Half-Life 2 Easter Eggs

pic G-Man Sightings - 8.6/10 with 34 votes
Here is a list of my g-man sightings. feel free to add any I've missed:

1 - on a moniter screen in kleiners lab in chapter 2
2 - on the tv the vortigon is watching in the red carrige guarding the entrance to the old rail route in chapter 3 (be quick... more
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Hidden Phrases - 8.5/10 with 34 votes
Record the 'zombies' speech when you set them on fire. It sounds like gibberish, but when reversed you can hear them screaming stuff like "God help me".
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pic Black Mesa Nostalgia - 8.2/10 with 28 votes
This egg needs a little skill and savvy to find but will only take a minute.

Right after Alyx has handed you the grav gun, if you are facing her, look up to your right where there is a raised platform with a few boxes and oil drums. Stack a box or... more
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pic Finding G-man in Water Hazard (chapter 4) without any cheat codes - 7.4/10 with 5 votes
I did this on PS3 and my cousin's X360, I'm very sure it works on PC as well without any cheat codes.
This Easter Egg uses a "trigger theory", the way i see it.
("the arena" refers to the huge place with water, lots of explosive barrels, where you fight... more
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pic Dr. Breen Has a Posse - 7.3/10 with 7 votes
There is a poster you can find virtually everywhere after leaving City 17 the first time of a black and white shadow-highlight with a picture of what is obviously Dr. Breen with the lone word "RESIST" in stencil below his face.

I noticed instantly... more
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pic Alyx Made a Picture! - 7.2/10 with 9 votes
This is a simple egg, but is quite humorous. In the mission "red letter day" when you reach Dr. Kliener's lab, go to the wall on the right with all the papers and schematics, and if you inspect it closly, you should see a little crudely drawn picture... more
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pic Vortigon Babble - 7.2/10 with 12 votes
I know an easter egg has already been registered here that allows you to get stange talk out of our alein freinds, but this one is much easier and doesn't require no-clipping (i.e. it's more genuine (sorry, but it is)).

After defeating the hunter chopper... more
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pic The Terminal - 6.3/10 with 11 votes
This egg is found in the little house at the end of the "Road 17" chapter of the game - the house under the gigantic truss train bridge. (It may appear in other locations too, but this is where I noticed it.)

In the kitchen of this little house are... more
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Vortigaunts (Alien Slaves) Amusing Dialogue - 6.1/10 with 17 votes
In the Black Mesa East area just after you get the grav gun and the base is attacked by the combine, when running after Alyx to get back into the base and you're seperated by falling rocks, noclip through the rocks and watch the fight and "use" the Vortigaunts,... more
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pic Another Hidden Vortigaunt - 6.0/10 with 15 votes
This egg can be found in the final area of the level, "Water Hazard". You have just defeated the fourth Apache helicopter you have encountered, and come under the gate that you pulled up. You are now in a big area with lots of dead ends and a ramp. Before... more
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pic Vortigon Chefs - 6.0/10 with 1 votes
After getting through "Route Kanal" and meeting Alyx's father in his lab with a vortigon, he says to you to have a look around. Shortly afterwards, Judith leaves a previously locked room - if you are quick enough you can get in before the door closes.... more

Star Control 2 Reference - 5.4/10 with 13 votes
At the beginning of chapter 14, "Dark Energy", you are taken into Dr. Breen's office. On the way, you hear him talking to Dr. Vance and he says, "...stars with ancient satellites colonized by sentient fungi. Gas giants inhabited by vast meteorological... more

pic Mark Twain Photo - 5.4/10 with 8 votes
Go to Balck Mesa East. Go into the room where Judith goes in. On the desk is a photo of Mark Twain. Use the flashlight to see it.

pic The Lost Item - 5.3/10 with 3 votes
To find this you must be in the level Black Mesa East. Go to the room where Eli, and the vortigaunt is. There should be a bookshelf near where all the papers about Dr. Breen are. On the bookshelf is a item that says LOST.

pic Mini Teleporter - 5.2/10 with 20 votes
At the start of 'A Red Letter Day', just after you go through the teleporter go into the room that Dr. Kleiner is in. Don't worry what Alyx and Dr. Kleiner are saying just walk up to the moniter against the wall then just to your left you should see a... more
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pic Cremator - 5.0/10 with 1 votes
In Eli's Lab, one of the many items preserved is a strange helmet (very different to the Combine Helmets) which Eli's claims Alyx brought in and they don't know what it's for but this is a sly addition of one of the many factors that didn't make it into... more

pic Celebrity Reference - 4.9/10 with 61 votes
In the "Black Mesa East" segment, just after Judith unlocks the door for you (just before the elevator) when you look down the tunnel through the chain link fence you will see a citizen walking away from you. Flip on noclip and pass through the fence... more
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pic Genuine HL2 - 4.6/10 with 36 votes
Open up the HL2.exe in notepad. Then resize the window to about 49 characters (49 x's is a good way of doing it). Scroll down until you see a large section of void (without text). Right after that, HL2 logos should appear, gradually enlarging until you... more
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Oh Lazlo, we hardly knew ye. - 4.4/10 with 18 votes
During Chapter 8, Sandtraps, right after the fight in the lighthouse, you'll continue past a loading screen. Just after this, you'll talk to two rebels who say "Don't go on the sand, the antlions are going crazy!" Normally, one of the rebels moves and... more
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G-man in Science Team - 3.6/10 with 11 votes
in the chapter "red letter day " Dr Kliner tilts a picture to acces the room with the teleport in it, this is a picture of the black mesa science team.
the last 3 members on the right are Kliner, gordon freeman and right at the very end is the g-man.
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pic Hidden G-man - 3.3/10 with 15 votes
In the Second Chapter (Route Canal) when you are standing in front of the red carriage do following:

- use the noclip-code
- fly up (about 25 feet)
- turn left 90°
- fly forward until the screen turns black and a small room at the horizon appears
-... more
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Possible Cause for Broken Teleporter - 2.8/10 with 26 votes
In Chapter II (Red Letter Day), when you go inside Dr. Kleiner's lab, have a look at the fancy DVD and Video players, meters, etc. You should soon stumble across a Windows NT machine displaying the Blue Screen of Death (I guess it is a possible cause... more
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pic "Back to the Future" Reference - 2.7/10 with 91 votes
In the first level of Half-Life 2, one of the Overwatch security guards asks you to follow him. Follow him into the room and he'll take off his mask and you'll see that it's Barney Calhoun. Dr. Kleiner will then come on the screen. When Barney says "Look... more
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pic Everyones Favorite Screensaver! - 1.4/10 with 21 votes
In Kliners lab on "Red Letter Day" go to his desk and look to the top left screen, from far it's black, and you will see the best screensaver EVER!!!!!!!!!1
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