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This Half-Life 2/Metal Gear Parody Makes Gordon Freeman Even More Badass

Half Life 2 Rules of Nature Metal Gear Revengeance

If Gordon Freeman was this strong, we wouldn’t need Half-Life 2: Episode 1, let alone Half-Life 3.

That’s the conclusion we’ve come to after watching Komegatze’s superb Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance/Half-Life 2 mash-up, created in Source FilmMaker. Even if you’ve never played Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance, an over-the-top slash-em-up set in the Metal Gear universe that launched on Xbox 360 and PS3, chances are you’re aware of it.

Why? Because the game has entered the hallowed halls of memedom – characters, cutscenes, fights and more have been parodied and re-parodied. There’s a whole series of videos where the game’s antagonist, Senator Armstrong, bursts out of a video and all-but punches the viewer in the face.

This Half-Life 2 video, on the other hand, tackles another chunk of the game, a fight where the ludicrously powerful Raiden annihilates a Metal Gear Ray, first throwing it into the air. Yes, the same giant robot that was Metal Gear Solid 2’s super-weapon (in the opening chapter at least) is just thrown around by that title’s now-cybernetically enhanced protagonist.

Komegatze’s video swaps Raiden out for Gordon Freeman and Metal Gear Ray for one of Half-Life 2’s massive, menacing Striders. Crowbar in hand, Gordon ascends the towering creature and, with Revengeance’s Rules of Nature track blaring, takes a leaf out of Raiden’s book.

It’s not the only video Komegatze’s has produced – there are some excellent ones on their channel – but this is by far and away our favourite. We’ve watched this at least a dozen times and it makes us grin ever single time.

And if you’re wondering about whether it’s worth playing Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance? Absolutely. It’s a ridiculous game but a real joy to play and, given that it’s backwards compatible with the Xbox One/Xbox Series X|S, you’ve no excuse not to embrace the mayhem.

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.