So, you’ve beaten Halo 3 on Legendary, you’re a headshot honcho, pink mist sprayer, laser master, and your online medal chest looks like that of a war hero and you’ve even found all 13 skulls But you still only have 960 out of 1000 possible achievement points. You just can’t find that last terminal to unlock the coup de grace, the illusive Marathon Man achievement.
The achievement is a thinly veiled way of Bungie giving props to its past. Terminals such as these were used in the FPS, Marathon, developed during the early days of Bungie and were used to reveal plot before the days of voice overs. And in Halo 3, they are intentionally difficult to locate, but once all seven are found a forty-point achievement is unlocked.
If you are finding this one tough to unlock then the folks at GamesRadar have discovered the secret. In order to unlock the Marathon Man achievement in Halo 3 you have to find, activate, and read through seven terminals scattered throughout the single-player campaign.
GamesRadar doesn’t just hint at where the terminals are located or give vague descriptions. They essentially lead you by the hand to each one by offering a video that clearly shows where each is located and the best way to get there.
All seven terminals are thoroughly discussed and like some all knowing being who decided to throw us an extra bone, they also reveal an eight terminal. This terminal isn’t necessary for unlocking the achievement but offers another cut scene of Cortona, Master Chief’s holographic sidekick, which alludes to a topic covered in Ghosts of Onyx. For all you none Halo nerds, Ghosts of Onyx is one of the series of book written by Eric Nylund focused on the Halo universe.
Yeah, almost ashamed I knew that one. Anyway, the article is definitely worth the read. But remember, if you are a purist then stay away. It’ll ruin your cheat-free rep.