Alan Wake achievements
2,638
(1,500)

Alan Wake

4.3 from 11520 votes

There are a maximum of 67 Alan Wake achievements (50 without DLC) worth 2,638 (1,500)

120,432 tracked gamers have this game, 10,753 have completed it (8.93%)

Achievement Details

Departure in Alan Wake

Departure50 (40)

Complete the game on Normal difficulty.

  • Unlocked by 77,579 tracked gamers (64% - TA Ratio = 1.24) 120,432  

Achievement Guide for Departure

AuthorSolution
misfit119
623,174 (354,997)
misfit119
Achievement won on 16 May 10
TA Score for this game: 2,638
Posted on 18 May 10 at 17:27
This solution has 27 positive votes and 1 negative vote. Please log in to vote.
Considering the way that Alan Wake plays out there is absolutely no reason for you to ever play on the Hard difficulty. Difficulty achievements stack, meaning you only need to beat the game twice - once on Normal or Hard unlocks Nightmare and then play through Nightmare.

Playing through the game on the Normal difficulty will allow you to get most of the other achievements in at least one run, including the manuscript and other collectible achievements. Go back, play any Episode you need to get achievements you've missed and then move on to Nightmare. Skip over Hard entirely since it's somewhat redundant.

The only difference difficulty level makes is how hard it is to defeat the Taken. On Hard enemies have about 50% more health and on Nightmare they have around twice the health they do on Normal. There are also 15 new manuscript pages to collect on Nightmare but that's for another guide.
Please log in to comment on this solution.
Do you have a question about this achievement? Please post it in the Alan Wake Forum