The Orange Box Cheats

The Orange Box has five big sections - Half-Life 2: Episode Two, Team Fortress 2, Portal, Half-Life 2, and Half-Life 2: Episode One - and they're juicy, delicious, and priced to sell.

The Orange Box FAQs

The Orange Box Cheats

  • Xbox 360 | Submitted by cmyourface

    Infinate health cheat


    To get infinite health for anygame on the orange box[exept for team fortress]

  • Xbox 360 | Submitted by An HL2 Fan

    HL2 codes work in ep 1 and 2

    In game (no pause)

    The codes to HL2 also work in ep 1 and 2. You just have to disable the gravity gun control on the right shoulder button to do this (leave it blank on the button assigner at the controls option). This is for the 360 version of the game.

  • PS3 | Submitted by White Foamies

    Regain Health

    Enter the cheat as follows during gameplay:
    *Note* Only Works in the Half Life series

    Up, Up, Down, Down, Left, Right, Left, Right, Circle, X - Regenerate 25 health points.

  • Xbox 360 | Submitted by GamesRadar

    Portal Codes

    Down, B, A, B, Y, Down, B, A, B, Y - Create box
    Up, Y, Y, X, X, A, A, B, B, Up - Fire energy ball
    Up, Y, Y, B, B, A, A, X, X, Up - Fire rocket projectile
    Y, A, B, A, B, Y, Y, A, Left, Right - Portal placement anywhere:
    Up, Left, Down, Right, Up, Left, Down, Right, Y, Y - Portalgun ID 0
    Up, Left, Down, Right, Up, Left, Down, Right, X, X - Portalgun ID 1
    Up, Left, Down, Right, Up, Left, Down, Right, A, A - Portalgun ID 2
    Up, Left, Down, Right, Up, Left, Down, Right, B, B - Portalgun ID 3
    X, B, LB, RB, Left, Right, LB, RB, LT, RT - Upgrade Portalgun

  • Xbox 360 | Submitted by GamesRadar

    Restore Ammo (HL 2)

    Y, B, A, X, RB, Y, X, A, B, RB

  • Xbox 360 | Submitted by GamesRadar

    Restore 25 Health (HL 2)

    Up, Up, Down, Down, Left, Right, Left, Right, B, A

  • Xbox 360 | Submitted by GamesRadar

    God Mode (HL 2)

    Left Shoulder, Up, Right Shoulder, Up, Left Shoulder, Left Shoulder, Up, Right Shoulder, Right Shoulder, Up

  • PC | Submitted by GamesRadar


    Method 1: Open The console up in game by pressing the "~" key. Next in line, Type in: Sv_Cheats 1 Cheats are as follows:
    Method 2: Also reported you can start the game with the -console command line parameter. Make a shortcut to the game, right click on it and edit the properties to look similar to this:
    C:\Program Files\Half-Life 2\hl2.exe" -console
    Now during gameplay press ~ to get the console and enter a code below:
    Code Effect
    god God mode (Server only)
    noclip No clipping mode
    impulse 101 All Weapons
    notarget Enemies don't target you
    maps Map list
    budda You receive damage, but won't die
    hurtme # Damage player by #
    impulse 82 Get a Jeep
    hud_quickhelp/text? 1 crosshairs on
    exec [file] Run script file
    developer # Developer mode (#=0, 1, or 2)
    cl_drawhud 0/1 Show or hide HUD
    cl_enablehud 0/1 Show or hide HUD
    showfps Show or hide FPS
    npc_create_aimed Make NPC
    npc_create Make NPC
    picker picker mode
    sv_gravity # Set gravity to number #
    sv_waterdist # Set vertical View to #
    air_density # Set air density to #
    dsp_explosion_effect_duration # Set explosion length
    mat_numtexttureunits # Limit texture units to #
    prop_debug Bounding box debug?
    sv_bounce # Set bounce multiplier
    sv_stopspeed # Minimum stopping speed set
    setang # Set pitch Yaw to #
    sv_friction # Set friction to #
    sv_maxvelocity # Set Max velocity
    map - Use the list below to load a mapname for
    give - Substitute with a weapon name or item below

  • PC | Submitted by GamesRadar

    More command line Parameters

    Start the game with the -console command line parameter. Make a shortcut to the game, right click on it and edit the properties to look similar to this:
    C:\Program Files\Half-Life 2\hl2.exe" -add command here
    -width # -height # Set Width and Height of Window
    -fullscreen Full Screen Mode
    -heapsize # Set Heap Size
    -r_anamorphic 0 Unknown Effect
    -netgraph 3 Unknown Effect
    -mat_preloadshaders Unknown Effect
    -preload Unknown Effect
    -dx9 Unknown Effect
    -dxlevel 90 Unknown Effect
    -mouselook Unknown Effect
    -dx8 Unknown Effect
    -sw Unknown Effect
    -condebug Unknown Effect
    -startwindowed Unknown Effect
    -window Unknown Effect

The Orange Box Easter Eggs

  • Xbox 360 | Submitted by zug zug

    Hidden Left 4 Dead Trailer

    Go to the game select screen (when you choose between Half-life 2, Portal, or TF2), and wait without doing anything. After a few minutes you will see a demo video for the three Orange Box games. When the videos end, keep waiting. The next time a video plays it will be a hidden trailer for Left 4 Dead.

The Orange Box Glitches

  • Xbox 360 | Submitted by xcknak5473

    Portal: Shoot a Portal anywhere

    Alright this cheat or glitch will let you shoot a portal anywhere in the game. This means all surfaces are a possible holding dock for your portals; metal walls, doors, glass, even the walls made to avoid being able to be hit with a portal. You will even be able to shoot a full portal on the door in the elevators.

    Enough with that, here's what you do:

    1: Start a new game. When you get into the first elevator keep making boxes until you get to level two (Down, B, A, B, Y, DOWN, B, A, B, Y)Tip: Aim at the ground just in front of you so the box doesn't hit the wall while it's moving and start bouncing around in kill you. Believe me: it will!
    2: Play through the levels until you get the blue portal gun. As soon as you get it upgrade it so you have the orange portal gun too. (X, B, LB, LEFT, RIGHT, LB, RB, LT, RT) There isn't a time frame to enter the cheat, just don't get on the elevator until you have done the cheat.
    3. Keep shooting the boxes in the elevator.
    4. When you get to level five, don't use the orange portal at all! it screws up the level and you'll have to restart the level.
    5. Just remember that you have to keep playing: if you quit, even without doing a manual save, the game will auto-fix itself so that you cannot access the glitch unless you restart.

    >Use the glitch to get even further "behind the walls" especially on the first turret level.
    >You can even shoot portals on surfaces that don't look solid, like the red and white lighting behind fans and vents.
    >On level 19, when you get to the part when there's a bunch of turrets around you (not the three but the ten plus) You can skip the entire thing and just shoot one to the top
    >When you get passed all the turrets in the same room (right before the hall to the hall to glados) you can shoot a portal on the top blue lighting that fades out to fogginess.

    >Have fun, and when glados is about to explode, try to make another cube and hold on to it. It's a piece of cake! ;-)

The Orange Box Unlockables

  • Xbox 360, PC | Submitted by GamesRadar


    "Radiation Levels Detected" (5) - Get through the toxic tunnel under City 17 in Half-Life 2.
    Acid Reflex (5) - Kill an acid antlion worker.
    Anchor's Aweigh! (5) - Get the airboat.
    Aperture Science (40) - Earn gold medals on all Portal challenges.
    Atomizer (10) - Disintegrate 15 soldiers by throwing them into a Combine ball field.
    Attica! (5) - Destroy the gunship in the hospital attic.
    Barnacle Bowling (5) - Kill five barnacles with one barrel.
    Basic Science (10) - Earn bronze medals on all Portal challenges.
    Blast from the Past (10) - Find the HEV Suit Charger faceplate in Eli's scrapyard.
    Bone Breaker (5) - Kill 30 enemies with thrown physics objects.
    Bug Hunt (10) - Use the antlions to kill 50 enemies.
    Cache Checker (10) - Find every radar cache in chapter Under The Radar.
    Camera Shy (5) - Detach security cameras from the walls.
    Car Crusher (5) - Use the cars to squash 15 antlions in Episode One.
    Citizen Escort (15) - Don't let any citizens die when escorting them to the escape train.
    Conservationist (5) - Kill five enemies with the same energy ball.
    Containment (5) - Contain the Citadel core.
    Counter-Sniper (5) - Kill all of the snipers in City 17.
    Cupcake (10) - Beat two Portal advanced maps.
    Deadly Harvest (5) - Kill an enemy by planting a hopper mine.
    Dynasty (10) - Win 20 games.
    Elevator Action (10) - Survive long enough to get on the parking garage elevator.
    Escape From City 17 (20) - Escape City 17 with Alyx.
    Fight the Power (10) - Shut down the supression device by disabling its generators.
    Flamethrower (5) - Set five enemies on fire in 30 seconds.
    Flushed (5) - Kill an enemy with a toilet.
    Follow Freeman (10) - Gain command of a squad of rebels in the uprising.
    Fratricide (5) - Do whatever it takes to survive.
    Friendly Fire (5) - Knock down a turret with another turret.
    Fruitcake (20) - Beat four Portal advanced maps.
    Get Some Grub (20) - Squish every antlion grub in Episode Two.
    Giant Killer (10) - Survive the rooftop strider battle in the ruins of City 17.
    Gordon Propelled Rocket (5) - Unlock the rocket launcher lambda cache in chapter Under The Radar.
    Grave Robber (5) - Steal a Zombine's grenade.
    Grey Matter (5) - Get 25 headshots as a Sniper.
    Hack Attack! (5) - Kill five enemies with a Manhack.
    Hard to Kill (10) - Get five kills in a row without dying.
    Hardcore (15) - Accumulate 1000 total kills.
    Head of the Class (5) - Play a complete round with every class.
    Heartbreaker (10) - Complete Portal.
    Heavy Weapons (5) - Get the airboat's mounted gun.
    Hit and Run (5) - Run over 20 enemies with the car in Episode Two.
    Hot PotatOwned (10) - Kill a Combine soldier with his own grenade.
    Impenetrable Defense (10) - Successfully defend Dustbowl without giving up a capture.
    Impossible Defense (30) - Successfully defend Gravel Pit without giving up a capture.
    Into the Breach (5) - Help Griggs and Sheckley hold off the antlion invasion inside the mine shaft.
    Keep Off the Sand! (20) - Cross the antlion beach in chapter Sandtraps without touching the sand.
    Lab Rat (5) - Acquire the fully powered Aperture Science Handheld Portal Device.
    Lambda Locator (15) - Find all lambda caches in Half-Life 2.
    Lightning Offense (10) - Win Well in 5 minutes or less.
    Little Rocket Man (30) - Send the garden gnome into space.
    Live Bait (10) - Help Alyx snipe 30 enemies in Episode One.
    Long Jump (5) - Jump 300 feet.
    Malcontent (5) - Escape the apartment block raid.
    Master of Disguise (15) - Trick an opposing medic into healing you.
    Neighborhood Watch (35) - Save all buildings outside the missile silo from destruction.
    Nemesis (5) - Get five revenge kills.
    One Man Army (5) - Destroy six gunships in Half-Life 2.
    OSHA Violation (5) - Kill 3 enemies using the crane.
    Pacifist (10) - Contain the Citadel core without killing any stalkers.
    Partygoer (5) - Make the correct party escort submission position decision.
    Payback (10) - Kill a Hunter with its own flechettes.
    Pedal to the Metal (5) - Beat DOG in a race to the White Forest base.
    Pinata Party (5) - Find and break every web cache in Episode Two.
    Plaza Defender (10) - Survive the generator plaza standoff in chapter Anticitizen One.
    Powerhouse Offense (5) - Win 2Fort with a shutout.
    Puttin' On a Clinic (15) - Defeat the chopper in Episode Two without any misses.
    Relentless Offense (20) - Win Hydro without giving up a capture.
    Revenge! (10) - Destroy the hunter-chopper in Half-Life 2.
    Rocket Science (20) - Earn silver medals on all Portal challenges.
    Targetted Advertising (5) - Pin a soldier to the billboard in chapter Highway 17.
    Team Doctor (5) - Accumulate 25000 heal points as a Medic.
    Terminal Velocity (5) - Fall 30,000 feet.
    The One Free Bullet (40) - Beat Episode One firing exactly one bullet. Grenade, crowbar, rocket, and Gravgun kills are okay!
    Think Fast! (10) - Kill an Elite Soldier with his own energy ball.
    Trusty Hardware (5) - Get the crowbar.
    Turret (5) - Accumulate 10 turret kills with a single turret.
    Two Points (2) - Use DOG's ball to make a basket in Eli's scrapyard.
    Vanilla Crazy Cake (30) - Beat all six Portal advanced maps.
    Vorticough (13) - Discover the hidden singing vortigaunt cave in chapter Water Hazard.
    Warden Freeman (10) - Survive the second turret standoff in Nova Prospekt.
    Watch Your Head! (5) - Make it to the bottom of the Citadel's main elevator shaft in one piece.
    What cat? (5) - Break the mini-teleporter in Kleiner's lab.
    With Friends Like these... (10) - Play in a game with seven or more players from your friends list.
    World Traveler (5) - Play a complete game on every map.
    Zero-Point Energy (5) - Get the Gravity Gun in Black Mesa East.
    Zombie Chopper (25) - Play through Ravenholm using only the Gravity Gun.
    Zombie-que (5) - Use flares to light 15 zombies on fire.