Alan Wake

Alan Wake Achievements


Knock over five can pyramids.

There are 12 can pyramids to knock over in all, but you only have to knock over 5 for the achievement. Choose from this list below as to which 5 you want to knock over. To knock over, you of course simply have to shoot them... that's it.

1. Episode 1 – There is a stack on the fence to the right as soon as you get a gun and torch for the first time.

2. Episode 1 – After doing the “log puzzle” in the second part of the logging yard (after the river), there is a can pyramid at the top of the old stairs.

3. In Episode 2, after defending Lover’s Peak and falling down, then crossing through the bear trap infested woods, before crossing the next log crossing, turn around and walk to the cliff face overlooking the mill. It’s there on top of a barrel.

4. After getting the car in episode 2 towards the end, there will be a truck forked in the middle of the road, head left around it and when you come to the next truck, head left again. You’ll then see a bright light up ahead, head towards it and the pyramid is on the table ahead.

5. Episode 3, after escaping the radio station and getting to the first safe haven (with a generator), slightly further up the path is a shack with three lights surrounding it. In the farthest shack there is a can pyramid. Shoot it down for the achievement.

6. Towards the end of episode 3, after the silver mine and the cable car across the valley that crashes. It’s on the cable car station on the side that you’re travelling to.

7. Episode 4, in the gardens, after defeating the orderly and destroying a wheelbarrow and double gate with light, it’s on the wall by manuscript #63.

8. In episode 4 after you bash the barn door with the Viking ship (after the stage showdown), there are two pieces of hanging wire. There is one on the left of the second piece on a cylindrical wooden cable reel.

9. At the end of the floodgate puzzle in episode 5.

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User Comments
Comment #1 by ZzziJAMIEizzZ
Tuesday, June 08, 2010 @ 03:57:00 PM

it dont work my cousin and i tried it and it didnt give us the achievment

Comment #2 by ZzziJAMIEizzZ
Tuesday, June 08, 2010 @ 03:58:44 PM

it dont work my cousin and i tried it and it didnt give us the achievment

Comment #3 by DENAz666
Friday, June 11, 2010 @ 12:26:21 AM

Works fine for me?

Very funny, i didn't even realise this was a achievement, i was just knocking down the cans for a laugh!! lolz!!!

Comment #4 by hardsy22
Monday, February 28, 2011 @ 11:12:52 AM

to get this achievement you have to do it 12 times, you can check your statistics to see how many you have done

Comment #5 by Nawara Ven
Thursday, March 10, 2011 @ 09:21:39 PM

It's definitely 5, not 12. I got them utterly out of order, and across two playthoughs.
Have no idea what could be causing trouble otherwise.

Comment #6 by metalaxi
Thursday, May 26, 2011 @ 05:01:11 AM

There is one pyramid more in Episode 6 (mission target: "Get to Cauldron Lake"). After the long tunnel, you hop into a car and drive for a short time. You reach a gate and Alan says something like "I have to get that gate open". You go upstairs into the building where you can find the button to open the gate. There's a door to a balcony, directly above the the digger. Right-hand, you will find the pyramid.

Comment #7 by Falloutsider
Saturday, June 18, 2011 @ 11:50:41 AM

what a stupid achievement this is

Comment #8 by Falloutsider
Saturday, June 18, 2011 @ 11:52:22 AM

not exactly something to brag about

Comment #9 by Lyco
Friday, September 16, 2011 @ 06:51:45 PM

Did this without realizing it was an achievement too. Saw the very first one, shot it and my brother laughed and said "that should have been an achievement" sarcasticly. And whatta ya know. Also, it's definately 5.

Comment #10 by AtomicThumbs
Wednesday, December 21, 2011 @ 01:17:15 PM

You don't have to shoot them. I was going for Gunless Wonder and I needed to knock over one more pyramid. So I found one and just walked over it which knocked over the cans. Achievement unlocked.

Comment #11 by ksh27
Wednesday, December 28, 2011 @ 04:01:12 PM

i just wonder why you dont have to knock all the can pyramids instead of 5.. stupid one..

Comment #12 by otisH22
Thursday, March 01, 2012 @ 12:03:26 PM

Two additional locations to find can pyramids

Episode Five: The Clicker - Night Life in Bright Falls - Stacked on the roof of the hotdog trailer near the Auto Supplies store on Harbor Street right before Sheriff Breaker says, “over here, quick, there’s light."

Episode Six: The Departure - On the Road to Cauldron Lake - On the low wall in the Majestic Motel parking lot opposite the lobby and agent Nightengales room.

Comment #13 by Saintsrowfanboy
Saturday, June 23, 2012 @ 09:52:09 AM

Comment #14 by BOURBON
Thursday, November 28, 2013 @ 08:26:42 PM


Comment #15 by TheForrester
Monday, March 17, 2014 @ 05:54:24 PM

Can this be achieved by loading chapters or must they all be shot in one playthrough?

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Game Info


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

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