Alan Wake

Alan Wake Achievements

An Idyllic Small Town

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

Rather than make a video for this one, I'm going to give a brief rundown of potential sticky parts and what to do. Honestly, you shouldn't need one, it's easy.

If you're loading up an episode to do it, it's 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 defence and the helicopter defence. One mid-mission and one at the end. In order to unlock the achievement you must finish it, from the police station to the helicopter, without dying or restarting. Just make sure you load up on all the equipment before you move too close to Sarah and Barry. 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 flash grenade 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 flash grenades wisely, shoot the gan 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, you'll do fine.

Oh, do them on normal.

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User Comments
Comment #1 by derblutenkat
Wednesday, August 11, 2010 @ 12:37:32 AM

You must start this run BEFORE the initial cutscene plays. The game saves immediately after the cinematic so if you watch the cinematic and then quit/dashboard and pick the game back up at another time (by selecting Continue from the Main Menu) you will start AFTER the cutscene and will not get this Achievement.

Comment #2 by Slam Shot Sam
Thursday, November 11, 2010 @ 03:36:43 PM

Thanks man, that'll explain why I didn't get it!

Comment #3 by Syberpro
Friday, December 24, 2010 @ 07:40:36 PM

thanks a lot derblutenkat i did not know that!

Comment #4 by Luiza014
Friday, December 31, 2010 @ 06:36:50 PM


Comment #5 by NanuNanu14
Sunday, January 09, 2011 @ 04:46:38 PM

You have to go from the police station to the helicopter cutscene without dying/ restarting. That's all you need to do for the achievement. The hardest parts of the section in particular are waiting outside the church, and the helipad battle.

Comment #6 by A R E D 92
Thursday, March 03, 2011 @ 07:27:28 AM

Easy Achievement

Comment #7 by Cotrix
Thursday, March 10, 2011 @ 09:04:33 PM

hey im having problems do i have to watch the whole cinematics? to get the achievement

Comment #8 by choekstr
Tuesday, March 22, 2011 @ 01:56:13 PM

I am thinking you need to watch the whole cinematics and never hit select or start? I have gone through once and it didn't pop and I skipped all the cinematics. I am trying again and playing like I did the very first time through watching the story.

Comment #9 by Lukeweizer
Saturday, April 30, 2011 @ 06:24:46 PM

I forgot about the "one go" thing and turned off my box after the helicopter defense.

Comment #10 by punisher6784
Tuesday, June 07, 2011 @ 06:15:55 AM

OMG! Playing on hard, lining up the last couple of taken and I stepped off the side of the Helipad and fell to my death...

Comment #11 by guitarslay3r
Monday, July 11, 2011 @ 11:54:21 AM

Easy achievement... but...

During the helicopter defense, guess who walked backwards off the cliff?

This guy...

Comment #12 by LimitingSleet3
Thursday, July 21, 2011 @ 12:02:40 AM

Very easy, but you should keep in mind that you HAVE TO watch all the cinematic
shows and DO NOT press the start button and do it on normal and every thing should be fine.

Comment #13 by ALaPigeon
Thursday, July 21, 2011 @ 06:08:11 PM

quick question, can you turn off the xbox and go back to it later or does it have to be done in one go? not that im too bothered, im just trying to get all the collectables and might go back to this one afterwards :)

Comment #14 by LimitingSleet3
Saturday, July 23, 2011 @ 03:51:35 AM

@13 Nope you have to complete it in one sit

Comment #15 by ALaPigeon
Sunday, July 24, 2011 @ 12:08:45 PM

ah well, ill just go back to it later then :)

Comment #16 by LimitingSleet3
Monday, July 25, 2011 @ 03:38:10 AM

It wont take lot of time, it's around half hour

Comment #17 by Caio Henrique
Wednesday, August 31, 2011 @ 12:38:15 PM

I didn't get that bcoz I used Continue D:

Comment #18 by grimgrl
Tuesday, October 25, 2011 @ 09:24:32 PM

I made up a new xbl account, really looking forward playing this again, just not getting this achievement again lol

Comment #19 by Mainzter
Thursday, November 17, 2011 @ 08:42:02 AM

Lol made it on my Nightmare Playtrought at first try. Its Easy just need some skill.

Comment #20 by JakeB
Wednesday, December 14, 2011 @ 02:47:48 PM

About to do this one, I've beaten the game 3 times and I'm pretty good at it so it should be a piece of cake, especially on the Normal difficulty.

Comment #21 by JakeB
Wednesday, December 14, 2011 @ 03:25:26 PM

Okay, I just got it, even though I accidentally paused the game for a minute. You can pause, but do not quit out of the episode, restart checkpoint, etc. while paused.

Comment #22 by LordSamoni1
Monday, March 05, 2012 @ 02:58:50 PM

Just start the episode ''Night Life in Bright Falls'' and go from cutscene to cutscene without dying or restarting from a checkpoint.

you can definatly skip the cutscenes as i have just earned this and did so myself ( on normal) prob same for others tho :)

Comment #23 by stickyboy3
Saturday, October 13, 2012 @ 01:20:57 AM

Pretty easy to make it through the first parts if you utilize Sarah and Barry.

I died the first time around at the helipad just because they bum-rush you so fast and I didn't save up flares. Duh! Stupid Barry could have hung around a bit longer with his "flaming eye of Mordor." :-|

Anyway, to beat it, I stock-piled all my resources for the next attempt. I looked around for torch caches and found maybe 7(?) flare gun ammo and at least 5 flashbangs. That was more than enough, I had some left over after the fight. I didn't really bother with turning on the floodlights--"fast" Taken can sneak up from behind way too easy. I just stayed on the platform with a good view, popping off shots from the flaregun and tossing flashbangs when they get close.

Comment #24 by Havok1496
Tuesday, May 28, 2013 @ 01:41:47 PM

i can confirm that you can pause and still get it. Just do it on normal, and for most of the fights just shine the lights on the taken so Sarah can kill them. As for the church fight its not to bad you might want to use a flash bang on the first group of guys but that is up to you. I just camped up top by the stairs and was able to shoot them with the hunting rifle. For the last fight on the helipad remember you lose all your weapons after the fight so just let loose and don't worry about trying to conserve any ammo or flash bangs. My recommendation for the last fight save up your flares and just pop them from time to time to give you some time to think and plan if the taken are surrounding you and just let loose with the flash bangs.

Comment #25 by Formosa1994
Monday, January 20, 2014 @ 06:04:27 AM

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Game Info


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

HDD Space Required : 6.23 GB
Backward compatible on Xbox One: Yes
Price: $19.99USD
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