File Extension Library


.HL2 File Extension

  • Developer by: Valve Corporation
  • Category: Game Files

What is an .HL2 file?

.HL2 file extension is created by Valve Corporation. .HL2 has been classified as Game Files.

.HL2 is Half-Life 2 saved game

The hl2 file extension is used by some versions of Half-Life 2, a 3D first person shooter video game, developed by Valve.

The hl2 file stores saved game position from Half-Life 2.


How to open:

Use load game option to open *.hl2 files.

How to convert:

As far as we know, this .hl2 file type can't be converted to any other file format. This is usually the case of system, configuration, temporary, or data files containing data exclusive to only one software and used for its own purposes. Also some proprietary or closed file formats cannot be converted to more common file types in order to protect the intellectual property of the developer, which is for example the case of some DRM-protected multimedia files.

How to Open .HL2 file on different platforms

Open .HL2 File on Windows

  • Right-click a .HL2
  • Left-click "Open With" > "Choose another app"
  • Select the program that opens .HL2 file and Select check box "Always use this app to open .HL2 files" Press "Ok"

Open .HL2 File on Mac

  • Right-click (or Ctrl + Left-click) the .HL2 file
  • Click "Open With" > "Other.."
  • Then choose another program from the app list and press "Open"
  • Select check box "Turn on" for "Always open in app"

Open .HL2 File on Linux

Right click on the .HL2 file, choose "Open with" and select a program from the list above

Open .HL2 File on iPhone

Select a file. If you don't see an application to open the .HL2 file, tap "Share" and choose the right app.
Method 2
Save the file. Then open the app «Files». Touch and hold the file, then release your finger. You will see a black menu bar. After that tap "Share" and select an application.

Open .HL2 File on Android

Tap the Settings icon on an Android smartphone, then select «Applications». Click the Settings icon in the upper right corner of the screen, to change the default apps.
If you want to open, edit, save or even convert .HL2 files on Android, then your best bet is to download one of the dedicated apps available on Google Play.

How to fix problems with .HL2 files

  1. You need to update the application that you normally use to open .HL2 files. Only the latest version of the software supports the current .HL2 file format
  2. You need to check the .HL2 file for viruses. To do this, you need to scan it with a popular antivirus (Norton, Nod32, Kaspersky, Dr.Web, etc.)