Half Life 2: The Orange Box

Half Life 2: The Orange Box Achievements

The One Free Bullet

Beat Episode One firing exactly one bullet. Grenade, crowbar, rocket, and Gravgun kills are okay!   

Save the bullet for a lock later in the game. There is a lock that you need to break and shooting it is the only way. The lock is in the room you get pistol and shotgun on the "Lowlife" level on Episode One.

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User Comments
Comment #1 by cr0wnd hunter
Tuesday, December 21, 2010 @ 04:28:43 PM

So, u r only allowed to use grenades, crowbar, rocket, and gravgun through the game game? thats horrible!

Comment #2 by Daylightzombiee
Sunday, January 02, 2011 @ 12:41:14 PM

well im in the last chapter and i only used 1 shot :D

Comment #3 by Revelo
Thursday, January 06, 2011 @ 09:19:31 PM

There will be a padlocked door you come across as you play the game and the only way to open that door is to shoot it, use a shotgun to be safe. That must be the ONLY bullet you fire during the whole game! You will learn to love the weapons you are allowed to use, if you don't already. It's not that hard of an achievement to earn really. =)

Comment #4 by GEARS of M95
Friday, May 06, 2011 @ 03:09:48 PM

can you use the flair gun?

Comment #5 by Dogor
Wednesday, June 01, 2011 @ 09:23:00 AM

easy and fun, but this episode is too short :(

Comment #6 by cpt nice
Friday, June 03, 2011 @ 01:09:24 PM

#4 Flair gun?
And I agree with #3, this is a great achievement to do when you've already played this game once or twice, as this achievement will give it a totally different experience. A challence, but not that hard. And much fun.

Comment #7 by Killerchronic
Sunday, June 19, 2011 @ 06:48:09 PM

That would be called a Flare Gun and seeing as the achievement states exactly what weapons you can use im going to hazard a guess at that being no. And i'm not willing to test this either.

Comment #8 by FireTrap
Sunday, July 03, 2011 @ 04:57:29 PM

You can use the Flares that you find on the floor to burn enemies to death, if that was what you meant. So you can get the 'Zombie-que' achievement at the same time.

I think anything that you can pick up with the Gravgun is fair game.

Comment #9 by thief god123
Tuesday, July 26, 2011 @ 04:52:01 PM

just look up the god mode cheat and run around with the crowbar super easy

Comment #10 by jedi_nagol
Wednesday, August 17, 2011 @ 02:01:02 PM

I'm about 3/4 the way through the game and I think I may have messed this up. When I had to shoot the lock I pulled the LT which I believe shoots both barrels. I this is true then I used 2 bullets instead of one and I'll have to run through the game again.

Comment #11 by chainsawvipper
Wednesday, May 23, 2012 @ 03:23:47 PM

use the unlimited ammo and god cheats
my friends did that because there bad at this game i went thought it like normal all i use is the cor-bar

Comment #12 by stickyboy3
Sunday, September 30, 2012 @ 04:56:55 PM

You need to use a pistol or shotgun to break this lock because it's on the other side of a fence. You will see the lock just seconds after you find the pistol for the first time in HL2-E1. Just save frequently throughout the game in case you accidentally fire again.

That said, this achievement wasn't overly difficult, but made the game LESS fun to play!

Comment #13 by jez
Saturday, February 02, 2013 @ 03:28:44 AM

There's no such thing as a Flare Gun in this game. Gravity Gun is allowed like it says in the description and you can use it however you like.

Just play on the easy difficulty setting, try to remember the maps from your first playthrough and this will be hardly any challenge at all. Takes only about 2 hours to complete.

Comment #14 by Davvvide
Tuesday, March 26, 2013 @ 10:58:10 AM

this is one of my favourite achievements, not too difficult but still challenging and enjoyable

Comment #15 by Geeze
Thursday, July 25, 2013 @ 10:21:50 AM

These types of achievements make the games so fun to do as it adds a new level of challenge.

Comment #16 by acsrock
Thursday, July 25, 2013 @ 10:20:29 PM

Word to the wise: if you accidentally shoot a gun and reload from a save, you will NOT get the achievement. I unfortunately had to learn this the hard way.

Comment #17 by gazmaster1
Friday, August 09, 2013 @ 11:32:36 AM

@16 incorrect. I fired a bullet a couple of times by accident due to me getting a new weapon. I reloaded and still got the achievement.

Comment #18 by Apcsox
Sunday, March 16, 2014 @ 07:48:22 PM

I found this achievement really fun, it definitely changes the way you play the game.... and well, you utilize Alyx alot doing it this way

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Game Info
Electronic Arts


US October 10, 2007

Resolution: 1080i
Sound: Dolby 5.1 Surround
Players: 1
Online Players : 2-16
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