Alan Wake

Alan Wake Achievements

If It Flies, It Burns

Burn 1,000 birds.

There is a good chance that you can get this in an entire playthrough of the game. I managed to pass the 1,000 mark in the closing hours of the game. My advice, don't run off from the birds, stick around and try to take them all out. If that fails and you don't make it by the end, simply load up the end of episode 2 where the birds are attacking Barry in the house, and just rinse and repeat. Or you could easily do the bird attack at the end of episode 2 and then restart checkpoint to kill them all again. If you're doing 2 playthroughs though (Normal and Nightmare), then this should be easy anyway.

Good tactics? Obviously the boosted torch is effective, but so is a direct hit with the flaregun or a quick flare when they are near-by.

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User Comments
Comment #1 by pocket1
Saturday, May 29, 2010 @ 01:19:25 PM

Just a quick note - for this achv and the other kill xx with xx, you can keep reloading checkpoints as any kills are stored on your statistics

Comment #2 by DAVID KNIFFIN
Thursday, June 03, 2010 @ 12:16:04 PM

This is easily done right at the end of Chapter 2. As soon as a flock is coming your way, hit them as close to the center as possible with the flare gun. As Pocket1 already stated, you can reload this checkpoint as many times as you need and your statistics will still increase. Takes about 3 to 4 tries and you'll get it.

Comment #3 by Chief Munga
Tuesday, November 02, 2010 @ 11:40:31 AM


Comment #4 by onka1
Friday, March 25, 2011 @ 08:36:38 PM

Burn birds BURN

Comment #5 by trevy2k
Friday, August 05, 2011 @ 10:50:29 AM

deffo one of the easiest achievements in the game did it on the first run though.

Comment #6 by TealPavelski
Monday, August 15, 2011 @ 12:42:24 AM

If you only have a few birds left for the 1,000. Load up Episode 5: The Clicker - Bright Falls Light & Power. You begin right at a section when there are about 20+ birds.

Comment #7 by brucedj07
Wednesday, September 21, 2011 @ 11:48:32 PM

episode 5 reach the crash site is a great place. The first save point with the light. continue to regenerate at the light and walk back to the birds, continuous respawn for them without reloading or dieing!

Comment #8 by TehTeddyface
Saturday, July 07, 2012 @ 09:54:47 AM

Thank you

Comment #9 by stickyboy3
Wednesday, October 10, 2012 @ 06:56:35 PM

Easiest place to get this one is Episode 2 where Barry is holed up in the cabin, hiding from the birds. Right before going up the steps to the cabin, there's a crate with some flare guns and ammo. Use the flare gun to rack up kills. Reload from the checkpoint, 3 or 4 times (you should get 300+ kills each time) until you reach 1000. If it flies, it burns :0

Comment #10 by Neon Benjo
Tuesday, October 23, 2012 @ 10:05:34 AM

Yeah flares kill pretty much the whole in a bird attack section you can kill a couple of hundred if you have a few flares.

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Game Info


US May 18, 2010
Europe May 14, 2010
Japan May 27, 2010

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