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Alan Wake's American Nightmare (Xbox 360)

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Walkthrough (PC)

Manuscript locations


Easy "Defeat 2,000 Taken." achievement

Complete Story mode after finding all the manuscript pages. Unlock all arcade levels. Play the Nightmare levels of the Arcade. Because there are no waves, enemies will continue to spawn. Another option is to -play the final act of Story mode. Progress to the final part at the power station where you have to point the flashlight into four groups of towers. There is a safe location and ammunition next to a small cabin. Remain in that area and allow the enemies to approach you. If you do not destroy the towers, the enemies will continue spawning. By collecting all the manuscript pages, you will have access to the assault rifle which can be found inside a metal box to the left of where both Bosses spawn after leaving the power station.

Easy "Poetry in Motion" achievement

Play the Nightmare mode Arcade levels. They are unlocked by doing well in the normal levels. The Nightmare difficulty setting is much harder, but you get more points as a result. Do not get hit for six minutes then do your best to get 100,000 points.


Complete the following achievements to unlock Xbox Live Gamerscore points.
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Escape! (10 points): Escape the Taken to the motel.
Rewrite (10 points): Rewrite reality for the first time.
Cool It (20 points): Make sure Dr. Meadows can take another look at the skies.
Happy Ending (25 points): Rewrite reality for the last time.
Glorious Dawn (10 points): Survive until dawn in any Arcade Mode level.
Poetry in Motion (20 points): Get a six-minute survivor streak and over 100,000 points in an Arcade level.
Enter the Nightmare (10 points): Unlock all of the Nightmare Arcade Mode levels.
Skill Beats Gun (10 points): Survive an Arcade level using nothing but the flashlight and handheld flares.
Survivor (30 points): Get 70,000 points in any Nightmare Arcade level.
Split Splat! (15 points): Take out two Splitter spawns with a single shot. (Video)
One Day I'll Buy a Stapler (20 points): Find all of the manuscript pages. (Video)
Pile 'Em High (20 points): Defeat 2,000 Taken.

Avatar Awards

Complete the indicated task to unlock the corresponding Avatar Award.

American Nightmare hoodie: Purchase the Game and Meet Emma in the Game.
Night Springs T-shirt: Unlock the first Nightmare Difficulty Arcade Level.
Old Gods of Asgard Tour T-shirt: Complete Story Mode.


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