Gaming Cheats & Codes Use These Cheats for a Leg up in Half-Life 2 By Michael Klappenbach Writer Former Lifewire writer Michael Klappenbach is an IT professional and an expert on games and gaming equipment. our editorial process Michael Klappenbach Updated November 24, 2019 Cheats & Codes Consoles & PCs Cheats & Codes Gaming Services Game Play & Streaming Mobile Gaming Tweet Share Email Half Life 2 is a sci-fi first-person shooter video game developed by Valve Corporation. Released in November 2004, it is the follow-up title to Half-Life and once again puts players into the role of crowbar-wielding scientist Gordon Freeman. Having been in stasis for the past 20 years, Gordon Freeman is awakened to find the world has been taken over by the Combine, an empire made up of aliens, synthetic beings, and humans, due to the Black Mesa Research Facility in the first game. Upon its release Half-Life 2 received universal critical acclaim, winning dozens of game of the year awards for the year it was released. Areas of praise included Half-Life 2's engaging storyline, physics engine, graphics/animation, and overall game mechanics. The release of Half Life 2 also marked the release of Valve's digital software distribution platform Steam. Developed at the same time as the game, Steam has since become the leader for the digital distribution of PC games and has spawned other digital distribution platforms. A demo for Half Life 2 was also released, this allows gamers the chance to play one mission from the game before purchasing. It is still available for download through Steam, many years since its release. Enabling Half-Life 2 Cheats In order to enable the Half-Life 2 cheat codes, including the powerful Half Life 2 God Mode, the console option needs to be added into the Half-Life 2 program executable. To do this, left click start menu then navigate to the Half-Life 2 shortcut icon, or find the shortcut icon on your desktop. From there, right click on the shortcut and select "properties. In the Target field add -console (i.e. "C:\Program Files\Half-Life 2\hl2.exe" -console). Then start the game normally. While playing the game press tilde (~) to bring up the console. Enter the following cheat codes for the desired effect. Special Instructions for Entering Half-Life 2 Weapon/Item Names All Half-Life 2 cheats for weapons and items need to be entered in the form of weapon_[weapon_name] or item_[item_name]. So as an example if you would like to give Gordon a stunstick, simply type weapon_stunstick in the console. Half-Life 2 Cheat Codes Cheat Effect god God Mode notarget Enemies Ignore You noclip No Clipping Mode give Get Item hurtme Damage Player impulse 101 Give All Weapons impulse 102 Skulls impulse 76 Grunt impulse 82 Spawn a Jeep impulse 83 Spawn Airboat buddha Reduce Health maps List Maps npc_kill Kill All NPCs in Area npc_create Creates an NPC npc_create_aimed Creates an NPC aiming away from the player. hud_quickhelp/text? 1 Shows crosshair ch_createairboat Spawn Airboat map Load Specific Map cl_drawhud 1 Toggle HUD display On cl_enablehud 1 Toggle HUD display On cl_showfps 1 Shows FPS Rate setpos Move player to specified origin sv_gravity # Set Gravity (# = number) sv_stopspeed # Set Minimum Stopping Speed on Ground (# = number) sv_friction # Set World Friction (# = number) sv_bounce # Sets bounce multiplier for physically object collisions (# = number) sv_maxvelocity # Sets Maximum Velocity of moving object (# = number) sv_waterdist # Set Vertical View when eyes are near water plane. (# = number) air_density # Change the density of air. (# = number) Item/Weapon Cheat Code healthkit give item_healthkit healthvial give item_healthvial box_buckshot give item_box_buckshot box_mrounds give item_box_mrounds box_sniper_rounds give item_box_sniper_rounds box_srounds give item_box_srounds battery give item_battery suit give item_suit ml_grenade give item_ml_grenade ar2_grenade give item_ar2_grenade alyxgun give weapon_alyxgun ar1 give weapon_ar1 ar2 give weapon_ar2 binoculars give weapon_binoculars brickbat give weapon_brickbat bugbait give weapon_bugbait cguard give weapon_cguard crossbow give weapon_crossbow crowbar give weapon_crowbar cubemap give weapon_cubemap extinguisher give weapon_extinguisher flaregun give weapon_flaregun frag give weapon_frag gauss give weapon_gauss hmg1 give weapon_hmg1 hopwire give weapon_hopwire iceaxe give weapon_iceaxe immolator give weapon_immolator irifle give weapon_irifle manhack give weapon_manhack ml give weapon_ml molotov give weapon_molotov physcannon give weapon_physcannon physgun give weapon_physgun pistol give weapon_pistol rollerwand give weapon_rollerwand rpg give weapon_rpg shotgun give weapon_shotgun slam give weapon_slam smg1 give weapon_smg1 smg2 give weapon_smg2 sniperrifle give weapon_sniperrifle stickylauncher give weapon_stickylauncher stunstick give weapon_stunstick thumper give weapon_thumper Map Load Command d1_canals_01 map d1_canals_01 d1_canals_02 d1_canals_02 d1_canals_end d1_canals_end d1_tempanals_02 d1_tempanals_02 d1_town_01 d1_town_01 d1_town_02 d1_town_02 d1_town_03 d1_town_03 d1_town_04 d1_town_04 d1_town_05 d1_town_05 d1_trainstation_01 d1_trainstation_01 d1_trainstation_02 d1_trainstation_02 d1_trainstation_03 d1_trainstation_03 d1_trainstation_05 d1_trainstation_05 d1_under_01 d1_under_01 d1_under_02 d1_under_02 d1_under_03 d1_under_03 d1_under_04 d1_under_04 d2_coast_01 d2_coast_01 d2_coast_02 d2_coast_02 d2_coast_03 d2_coast_03 d2_coast_04 d2_coast_04 d2_coast_04_dx60 d2_coast_04_dx60 d2_coast_05 d2_coast_05 d2_coast_06 d2_coast_06 d2_coast_07 d2_coast_07 d2_coast_08 d2_coast_08 d2_prison_01 d2_prison_01 d2_prison_02 d2_prison_02 d2_prison_03 d2_prison_03 d2_prison_04 d2_prison_04 d2_prison_05 d2_prison_05 d3_c17_03 d3_c17_03 d3_c17_04 d3_c17_04 d3_c17_05 d3_c17_05 d3_c17_06a d3_c17_06a d3_c17_06b d3_c17_06b d3_c17_07 d3_c17_07 More from Lifewire Half-Life PC Cheat Codes How to Find Your Steam ID Half-Life: Counter Strike Cheat Codes for PC Cheat Codes for Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Call of Duty 2 Cheats and Codes for PCs Internet Gaming Timeline Left 4 Dead 2 Cheat Codes for PC How to Add Command Line Parameters to PC Game Shortcuts Dragon Age 2 Cheats, Codes, and Secrets for PC Hitman 2: Silent Assassin Cheats for PS2 Skyrim Hacks, Cheats and Cheat Codes The Sims 2: Pets Cheats and Unlockables for PS2 Dota 2 Cheats Guide Doom II PC Cheat Codes Guide Rock Band 2 Cheats for PS3 What Are Video Game Cheats and Cheat Codes?