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Gordon Freeman Not Getting a Voice in Half Life 3

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Ever mute protagonist of the Half-Life series, Gordon Freeman, will probably not gain a voice for Half Life 3. With Half life episode 3, or Half Life 3 proper on the way, fans are wondering how the series will evolve, and if the crowbar-wielding hero will be brought  in line with other modern FPS avatars.

Apparently not, as Gabe Newell wants him to remain little more than an arm swinging a crowbar.

Speaking to Edge, Gabe Newell replied to questions about Gordon gaining a greater sense of embodiment.

"We haven’t had a reason to change that. Most of what I’ve seen to date has been gimmicky and is entertaining for just a minute or so."

On the subject if Freeman getting a voice, he added :

"We’re not philosophically opposed to this, but we don’t have any good reasons to do it. Right now making your companions more interesting and compelling seems a more fruitful avenue to explore."

Personally I think Gordon is fine the way he is. what’s more important is that we actually get a game – and soon. With Portal 2 on the way though, it seems like it may still be a while before we return to Half-Life.

Source : CVG

Last Updated: April 6, 2010


  1. Uncle

    April 6, 2010 at 14:18

    I love that Gordon never speaks, its part of his charm. At the same time Duke’s vulgar loud mouthed vocab was his style. Both are great.


  2. Gavin van Dam

    April 6, 2010 at 18:51

    If Gordon Freeman had a voice… it would be Morgan Freeman 🙂


  3. GoldenSilver

    April 6, 2010 at 21:45

    “……….” – Gordon Freeman. Half Life 2 Nuff said :biggrin:


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