Alan Wake PC Cheats

Rating 3

Microsoft Tag

Note: This requires a smartphone with the Microsoft Tag app. Play Episode 4 and find the modern art painting on the top floor of the lodge. Capture that image and read it with Microsoft Tag.

Rating 2

"Creative Space" achievement hint

Head to the area with the airplane and jump on its wings to reach the lower level. Drop from the plane, then go to the left of the furthest wing (towards the front of the plane). Once you reach the rock wall, find the slightly hidden hole. Go through and follow the path along the cliff side to reach a cave with a giant typewriter. After Alan is finishes speaking, go on top of the typewriter to read a paper that reveals more of the storyline.

Rating 1

Xbox 360 easter egg

When the doctor asks you to go back to your room at the start of Chapter 4, search the room across the hallway from your door to find an Xbox 360.

Rating 1

Weird restrooms

In episode 3, when you must find the keys to the car, at the end when escaping from the nature center, instead of looking in the Men's room look in the woman's room. None of the stalls have toilets.

Rating 1

Max Payne easter egg

-Search the bookshelves in Alan's New York apartment and other locations until you find the book "The Things I Want", which is a chapter title from Max Payne 2.
During the flashback at the start of Episode 2, inside the apartment's master bedroom is a radio which broadcasts a winter storm warning and comments that it is the worst in New York history. This also happened in the original Max Payne, which was set amidst a blizzard in New York.

-Alan Wake's fictional protagonist in his novels, Alex Casey, is similar in many ways to Max Payne.

-During the Episode 6 flashback, Alan wakes up with a hangover and needs pain killers to stop the pain. The bottle is identical to the one that is used by Max Payne for his pain relief.

-During Episode 4 you meet a burned out game designer. The game designer rants about how they thought it was fun to include "mullets" and "mullet time" in their game. Soon producers wanted "mullet time" in everything, a reference to the "Bullet Time" ability both Max Payne games used.

-Two pages of the manuscript found in Episode 2 seem to be from Alan Wake's Novel: The Sudden Stop. The implication of the protagonist's wife and child matches the setup for Max Payne. The reference to painkillers could also call out to the use of painkillers to restore health in Max Payne.

-One of Wake's books is titled "Return to Sender". In Max Payne some of the televisions show episodes of the series Address Unknown, in what the television network is calling a "Return to Sender Marathon".

Rating 0

Steam achievements

A Friend in Need - Special 1: Find someone to help you.
A Friend Indeed - Special 1: Follow the signal to its conclusion.
Alan, Wake Up - Complete the game on Nightmare difficulty.
An Idyllic Small Town - Make it through ''Night Life in Bright Falls'' in one go without dying or restarting even once.
Back! Back, I Say! - Save yourself with a flare.
Boob Tube - See what's on TV.
Bright Falls Aficionado - Absorb every bit of local history and culture.
Bright Falls' Finest - Call for help.
Cardboard Companions - Special 1: Discover all of the cardboard standees.
Carny - Knock over five can pyramids.
Child of the Elder God - Have a rock'n'roll moment without dropping to a low health state.
Collateral Carnage - Defeat 20 Taken with indirect means.
Collector's Edition - Find all of the manuscript pages in the game, including the ones in Nightmare mode.
Come One, Come All - Kill four Taken with a single shot from the flaregun.
Couch Potato - Watch every single TV show.
Creative Space - Special 2: Discover the secret area.
Damn Good Cup of Coffee - Discover 25 coffee thermoses.
Departure - Complete the game on Normal difficulty.
Ding! - Special 2: Complete the elevator ride.
Drink 'Em Both Up - Put de lime in de coconut twice.
Energized! - Use 100 batteries.
Every Nook and Cranny - Discover all of the hidden chests.
Fast and Furious - Special 1: Make it through the final battle in less than 1 minute and 30 seconds.
Finders Keepers - Discover 5 hidden chests.
Float Like a Butterfly - Perform a cinematic dodge.
Follow the Light - Take a night course of light education.
Gatekeeper - Cut the power to the transformer yard.
Go Gentle Into That Good Light - Special 2: Make it through the approach to the lighthouse without firing a weapon.
Gunless Wonder - Make it to Cauldron Lake without firing a single shot in ''On the Road to Cauldron Lake.''
Hardboiled Writer - Complete the game on Hard difficulty.
Heartbreaker - Special 2: Have some poison poured in your ear.
Heavy Metal - Survive the bulldozer attack.
Hypercaffeinated - Discover all coffee thermoses.
If It Flies, It Burns - Burn 1,000 birds.
Iron Horse - Encounter a steam engine.
Iron Will - Special 2: Survive the final encounter without being seriously hurt.
It's Not Just a Typewriter Brand - Defeat 50 Taken with a shotgun.
KBF-FM - Listen to all of the radio shows.
Kill Your Darlings - Special 2: Defeat the final obstacle between you and your goal.
Let There Be Light - Get a generator running.
License Revoked - Special 1: Complete the episode without using a single vehicle.
Licensed Properties - Special 2: Discover 10 Night Springs video games.
Medical Opinions - Listen to Hartman's recordings.
Meet the Deadline - In ''Mirror Peak,'' make it from the Coal Mine Museum to Cauldron Lake in 30 minutes.
Missed by a Mile - Perform a cinematic dodge 20 times.
No Punctuation - Special 2: Complete the episode without reloading the game or restarting a checkpoint.
Nordic Walking - Take a walk through the logging area, meet one of the quirky locals.
Paging Mr. Wake - Find 25 manuscript pages.
Park Ranger - Enjoy the sounds and sights of Elderwood National Park.
Perchance to Dream - Take a moment to reflect on past events.
Picking Up After Yourself - Find all of the manuscript pages in Normal mode.
Right of Way - Drive over 15 Taken.
Run-On Sentence - Special 1: Complete the episode without reloading the game or restarting a checkpoint.
Sound and Fury - Kill four Taken with a single flashbang.
Taken Season - Defeat 50 Taken with the hunting rifle.
The Lady of the Light - Discover the secret she guards.
The Six-Gun Scribe - Defeat 100 Taken with the revolver.
They're Heeeeeere! - Inanimate objects shouldn't move of their own accord. Put a stop to this affront, oh, say, 20 times.
Thunder and Lightning - Defeat 50 Taken with flashbang grenades.
Tick Tock - Special 1: Discover 10 hidden alarm clocks.
Tornado Wrangler - Defeat the tornado.
Two For the Price of One - Kill two Taken with a single shotgun blast.
Under a Thin Layer of Skin - Defy the park ranger.
What Light Through Yonder Window - Defeat 50 Taken with the flaregun, the way Shakespeare intended.
Wheels Within Wheels - Meet the kidnapper.
Whirlwind - Special 2: Make your way past the tornado in under 60 seconds.
Words Will Never Harm You - Special 1: Trigger all of the furnaces in the basement.

Rating 0

Camera Position

Your character, Alan Wake, sometimes lingers in the center of the screen despite you clicking on the movement stick. To move him to the side of the playfield, press the viewing stick all the way left or right until Wake rotates completely once. This should push his body to one side and you can see what the hell is in front of you.

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Item Maximum

The following is the maximum amount of items you can carry:

Batteries - 20
Revolver rounds - 42
Shotgun shells (both versions) - 32
Rifle rounds - 25
Flaregun ammo - 12
Flares and  - 20
Flashbangs - 20

Rating 0

Nightmare mode

Complete the game to unlock Nightmare mode. In addition to increasing the combat difficulty, there will be sixteen additional Manuscript Pages to collect.