Halo 2

Halo 2 Achievements


Complete the game on Legendary difficulty     

These achievements stack, so do the game on Legendary first to save yourself doing the game more than once. It can and will be frustrating at times, but perseverence is key. If you are stuck at any point, use this guide for help. It is an amazing walkthrough with videos and it gives tips on parts where you can skip entire battles, which is extremely nice.

General Tips:

  • The plasma pistol/battle rifle (aka noob combo) is the best thing in the game. Hit them with a plasma blast, then switch to the BR and headshot, this will kill most enemies in one go.
  • Your shields recharge, make use of it. Get out of battle if you've been shot, more will follow soon after.
  • Use your NPCs. Let them go into battle first to draw fire, then you can attack while the enemies are focused on them. Also, giving them a good weapon will help, since they won't run out of ammo. If you have a rocket and there are a lot of vehicles attacking you, giving it to the NPC and letting them fire rocket after rocket will help.
  • Grenades are clutch. Make sure you make every grenade count, since you can't carry many, but they will do a great deal of damage. If you have stickies, make sure you get them to stick or the enemies will most likely get out of the way.

Rate this achievementAverage Rating (Based on 9 votes)
User Comments
Comment #1 by Gallagher619
Thursday, January 06, 2011 @ 02:30:07 AM

this game is really hard if you don't know what to expect, so help yourself out
a little:

Comment #2 by TheSilvermaster
Thursday, March 03, 2011 @ 05:08:18 PM

Is it like Halo 3's campaign in terms of difficulty cause I am good at Halo 3
bought this game and I am going to play it on Legendary when I get it any tips?

Comment #3 by GR4V1G0R3
Tuesday, March 15, 2011 @ 01:50:42 PM

this was far harder than halo 3, myself and many others gave up trying early on (didnt help for me it ran badly on my machine)

only tips i can offer is be VERY accurate with grenades and shots, all ammo is vital
also, know when and where to run

like i say i didnt manage it myself, best of luck

Comment #4 by myjillvalentine
Thursday, March 24, 2011 @ 08:36:29 PM

Gonna buy this on Ebay tonight, beat it on Legendary for Xbox so wish me luck.

Comment #5 by Shadowseekr27
Sunday, April 17, 2011 @ 11:23:20 AM

@Sniper Wolf v4
hated this game on legendary X(
otherwise an ok game

Comment #6 by Gundam006death
Wednesday, April 20, 2011 @ 12:29:20 PM

it is the hardest of all the halo's.

Comment #7 by King Latifah
Saturday, May 07, 2011 @ 07:00:53 PM

Bloody hate this achievement!

I'm on level 11 (can't remember the name) and I got right to the end and my broadband cut out!!!!!! Took me about 4 hours to get there, haven't played it since!

Comment #8 by Double V 1986
Wednesday, June 22, 2011 @ 04:44:45 PM

Bullshit no coop

Comment #9 by Relytia
Saturday, July 02, 2011 @ 03:35:34 PM

@ #2, Bungie specifically lowered Halo 3's difficulty from what it had been previously, most likely to be more accessible to people playing any Halo for the first time on the then fairly new Xbox 360. Halo 3's Legendary is like Halo 2's heroic. It's so brutal...

Comment #10 by matty greaves
Tuesday, July 05, 2011 @ 11:31:17 AM

I think I'm on normal but feels like legendary

Comment #11 by matty greaves
Friday, July 08, 2011 @ 12:46:37 PM

Can't even complete the game! I've completed all levels except last. I complete the level, here comes the credits, after a while computer screen freezes (sound going ooooooooooo) and then the computer restarts itself! I did the same on Easy and this time the computer screen says 'signal not supported' so I turned the computer off...

If u know owt tell me please. Add as friend and tell me in a message.

GT: MattyLeeG

Comment #12 by Lord Mewt
Thursday, July 21, 2011 @ 07:12:15 AM

@11, I feel for you.

If anyone can verify that this bug is common it would be appreciated as I don't want to get the game and then have it glitch out so I can't beat it regardless of skill.

Comment #13 by JamesRichtofen
Thursday, August 04, 2011 @ 04:11:46 PM

where do u get this game for 360

Comment #14 by matty greaves
Friday, August 05, 2011 @ 01:58:16 PM

nowhere. It is a PC game or original xbox game

Lord Mewt:
Thanks. I completed the last level on heroic instead and ran all the way
through so that was good. It did the bug on easy and normal.


Also CoD WAW on Veteran is easier!
Plus this halo game is as hard/ impossible as ghostbusters on professional

Comment #15 by Cornholio
Monday, August 08, 2011 @ 06:10:52 AM

The amount of hits the enemies take before they die is retarded. The silver elites
cant even be killed with 1 sticky grenade or 1 plasma sword slash. That is INSANE.

Comment #16 by Spug
Monday, August 08, 2011 @ 06:37:50 AM

Ah, the good old "Complete the game on a recently purchased PC". My two year old PC runs Halo 2 with a decent frame rate, but it's still not decent enough for Legendary.

Comment #17 by xmanglerx
Monday, August 08, 2011 @ 09:53:06 PM

just 1000 pointed halo 2 hardest part for me were cario station and the regret fight i dont know why but it seemed easier on pc than xbox

Comment #18 by King Latifah
Sunday, August 28, 2011 @ 04:44:03 PM

Finally got Past Gravemind today, only 3 more to go :-D

Comment #19 by Kazuma Prime
Wednesday, August 31, 2011 @ 01:33:52 PM


Halo 2 Legendary damage is like this. Covenant weaponary is the same, its just your shields suck. And your weapons are like nah we dont feel like killing the enemy for you today. I couldn't even get remotely close to the end of Cairo Station on Xbox, maybe PC will fair better.

Comment #20 by gipito1
Sunday, October 02, 2011 @ 06:15:50 AM

can i use trainers in pc gfwl games

Comment #21 by Sh3rMaN420
Sunday, October 09, 2011 @ 04:09:01 PM

Look on youtube about this achievement. How i got it, has something to do with going into the halo 2 file folder and switching stuff and you dont have to play the game at all it just plays the loading screen like 10 times and u get the achievement super simple.

Comment #22 by SpongebobRoundpants
Tuesday, October 11, 2011 @ 12:47:24 AM

@ 21 I don't like to get banned. I don't cheat either. Im on the mission arbitar with no problems so far.

Comment #23 by Blue Thunder28
Saturday, October 29, 2011 @ 11:52:11 AM

#21 someone I know did that method and suggested it to me but I don't trust that at all.. I'm going to tuff it out instead of risking a gamerscore reset (don't know how well MS tracks fishy behaviors on GFWL games)

Comment #24 by WaterMelnKidd
Wednesday, January 04, 2012 @ 07:20:38 AM

Can't wait to try and get this.

Comment #25 by Kieran69
Wednesday, January 11, 2012 @ 12:05:20 AM

This seems so hard. I haven't played the campaign of this since I was like 12, but I remember I could hardly beat it on normal. Wish me luck.

Comment #26 by Bad Boy Hipps
Wednesday, January 11, 2012 @ 12:45:13 PM

they need to remake this game for the 360

Comment #27 by InnerSpectre
Saturday, January 14, 2012 @ 03:39:07 AM

I've beat Halo CE, Halo 3, Halo ODST, Halo Reach, and Halo Anniversary on Legendary by myself in less than three days for each campaign so Halo 2 won't be much different compared to the other Halo games I've completed so far. I've haven't played Halo 2 yet but I bet it is going to be really easy for me once I buy this game.

Comment #28 by GarDoomForge
Sunday, January 15, 2012 @ 01:23:56 AM

I dont know why this halo sucks a lot!!! They tried to make it better than CE however Master Chief in this game is like a sandbag!!! Ive beat all Halo on Xbox on Legendary ecept Halo Wars cause i dont have it yet!! Last year a beat it on heroic but i didnt have the original copy cough* so isnt valid at all!!! Try it right know and is INSANE!!! I prefer to wait if 343 have the idea to put this game on HD like Anniversary edition!!! I will tried to beat it but like I see it not to optimistic!!!

Comment #29 by GarDoomForge
Thursday, January 19, 2012 @ 01:54:06 AM

My apologies!!! Dont think bad!! I love Halo games and This Halo rocks the only who sucks was me hahahaha!!!! Today I finished this game on Legendary!!! 5 days of intense gameplay i get used to it and beat it... The only thing I can tell you guys is PATIENCE need it a lot!!!! Some levels are easy and others pain!!! This 50G worth it a lot!!! Isnt Legendary difficult its Only for Hardcore Gamers!!!!

Comment #30 by TheMacLover
Sunday, January 29, 2012 @ 05:46:40 PM

Absolutely not as Games for Windows Live games have loads of Anti-Cheat methods that crash the game when detected. I've tried them all, even the ones that claim they bypass the anti-cheat methods.


I did that trick 3 years ago and nothing happened to my Gamertag. My achievements weren't reset nor was my profile marked for cheating. The bug lies in the fact that the game does not check the map file to see if they were modified.

I know no co-op sucks as co-op makes playing on Legendary so much more bearable. Hopefully 343 Studies will make a 360 version somewhere around November 9, 2014 for the 10th anniversary of Halo 2. If they do, it will probably be released on November 11, 2014 which is a Tuesday which is when most 360 games get released. Unless of course the Xb

Comment #31 by anExpiredCaNaMM
Monday, March 05, 2012 @ 09:09:53 PM

All I gotta say

Comment #32 by sinfulomnivore2
Thursday, April 05, 2012 @ 06:43:00 AM

how can I get this game??

Comment #33 by lIx PHEONIX xIl
Tuesday, July 24, 2012 @ 10:50:01 AM

You don't get banned.

Comment #34 by dem0n88
Thursday, October 25, 2012 @ 08:34:10 PM

this was the hardest of all the campaigns but i enjoyed the challenge. the hardest mission was the one where you get teleported in a room with brutes with nothing but a plasma pistol. basically your only chance is to quickly pick up a second weapon and jump up on either side of the room where they cant get exept for the 2 brutes that come out of the doors up there with carbines. i hope halo 4 is equally difficult.

Comment #35 by dem0n88
Thursday, October 25, 2012 @ 08:36:29 PM

here are some serials if anyone needs them :)


Comment #36 by Leaf King
Wednesday, December 12, 2012 @ 01:14:06 PM

This might be a re-post, but here is how to get all the campaign achievements (on Legendary) in about 5 minutes.

It is possible to beat this game legit, but it's just not worth the stress it will cause you. Certain sections are so hard and so unfair that it takes loads of luck and persistence to get through them.

The checkpoint system will save at the worse times, and if you decide to be aggressive and wind up dying quickly a few times in a row, you will lose your checkpoint and your recent progress. This will hurt you more than it will help you.

The sniper jackals and flying bugs will make you hate the entire world and everything in it.

Plus, if your Live connection dies during a level, make sure

Comment #37 by Leaf King
Wednesday, December 12, 2012 @ 01:15:48 PM

you don't get to the next checkpoint, or Microsoft will prevent you from earning any more achievements unless you restart the level.

Do yourself a favor and cheat this one. Then play it on heroic if you want, because it will still be just as hard as any other Halo game on legendary.

Comment #38 by HydraTempest
Monday, January 28, 2013 @ 02:49:11 PM

I'm going to be getting this game in about a week from now. And I'm trying to boost all of these achievements since the server is closing or whatever, so since I don't have much time to waste I'm posting this ahead of time for anyone who wants these as well. My GT is HydraTempest. I won't be on until I have the game so don't delete the request.

Comment #39 by InsaneSherbert
Tuesday, March 05, 2013 @ 07:50:12 AM

Going to be getting this game soon too, boosting ALL achievements. Add GT: Destixa

Comment #40 by wcrawford
Monday, April 22, 2013 @ 12:53:00 PM

anyone want to do this message me eecom crawford

Comment #41 by Replay
Monday, June 03, 2013 @ 05:18:17 AM

anyone know if you get banned for doing the legendary glitch?

Comment #42 by SPARTARN 10030
Sunday, July 28, 2013 @ 12:43:47 AM

If the game you played is PC ver,this achievement will be very very easy to get.Just check you computer for "maps" then copy all the maps to somewhere.After that,just delete the maps"01a1b to 08a8b" and copy "00a" 14 times,then rename the "00a"s with "01a-08b".
Once you have done all above,just get into the game and select Legend,then you will have to watch the movie 15 times and get your achievement.

Comment #43 by SPARTARN 10030
Sunday, July 28, 2013 @ 12:46:43 AM

Of course,after you get the achievement with my method,I suggest you to make your maps become normal,otherwise there may be some problems.

Comment #44 by I IVI P R 0 V E
Sunday, February 23, 2014 @ 10:59:25 PM

Can you get these achievements on Xbox 360

Comment #45 by Gilbert Prime
Thursday, October 30, 2014 @ 12:21:15 AM

By far the hardest Legendary difficulty of all the Halo games. And by hardest I mean most annoying and frustrating. I found all the Halos on Legendary to be challenging but fun and doable except for Halo 2. I think Bungie overreacted to feedback on Halo CE and ratcheted up the difficulty too much. The enemies are overpowered while you are seriously debuffed. You can get killed by 3 shots from a plasma rifle: 2 shots to take down your shields and 1 more to kill which often happens almost instantly with dual wielding Elites. Additionally there are the one shot one kill Jackal snipers. The only way I could deal with them was to memorize their spawn points. Meanwhile the enemies are really hard to take down; it's like having the Mythic, Tilt, Tough Luck, and Thunderstorm skulls on in other Hal

Comment #46 by makota niehe
Tuesday, December 09, 2014 @ 02:27:19 PM

I can confirm the Map Glitch of copying and changing map names still works. I only tested the first 3 maps because I've earned every legendary achievement up til now and going to keep it that way.

Now to replace with the correct map files and re-do the 1st three maps. Carry on.

Comment #47 by Gilbert Prime
Saturday, February 04, 2017 @ 12:42:49 AM

I finally gutted this one out and got the Legend achievement. If anyone is still trying, expect to die at certain points repeatedly until you get lucky and make it through. My recommendation is to run, jump, and hide as much as possible. You can bypass a lot of enemies that way.

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Game Info
Bungie Studios


US May 31, 2007
Europe June 08, 2007

ESRB: Mature
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