Xbox 360 Alan Wake Achievements


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Below you can find the all the achievements you can earn in Alan Wake, including the DLC for both The Signal and The Writer. You get points for completing specific game tasks or by simply completing levels. There really are a number of ways you can unlock an achievement. This guide or list will help you figure that out faster. Check the description below to see how the achievement is unlocked. By obtaining points you’ll increase your Gamerscore associated with your Xbox Live Profile. Hey, some people call it bragging rights and others will call it good form when completing the game. It’s up to you decide if you want the extra motivation to go after these. Enjoy!

Alan Wake Achievement List

Follow the Light (10)
Take a night course of light education

Nordic Walking (10)

Take a walk through the logging area, meet one of the quirky locals

Bright Falls' Finest (20)

Call for help

Boob Tube (5)

See what's on TV

Under a Thin Layer of Skin (10)

Defy the park ranger

Park Ranger (15)

Enjoy the sounds and sights of Elderwood National Park

Heavy Metal (10)

Survive the bulldozer attack

Iron Horse (10)

Encounter a steam engine

Wheels Within Wheels (20)

Meet the kidnapper

Medical Opinions (10)

Listen to Hartman's recordings

Child of the Elder God (10)

Have a rock'n'roll moment without dropping to a low health state

Perchance to Dream (20)

Take a moment to reflect on past events

Drink 'Em Both Up (10)

Put de lime in de coconut twice

Gatekeeper (10)

Cut the power to the transformer yard

The Lady of the Light (20)

Discover the secret she guards

Tornado Wrangler (20)

Defeat the tornado

Departure (40)

Complete the game on Normal difficulty

Hardboiled Writer (40)

Complete the game on Hard difficulty

Alan, Wake Up (50)

Complete the game on Nightmare difficulty

If It Flies, It Burns (20)

Burn 1,000 birds

They're Heeeeeere! (20)

Inanimate objects shouldn't move of their own accord. Put a stop to this affront, oh, say, 20 times

The Six-Gun Scribe (20)

Defeat 100 Taken with the revolver

Taken Season (20)

Defeat 50 Taken with the hunting rifle

It's Not Just a Typewriter Brand (20)

Defeat 50 Taken with a shotgun

What Light Through Yonder Window (20)

Defeat 50 Taken with the flaregun, the way Shakespeare intended

Thunder and Lightning (20)

Defeat 50 Taken with flashbang grenades

Collateral Carnage (20)

Defeat 20 Taken with indirect means

Come One, Come All (10)

Kill four Taken with a single shot from the flaregun

Sound and Fury (10)

Kill four Taken with a single flashbang

Two For the Price of One (10)

Kill two Taken with a single shotgun blast

Back! Back, I Say! (10)

Save yourself with a flare

Float Like a Butterfly (15)

Perform a cinematic dodge

Missed by a Mile (25)

Perform a cinematic dodge 20 times

Energized! (10)

Use 100 batteries

Let There Be Light (10)

Get a generator running

Carny (10)

Knock over five can pyramids

Meet the Deadline (30)

In ''Mirror Peak,'' make it from the Coal Mine Museum to Cauldron Lake in 30 minutes

An Idyllic Small Town (30)

Make it through ''Night Life in Bright Falls'' in one go without dying or restarting even once

Gunless Wonder (30)

Make it to Cauldron Lake without firing a single shot in ''On the Road to Cauldron Lake''

Right of Way (10)

Drive over 15 Taken

Finders Keepers (20)

Discover 5 hidden chests

Every Nook and Cranny (30)

Discover all of the hidden chests

Paging Mr. Wake (20)

Find 25 manuscript pages

Picking Up After Yourself (30)

Find all of the manuscript pages in Normal mode

Collector's Edition (50)

Find all of the manuscript pages in the game, including the ones in Nightmare mode

Damn Good Cup of Coffee (20)

Discover 25 coffee thermoses

Hypercaffeinated (30)

Discover all coffee thermoses

KBF-FM (30)

Listen to all of the radio shows

Couch Potato (30)

Watch every single TV show

Bright Falls Aficionado (30)

Absorb every bit of local history and culture

The Signal Achievement List

A Friend in Need (25)

Special 1: Find someone to help you

A Friend Indeed (50)

Special 1: Follow the signal to its conclusion

Fast and Furious (25)

Special 1: Make it through the final battle in less than 1 minute and 30 seconds

Words Will Never Harm You (25)

Special 1: Trigger all of the furnaces in the basement

Run-On Sentence (50)

Special 1: Complete the episode without reloading the game or restarting a checkpoint

License Revoked (20)

Special 1: Complete the episode without using a single vehicle

Tick Tock (30)

Special 1: Discover 10 hidden alarm clocks

Cardboard Companions (25)

Special 1: Discover all of the cardboard standees

The Writer Achievement List

Ding! (5)

Special 2: Complete the elevator ride

Kill Your Darlings (50)

Special 2: Defeat the final obstacle between you and your goal

Go Gentle Into That Good Light (25)

Special 2: Make it through the approach to the lighthouse without firing a weapon

No Punctuation (50)

Special 2: Complete the episode without reloading the game or restarting a checkpoint

Iron Will (25)

Special 2: Survive the final encounter without being seriously hurt

Whirlwind (20)

Special 2: Make your way past the tornado in under 60 seconds

Licensed Properties (30)

Special 2: Discover 10 Night Springs video games

Creative Space (25)

Special 2: Discover the secret area

Heartbreaker (20)

Special 2: Have some poison poured in your ear
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