There are several collectibles in Remedy Entertainment’s Alan Wake 2, and while some are encountered during the story, others require going off the beaten path. If that weren’t enough, certain collectible types are exclusive to a certain character, like Writer’s Journey Videos. These are only discovered by Alan Wake and won’t appear during Saga Anderson’s story arc.
You can find eight Writer’s Journey Videos and they’ll automatically activate when near a TV. You don’t need to watch them all the way through for their collection to count. Some Videos and there’s also a point of no return in Alan’s story, so ensure you’ve gotten them before that.
Without further ado, let’s look at the locations for all the Writer’s Journey Videos.
|Title||Chapter||How to Unlock|
|Writer’s Journey Video 1: The Dark Place||Initiation Chapter 1: Late Night||It’s unlocked automatically after the last cutscene in the Talk Show Studio right before the exit. It can’t be missed so don’t worry.|
|Writer’s Journey Video 2: Writing||Initiation Chapter 1: Late Night (but also appears in Initiation Chapter 2: Casey)||Located on Ocean Ave, opposite Caldera St. Station. Go North from the ringing payphone to find the Vision TV Shop. Upon walking up to it, the TVs on display will activate, thus granting this Writer’s Journey Video.|
|Writer’s Journey Video 3: Murder Sites||Initiation Chapter 2: Casey||When walking through to the Break Room in the subway, it’s automatically unlocked and thus unmissable.|
|Writer’s Journey Video 4: The Dark Presence||Initiation Chapter 4: We Sing||This Writer’s Journey Video is available until Initiation Chapter 5: Room 665 ends, so pick it up before then. Return to the Vision TV Shop where you discovered the “Writing” Video, and walk up to the same spot to unlock this.|
|Writer’s Journey Video 5: Visions||Initiation Chapter 5: Room 665||Found in the Oceanview Hotel in Room 101 and only available during this chapter. To unlock Room 101, go to the Ballroom Break Room to find the key.|
|Writer’s Journey Video 6: Drowning||Initiation Chapter 7: Masks||You obtain this after obtaining Alice’s photographs. The photos are in the basement, and when you start to leave, the Video unlocks.|
|Writer’s Journey Video 7: Stop Writing||Initiation Chapter 8: Zane’s Film||Located near the Concession Stand inside the Break Room of Poet’s Cinema.|
|Writer’s Journey Video 8: Initiation||Initiation Chapter 8: Zane’s Film||This Writer’s Journey Video is behind the movie screen in Poet’s Cinema when looping for the third time. Open the door and walk up to it to unlock it. Don’t leave the room before doing so.|
Alan Wake 2 is available for Xbox Series X/S, PS5 and PC. Check out our review, where we awarded it a 9 out of 10, and tips and tricks here. You can also read our graphics analysis here.