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Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary Cutscene Library

The Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary Cutscene Library began appearing online on November 21, 2011 - less than a week after the game's release. Huge thanks to Dustin 'Dust Storm' Pettigrew, of Podtacular, for his amazingly fast turnaround with these recordings.

HD versions are 1280x720, SD versions are 640x360.

Update, December 18, 2011: Thanks to Cody Miller, for re-encoding these cutscenes in full Surround Sound (where possible). Some scenes were only broadcast in stereo, or are otherwise unavailable in full 5.1 - these are noted in the descriptions.

You can view a streaming version of the cutscene by clicking on a thumbnail.

  Cutscene Name Downloads
QT HD QT SD WMP9 HD WMP9 SD
Game Intro Game Intro
(Video that launches whenever you start insert the disc. Stereo only. 1:12 long.)
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42.3mb 12.6mb 40.9mb 12.8mb
 
Game Loading Screen Game Loading Screen
(Interstitial video between levels. Stereo only. 18 seconds long.)
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3.1mb 3.2mb 7.5mb 1.8mb
 
Pillar of Autumn Intro (Legendary) Pillar of Autumn Intro (Legendary)
(The opening cutscene from Pillar of Autumn, Legendary difficulty. 4:04 long.)
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140mb 45.7mb 144mb 44.9mb
 
Pillar of Autumn Intro Pillar of Autumn Intro
(The opening cutscene from Pillar of Autumn, on lesser difficulties. This shows only the beginning, which differs from the Legendary opening. Stereo only. 45 seconds long.)
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25.7mb 7.9mb 25.5mb 8mb
 
Pillar of Autumn Bridge Scene Pillar of Autumn Bridge Scene
(Master Chief meets up with Keyes and Cortana, and gets briefed. 2:17 long.)
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82.5mb 25.9mb 81.2mb 25.1mb
 
  QT HD QT SD WMP9 HD WMP9 SD
Pillar of Autumn exiting cryotank Pillar of Autumn exiting cryotank
(The Chief wakes up. This version shows a pair of Spartans, from a Co-op run. 0:11 long.)
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5.8mb 1.9mb 5.7mb 1.8mb
 
Sarge Opening Speech (all difficulties) Sarge Opening Speech (all difficulties)
(Sarge's speech in the opening cutscene, showing all four versions,based on difficulty level. 1:30 long.)
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51.7mb 16.8mb 53.4mb 16.6mb
 
Pillar of Autumn Final Pillar of Autumn Final
(Ending Cutscene for Pillar of Autumn - MC escapes the ship and heads for Halo. 1:22 long.)
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48.9mb 15.5mb 48.2mb 14.9mb
 
Halo Intro Halo Intro
(Opening Cutscene for Halo. 25 seconds long.)
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14.2mb 4.6mb 15.3mb 4.5mb
 
Halo - Lightbridge Halo - Lightbridge
(The Master Chief activates the Lightbridge below Halo. 24 seconds long.)
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13.8mb 4.5mb 14mb 4.2mb
 
  QT HD QT SD WMP9 HD WMP9 SD
Halo - Final Cutscene (Cliff Edge) Halo - Final Cutscene (Cliff Edge)
One of three possible cutscenes, depending on finishing order. This is the one from the opposite side of the river. 18 seconds long.)
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10mb 3.1mb 10.3mb 3.2mb
 
Halo - Final Cutscene (Rockslide) Halo - Final Cutscene (Rockslide)
One of three possible cutscenes, depending on finishing order. This is the farthest from the lightbridge. 14 seconds long.)
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7.8mb 2.6mb 7.6mb 2.3mb
 
Halo - Final Cutscene (Riverhead) Halo - Final Cutscene (Riverhead)
One of three possible cutscenes, depending on finishing order. This is the closest to the lightbridge. 25 seconds long.)
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14mb 4.5mb 14.4mb 4.5mb
 
Truth and Recon - Intro Truth and Recon - Intro
(Opening Cutscene for Truth and Reconciliation. Master Chief lands near the base of the Covenant ship. 30 seconds.)
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17.7mb 5.7mb 19mb 5.4mb
 
Truth and Recon - Into the Belly of the Beast Truth and Recon - Into the Belly of the Beast
(The Master Chief and a number of marines head up the gravity lift into the Truth and Reconciliation. 17 seconds long.)
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9.9mb 3.1mb 10mb 3mb
 
  QT HD QT SD WMP9 HD WMP9 SD
Truth and Recon - Keyes in Brig Truth and Recon - Keyes in Brig
(Master Chief rescues Captain Keyes from the Truth and Recon's brig, and learns something about the Covenant's knowledge of the ring. 1:39 long.)
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55.7mb 18.5mb 58.6mb 18.2mb
 
Truth and Recon - Final Truth and Recon - Final
(Final Cutscene of Truth and Reconciliation. Master Chief, Keyes, and the remaining marines escape from the ship. 42 seconds long.)
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24.1mb 8.1mb 24.4mb 7.7mb
 
Silent Cartographer - Intro Silent Cartographer - Intro
(Opening Cutscene for Silent Cartographer. MC storms the beach, with help from his friends. 37 seconds long.)
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21.9mb 7mb 22mb 6.8mb
 
Silent Cartographer - Unlocking the Map Room Silent Cartographer - Unlocking the Map Room
(MC unlocks the door to the maproom, player gets an idea of what he's up against. 13 seconds long.)
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6.6mb 2.1mb 6.9mb 2.1mb
 
Silent Cartographer - Shafted Silent Cartographer - Shafted
(Master Chief gets a sense for how big the main shaft of the Silent Cartographer is. 19 seconds long.)
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11.1mb 3.6mb 11mb 3.5mb
 
  QT HD QT SD WMP9 HD WMP9 SD
Silent Cartographer - Activating the Silent Cartographer Silent Cartographer - Activating the Silent Cartographer
(MC activates the Silent Cartographer, and Cortana speculates about the info shown. 12 seconds long.)
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7.4mb 2.3mb 7.3mb 2.2mb
 
Silent Cartographer - Final Silent Cartographer - Final
(Final Cutscene of Silent Cartographer; Cortana leads Foehammer into the interior of the ring. 49 seconds long.)
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27.9mb 8.9mb 29.2mb 9mb
 
Assault on the Control Room Intro Assault on the Control Room Intro
(One of the most cinematic moments in Halo; a pelican comes over the lip of a tunnel and scares a grunt nearly to death. 31 seconds long.)
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17.6mb 5.8mb 18.3mb 5.7mb
 
Assault on the Control Room - Final Cutscene Assault on the Control Room - Final Cutscene
(The Master Chief finds the activation area for the ring - and meets up with Cortana again, in time to learn some pretty important things about Halo's purpose. 2:01 long.)
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71.2mb 23.4mb 72.1mb 22.4mb
 
343 Guilty Spark - Intro 343 Guilty Spark - Intro
(Master Chief sets down in a swamp, chasing after Captain Keyes. 24 seconds long.)
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13.9mb 4.5mb 14.1mb 4.3mb
 
  QT HD QT SD WMP9 HD WMP9 SD
343 Guilty Spark - Jenkins' Helmet Cam 343 Guilty Spark - Jenkins' Helmet Cam
(Master Chief discovers the body of Private Jenkins, and learns what has been happening by watching the footage recorded on his helmet cam. 5:11 long. Pay close attention to dates.)
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175mb 58mb 185mb 57.5mb
 
343 Guilty Spark - Final 343 Guilty Spark - Final
(Master Chief encounters the Monitor of Installation 04, and is conscripted for a new task. 33 seconds long.)
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18.2mb 6mb 19.5mb 6mb
 
Library - Intro Library - Intro
(343GS brings the Master Chief to the Library, and explains what his next step is. 32 seconds long.)
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21.1mb 6.6mb 20.8mb 6.4mb
 
Library - Final Library - Final
(The Index is released from the Library, and Master Chief and 343 GS head to the control room to use it. 1:03 long.)
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36.4mb 11.7mb 37.8mb 11.5mb
 
Two Betrayals - Intro Two Betrayals - Intro
(The Master Chief learns of Halo's true purpose - and makes a new enemy. 3:49 long.)
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133mb 43mb 135mb 42.2mb
 
  QT HD QT SD WMP9 HD WMP9 SD
Two Betrayals - Final Two Betrayals - Final
(With the power generators out of commission, Cortana helps MC get to Keyes. 34 seconds long.)
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19.3mb 6.2mb 20mb 6.1mb
 
Keyes - Intro Keyes - Intro
(Master Chief arrives aboard the Truth and Reconciliation, looking for Keyes (again). 50 seconds long.)
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29mb 9.2mb 29.6mb 9.2mb
 
Keyes - Into the coolant Keyes - Into the coolant
(A short scene, showing a drop into leaking coolant. 6 seconds long.)
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3.6mb 1.2mb 3.2mb 1mb
 
Keyes - Into the ship Keyes - Into the ship
(Master Chief re-enters the ship at a different location. 7 seconds long.)
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3.9mb 1.2mb 3.8mb 1mb
 
Keyes - Blob Keyes - Blob
(Master Chief finds Keyes - and does what needs to be done. 44 seconds long.)
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26.2mb 8.1mb 26.8mb 8.1mb
 
  QT HD QT SD WMP9 HD WMP9 SD
Keyes - Final Keyes - Final
(The Master Chief escapes from The Truth and Reconciliation for the last time. 15 seconds long.)
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9.5mb 2.8mb 8.7mb 2.6mb
 
Maw - Intro Maw - Intro
(A gorgeous cinematic, showing the Chief's return to the Pillar of Autumn, in its heart-wrenching damaged condition. 1:14 long.)
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43mb 13.3mb 43.6mb 13.5mb
 
Maw - Bridge Maw - Bridge
(Cortana and the Chief discover that the initial plan for destruction of the Autumn isn't feasible, because of 343GS - they come up with an alternative. 2:03 long.)
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71.5mb 23.8mb 73mb 22.8mb
 
Maw - Outro Maw - Outro
(The game's final cutscene, if you're playing on any difficulty below Legendary, and if you beat the countdown timer. 2:47 long.)
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97.2mb 30.3mb 99.5mb 30.7mb
 
Maw - Legendary Outro Maw - Legendary Outro
(A short scene you get when you finish the game on Legendary. 18 seconds long.)
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10.7mb 3.4mb 10.8mb 3.3mb
 
  QT HD QT SD WMP9 HD WMP9 SD
You Lose Ending You Lose Ending
(The final cutscene you get if you don't make it to the Longsword before the timer runs out. 17 seconds long.)
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9.7mb 3mb 9.5mb 3mb
 
Final Credits (Menu) Final Credits (Menu)
(The Extras menu credits for the game. Stereo only. 11:41 long.)
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428mb 133mb 429mb 134mb
 
Final Credits (in-game) Final Credits (in-game)
(The in-game credits for the game. Stereo only. 17:49 long.)
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618mb 188mb 611mb 191mb
 

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