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Two For the Price of One in Alan Wake

Two For the Price of One12 (10)

Kill two Taken with a single shotgun blast.

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Achievement won on 20 May 10
TA Score for this game: 1,723
Posted on 20 May 10 at 18:48, Edited on 30 June 11 at 15:25
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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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