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Godspeed, Mr. Freeman

Youtube user SkipPrime has created this haunting music video, syncing the bleak visuals of Half-Life 2, using 100% in-game footage, to the apocalyptic tones of Godspeed You! Black Emperor’s “The Dead Flag Blues.”

According to Kotaku, SkipPrime “spent over 100 hours,” putting together this well-crafted montage.

The ominous song is a perfect compliment to the hopeless struggle of humans in City 17. The speaker describes a futuristic dystopia, where a corrupt government barely controls the chaos by drugging its citizens, teetering on the end of the world.

“We’re trapped in the belly of this horrible machine. And the machine is bleeding to death.” Continue reading