Deus Ex: Human Revolution

Deus Ex: Human Revolution Achievements


Seems you like playing with balls, eh?

When you're finally let loose onto the streets Detroit look at your map. From where you start outside of the Sarif Industries, you'll want to head towards the apartment sections. Once there, simply follow the alleyways until you come to the end and the basketball court is on your right (next to the north most downtown apartments).

Grab the ball which is on the floor and head under over and underneath the net. Look up and back up a little so you're not directly underneath it. Now through the ball vertically up and if you're at the right spot and angle the ball will fall right back down through the net. This is the best way to do this, as trying the normal way with free throws will take a a fair few tries due to your throwing power.

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User Comments
Comment #1 by Dark Splank
Friday, August 19, 2011 @ 06:12:00 PM

Around the City Streets is a basketball court in the back alleys, just pick up the ball and score, easy.

Comment #2 by lyrysyst
Saturday, August 20, 2011 @ 08:32:49 PM

its impossible to do the ball gets launched at 1000 miles per hour.

Comment #3 by Dark Splank
Sunday, August 21, 2011 @ 10:19:20 AM

I stood under the hoop, shot it straight up through the hoop and it came back down
and scored :) Easy.

Comment #4 by XCVii 007
Sunday, August 21, 2011 @ 10:25:05 AM

I did it in one shot standing in the corner.

Comment #5 by XCVii 007
Sunday, August 21, 2011 @ 12:26:02 PM

Right below the hoop probably is the highest chance. Just crouch and make sure to aim your reticle a bit above the edge of the building. I made another video:

Comment #6 by strawberry
Tuesday, August 23, 2011 @ 03:28:22 PM

I love the "eh" :) the Canadian stamp right there :)

Comment #7 by blackdragon71425
Tuesday, August 23, 2011 @ 04:41:14 PM

This is another one of those achievements where you have to tear your hair out before you get it. I do exactly what other posters do, nothing. I just watched, from under the hoop, the ball go straight in. No achievement. Fuck this.

Comment #8 by blackdragon71425
Tuesday, August 23, 2011 @ 04:43:26 PM

Def just made it three times in a row, no achievement. Seriously?

Comment #9 by blackdragon71425
Tuesday, August 23, 2011 @ 04:46:24 PM

Do the drug dealers need to be alive to see you make the shot or something?

Comment #10 by Alexbeav
Tuesday, August 23, 2011 @ 06:27:03 PM

I did it while crouching in front of the basket. dealers alive, if that even
matters. just align the shot like in the video

Comment #11 by CPickler
Tuesday, August 23, 2011 @ 09:53:22 PM

The easiest way to do this is to grab the dumpster and put it right under the basket. Grab the basketball and jump on top of the dumster, then just drop the ball in the basket.

Comment #12 by shd
Wednesday, August 24, 2011 @ 06:41:49 AM

confirming #11 I didn't even have to drop the basketball, I just held it on top of the dumpster and jumped. np

Comment #13 by blackbrainCL
Wednesday, August 24, 2011 @ 05:27:38 PM

in the second time on detroit i used the high jump then press x to release the ball.

Comment #14 by Shovnarine
Wednesday, August 24, 2011 @ 09:12:55 PM

This is harder than it was in Deus Ex: Conspiracy Theory LOL! I used to love throwing those balls around though. Especially inside Manderly's office

Comment #15 by Shovnarine
Wednesday, August 24, 2011 @ 09:19:31 PM

Alright guys, this isn't hard. I just DID it on my third try after posting this LOL. Don't listen to anyone else. LOL Okay, now past where the dealers were, there's a small concrete barricade. Stand behind while holding the ball, crouch and then look up above the backboard of the hoop. The white dot is your recticle. You should see TWO brown rectangles above your backboard. Look at the one on the right. They look like windows. Now aim your recticle in the center of the right rectangle; BUT! Slowly adjust it to the left. If you're in the right spot, it should be aligned with the center of the left edge of the RIGHT brown rectangle window. Remember, they are JUST behind the backboard.

Very simple guys. Just aim for that rectangle and adjust your recticle accordingly to be

Comment #16 by DENAz666
Wednesday, August 24, 2011 @ 10:21:09 PM

@15.... um thats not simple at all. Not compared to moving a dumpster, and just putting the ball in the hoop lol

Comment #17 by Shovnarine
Thursday, August 25, 2011 @ 07:38:27 AM

lmao. If you really wanna waste your Praxis on getting a 5g achievement go ahead. Or you could try shooting it like an actual basketball. I know it's not easy, but hey, my method works every damn time I used it LOL. Been throwing balls at hoops since the first Deus Ex when I got it 8 years ago :] When I actually found the basketball, I came here.. I didn't even THINK to come here.. I just wanted to see if there was an achievement for it because I thought it was funny they included it like in the first game LOL Turns out I was right xD

Comment #18 by Prelude2disastr
Thursday, August 25, 2011 @ 11:35:07 AM

Easiest way I've found (without having the ability to move heavy objects)

Pick up ball,
Stand on dumpster,
Aim for top of the dark bricks behind the net,

Comment #19 by stratzvyda
Thursday, August 25, 2011 @ 11:55:45 PM

You dont even need a dumpster, just use the three barrels, two as a base one on top, next to the hoop, jump up and down on top hoop with ball and you'll get it

Comment #20 by only1skingle
Friday, August 26, 2011 @ 11:07:45 AM

All I simply did was in the first area, just make a set of stairs from the barrels,
then drop the ball through the hoop....simples

Comment #21 by LazarusXXX
Friday, August 26, 2011 @ 11:58:07 AM

Exactly what only1skingle said. Use the green barrels to create a set of stairs directly in front of the basket. Pick up the Basketball, climb the stairs and drop it in. Bleep bloop! Achievement! Plus you don't have to waste any Praxis on augs you don't need yet

Comment #22 by Verdinial
Friday, August 26, 2011 @ 05:59:39 PM

I picked up the dumpster, put it under the hoop, put a barrel on the dumpster, stood on the barrel, aimed down and just dropped the ball into the hoop. Simples.

Comment #23 by flechetteXXX
Friday, August 26, 2011 @ 06:28:58 PM

I tried to score a basket as soon as I saw the ball just cause I did it in Duke Nukem didnt even know it was a chieve I tried for about 20 minutes and never scored so I said fuck it

Comment #24 by Styxer1008
Friday, August 26, 2011 @ 06:46:45 PM

Did what I did and upgraded your arms so you could break more shit? Fear not.. just grab a dumpster, place it under the hoop, grab your basketball, and hop up on the dumpster and look up... then drop the ball through the hoop. Way better than losing the basketball like 30 times by accidently throwing it up on the roofs

Comment #25 by GWALTNESS
Friday, August 26, 2011 @ 06:50:04 PM

@15 too much work! & @ # 22 nope did that didn't work either. I got this1 by crouching underneath basket shooing ball straight up the hoop.

Comment #26 by SuperAwesomez
Friday, August 26, 2011 @ 09:22:50 PM

This was infuriating made my little barrel pyramid climbed up dropped through multiple times got possess restarted the Xbox first time it popped. So dunno may be a side effect of the slowdown issues I was getting when previous ones popped but barrel pyramid method is super easy and requires no augments.

Comment #27 by GWALTNESS
Friday, August 26, 2011 @ 10:32:10 PM

@26 No you're way is harder than simply crouching underneath the basket, & shooing the ball straight up. Instant Pop of the chevo So Ty # 3,5,7

Comment #28 by Ravanos
Saturday, August 27, 2011 @ 12:57:34 PM

LOL, how i did it was kinda simple. after killing the dealers i saw the ball and hoop and since i was throwing to hard, so i threw the ball in the air at a slight angle the ball came down bounced, then when it came back down for the 2nd time nothing but net lol.

Comment #29 by Baromir
Saturday, August 27, 2011 @ 06:30:35 PM

Use the barrels the balls bounce is stupid at at least HL2 you could kinda predict the outcome

Comment #30 by bloodswan
Saturday, August 27, 2011 @ 07:09:22 PM

@15 yep worked for me. Just needed a few shots to zoom in on the target and then when I thought I had it #click* 5gpts

Comment #31 by MCFC Blue Nose
Sunday, August 28, 2011 @ 12:26:43 AM

@#26 try installing your game to your harddrive, should held with any slowdown issues

Comment #32 by DigitalVamp
Sunday, August 28, 2011 @ 01:36:41 AM

I went with the barrel pyramid method, just get a few barrels close together near the hoop. Add one on top. Jump up your pyramid and the hoop is at exactly the right height for you to drop the ball through the hoop. 5G.

Comment #33 by Cheesy12
Sunday, August 28, 2011 @ 02:04:37 AM

I just got a lucky shot from the dumpster =)

Comment #34 by mikepaul
Sunday, August 28, 2011 @ 08:10:49 PM

When you can move a dumpster over to the hoop, get on top of it with the ball and drop it in...

Comment #35 by NorthernZoot
Tuesday, August 30, 2011 @ 10:57:15 PM

I just stacked the three barrels that are beside the net, climbed up them, and dropped the ball in. Unlocked. lol

Comment #36 by o D M C o
Tuesday, August 30, 2011 @ 10:58:17 PM

I dropped it directly through the hoop several times now and no chievo.

Comment #37 by hotwgrimreaper
Thursday, September 01, 2011 @ 08:08:25 AM

i used the dumpster an dropped the ball in an boom chevo unlocked

Comment #38 by Jasarno
Thursday, September 01, 2011 @ 07:18:35 PM

I found that if you have the jump augment, you can hop onto the fencing on the right to the hoop, then jump on to the hoop and drop the ball through.

Comment #39 by deathmule
Saturday, September 03, 2011 @ 02:01:33 AM

video to help with this

Comment #40 by Dan P326
Saturday, September 03, 2011 @ 02:51:18 PM

If you get the aug that allows you to jump up to 3 foot you can just stand under the hoop holding the ball, jump at full height and when you reach the hoop the ball goes through and back down. BOOM ACHEIVEMENT

Comment #41 by L0rddaniel
Sunday, September 04, 2011 @ 01:24:35 PM

just pile up a dumpster and a barrel and dunk it.

Comment #42 by Sherlock Seans
Sunday, September 04, 2011 @ 11:47:31 PM

I used a barrel and put it close to the backboard. Then hopped on the barrel and just dropped the ball in like I was dunking it.

Comment #43 by Black Mamba O6
Monday, September 05, 2011 @ 04:53:32 AM

i did it from the ground!!!
Took few attempts but succeed

Comment #44 by Geddon
Tuesday, September 06, 2011 @ 10:56:32 AM

I threw that damn ball about 60 times before I got this. Cant...give...up!

Comment #45 by Ginteru
Sunday, September 18, 2011 @ 11:29:52 AM

You need to ricochet it rather than try to throw it, stand perfectly in front of the hoop and throw the ball until it bounces back and forth and hits it.

Comment #46 by cmoshdotcom
Sunday, September 18, 2011 @ 11:40:58 PM

just stack crates and drop the ball through the hoop.. SIMPLE

Comment #47 by void1234
Wednesday, September 21, 2011 @ 04:54:49 PM

....well I have terrible accuracy so I just picked up a dumpster and put it next to the hoop and the put a barrel on top of the dumpster and dropped it in...

Comment #48 by aFallenSailor
Thursday, September 22, 2011 @ 06:53:07 PM

I followed some of your all instructions. There was no problem with your intructions, I kept hitting the basket time after time and no achievement. I even restarted to and earlier save. Nothing. So those 3 green cans to the right of the basket? i stacked them up and climbed them and dropped the ball thru the hoop and achievement popped up. That was totally weird.

Comment #49 by Xprimentyl
Tuesday, September 27, 2011 @ 05:54:00 AM

Mother fucker! Something TOLD me there was a cheevo for doing this (ala the Orange Box,) gave up after about ten tries, figured "what are the odds..."

Comment #50 by mrperson379i
Monday, October 03, 2011 @ 09:26:58 AM

I was having a hard time at first. What I did is lined up with the hoop, and then turned around, threw the ball at the wall across from it and it went in second try!

Comment #51 by cjdavies
Sunday, October 16, 2011 @ 01:29:05 PM

@15 Thanks, it worked first time.

People suggesting about the dumpster, only works if you have the strength for it in the first place.

Comment #52 by uraj
Thursday, November 17, 2011 @ 08:31:03 PM

just stack the 3 barrels next to the court then just drop the ball tru the hoop.
unless u want to do it the hard way

Comment #53 by skarr71
Wednesday, December 21, 2011 @ 01:25:45 AM

#11 MUCH easier than trying to shoot it! Nice job!!

Comment #54 by RaggedDonkey
Thursday, December 22, 2011 @ 05:25:40 AM

This is quite hard, but stand below the hoop and shoot it up through it so it drops back down through the hoop.

Comment #55 by jeshanno
Saturday, January 14, 2012 @ 02:40:43 PM

I didn't know this was a cheevo when I tried, but I got the one for half-life 2 so I tried it out and missed, a lot. then I moved the barrels over, forming stairs, hopped up and dropped it in (achievement unlocked) yay!

Comment #56 by Kamau
Sunday, February 12, 2012 @ 07:26:32 PM

This one took awhile for me. In the end I stood directly under the hoop and shot it straight up so it fell back through the hoop. If he wouldn't shoot the ball at 100 mph other shots might have gone in!

Comment #57 by lewis ownz game01
Saturday, February 25, 2012 @ 07:49:22 AM

easy way to do it, get a near by dumpster and put it next to the hoop,then get a barrel and put that on the dumpster you put next to the hoop, then get the ball and jump onto the barrel and simpily look down and chuck it in

have fun playing with balls :)

Comment #58 by Killerchronic
Monday, March 26, 2012 @ 01:38:33 PM

@42 Unless you're twice the height of the rest of us in this game you need 2 barrels to hit the same height as the basket to drop it in.

I just tried the barrel stacking thing after reading about the dumpster idea, dropped it in twice but no luck, am on detroit 2, was hoping that wouldn't make a diff but i guess it does.

Comment #59 by XxSUPERchipzMANxX13
Monday, April 02, 2012 @ 11:32:47 PM

Who ever said playing with one of ur balls and nothing 'popping' was dodgy..

Comment #60 by XxSUPERchipzMANxX13
Monday, April 02, 2012 @ 11:34:14 PM

Who ever said playing with one of ur balls and nothing 'popping' was dodgy..

Comment #61 by Broon43
Saturday, May 19, 2012 @ 09:57:58 PM

If u pile the barrels just right under the hoop, climb, then drop in. Easy.

Comment #62 by Tsaako
Thursday, June 21, 2012 @ 04:45:06 PM

I actually though this was easy, took me no longer than 5 mins to get.

Comment #63 by Werewolf 115
Saturday, July 14, 2012 @ 07:50:20 AM

Only took me three tries, crate + barrels made it particuarly simple.

Comment #64 by downown99
Tuesday, December 04, 2012 @ 10:01:56 PM

pretty simple.STOP trying to figure out angles and do it the easy a tower from the dumpster and barrel near the court>grab the ball>jump up the tower>drop all in hoop

Comment #65 by jakedilla
Tuesday, January 15, 2013 @ 04:50:40 PM

^lmao cuz that's simple? All I did was walk around the fence and got it on my 4th try after I figured out where I should aim. Hit the backboard and in

Comment #66 by Mrsnowmeiser
Saturday, April 27, 2013 @ 03:17:44 PM

Just stack the nearby barrels next to the hoop, and score. Easy.

Comment #67 by EndearmentRSxb1
Friday, August 16, 2013 @ 08:58:42 PM

I found the easiest way for me personally was standing at the left side of the dumpster and aiming a little bit above the center of the blue line, 2 tries, done.

Comment #68 by EndearmentRSxb1
Friday, August 16, 2013 @ 09:02:20 PM

I found the easiest way for me personally was standing at the left side of the dumpster and aiming a little bit above the center of the blue line, 2 tries, done.

Comment #69 by ladydallas20001
Thursday, May 01, 2014 @ 02:41:41 AM

This is impossible, so I just pulled the dumpster over under the basket and dropped the ball thru the hoop. So much easier than trying to shoot the darn thing.

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Eidos Montreal
Square Enix


US August 23, 2011
Europe August 26, 2011

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