Alan Wake achievements guide (Xbox 360)

17 May 2010
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Looking for Alan Wake Achievements? Our guide will list off how to earn each and every GamerScore Achievement in this Xbox 360-exclusive game.


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    Alan Wake Achievements List

    Earn the Achievement to get the corresponding amount of GamerPoints added to your GamerScore.

    1. Alan, Wake Up (50) – Complete the game on Nightmare difficulty.
    2. An Idyllic Small Town (30) – Make it through “Night Falls in Bright Falls” in one go without dying or restarting even once.
    3. Back! Back, I Say! (10) – Save yourself with a flare.

    4. Boob Tube (5) – See what’s on TV. — There will be a TV to turn on in the night time scene of the Caldron Lake Lodge level [episode 4], just before you escape.

    5. Bright Falls’ Finest (20) – Call for help.
    6. Bright Falls Aficionado (30) – Absorb every bit of local history and culture.
    7. Carny (10) – Knock over five can pyramids. — Use our Can Pyramid Guide to get the Carny Achievement.

    8. Child of the Elder God (10) – Have a rock’n’roll moment without dropping to a low health state.

    9. Collateral Carnage (20) – Defeat 20 Taken with indirect means.

    10. Collector’s Edition (50) – Find all of the manuscript pages in the game, including the ones in Nightmare mode. — Use our Manuscript Pages Guide to get the Collector’s Edition Achievement.

    11. Come One, Come All (10) – Kill four Taken with a single shot from the flaregun.

    12. Couch Potato (30) – Watch every single TV show. — Use our TV Shows Guide to get the Couch Potato Achievement.

    13. Damn Good Cup of Coffee (20) – Discover 25 coffee thermoses. — Use our Coffee Thermoses Guide to get the Damn Good Cup of Coffee Achievement.

    14. Departure (40) – Complete the game on Normal difficulty.
    15. Drink ‘Em Both Up (10) – Put de lime in de coconut twice.
    16. Energized! (10) – Use 100 batteries.

    17. Every Nook and Cranny (30) – Discover all of the hidden chests. — Use our Hidden Chests Guide to get the Finders Keepers & Every Nook and Cranny Achievements.
    18. Finders Keepers (20) – Discover 5 hidden chests.

    19. Float Like a Butterfly (15) – Perform a cinematic dodge.

    20. Follow the Light (10) – Take a night course of light education.
    21. Gatekeeper (10) – Cut the power to the transformer yard.
    22. Gunless Wonder (30) – Make it to Cauldron Lake without firing a single shot in “On the Road to Cauldron Lake.”
    23. Hardboiled Writer (40) – Complete the game on Hard difficulty.
    24. Heavy Metal (10) – Survive the bulldozer attack.

    25. Hypercaffeinated (30) – Discover all coffee thermoses. — Use our Coffee Thermoses Guide to get the Hypercaffeinated Achievement.

    26. If It Flies, It Burns (20) – Burn 1,000 birds.

    27. Iron Horse (10) – Encounter a steam engine.
    28. It’s Not Just a Typewriter Brand (20) – Defeat 50 Taken with a shotgun.

    29. KBF-FM (30) – Listen to all of the radio shows. — Use our Radio Shows Guide to get the KBF-FM Achievement.

    30. Let There Be Light (10) – Get a generator running.

    31. Medical Opinions (10) – Listen to Hartman’s recordings.
    At the beginning of episode 4 you’ll be in Hartman’s lodge, when night falls and Alan manages to get his hands on a key, you’ll be able to access the staff wing. After unlocking the door and opposite the picture of Hartman and friend, there is a small conference room full of paintings, with a manuscript page in. Straight ahead of you as you walk in there is a tape recorder. Listen to the three recordings to get your achievement.

    32. Meet the Deadline (30) – In “Mirror Peak,” make it from the Coal Mine Museum to Cauldron Lake in 30 minutes.

    33. Missed by a Mile (25) – Perform a cinematic dodge 20 times.
    34. Nordic Walking (10) – Take a walk through the logging area, meet one of the quirky locals.

    35. Paging Mr. Wake (20) – Find 25 manuscript pages. — Use our Manuscript Pages Guide to get the Paging Mr. Wake Achievement.

    36. Park Ranger (15) – Enjoy the sounds and sights of Elderwood National Park.
    37. Perchance to Dream (20) – Take a moment to reflect on past events.
    38. Picking Up After Yourself (30) – Find all of the manuscript pages in Normal mode.

    39. Right of Way (10) – Drive over 15 Taken.

    40. Sound and Fury (10) – Kill four Taken with a single flashbang.
    41. Taken Season (20) – Defeat 50 Taken with the hunting rifle.
    42. The Lady of the Light (20) – Discover the secret she guards.
    43. The Six-Gun Scribe (20) – Defeat 100 Taken with the revolver.
    44. They’re Heeeeeere! (20) – Inanimate objects shouldn’t move of their own accord. Put a stop to this affront, oh, say, 20 times.
    45. Thunder and Lightning (20) – Defeat 50 Taken with flashbang grenades.
    46. Tornado Wrangler (20) – Defeat the tornado.

    47. Two For the Price of One (10) – Kill two Taken with a single shotgun blast.

    48. Under a Thin Layer of Skin (10) – Defy the park ranger.
    49. What Light Through Yonder Window (20) – Defeat 50 Taken with the flaregun, the way Shakespeare intended.
    50. Wheels Within Wheels (20) – Meet the kidnapper.

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