|Halo: The Essential Visual Guide|
July 4, 2011(United States)
Halo: The Essential Visual Guide is a visual guidebook of the Halo universe, published by DK Publishing on July 4, 2011. The book contains images and additional information on the locations, characters, creatures, vehicles, and weapons from the Halo universe, including the introduction of names to previously unnamed characters or objects in the Halo universe, such as the Hierarchs. Each page in the guide is dedicated to one element, focusing on its role and significance in the Halo universe. The book also features over 600 pieces of artwork specially commissioned by Microsoft artists.
- On page 4, in Statistics, the word Air "Assault" is misspelled Air "Assult."
- On page 12, the main illustration used to depict Arcadia is actually the planet Harvest from the first cutscene of Halo Wars.
- On page 16, it is erroneously stated that the MA5C Assault Rifle does not appear in Halo 3: ODST.
- On page 33, the MA37 Assault Rifle is mistakenly referred to as the MA5C Assault Rifle.
- On page 38, the Type-51 Carbine is in one instance mistakenly referred to as "Type-52."
- On page 61, the Sangheili rank of Imperial Admiral is mistakenly listed as "Imperial Commander."
- On page 74, UNSC Forward Unto Dawn is mistakenly said to appear in Halo 3: ODST. This is most likely a misinterpretation of the UNSC In Amber Clad's appearance in that game.
- On page 81, the abbreviation of Flood Super Cell is misspelled "FCS" instead of "FSC."
- On page 119, the MA37 Assault Rifle's shroud and barrel are misaligned, giving the appearance of two under-barrel flashlights.
- On page 126, the M274 Mongoose is mistakenly referred as "M247."
- On page 136, Penitent Tangent is said to appear after the mission Gravemind, but he is actually only seen at the beginning of the level.
- On page 160, the Rookie should be listed with "UNSC Marine Corps" instead of "UNSC Navy," similar to his squadmates' entries.
- On page 195, Halo 2 is not listed as having taken place on Threshold.
- The MAC Gun Spartan operator seems to be Noble Six running in leaked photos from the development of Halo: Reach.
|Books of Halo|
|Main series||The Fall of Reach • The Flood • First Strike • Ghosts of Onyx • Contact Harvest • The Cole Protocol|
|The Forerunner Saga||Cryptum • Primordium • Silentium (Rebirth)|
|Kilo-Five trilogy||Glasslands • The Thursday War • Mortal Dictata|
|Novellas||Halo: New Blood • Halo: Shadow of Intent|
|Others||Halo: Broken Circle • Halo: Hunters in the Dark • Halo: Last Light • Halo: Saint’s Testimony|
|Reference||The Art of Halo • The Art of Halo 3 • Encyclopedia (2009) • The Essential Visual Guide • The Art of Building Worlds • The Art of Halo 4 • Halo 4: The Essential Visual Guide|
|Official Guides||Halo: Combat Evolved • Halo 2 • Halo 3 • Halo Wars • Halo 3: ODST • Halo: Reach • Halo 4|
|Miscellaneous||Black Art of Halo Mods|