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Half Life 2 Walkthrough Screenshot 1. Follow the tunnel to medkits at the end.

Half Life 2 Walkthrough Screenshot 2. You're inside the crushers surrounding the Combine Citadel, but not yet within the Citadel itself.

Half Life 2 Walkthrough Screenshot 3. Turn left to start a jumping puzzle. Jump from (1) to (2) to (3), then jump to the top of the arrow and slide down to (4), jumping far enough so that you don't slip off to the right.

Half Life 2 Walkthrough Screenshot 4. Jump to (1) then follow the ledge to the pipe at (2).

Half Life 2 Walkthrough Screenshot 5. Jump to (1) then it's an easy drop to (2).

Half Life 2 Walkthrough Screenshot 6. Ascend this ramp to your left.

Half Life 2 Walkthrough Screenshot 7. Continue up a second ramp then drop to this walkway and follow it right.

Half Life 2 Walkthrough Screenshot 8. Emerge here then follow the ledge as indicated.

Half Life 2 Walkthrough Screenshot 9. Follow the arrows.

Half Life 2 Walkthrough Screenshot 10. Follow left then drop below here.

Half Life 2 Walkthrough Screenshot 11. Drop below then follow the ledge forward.

Half Life 2 Walkthrough Screenshot 12. Climb into the pod on the far track to begin "Half Life: The Ride." The pod on the near track takes you to a swift electrocution.

Half Life 2 Walkthrough Screenshot 13. The next zone loads, and is completely on rails. This is similar to the introductory tram ride in the original Half Life. You are witness to many amazingly wondrous things, including this never-before-seen species.

Half Life 2 Walkthrough Screenshot 14. Hmm, where have I seen this before?

Half Life 2 Walkthrough Screenshot 15. Dr. Theopolis voice: "This appears to be a some kind of magnificent manufacturing facility."

Half Life 2 Walkthrough Screenshot 16. So this is where the thin trains come from...

Half Life 2 Walkthrough Screenshot 17. Egads! Aside from your gravity gun, all of your weapons are destroyed upon your emergence from the pod. Your gravity gun, however, is now supercharged. Heal and recharge at the nearby combo station.

Half Life 2 Walkthrough Screenshot 18. Ever feel disappointment because your gravity gun's alternate fire doesn't pick up enemies? Well be disappointed no more! Rapidly alt-fire to pick them up then primary fire to send them flying. Rinse and repeat to churn through a whole squad.

Half Life 2 Walkthrough Screenshot 19. Listen to Dr. Breen then supercharge your suit (up to 200) at the station behind you, where more Overwatch attack.

Half Life 2 Walkthrough Screenshot 20. Best. Weapon. EVAR!

Half Life 2 Walkthrough Screenshot 21. Pause to listen to Breen again. The audio of these monologues sounds awesome on 5.1 systems.

Half Life 2 Walkthrough Screenshot 22. Hop over a short fence then toss some Overwatch into the mall art. (If you find yourself suddenly unable to jump, reload from a previous save. It's a known bug.)

Half Life 2 Walkthrough Screenshot 23. Ride a lift up then toss a fusion core at the Elite Overwatch. Grab the fusion core from the generator on the left to disable the force field.

Half Life 2 Walkthrough Screenshot 24. Fill up at this combo station on the right.

Half Life 2 Walkthrough Screenshot 25. Grab fusion cores to defeat the many Overwatch that attack. Pulling the core from a generator to the left will disable the force field.

Half Life 2 Walkthrough Screenshot 26. Listen to a third monologue from Breen then head right.

Half Life 2 Walkthrough Screenshot 27. Press this button to call the very slow lift.

Half Life 2 Walkthrough Screenshot 28. Battle waves of Overwatch as you wait for the lift to arrive. (The lift can be seen descending in this shot.) Hunker down by an energy/health combo station (behind me in this shot) and churn through the Overwatch with your gravity gun.

Half Life 2 Walkthrough Screenshot 29. Toss fusion cores at the snipers above.

Half Life 2 Walkthrough Screenshot 30. Once the lift is in place, hop on and ride it up, tossing your foes and fusion cores around the shaft.

Half Life 2 Walkthrough Screenshot 31. This is a very fun sequence. In fact, this level is the best of the game IMHO.

Half Life 2 Walkthrough Screenshot 32. Once the lift reaches the top, pop a fusion core to lower a force field then listen to Breen again. A combo station is to your left.

Half Life 2 Walkthrough Screenshot 33. Fight past more mall art then recharge at another health/energy combo station.

Half Life 2 Walkthrough Screenshot 34. Listen to another message from Breen then drop to the large corridor on the left.

Half Life 2 Walkthrough Screenshot 35. Fight your way down the corridor -- you can use the pods as shields.

Half Life 2 Walkthrough Screenshot 36. You've been largely invulnerable so far this level but that's about to change. Time for a stryder boss. Clear out all the Overwatch before engaging the stryder. Use these pods for cover then hurl fusion cores at it.

Half Life 2 Walkthrough Screenshot 37. Try to time your attacks to coincide with the pause in his firing sequence. Three fusion core hits and the stryder collapses.

Half Life 2 Walkthrough Screenshot 38. Listen to the increasingly-agitated Dr. Breen then pull multiple cores from the generator on the left to lower the force field. Hop through to load the next zone and recharge at a combo station.

Half Life 2 Walkthrough Screenshot 39. Time for another ride -- hop on.

Half Life 2 Walkthrough Screenshot 40. This is what happens when you spend too much time playing MMORPGs.

Half Life 2 Walkthrough Screenshot 41. Continue riding the pod carrier up the Citadel to this magnificent view to end this magnificent level.