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Halo 2 Cutscene Library

In mid-December, 2004, Sniper 058 began sending in video-captured cutscenes from Halo 2. We'd been meaning to build a library of cutscenes for years - the Halo collection will eventually go online, but having a fan do most of the work goes a long way to getting new sections built here at HBO. We're going to add new cutscenes, in the order they appear in the game, every few days (depending on how bandwidth holds out). There will always be 4 flavors of each cutscene; a large (640x360) and small (320x180) version of both QuickTime and WMP9 encodings. Grab the one that best fits your situation. (There will also be a pair of download links for each vid, because bandwidth is never infinite. Please be gentle.)

Starting in early March, 2008, we've added HD versions of these cutscenes, courtesy of HaLo2FrEeEk, of Infectionist Machinima.

Update March 10, 2008:All of the 640x360 cutscenes have ALSO been re-encoded to a much higher quality, thanks to HaLo2FrEeEk. Enjoy!

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One Size Fits All One Size Fits All
(Contains 'The Heretic' and the opening scene from The Armory. 3:09 long.)
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122mb 32.9mb 11.5mb 161mb 35.3mb 8.9mb
Home Field Advantage Home Field Advantage
(UNSC recognition ceremony + Covenant punishment ceremony - 3:36 long)
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140mb 37.8mb 13.0mb 163mb 39.4mb 15.5mb
Return to Sender Return to Sender
(The Master Chief delivers Cairo Station's bomb to a hapless Covenant ship, then joins In Amber Clad to head to the surface. 2:54 long.)
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112mb 30.6mb 10.5mb 133mb 32.3mb 9.0mb
They'll regret that, too. They'll regret that, too.
(Master Chief, Sarge, and some ODSTs fly in to New Mombasa from In Amber Clad. 1:13 long.)
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47.1mb 13mb 4.3mb 55.7mb 13.5mb 5.5mb
Ladies Like Superior Firepower Ladies Like Superior Firepower
(The opening of the Metropolis Bridge Scene. Legendary Difficulty. 1:08 long.)
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43.6mb 11.6mb 4.0mb 51.3mb 12.2mb 3.6mb
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Ladies Like Superior Firepower (delta) Ladies Like Superior Firepower (delta)
(A 1:11 long composite, showing the single changed speech in the 'Ladies Like...' cutscene, based on difficulty setting.)
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63.7mb 17.3mb 4.2mb 76.1mb 17.3mb 4.5mb
Field Expedient Field Expedient
(The scarab collapses, Regret leaves Earth space with In Amber Clad. 1:22 long.)
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52.6mb 14.3mb 4.8mb 63mb 14.4mb 4.5mb
A Whisper in the Storm A Whisper in the Storm
(The making of the Arbiter. 5:40 long.)
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223mb 60.6mb 20.3mb 261mb 62.4mb 19.5mb
Juggernaut Juggernaut
(Entering the Gas Giant lab area. 0:24 long.)
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17.4mb 4.6mb 1.4mb 18.9mb 4.3mb 1.5mb
Hey, Watch this! Hey, Watch this!
(The Heretic locks out the Arbiter. 0:29 long.)
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19.7mb 5.1mb 1.7mb 22.9mb 5.3mb 2.4mb
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Hot Pursuit Hot Pursuit
(The Arbiter chases the Heretic to a Banshee, but loses him. 0:20 long.)
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11.8mb 3.3mb 1.2mb 15.3mb 3.7mb 1.1mb
Dead or Alive...Actually, Just Dead Dead or Alive...Actually, Just Dead
(The Arbiter makes it to another Gas Giant platform - just barely. 0:11 long.)
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7.3mb 2mb 0.7mb 9.4mb 2.3mb 1.6mb
The Oracle The Oracle
(The Arbiter confronts The Heretic, and learns where the heresy comes from. 1:08 long.)
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43.5mb 11.9mb 4.0mb 52.8mb 12.8mb 4.5mb
Edification Edification
(343 Guilty Spark chats with the Arbiter, Tartarus. 0:33 long.)
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18.7mb 5.1mb 1.9mb 22.8mb 5.5mb 2.7mb
Helljumpers Helljumpers
(In Amber Clad arrives at Delta Halo, sends troops to the surface. 2:30 long. This is the Legendary version of the cutscene.)
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94.7mb 26.2mb 8.8mb 115mb 27.7mb 9.8mb
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Helljumpers (delta) Helljumpers (delta)
(A short - 0:22 long - composite, showing the single changed scene in the Helljumpers cutscene, based on difficulty setting.)
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32.5mb 8.7mb 1.2mb 42.8mb 7.9mb 1.5mb
Testament Testament
(The UNSC gets a better idea of what the Prophet of Regret is up to - and what they need to do to stop him. 0:49 long.)
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32.7mb 8.8mb 2.9mb 39mb 9.5mb 2.9mb
One Way Ticket One Way Ticket
(MC arrives at the temple, just in time to see a huge Covenant fleet break out of slipspace. 0:23 long.)
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15.2mb 3.9mb 1.4mb 17.6mb 4.1mb 1.2mb
Sorry, Were You in the Middle of Something? Sorry, Were You in the Middle of Something?
(The final cutscene in Regret - MC fails to escape a Covenant attack, but receives aid from an unexpected source. 0:49 long.)
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31.1mb 8.5mb 2.9mb 36.8mb 8.6mb 3.0mb
Uncomfortable Silence Uncomfortable Silence
(The opening of Sacred Icon. A power shift in the Covenant, and the beginning of the hunt for a critical object. 3:41 long.)
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144mb 39.1mb 13.3mb 167mb 40.7mb 13.8mb
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Objects in Mirror are Larger than they Appear Objects in Mirror are Larger than they Appear
(The Arbiter and the Elite Commander discuss tactics. 0:29 long.)
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19.6mb 5.2mb 1.7mb 23.7mb 5.4mb 1.7mb
Shooting Gallery Shooting Gallery
(The race to the Index begins. 0:59 long.)
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39.7mb 10.9mb 3.6mb 47.1mb 11mb 3.7mb
That Old, Familiar Feeling That Old, Familiar Feeling
(Keyes retrieves the Index... but runs into trouble. So does the Arbiter. 2:11 long.)
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89.1mb 23.9mb 7.8mb 101mb 24.4mb 8.5mb
Inside Job Inside Job
(MC and the Arbiter meet a new friend, get new jobs. 4:39 long.)
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181mb 49.6mb 16.5mb 212mb 51.1mb 17.8mb
The Hopes and Dreams of the Covenant The Hopes and Dreams of the Covenant
(Tartarus and the Prophet of Truth make a pact. Mercy pays. 0:54 long.)
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38.2mb 10.5mb 3.1mb 47.4mb 11.6mb 3.5mb
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Oh, So That's How it Is Oh, So That's How it Is
(The Arbiter begins his quest for (the) Truth. 0:31 long.)
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20.8mb 5.5mb 1.8mb 24.7mb 5.5mb 1.8mb
Fight Club Fight Club
(The Spec-Ops Commander learns of the Brutes' treachery. 0:56 long.)
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36.6mb 9.6mb 3.3mb 43.6mb 10.4mb 3.5mb
Cross Purposes Cross Purposes
(MC arrives at High Charity in time to learn of the death of Mercy, and knows what his next job must be. 1:14 long.)
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48.5mb 13mb 4.4mb 56.7mb 13.9mb 4.7mb
Once Again, With Feeling Once Again, With Feeling
(MC heads for the Forerunner ship at the heart of High Charity. 0:40 long.)
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25.3mb 6.9mb 2.4mb 30.7mb 7.4mb 2.6mb
Your Ass, My Size-24 Hoof Your Ass, My Size-24 Hoof
(Arbiter and Spec-Ops Commander must enter the Control Room. 0:26 long.)
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15.3mb 4.1mb 1.5mb 19mb 4.4mb 1.5mb
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Backseat Driver Backseat Driver
(Sarge and Arbiter team up to stop Tartarus. 0:24 long.)
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Delusions and Grandeur Delusions and Grandeur
(Tartarus tries to get Keyes to reunite the Index with the Core... Arbiter and Sarge work to stop him. All learn the purpose of the Halos. 2:03 long.)
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80mb 21.6mb 7.3mb 94.9mb 23.1mb 7.7mb
Final Cutscene Final Cutscene
(Keyes rescues the Index, learns of the Ark. MC arrives at Earth. 2:15 long.)
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87.1mb 23.9mb 8.2mb 102mb 22.2mb 7.7mb
Credits Credits
(Game Credits. 6:36 long.)
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233mb 64mb 22.8mb 244mb 71.5mb 24.6mb
Post-Credits Teaser Post-Credits Teaser
(A small cinematic at the very end of the credits. Raises far more questions than it answers. 0:48 long.)
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32.2mb 9.3mb 3.0mb 38.6mb 8.2mb 2.6mb
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