Omniscient achievement in Layers of Fear


Witnessed all outcomes

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How to unlock the Omniscient achievement

  • Beth BearBeth Bear1,599,677
    20 Feb 2016 21 Feb 2016 20 Mar 2016
    255 19 130
    Hey Guys. So basically this achievement is for witnessing all the endings. The game has a total of three. These include the Wife ending, Self Portrait ending and the Wife and Child ending. I have made videos for all three. By following these three videos you can pretty much get the full 1000G with the exception of maybe one or two achievements.

    You can do the endings in any order. However I would recommend doing the Self Portrait one first to get all the collectibles out of the way this includes Rat drawings and Mementos. Once these have been picked up they stay collected and you don't have to pick them up in other playthroughs. Next I recommend doing the normal wife ending followed by the wife and child ending last. You don't have to do them in this order but it does make it a bit easier in my opinion


    With the Wife and Wife and child endings I don't pick up any Rat Drawings or Mementos as I had already collected them in the Self Portrait ending.


    Here are written guides for each one (Thanks to YAZITE for confirming these!!!!)

    Self-portrait ending (the selfish ending):

    This is achieved for essentially being selfish throughout the game. Ignoring your family and focusing on your paintings.
    - Deathless run
    - Stare at paintings frequently
    - Follow rats whenever possible
    - Interacting with only story related items OR items relating to your selfish personality (crooked glasses is an example)
    - Possibly achieved for going below the neutral ending.

    Wife ending (neutral ending):

    This is confirmed to be the neutral (loop) ending and is achieved for gaining a neutral number of points in relation to the other two endings.

    Wife and child ending (family/regretful ending):

    - Throughout the game you should ignore anything relating to your selfish past (except story objects of course)
    - Pick up items relating to your wife
    - Approach your wife at EVERY encounter and "embrace" her
    - Ignore rats and paintings as much as possible
    - During the child chapter, approach the child in the red hall rather than back away

    Wife and Child Ending in more detail!!!!!

    -Prologue: run straight upstairs, grab key, back downstairs to unlock the studio

    -Chapter 1: hairbrush on windowsill to the right (early on in chapter, sort of easy to miss)

    -Chapter 2: piano notes in room right across from small room with key; scary baby chest by creepy window; violin in closet in vinyl room

    -Chapter 3: room that appears behind you after looking at it through a window has a calendar in the left top drawer, turn on lamp in next room; library room turn on lamp in the corner next to small table with tobacco pipe on it and push ladder to get key and unlock upstairs door; basement staircase turn on light

    -Chapter 4: note on floor from fire horse room; birthday hat on teddy bear; kids shoes in bow room; break mirror in vanity mirror room (open two drawers); checkers puzzle (beating heart); out of apples note in top right drawer under the beating heart on wall; feed fake cat with fruit on same table; walk under chairs death; open cupboard in floating crayon room; doll hallway near the end look through window on the right at carousel outside; pick up perfume on windowsill; look at creepy kid's picture in pool of blood door/room right after perfume; kid's room interact with jack in the box and picture in same dresser

    -Chapter 5: Die in flashing lights wife hallway with item on floor next to candle (do not pick up item); "don't look back" jump scare death; pull chain three times; fold up mirror on windowsill, go in other blood pool room right after; go into room with wife in floor right after that, exit and then go back inside to get that death; phone numbers in order, 363, 853, 354

    -Chapter 6: Die in yellow hallway, "each mistake a pitfall" death (very easy to miss, after you drop down door on the floor, look straight ahead at the only exit while walking backwards); jump into picture pit without pulling up pictures; bed on fire room and bandages; necklace on windowsill, walk into area next to it, then walk into wife's room then look at everything in room; push wheelchair as far as it goes; knife in bathroom

    -Ending sequence, note in child's room area on floor; secret safe code (hard to decipher what the actual code is on the vid but starting at 0 if you move the dial counterclockwise from 10 to 20 to 30 to 40, then from 40 go clockwise to 30, then to 20 and the safe should open) then go to stairs and watch them collapse; light tri candles with little floating house next to it in checkers room

    (CREDIT FOR THE WRITTEN PART OF THE WIFE AND CHILD ENDING GOES TO UNDEAD SHROOM) Thank you for taking what I did in my video and translating it to written text

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    LordSmorcFor anyone struggling to get the wife ending like me (even though it's the easiest to get) I would suggest speedrunning the game. The game can be completed in roughly 40 minutes if you completely ignore everything that doesn't progress you through the game. You are pretty much guaranteed to get the wife ending this way as you haven't done anything to influence the other 2 endings. Your painting looks like it will turn out as the wife and child all the way until the end, don't worry about this as you still end up with just the wife. You don't have to waste time looking at her items and embracing her at all opportunities for the wife ending.
    Posted by LordSmorc on 03 Mar 19 at 20:11
    Crimson DrifterI forgot to report back! So, after getting wife/child I loaded up chapter 5 again. Went through and embraced wife when I could, looked at bandages and necklace, avoided child in red hallway, avoided kid stuff as much as possible. Got wife first try!

    Give the Chapter 5 reload a try, it will save you some hours
    Posted by Crimson Drifter on 04 Mar 19 at 00:17
    MattQuin89Followed walkthrough, got self portrait.

    Reloaded chapter 5, followed text guide above and got wife & child.

    Started new game, speed ran through the whole game, picking up nothing and avoiding all contact as much as possible, avoiding rats, avoiding looking at anything except my next door, got wife.
    Posted by MattQuin89 on 15 Nov 20 at 07:58
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  • Marine1TenMarine1Ten331,189
    02 Mar 2017 02 Mar 2017 07 Mar 2017
    34 2 7
    I just earned the final three achievements for completion. Due to some confusion I experienced, here are some tips to complete this game in one play through with chapter replay only for extra endings and missed items.

    Potential Spoilers below: Please play this game through x1 on your own so you will understand the tips and experience the immersion.

    I used the TA walkthrough guide (thanks Yazite, Beth Bear & SpiralGamerPro for your excellent work) to collect items and earned the 'selfish ending' first. As I reloaded the saves to gather missed items, I realized I was changing the outcomes and the pathing. That is: I went different places and had different experiences from any video/written guides available. My game had missing items that were available in some guides. In order to follow the guides "exactly" I would need to start a new game. Didn't want to do that if it was not necessary.

    Edit-wildwest08 points out that you need to understand you may have to change your actions,i.e.- read different notes, or otherwise 'tinker' with actions to get your desired ending. as I indicate above.

    So, I reloaded chapters 5 & 6 to experiment. Chapter 5 glitched & I could not get a final path to open up after the 'telephones' sequence, so I went out to the menu and reloaded chapter 6 and continued. Now, I wanted the Wife ending so I focused on letting her kill me every time and looked at her items like brushes, notes she wrote, pushed her wheelchair, focused on her necklace which is found in the windowsill, etc. Because I went through the 'bright light doorway' into the child's room in chapter 5 in my first run and I went down the 'red hallway' to the child in chapter 6 on my chapter replay, and because I looked at child items...I earned the Wife & Child ending. Surprise.

    After the second ending I replayed Ch. 5 & 6 again and focused on letting the wife kill me every other time and looked at more paintings, rats & avoided looking at the child items. I skipped the bright white light doorway after the telephone sequence and instead followed the dark hallway that opened near where the timbers blocked my pathway. I avoided the child at the end of the dark hallway, in red. I turned right instead. Pushed the wheelchair in the hallway a bit but ended the sequence looking at the paintings vs pushing her chair until the hallway turned black & paintings disappeared. Continuing to the end the Wife ending unlocked. This occurred in spite of the starting painting in Ch.6 which had the outline of the child in the painting with the mother!

    After you stack the painting in the cut-scene, go to the office and pick up the key from the desk. Go downstairs and unlock the painting room. It is on the same wall as the chest nearby the house front entrance. Go into the painting room and touch items or walk around until the scene lightens and a fresh canvas appears on the easel. YES! touch the cloth covering the easel and the achievement(s) will unlock. Be sure to find the developers notebook prior to unlocking the painting room. It is by the couch after the cut scene with the Wife painting.

    My thanks to No Parasite & justGOTwicked for their posted comments that helped steer me in the right direction.
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    Marine1TenThanks PTGigi and wildwest08 for your comments. I also had to repeat 5&6 but even though I had a problem completing ch. 5 x1 the game progressed with the changes I made when I started ch. 6 ; and I still got the second ending needed to progress to ending #3.
    Posted by Marine1Ten on 07 Mar 17 at 03:08
    Roman NavelThis didn't work for me when going for Wife & Child. I'm not exactly sure what I missed. I replayed chapters 5 & 6, while consulting both the video from Beth Bear and the text written about how to obtain Wife & Child. I did everything detailed out there. Right before I added the eye ball to the painting, the painting was indeed of the wife holding the child. But once I added the eye ball it transformed into just the wife.
    Posted by Roman Navel on 02 Apr 17 at 22:00
    Marine1TenRoman Navel, did you head straight for the child's room toward the light on your right or did you head into the darker side? Do not let the wife kill you next try. Turn around & run away but do let the child kill you by running toward her. Do not look at the wife's articles, look at paintings on the wall & do not push her wheelchair. Go down the Father's side. You may have spent more time on wife items in earlier chapters than I did. How and when you found and viewed collectibles, toys, etc. has an effect on the final painting. Keep track of what you have seen & done. I skipped some areas on my last play-through to shorten the game.
    Posted by Marine1Ten on 02 Apr 17 at 22:26
  • SoulyTheDudeSoulyTheDude385,833
    06 Mar 2017 06 Mar 2017 04 Jan 2019
    22 4 1
    Hey guys so I think the only ending that actually needs a step to step guide is Wife & Child
    ending. I found something that really helped me. credit goes to
    for the wife and child ending try to do as many of these steps as you can but if you happen to miss some, don't worry just try to do as many as you can.
    Whispered Word: Chapter 1 / Room 5 - When you input the lock code to open the ring case with the words "THE PAST HOLDS BACK LOOK CLOSER" on the interior. The code is 484. Grab the collectible.
    Event: Chapter 1 / Room 7 - In the room with the painting in the back that drops you into the basement; don't look at it, just turn around and leave.
    Whispered Word: Chapter 1 / Room 8 - Enter a hallway filled with portraits. One of the paintings will fly off the wall. Interact with this painting to pull it down and you'll discover a sketch.
    Event: Chapter 1 / Room 9 - Once again, you'll reach a room with a painting in the back where rats scatter on the floor. Ignore this room, turn around and leave through the entrance.
    Whispered Word: Chapter 1 / Room 11 - Enter the hallway with a candle on the window sill on the right. Grab the brush located here.
    Whispered Word: Chapter 2 / Room 4 - Enter a small closet filled with paintings to collect a key. Through the door directly opposite this closet is another small room with notes inside.
    Event: Chapter 2 / Room 6 - In the plain room with a chest in the corner, don't miss the chest. Open it to find a baby doll inside.
    Event: Chapter 2 / Room 8 - Continue two rooms later and ignore the locked safe there.
    Event: Chapter 2 / Room 10 - In the mirror room, don't turn around and look at the mirror again.
    Event: Chapter 2 / Room 12 - Enter the room with the wheelchair. Once you see it, turn around for a scare.
    Event: Chapter 2 / Room 13 - One room later, ignore the rat that runs left and continue on through the door on the right.
    Whispered Word: Chapter 2 / Room 17 - Explore the large phonograph bedroom. Open the cabinets in the corner opposite the bed to find a violin.
    Event: Chapter 3 / Room 3 - In the hall with the chained-up piano, go ahead and approach the piano.
    Event: Chapter 3 / Room 5 - Trapped in the room, turn until a path opens. Move toward the exit, then spin around again to find a new door. Open it.
    Whispered Word: Chapter 3 / Room 10 - In the hallway with the balcony and phone that reverses upward onto the small table, backtrack until the phone falls and breaks right in front of you. Check the receiver to get the words.
    Event: Chapter 3 / Room 12 - Enter the hall with windows on the left. Walk forward until a force pushes you back. Approach your ghostly wife.
    Event: Chapter 3 / Room 17 - Explore the bathroom through the door on the left and look into the black gunk in the tub.
    Event: Chapter 4 / Room 2 - Enter the hall with candles lining the floor. The ghost of your wife twitches in the darkness. Run toward her.
    Whispered Word: Chapter 4 / Room 3 - Reach a room with trees drawn on the walls. Open all four doors and they'll slam shut. Keep turning until an exit is revealed. Grab the door but do not open it -- turn around, witness the fire event, walk to the back of the blank room, then turn around to see a new note has appeared in your path.
    Whispered Word: Chapter 4 / Room 4 - Leaving the room and entering a hallway with chalk lines drawn on the floor and walls, grab the party hat from the teddy bear.
    Event: Chapter 4 / Room 5 - Don't interact with the lamp on your left as you pass through this room.
    Whispered Word: Chapter 4 / Room 6 - Get to the simple sitting room with baby-shoes on a table to the back-left of the entrance door. Turn toward the window to get a glimpse of the baby doll.
    Event: Chapter 4 / Room 7 - In the wooden room with the vanity mirror, look at the mirror and wait for the candles to light up.
    Whispered Word: Chapter 4 / Room 8 - Enter a hallway and turn right to a dead-end with a checker's board. Find all three checker pieces to reveal a whispered words item on the board.
    Event: Chapter 4 / Room 9 - There's dark room on the right. Go inside and take a look around.
    Whispered Word: Chapter 4 / Room 17 - Escaping the multi-colored maze past the doll room and you'll wake up from the floor. There's an open door here, but don't go through it. Turn around and look on the floor of the closet to get a unique toy.
    Whispered Word: Chapter 4 / Room 18 - Moving on, you'll reach a simple hall with black lines and a window sill on the left. Check the sill to find an item.
    Event: Chapter 4 / Room 18 - In the same room as the collectible, try opening every door.
    Event: Chapter 5 / Room 4 - Encounter the ghost wife down the hall. Run toward her instead of running away.
    Event: Chapter 5 / Room 6 - In the hall with the bright light in the distance, run toward it to enter the next room.
    Event: Chapter 5 / Room 15 - Ignore the instructions and turn around.
    Event: Chapter 5 / Room 16 - Even if you collected the crank from Room 14, make sure to use the chain to open the door here. Do not use the crank.
    Event: Chapter 5 / Room 19 - In the elevator, turn the switch right instead of left.
    Whispered Word: Chapter 5 / Room 22 - Enter a hallway with a window on the left. The next collectible is right there in the window sill.
    Event: Chapter 5 / Room 22 - Check out the door that's cracked open. Take a good look inside.
    Whispered Word: Chapter 6 / Room 5 - Enter the melting hall and run toward your ghost wife in the distance.
    Event: Chapter 6 / Room 9 - Once you fall into the lower level, enter the darkness.
    Event: Chapter 6 / Room 11 - In the strange room, leave the pulley and drop into the hole in the center.
    Event: Chapter 6 / Room 13 - Use the Ouija board in this room. Input the code 363-853-354 and grab the memento that appears.
    Whispered Word: Chapter 6 / Room 15 - In the area with the black sludge blocking the path ahead, check the window sill. There's a necklace here.
    Event: Chapter 6 / Room 15 - In one of the side rooms, you'll find a large portrait of your wife. Squeeze into the room itself and take a close look.
    Event: Chapter 6 / Room 16 - In the opulent hallway, push the wheelchair to the end of the corridor.
    Event: Chapter 6 / Last Room - Open the safe. The code is 042
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    ianroper1your guide was very helpful my own experience was id got the other endings and all collectables plus I started on chapter 4
    Posted by ianroper1 on 27 Apr 17 at 10:28
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