Put next to Halo 3, it's tough to argue ODST as the better game. In many ways, it isn't even a different game. A few people labeled it as an expansion pack, and given the miniscule campaign, that's not undue comment. The far greater sin is how Bungie in no way raised the bar. Not technically. Not artistically. ODST is 2007's game, released in 2009. Good enough for a good time, but the best of the best elevate and innovate. A game that does neither has no place on a best-of list of any kind.