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The Orange Box Achievements

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The Orange Box has 99 Achievements.

On its Xbox 360 release, the compilation contained 99 Achievements across all five games on the disc. On this platform, it has the most Achievements of any Xbox 360 game, with 99 of them.[1] However it has only 1000 available Gamerscore points, whereas Dragon Age: Origins, Halo 3, and Gears of War 2 tie for the most Gamerscore points in a single game with 1750.

Upon the compilation's release on PC, only Half-Life 2: Episode Two, Portal and Team Fortress 2 had Achievements, the Half-Life 2 and Half-Life 2: Episode One Achievements being exclusive to the Xbox 360. They were eventually implemented on Steam on May 26, 2010.

Since Team Fortress 2 is not set in the Half-Life and Portal universe, its Achievements (whose total has exceeded 500 since its release) are not detailed here.

Statistics[edit]

Game Score Achievements
Any Half-Life 2 game 40 6
Half-Life 2 275 32
Half-Life 2: Episode One 175 12
Half-Life 2: Episode Two 210 19
Portal 175 15

Achievements[edit]

All descriptions are official; only capitalization has been changed when needed for consistency throughout the wiki.

Any Half-Life 2 game[edit]

There are 6 Achievements worth a total of 40 Gamerscore points shared by the three Half-Life 2 games in The Orange Box. These Achievements were originally only in Episode Two on PC. All six are now attainable through Half-Life 2 alone, though they may also be unlocked in Episode One and Episode Two.

Image Achievement Official description Score How-to
Hlx kill enemies withphysics.png Bone Breaker Kill 30 enemies with thrown physics objects. 5G Once Gordon gets the Gravity Gun he must use it to pick up items and kill 30 enemies with it (the Gravity Gun must be used for the fatal blow to count).
Hlx kill enemy withhoppermine.png Deadly Harvest Kill an enemy by planting a Hopper Mine. 5G Once the Combine start using Hopper Mines, Gordon may pick them up with the Gravity Gun. Plant one in an enemy's path so that it activates to kill them. (The achievement will not unlock if the mine is thrown directly like a grenade; it must be planted then tripped.)
Hlx kill enemies withmanhack.png Hack Attack! Kill five enemies with a Manhack. 5G Gordon must grab a Manhack with the Gravity Gun and use it to kill an enemy, either thrown as a projectile or held as a melee weapon. The achievement is cumulative; it is not necessary to kill five enemies using a single Manhack.
Hlx kill soldier withhisgrenade.png Hot Potat0wned Kill a Combine soldier with his own grenade. 10G When a Combine soldier throws a grenade at Gordon, he must grab it with the Gravity Gun and fling it back. The original thrower must be caught in the blast for the achievement to unlock.
Hlx kill enemies withoneenergyball.png Conservationist Kill five enemies with the same Energy Ball. 5G Using the alt fire on the AR2 Pulse Rifle, or using the Gravity Gun to control one of many energy balls found in the Citadel (or one fired at him by an Overwatch Elite), this feat can be achieved by firing into a narrow area with 5 or more Combine soldiers and letting it bounce around, killing them. It is possible to catch and fire the same ball multiple times.
Hlx kill elitesoldier withhisenergyball.png Think Fast! Kill an Elite Soldier with his own Energy Ball. 10G Overwatch Elites will sometimes fire an energy ball at Gordon. When one does, Gordon must catch it with the Gravity Gun and fling it back. The specific Elite Soldier who fired the Energy Ball must be disintegrated in order for the achievement to unlock.
Cut Achievements
Hlx find onegman.png Man of Mystery[2] Find at least one G-Man. (No official description) See the G-Man in one of his locations in Half-Life 2 or Episode Two.

Half-Life 2[edit]

Half-Life 2 has 32 Achievements with 275 Gamerscore points unique to it.

Image Achievement Official description Score Chapter How-to
Hl2 put canintrash.png Submissive Put the can in the trash. 5G Point Insertion When instructed by a Civil Protection officer to pick up the soda can and put it in the trash, Gordon must do as he is told and dispose of the can.
Hl2 hit cancop withcan.png Defiant Hit the trashcan cop with the can. 5G Point Insertion When instructed by a Civil Protection officer to pick up the soda can and put it in the trash, Gordon must throw the can at him instead.
Hl2 escape apartmentraid.png Malcontent Escape the apartment block raid. 5G Point Insertion Story related.
Hl2 break miniteleporter.png What cat? Break the mini-teleporter in Kleiner's Lab. 5G "A Red Letter Day" or Entanglement If Gordon uses the mini teleport repeatedly, it will eventually break. Piling multiple objects on both ends or trying to teleport one large object might achieve this more quickly.
Hl2 get crowbar.png Trusty Hardware Get the crowbar. 5G "A Red Letter Day" Story related.
Hl2 kill barnacleswithbarrel.png Barnacle Bowling Kill five Barnacles with one barrel. 5G Route Kanal While in the sewers Gordon will come to a downward ramp. An explosive barrel will be at the top. Gordon should roll or throw the barrel down so that it is picked up by one of the five barnacles at the bottom. If Gordon shoots the barrel as it nears the top, it will ignite and detonate shortly thereafter, killing the barnacles.
Hl2 get airboat.png Anchor's Aweigh! Get the Airboat. 5G Route Kanal Story related.
Hl2 get airboatgun.png Heavy Weapons Get the Airboat's mounted gun. 5G Water Hazard Story related.
Hl2 kill chopper.png Revenge! Destroy the Hunter-Chopper in Half-Life 2. 10G Water Hazard Story related boss fight.
Hl2 find vortigauntcave.png Vorticough Discover the hidden singing Vortigaunt cave in chapter Water Hazard. 13G Water Hazard Gordon just has to meet the All-Knowing Vortigaunt in his cave in a drain near the end of the chapter. Detailed instructions for finding him are on his page.
Hl2 get gravitygun.png Zero-Point Energy Get the Gravity Gun in Black Mesa East. 5G Black Mesa East Story related.
Hl2 find hevfaceplate.png Blast from the Past Find the HEV Suit charger faceplate in Eli's scrapyard. 10G Black Mesa East While in Black Mesa East's scrapyard where Gordon first gets the Gravity Gun, the face-plate can be found on the ledge from which Alyx instructs him to pull some barrels down from. Gordon may have to use some crates and other items to be able to reach the ledge. Once he's spotted the plate, the achievement will unlock.
Hl2 makeabasket.png Two Points Use Dog's ball to make a basket in the scrapyard. 2G Black Mesa East When Dog's "ball" is available, Gordon needs to pick it up with the Gravity Gun and successfully shoot it through the large basketball hoop on the far wall of the scrapyard. A green light on the hoop will indicate success. The ball must enter from above, although it is possible to stack some objects near the hoop and simply drop the ball in.
Hl2 beat ravenholm noweapons.png Zombie Chopper Play through Ravenholm using only the Gravity Gun. 25G "We Don't Go To Ravenholm..." Gordon must exclusively use the Gravity Gun—he may not use any other weapon—throughout the Ravenholm chapter. (Using Grigori's various traps will not void this achievement, nor will the act of wielding/switching weapons.) If Gordon even swings his crowbar or fires a single shot from any other weapon in his inventory, regardless of whether he hits a target, the achievement is voided. If successful, the achievement will unlock once Gordon exits the mines into the railyard.
Hl2 beat cemetery.png Hallowed Ground Escort Grigori safely through the church cemetery. 5G "We Don't Go To Ravenholm..." Story related.
Hl2 kill enemies withcrane.png OSHA Violation Kill 3 enemies using the crane. 5G Highway 17 Unlocked when Gordon uses the electromagnetic shipping crane to kill 3 Combine soldiers.
Hl2 pin soldier tobillboard.png Targetted Advertising Pin a soldier to the billboard in the chapter Highway 17. 5G Highway 17 Near the Petroleum Station, visible from the hill where Gordon first finds the crossbow, there is a billboard in the distance. Using the crossbow's scope, Gordon will see a soldier standing in front of the billboard. A successful hit will pin the soldier to the billboard, unlocking the achievement.
Hl2 kill odessagunship.png Where Cubbage Fears to Tread Defend Little Odessa from the Gunship attack. 5G Highway 17 Story related, also counts towards the One Man Army Achievement (see next item).
Hl2 kill threegunships.png One Man Army Destroy six Gunships in Half-Life 2. 5G Highway 17 and Sandtraps Gordon must destroy all 6 combine gunships. The first one is fought at New Little Odessa, the second one is encountered on the road after leaving Dock 137, the third one on the bridge at Bridge Point, the fourth one on the lighthouse at Lighthouse Point and the last two are fought in the Nova Prospekt courtyard.
Hl2 beat donttouchsand.png Keep Off the Sand! Cross the Antlion beach in the chapter Sandtraps without touching the sand. 20G Sandtraps From the point where Gordon encounters the two stranded resistance members until the cliff before the Antlion Guard fight, Gordon must not touch the sand (regardless of whether or not it triggers an Antlion attack).
Hl2 kill enemies withantlions.png Bug Hunt Use the Antlions to kill 50 enemies. 10G Sandtraps and Nova Prospekt Once Gordon gets the Bugbait he can use it to direct the Antlions to attack at enemies. There will be plenty more than 50 of them in the relevant chapters. The Antlions must kill all the enemies in the same playthrough of the game in order to get the achievement.
Hl2 kill enemy withtoilet.png Flushed Kill an enemy with a toilet. 5G Black Mesa East, Nova Prospekt Gordon must grab a toilet in Nova Prospekt with the Gravity Gun and fling it at an enemy, killing them. This can also be done in Eli's Scrapyard once the Headcrab Shell hits, as there is a toilet nearby.
Hl2 beat turretstandoff2.png Warden Freeman Survive the second turret standoff in Nova Prospekt. 10G Entanglement Story related.
Hl2 followfreeman.png Follow Freeman Gain command of a squad of Rebels in the uprising. 10G Anticitizen One Story related.
Hl2 beat toxictunnel.png Radiation Levels Detected Get through the toxic tunnel under City 17 in Half-Life 2. 5G Anticitizen One Story related.
Hl2 beat plazastandoff.png Plaza Defender Survive the generator plaza standoff in the chapter Anticitizen One. 10G Anticitizen One Story related.
Hl2 kill allc1709snipers.png Counter-Sniper Kill all of the Snipers in City 17. 5G "Follow Freeman!" Gordon must throw grenades into the windows where the Overwatch Snipers are. This is mainly story related, but it is possible to miss a sniper and not get the achievement.
Hl2 beat supressiondevice.png Fight the Power Shut down the Suppression Device by disabling its generators. 10G "Follow Freeman!" Story related.
Hl2 beat c1713striderstandoff.png Giant Killer Survive the rooftop Strider battle in the ruins of City 17. 10G "Follow Freeman!" Story related.
Hl2 find alllambdas.png Lambda Locator Find all lambda caches in Half-Life 2. 15G "A Red Letter Day" through "Follow Freeman!" Gordon simply has to grab any item in a found cache to have it recorded. The caches do not all have to be found in the same playthrough of the game.
Hl2 disintegrate soldiersinfield.png Atomizer Disintegrate 15 soldiers by throwing them into a Combine ball field. 10G Our Benefactors and Dark Energy Using the enhanced Gravity Gun, Gordon has to pick up 15 Combine soldiers and throw them into ball generators.
Hl2 beat game.png Singularity Collapse Destroy the Citadel's reactor core. 25G Dark Energy Story related.
Cut Achievements
Hl2 float withairboat.png Catching Air Float five seconds in the air with the Airboat. (No official description) Water Hazard Can be achieved at the dam before Black Mesa East.
Hl2 find allgmen.png Name unknown Find all G-Men. (No official description) Most chapters See the G-Man in all of his locations.
Hl2 kill bothprisongunships.png Uninvited Guest Kill both Gunships in the Nova Prospekt courtyard. (No official description) Sandtraps Story related.

Half-Life 2: Episode One[edit]

Half-Life 2: Episode One has 12 unique Achievements worth 135 Gamerscore points.

Image Achievement Official description Score Chapter How-to
The One Free Bullet.jpg The One Free Bullet Finish the game firing exactly one bullet. Grenade, crowbar, rocket, and Gravity Gun kills are okay! 40G Whole game From the time Episode One starts, to its conclusion, only one shot must be fired. The only shot necessary is a padlock on a fence door. Gordon should let Alyx do most of the shooting instead. Awarded at the same time as Escape From City 17 if the conditions are met, the achievement is similar to the Zombie Chopper achievement from Half-Life 2, except that it must be kept up throughout the entire game. The rocket launcher, crowbar, grenades, and the Gravity Gun are allowed to be used. The crossbow is also forbidden.
Grave Robber.jpg Grave Robber Steal a Zombine's grenade. 5G Most chapters When a Zombine pulls a grenade, Gordon must use the Gravity Gun to grab it and throw it.
Watch Your Head!.jpg Watch Your Head! Make it to the bottom of the Citadel's main elevator shaft in one piece. 5G Undue Alarm Story related. Gordon must use the gravity gun to deflect the falling debris before it hits and breaks the elevator. It is easy to miss one, so it is recommended to save after each successful deflection.
Containment.jpg Containment Contain the Citadel Core. 5G Direct Intervention Story related.
Pacifist.jpg Pacifist Contain the Citadel core without killing any Stalkers. 10G Direct Intervention There are 2 Stalkers in the core room that reset the Energy Ball holders with their lasers. To get the achievement Gordon cannot kill them, but instead has to move quickly after loading the two ball receptacles that are needed to cross any given bridge. If successful, the achievement is received at the same time as Containment.
Zombie-que.jpg Zombie-que Use flares to light 15 Zombies on fire. 5G Lowlife, Urban Flight When, Gordon picks up a flare, it ignites. Then, he can run up to any zombie and hold the flare against it, causing it to ignite. Gordon may also use the Gravity Gun to pick up and throw a flare. Each flare should be good for at least 2 zombies. There are three locations with flares in Episode One: Right after the train derailment and before the elevator in the City 17 Underground in Lowlife, and in the Hospital in Urban Flight.
Car Crusher.jpg Car Crusher Use the cars to squash 15 Antlions in Episode One. 5G Lowlife, Urban Flight Gordon must kill 15 Antlions by using the Gravity Gun to push a car onto an them.
Watch Your Head!.jpg Elevator Action Survive long enough to get on the parking garage elevator. 10G Lowlife Story related. Also a good time to get Zombie-que. The image is recycled from that of "Watch Your Head!".
Live Bait.jpg Live Bait Help Alyx snipe 30 enemies in Episode One. 10G Urban Flight When Alyx grabs a sniper rifle, Gordon has to run around and draw enemies out into her view, letting her kill them instead of Gordon. He can use the Gravity Gun to remove obstacles so she can get a clearer shot as well.
Attica!.jpg Attica! Destroy the Gunship in the Hospital attic. 5G Urban Flight Story related. Reference to Al Pacino's character shouting "Attica!" in Sidney Lumet's film Dog Day Afternoon.
Citizen Escort.jpg Citizen Escort Don't let any Citizens die when escorting them to the escape train. 15G Exit 17 When escorting Citizens from Barney to the train in Exit 17, Gordon must not let any of them die. There are about four trips that must be made without a single Citizen death. It is possible to do this while going for The One Free Bullet, it just will not be as easy.
Escape From City 17.jpg Escape From City 17 Escape City 17 with Alyx. 20G Exit 17 Story related.

Half-Life 2: Episode Two[edit]

There are 19 Achievements in Half-Life 2: Episode Two worth 210 Gamerscore points.

Image Achievement Official description Score Chapter How-to
Grave Robber.jpg Grave Robber Steal a Zombine's grenade. 5G Any chapter with a Zombine in it When a Zombine presents a grenade, Gordon must use the Gravity Gun to steal it from its hand.
Ep2 kill poisonantlion.png Acid Reflex Kill an acid Antlion Worker. 5G Any chapter with a Antlion Worker in it Gordon must kill any of the Antlion Workers found in the Antlion caves.
Ep2 kill allgrubs.png Get Some Grub Squish every Antlion Grub in Episode Two. 20G To the White Forest, This Vortal Coil and Freeman Pontifex When going through the first three chapters, Gordon must kill all 333 Antlion Grubs. Many guides can be found on the internet to help locate all of the grubs.
Ep2 break allwebs.png Piñata Party Find and break every web cache in Episode Two. 5G To the White Forest and This Vortal Coil Gordon must go through the chapter breaking open all 9 Antlion Grub caches. The first is found during To the White Forest; the rest are found during This Vortal Coil.
Ep2 beat antlioninvasion.png Into the Breach Help Griggs and Sheckley hold off the antlion invasion inside the mine shaft. 5G This Vortal Coil Story related.
Ep2 beat antlionguards.png Twofer Defeat both Antlion Guards outside the White Forest. 5G Freeman Pontifex Story related.
Ep2 kill enemies withcar.png Hit and Run Run over 20 enemies with the car in Episode Two. 5G Riding Shotgun, Under the Radar and Our Mutual Fiend Gordon must kill 20 enemies by running them over with the Muscle Car.
Ep2 beat hunterambush.png Meet the Hunters Survive the Hunter ambush with Alyx. 10G Riding Shotgun Story related.
Ep2 kill chopper nomisses.png Puttin' On a Clinic Defeat the chopper in Episode Two without any misses. 15G Riding Shotgun When Gordon must kill the Hunter-Chopper by using the Gravity Gun to launch its mines back at it, if he does not miss any shots then the achievement will unlock. It is recommended the player save the game after each successful hit.
Ep2 kill combinecannon.png Gunishment! Destroy the Combine Autogun in the junkyard. 5G Riding Shotgun Story related.
Ep2 find allradarcaches.png Cache Checker Find every radar cache in chapter Under The Radar. 10G Under the Radar Gordon must find all 5 caches in that chapter.
Ep2 beat rocketcachepuzzle.png Gordon Propelled Rocket Unlock the rocket launcher lambda cache in chapter Under The Radar. 5G Under the Radar The second lambda cache that Gordon encounters is protected by a brief puzzle that requires him to use a grenade to fling himself onto a previously unreachable platform. Doing so successfully will unlock the achievement.
Ep2 beat racewithdog.png Pedal to the Metal Beat Dog in a race to the White Forest base. 5G Under the Radar When the race with Dog starts, Gordon must beat him to White Forest base.
Ep2 beat whiteforestinn.png Quiet Mountain Getaway Survive the ambush at the White Forest Inn. 10G Under the Radar Story related.
Ep2 put iteminrocket.png Little Rocket Man Send the Garden Gnome into space. 30G Begins in To The White Forest, ends in Our Mutual Fiend Very soon into the game, located in the communications center where Alyx first makes contact with White Forest, Gordon may crouch to find a Garden Gnome lying beneath a low platform. Escort this gnome through the bulk of the game until Gordon arrives at the missile silo at White Forest base. (It is not required that the gnome be with Gordon at all times; there are sections where the gnome can be left behind and retrieved later.) Gordon must place the gnome inside the rocket capsule and close the capsule door in order to unlock the achievement.
Ep2 beat missilesilo2.png Secondary Silo Secured Secure the launch doors on missile silo 2. 5G Our Mutual Fiend Story related.
Ep2 beat outland12 nobuildingsdestroyed.png Neighborhood Watch Save all buildings outside the missile silo from destruction. 35G Our Mutual Fiend Gordon has to destroy all of the Striders before they can blow up any buildings. Saving after each successful Strider defeat is recommended.
Ep2 beat game.png Defensive of the Armament Save the missile silo from the Combine offensive. 20G Our Mutual Fiend In what amounts to the final boss of Episode Two, the player must take down around ten striders before they reach White Forest. Doing so successfully will unlock this achievement.
Ep2 kill hunter withflechettes.png Payback Kill a Hunter with its own flechettes. 10G Any chapter with a Hunter in it When a Hunter fires its flechettes, Gordon must collect them using an object held by the Gravity Gun (such as a tire), then fire that object back at the Hunter in a kill shot. Note: not all objects with flechettes stuck into them will unlock this achievement.

Portal[edit]

Portal has 14 Achievements worth 175 Gamerscore points and an additional Achievement only available in the Steam version of the game, that was a part of the game's ARG.

Image Achievement Official description Score Chapter How-to
Portal get portalguns.png Lab Rat Acquire the fully powered Aperture Science Handheld Portal Device. 5G Test Chamber 11 Story related.
Portal kill companioncube.png Fratricide Do whatever it takes to survive. 5G Test Chamber 17 Story related. Achieved after "euthanizing" the Weighted Companion Cube.
Portal escape testchambers.png Partygoer Make the correct party escort submission position decision. 5G Test Chamber 19 Story related. Achieved after escaping a fiery death at the metaphorical hands of GLaDOS.
Portal beat game.png Heartbreaker Complete Portal. 10G End of Test Chamber 19 Story related.
Portal infinitefall.png Terminal Velocity Fall 30,000 feet. 5G Any chapter where the Portal Gun is fully powered up Sometime after upgrading the Portal Gun, Chell should look straight up and place a portal on the ceiling above, then look straight down and place the complimentary portal on the floor directly beneath herself. If done correctly, Chell will fall in an endless loop. It will take a few minutes to reach 30,000 feet and have the achievement unlock. It is important that Chell does not move, as this will break the loop.
Portal longjump.png Long Jump Jump 300 feet. 5G Any test chamber where the Portal Gun is fully powered up Chell must fly 300 feet through the air with the aid of portals.
Portal beat 2advancedmaps.png Cupcake Beat two Portal advanced maps. 10G Any advanced maps Self-explanatory.
Portal beat 4advancedmaps.png Fruitcake Beat four Portal advanced maps. 20G Any advanced maps Self-explanatory.
Portal beat 6advancedmaps.png Vanilla Crazy Cake Beat all six Portal advanced maps. 30G All advanced maps Self-explanatory.
Portal get allbronze.png Basic Science Earn bronze medals on all Portal challenges. 10G All challenge maps After completing the game proper, 6 maps can be replayed for 3 challenges each (Least Time, Least Portals and Least Footsteps), totaling 18. The player must win bronze medals in all 18 challenges in order to unlock the achievement. (Bronze is fulfilled if the player earns the better silver or gold medals.)
Portal get allsilver.png Rocket Science Earn silver medals on all Portal challenges. 20G All challenge maps Requires winning silver medals in all 18 challenge maps. This achievement stacks with Basic Science—if the player has won silver in all challenges except for one they haven't played yet, then they win silver on the 18th challenge (bettering bronze on the first attempt), both Achievements would unlock simultaneously.
Portal get allgold.png Aperture Science Earn gold medals on all Portal challenges. 40G All challenge maps Requires winning gold medals in all 18 challenge maps. This achievement stacks with Basic Science and Rocket Science.
Portal detach all cameras.png Camera Shy Detach security cameras from the walls. 5G Test Chambers 2-5, 10, 11, 13, 15-19 Using portals, Chell must detach all 33 detachable cameras in the game, during a single playthrough. Chell will encounter some cameras attached to portal-proof surfaces; since they cannot be detached, they are not part of the requirement.
Portal hit turret with turret.png Friendly Fire Knock down a turret with another turret. 5G Any map containing Sentry Turrets Requires either picking up a turret and bumping it into another turret so it falls down and deactivates, or using portals to cause one turret to fall onto another, also ending in deactivation.
Portal transmission received.png Transmission Received ..? N/A Every chamber Steam only. Requires finding the 26 radios and changing their frequency so that the red sprite turns green. See Portal ARG.

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