Half Life 2: Episode Two Walkthrough - Riding Shotgun

Half Life 2: Episode Two Walkthrough Screenshot 1. Riding Shotgun is the most difficult level to travel with the gnome because he tends to drop out of the car. The best advice I can give is to go slowly and check on the gnome often.

Half Life 2: Episode Two Walkthrough Screenshot 2. Once you reach this blocked tunnel you'll need to go off-road here, where the fence is open just beside the blue truck.

Half Life 2: Episode Two Walkthrough Screenshot 3. Follow the river then turn right up this hill before you get to the next tunnel

Half Life 2: Episode Two Walkthrough Screenshot 4. The dirt road leads to that radio tower ahead. A supply crate is near the car on the right.

Half Life 2: Episode Two Walkthrough Screenshot 5. The transmitter room Alyx wants is in this white building, along with supplies and a pair of zombines. More supplies are in the building ahead/left.

Half Life 2: Episode Two Walkthrough Screenshot 6. You need to find a way to get power to the transmitter. Enter the nearby brick building through this opening after raiding the supplies in the adjacent rooms.

Half Life 2: Episode Two Walkthrough Screenshot 7. Drop through this malfunctioning elevator shaft. Note the medkits to the left.

Half Life 2: Episode Two Walkthrough Screenshot 8. This plug on the floor next to the lift (previously hidden by a pallet) is too short to reach both outlets.

Half Life 2: Episode Two Walkthrough Screenshot 9. It fits fine, though on these two outlets across the room. Alyx tells you the power is on. Grab the longer plug just below.

Half Life 2: Episode Two Walkthrough Screenshot 10. The plug is long enough to power the lift. Ride it back up.

Half Life 2: Episode Two Walkthrough Screenshot 11. A pair of hunters attacks, followed by two more.

Half Life 2: Episode Two Walkthrough Screenshot 12. The roof provides a decent vantage point from which to engage the hunters. Try to keep them at range, but they are vulnerable to your closer-range weapons such as your revolver and shotgun as well.

Half Life 2: Episode Two Walkthrough Screenshot 13. These explosive canisters make fine weapons, too.

Half Life 2: Episode Two Walkthrough Screenshot 14. Once the hunters are defeated, return to the transmitter. Alyx will contact White Forest then raise the gate outside.

Half Life 2: Episode Two Walkthrough Screenshot 15. Get back in your car (with your gnome) and ride through the gate.

Half Life 2: Episode Two Walkthrough Screenshot 16. Follow the road. When Alyx tells you that she recognizes that mountain peak you'll know you are getting close to your next destination.

Half Life 2: Episode Two Walkthrough Screenshot 17. The rising smoke leads you to a crashed Adviser pod. Don't make the mistake I did of parking your car here.

Half Life 2: Episode Two Walkthrough Screenshot 18. Instead, park closer to these buildings. I'll explain why a bit later.

Half Life 2: Episode Two Walkthrough Screenshot 19. As you approach, you and Alyx experience a strange distortion effect. Find supplies in the white building.

Half Life 2: Episode Two Walkthrough Screenshot 20. Shoot this lock then drop through the hole in the floor ahead to enter the red building.

Half Life 2: Episode Two Walkthrough Screenshot 21. Find more supplies in a crawlspace then emerge here. An Advisor is in that corner encasement. Shoot the power stream with your Gravity Gun's primary fire to kill its life support.

Half Life 2: Episode Two Walkthrough Screenshot 22. Uh-oh you've made it mad. Fortunately it only messes with this dead body before expiring. These things remind of the brain bugs in Starship Troopers.

Half Life 2: Episode Two Walkthrough Screenshot 23. Combine blast through this previously-locked door. Defeat them then find supplies on the other side.

Half Life 2: Episode Two Walkthrough Screenshot 24. Most important is the crossbow, seen on the supply crate to the right.

Half Life 2: Episode Two Walkthrough Screenshot 25. Always a fun time, the crossbow helps you clear out Combine forces which have responded to the Adviser's alert.

Half Life 2: Episode Two Walkthrough Screenshot 26. Battle another Hunter before your really big challenge arrives...

Half Life 2: Episode Two Walkthrough Screenshot 27. ...Surviving the onslaught of this helicopter. If you parked too far away, you'll find your car has magically moved to a handicapped spot close to the red building. Your gnome will be back where you had parked, but this fallen tree trunk makes retrieval difficult, but possible.

Half Life 2: Episode Two Walkthrough Screenshot 28. Throw your gnome in the car, retrieve remaining supplies you're in need of (like medkits) then drive away. The problem here is that if you drive like the bat out of hades that facilitates a safe escape, your gnome will likely fall out of the car, especially when colliding with Combine zombies like I am here. Note the supply crate ahead -- crashing into these hard enough to bust them open will replenish your health even while inside the car.

Half Life 2: Episode Two Walkthrough Screenshot 29. Some have reported success by repeatedly exiting the car, throwing the gnome, then driving to retrieve it and repeat. I, however, found exiting the car to be a virtual death sentence. Sometimes the chopper's gunfire was strong enough to send me flying off the game map as seen here.

Half Life 2: Episode Two Walkthrough Screenshot 30. To add to your difficulties, the chopper will be dropping mines. You'll need to avoid the mines or else they'll explode, causing significant damage.

Half Life 2: Episode Two Walkthrough Screenshot 31. There's another supply crate ahead. These are good spots to save your progress.

Half Life 2: Episode Two Walkthrough Screenshot 32. With a little luck and a lot of patience you and your gnome will make it to the temporary safety of this tunnel. Those not burdened with the gnome can just turbo all the way here without much difficulty.

Half Life 2: Episode Two Walkthrough Screenshot 33. Once through the tunnel, your next hurdle (literally) is to jump over this barricade. You're safe retrieving your gnome here, and it will in all likelihood fall out as you make the jump.

Half Life 2: Episode Two Walkthrough Screenshot 34. Alyx gives this fast zombie the boot before you reach a dead-end. Make a U-Turn and proceed up the opposite half of the roadway.

Half Life 2: Episode Two Walkthrough Screenshot 35. You'll then reach another ramp and auto-save. Make sure you bring your gnome across the jump.

Half Life 2: Episode Two Walkthrough Screenshot 36. You'll be doing a lot of weaving, but I still found this segment of the drive to be easier than the beginning. Slow and deliberate driving will allow you to keep the gnome and still avoid the chopper's mines as well as these rolling logs.

Half Life 2: Episode Two Walkthrough Screenshot 37. Keep right then exit the road through these barriers.

Half Life 2: Episode Two Walkthrough Screenshot 38. Pick up speed. You'll need to be going pretty fast to break the chain locking this gate.

Half Life 2: Episode Two Walkthrough Screenshot 39. Time to abandon your vehicle. Follow Alyx and the resistance member, gnome in tow.

Half Life 2: Episode Two Walkthrough Screenshot 40. Drop off this ledge, again with your gnome.

Half Life 2: Episode Two Walkthrough Screenshot 41. Use your gravity gun to move a crate to the left then crawl to Alyx in the clearing. You can leave your gnome with her as she tosses you a medkit.

Half Life 2: Episode Two Walkthrough Screenshot 42. Enter this nearby building. You can just make out a suit recharge station at the end of the catwalk.

Half Life 2: Episode Two Walkthrough Screenshot 43. Time to finally engage this incredibly annoying helicopter. Use your Gravity Gun to pick up the chopper's mines and throw them back.

Half Life 2: Episode Two Walkthrough Screenshot 44. It only takes a few hits to bring the chopper down. You'll know you're getting close when it launches a wide spread of mines that looks like this.

Half Life 2: Episode Two Walkthrough Screenshot 45. Congratulations on making it this far, especially if you've got your gnome with you!

Half Life 2: Episode Two Walkthrough Screenshot 46. Follow Alyx and the resistance through this door to load the next level.