Alan Wake Wiki

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

Downloadable Content[]

Episode 7/DLC 1: The Signal[]

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

Episode 8/DLC 2: The Writer[]

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