In Sound Mind Cheats
In Sound Mind
Submitted by: David K.
A Murder of Crows Achievement Guide:
Written by J. Gray Dingler
A guide for this easy to miss 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.