Talk:Half-Life 2

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Doctor Breen[edit]

"...ancient stars colonized by sentient fungi. Gas giants, inhabited by vast meteorological intelligences, worlds stretched thin across the universe where dimensions intersect...Impossible to describe with our limited vocabulary."

I swear he says "worlds stretched thin across the membranes". I'll edit it, do it again if I'm wrong. Jetro 10:00, 4 December 2005 (UTC)

I'm pretty sure it's "membranes" too.

Does what Breen saying remind any of you of Lovecraft? I guess it was just the word fungi that did it, but would anyone agree this is worth noting?

Found the original game text files and changed it accordingly. 20:48, 11 August 2006 (UTC)

2/16/2006 Update[edit]

I noticed the banner at the top that said it needed revising, so I started taking it in a new direction. What do you guys think so far? Should I finish it up this way? SovietChicken 23:46, 16 February 2006 (UTC)


I'm also taking a look at the Breencasts and I'll change them to be exactly the same as the original game text file. 20:50, 11 August 2006 (UTC)

Done, I just left a few punctuation marks so that the text can be read more easily. 21:14, 11 August 2006 (UTC)


I would also like to suggest that we cut the commentary. It seems rather out of place. What do you think? 21:16, 11 August 2006 (UTC)


The All-Knowing Vortigaunt[edit]

Just about everything it says can be heard from a regular Vortigaunt if you prod it enough. Are there any quotes just for the All-Knowing? If there are not, perhaps we should change it to simply 'Vortigaunts.' 15:22, 25 December 2006 (UTC)

Resistance Soldiers[edit]

Where did that James thing come from?

Also, scripted lines should not be in the random, use-key provoking lines that soldiers say arbitrarily (such as Leon's line and warning Freeman about the striders)

Civil Protection/Combine Overwatch/NP Security[edit]

I came to this page looking for the spoken lines from these guys, and didn't find any, much to my dismay. Their communications can be difficult to work out by ear. Thus, reading them in text form could make recognising them audibly considerably easier. 20:23, 7 April 2007 (UTC)

Yeah, I've been working to find some, too. Here's some that I've figured out:

"Pick up that can." Near the beginning of Point Insertion, a CP Officer decides to be a douche

"Five, four, three, two, one." Counting down a grenade's fuse, or near the beginning of Entanglement when they shoot out flares and count down when to sart attacking.

"Grenade!" Duh?

"Look out!" When close to a live grenade

"Shit!" I've heard a lot of snipers say this when a grenade lands in their lap

I'll try to figure out some more tonight.

Raikoh Minamoto 17:58, 15 May 2007 (UTC)

How about these?

"Help!" Obvious one, but mostly said when CP's are set on fire.

"Contact Confirm, Prosecuting" Whenever enemy combines see Gordon.

"Bouncer! Bouncer!" Just a different grenade warning. ("Bouncer???!!")

"Overwatch, advise: We have heavy resistance" Duh...

"Ready charges!" I believe this is said when Gordon and Barney is stuck in a Combine trap and the soldiers are cutting through the metal doors with lasers.

"We have free parasites!" When combines see headcrabs.

"Request medical!" When soldiers become injured.

"Officer down, I am 10-99! Repeat: I am 10-99!" When a CP realizes that one of his allies have died.

"Officer down! All units, code 3 to my 10-20!" Same as above.

"Suspect, prepare to recieve civil judgement!" Whenever you piss a CP off and he starts chasing you around trying to beat you up. Kinda funny in a way. (I mean, what kind of civil judgement is that? Is there no democracy in the world???)

"Outboard Nomad, re-activate perimiter restrictor and report. [static] Outboard Nomad, re-activate your perimiter restrictor and report. [more static] Nomad, get those restrictors back online: your sector shows active biotics!"
-After Gordon shuts down a coastal thumper and clears one of the bunkers full of combine (during the coastal Nova Prospekt raid at night with antlions by his side) There are two othere bunker transmissions, but the other two were almost completely inaudible at the end.

"Warning: primary target is... uh, it... it's in, uh, command and control tactics with biotics. Repeat: primary target has tactical C&C of biotics."
-Dunno where's this from. I got this from GCFScape. But it's obviously referring to the fact that Freeman has control over the antlions using bugbait. It's also interesting to see that combines can actually stutter.

  • First sentence is actually "Warning. Primary target is engaged in -- uh -- command and control tactics with biotics." 08:35, 7 December 2009 (UTC)

Also, "Shit" isn't in HL2's source files for some reason. (???)

--Darthkillyou 00:52, 6 July 2007 (UTC)

I just checked on that--turns out snipers use Metrocop voice files. "Shit.wav" exists indeed. Their lingo is pretty amusing, too. As Darthkillyou pointed out, they sometimes call grenades "bouncers". Here are a few more:

Antlion = Bug

Zombie = Necrotic

Headcrab = Parasitic, parasite, or "free parasitic"

Manhacks = Viscerators

Biotic = I'm not entirely sure. It could refer to anything non-Combine or anything non-Combine and non-human.

Outside of City 17/Nova Prospekt = Outland (usually used as a an adjective; e.g. "I've got an outland biotic in here")

Malignant = basically interchangeable with "hostile"

Feesh 23:53, 15 December 2007 (UTC)


Do you guys think we should post up what the Headcrab Zombies say? From what I read they are infact still alive after being infected with one.

I know they say these lines: Oh god, Oh god no, No, Why?, Why god, and they make crying noises.

Copyright check[edit]

A lot of additions recently have not been the best of the best from this game. Please remember when adding quotations What Wikiquote is Not. Every word of every character, no matter how mundane, is not what WQ is looking for. A selection of the best quotations is what WQ is looking for. -- Greyed 20:48, 18 January 2008 (UTC)