Pick up the crowbar of research scientist Gordon Freeman, who finds himself on an alien-infested Earth being picked to the bone, its resources depleted, its populace dwindling. Freeman is thrust into the unenviable role of rescuing the world from the wrong he unleashed back at Black Mesa. And a lot of people, people he cares about, are counting on him.

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EricFong Jan 11 2010 says:

Awesome camera setting.

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Jokerme Jan 11 2010 says:

Great video and description mate

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LORDDEREX Jan 11 2010 says:

Awesome video!

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Lubci50cal Jan 11 2010 says:


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Su[)az][mA Jan 11 2010 says:

really like the mood and music. also the EP2 cutscenes are great together with slow-motion.

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fluffythecat Jan 13 2010 says:


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cCANT Jan 14 2010 says:

name of the song xD please :\ ?

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Meraqel Feb 1 2010 replied:

Plz tell us name of this song!! plz plz plz "D"D

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Meraqel Feb 1 2010 replied:

Sia - Breathe Me

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chaklong Jan 17 2010 says:


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riffwrath Jan 19 2010 says:

+1 mood and music are perfect, besides this really does show off some of the better moments of HL2:Ep2.

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MattmanDude Jan 20 2010 says:

Wow... that... was... really... really... good. Artistic even. Excellent work. You get a tip of the hat from me.

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Spare Jan 23 2010 says:

She is hot.

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Yanivvv Jan 26 2010 says:


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Medevila Jan 29 2010 says:

Wonderfully done. Excellent!

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Sergeant23 Feb 21 2010 says:

Sniff, that was awesome.

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Edracon Mar 6 2010 buried:


singing is terrible... her voice cracks too much.

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Seaal Jun 23 2013 replied:

If you think that, then your sound speakers must suck.

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GhostyGunner Mar 7 2010 says:

An amazing video.

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Savant7 Mar 7 2010 says:

That was absolutely awesome. Who would have thought source could have such a cinematic quality! This would have been a better trailer for episode 2 than valve's to be honest, although the spoilers would have made it impractical but hey.

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Nilghai Jun 28 2010 says:

awesome video. good work

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JuSTiNX Oct 31 2010 says:

I must say its as high as the video game producers professionalism!!!

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Sintel Jan 30 2011 says:

Valve is unique. They're the creator of our video games. They're not just games; they're stories. Adventures. They give us their tools of free will to help us create more stories. Like 1187. In HL2, you plunge into a world of sadness and decay, and you fight back. You win. But then they exact revenge. In 1187, you are plunged into a world of darkness and despair. You come across a man named John, and fight across the exiles of Xen into the rest of the world and its horribly transformed zombies. In Portal, you are safe inside a center of tests. You are led towards the end of the test by a robot named GLaDOS. This robot seems to like you, until the end, when you learn she was just planning to kill you. You then proceed to reach her and kill her, preventing her from doing this to more people.

This video isn't just a video. Its a lesson.
*sigh*. The world is magnificent. I can't wait for Episode 3, then we can see more stories to come. Keep up the work, Valve.

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blinx503 Apr 26 2011 says:

i want ep. 3! i love the HL series, and the 2 things i want are...
a game to explain the gap from HL > HL2 and ep. 3!

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LiamFarley1998 May 1 2011 replied:

at the end of hl1 he was put in stasis by gman then awoke at the start of hl2

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Gordon Freeman is the most complex and best-realized character in videogame history, and he is without a single line of dialogue. On Oct 15 2009, GameSpot users voted Gordon as "All Time Greatest Video Game Hero" Whether the voters were aware or not, Gordon winning is a testament to how strong of an impact Valve's perfected design philosophy of "never pulling the player out of the game" has on you throughout the Half-life experience. Half-life is never a passive experience; you exist in the world. The player is not portraying Gordon Freeman. Gordon Freeman is portraying the player. So you are Gordon, which in itself is a representation of the game as a whole, an embodiment of the experience's entirety. I just blew my mind. But because you are a silent protagonist, it's up to the characters that react to you in the world you are immersed in--most notably Alyx Vance--to create your "personality".

I started my playthrough of HL2 again after Gordon won. I recorded some moments along the way to make this tribute because I love the series, I love Valve, and I of course love Gabe Newell for being so fat (Episode 3 delayed another hour). While this isn't a tribute to Alyx per se, I did focus the video around her since in-game she's used as a means of evoking emotional responses from the player, and that's perfect for video purposes. I can't exactly show Gordon either, but that's okay because Gordern Frompwhistle liek Alyiks Vernk ;) . Alyx is responsible for making Gordon the hero and she's the first videogame companion to not be useless and annoying... she is mai waifu. Their adventures together fit this song much better than the Prince of Persia duo that this song was originally used for I might add.

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