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Windows Episode 2 Achievements Guide

Discussion in 'Gaming' started by OtakuHawk, 14 Oct 2007.

  1. OtakuHawk

    OtakuHawk What's a Dremel?

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    Hey folks, I thought I'd put together a mini-guide to getting all the achievements unocked in Half-life 2/Episode 2.

    Most achievements are automatically completed merely by completing the single-player campaign. Others... not so much. answers will be spoilered out, and you are welcome to contribute, I for one am going crazy trying to figure out "Little rocket man".

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    Achievements:

    Bone Breaker 0-30

    Kill 30 Enemies with thrown Physics Objects.

    Put away the guns!

    Deadly Harvest

    Kill enemy with a hopper mine.

    Boxes of hopper mines exist in the bug tunnel defense room in "This Vortal Coil" chapter

    Hot Potat0wned

    Kill a Combine Soldier with his own Grenade.

    More difficult in Ep2, because grenade-throwing soldiers are rather rare. Good luck

    Grave Robber

    Steal a Zombine's Grenade.

    Zombines can be found at the end of "Freeman Pontifex" and the beginning of "Under the Radar"

    Acid Reflex

    Kill an Antlion Worker

    Found in the chapter "This Vortal Coil". Use the Shotgun.

    Get Some Grub 0-333

    Squish every Antlion Grub in Episode 2.

    Pinata Party 9

    Find and break every web cache in Episode 2.

    There are 9, all(?) are in "This Vortal Coil".

    Into the Breach

    Help Griggs and Sheckley hols off the antlion invasion.

    Twofer

    Defeat both anlion guards outside the White Forest

    Hit and Run 0-20

    Run over 20 enemies with the car in Episode 2.

    Meet the Hunters

    Survive the Hunter Ambush with Alyx.

    Puttin' on a Clinic

    Defeat the chopper in Episode 2 without any misses.

    Practice, Practice, practice. as you are not on the clock during this battle, wait until the chopper closes in to use his gun, but make sure the ball mine doesn't blow up in your face.

    Gunishment!

    Destroy the Combine Autogun in the junkyard.

    Stay low, and wind your way through the cars. don't think you can move while the gun is distracted, or move faster than it. you cannot.

    Cache Checker. 0-5

    Find every radar cache in chapter "Under the Radar"

    Locations as follows:
    (Not in order, incomplete. someone wanna help me with these?)
    Under the floorboards in a shack at the back of a container yard.
    Inside a Van.
    In a cave.
    Suspended from a tree after the collapsed tunnel (thanks DougEdey)
    A few in buildings. You really have to be blind to not find these :p

    Gordon Propelled Rocket

    Unlock the rocket launcher lambda cache in the chapter "Under the Radar"

    If you complete the previous achievement you will find it.

    Pedal to the Metal

    Beat DOG in a race to the white forest Base.

    I find if you use a boost at the beginning to get ahead, then stay out of the river, maintain speed, and don't hit obstacles, it's a pretty easy race.

    Quiet Mountain Getaway

    Survive the ambush at the White Forest Inn.

    Little Rocket man

    Send the Garden Gnome into space.

    this one's been driving me batty. anyone solved it?

    Secondary Silo Secured

    Secure the launch doors on missle silo 2.

    Neighborhood Watch

    Save all buildings outside the missile silo from destruction.

    this one will be tough. from the commentary it sounds like it's scripted for you to lose at least one.

    Defense of the Armament

    Save the missile silo from the Combine offensive.

    Payback

    Kill a hunter with its own flechettes.

    This one is easier than it sounds:

    Use the gravity gun to hold an object in front of you. the Hunter drone will shoot it's exploding flechettes at you, and they will stick to the object. wait until they emit a power-up noise, then throw the object (flechettes et al) back at the hunter. If you are sucessful, it will look like you hit it with an energy ball from the combine rifle.
     
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  2. benjamyn

    benjamyn What's a Dremel?

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    is this the same achievements you get on xbox 360?
     
  3. OtakuHawk

    OtakuHawk What's a Dremel?

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    no. xbox has a few more. this one is for pc.
     
  4. DougEdey

    DougEdey I pwn all your storage

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    the final radar cache is
    suspended from a tree after the collapsed tunnel. not hard to miss really
     
  5. Veles

    Veles DUR HUR

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    Well, the 360 version has more, but those are for the other games contained in the Orange Box, I think the achievements you get in Ep2 are all there on the PC version.
     
  6. kenco_uk

    kenco_uk I unsuccessfully then tried again

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    How do you get the rocket launcher out of the workshop in 'Under the Radar'? It drove me batty for ages before I gave up! I was flicking the 'floor' up and down with the grav gun, but I couldn't get it to fling me up high enough..

    Ah, think I found an answer
    Use a hand grenade, doh!
     
  7. Veles

    Veles DUR HUR

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    Yep, through a grenade underneath it and then stand on it.
     
  8. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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    The Garden Gnome, I *think* would involve bringing a garden gnome to the space station and putting it in the hatch with LaMar. Difficult as the only gnome I spotted was near the start of the game.
     
  9. Veles

    Veles DUR HUR

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    Apparently you can lodge it somewhere on your car which makes things slightly easier
     
  10. The Stig

    The Stig What's a Dremel?

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    That Bloody Gnome !!!! I`ve just got it past the Chopper section but it`s been giving me a real headache cant seem to properly lodge it in the car it keeps falling out then i have to go back and find the dam thing !
     
  11. kenco_uk

    kenco_uk I unsuccessfully then tried again

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    It's similar to the companion cube in Portal :)
     
  12. The Stig

    The Stig What's a Dremel?

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    Except i like the companion cube and hate the Gnome !
     
  13. Orca

    Orca What's a Dremel?

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    lol that part got me a bit frustrated.
    I thought I had to use the gravity gun since when I shot it down the swinging piece moved up a bit. Then I looked up and saw the dead guy stuck at the top... a nade burn mark under it and a nade box behind me.... eureka!

    Still need to go back and get some of those achievements I missed. I know there's no gamerscore involved here but it still feels good to get them done :p
     
  14. OtakuHawk

    OtakuHawk What's a Dremel?

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    let us know how it goes stig,

    this is one of the more ridiculous achievements. like the gold medal time runs in portal.
     
  15. Kipman725

    Kipman725 When did I get a custom title!?!

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    where is the gnome in the game? I want to load at that point and take it through.
     
  16. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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    Do you *have* to take the car? Can you not just walk it? The gnome is in the room here you first make contact with the base IIRC.
     
  17. The Stig

    The Stig What's a Dremel?

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    Well on the chopper section You have to take the car as Alyx doesnt get out of it lol, so i ended up taking the car through the first section then running back for the Gnome else the Chopper chases you ! see what i mean about headache !
     
  18. The Stig

    The Stig What's a Dremel?

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  19. [EOCF] Tim

    [EOCF] Tim What's a Dremel?

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    *WARNING, MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS*


    :D :D :D :D


    I did it! And no there are no other gnomes, then the one in the beginning, played the game 3,5 times, also found out Doug Lombardi said there are no others then that one. So yes I went through the whole game carrying it.

    And I'm slamming my head on the keyboard, cuz first time round.....I forgot to close the hatch lol, so I'm gonna have to redo the bits after these screenshots, and post the screenshot of the achievement later lol! [​IMG]

    The part with the car and helicopter was excruciatingly difficult, everytime you jumped the gnome would fly out of the car, you have to jam it between the rear seat and rear windscreen, face down. But when you crash or jump it flies out. SO SO SO difficult.

    Bye bye gnome, and bye
    lamarr!! That was really sad lol, but she wouldn't come out, oh well!

    In the mean time tried squashing all grubs, and came 8 short. Dang lol. I did earn the neighborhood watch achievement, man that one was hard.

    I was almost too late when the strider ran to the sawmill, what I did is, I handbraked my car in front of it's gun, and landed three SMG grenades on it's head while it was a bout to fire, and then it just froze in that position, didn't walk didn't do anything, the other ones when they ran I was in time.

    All was played on Hard difficulty aswell.

    I'm gonna start on redoing the last bit in a couple of minutes.


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  20. [EOCF] Tim

    [EOCF] Tim What's a Dremel?

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    [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    Got it, finally, after closing the flippin hatch. :D

    [​IMG]
     
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