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Halo 3: ODST Cutscene Library

The ODST Cutscene Library went up quite quickly; it was online within 3 weeks of the game's release, opening its doors on October 11, 2009. Thanks once again to Cody Miller for his help in recording, and to Chris101b for his contribution to the capture of the 1080p versions.

While the flashbacks can be completed in any order (after the first one), we've presented them in the order they appear in-game. When there are variations (because of the difficulty level, or other in-game factors), we've provided all possibilities.

Downloadable versions are 2160p, 1080p, and 720p, with 5.1 audio, while streaming versions are 450p with 5.1 audio. (Some scenes are not available in 1080p; for those, you'll have to make do with 720p. Sorry.)

As of May, 2013, these have been upgraded to surround sound (with two exceptions - a version of the final scene in Data Hive that requires all audio logs to be found, and the easter egg at the very end; these are both still in stereo). Thanks, Cody!

As of July, 2022, we have 4k versions avialable for most scenes (recorded from the Master Chief Collection by (no surprise) Cody Miller). Be gentle; they're huge.

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

  Cutscene Name Downloads
2160p 1080p 720p
Introduction Introduction
Game introduction - sets up the situation, with a short summary of the Covenant/Human war, and what's going on in New Mombasa. 1:38 long.
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123.1mb 58.9mb
Prepare to Drop Prepare to Drop
Game's opening cutscene - sets up the team. 3:35 long.
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1.0gb 331.6mb 124.5mb
Prepare to Drop Motivators Prepare to Drop Motivators
Small variations depending on difficulty level in the inspirational words Buck offers the squad. 33 seconds.
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17.8mb
Tayari Plaza - Intro Tayari Plaza - Intro
The Rookie finds Dare's helmet. 35 seconds.
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174.0mb 56.7mb 19.7mb
Tayari Plaza Opening Tayari Plaza Opening
Flashback to Buck's landing - and some background on Buck and Dare. 2 minutes long.
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572.1mb 183.6mb 65.7mb
  2160p 1080p 720p
Tayari Plaza - Final Tayari Plaza - Final
Buck finds Dare's pod - and meets a new character. Also hooks back up with Romeo. 1:41 long.
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478.4mb 154.2mb 57.0mb
Tayari Plaza - Outro Tayari Plaza - Outro
The rookie speculates about what Dare's helmet means. 17 seconds.
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80.8mb 26.3mb 9.3mb
Uplift Reserve - Intro Uplift Reserve - Intro
The Rookie finds the battered optics of an unmanned drone. 23 seconds.
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106.2mb 33.2mb 13.1mb
Uplift Reserve Opening Uplift Reserve Opening
Flashback to Dutch's landing at the edge of the Uplift Reserve, as he takes stock of his situation. 31 seconds.
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149.3mb 31.4mb 15.3mb
Uplift Reserve - Final (Chopper variant) Uplift Reserve - Final (Chopper variant)
Dutch survives his falling exit from the reserve, but hopes he doesn't have any more flying to do. (This is the variant you see if you were driving a Chopper at the end of Dutch's flashback.) 47 seconds.
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222.5mb 71.3mb 25.4mb
  2160p 1080p 720p
Uplift Reserve - Final (Ghost variant) Uplift Reserve - Final (Ghost variant)
Dutch survives his falling exit from the reserve, but hopes he doesn't have any more flying to do. (This is the variant you see if you were driving a Ghost at the end of Dutch's flashback.) 45 seconds.
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220.7mb 71.0mb 25.6mb
Uplift Reserve - Final (Warthog variant) Uplift Reserve - Final (Warthog variant)
Dutch survives his falling exit from the reserve, but hopes he doesn't have any more flying to do. (This is the variant you see if you were driving a Warthog at the end of Dutch's flashback.) 46 seconds.
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222.4mb 70.0mb 26.2mb
Uplift Reserve - Outro Uplift Reserve - Outro
The Rookie finishes examining the broken optics, prepares for more hunting. 12 seconds.
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62.8mb 17.3mb 7.0mb
Kizingo Boulevard - Intro Kizingo Boulevard - Intro
The Rookie checks out a damaged Gauss turret, wondering about Mickey. 17 seconds.
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75.6mb 23.3mb 8.8mb
Kizingo Boulevard Opening Kizingo Boulevard Opening
Flashback: Mickey lands in the midst of chaos, and tries to get up to speed. 55 seconds.
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255.1mb 70.1mb 27.4mb
  2160p 1080p 720p
Kizingo Boulevard - Final Kizingo Boulevard - Final
Mickey and Dutch discuss options - and then find a new mission. 46 seconds.
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185.6mb 64.8mb 23.6mb
Kizingo Boulevard - Outro Kizingo Boulevard - Outro
The Rookie releases the broken turret, and heads off. 13 seconds.
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56.2mb 18.1mb 6.6mb
Oni Alpha Site - Intro Oni Alpha Site - Intro
The Rookie examines a fragmented detonator, and speculates about the burning ONI headquarters, across the water. 17 seconds.
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81.5mb 25.9mb 9.8mb
Oni Alpha Site Opening Oni Alpha Site Opening
Flashback: Dutch and Mickey blow the bridge leading to ONI's headquarters, as the Covenant rain fire upon their heads. 49 seconds.
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240.9mb 69.3mb 23.9mb
Oni Alpha Site - Final Oni Alpha Site - Final
Dutch and Mickey fly off as the ONI building explodes, and agree to meet up with Buck and Romeo at Police Headquarters. 40 seconds.
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188.4mb 59.7mb 23.0mb
  2160p 1080p 720p
Oni Alpha Site - Outro Oni Alpha Site - Outro
The Rookie skips the detonator across the water, and continues his search. 15 seconds.
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83.0mb 23.5mb 8.2mb
NMPD HQ - Intro NMPD HQ - Intro
The Rookie pulls down a mangled Sniper Rifle, and tries to straighten the barrel, while looking at the rooftops it must have come from. 30 seconds.
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143.9mb 45.2mb 17.4mb
NMPD HQ Opening NMPD HQ Opening
Romeo and Dutch have climbed to the top of HQ tower, and parepare for a police evac - but the incoming Pelican is chased off by a pair of Banshees. Buck reminds Romeo that they're collecting teammates, no matter what. 1:18 long.
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368.4mb 111.8mb 39.9mb
NMPD HQ - Final NMPD HQ - Final
A final Phantom drops off a Brute Chieftan, who nearly kills Romeo before being taken down by the entire squad. Buck looks for an alternate exit. 1:19 long.
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373.3mb 116.2mb 45.5mb
NMPD HQ - Final (Legendary) NMPD HQ - Final (Legendary)
Identical to the standard cutscene, except that when Buck asks Romeo how the wound is, it's spraying blood. 1:20 long.
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115.7mb 44.2mb
  2160p 1080p 720p
NMPD HQ - Outro NMPD HQ - Outro
The Rookie gives the rifle one last try, and then tosses it away. 23 seconds.
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108.9mb 33.1mb 12.1mb
Kikowani Station - Intro Kikowani Station - Intro
The Rookie discovers a Biofoam canister, and wonders who's hurt. 21 seconds.
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81.5mb 24.7mb 9.6mb
Kikowani Station Opening Kikowani Station Opening
Flashback: Buck leads the team, with a badly-injured Romeo, to the train station, hoping for a way out of the city. 2:18 long.
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638.4mb 204.8mb 74.8mb
Kikowani Station - Final Kikowani Station - Final
The stolen Phantom bursts out of the tunnels, and Buck abandons his Banshee to board it - then realizes he knows where to find Dare. 1:10 long.
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323.6mb 104.6mb 39.0mb
Kikowani Station - Outro Kikowani Station - Outro
The Rookie shakes the empty canister, then discards it. 14 seconds.
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121.2mb 37.2mb 6.7mb
  2160p 1080p 720p
Kikowani Station - Outro (with Data Hive invite) Kikowani Station - Outro (with Data Hive invite)
This version contains a clip at the end which will be tacked on to whichever outro follows your final Flashback; the Rookie picks up a transmission from Dare, and goes to look for her. 29 seconds (15 is the added clip).
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14.3mb
Data Hive - Intro Data Hive - Intro
The Rookie finds an out-of-commission elevator, and lowers himself via its cable. 28 seconds.
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122.7mb 40.0mb 16.1mb
Data Hive Opening Data Hive Opening
The Rookie catches enough from Dare to know where to find her. 17 seconds.
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72.7mb 22.8mb 9.1mb
Data Hive - Meeting Dare Data Hive - Meeting Dare
The Rookie meets up with Dare, and learns what she's looking for. 1:17 long.
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358.4mb 116.8mb 44.7mb
Data Hive - Meeting Vergil (Friendly Dare) Data Hive - Meeting Vergil (Friendly Dare)
The Rookie and Dare enter the core of the city's computer system, and meet up with a new ally. This version has Dare coaxing it into the open, and is what you see with only a few Audio Logs. 2:35 long.
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735.0mb 231.4mb 89.4mb
  2160p 1080p 720p
Data Hive - Meeting Vergil (Friendly Rookie) Data Hive - Meeting Vergil (Friendly Rookie)
Identical to the other version, except that the Rookie whistles their new friend into the open. This version appears once you've completed the audio logs.
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96.6mb
Coastal Highway - Buck/Dare Reunion Coastal Highway - Buck/Dare Reunion
Dare and Buck are reunited. 49 seconds.
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226.8mb 70.5mb 28.2mb
Coastal Highway - Finding Transport Coastal Highway - Finding Transport
Buck and Dare argue about escaping from the city. 1:35 long.
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448.7mb 141.5mb 54.1mb
Coastal Highway - Making a Getaway Coastal Highway - Making a Getaway
All members of the squad are reunited, and leave New Mombasa in the stolen Phantom... just in time. 55 seconds.
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273.5mb 86.1mb 31.7mb
Game Finale Game Finale
As the Phantom leaves the area, the team ponders the future. The Covenant plans (as carried out in Halo 3) are becoming clear. 1:44 long.
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488.6mb 146.6mb 57.7mb
  2160p 1080p 720p
Credits Credits
Game credits. 5:53 long.
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172.1mb
Epilogue (Standard) Epilogue (Standard)
Dare introduces her new charge to a Halo regular. 1:20 long.
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386.3mb 119.9mb 40.3mb
Epilogue (Legendary Addition) Epilogue (Legendary Addition)
If the game is completed on Legendary, a final scene, with the Prophet of Truth overseeing some underground excavation, is shown. 1:01 long.
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298.6mb 89.0mb 32.9mb
Epilogue Easter Egg (Legendary) Epilogue Easter Egg (Legendary)
If the game is completed on Legendary, there's an easter egg just after Johnson's last line. You simply need to move the analog stick to see it. (This shows the scene both with and without the movement.) 0:46 long.
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25.9mb 22.7mb

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