ODST special: top 5 rough landings

Going in hot. We can see your house from here – and we’re packing SPARTAN lasers…

By Edwin Evans-Thirlwell, September 23, 2009

Halo 3: ODST‘s out, and the consensus so far is that the pudding’s chock-full of proof. And space marines. Space marines in hideously awesome single-seater orbital insertion pods, raining down all over the Covenant-riddled burg of New Mombasa like droplets from God’s Almighty wang.

The “crash-landing into a fight” sequence is pretty well-worn rope. ODST‘s appearance is a good excuse to revisit some timeless examples. Videos after the cut.

1. Medal of Honor: Frontlines (PS2, Xbox, Gamecube, PC)

Storming Normandy’s virtual beaches under heavy pillarbox fire and Luftwaffe bombardment has to be among last generation’s most memorable tutorial levels.

2. Killzone 2 (PS3)

Lord only knows why you’d send men into battle atop an unarmed dropship with only a handrail between them and thin air, but the results were rather exhilarating.

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