Time to Platinum: 5 – 7 hours
Missable trophies: None
Trophies: 1 , 11 , 0 , 0
Welcome to the trophy guide for Lake. This can also be considered a walkthrough and may be used for PlayStation 4, 5, Xbox One, Series X and Steam. Achievements for Steam and Xbox are in almost all cases the same as the PlayStation 4/5 Trophies. A roadmap is provided in the stages below.
Follow us on Twitter for the latest news and giveaways. Feel free to join our Discord server if you have questions!
Welcome to the game called Lake! It’s September 1, 1986. You take on the role of forty-something Meredith Weiss, who returns from the big city to her quiet hometown. She exchanges her busy career at a software company to fill in for her dad, the local mail carrier. During her two-week stay in beautiful Providence Oaks, Oregon, she runs into a few familiar faces, as well as plenty of new folk. As Meredith, you get to decide who to talk to, who to befriend and perhaps even start a romantic relationship with. Whatever happens, at the end of her stint she’ll have to make up her mind: return to her demanding job in the big city, drive away in her RV, or stay in the town she grew up in?
Stage 1 – Play through the Story.
Play through the story and choose an ending. After completing one ending, you can continue and you will be back near the end of the story once again. This time choose the second ending. This process will repeat, and finally you can choose the third ending.
Note: Complete the following during your playthrough:
1. On Day 5 or 6 you need to visit the Reynold’s Farm and talk to the man in the green jacket who is using a metal detector on either side of the laneway to the Farmhouse.
(Note: It is possible to find him on different days and in different locations.)
2. Visit the Church landmark.
3. Visit the Watch Tower and walk to the top of it.
4. Choose to help Steve at every opportunity with the Addit ’87 software and review the contract.
5. Help out Mildred with her cat problem.
6. Help out Angie by taking the Moviebox to Lori and Burt.
Note: You can make manual saves and reload them after completing all three endings. There will be multiple days to choose from to save you time if you miss a trophy along the way.
Stage 2 – Replay if needed.
If you missed any trophies, you can reload the game and there will be multiple saves automatically within this menu, you can choose any of the days to continue the story from to earn whatever trophies that you missed. However, if you do not have saves, you will have to complete whatever part is needed for the remaining trophies.
Delivery Status: Complete
Collect all trophies in the game
Congratulations on your shiny new platinum!
Life in the Fast Lane
Go back to the big city
On the final day, choose the choices below in order to leave Providence Oaks and return to the big city. You will refuse every chance to stay and tell all people that you are leaving for the big city. See pictures below.
Stay in Providence Oaks
On the night of the party at Mo’s Diner, choose to give away the RV to Angie and refuse to be with her. The final day choose the choices below in order to stay in Providence Oaks. Choose the choices shown below to stay in Providence Oaks.
Leave in the RV
You will need to visit the Campground and talk to the couple at the RV. Eventually they will invite you to come hang out with them one evening. Visit them and participate by accepting the joint and alcohol. They will eventually talk about how the couple is leaving for Canada and will not need the RV. They will suggest that you take the RV and you will need to accept it. The RV will then be parked at the Lori’s Gas Station. Talk to Lori and you will be able to take the RV on the final day by talking to Angie at the community party where you make the choices shown below. On the final day after the party choose not to accept the mail delivery job and choose to leave in the RV.
Help Mildred by taking Mortimer to Burt
After delivering some items to Mildred, you will have a quest to help her with her cat named Mortimer. She will ask you to take Mortimer to Burt at Mackey’s Fishery. Bring the cat to him and then the next day he goes back to Burt to get the cat. Finally, return the cat to Mildred to earn this trophy. See the pictures below.
Help Angie by delivering the moviebox.
When Angie comes over to your parents’ house, she will ask you to help her with her Moviebox plan of delivering movies and the Moviebox to a few people (Lori and Burt). Take the Moviebox to Loir at Lori’s Gas Station, give her one movie and then return the next day to get back the movie and Moviebox. Return them to Angie at The Flick Shack to get the next movies and Moviebox to take to Burt at Mackey’s Fishery. Then the next day, return to Burt to get back the movies and Moviebox. Finally, return to Angie again and talk to her. See the pictures below.
Help Steve out both times
Every few days Steve will call you to ask for your help and advice. Every time choose to help him with Addit ’87 and the Contract. Every time a choice comes up in the story related to these two items, always choose to help Steve in order to earn this trophy Steve will only call Meredith in the evenings when she is done with her mail deliveries. See the pictures below.
Help Nancy by testing the photo camera
Visit the General Store and talk to Nancy who runs the shop. She will tell you about a new photo camera service that the store will be offering. Nancy will ask if you would like to help out. Accept the photo camera and then you can take 12 photos around Providence Oaks wherever you like. Return to her with the photo camera the next day. Nancy will tell you to come back the following day and you will be able to enter the photo contest. For the photography contest choose any photo. See the pictures below.
Reach the hill with the church.
Go to the west end of Jackson Street. Take the windy grass road up to the church and as soon as you arrive you will earn this trophy. See the picture below for the location.
Climb the watchtower
Drive to the location shown in the picture and then walk to the top of the Watch Tower.
Note: There is a part of the story where you may go with Day to the Watch Tower, however this does not count towards the trophy.
Talk to Andy the detectorist
On Day 5 or 6 there is a man wearing a green jacket with a metal detector that is moving through the fields on either side of the laneway to Reynold’s Farm. Park your delivery truck and then talk to him. There are other days that it is possible to find this metal detectorist throughout different areas of the game. See pictures below.
Some other possible sightings of the metal detectorist are:
Day 4: Along the dirt road that goes from Bears Creek to near Meredith’s house.
Day 9: At the Watch Tower.
Day 11: At the Campground.
Day 13: At the Motel.
Start Your First Day.
Begin the game and you will automatically earn this trophy as you begin the story of the game after sleeping your first night in Providence Oaks.