Half-Life 2 PC Cheats

Half-Life 2More guides, cheats and FAQS

Console cheats:
Right click on the Half-Life 2 short-cut, go to "Properties," and add -console at the end of the target line so that it reads:

C:Program FilesHalf-Life 2hl2.exe-console

Apply the change, close the Properties window, and double-click the short-cut to run the game. During gameplay, press ~ and enter the following.

sk_plr_dmg_357 X X equals .357 damage
sk_plr_dmg_crossbow XX equals crossbow damage
sk_plr_dmg_crowbar XX equals crowbar damage
sk_plr_dmg_grenade XX equals grenades damage
sk_plr_dmg_pistol XX equals pistol damage
sk_plr_dmg_ar2 XX equals Pulse Rifle damage
sk_plr_dmg_rpg_round XX equals RPG rockets damage
sk_plr_dmg_buckshot XX equals shotgun damage
sk_plr_dmg_smg1_grenade XX equals SMG grenades damage
sk_plr_dmg_smg1 XX equals submachine gun damage
Netgraph 1 Show framerate
noclip Walk through walls
sv_cheats 1 Cheat activation
viewmodel_fov X X equals weapon size
impulse 101All Weapons
skill X X equals skill level, must be 1, 2 or 3
air_density X X equals air density
exec X Executes script X
firstperson First-person view mode
give X X equals desired weapon or item
sv_infinite_aux_power 1 Sprint forever
God God mode
impulse 76Grunt-O-Matic
notarget Invisibility
mat_numtextureunits X Limit the number of texture units (0 is default)
Map X X equals desired map
mat_fullbright 1 No shadows
mat_fullbright 0 Restore shadows
impulse 203 Removes target
mat_depthbias_normal 1 Transparent walls
sv_gravity X X equals gravity level
sv_friction X X equals level of friction
sv_bounce X X equals bounce multiplier for objects
Developer X Developer mode (0=off, 1=on, 2=verbose)
sv_maxvelocity X X equals maximum velocity of object
hud_quickhelp/text? 1 Show crosshairs
cl_showfps 1 Show FPS
impulse 82 Spawns one jeep
thirdperson Third person view mode
ai_disable Turns enemy AI on and off
sv_unlockedchapters X Unlock chapters 1 thru X
npc_createnpc_X Spawns desired NPC

Map names:
d1_canals_01, d1_canals_02, d1_canals_end, d1_tempanals_02, d1_town_01, d1_town_02, d1_town_03, d1_town_04, d1_town_05, d1_trainstation_01, d1_trainstation_02, d1_trainstation_03, d1_trainstation_05, d1_under_01, d1_under_02, d1_under_03, d1_under_04, d2_coast_01, d2_coast_02, d2_coast_03, d2_coast_04, d2_coast_04_dx60, d2_coast_05, d2_coast_06, d2_coast_07, d2_coast_08, d2_prison_01, d2_prison_02, d2_prison_03, d2_prison_04, d2_prison_05, d3_c17_03, d3_c17_04, d3_c17_05, d3_c17_06a, d3_c17_06b, d3_c17_07

Weapon names:
weapon_alyxgun, weapon_ar1, weapon_ar2, weapon_bugbait, weapon_cguard, weapon_crowbar, weapon_extinguisher, weapon_flaregun, weapon_frag, weapon_gauss, weapon_hopwire, weapon_iceaxe, weapon_physcannon, weapon_physgun, weapon_pistol, weapon_rpg, weapon_shotgun, weapon_smg1, weapon_smg2, weapon_stickylauncher, weapon_stunstick, weapon_thumper, weapon_sniperrifle, weapon_rollerwand, weapon_molotov, weapon_manhack, weapon_immolator, weapon_irifle, weapon_slam, weapon_hmg1, weapon_cubemap, weapon_binoculars, weapon_ml, weapon_brickbat

Item names:
item_box_buckshot, item_box_mrounds, item_box_sniper_rounds, item_box_srounds, item_healthkit, item_battery, item_suit, item_ml_grenade, item_ar2_grenade, item_healthvial

NPC names:
cscanner, rollermine, poisonzombie, mossman, monk, metropolice, manhack, launcher, kleiner, ichthyosaur, headcrab_poison, headcrab_black, headcrab_fast, headcrab, helicopter, gman, fastzombie, eli, dog, pigeon, seagull, crow, combine_s, combinegunship, combinedropship, citizen, breen, barney, barnacle, antlion, alyx, antlionguard, stalker, strider, vortigaunt, zombie, zombie_torso

Console option:
Go to Options, then advanced keyboard settings and set console preference.

Headcrabs roasting on a open fire:
After you blow up the chopper, make for the gate. Inside there, use the boat as a booster to jump into the higher tunnel. Inside it, you'll see a pool of nuclear waste. Swim to the other side of it, and head down the tunnel on the left. You'll find a alien slave cooking headcrabs on a stick! Not too useful, but funny.

Special thanks to Revolution readers Seth, wickedless and Richard Eastwood!