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It’s Not Half-Life 3 but Mr Bean in City 17 Will Do for Now

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Half-Life 3... is not here. But Mr Bean is, thanks to one talented YouTuber, and he’s putting Gordon Freeman to shame.

Sure, Half-Life 2’s hero helped bring down the Combine, the dimension-spanning empire that conquered Earth after the events of Half-Life. But it took a lot of crowbarring. Mr Bean, on the other hand, is such a walking disaster zone he can upturn their occupation without even trying.

The short video, “Mr Bean in Half-Life 2“, which you can watch below, shows Rowan Atkinson’s Mr Bean turning up in City 17 and causing chaos just by wandering around. It’s the work of eli_handle_b․wav, who was also responsible for the superb Austin Powers in Mass Effect and Mr Bean in Cyberpunk 2077.

It’s a joy to watch but our absolutely favourite moment has to be Mr Bean getting his hands on some antlion pods. Yes, the most accident and disaster-prone character to ever grace the small – and large – screen gets to command his own horde of insectoid minions. What could possibly go wrong?

On top of that, there’s a face-off with the G-Man, Half-Life’s sinister briefcase-carrying entity and… well, we won’t spoil it any further for you. But it’s one minute and thirty-seven seconds that you definitely won’t regret giving up.

Weekend Editor // Chris has been gaming since the days of the Acorn Electron, which was allegedly purchased to 'help him with his homework'. You can probably guess how well that went. He’ll tackle most genres – football titles aside – though he has a taste for games that that are post-apocalyptic, horror-oriented or thought provoking in nature.