Half Life 2: Episode Two Walkthrough - This Vortal Coil

Half Life 2: Episode Two Walkthrough Screenshot 1. Bring your gnome through this hole.

Half Life 2: Episode Two Walkthrough Screenshot 2. You can leave him behind once through. Meet-up with this resistance party. Note the infinite shotgun ammo on the right. Infinite SMG ammo is opposite on the left.

Half Life 2: Episode Two Walkthrough Screenshot 3. Also about are two bins of jump mines.

Half Life 2: Episode Two Walkthrough Screenshot 4. Before descending the ramp to speak to the Vortigaunt, mine the approaches with the jump mines. This approach is call the breach.

Half Life 2: Episode Two Walkthrough Screenshot 5. The other approaches are numbered, such as number 12, seen here. Harvest the supply crates as well. A significant battle is coming up.

Half Life 2: Episode Two Walkthrough Screenshot 6. Now you can approach the Vort, busy healing Alyx. He says he needs time to keep Alyx alive before his friends arrive. Don't miss the submachine gun (SMG) and shotgun in the corners down here.

Half Life 2: Episode Two Walkthrough Screenshot 7. Follow and learn the antlion alert system. More lights means more antlions. Each tunnel has its own set of lights.

Half Life 2: Episode Two Walkthrough Screenshot 8. The first attack is pretty mild, and is easily handled by the other men.

Half Life 2: Episode Two Walkthrough Screenshot 9. Subsequent attacks grow more fierce. You'll need to carry the turrets to the tunnels with alert lights shining. Place the turrets far enough back that they are not vulnerable, but close enough that they can easily target the approaching antlions. The men will shout out which tunnel you should defend -- "Doc you've got 24!"

Half Life 2: Episode Two Walkthrough Screenshot 10. Fill up on health and ammo during the brief lulls between antlion waves.

Half Life 2: Episode Two Walkthrough Screenshot 11. When the antlions attack from all tunnels simultaneously, it's time to fall back and defend Alyx. Make sure she and the Vortigaunt are protected or else the mission ends in failure.

Half Life 2: Episode Two Walkthrough Screenshot 12. Finally, the Vorts you've been waiting for arrive.

Half Life 2: Episode Two Walkthrough Screenshot 13. Now you can just stand back and watch the Vortigaunts do their very-impressive thing.

Half Life 2: Episode Two Walkthrough Screenshot 14. Next, they try to revive Alyx, but are in need of a special ingredient - larval extract. You'll need to accompany your Vortigaunt friend to obtain the extract.

Half Life 2: Episode Two Walkthrough Screenshot 15. Follow the Vort and he'll open this door. You'll be coming back so there's no need to bring your gnome.

Half Life 2: Episode Two Walkthrough Screenshot 16. Enter this tunnel on the right.

Half Life 2: Episode Two Walkthrough Screenshot 17. Blast the webs to advance through the tunnel. Several hold supplies like this shotgun ammunition.

Half Life 2: Episode Two Walkthrough Screenshot 18. When you arrive at this chamber, the Vort will paralyze this large group of antlions, making them easy pickings for you.

Half Life 2: Episode Two Walkthrough Screenshot 19. The way forward is through a tunnel up this ramp on the right to a checkpoint autosave - and more antlions.

Half Life 2: Episode Two Walkthrough Screenshot 20. Drop through this opening. Note the supply crates - you'll fall through if you step on the rotted boards and into a small pit. A ladder allows you to climb back out.

Half Life 2: Episode Two Walkthrough Screenshot 21. Use your Gravity Gun to remove the planks blocking this door. The zombies will become active, but your Vort friend will take care of them. Find suit energy in the locker to the right.

Half Life 2: Episode Two Walkthrough Screenshot 22. Beware a pair of possum-playing fast zombies on the left.

Half Life 2: Episode Two Walkthrough Screenshot 23. There's also a supply crate here, and this gate with the turn crank on the other side. Time for a physics puzzle.

Half Life 2: Episode Two Walkthrough Screenshot 24. Weigh down this lift with the nearby metal beams and two barrels. The lift will then take you down to the lower level.

Half Life 2: Episode Two Walkthrough Screenshot 25. More zombies are down here, along with more storage crates and suit energy.

Half Life 2: Episode Two Walkthrough Screenshot 26. Make your way to another lift and this corner control panel. The lift ascends as soon as you throw the switch. How to ride it up?

Half Life 2: Episode Two Walkthrough Screenshot 27. Raise the lift to expose a medkit and two bundles of metal beams. Remove the beams and set them aside.

Half Life 2: Episode Two Walkthrough Screenshot 28. Bring the lift back down and place the two beam bundles on it, along with a third in the nearby corner.

Half Life 2: Episode Two Walkthrough Screenshot 29. Now when you through the switch, the lift is too heavy to move. Climb on, toss the beams off the lift then rise to the upper level.

Half Life 2: Episode Two Walkthrough Screenshot 30. You're now on the opposite side of the fence. Kill the zombies and turn the crank to open the gate for your Vort friend.

Half Life 2: Episode Two Walkthrough Screenshot 31. He'll open this next gate -- follow through.

Half Life 2: Episode Two Walkthrough Screenshot 32. Don't get on this rail car -- it will plummet over the ledge once the supply crates in the front car are moved. Instead, use your Gravity Gun to grab the crates before it slides out of reach.

Half Life 2: Episode Two Walkthrough Screenshot 33. Farther along the tunnel is another boarded-up section of rail. Remove the boards and this sledge crashes through. Stand back in safety as the Vort cleans up the zombies that follow. Beware several acid-spitters on the ledge above as you advance.

Half Life 2: Episode Two Walkthrough Screenshot 34. Climb this ladder on the right.

Half Life 2: Episode Two Walkthrough Screenshot 35. Follow the hallway to this room with a supply crate and a giant metal bucket. Use your Gravity Gun to blast it aside, allowing you to drop through the opening in the ground. If you tip the bucket far enough you can grab another supply crate inside.

Half Life 2: Episode Two Walkthrough Screenshot 36. You'll land on another rail car that sends you plummeting into a flooded ventilation shaft.

Half Life 2: Episode Two Walkthrough Screenshot 37. Fortunately, a ladder is available for you to climb up and return to your Vort friend.

Half Life 2: Episode Two Walkthrough Screenshot 38. Enter this tunnel on the left after collecting supplies.

Half Life 2: Episode Two Walkthrough Screenshot 39. Follow this ledge.

Half Life 2: Episode Two Walkthrough Screenshot 40. The ledge leads to this clearing with a thumper and plenty of antlions, taken out with a well-placed grenade. There are plenty of supply crates in this area; a ladder leads to the supplies on top of the shack seen to the right.

Half Life 2: Episode Two Walkthrough Screenshot 41. More antlions and zombies attack, but they're no match for the Vortigaunt.

Half Life 2: Episode Two Walkthrough Screenshot 42. Press this green button to call the lift.

Half Life 2: Episode Two Walkthrough Screenshot 43. Sure enough, you'll need to fend off a large attack while you wait for the lift. Step on once it arrives. The Vort will ascend on the neighboring lift after a few more moments of battle.

Half Life 2: Episode Two Walkthrough Screenshot 44. He'll then juice this generator to open the adjacent door.

Half Life 2: Episode Two Walkthrough Screenshot 45. "An eternity's repose..it brings peaceful thoughs, does it not?"

Half Life 2: Episode Two Walkthrough Screenshot 46. Clear debris blocking the nearby door, then catch a brief glimpse of an antlion guardian. Ascend the ramp on the left then drop through an opening in the floor.

Half Life 2: Episode Two Walkthrough Screenshot 47. Planks are on the other side of this fence, propping it up. Knock them away using your gravity gun to clear the path.

Half Life 2: Episode Two Walkthrough Screenshot 48. Do the same to this plank after finding a supply crate down the end of a long corridor to the left.

Half Life 2: Episode Two Walkthrough Screenshot 49. Arrive at this malfunctioning elevator shaft. The Vort explains that the extract is below, and Alyx is above. Jump across to the red-lit area on the left.

Half Life 2: Episode Two Walkthrough Screenshot 50. Remove the bench blocking the fan, then press forward to keep from being blown back. Once the fan stops moving, use your gravity gun to rotate the blades so that you can crouch through.

Half Life 2: Episode Two Walkthrough Screenshot 51. Follow the tunnel before falling into another. Use your crowbar to clear the webs.

Half Life 2: Episode Two Walkthrough Screenshot 52. Fall into the water and use your crowbar again to get through these underwater webs. Be careful to avoid the barnacle tongues.

Half Life 2: Episode Two Walkthrough Screenshot 53. Advance through this brightly-lit glow worm tunnel.

Half Life 2: Episode Two Walkthrough Screenshot 54. Beware this acid-spitter when you get to this dropoff. You can continue left or right, it doesn't matter.

Half Life 2: Episode Two Walkthrough Screenshot 55. Follow the cave to another dropoff and then be confronted by the antlion guardian. Don't engage him in battle. Instead, keep right (he'll charge left) then sprint ahead to escape his pursuit.

Half Life 2: Episode Two Walkthrough Screenshot 56. You'll find safety in this glow worm tunnel. The guardian will not follow you in here.

Half Life 2: Episode Two Walkthrough Screenshot 57. Keep left past another web and dropoff to the glow worm tunnel seen here. The guardian will charge from the tunnel on the right if you advance.

Half Life 2: Episode Two Walkthrough Screenshot 58. Plenty of health is available in this tunnel.

Half Life 2: Episode Two Walkthrough Screenshot 59. Through another web then keep right to find two energy charges and another glow worm tunnel with more health. Had you gone left you would have been charged by the guardian. The trick to this part is to avoid the guardian, not to defeat him.

Half Life 2: Episode Two Walkthrough Screenshot 60. Break through another web then lure the guardian to one side of this circular walkway before escaping along the opposite side.

Half Life 2: Episode Two Walkthrough Screenshot 61. With the guardian hot on your tail, duck into glow worm tunnels for health and safety, then clear away these boards to enter the shaft beyond.

Half Life 2: Episode Two Walkthrough Screenshot 62. Fall through the floor to another tunnel that leads to a clearing with this control for the malfunctioning lift. Note that a gear is missing.

Half Life 2: Episode Two Walkthrough Screenshot 63. Turn around and find the missing gear here. Be careful to avoid the barnacles.

Half Life 2: Episode Two Walkthrough Screenshot 64. Replace the gear then call the lift to rejoin your Vortigaunt friend.

Half Life 2: Episode Two Walkthrough Screenshot 65. Follow the Vort and watch as he obtains the larval extract.

Half Life 2: Episode Two Walkthrough Screenshot 66. Return to Alyx and assist in her resurrection, complete with a cryptic update from G-Man, including a message for Alyx to be delivered later.

Half Life 2: Episode Two Walkthrough Screenshot 67. Fill up on supplies then grab your gnome before joining Alyx and the Vort on the lift.

Half Life 2: Episode Two Walkthrough Screenshot 68. Remove these boards blocking your path then drop through the opening in the floor beyond to load the next level. Don't forget to bring your gnome.