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"ViDocs" are seven minute video documentaries (except for Journey's End) occasionally released by Bungie Studios. These videos give players insight into the creative development processes involved in the progress of Halo 3 and, more recently, Halo 3: ODST.

Contrary to popular belief, ViDoc does not actually stand for "video documentary"; it is a Bungie-created combination of the words "visual", "informational", and "documentation".[1] Each ViDoc has a title in Latin (with the exceptions of Journey's End, Mapmaker, Mapmaker Make Me a Map, and On the Seven7th Day...) that is, somehow, related to the content of the videos. These videos also contain interviews of various Bungie employees working on that aspect of Halo 3, and a great deal of game footage.



Released Vidocs

  • Halo 3 ViDoc: Et Tu, Brute?, on the subject of Halo 3's Brutes.
  • Halo 3 ViDoc: Is Quisnam Protero Damno!, on the subject of Halo 3's multiplayer features.
  • Halo 3 ViDoc: Cinema Paradiso. on the subject of the Replay feature as well as the Forge editor.
  • Halo 3 ViDoc: Journey's End, released just after Halo 3, this Vidoc was intended to fill the gap for people new to Halo.
  • Halo 3 ViDoc: Mapmaker, Mapmaker Make Me a Map, a ViDoc focusing on the Legendary Map Pack.
  • Halo 3 ViDoc: And on the Seven7th Day..., a ViDoc explaining Bungie Day and the release of Cold Storage.
  • Halo 3 ODST ViDoc: Desperate Measures, a ViDoc focusing on Buck and his squad.
  • Halo 3 ODST ViDoc: Bip. Bap. Bam. Welcome to Firefight, a ViDoc focusing on Halo 3: ODST's Firefight game mode.
  • Halo 3 ODST ViDoc: Terra Incognita, a ViDoc focusing on the development of Halo 3: ODST.
  • Halo 3 ODST ViDoc: Dramatis Personae, a ViDoc focusing on the development of the cinematics and characters of Halo 3: ODST.
  • Halo 3: ODST ViDoc: Road to Recon, a ViDoc that focuses on giving tips and strategies for the Vidmaster Challenges.

Other ViDocs

In addition to the ViDocs released by Bungie Studios, there are four other ViDocs which were released by Ensemble Studios in weeks leading up to the release of Halo Wars.

Halo Wars ViDocs

  • Halo Wars ViDoc: Halo Times Ten, a ViDoc describing the difference between the RTS game Halo Wars and the other FPS Halo games.
  • Halo Wars ViDoc: Expanding The Arsenal, a ViDoc on the subject of the Spartans featured in Halo Wars.
  • Halo Wars ViDoc: Strategy on Xbox, a ViDoc explaining the Halo Wars game controls.
  • Halo Wars ViDoc: Jaws of Victory, a ViDoc focusing on in-game tactics.


  1. Bungie Weekly Update 08/07/09
Halo 3 Et Tu, Brute?Is Quisnam Protero Damno!Cinema ParadisoJourney's EndMapmaker, Mapmaker Make Me a MapAnd on the Seven7th Day...
Halo 3: ODST Desperate MeasuresBip. Bap. Bam. Welcome to FirefightTerra IncognitaDramatis Personae
Halo Wars Halo Times TenExpanding The ArsenalStrategy on XboxJaws of Victory

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