Doom 3: BFG Edition

Doom 3: BFG Edition Achievements

To Be or Not to Be

Kill the scientist trapped next to the Reactor Control Room in DOOM 3  

Eventually you will arrive in Alpha Labs section four of the Alpha Labs chain of levels. At one point in this level, you will go through a door and enter a room with a control panel overlooking some sort of chamber with orange walls. There will be a scientist trapped inside.

Before you do anything however, make a manual save before you choose either of the following options. Now you will want to choose “Activate Chamber” from the screen’s menu instead of “Open Chamber.”

Once you get the achievement, LOAD the file you just made. Proceed down to where he was because there are collectables that you will miss.

Here is a video to show you the exact location (this video was made by runtstain100): 


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Comment #1 by Godfather93a
Tuesday, August 28, 2012 @ 09:58:05 AM

Don't you have to do this to progress? Oh well I always did it anyway lol.

Comment #2 by bLaKgRaVy
Wednesday, August 29, 2012 @ 10:42:16 PM

You don't have to do this to progress. You are given a choice. "Activate Chamber" which in turn kills the scientist, unlocking the achievement, or "Open Chamber" which frees the scientist and eventually leads you to a secret room with two PDA's (which helps for "DOOMed Collector"). You can reload the level for both choices as this occurs almost at the beginning of the level.

Alpha Labs Sector 4.

Comment #3 by Syntricate
Sunday, December 02, 2012 @ 01:33:06 AM

Wait, he opens up way to two PDAs? DAMN! I just straight up said "NOPE! Not today."
No wonder I missed out on that one achievement.
Now I gotta...ugh well it's a good thing I'm playing on Nightmare now then.
But it was funny to see him get burnt though.
I wish I had a gif of it.

Comment #4 by eagerechidna
Thursday, December 27, 2012 @ 10:33:10 AM

@2 Can you not open the door to the PDAs if you kill him? It looked like it could be opened using a code.

Comment #5 by PsychicPsycho 0
Sunday, January 06, 2013 @ 04:21:20 AM

Why is this an achievement?

Comment #6 by BongJam007
Tuesday, January 15, 2013 @ 02:16:01 AM

You cant get all the PDA's if you choose to kill him, however, the trick is to save right before you kill him. Reload the save after you kill him for the achievement and move on normally.

Comment #7 by Geeum
Sunday, October 20, 2013 @ 12:55:39 AM

I consider this achievement to be a psychopath test. And I failed.

Comment #8 by OnlyOneTime
Sunday, February 23, 2014 @ 08:31:36 PM

But we should not be the hero who saves the civilians?
I agree with some post: Why is this an achievement? :(

Comment #9 by Frontbass
Thursday, July 17, 2014 @ 06:49:58 PM

...Because the guys @ id software are sick sick people.
But that's what we love 'em for.

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Game Info
id Software


US October 16, 2012
Europe October 19, 2012

Backward compatible on Xbox One: Yes
Price: Retail Only
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