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The Signal

Tick Tock achievement in Alan Wake

Tick Tock

Special 1: Discover 10 hidden alarm clocks.

Tick Tock0
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How to unlock the Tick Tock achievement

  • HaganeGirHaganeGir90,004
    27 Jul 2010 27 Jul 2010
    79 4 12
    There may be minor spoilers in this guide. There are ten alarm clocks in total, which can be found in the following order:

    1: In the kitchen of the Oh Deer Diner, behind the Staff Only door. You can only reach the clock when a Taken knocks down the door.

    2: You can hear this alarm clock when entering the playground. After fighting off the possessed play equipment (which is awesome), you can grab this clock from a chair next to the fallen trees near the entrance.

    3: In the church basement with the blast furnaces. From where you enter down the broken stairs, it is behind you, and you will have to go around the furnaces to find it on an armchair. When I went for it, a Taken tried to take me by surprise, so be careful.

    4: When you are introduced to the floating ‘boom!’ and ‘fireworks’ words you will be sent into the woods with a decent amount of Taken coming after you. There is a TV, announcing an attack, just before a forked path. Taking either side will lead you to a broken train cart by a set of train tracks, with the alarm clock poking out of its side.

    5: On your way to the sawmill just past the above clock there is the floating word ‘turret’. Focusing your light on this creates a floodlight, pointed at a small tent with three floating ‘boom!’ words in it. Turn on the light, wait for the explosions, and check the tent for this clock.

    6: You will come to an area filled with light poles that turn on and off spontaneously. At the first enemy encounter (Taken spawn rather rapidly here, so be careful), hug the wall on the left and follow it to a small cliff edge. There should be a gap between two broken fence pieces. This is where you will find the alarm clock.

    7: In the first section where vehicles are available (labelled ‘wheels’) head straight from where you entered the area. There is an alarm clock on a vertical pole near a shed and a set of wheels.

    8: You will come to a lake area and walk underneath a dock, where Alan on a TV will announce you’ve walked into a trap. After fending off the enemies, continue on and spawn a ladder, climb up and turn around. Walk to the edge of the dock and the alarm clock will be sitting on the right.

    9: Moving ahead from above, you will come to a small maze of pallets and crates, accompanied by the lovely sound of a chainsaw. Take care of the Taken here and head to the far right corner for an alarm clock by the fence.

    10: You can hear the final alarm clock ticking away as you walk out of the room with the memory of Alan’s photoshoot. The clock is inside Alan’s study, on an armchair by the door.

    Note that you may want to find these collectibles on a separate play-through from the ‘Run-On Sentence’, as some alarm clock (most notably #6) are in areas with heavy amounts of Taken nearby. You can check how many you’ve collected in the statistics screen.

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    SpazCoolGreat guide, followed it on my first playthrough without confusion or a hitch to bitch about. Cheers.
    Posted by SpazCool on 01 Oct 11 at 14:37
    The Last RascalI can also confirm that #6 disappears if you go on to the next Safe Haven. Made the exact same mistakes as TheIcemanCometh (thanks for confirming my suspicions).
    Posted by The Last Rascal on 13 Mar 15 at 07:36
    FLD Marshal Z0DThanks TheIcemanCometh.
    #6 does disappear if you run past the lamps.
    Posted by FLD Marshal Z0D on 13 Jul 17 at 18:22
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  • eG I MuRd3r uKeG I MuRd3r uK178,296
    27 Jul 2010 27 Jul 2010
    58 1 3
    There are a total of 10 hidden alarm clocks to be found in The Signal. You will know when a clock is nearby by the ticking sound of the clock.

    This Video shows all 10 Clock Locations in the Signal DLC.
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    Daradarkathank you never would have found number 4 lol thank you very much
    Posted by Daradarka on 19 Jan 11 at 07:23
    rdfreeman33I gave u a negative cause ur vid was as too dark im sorry.
    Posted by rdfreeman33 on 26 Feb 11 at 21:56
    m0j0s magicsawRdfreeman change your settings i just watched it on my phone as i missed one collectable 1 neg vote unbelievable + from me
    Posted by m0j0s magicsaw on 12 May 13 at 17:40
  • TheRealCassellTheRealCassell115,066
    28 Jul 2010 28 Jul 2010
    34 6 0
    Here are the collectibles in order you come across them in the dlc.
    There´s a total of 10 alarm clocks and 6 cutouts

    Clock: In the kitchen of the Oh Deer Diner

    Cutout: After you leave the hardware shop turn right around the corner (Odin)

    Cutout: Before you cross the broken street turn left along the cliffs - there are several words for ammo and flares around (Sarah)

    Clock: On the playground on a bench

    Cutout: As you enter the church, turn left (Barry)

    Clock: As you go down into the church basement, it´s behind the stairs on a white seat

    Clock: In the area where you found the "Boom!!" and "Fireworks" first and the invisible Taken appear, there´s an old train carriage (To the far left, end of the train tracks). The clock is in it, on the left side

    Clock: At the end of the forest with the invisible Taken theres a word for a searchlight. Activate it and it will lit a tent with 3 "Boom!!" in which you´ll find the clock.

    Cutout: After you used the big searchlight to burn the 3 fast moving "bridge" words and jumped through the train car go right (Cynthia)

    Clock: It´s in the middle of the street lantern forest about half way through on a rock

    Cutout: After the lantern forest and before you climb the broken crane it´s in a corner to the right (Tor)

    Clock: On the "Crash Derby" site it´s in the far right corner beneath a word for "car"

    Clock: After the ambush under the pier climb the ladder and turn left. It´s at the end on top of that pier

    Clock: After you defeated the Chainsaw Taken and before you enter the building it´s in the back corner by a fence

    Cutout: Stand in front of the switch which activates the crane and turn around (Alice)

    Clock: Before you enter the living room go into Alan´s room. It´s on the right.
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