American Arcadia – 100% Full Achievement Guide

The guide on how to get all of the achievements in the game.

How to Obtain All Achievements

Intro

In this guide you will find detailed information on how to get all of the achievements in American Arcadia. You can complete all of them either through a single playthrough or after finishing the game and loading a specifc scene from the Scene Selection in the main menu (if you missed any).

Most of the achievements are pretty easy to get or unmissable. However, there is one called “Crazy Cat Lady” where I’m pretty sure you have to perform certain actions in 3 multiple scenes in a single playthrough or one by one after loading the first scene (you can read more about in the specific section below).

Prologue

There are 2 achievements in the prologue.

The very first achievement in the game you can get it is

Overexplanation

  • Take your time getting out of bed.

In Scene 1 after you outrun the helicopter, you will see yourself sleeping in the bed with the alarm clock ringing at 07:00. Don’t press anything and wait for Trevor to automatically turn it off and get up when it hits 07:01.

The Arcadian Way of Life

  • Complete the Prologue

Story related, can’t be missed. You should get it after completing the prologue.

Chapter 1

DunGene’s and Dragons

  • Snoop on a colleague’s computer.

In Scene 3, after you switch to Angela for the first time, you need to go to the server room and log into Gene’s computer. You can do it by using either one of the following methods:

When you pick up your phone to hack Kendra’s PC, you can enter Gene’s IP instead first. The IP is 190.114.105.66 (can be found in the server room on a sticky note first). This should unlock his PC without getting admin’s permissions.

After entering the server room and giving yourself admin’s permissions, you will be able to log into Gene’s PC right after.

The achievement should pop up as soon as you see what he has been doing all this time…

Intrincate Lies

  • Watch a TV show

Story related, can’t be missed. You should get it in Scene 4 after watching the video where Angela reveals you the truth about Arcadia.

Destination: Nowhere

  • Be back after the break.

Soon after in Scene 4 after climbing through a vent you will find yourself in a huge studio with a giant screen where you can see Vivian recording a video for Trevor. After she says “Anyway, let’s take five and we’ll record it in one go, okay?” simply wait here for her to return on the screen and you’ll get the achievement (takes about 2 minutes).

Checkout

  • Complete Chapter 1

Story related, can’t be missed. You should get it after completing Chapter 1.

Chapter 2

It wasn’t worth the wait anyway…

  • Go on dark ride

Story related, can’t be missed. In Scene 9 you will take the “Elijah Walton’s: Dream of Tomorrow” ride. You should get the achievement after you finish the ride.

Meta-Reference

  • Get a fancy key.

Soon after in Scene 9 you will get access to the luggage room. There is a key hidden in one of the lockers here. The exact location with the key:

Simply pick up they key and you should get the achievement.

Wrong Tourist

  • Be confused with another person.

Next in Scene 10 you will enter the hotel’s room as Trevor in order to obtain the badge. However, the robot will prevent you from getting it. You have to trap it inside the bathroom by turning on the lights and quickly moving the cart to block the exit. After you get the badge you need to free the robot and it will confuse you with another person. Now interact with the luggage again and you should get the achievement after.

Klutziest Activist

  • Fail a test miserably.

In Scene 11 Marcus Javert will ask you questions to “test your loyalty”. In order to get this achievement you need to give specific answers:

  1. Arpad Kovacs (the right choice)
  2. The shut jail door (the right choice)
  3. Choose the left choice twice
  4. The Molotov cocktail (the top right choice)
  5. The yellow and orange Comet pattern (the bottom right choice)
  6. Trevor Hills (the left choice)
  7. If chosen correctly, the achievement should pop up.

Checkout

  • Complete Chapter 2

Story related, can’t be missed. You should get it after completing Chapter 2.

Chapter 3

Frogger

  • Cross the road without any help.

In the end of Scene 12 you need to cross the highway. After crossing the first part there will be an option to use Angela’s camera to help you see cars. Don’t use it and cross the road without any help.

Crazy Cat Lady

  • Isn’t she a beauty?

Now this is the achievement I’ve mentioned before. You can get it by interacting with the cat in all 3 separate scenes (either in a single playthrough or after loading Scene 13 and playing through other two scenes sequentially).

The first time, you arrive at your home at the end of Scene 13. The cat will be right in front of you. Interact with it 3 times (I’m pretty sure each time you get a different voice line first and then they repeat randomly. I don’t know if it matters, but hey, just in case).

The next time, you should interact with the cat in Scene 16 of Chapter 4 after Kendra inspects your apartment (there is another achievement in this scene first which I will mention down below). After she leaves and the dialogue is over, go upstairs to your bed and interact with the cat.

The final time, you should interact with the chat at the end of Scene 20 of Chapter 5. After Trevor is stopped from signing the contract by the song, you will switch to Angela. Make sure to immediately go and interact with the cat. She will be chilling under the staircase on her tower.

If you didn’t miss any of these interactions, you should get the achievement.

Roll on Down the Highway

  • Complete Chapter 3

Story related, can’t be missed. You should get this achievement after completing Chapter 3 (Trevor gets into the car).

Chapter 4

Comin’ right up!

  • Clean up your house and open the door to an unexpected guest.

In Scene 16, after you notice police cars driving towards Trevor, Kendra will ring your doorbell in order to inspect your house for any suspicious materials. To get the achievement you need to clean up your appartment AND open the door to Kendra yourself (before she manually unlocks it herself!). I suggest to do it in this order:

  1. Turn off your PC (it will take a while for it to shut down) and both monitors.
  2. Close the table’s drawer with Kovacs’ book in it.
  3. Use the button next to the window on the right to cover your windows with blinds.
  4. Get the file case on the coffee table in front of the TV.
  5. Get the Breakout’s booklet from the kitchen’s table.
  6. Get the Breakout’s poster from the wall next to the staircase.
  7. Wipe the drawing board under the staircase.

After all of that you should open the door to Kendra yourself (make sure to do everything as fast as you can). You should get the achievement after you open the door to her.

Don’t forget to interact with the cat right after for the second time towards another achievement.

Car Crash

  • Crash a car.

Story related, can’t be missed. You should get this achievement as you proceed to Scene 17 after crashing the car at the end of Scene 16.

Occupational Hazards

  • Worry about someone’s physical wellbeing.

In Scene 19 after losing the helicopter and exiting the water treatment station 4, proceed further until you have to trick an interceptor to fall into a hole. After he falls, jump over the hole and then go under the platform until you hit the fence. There will be a small dialogue between Trevor and an interceptor. After that you should get the achievement.

Intercepted

  • Complete Chapter 4

Story related, can’t be missed. You should get this achievement after completing Chapter 4.

Chapter 5

Don’t forget to interact with the cat at the end of Scene 20 (after Trevor almost signs the contract and you switch to Angela) for the third time towards another achievement.

Dear old pals

  • Find a lost couple.

In Scene 21 Angela will sneak into Hexagon. There will be a room where you should get the access to pentagon level by solving a swap puzzle. But first, check one of the computers in this room. One of them will show you a short video with a romantic story about a couple. After watching this video you should get the achievement.

TPK

  • Get even.

In Scene 22 you will be helping Trevor to escape the facility. At one point, Angela should be able to hack into one of the drones that fly around. Now, what you need to do is to taze ALL of the interceptors that you see through the drones (total of 6: 3 inside, 2 outside and 1 inside the small room before the button). Makes sure not to fail after you get the drones (watch out for that last interceptor), otherwise the scene resets and previously tazed interceptors will be revived. You should get the achievement after you taze the last sixth one.

Jailbreak

  • Complete Chapter 5

Story related, can’t be missed. You should get this achievement after completing Chapter 5 (Trevor escapes the facility).

Chapter 6

Make your own kind of music

  • Play the piano.

Story related, can’t be missed. You should get this achievement after Trevor finishes playing piano in Scene 24.

An Inconvenient Truth

  • Disobey a direct order.

In Scene 25 inside of Realignment you will come across the first button with a hexagon access level on the left of the corridor. Number Six will tell you to stop after you interact with it, but you should continue to repeat it over and over until you finally activate it. You should get the achievement after the windows open and you see what’s inside.

What a Trip!

  • Monitor Trevor.

In the beginning of Scene 26 Trevor has to go through the white screen lit up by your car lights. Once you’re inside, press the camera button (Tab or right stick) and you’ll see Trevor sitting in the car trippin. You should get the achievement right after.

Local Hero

  • Complete Chapter 6

Story related, can’t be missed. You should get it after completing Chapter 6 (Trevor escapes the dream world).

Chapter 7

Car Crash: Part Deux

  • Crash a car. Again

Story related, can’t be missed. Scene 28 of Chapter 7 starts with Trevor driving his car towards the tower. After he successfully crashes (again) you should get the achievement.

Masterplan

  • Discover Number Six secret identity.

In Scene 33 you will arrive as Angela at the tower. After you go up the elevator, you will enter the room with monitors and recording equipment. BEFORE you insert the USB pen in the PC, first turn around, you’ll see an open vent on the right. Go through it and you will uncover Number Six secret identity.

Here’s the vent:

You should get the achievement as you exit the vent.

Leave me the f*ck alone!

  • Complete Chapter 7

Story related, can’t be missed. You should get the achievement after completing Chapter 7.

Final

Stalemate

  • Complete the game.

Story related, can’t be missed. You should get the achievement after completing the game.

And that’s it. These are all of the achievements you can get in the game. I hope this guide helps you get the last missing achievements!

Egor Opleuha
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6 Comments

  1. For the achievement DunGene’s & Dragons you _have_ to hack Gene’s computer with your phone _and_ log into his computer in his office. Otherwise Angela just says there’s nothing interesting on his computer.

  2. I was able to do the “Crazy Cat Lady” by just completing scene 13, then skip to scene 16 and then to scene 20. So i did not need to play 13-20

  3. I can confirm that I got the Crazy Cat Lady trophy just from the chapter select menu and skipping directly to where I needed to go, all in a row. No need to play from 13 to 20 in it’s entirety in one sitting.

  4. You can absolutely die while doing the Crazy Cat Lady, because I’ve just got it whilehaving my fair share of issues.

    But you have to load scene 13 and do all 3 in one session. that’s mandatory, because I tried the other day to load each scene individually and that did not work.

  5. Thank you for the guide! For some reason the “Crazy Cat Lady” achievement didn’t trigger for me, despite petting the cat multiple times. I will give it another shot after I got all of the other achievement.

    • Regarding the “Crazy Cat Lady” achievement: I’m not entirely sure how the game keeps the track of it. I got it on my very first playthrough because I interacted with the cat in all 3 scenes (I honestly was just going around cicking stuff without trying to get certain achievements) and I don’t remember if took a break in between or not. I would definitely recommed trying to go through it again by loading Scene 13 after you finish the game.

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