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Published on September 11th, 2007 | by Deejay Knight, Editor/Founder

Half Life: Orange Box has 99 Achievements

If you’re talking about earning your achievements, Half-Life: Orange Box will actually make you. Why do I say that? Simply because there are ninety-nine of them, and not one that I’ve seen is worth more than 30 Gamerscore Points. The vast majority are only worth 5, 10, and 20. There’s even a two-pointer thrown in for good measure!

Eleven of these achievements are secret, and the 99 total the required 1000 gamerscore points.

Why is this such a big deal? Mostly, at least in my opinion, due to the fact that a lot of games have as few as five achievements – giving each of them a significant score. Newer games, though, have had more achievements, making each achievement worth less, but giving that gamer the added benefit of having actually earned those achievements.

Team Fortress: Sniper

Also, when you think about it at it’s core, the Orange Box is essentially five games bundled as one. That means if evenly broken up, you’ll get 200 achievements per game. You’d also have an average of 10 gamerscore points each… If you don’t want to do the math, however, you can check them out for yourself! Can you find the achievement in the list that you can’t wait to earn? If so, what is it?

Personally, I’m looking forward to the “Grey Matter” achievement. It’s only worth 5 gamerscore points, but it’s how you get it that catches my interest: ” Get 25 headshots as a Sniper.”.

Sounds like my kind of achievement…

The Orange Box – 99 Achievements! []

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Deejay has been a gamer since the Atari 2600, has wrestled–and defeated–alligators with only his toes, and once aligned all the planets in the Solar System by uttering the words "Coo Coo Ka-Choo". In his sleep. He currently bides his time behind the scenes here at, streaming at and teaching.

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