Half-Life 2 Walkthrough - Chapter 3: Route Kanal - Table of Contents
This is the start to the series of articles detailing your path through chapter 3 in Half-Life 2. You will be doing a lot of fighting and puzzle solving in this first real combat chapter. This guide should be a good bit of help if you are stuck.
It's time for the first real fighting chapter. You will also finally get a gun. Your objective is to head into the main canals so that you can get to Dr. Vance at Black Mesa East. Needless to say, you'll be doing a whole lot of fighting in the sewers. Time to get good at landing headshots.
Rebels - You'll get some aid from the rebels manning the underground railroad.
Civil Protection - These are just the basic police officers for the Combine. They don't have much health and they will only carry pistols or submachine guns. Aim for the upper mass and try for headshots to bring them down quickly. Your pistol is very accurate.
Barnacles - Little annoying traps. Keep an eye out for their tongues and avoid them as best as possible. You can also stick something onto the tongue so that you can pass under safely. If one grabs you, then just look up and shoot it before it gets within biting range.
Armored Cars - Really tough vehicles that will destroy you with a barrage of rockets. You'll have to run for cover when they come around.
Combine Helicopter - This armored helicopter will chase you and keep firing. You'll need to stay behind cover until you can escape.
Man Hacks - These little robots will flood the sewers and try to chop you to pieces. Just hit them with a crowbar when they get close. Put your back against a wall to help keep them in front of you.
Zombies - These few zombies at the end aren't much of a threat. Shot them in the head to ensure that their headcrab doesn't pop off and start to attack you.
Headcrabs - These normal headcrabs aren't much of a threat either. Just smack them with the crowbar when they jump at you.
Pistol - You'll get your first pistol in this chapter. It's just a basic handgun without much firepower. It does have a large ammo clip and you can carry a lot of ammo for it. This makes it a good backup weapon later in the game. For now, it's the only gun you got.
Submachine Gun - You'll get your first submachine gun near the middle of the chapter. It's not accurate, but it can put out a lot more gunfire quickly. Ammo might be a bit scarce for now though.
- This is your first combat chapter. Take it easy and get used to the game's AI and combat.
- Get used to the pistol and try to get really good at landing headshots. That will really help you out later in the game.
- Always check for explosive barrels there are a lot of them around this level and they'll make fights much easier.
- Always keep man hacks in front of you. They won't even scratch you if you can keep them at bay with the crowbar.
- Use the crowbar to get quick kills on man hacks and headcrabs. Gunfire just isn't that effective on them right now.