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Halo 2: The Official Strategy Guide

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Halo 2: The Official Strategy Guide


Piggyback Interactive


Prima Games

Publication date:

November 9, 2004

Media type:

Print (Paperback)


224 pages


0761544739, 978-0761544739


Halo 2: The Official Strategy Guide is the 224-page official strategy guide for the video game Halo 2 published by Piggyback Interactive. It is written in English and is a paperback publication.

Book description[edit]

Developed on-site at Bungie studios and written over four months by the elite Piggyback team, this guide includes an encyclopedic appraisal of Halo 2's multiplayer mode; a full, highly accessible walkthrough for the epic Campaign mode; and everything on basic play. In its 224 pages you'll find:

  • Detailed annotated maps: outwit multiplayer opponents with your intimate knowledge of level architecture
  • Study all features of multiplayer maps, from power-up locations to "secret" areas, attack routes, and more
  • Includes an exhaustive rundown of preset and custom game types—design your own multiplayer match and attract the best crowd
  • Features hundreds of digital screenshots to illustrate key points
  • Packed with tips, tactics, and techniques from the Bungie team
  • Learn about every adversary, vehicle, and weapon—their strengths and shortcomings and how you can exploit these
  • Confidently negotiate the huge Campaign mode with our exclusive maps and step-by-step walkthrough
  • Designed to enhance the Halo 2 experience for newcomers and Halo: Combat Evolved veterans alike.


  • Before the release of Halo 2, the page for it at was made to look as though it were a series of screens at the helm of a Covenant ship, complete with a Covenant language made of triangular shapes. The Game Guide uses a few of these characters to denote the placement of Covenant vehicles on their maps.
  • On the Contents page, Master Chief is shown about to kill a Brute on Earth, which comes from the Halo 2 E3 Demo trailer.


  • The book wrongly prints that there are achievements in Halo 2 for Xbox, when they are only actually available in Halo 2 (Windows Vista).
  • On page 7, there is a misprint that says the MJOLNIR Mk VI was upgraded; in reality, the armor was upgraded to Mk VI in the first level, the Heretic.
  • On page 13, the reloading signal is depicted as three bullets; in the game, the reloading symbol is a circular arrow.
  • On page 41, the guide claims that a Grunt Minor's armor is yellow, when in fact it is orange.
  • On page 46, the strategy guide calls a Brute Plasma Rifle a Brute Plasma Pistol.
  • On page 30, the guide incorrectly labels the Fuel Rod Gun as the Fuel rod cannon.
  • On page 110, there is a Sangheili Honor Guard with blue (Sangheili Minor) armor.
  • On page 119, the strategy guide mistakenly called the Enforcer a "Sentinel Major". However, it stated that the Covenant called it "Enforcer" on page 118.