APC garage

{{Location Infobox
|image=FileApc garage.jpg|250px
|name=APC garage
|era=Combine occupation of Earth|Combine occupation

The '''APC garage'''{{fact}} is a Combine garage located in the Wasteland section of the Canals, used for the maintenance of Armored Personnel Carriers.{{fact}} It is visited by Gordon Freeman during his journey to Black Mesa East.

FileD1 canals 070020.jpg|The floodgate after being destroyed, with the alarm ringing.|thumb|left|200px

Consisting of three main areas, the garage is a reasonably large complex guarded by a large Civil Protection force. The buildings are constructed mostly in concrete, and elevated several meters above the Canals. The water level has since dropped, as seen from the higher marks on its outer walls. It may have previously been a warehouse used for storing goods and loading them onto boats, judging from the lifting equipment and general layout of the buildings.

The main building (the garage/workshop) has been converted by the Combine to repair APCs, who also added a Combine interface and further conveniences, such as four Combine Dispensers used to deploy Manhacks, and an Emplacement Gun. There can be found two APCs parked in front of the garage doors. Tools and car parts are scattered around the area, and the two smaller rooms both containing weaponry and supplies can be found, although one is apparently used for interrogating Citizens.

An outdoor walkway guarded by a second Emplacement Gun leads to a room with two large turbine-like machines. There a door leads to a small outside area next to the river. Here a floodgate can be seen, which used to have a bridge leading to other buildings located on the other side of the Canal. A crank, broken upon Gordon's arrival presumably to impede his journey, was to open the floodgate.

===''Half-Life 2''===
The garage is visited by Gordon during the ''Half-Life 2'' chapter ''Water Hazard''. 

Whilst traveling through the Canals via his Airboat, Gordon's journey is hindered by the closed floodgate. To open it in order to continue his journey, he must enter the garage. As he passes through, he is ambushed by many Metrocops, one of them using the Emplacement Gun located outside. 

As Gordon passes through, Wallace Breen sends a Breencast/Quotes#Dr. Breen on Gordon Freeman|message via Breencast, addressing both Citizens and Overwatch|Combine forces.

After fighting the Metrocops, Gordon reaches the crank for the gate, which is broken. Conveniently, there are several explosive barrels nearby that can be shot in order to break loose a large metal beam, which swings down towards the gate, smashing it open, and causing an alarm to sound. Gordon is then forced to take the long way round, back through the garage, to get back down to the Airboat. During the process, more Metrocops are brought by Combine Dropship|Dropship to prevent his escape.

==Behind the scenes==
The ''Half-Life 2 Deathmatch'' map ''Run Off'' is based on the APC garage map.


FileEmplacement gun fire metrocop apc garage.jpg|Metrocop firing an Emplacement Gun at Freeman near the garage.
FileEmplacement gun apc garage.jpg|Using the previous Emplacement Gun against Metrocops.
FileMetrocop mountgun canals07.jpg|Metrocop manning an Emplacement Gun during Freeman's way back through the garage.
FileD1 canals 070003.jpg|A Breencast referring to Gordon seen as Gordon passes through.
FileInterface apc garage.jpg|Closeup of the Breencast interface.
FileD1 canals 070005.jpg|An individual having been interrogated.
FileD1 canals 070007.jpg|Civil Protection officers guarding the area, with a security camera in the background.
FileD1 canals 070008.jpg|An APC ready to be driven out of the garage.
FileCop interface apc garage.jpg|Metro Cop at the Manhack dispensers' interface.
FileD1 canals 070010.jpg|The four Manhack dispensers.
FileD1 canals 070014.jpg|The broken crank for opening the gate.
FileD1 canals 070016.jpg|Seen through the fence, the barrels to be exploded, with the metal bar located above them.
FileD1 canals 070001.jpg|Ditto.
FileD1 canals 070018.jpg|The turbine room being guarded by Metrocops.
FileD1 canals 070021.jpg|Reinforcements arrive, triggered by the collapse of the gate.
FileD1 canals 070025.jpg|Metrocops arrive to stop Gordon.
FileD1 canals 070027.jpg|Ditto.
FileDm runoff.jpg|Overview of the ''Half-Life 2 Deathmatch'' map ''Run Off''.

==List of appearances==

*''Half-Life 2'' {{1st}}
*''Half-Life 2 Raising the Bar''

|title=''Half-Life 2'' story arc journey
|before=Station 7
|after=Gate 5
CategoryCombine locations
CategoryCanals locations
CategoryThe Wasteland locations
CategoryHalf-Life 2