Watch Half-Life 2: Done Quicker - a 40-minute speedrun through Freeman's finest hours | PCGamesN

Watch Half-Life 2: Done Quicker - a 40-minute speedrun through Freeman's finest hours

Half-Life 2

Half-Life 2 was first Done Quick ten years ago. A team calling themselves HL2DQ managed to reduce Valve’s masterwork to a scant hour and a half, and for a long time that was the standard. As with any world record, however, what were thought to be limits were eventually exceeded.

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The discovery of a glitch last year inspired another group to better HL2DQ's effort. Entitled Half-Life 2: Done Quicker, the new run is made up of 506 segments and totals 40 minutes 49 seconds.

The SourceRuns Team worked with a clipping method that allows Gordon to hop up into the ceiling - vents or no - and exit any map from the top. He’s then able to re-enter the level from below in a more advantageous position.

Some runners provided less than 70 seconds of footage; others tens of segments. Together, they’ve put together something quite flabbergasting.

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The run was debuted at the weekend on the Games Done Quick Twitch stream, where all subscriber revenue will be donated to - wait for it - Doctors Without Borders. Top marks for wordplay, and also for supporting an international medical humanitarian organisation providing aid in nearly 70 catastrophe-affected countries.

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