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An Idyllic Small Town is an achievement/trophy in Alan Wake.



  • Make it through "Night Life in Bright Falls" in one go, without dying or restarting even once.


  • You fought your way through the streets of Bright Falls without getting killed.


Load up Episode 5, the first chapter, "Night Life in Bright Falls". If you prepare and don't waste powerful weapons, then there aren't many tricky moments. The two potential tricky spots are:
The church and fire station defense. One mid mission and one at the end. In order to unlock the achievement you must finish it, from the sheriff station to the helicopter, without dying or restarting. Just make sure you load up on all the equipment before you move to close to Sheriff Sarah Breaker and Barry Wheeler. Otherwise, the Taken come. If you scavenge the lot before hand of both areas, it should be easy.

The church - The best way to do this is the hunting rifle and flashbang combo on the left hand steps (with your back to the church). It should be easy as Sarah will be on hand to help out.

The helicopter - You're on your own here. Just use the flashbangs wisely, shoot the gas canisters to save flash grenades and try to turn on the lights whenever possible. Stay on the pad as well. If you stick to that strategy, you'll do fine.

Known Issues[]

  • Players who bought Playstation 4 Remastered version should be warned that this achievement cannot be obtained if they receive a game crash interruption, error code CE-34878-0 will occur mostly at Bright Falls town, the road from the Bright Falls Sheriff Station to the Town hall.