I am trying to identify two short movies I watched on YouTube years ago.

  • They were live action movies,
  • Both took place in same universum, that was clearly inspired by Half Life series, but were not using the brand,
  • I think even some sound effects from the game were used,
  • first movie was filmed in first person, and was mainly about fighting enemies looking almost like Combine soldiers (they even made those incopmperhesible radio chatter noises),
  • there was a gun that made enemy vomit,
  • there was a giant, omnious, glowing object (a tower? a spaceship?) in a center of what looked like abandoned city,
  • there was a strange, glowing cube in posession of main character,
  • in second movie there was a couple, and it looked all but normal, but at some point they heard a strange, omnious noise, they looked toward some city, and there was this strage object (tower/spacechip) from the first movie.

I found this thanks to Reddit: Does anybody remember the short film "what's in the box" that people thought was a half life 3 ARG?. Once I knew the title I also found the second short, which I remember seeing separate from the first one (it seems it's now gone from yt, but here it is as a part of an edit )

and I found that there was a third short also


Presumably this is Half-Life: Escape from City 17 (2009, 2011). It’s not actually first person but is filmed in a way that looks like it is first person. Part One is set in between Half-Life 2 and Half-Life 2: Episode One.

  • I am 100% sure this isn't it. Although both movies I'm looking for were clearly taking inspiration (bordering straight copying) from Half Life universum, they were not using Half Life in the title – psych4tog Apr 5 '20 at 10:11
  • @psych4tog not all of the YouTube videos of this shirt film mention Half-Life in the title. For example, the one I linked in my answer. – TheLethalCarrot Apr 5 '20 at 10:13
  • @TheLethalCarrot - Vomit gun? – Valorum Apr 5 '20 at 10:23
  • @Valorum I didn’t watch the full thing. In any case it’s a close enough match without a vomit gun to be worth a try. – TheLethalCarrot Apr 5 '20 at 10:30
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    @TheLethalCarrot good point, Youtube videos get reposted all the time; and the repost is likely to have a different title. – Harper - Reinstate Monica Apr 5 '20 at 20:31

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