Alan Wake Wiki

For the achievements of Alan Wake's American Nightmare, see here.

Below lies a list of the achievements/trophies that can be found in Alan Wake. The original game is available on Xbox 360 as well as PC. The Remastered edition is available on Xbox One/Series S&X, PlayStation 4/5 and PC. The 67 achievements are, in total, worth 1500G for Xbox and the 68 trophies are worth 59 bronze, 5 silver, 3 gold and 1 platinum trophy on PlayStation. The achievements can also be earned on the original Steam version and Remastered Epic Game Store version.

Eight of the achievements are from the first DLC, known as The Signal, worth 250G/eight bronze trophies.
Nine of the achievements are from the second DLC, known as The Writer, worth 250G/nine bronze trophies.

Main Game

Icon Name Description Points Trophy
PlatinumTrophy.png Platinum Trophy Unlocked when all trophies collected. N/A Platinum
Boob Tube.jpg Boob Tube See what's on TV. 5G Bronze
Right of Way.jpg Right of Way Drive over 15 Taken. 10G Bronze
Carny.jpg Carny Knock over 5 can pyramids. 10G Bronze
Let There Be Light.jpg Let There Be Light Get a generator running. 10G Bronze
Energised!.jpg Energized! Use 100 batteries. 10G Bronze
Come One, Come All.jpg Come One, Come All Kill four Taken with a single shot from the flare gun. 10G Bronze
Sound and Fury.jpg Sound and Fury Kill four Taken with a single flashbang. 10G Bronze
Two for the Price of One.jpg Two For the Price of One Kill two Taken with a single shotgun blast. 10G Bronze
Back! Back, I Say!.jpg Back! Back, I say! Save yourself with a flare. 10G Bronze
Medical Opinions.jpg Medical Opinions Listen to Hartman's recordings. 10G Bronze
Child of the Elder God.jpg Child of the Elder God Have a rock 'n' roll moment without dropping to a low health state. 10G Bronze
Drink 'Em Both Up.jpg Drink 'Em Both Up Put de lime in de coconut twice. 10G Bronze
Gatekeeper.jpg Gatekeeper Cut the power to the transformer yard. 10G Bronze
Iron Horse.jpg Iron Horse Encounter a steam engine. 10G Bronze
Heavy Metal.jpg Heavy Metal Survive the bulldozer attack. 10G Bronze
Under a Thin Layer of Skin.jpg Under a Thin Layer of Skin Defy the park ranger. 10G Bronze
Nordic Walking.jpg Nordic Walking Take a walk through the logging area, and meet one of the quirky locals. 10G Bronze
Follow the Light.jpg Follow the Light Take a night course of light education. 10G Bronze
Float Like a Butterfly.jpg Float Like a Butterfly Perform a cinematic dodge. 15G Bronze
Park Ranger.jpg Park Ranger Enjoy the sounds and sights of Elderwood National Park. 15G Bronze
Finders Keepers.jpg Finders Keepers Discover 5 hidden chests. 20G Bronze
Paging Mr. Wake.jpg Paging Mr. Wake Find 25 manuscript pages. 20G Silver
Damn Good Cup of Coffee.jpg Damn Good Cup of Coffee Discover 25 coffee thermos. 20G Bronze
What Light Through Yonder Window.jpg What Light Through Yonder Window Defeat 50 Taken with the flare gun, the way Shakespeare intended. 20G Bronze
Thunder and Lightening.jpg Thunder and Lightning Defeat 50 Taken with flashbang. 20G Bronze
Collateral Carnage.jpg Collateral Carnage Defeat 20 Taken with indirect means. 20G Bronze
It's Not Just a Typewriter Brand.jpg It's Not Just a Typewriter Brand Defeat 50 Taken with a shotgun. 20G Bronze
Taken Season.jpg Taken Season Defeat 50 Taken with the hunting rifle. 20G Bronze
The Six-Gun Scribe.jpg The Six-Gun Scribe Defeat 100 Taken with the revolver. 20G Bronze
They're Heeeeeere!.jpg They're Heeeeeere! Inanimate objects shouldn't move of their own accord. Put a stop to the affront, oh, say, 20 times. 20G Bronze
If It Flies, It Burns.jpg If It Flies, It Burns Burn 1,000 birds. 20G Bronze
Wheels Within Wheels.jpg Wheels Within Wheels Meet the kidnapper. 20G Bronze
Perchance to Dream.jpg Perchance to Dream Take a moment to reflect on past events. 20G Bronze
The Lady of the Light.jpg The Lady of the Light Discover the secret she guards. 20G Bronze
Tornado Wrangler.jpg Tornado Wrangler Defeat the tornado. 20G Bronze
Bright Falls' Finest.jpg Bright Falls' Finest Call for help. 20G Bronze
Missed by a Mile.jpg Missed by a Mile Perform a cinematic dodge 20 times. 25G Bronze
Aficionado.jpg Bright Falls Aficionado Absorb every bit of local history and culture. 30G Gold
Couch Potato.jpg Couch Potato Watch every single TV show. 30G Gold
Every Nook and Cranny.jpg Every Nook and Cranny Discover all of the hidden chests. 30G Bronze
Picking up after yourself.jpg Picking Up After Yourself Find all of the manuscript pages in Normal difficulty. 30G Silver
Hypercaffeinated.jpg Hypercaffeinated Discover all coffee thermoses. 30G Silver
KBF-FM.jpg KBF-FM Listen to all of the radio shows. 30G Gold
Gunless Wonder.jpg Gunless Wonder Make it to Cauldron Lake without firing a single shot in "On the Road to Cauldron Lake". 30G Bronze
An Idyllic Small Town.jpg An Idyllic Small Town Make it through "Night Life in Bright Falls" in one go without dying or restarting even once. 30G Bronze
Meet the Deadline.jpg Meet the Deadline In "Mirror Peak", make it from the Coal Mine Museum to Cauldron Lake in 30 minutes. 30G Bronze
Departure.jpg Departure Complete the game on Normal difficulty. 40G Bronze
Hardboiled Writer.jpg Hardboiled Writer Complete the game on Hard difficulty. 40G Bronze
Collector's Edition.jpg Collector's Edition Find all the manuscript pages in the game, including the ones in Nightmare mode. 50G Silver
Alan, Wake Up.jpg Alan, Wake Up Complete the game on Nightmare difficulty. 50G Bronze

Downloadable Content

Episode 7/DLC 1: The Signal

Icon Name Description Points Trophy
A friend in Need.jpg A Friend In Need Find someone to help you. 25G Bronze
A Friend Indeed.jpg A Friend Indeed Follow the signal to its conclusion. 50G Bronze
Fast and Furious.jpg Fast and Furious Make it through the final battle in less than 1 minute and 30 seconds. 25G Bronze
Words Will Never Harm You.jpg Words Will Never Harm You Trigger all of the furnaces in the basement. 25G Bronze
Run-On Sentence.jpg Run-On Sentence Complete the episode without reloading the game or restarting a checkpoint. 50G Bronze
License Revoked.jpg License Revoked Complete the episode without using a single vehicle. 20G Bronze
Tick Tock.jpg Tick Tock Discover 10 hidden alarm clocks. 30G Bronze
Cardboard Companions.jpg Cardboard Companions Discover all of the cardboard standees. 25G Bronze

Episode 8/DLC 2: The Writer

Icon Name Description Points Trophy
Ding.jpg Ding! Complete the elevator ride. 5G Bronze
Kill Your Darlings.jpg Kill Your Darlings Defeat the final obstacle between you and your goal. 50G Bronze
Go Gentle into that good light.jpg Go Gentle Into That Good Light Make it through the approach to the lighthouse without firing a weapon. 25G Bronze
No Punctuation.jpg No Punctuation Complete the episode without reloading the game or restarting a checkpoint. 50G Bronze
Iron Will.jpg Iron Will Survive the final encounter without being seriously hurt. 25G Bronze
Whirlwind.jpg Whirlwind Make your way past the tornado in under 60 seconds. 20G Bronze
Licensed Properties.jpg Licensed Properties Discover 10 Night Springs video game 30G Bronze
Creative Space.jpg Creative Space Discover the secret area. 25G Bronze
Heartbreaker.jpg Heartbreaker Have some poison poured in your ear. 20G Bronze


  • The original Xbox 360 had both pre-achievement and post-achievement descriptions for every achievement. However, the 2012 PC port featured only the pre-achievement descriptions while the ones for the remastered feature the post-achievement ones.