Alan Wake 2 Manuscript Location Guide: Discovering All 50 Mysterious Pages

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Welcome to my manuscript location guide for Alan Wake II, the thrilling sequel to the popular psychological thriller. Within these pages, you’ll embark on a journey through the mysterious world of Alan Wake, where words possess an eerie energy, and danger lurks around every corner. As you experience the complex narrative of Alan Wake II, you’ll discover scattered manuscript pages that offer teasing insights into the protagonist’s disturbed mind and the unfolding mysteries that cover the landscape. These pages give you more insight into the story and valuable collectibles that enhance the game’s immersive experience.

Traveling the tricky landscape of Alan Wake II can be challenging, especially when searching for elusive manuscript pages hidden in the gloomy shadows. But fear not because this guide is your guiding light, offering descriptions and tips to help you locate every hidden manuscript location. Whether you’re a completionist or a beginner eager to immerse yourself in the chilling atmosphere of Alan Wake II, I will be your trustworthy companion. So arm yourself with courage, prepare for the strange, and unravel the enigma within the pages of Alan Wake II as we explore each location together!

Key Info Up Front

Here is some key information about the manuscript pages before you dive into collecting them.

  • There are a total of 50 manuscript pages to collect
  • Some manuscript pages unfold naturally as you play, but others are optional and can be missed
  • Manuscript pages help give you insight into the story of Alan Wake 2 as it unfolds
  • It’s up to you to discover & interpret each manuscript; they give you a better understanding of past, present, & future events.
  • Although the manuscript pages are found in the “return” chapters, they may not always be paired with the chapter in which the collectible is listed on your menu screen.

What are Manuscript Pages?

Manuscript pages are the collectible documents scattered throughout the world of Alan Wake 2. Given that he’s an accomplished writer, they are his works and essential to the narrative. They elaborate more deeply on Alan’s thoughts, deep fears, & overall experiences to give you juicy character lore. These manuscripts serve you by foreshadowing future challenges and make the game a smoother experience by helping you recognize what to expect.

They can also be creepy sometimes, making your hair stand on end or even puzzling you. After some thought, you will inevitably come to some realizations and revelations about the story and Alan Wake himself. They are essential for world-building, gameplay, and enhancing the story. Not only that, but you can unlock rewards by collecting them, too.

What do You Gain From Collecting All Manuscript Pages?

You will earn new content and rewards from going above and beyond to collect the various manuscript pages in Alan Wake 2. Below, you will find the different possibilities to gain encouragement and weigh whether it’s worth it. Getting the additional collectibles in psychological horror games always pays off because they help you piece things together in a somewhat confusing situation that leaves more questions than answers. Collecting them all will certainly help you fill in the blanks as they did for me. Let’s check out what you can potentially unlock if you’re diligent.

  • Achievement/Trophy Unlocks: Finding specific numbers of manuscript pages unlocks trophies, rewarding you for your dedication to completion.
  • In-Game Bonuses: Some unlock bonuses include additional weapons, ammunition, or items to help you in your journey.
  • Concept Art: Grants you access to concept art galleries, allowing you to view behind-the-scenes artwork of the game’s development.
  • Developer Commentary: Some manuscript pages trigger developer commentary, providing information regarding specific characters, scenes, or design choices.
  • Alternate Endings or Story Paths: Sometimes, finding manuscript pages unlocks alternate endings or story paths, offering different outcomes based on your exploration and choices.

All Manuscript Pages Locations

The Message

manuscript page 1 alan wake 2

The first manuscript page is found in Cauldron Lake within the first chapter and is unmissable. You will be walking alongside Casey while exploring the large tree within the Witch’s Ladle, and from there, you’ll discover some clues that lead you to a cutscene. After it’s over, Saga will receive the first page of your collection.

Saga Fights Nightingale With Light

Manuscript Page 2 Invitation Alan Wake 2 Manuscript Location

This page is located in Bright Falls and is rather nasty to obtain. While at the morgue, you will experience a cutscene where Saga starts to examine Nightengale’s body and retrieve the page from his chest.

Saga Pursues Nightingale

Manuscript Page 1 The Heart Alan Wake 2 Manuscript Location

This page is located in Bright Falls right after the Nightengale encounter. While in the morgue, you will immediately begin a new chapter, and the page will be conveniently laid on the floor.

Saga Finds a Safe Haven

Saga Pursues Nightingale Alan Wake 2 Manuscript Location

When you return to the big tree, this page is located in Cauldron Lake, and it’s impossible to miss!

Saga Opens the Cauldron Lake Overlap

Saga Opens the Cauldron Lake Overlap Alan Wake 2 Manuscript Location

This manuscript page is located in Cauldron Lake. First, head to the Witch’s hut to restore power. This is achieved by finding a fuse and fitting it to the electric board. You can find this fuse inside a basket on the west side of the small location. After you restore power, enter the hut, and you’ll find the manuscript to the left sitting on the bookcase.

Saga at the General Store

Saga At The General Store Alan Wake 2 Manuscript Location

This page is located at Cauldron Lake. While progressing through the story, you’ll eventually make it to the General Store at night to fight your first Taken enemy. After the battle, a hole in the wall will appear, allowing you to enter and find the next page on the floor.

Nightingale Enters the Lake

Nightingale Enters The Lake Alan Wake 2 Manuscript Location

This page is located at the Cauldron Lake Overlap. After you enter the area, follow the path forward precisely once. This is a looped sequence, and for the second time, you need to use the flashlight to shine on a large rock on the right side, just past the house. The page will be there waiting to be grabbed.

Nightingale in the Dark Place

Nightingale in the Dark Place Alan Wake 2 Manuscript Location

This page is also located in the Cauldron Lake Overlap. During your search for Nightengale, it is close to a tree. If you happen to miss it, you can still pick it up after you finish the boss fight. Make your way down the main path and locate the big tree; it will be on the left side.

The Overlap

The Overlap Alan Wake 2 Manuscript Location

This page is located in Cauldron Lake. You know you’re close to finding this manuscript page when you meet Alan Wake on Cauldron Lake’s shore. Take the path from the beach, which leads you away from the shore, and look for two big fallen trees. There is a bend with many shrubs and rocks, which will contain the manuscript.

Saga Burns Away the Dark Substance

Saga Burns Away the Dark Substance Alan Wake 2 Manuscript Location

This manuscript page is located in Cauldron Lake. After you face the Lone Wolf at the Safe Haven, take the left path to Witchfinder’s Station. You’ll come across a table with various items next to a tent, and there, you’ll find the manuscript page up for grabs.

The Cult of the Tree

The Cult of the Tree Alan Wake 2 Manuscript Location

When you’re headed Northwest from Cauldron Lake, you’ll notice a small area called Private Cabin. Check your map for reference because it can be easy to miss. First, you need to activate the generator to turn on the power. From there, the Private Cabin will be transformed into a break room where you can find the next manuscript page on the floor to the left.

The Murder Sites

The Murder Sites Alan Wake 2 Manuscript Location

You’ll leave right after exploring the Witchfinder’s Station area. The manuscript page is on the table to the right of the cabin. Another one down!

The Trailer

The Trailer Alan Wake 2 Manuscript Location

When you meet Alan to profile him, Saga will inquire about the hidden pages. From there, Alan will hand you another manuscript page for the collection.

Ed Returns to Cauldron Lake

Ed Returns to Cauldron Lake Alan Wake 2 Manuscript Location

When you’re in the lodge, don’t leave just yet. Head to the hallway with multiple rooms just to your right of the reception area. Head to the room with the door open across from the woman knocking in the room across from it. Check the floor next to the bed, and you’ll find this manuscript.

Tammy Rides the Ferry

Tammy Rides the Ferry Alan Wake 2 Manuscript Location

This page is on the left, located on the night table in Bright Falls, right next to the previous page you discovered.

Saga In The Watery Woods

Saga In The Watery Woods

This manuscript page is located in the Watery. The Koskela brothers will tell you to follow a path; by following it, you’ll find the manuscript in a table.

Watery

Watery Alan Wake 2 Manuscript Location

This page is located in the Watery. If you’re at the cabin, head west and expect a wolf to spawn. If you reach the right, you should crawl under a trunk to discover the cult stash. After solving the puzzle, turn around, and you’ll find the manuscript page on the floor.

Scratch On The Hunt

scratch on the hunt Alan Wake 2 Manuscript Location

This page is located in the Watery. When heading to Coffee World, you’ll find a small cabin north of the Gift Shop. Enter this room, and you’ll find the manuscript on the table.

Coffee World Attacked

coffe world attacked Alan Wake 2 Manuscript Location

This page is located within the Watery. Enter the Gift Shop and solve the puzzles. Look at the table on the left; it shouldn’t take long.

Saga Fights Taken at the Workshop

Alan Wake 2 Manuscript Location workshop

This page is located in the Watery. Under the Kalevala Knights workshop, you’ll fail to retrieve the Clicker, and after this sequence, the manuscript will be on the floor when you turn around.

Deputies Make a Grave Mistake

Deputies Make a Grave Mistake Alan Wake 2 Manuscript Location

This manuscript is located in the Watery. Look for the large smiling cup. After the mini-boss attacks you, you will find it behind the cup on a table close to some paint buckets.

The Koskela’s Parade Float

The Koskela’s Parade Float Alan Wake 2 Manuscript Location

This collectible is located in the Watery after leaving the Workshop. Locate the parade to your left, and the page will pick it up.

Deputies Corrupted

Deputies Corrupted Alan Wake 2 Manuscript Location

This manuscript page is located in the Watery. You will interact with an electronic panel when you leave the Deck on the Expresso Express. The page will be right there.

Deputies In The Morgue

deputies in the morgue Alan Wake 2 Manuscript Location

This page is located in the Watery Overlap. In Return 3: Local Girl, you’ll find two manuscript pages. Make your way down the linear path and down the well two times. During your first pass you’ll find the first manuscript in the cabin on your right located on the table.

Mocha’s Funeral

mochas Alan Wake 2 Manuscript Location

This is the same chapter Return 3: Local Girl after you head down the well again. You must go down a second time and can find the page behind the cabin. There will be a picnic table outside with the manuscript located on it.

The Dark Presence Attacks

The Dark Presence Attacks

This page is located in the Watery. Head to the dock just south of the Sauna to find this manuscript.

The History Of The Valhalla Nursing Home

Alan Wake 2 Manuscript Location the history pf the valhalla nursing home

This manuscript page is located in Bright Falls. There is a Break Room just west of the Bunker woods on your way to the Valhalla Nursing home. The page will be found on a table there.

Saga at the Nursing Home

Saga at the Nursing Home Alan Wake 2 Manuscript Location

This manuscript page is located in Bright Falls. When you find the Nursing home Manor after leaving the woods search the walkway of the manor. You’ll find the page on the walkway leading to the entrance.

Tor Is Bewitched

Tor Is Bewitched Alan Wake 2 Manuscript Location

This manuscript page is located in Bright Falls. When you explore the Wellness Center, find the Patient room to explore. The manuscript will be laying on a desk in there.

The Cult Storms The Lodge

the cult storms of the lodge Alan Wake 2 Manuscript Location

This page is located in Bright Falls. Locate and retrieve the doorknob in reception and then you can access the Workshop. It’s the same room where you locate the hunting rifle, but the page will be nearby on the table.

Gail Taken

gail taken Alan Wake 2 Manuscript Location

This manuscript page is located in Bright Falls. When you’re in the Wellness center, make sure you’ve unlocked all the doors first at the security computer. Go down the hall to the Rehabilitation room. You’re looking for Examination room 1 across from Rehab and the manuscript page will be on the floor here.

Odin Loses An Eye

odin loses an eye Alan Wake 2 Manuscript Location

This manuscript page is located in Bright Falls. When Tor vanishes in the overlap head to the sheltered building close by and the page will be on the floor.

Saga Opens The Valhalla Nursing Home Overlap

Saga Opens The Valhalla Nursing Home Overlap

This manuscript page is located in Bright Falls. This one is impossible to miss when playing the story. Rose will give you the page automatically without searching for it.

Barry’s Struggles With Artists

Alan Wake 2 Manuscript Location bright falls

This page is located in Bright Falls. Check out the basement boiler room floor near the black machine and you’ll find this page.

Emmett Taken

This one is located in Bright Falls. When you enter the basement, explore the area between the boiler room and the workplace to find a smaller room. Snag the page located on the red vault before crouching here to a new area.

Cynthia Corrupted

emmet taken Alan Wake 2 Manuscript Location

This manuscript is located in Bright Falls. Within the basement, head to the laundry room to find the final basement manuscript on the table.

Odin Stuck in Bed

odin stuck in bed Alan Wake 2 Manuscript Location

This page is found in Bright Falls. Head to the Nursing House. When you use the stairs, a manuscript page will appear for you to grab before making it to the first floor.

Building The Valhalla Nursing Home

Building The Valhalla Nursing Home Alan Wake 2 Manuscript Location

This page is located in Bright Falls. When you have the access card, go to Gail’s room located on the third floor. The page is on the floor close to the table and is easily noticable.

Cynthia And Tom

Cynthia And Tom Alan Wake 2 Manuscript Location

This manuscript page is located in Bright Falls. Go to Cynthia’s room to inspect the area. You will make your way here during the story, so you might as well search the bathroom floor for the manuscript page.

Cynthia’s Lamp

Alan Wake 2 Manuscript Location cynthias lamp

This manuscript page is located in Bright Falls. After the overlap sequence and the Nursing home, things will have returned to normal. There is a yellow bridge where you’ll find the next manuscript page after this.

Rose At Bingo Night

Rose At Bingo Night Alan Wake 2 Manuscript Location

This page is located in Bright Falls. When the chapter is completed, you can explore the area and head to the western border where the manuscript will be located close to a radio and another picnic table.

Bright Falls

bright falls Alan Wake 2 Manuscript Location

This manuscript page is located in Bright Falls. Go to the southern area of the forest to discover a cabin with the break room. The page will be found on the floor.

Koskelas Break Into The FBC Lab

koskelas break into the fbc lab Alan Wake 2 Manuscript Location

From that previous cabin, take a walk east to the beach where you’ll find the next manuscript page located on the sand.

Rose Receives A Message

Rose Receives A MessageAlan Wake 2 Manuscript Location

This page is located in Bright Falls. Find Billie’s Boat Yard on the map and from there you want to head southwest where you’ll find the manuscript page close to a lunchbox.

Ilmo Resists The Dark Presence

Ilmo Resists The Dark Presence Alan Wake 2 Manuscript Location

This manuscript page is located in the Watery. Make sure you have all the Cult Stashes before proceeeding with this and the rest of the pages. When you open the final locked box, you’ll get a needed key to the Lighthouse located in Watery. Right when you enter, you’ll find the manuscript on the floor.

The Cult Of The Tree Is Born

The Cult Of The Tree Is Born Alan Wake 2 Manuscript Location

This page is located in the Watery. It’s located in the previously mentioned location except it will be on the right table.

Sheriff’s Station Attacked

Sheriff’s Station Attacked Alan Wake 2 Manuscript Location

This manuscript page is located in Bright Falls. Head to the basement and restore the power first. After this, you can make your way to the cells room where the page is located in the first cell on the right side.

Cauldron Lake

Cauldron Lake Alan Wake 2 Manuscript Location

This manuscript page is located in Cauldron lake. Using the Boltcutters you acquired earlier, enter the rental cabins and find the cabin on the right area. The page can be found on furniture next to a suitcase and various books.

The Cult Finds The Clicker

the cult finds the clicker

This page is located in Bright Falls. When you complete the chapter, go to the parked car right in front of the lodge. To the right of your car, you will locate the next manuscript page on the ground.

Door Traverses The Dark Place

Door Traverses The Dark Place

This is located in the Dark Place. After entering the Dark Place while controlling Saga you’ll use the payphone. Next, search for the Sheriff breaker. Locate the central plaza and head north to locate Tim. He will be humming and you can speak with him to trigger a cutscene where he’ll hand you the final manuscript page.

Frequently Asked Questions

Question: Are manuscript pages hard to find in Alan Wake 2?

Answer: Many of the manuscript pages unfold naturally when playing the game, but with the help of a guide, you should be able to go through them very quickly. However, finding some of them alone will take longer if you choose the natural route. They recur throughout the story and are impossible to miss at times.

Question:  What is the primary function of manuscripts?

Answer: The main function of collecting manuscripts is to give players knowledge that foreshadows the events in the game. They don’t spoil anything and give you just enough information to keep you guessing about the ominous plot unfolding. Think of them as an appetizer before the main course is dished out.

Question: Are manuscript pages worth discovering?

Answer: Other than foreshadowing future events that will unravel in the plot, the manuscript pages do not serve much purpose. Still, they deepen the lore and give you a sneak peek of what’s to come. They are worth picking up if you like figuring out the mystery one fragment at a time.

Conclusion: Manuscript Pages Are Worth Uncovering To Give You Details About The Past, Present & Future In Alan Wake 2!

Our exploration of Alan Wake 2’s manuscript pages has been a thrilling adventure through the shadowy depths of Bright Falls. Each page discovered has not only advanced the plot but also deepened our understanind of Alan’s mysterious journey and the haunting world he inhabits. From the eerie forests to the mysterious locales, every page uncovered has been a testament to the brilliant storytelling of the iconic Alan Wake series.

As we conclude this guide, let us carry with us the echoes of our success and the deeper bonds forged with the memorable characters. While our journey may have reached its end, the haunting vibes of Alan Wake’s world will linger in our minds, awaiting the next chapter to come with more collectibles to discover. Until then, may we remain vigilant, for in the darkness, there is always a hopeful light to guide us forward!

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