10/07/2013 12:05 BST | Updated 09/09/2013 06:12 BST

Half-Life 3 Trailers: Fan-Made Videos Of Mythical Valve Sequel Are Almost All Terrible


Sorry, everyone. It's not here. It's not on the horizon. Freeman is anything but.

Despite the rumours, Half-Life 3 doesn't yet exist.

Yes, like Duke Nukem Forever, Team Fortress 2 and Spore before it, Valve's supposed/mythical/probably inevitable sci-fi FPS is stuck in some kind of development limbo. It's presumed to exist, somewhere, and is tantalisingly real in the heads of dedicated believers. But in the real world? Not a headcrab sausage.

However, that hasn't stopped numerous Half-Life fans taking to their favourite animation programs, machinima engines or even real life video cameras in an attempt to knock up a trailer. In one or too-few cases, their work is almost good enough to temporarily sate demand for a new installment. Unfortunately, they aren't all that great.

We've pulled together the best six we could find, and the truth is that at least three of them are almost unwatchable.

Still, we recommend you take a look - at the very least it might remind you why you want to play this game in the first place.

And there's always Gamescom...