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More Than His Share

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More Than His Share


Halo 3: ODST Original Soundtrack


Martin O'Donnell and Michael Salvatori




The Rookie


Deference for Darkness


More Than His Share is the third track (Disc 1 Track 3) in Halo 3: ODST Original Soundtrack, and plays in the Halo 3: ODST campaign level Tayari Plaza. It is composed of Into the Breach (0:00-3:14), Become the Hunted (3:14-5:08), and Lost and Unfound (5:08-5:46).


Into the Breach[edit]

Into the Breach (3:14) begins with percussive beats, later joined by a bass. Strings enter in accompaniment, taking center stage until a lone female vocal suddenly joins in as an echo. The piece pauses with ambiance and digital chimes before the percussion and bass fade back in for an ending with high string notes. It is a heavily inspired by the track The Gun Pointed at the Head of the Universe (from Halo: Original Soundtrack).[verification needed] The piece first plays in full during the opening gameplay segment of the level. The percussion-only version plays after Edward Buck meets two Marines in New Mombasa Sector 6 after defeating the initial group of Covenant. The bass-only version plays when Buck approaches a Covenant watchtower supported by Unggoy and Kig-Yar.

Become the Hunted[edit]

Become the Hunted (1:54) features heavy percussion with digital chimes in the background, soon joined by bass playing a fast melody. Male vocals sing the main melody from the piece Weight of Failure from (Prologue in Halo 2: Original Soundtrack), followed by variations. The piece ends abruptly with the percussion. A version with muted percussion plays later in All That Remains (from the later track The Light at the End). The piece plays when Buck enters New Mombasa Sector 8, where he encounters a large group of Covenant, including Kig-Yar Snipers and a pair of Mgalekgolo.

Lost and Unfound[edit]

Lost and Unfound (0:38) is ambiance with low strings and digital chimes. It plays in the ending cutscene of the level, when Buck meets up with Romeo.

Production notes[edit]

  • The name More Than His Share refers to Buck, who has seen 25 years in service to the UNSC, and more than his share of war.
  • The name Becomes the Hunted is derived from the phrase "the hunter has become the hunted", and alludes to Buck's encounter with Mgalekgolo in the gameplay section the piece plays in.
  • The name Lost and Unfound is a play on the phrase "Lost and Found", which appeared in the ending cutscene of the level when Superintendent scans Veronica Dare's discarded helmet. The name likely alludes to both Dare missing from her pod and her helmet being lost in the Huragok's explosion. In both cases, they were "lost" until Rookie found them after he woke up.