Think Fast! achievement in The Orange Box

Think Fast!

Kill an Elite Soldier with his own energy ball.

Think Fast!0
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How to unlock the Think Fast! achievement

  • drabikdrabik347,137
    03 Apr 2010 03 Apr 2010 03 Jul 2012
    35 1 4
    Start Half Life 2: Episode 1. Chapter 2: Direct Intervention.

    When the level loads, go through the door ahead of you. Four or five Elite Soldiers will attack you. Stand back and don't shoot! One of the soldiers will shoot an energy ball at you. Grab the energy ball with your gravity gun (LT) and shoot it back (RT) at the same soldier.

    The achievement will unlock if you hit the same Elite Soldier that shot the energy ball. If you miss or hit the wrong soldier, press start, select New Game and reload the level.

    I have now uploaded a video to show just how quick this method is. Good luck!


    Please either comment below or send me a Personal Message if you have any comments or improvements.

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    liner bronsonThat is a perfect solution. Took me 10 seconds
    Posted by liner bronson on 15 Oct 10 at 22:45
    drabiksmile I uploaded a video!
    Posted by drabik on 03 Jul 12 at 01:15
    drabikThanks! Glad I could help.
    Posted by drabik on 18 Oct 12 at 05:25
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  • Blue RadiumBlue Radium513,181
    06 Aug 2008 06 Aug 2008
    29 2 3
    To unlock Think Fast!, use your Gravity Gun to grab a White Combine Soldier's energy ball as he is tossing it at you, and throw it back. These soldiers only appear in the final two chapters of the game, and don't appear often. When you see one, distance yourself, pay attention, and wait for an energy ball. Pull it in, fire it back, and the achievement will unlock if you hit your enemy.
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    FafhrddJust a small note, this achievement is in the Half Life game (not Ep 1 or 2).
    Posted by Fafhrdd on 09 Mar 10 at 21:57
    drabikBy the way Blue Radium, I know I have a 'competing solution', but I thought that I should point out that I got this achievement in Chapter 2 of episode 1.
    Posted by drabik on 21 May 10 at 08:38
    HamsterExAstrisActually, the soldiers appear in the last *three* chapters - I got mine on "Follow Freeman!".
    Posted by HamsterExAstris on 03 May 11 at 03:47
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    Think Fast! showing you how to get it, in this video.
    Counter-Snipe also included in this video.
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    FafhrddJust a small note, this achievement is in the Half Life game (not Ep 1 or 2)
    Posted by Fafhrdd on 09 Mar 10 at 21:57
    StoissVid does not work. Neg from me
    Posted by Stoiss on 14 Feb 15 at 22:38
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