Two For the Price of One achievement in Alan Wake

Two For the Price of One

Kill two Taken with a single shotgun blast.

Two For the Price of One0
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How to unlock the Two For the Price of One achievement

  • OnzaOnza149,478
    20 May 2010 20 May 2010 30 Jun 2011
    38 0 8
    The spot I used for this was Chapter 2 on the way to Lover's Peak.

    As you make your way along the path, after clearing the Visitor's Center, you will see a sign for Smuggler's Cave. There is a shotgun here (and also another, a bit later and further down the path, under a lighted observation point, on the left). After a few 3-on-1 fights, you will cross a bridge and reach a generator that you can start. Shortly after you continue on from this point, as you head down the path, you will be jumped by 5 or 6 Taken (the cut-scene will show one coming through a hole in a large tree*, and there is one Taken is on top of it). Since you are on a path, and you just had a checkpoint, the setting is ideal for a few tries.

    Weaken several Taken by boosting your light (LT) and wait for 2 to line up in close proximity to each other (a trick I got better at was to weaken two at the same time, this helps keep them together too). If you don't get it after a couple of tries, you can let yourself be killed and try again (accumulating more shotgun kills too). If dying takes too long, jburridge88 had the very good idea of using Start -> Restart Checkpoint to try again.

    * Funny, I see the sign now... It's called the "Through Tree"!

    [update] There will be many more opportunities for this, this just happens to be the first place that made sense to me. I think, as you play on, you will get this without too much trouble, as there are many places where a) you are going to get jumped by multiple Taken at the same time, and b) you'll start finding the pump-action shotgun, which allows you to fire more rounds more quickly.

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    OnzaThanks Z3RO 37, I was going on memory for that.
    Posted by Onza on 31 Jul 12 at 02:05
    metallicafan459A good spot but I only had 2 guys spawn after the heavy taken comes out of the tree. Maybe as inloaded it up on normal?
    Posted by metallicafan459 on 05 Aug 17 at 13:52
    OnzaSorry, it's been way too long for me to remember. I don't recall what difficulty I was on.
    Good luck, Onza
    Posted by Onza on 05 Aug 17 at 21:16
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  • LvxLvx233,987
    10 Sep 2010 28 Sep 2010
    19 0 0
    Quite easy, let a couple of Taken creep up to you, and when you have a clear shot for two of 'em, shoot! It takes some timing, but shouldn't be hard.
    I included a video from Achievement Hunter, just for visual material.
  • EscalotesEscalotes73,547
    21 May 2010 21 May 2010
    19 0 0
    I actually didn't do this until chapter four when you're going through the hedge maze. You get ambush by two minor taken who both take their time coming into melee.

    Remember that you can always stun the taken even if they've already lost their darkness shields by focusing your light on them with a quick burst. Using this strat its extremely easy to line the two taken up and take your shot.
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