A guide for this easy to miss achievement.
How to Obtain A Murder of Crows Achievement
Tape 2 – Allen
To get the “A Murder of Crows” achievement for In Sound Mind you just need to shoot a single crow at any point in the game. The problem is crows are incredibly rare in this game and seem to only appear during very specific moments. After not finding a decent guide for this achievement anywhere else online, I decided to make my own guide real quick. This is the fastest and most reliable method I found for shooting a crow for In Sound Mind:
You want to start Tape 2, Allen’s tape. Select the yellow tape, place it in the tape player, press play and enter the glowing door after the transition. You’ll pass through the prologue to Allen’s level. There MIGHT be crows in here but I never found any I can recall, and if you don’t see any just keep moving forward until you reach the door on the other end which sends you to the start of Allen’s level.
Make sure you have a pistol equipped as it’s the easiest weapon to shoot crows with. If you don’t have any ammo for your pistol, you can turn left from start and continue until you reach a small walled in section with a rowboat lying on the beach. There’s a box of pistol ammo in it. Once armed, you’ll want to go right from start and keep moving until you find the desolate shack lying on the beach.
It’ll start pulsing with light and you need to go inside and collect the lighthouse bulb. After you collect the bulb, spin around so you’re facing the way you came in. Past the entrance, you should see a sloping path of rock wall ahead of you that takes you upwards and to the right.
Head to that path and, as you ascend, look up and a little to the left. You should see a fence on the cliff above you with a few trees behind it. There are three crows resting on this fence. You can take aim and try to shoot one from a distance as soon as you spot them.
Alternatively, as you move forward up this path, the crows will fly towards the right and keep flying ahead in the direction of the path you’re already on. Take aim with the pistol and shoot at least one of them before they fly out of sight. Their hitboxes are fairly generous so as long as you’re aiming anywhere around their body, a single shot should kill them.
If you do miss, load your last auto-save and it’ll put you right back to when you picked up the light bulb, allowing you to easily retry until you get it.