Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary Walkthrough

Table of Contents

  • The Pillar of Autumn
  • Halo
  • Truth and Reconciliation
  • The Silent Cartographer
  • Assault on the Enemy Command
  • 343 Guilty Spark
  • The Library
  • Two Betrayals
  • Keyes
  • The Maw
  • The Silent Cartographer

    1. First thing’s first, clear the LZ. There are two soldiers and two elites here, so switch to the pistol and drop them with headshots from a distance if you can. When the area is secure, you’ll get a warthog. Take the warthog around the corner and up the sloping path. You can kill the guys on the way, but you don’t have to. Cortana will point out an entrance on the cliff, which looks like a fortress. Take out some of the guys you can see with the warthog before proceeding, as there are a number of soldiers up there, including an elite. A few grenades thrown into the building will give you an edge, too. If you stand on (or under) the facility and look out to the shore, there is an overshield beside two crates, as well.
    2. Head into the base and down to the bottom. You’ll see a room full of guys when you get there, but one grenade and some light fire should do the trick, as it is a small space. Then you’ll have to head back out and keep going around the island. Again, let the warthog do the heavy lifting where possible. You’ll be directed to a path up into the hills, fiercely guarded by an assortment of bad guys, and at the top is a base where you will find the button you need. And also two big ass guys. Hopefully you picked up some plasma grenades by now. Look for health and ammo on the rise straight ahead before you descend to the fight. There should be overshields right above you, which should give you all the edge you need. Keep your distance and keep hitting them. After that, find the button under the building and hit it.
    3. Follow the path out and up further into the hills to face an elite and a few more shorties. If you still have your overshield, this shouldn’t be hard. Work your way around the building and onto the next ledge, kill a wave of shorties, grab another overshield, and enter the new building.
    4. Down here you’ll face two big ass guys, but you can actually run right past them, hit the switch which disables the security door, and go right back if you prefer. Then you’ll get an emergency call and Cortana will direct you to follow the beach, which means go back the way you came. When you reach the previous facility, now you’ll have to put down two more bigass mofos. Good times. Then head down into the facility through the door that closed on you earlier.
    5. When you reach the bottom, hang a right for a cut scene, and then head to the left. There are some shorties, two soldiers, and an elite waiting for you. If you look up to your right you can go up a small ramp to take an elevated position. From that ramp, you can see a door across the way that you will take once the room is clear. It leads you down a series of ramps, into a room that has some shield guys in it, and two more big ass guards. Fortunately, they can’t chase you very much. Look at the far end of the area to the right for health and ammo, and stay out of the central area where the guards are. You can get them better than they can get you. Then look to your left and go down some more ramps.
    6. Now you have a long way to go down and the path is not clear. Just keep looking for ramps to go down. Eventually you’ll pass through a door, when you do, look to your left for some camoflague, them drop off the ledge to move on. When you finally reach the lowest level, you’ll face a soldier and an elite, A grenade at the end of the corridor will take care of them, and then you’ll reach the activation point that you’re after.
    7. Now you have to haul ass back to the surface. There will be plenty of guys to combat, but I didn’t bother. Near the top you will hit two sword elites, and a well-placed grenade will put both of them down easily. At the top, you’ll face three cloaked guards, who can quickly get the drop on you if you’re not careful.

    8. ACHIEVEMENT: You earn 25 points for The Silent Cartographer for completing this mission.

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    12 Comments on Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary Walkthrough

    harold johnstone

    On November 24, 2011 at 12:57 am

    very well written and easy to follow thank you,.


    On December 12, 2011 at 11:56 am

    Very well done! Never played the original and I just bought this and a 360 slim so thanks!


    On December 16, 2011 at 7:19 pm

    Thank you so very much for making this walk through so easy to follow. I was continually getting stuck on the 343 Guilty Spark because of all the similar floors and also on the level before that – Assault on the Enemy Command, and being an older person (grandmother), it was confusing. I really wanted to be able to show my grand kids that their old Grandma could play Halo too, since they love Halo. LOL!! And again, your walk through explained it so easily and I am having fun now with the game and my grand kids. They think their “me-ma” is now cool. I THANK YOU for that. Do have a nice evening.


    On December 23, 2011 at 1:00 am

    im stuck on two betrayals tryin to get to the elevator you are speaking of, and the door i need to go through is locked, or i cant fnd a way to get the elevator up to me. help plz!!!

    Mountain Dew

    On December 26, 2011 at 3:40 am

    Interesting. The walkthrough is uninformative at parts, leaving out vital objectives and events. The wording is also incorrect – the enemies are called ‘Grunt’, ‘Jackal’, ‘Elite Minor,’ ‘Elite Major,’ ‘Elite Honour Guard,’ and ‘Hunter’.
    It is, however, helpful – would be lost without it


    On February 8, 2012 at 6:05 pm

    Thx, i got stuck at where to go to get to engineering from the armory. also the fist hog on the left is right side up and ready to roll.


    On February 9, 2012 at 7:52 pm

    thank you, your walkthrough was very easy to follow. I would have never had crossed that bridge!


    On February 13, 2012 at 4:55 pm

    Thanks so much your walk through is do clear and easy to follow.

    Keith C

    On September 7, 2012 at 2:41 pm

    You should mention what difficulty it’s for. It’s clearly not written with heroic or legendary in mind


    On January 17, 2013 at 1:52 pm

    on the 343 level i cant find red lights at end


    On April 20, 2013 at 4:43 pm

    in escape the elevator crashes to the bottom wtf and i die trying to get down help please

    matthew bub

    On August 2, 2013 at 6:40 am

    Do you have a legendary walkthrough?