Posted on November 26, 2007,

Rumor: Old Valve Games To Get Achievements

team-fortress-2.jpgI’m a big fan of achievements; while the score that accompanies them on the Xbox 360 is an annoyance in my eyes, Valve’s achievements system in The Orange Box was perfect – no points, just achievements that are truly meaningless except to act as achievements, and not a platform for bragging. Playing through Episode 2 in particular made me really yearn for achievements in Episode One and the original Half-Life 2, and if this rumor is true, we might just see that, as well as new achievements for my beloved Team Fortress 2.

A forum poster by the name of “slugz” claims to have received a message from a Valve staffer that read: “We’re planning on adding achievements to all of our games you touched on in your mail [Half-Life 2, Half-Life 2: Episode 1, Day of Defeat: Source and Counter-Strike: Source]. We’re just now coming out of the post-shipping haze, so these should start showing up on Steam pretty quick here. We’re also planning on adding a bunch more to TF2, starting with an achievement pack for the Medic in the next week or so.”

I really hope this is true, even though it’s not like I need any incentive to play TF2 anymore than I already do.

via Joystiq

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3 Comments on Rumor: Old Valve Games To Get Achievements


On November 26, 2007 at 6:53 pm

Oh, I know some for CS:S

“Cheating in 10 consecutive rounds.”
“Cheating in 20 consecutive rounds.”
“Applied use of a ‘wall hack’.”
“Applied use of an ‘aimbot’.”
“10 consecutive AWP kills.”
“Not getting banned from a server for 10 consecutive rounds while cheating.”
“Complete one round, without dying, without using a cheat.”

I’m telling you…the last one will be the hardest one to get.


On November 26, 2007 at 7:04 pm

LOL ! Joel, you hit the nail on the head ! That last one will be next to impossible with all the little cheating jerks.


On November 26, 2007 at 7:07 pm

Oh it ain’t a rumor. It was confirmed via a post in the Steam forums. (copied and pasted an E-Mail, the poster did)