Half Life 2: The Orange Box

Half Life 2: The Orange Box Achievements

Neighborhood Watch

Save all buildings outside the missile silo from destruction.

This is harder than just killing the striders. You must make sure you keep up and dont mess around cause the striders will destroy the building.

Strider 1: From Cranes, slow walking.
Strider 2: From Sawmill, fast walking and will destroy the Sawmill if you
aren't quick.
Strider 3: From Water Tower, slow walking.
Strider 4: Cranes, slow walking.
Strider 5: Sawmill, slow walking.
Strider 6: Water Tower, Slow walking.
Strider 7: Cranes, fast walking, heads to building to south of Cranes.
Strider 8: Water Tower, fast walking, heads to the building to south of the
Water Tower.
Short Break, stock up on supplies.
Strider 9: Cranes, slow walking.
Strider 10: Sawmill, slow walking.
Strider 11: Water Tower, slow walking.
Strider 12: Sawmill, slow walking.
Strider 13: Cranes, slow walking.

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User Comments
Comment #1 by Jesuspowder
Saturday, August 14, 2010 @ 12:19:32 PM


Comment #2 by Shugaro Nailo
Sunday, January 16, 2011 @ 02:12:57 PM

You really only have to worry about the two fast-walkers, the rest pretty much ignore the buildings and head for the silo.

Comment #3 by pickel668
Tuesday, March 08, 2011 @ 08:34:28 PM

Thanks Shugaro Nailo ,
your comment really helped saved me a lot of BS.

Comment #4 by Shawty71
Monday, April 18, 2011 @ 06:41:51 PM

If you're having trouble with this one, of if you've gotten yourself to a point where you can't get back to strider before it destroys a building, try this:

For me, some of the buildings would blow up once I reached a certain distance from the building or once you get into sight of the building. I found I could sit behind terrain and nothing would happen to the building as long as I remained out of sight. You can peek, hit the strider with a rocked, then hide and save and the strider will still remain there waiting for to close the distance. Rinse and repeat until strider is down. You could call this a glitch but that's how I was able to get this achievement.

Comment #5 by Killerchronic
Monday, June 20, 2011 @ 07:43:54 PM

LOL fuck this, bad enough without trying to let buildings get destroyed, tried twice and just gave up to see a full run through, the last 4 are insane.

One thing i will note for anyone that does try this, make sure you take those hunters out, they will take out your big mines either before they attach or while they are and it will not bring down the striders!

Comment #6 by Killerchronic
Monday, June 20, 2011 @ 07:45:06 PM

@5 Tried twice so i could see what the end was like, not i tried twice and figured fuck it, but after seeing the end im not gonna be spending hours on this, maybe another month, yr....decade :P lol

Comment #7 by Grohlvana
Sunday, August 07, 2011 @ 02:19:22 PM

Yep. The only hard ones are the three fast-walking ones as listed in the guide.

Just load the Auto-Save if they blow up a building, chances are you're going to have to keep re-loading a save until you get good at getting to them fast enough, shooting a MD at it, and switching to your pistol to blow it up.

Good luck, this is probably the hardest Achievement, the gnome one isn't hard so much as time-consuming and frustrating.

Comment #8 by jedi_nagol
Thursday, August 25, 2011 @ 09:12:19 AM

This achievement was a bitch, I suggest looking up the title on youtube. There is a guy who posted a three part series on how to get it done. The only thing I did different from him was when the second fast walking strider was coming out of the crane area I turned around from the sawmill and turbo boosted right past it when he was sprinting out from the cranes. Also don;t go chasing the striders after the break in the action. Stay at the base entrance because they all come to you and destroy no buildings.

Comment #9 by AtomicThumbs
Wednesday, November 09, 2011 @ 09:00:59 PM

Those damn sticky bombs keep exploding on impact or they stick and then fall off before I can shoot them.

Comment #10 by AtomicThumbs
Wednesday, November 09, 2011 @ 09:31:06 PM

Spent two hours on this. Damn impossible.

Comment #11 by MindJames
Thursday, November 17, 2011 @ 07:29:11 AM

Really not as difficult as it seems as long as you invincibility and follow this guy's videos you will have the achievement in no time. Took me about 30 minutes total. Just save after every strider in case you screw up.

I'd even keep around 3 separate saves going in case you realize you spent too much time on a strider and you don't have time to get to the next one.

Part 1:
Part 2:
Part 3: Not really necessary to watch as it is after all the fast striders are taken down

Comment #12 by JugglerShark
Monday, January 09, 2012 @ 09:55:55 PM

Wow, I got this one a lot quicker than I thought after trying the save and retry system. And the two fast walkers that destroy the buildings will stop and wait for you to get to the buildings, so except for the first one that destroys the sawmill, you can just take care of the others then sneak up behind the stopped ones and kill them easily! Hooray for glitching! XD

Comment #13 by mrsunshinemace
Tuesday, May 08, 2012 @ 02:20:35 PM

12, i wouldn't really call that glitching. It's just the game mechanics. I think they were trying to make it so that you didn't get hosed if you didn't exactly know where you were going.

Comment #14 by TRoGDoR2594
Monday, July 02, 2012 @ 09:51:55 PM

Did it first try with Mindjames' video guide

Comment #15 by Dru Down
Wednesday, July 30, 2014 @ 06:47:49 PM

This is a joke. IS it even possible to get this without using the invincibility cheat?

Why include some stupid garbage like this if it can't be done thru legitimate gameplay? The Gnome was difficult and required numerous reloads, but it was completely possible.

Comment #16 by Chaos3059
Wednesday, August 06, 2014 @ 10:01:51 PM

I actually did this on my first try, using save and reload. My best advice - use your car to take out the Hunters. One hit with boost, two or three without it. Keep a Magnusson (what a name...) on the back of your car for the water tower, and just prioritise the fast movers first. It's pretty easy when you get the hang of it.

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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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