Half-Life 3 may still be the stuff of legend, but that doesn't meant that it hasn't cropped up in game format since the release date of Half-Life 2: Episode 2. It's a community wide joke that this game has been confirmed, there are even gamers who've only heard of the series through memes! But it reaches a whole new level when game developers create such marvellous easter eggs in their products.
Even though it seems Half-Life 3 will never be released by Valve, these easter eggs make things a little more bearable! And they're not just from older titles either. Here are some of the best Half-Life 3 easter eggs in Video Games!
The Beautiful Half-Life 3 Easter Eggs Hiding In Video Games!
Let's start with the most recent example and make our way back through time! This year saw two big titles pay their dues to Gordon Freeman...by killing him. First up we have Avalanche's surprisingly enjoyable Mad Max open world adventure! In the game you'll uncover a destroyed corpse that appears to have been blown to hell. Close by you'll fine the body's severed arm, clutching a crowbar. There's also a 3 etched into the side of the box below. Seems Freeman has had a rough time since we last checked in.
Before this we received a throwback to Half-Life in the surprisingly successful zombie title, Dying Light. You can check out the video below, which shows us a zombie severed in half in a rather familiar way. Though disgusting, it kind of just made me want to stop playing Dying light and jump into some Half-Life. Might go do that now, actually...
Next up, we have something from Valve themselves! Below you'll see an image that was included in Counter Strike: Global Offensive, it jests over the delaying of a release date and the number of bugs that a game contains which need fixing. This is clearly a joke from the creators of Half-Life which is supposedly poking fun at one of the many reasons that Half-Life 3 could be delayed. Yeah, very funny guys! Very funny...
Lastly, we have a Half-Life easter egg in a game that never really got enough love, STALKER: Shadow of Chernobyl. In the game, one of the missions you can undertake is the hunting down of Gordon Freeman. At the end of the mission you can claim his PDA too. Post-apocalyptic games really love including their Half-Life easter eggs!
Do You Think Half-Life 3 Will Get A Release Date?
So there we have it! Do you know of any other Half-Life 3 easter eggs that you'd like to share? If so, let us know in the comments! Additionally, after the leaked news from within Valve we received a few months ago, do you think that Half-Life 3 will get a release date? Do you feel that we'll never get to play the continuation of Gordon Freeman's tale?