] You gonna tell us her name, Gunny?
Buck: [snatching the rifle out of his hand, setting it back in the rack] *Miss* Naval Intelligence. Our new boss.
Mickey: [quietly] Oh, brother...
Buck: So check you mouths, find your chairs...
[picks up a sniper rifle, shoves it into Romeo's arms]
Buck: ... and get *set* for a combat drop!
[walks off]
Romeo: [staring after him] The hell am I supposed to do with this *inside* a Covenant ship?
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Crazy Credits

When completing the game on any difficulty there is an epilogue after the credits. The epilogue that plays after completing the game on any difficulty besides Legendary starts off one month later with Dare and Sergent Johnson talking about the next mission. Sergent Johnson then informs 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. See more »


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Another great game in the saga.
11 December 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

After playing this well-crafted and gripping tale in the Halo universe, my conclusion is simply great. GREAT!!! It has the same feeling that I felt while playing Halo and them some, with great story and characters that you really care about while also filling in the blanks that Halo 2 failed to wrap up due to it's sudden and abrupt conclusion. With the voice talents of Nathan Fillion(of Firefly and Castle fame) as well as others, you are once again immersed and invested in the story. My only gripe is that it was too short and at $60 steep price tag. Bungie is known for pumping out awesome games, especially the Halo series, but I was a little bummed about the length and price. But the side quest involving a young girl caught in the midst of the Covenant invasion is a really nice bonus that makes the single player experience worth checking out. Kudos to Bungie for giving the game a little more depth; at least on the storytelling side of things. Well, for the most part I enjoyed it as I have with the first two games and will be on my way to finishing Halo 3. Although some see this as nothing more than an expansion pack but despite all that, I'm glad that I purchased it cuz as a Halo fan, it'll be a crime for me to pass this up.

And the "Firefight" mode is a blast. Very addictive.

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