Half-Life: Alyx – Missable Achievements Guide

After finishing Half-Life Alyx i have decided to create a guide for missable achievements. This guide will not cover achievements you you can get by just playing the story.

There will be very minor spoilers for gameplay content especially in the chapter exclusive achievements, there will be no/minimal spoilers regarding the story itself.

General Achievements

These achievements will be obtainable in every chapter as long the requirements are met, these are not locked to certain chapters however the objects/enemies might be.

Combine Harvester
Use the gravity gloves to loot an item off a living Combine Soldier

Dead Giveaway
Loot a corpse

Deadliest Catch
Use the gravity gloves to intercept an incoming enemy grenade in mid-flight

Indirect Approach
Kill a Combine Heavy while their shield is up

I recommend to damage the heavy first with a grenade then shoot at his chest. Once his shield is up throw another grenade and take cover. Do not keep looking at him after throwing the grenade or he will flash you and his shield might dissappear before your grenade explodes. You can also damage him with bullets if you don’t have 2 grenades, however you need to do enough damage or he might not die.

Mazel Tov
Pick up and smash 50 glass bottles.

Kill a grunt by shooting their gas tank.

For me, shooting at the gas tank itself did not work, however shooting at the valve of their gas tanks does. I recommend to use a sight for this.

Safe Trip
Use the multitool to hack a tripmine.

Smash and Grab
Break open a suppy crate with your hands.

Chapter #1

These are the missable achievements in Chapter 1

Eye of the Geiger

When Russel is done explaining the plan and sits down, grab the Geiger counter across him and use it on his face.

Good Grub
Feed the snark

In the early beginning you will find a room with a camera and an insect in a jar on the table. Grab the can next to it that says ‘NOT COFFEE’ and feed the snark by shaking it.

Gnome Vault of My Own

Grab the garden gnome after getting the gun from Russel and carry it all the way to the end of Chapter 10. The gnome is hidden on a couch behind a pillow left underneath Russel’s window.

Catch Russell’s ammo magazine before it hits the ground.

After getting your first gun, Russel will throw a mag which you need to catch mid-air.

On a Roll
Interact with the playground somehow

When you arrive at the playground, grab the small red bucket near the slide and roll it off the slide.

Little Slugger
Represent yourself with specific prop on Russel’s Map

After Russels asks you to grab something to represent them, use the small baseball figure near you.

Chapter #2

Missable achievement in Chapter 2.

Freshly Squeezed
Test your grip on a headcrab heart.

When you meet the Vortigaunt, there is a dead headcrab with a heart in it and nearby a bowl headcrab hearts. Grab a heart and squeeze it.

Chapter #7

These are the missable achievements in Chapter 7.

Crustacean Frustration
Kill the annoying headcrab before it breaks everything

After the elevator you come into a hallway with a headcrab crossing a plank infront of you. kill the headcrab before it knocks anything off.

Flat Note
Kill Jeff.

At the end of Chapter 7, lure Jeff into the trash compactor and activate it.

Hold Your Liquor
Catch a bottle falling out of a cupboard before it breaks and alerts Jeff.

In the alcohol storage room, there is a cabinet where if you open it, a bottle starts to roll off. Grab the bottle before it hits the ground.

Near-Jeff Experience
Stay near Jeff for 10 seconds (but not too close)

Sound Strategy
Escape the distillery without killing Jeff.

Go through Chapter 7, at the end you can lure Jeff into a container and lock him in, do not activate the trash compacter.

Team Spirit
Bring Russel a bottle of vodka.

Go through Chapter 7 and reach the start of Chapter 8 with a bottle of vodka, you can store it in your wristwatch.

Chapter #10

Gnome Vault of My Own

Remember the garden gnome from Chapter 1? Your journey with him ends here.

Important: While using the elevator, drop the gnome on the big box. If you hold it in your hands the gnome will disappear.

Helena Stamatina
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I love two things in life, games and sports. Although sports were my earliest interest, it was video games that got me completely addicted (in a good way). My first game was Crash Bandicoot (PS1) from the legendary studio Naughty Dog back in 1996. I turned my passion for gaming into a job back in 2019 when I transformed my geek blog (Re-actor) into the gaming website it is today.

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