Seeing Half-Life’s G-Man with smooth skin brings me deep discomfort

Seeing Half-Life's G-Man with smooth skin brings me deep discomfort

Half-Life’s G-Man has always been a little uncanny valley. A straightforward, stone-faced businessman for whom the act of speaking human words appears to bring great discomfort. But in an attempt to redesign the interdimensional businessman, one fan’s remodel has crossed the line into downright creepy.

3D modeller Gmadador posted a bizarre new look for G-Man—one based on his debut appearance in the original Half-Life. Here’s how he looked back in 1998, for context. 

(Image credit: Valve)

And here’s Gmadador’s redesign, all smooth-skinned and sinister. It’s certainly a departure from Valve’s own Half-Life 2 update (or his more recent “cool uncle” look in Half-Life: Alyx) for our suited pal, veering away from photorealistic pores to a sleeker, more alien look reminiscent of XCOM’s Thin Men.

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