HaloRadar: Terminal Video Guide

Oct 12, 2007

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In last week's HaloRadar, we demonstrated how to collect every single skull in the game - both gold and silver - with detailed screens and painstakingly produced video.

Today we're tracking down Halo 3's other elusive Easter eggs, the mysterious terminals. Left behind by the original architects of Master Chief's universe - the Forerunners - these computer stations are crucial to fully understanding the trilogy's plot as well as the final chapter's significance. You may know who dies and who lives at the end, but until you've read every terminal, you really have no idea what it all means.

Plus, you get an Achievement ("Marathon Man") and 40 Gamerscore points for your troubles. So what are you waiting for? Get started below!


Mission: The Ark

The first terminal is the easiest to find - you might already have it. Near the beginning of The Ark - when you first leave the bright outdoors and enter a dark tunnel with your Marine pals - look to the left. See that glaringly obvious door? Actually, two doors? The terminal is in a small hallway connecting them.

Oh, and don't worry. Though the meaning of the terminals' text is never entirely clear, it gets a lot more straightforward after this first one.



  • TheZone16 - September 6, 2008 6:28 p.m.

    when i get to that spot the terminal is not there i dont understand?
  • chavaph - August 31, 2008 4:57 a.m.

    I never see that ¬¬
  • XxHALOxX - September 20, 2008 9:06 p.m.

    I DONT WORK????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????
  • pearl - August 30, 2009 2:02 a.m.

    Do you have to get them in order? I have waited through all of them, the last one I got was the one under the stairs on "The Ark"
  • prokiller47xbox - August 7, 2009 9:32 p.m.

    1danfaill your going to the wrong building you have to go to the tower that holds the skull it will be inside there
  • jar-head - July 30, 2009 3:28 p.m.

    that's why it says "optional, you do not need this to get the Marathon Man"....duh
  • TexasBeatDown84 - May 9, 2009 12:14 a.m.

    you have 2 understand that that is not the only terminal you have 2 find them all 2 get the achievement this video above only shows you 1 of them
  • 1danfaill - June 22, 2009 12:27 a.m.

    ok, so i've played through on every difficulty and Terminal #5 (Covenant level, just after you get out of the Hornet at the second tower). But there's NO TERMINAL everytime I play it, regardless of difficulty. What am I missing???
  • ytcjdj - June 7, 2009 12:51 p.m.

    do u need to do the termnail on cortona to get the achvment
  • djsn1per - February 12, 2009 7:10 a.m.

    you have to wait 30+ seconds on each terminal to get the achievement. wait until the terminal text turns red and goes all weird. you have to do this to get the achievement
  • kiimar - January 21, 2009 10:44 p.m.

    remember you need to wait until the terminal becomes red and goes to a texte that appears after the red.
  • jock58 - January 21, 2009 3:40 p.m.

    do u have to watch all the stuff on the terminal and complete the lvl to get the achievment?

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