Greetings! This is the mod page for Half-Life: Google Translate Edition, and Half-Life 2: Google Translate Edition. These mods seek to take all of the dialogue, text, and textures of their host games, run them through varying amounts of languages in Google Translate, until the story and atmosphere of these games that we know and love become all but unrecognizable.

If you need more mistranslated Valve games in your life, Portal: Google Translate Edition is out now! A sequel, Portal 2: Google Translate Edition, is under development. We also have an official Discord server for all of our Google Translated mods! Click here to join.

Feel free to read and/or contribute to the Wiki!

The Team behind each mods:

Half-Life 1 + Expansions GTE:

Ashley Nyquist: Voice of Tram Announcer, Dr. Gina Cross, and Dr. Collette Green.

Drew Nyquist: Project Leader, Texture Artist; Voice of Scientists, Security Guards, HECU Marines, Nihilanth, G-man, Black Ops, Drill Instructors, Dr. Rosenberg (Decay), and Dr. Keller.

Nathan Abernethy: Voice of HECU Marines, Dr. Rosenberg (Blue Shift).


Half-Life 2 GTE

Ashley Nyquist: Voice of Overwatch

CopyKater: Voice of Vortigaunts

CubicTuxedo: Voice of Barney

Drew “BinkusTheTrinkus” Nyquist: Project Co-Lead - Texture Artist - Translator – Voice of G-man, Dr. Breen, Metro Police, Father Grigori, Zombies, HEV Suit, and Various Citizens


Elli Reads: Voice of Female Citizens

Gyarik: Project Co-Lead - Texture Artist – Translator - Faceposer (G-man and Breen)


jambez: Translator

MahoganyCrafter: Voice of Alyx

Nathan Abernathy - Voice of Eli
RonaldVA: Voice of Kleiner

Spectrum: Voice of Combine Soldiers


Timbleweebs: Voice of Male Citizens

XiaoXiaoMan: Voice of Odessa



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At long last… the madness-filled jank-fest has arrived. We are pleased to announce that the official sequel to the oft-quoted and beloved Half-Life: Google Translate Edition is finally available for download! Return to the shoes of the many-named fish scientist Dr. MT Cicero as he struggles against the evil Caesar Brian, witnesses several spontaneous love triangles, and encounters many individuals in desperate need of a massage.

Download the long-awaited sequel here:

Half-Life 2: Google Translate Edition Beta:

Half-Life 2: GTE Beta


For a neat little demo of the experience, I would also recommend this:

Lost Coast: Google Translate Edition

Lost Coast: GTE (Half-Life 2: Death Edge)


Experience the classic Half-Life campaigns in wildly mistranslated glory below:

Half-Life: Google Translate Edition

Half Life: GTE V1.1


Opposing Force: Google Translate Edition

Opposing Force: GTE V1.1


Blue Shift: Google Translate Edition

Blue Shift: GTE V1.0


Decay: Google Translate Edition

Decay: GTE BETA


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caesar

HL2 GTE Characters


F.A.Q.

Q: Wait, doesn't HL2: GTE already have its own mod page?

A: Yes, it does. However, the old project leader, Gyarik, had to drop from the project due to life stuff, and only he has access to that mod page. This is also why this build of the mod does not have faceposing, since that was primarily his responsibility. On that topic - if anyone in the community would like to add faceposing to the mod themselves, feel free! I'd be happy to upload a build of the mod that has that feature implemented, I just have neither the time nor skill to do it myself.

Q: Will you be doing Episode 1, Episode 2, or Alyx GTE?

A: Unfortunately, no. Back when I started HL: GTE nearly four(!) years ago, I was a young college student who had a lot more time on his hands. Now, I have totally different life circumstances with a job and bills to pay. HL2: GTE and Portal 2: GTE will likely be the last mods I ever have any significant involvement in.

Q: How did you translate this? What language(s) did you use?

A: For each line of text/dialogue, I put it through a varying amount of languages until I got something funny or interesting. Some of the languages that I commonly used are: Latin, Hawaiian, Maori, Xhosa, Kinyarwanda, Gujarati, Samoa, Odia, Urdu, and Sindhi.

Q: How did "Gordon" become "Cicero?"

A: There was a time when Latin would cause both "Gordon" and "Freeman" to often become "Cicero." However, Google Translate has been updated many times, to the point where this does not happen very often anymore.

Q: Instead of voice acting, why not do AI generated voices?

A: For one thing, in my experience, AI often messes up the words, but more importantly, websites that use AI-generated voices get overloaded very quickly, meaning that generating an entire game's worth of dialogue seems way too tedious to even consider.

Final Major Update

Final Major Update

News 2 comments

New release for Sven Co-op, new Wiki, and farewell.

New Releases + FAQ + other stuff

New Releases + FAQ + other stuff

News 5 comments

Talking about the new releases, answering some frequently asked questions, and some other stuff.

Blue Shift GTE Released + Expanding The Scope of the Project

Blue Shift GTE Released + Expanding The Scope of the Project

News 10 comments

Announcing the release of Blue Shift: GTE, and talking about the plans for GoldSrc: Google Translated.

V1.1 Features + Blue Shift GTE Update

V1.1 Features + Blue Shift GTE Update

News 1 comment

An update detailing changes added in V1.1 of HL: GTE and OPFOR: GTE, as well as a progress update on Blue Shift: GTE.

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Half-Life 2: GTE 1.1-beta

Half-Life 2: GTE 1.1-beta

Full Version 33 comments

The long-awaited Half-Life 2: Google Translate Edition is here! Experience Valve’s award-winning FPS classic the way it was truly meant to be played...

Half-Life: GTE Sven Co-op Edition

Half-Life: GTE Sven Co-op Edition

Full Version 21 comments

Enables you to easily play Half-Life, Opposing Force, and Blue Shift Google Translated on Sven Co-op.

Half Life: GTE V1.1

Half Life: GTE V1.1

Full Version 107 comments

New features and bugfixes in the V1.1 Update! Read below for a list of changes. Finally, a full release of the high-effort low-effort mod has arrived...

Opposing Force: GTE V1.1

Opposing Force: GTE V1.1

Full Version 39 comments

Half-Life: Opposing Force has now been given the Google Translate curse. Please make sure HD models are disabled.

Blue Shift: GTE V1.0

Blue Shift: GTE V1.0

Full Version 3 comments

Half-Life: Blue Shift is the latest victim of my quest to mistranslate every GoldSrc game by Valve. Please make sure HD models are disabled when you play...

Half-Life: Google Translate Retail/WON Edition

Half-Life: Google Translate Retail/WON Edition

Full Version 4 comments

If most of you havent realized yet i trashed this project years ago, i have no interest with modding half life anymore and short on disk space, just a...

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Nin10doGMod
Nin10doGMod

Can you update Half-Life: GTE to make it compatible with 25th Anniversary Update and Google Translate Uplink?
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I've installed the mod and it works up util I try to load a save or start a new game, then Half Life closes itself. Is there anything I can do about this?

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Kakophonien
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you'll have to right click on Half-Life in the steam library, go to betas and use the pre-25th-anniversary-update legacy build

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Will the mod be fixed for the new Half-Life update?

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ninjago_kevin9987
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I need some help I put the folder into the valve folder and made sure that hd models were disabled and restarted steam and it still didn't work. any help would be appreciated

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BinkusTheTrinkus Creator
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Make sure to put the *contents* of the HL: GTE folder into the valve folder, and not the HL: GTE folder itself.

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Pastgom
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I'm getting random missing textures in some places

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