- Title: Journey
- Release Date: June 11, 2020
- Developer: thatgamecompany
- Publisher: Annapurna Interactive
Want to complete the achievements without going back and forth or playing the chapters more than once? You’ve arrived at the proper location.
This is a list of all the actions you must execute in the correct order to complete (nearly) every accomplishment. This means that as you advance through the game, the steps are arranged so that they lead you to the next closest location where an achievement condition can be satisfied. This prevents you from missing achievements by passing by a location without realizing it and minimizes the number of times you will need to replay the game.
- It would be advisable to utilize this guide during the second, third, or fourth play-through rather than the first as Journey is a game that is all about the experience. The first time through the game should be used to appreciate it and see where it leads.
- Before using the instructions in-game, I would advise you to read through the steps. It will be challenging to juggle playing the game, reading the guide, and following essential links all at the same time. At some moments, I will connect back to the other guides and resources indicated in this chapter.
- Several accomplishments that will necessitate taking additional action:
- To attain the “Companion” achievement, your objective is to journey alongside the same player for the majority of the game and circle back to the starting point. A straightforward method to ensure this accomplishment is to coordinate with a friend within the game. The earliest opportunity to encounter another player is within the “The Broken Bridge” area. To assist you in arranging meetups and understanding proper conduct, you can consult the Journey fandom wiki. The two YouTube videos included there proved to be particularly beneficial based on my personal experience.
- The “Crossing” achievement shares similarities with the Companion achievement. However, while the Companion achievement necessitates extended gameplay alongside the exact same player, the Crossing achievement only mandates that you reach the summit accompanied by another player and then return to the starting point. Achieving the Crossing achievement should feasibly occur as you successfully secure the Companion achievement.
- For the “Threshold” achievement, guidance can be found in a YouTube video by Alucard. Begin watching from the timestamp 3:22, where Alucard illustrates how to ascend to the initial segment of the bridge using flight.
- In pursuit of the “Return” achievement, your task is to replay the game after a week’s time has transpired. It would be prudent to set a reminder for yourself. Once the week has elapsed, revisit the game for another playthrough! 🙂
- To fulfill the “Wonder” achievement, your aim is to encounter 10 distinct travelers. This generally implies that multiple playthroughs of the game will be necessary for most individuals. Notably, this achievement stands as the sole one on this list for which this guide cannot provide assistance, as the number of travelers you encounter in a single journey is contingent on chance.
Establishing a Directional Key
If North is where the mountain (or if the mountain is not visible, then the destination of the section) is from any position at which the player stands, then while facing the mountain:
- East is to the right,
- West is to the left
- and South is moving away from the mountain.
- Proceed directly in a northern direction, passing by the tombstones and moving towards the nearest building. Obtain the initial emblem that protrudes slightly from the edge of the scarf.
- Make your way to the subsequent fragments of ruins scattered in the vicinity amidst the tombstones, and gather the enchantment associated with the scarf. Following these fragments will gradually guide you towards the eastern direction.
- Make your way towards a structure situated far to the eastern side. Inside, you will encounter the initial mural—activate it.
- Once again, head northwards toward a depressed area encircled by buildings. You will come across a staircase to your right, featuring a space intended for the symbols you’ve collected throughout the course of the game. The emblem you gathered earlier should already be illuminated.
- Descend into the sunken zone and onto the central structure. Ascend onto the central platform (which spans the entire circumference of the structure) and proceed to your left. Retrieve your second emblem.
- Scale to the zenith of the central edifice where lengthy carpets emerge from the center of the platform. Emanate a melody, causing the confined carpets to be liberated. Emit the melody once more to amass scarf enchantment.
- A luminous emblem (#3) will be positioned atop a platform adjacent to the central edifice. Take a leap from the edifice, glide towards the location, and secure it.
- Glide back to the central structure, acquire more magical energy, and soar towards the departure structure—this is the one featuring an elaborate gateway and a commemorative monument, flanked by tombstones on either side. Emit a melody at the monument, subsequently initiating a cinematic sequence.
- If you are coordinating a rendezvous with a companion, now is the opportune time to synchronize your entrance into the upcoming region. (For further insights on making this arrangement work, consult the section labeled “Please Note:” and the information regarding the Companion achievement.) Afterward, traverse through the now accessible gateway.
- While standing on the initial section of the bridge, direct your gaze towards the East. Behind a cluster of rocks, you’ll discover a symbol. Take a leap from the bridge, head in the Eastward direction, and retrieve this emblem (#4).
- Turn your attention to the location of the first pillar on the bridge. Exercise caution: refrain from walking or moving along the extended carpet in order to prevent its activation. Triggering this mechanism will set in motion a sequence of events involving carpets, resulting in the construction of the initial segment of the bridge. It is imperative that you avoid this action, as an incomplete section of the bridge is necessary to achieve the “Threshold” achievement.
- Proceed towards the Northern direction (in the direction of the cliff on the opposing side), and engage with a lengthy carpet that connects to a solitary metal component. Continue advancing forward and activate a second extensive carpet.
- At this point, you should find yourself next to a substantial metal framework composed of numerous segments, with lengthy carpets situated on its surface. Employ these extended carpets to complete the final two segments of the bridge.
- Cast your gaze towards the northern direction, where, at the base of the cliff, you will observe cascading sand along with an additional symbol. Approach this location, ensuring that you activate the elongated carpet slightly to the left as you journey. Subsequently, collect the emblem (#5).
- Beneath the bridge, situated between the second-to-last and third-to-last pillars, put into action two extensive carpets. A third lengthy carpet will come into view in the distance to the East of the bridge, positioned very near the cliff. Traverse towards it and activate it as well.
- Embedded within the cliff, concealed by the sand’s downward flow, you will encounter another mural (#2). Initiate its activation and subsequently exit the location. Utilize the carpets for rejuvenation and take flight, positioning yourself above the adjacent sand falls. This will lead you to the next symbol (#6).
- Travel slightly Southwards to the lengthy metal structure comprised of multiple segments—reminiscent of the remnants of Guardians. Engage with the lengthy carpet to facilitate the construction of the central section of the bridge.
- Proceed Southward towards the initial part of the bridge, employ carpet magic to ascend to the topmost point, and then traverse to the opposite side. It’s important to note that ascending to the bridge’s height may present some challenges; refer to the instructions outlined in the “Please Note:” section, specifically concerning the “Threshold” achievement, for comprehensive guidance. Upon successfully completing this task, you will attain the “Threshold” achievement. Enact a song at the monument to initiate a cinematic sequence.
- If you have managed to find a companion prior to this juncture, now presents an opportune moment to engage in a period of meditation lasting 20 seconds. This action will result in the attainment of the “Reflection” achievement. Following this accomplishment, proceed through the newly accessible gateway.
- Proceed directly towards the mountain’s location. Once you’ve passed the initial dune, slightly veer to your left, and you’ll come across an elongated carpet. Activate this carpet, and it will unfurl a kite (#1). By melodiously serenading the kite, you’ll be bestowed with magical abilities.
- Journey directly eastward. An arrangement of small pillars and a lengthy carpet, topped by a symbol on one of the pillars, will be found. Trigger the extended carpet’s activation, leading to the release of another kite (#2). Acquire the enchantment it offers and ascend vertically to obtain the symbol (#7).
- Embark directly northward toward the mountainous region. After a distance encompassing approximately three dunes, shift your gaze leftward to discover a flower situated at the base of the dunes. This discovery will grant you the Mirage achievement.
- Set your course due west. Upon conquering the nearest dune’s peak, you will encounter another lengthy carpet interlinked with a substantial Guardian relic. Activation of this carpet will liberate four additional kites (#3). Among them, there will be one available for aerial traversal.
- Advance northward in the direction of the mountain. Upon surpassing two dunes, an adjacent ruin will come into view on your right-hand side. Activate the mural (#3) situated behind the walls of this ruin.
- Revert your direction to the left, where a lofty ruin accompanied by a smaller counterpart awaits. Activate the lengthy carpet attached to the extensive Guardian relic near the smaller ruin, thereby releasing more kites (#4). Employ the mystical properties of the carpet to ascend to the summit of the taller ruin and procure the symbol (#8).
- Journey southward, distancing yourself from the mountainous expanse. Beyond the dune that lies behind the towering ruins, yet another diminutive ruin shall emerge. Trigger the mural’s activation (#4) as well as the extended carpet’s release of a kite (#5).
- Return to the towering ruins and subsequently head northward, all the while casting your gaze to the right. An additional circular ruin, adorned with a symbol (#9) atop, will come into view. Employ the powers of the carpet to gather the symbol through the process of magical flight.
- Continue northward, making your way toward the mountain. A remarkably extensive assemblage of ruins will unfold before you. Upon reaching the dilapidated bridge at its foundation, utilize flight to reach the initial platform of the first towering structure. Employ your vocal prowess to free the kites (#6) ensnared within the windows along your ascent, and subsequently, employ these kites for an aerial journey to the summit.
- Cross the bridge to transition to the ensuing segment, and circumnavigate around to the right, utilizing the platform in its entirety. As you approach the terminus of the platform, employ a kite to ascend to the summit of the structure, where a staircase leads to the succeeding monument. Prior to ascending the staircase toward the monument, explore the left side to locate a symbol (#10). Initiate a melodic performance at the monument to trigger a cinematic sequence. This sequence will result in the release of kites (#7), which can be ridden towards the mountainous region. Your efforts will be rewarded with the attainment of the Explore achievement, signifying the discovery of all desert-dwelling kites.
- This segment marks the initial sand surfing part. Endeavor to glide smoothly through several arches. Midway into the course (following about 5 arches), you’ll encounter a central bridge platform embellished with a distinct symbol (#11) at its terminus. In this phase, achieving approximately 4 to 6 arches is within reach.
- Upon progressing, you’ll come across a tunnel that culminates in a mid-air ascent. During your descent, you’ll observe a platform extending from the wall you recently emerged from, bearing a conspicuous symbol (#12). Do secure this token.
- Descend to the ground level and activate all four lengthy carpets in the nearby vicinity. This action will unleash kites and carpets from the central platform.
- Ascend the wall to the farthest rear left of the zone, where you’ll discover an activatable artistic depiction (#5).
- Subsequently, descend once more to the central platform and employ carpet magic to elevate yourself towards the northern aperture in the wall.
- After descending on the opposite side, you’ll initiate the subsequent sand surfing sequence. Aim to pass through as many arches as feasible. Approximately midway through (after about 3 arches), an elevated platform in the center awaits, allowing you to vault off and traverse a tunnel culminating in yet another distinctive symbol (#13). Accomplishing roughly 5 to 8 arches is plausible, particularly if you succeed in obtaining the central symbol. Without the symbol, greater achievement might be attainable. Notably, for the “Adventure” achievement, you must navigate through 15 arches.
- Following this, you’ll proceed into a tunnel, traversing a picturesque expanse where sunlight filters through the arches as you glide by. This is succeeded by a section where you surf on a downward slope, flanked by numerous edifices. This sequence concludes with launching off an edge and descending significantly underground, beneath certain structures.
- On the far left, there’s a dilapidated site featuring an activatable mural (#6). It’s advisable to activate it.
- Dominating the central area stands a monument. Sing at this monument to initiate a cinematic sequence. Subsequently, proceed through the newly accessible gates.
- Proceed past two ancient ruins and search for a tube situated on the left side. This tube is characterized by one end resting on another tube, while the opposite end is concealed in the sand. Employ carpet magic to enter through the upper opening of the tube and gather the designated symbol (#14) from within.
- Further ahead, you will encounter a substantial ruin with numerous interconnected tubes. Utilize the technique of carpet magic to ascend into a tube on the right-hand side. Retrieve another symbol (#15) from this tube. While within the tube, navigate left through an aperture that leads to a different tube. Employ the carpet technique to glide from this tube and access the subsequent area.
- Utilize the combined assistance of carpets and jellyfish to elevate yourself to an adequate height, allowing you to acquire another symbol (#16) from one of the jellyfish. Subsequently, employ the technique of carpet magic to transition into the adjoining area.
- Descend into a pit. Ahead, you will discern a luminous artifact, a relic of a guardian’s head. As you proceed past this relic, be prepared for a moment of heightened tension as a guardian unexpectedly emerges from the sand, consuming a kite. This vicinity hosts active guardians that possess the capability to damage your scarf. Maintaining an intact scarf is crucial as you traverse this segment, a prerequisite for attaining the Trials achievement. Following the initial stretch of this zone, keep to the left wall closely to circumvent the guardians, except when necessary to traverse significant openings.
- In the second segment, shortly after passing through a doorway, you’ll find a mural (#7) concealed behind the first left-hand wall. Activate the mural and resume your trajectory by adhering to the left side.
- Progressing into the third section, you’ll encounter an obstructing tube that requires passage for continued advancement. Exercise caution to avoid the vigilant gaze of the guardian’s spotlight while entering and exiting the tube. Continue your path by adhering to the left side.
- In the subsequent section, positioned behind one of the walls featuring arches on the left, lies another symbol (#17). To detect it, ensure close proximity to the left wall while navigating the elevated terrain of the dunes. A glance towards the middle of the room will reveal its presence. Retrieve the symbol and persist in your course along the left side.
- Within the final section, you’ll have no alternative but to proceed directly through the central route. To minimize the risk of detection, consider implementing a degree of aerial maneuvering to evade the guardian’s spotlight. Alternatively, consult the “Trials” chapter of the guide provided by Script, linked in the “Please Note” section, for an alternate evasion method. Should detection occur, prioritize reaching the tower ahead. A successful traversal without scarf damage merits the acquisition of the Trials achievement.
- Adjacent to the tower, a diminutive carpet will be located on the right side. (Confirmation of whether this garners an achievement remains uncertain.)
- Positioned before the tower stands a monument. Evoke a melody at the monument, prompting the initiation of a cinematic sequence. Subsequently, proceed through the now accessible gates.
- In this vicinity, you’ll encounter numerous murals that, when activated, cause a magical mist to rise. This mist grants you the ability to gather magic energy and take flight. Interestingly, the act of the mist ascending also triggers these murals. Yet, it’s worth noting that these murals portray your journey up to this point (as well as the challenges that lie ahead) and do not contribute to your accomplishments. Begin by activating the first mural to your immediate left. Afterward, ascend and veer to the left, heading toward the initial platform connected to the central tower. This platform should align with the mist’s surface. On this platform, you’ll find a distinct symbol (#18) that you need to collect.
- Progress by flying leftward, following the platforms attached to the outer wall of the tower chamber. Arrive at the next mural and activate it before continuing.
- Navigate through the risen mist, using a jellyfish to soar above it and reach a chamber that extends through the central tower. Traverse this chamber while relying on the jellyfish for flight, allowing you to activate the subsequent mural.
- Continuing leftward, just beneath the mural’s level, you’ll come across a room containing a symbol (#19). Descend into the room to collect the symbol, then proceed with your ascent.
- You’ll notice a small aperture along the outer wall at the height of the mist. This passage leads to a concealed room housing a symbol and a mural that indeed contributes to your achievements. Activate this mural (#8) and move behind the first long carpet, which begins on the room’s left side, to locate another symbol (#20). Collect it and carry on.
- Emerge from the mist, ascending to a room that traverses the central tower. Within this room’s center, you’ll find the final symbol (#21). Collect it while walking through. Following this, leap into the mist and head toward the whale. Upon doing so, you should attain the Transcendence achievement.
- Utilize the whale to soar upward to the subsequent mural, which doesn’t contribute to achievements but holds its significance when activated.
- Continue your ascent using the newly formed carpet bridges, and activate the concluding mural. This action should grant you the means to reach the tower’s apex. However, it’s prudent not to ascend entirely at this juncture.
- Descend entirely through the mist until you reach the lowest room that spans the central tower. Inside, you should now be able to spot a peculiar creature comprised of luminous symbols swimming about. This accomplishment should earn you the Ancestors achievement. Proceed to ascend all the way back to the tower’s zenith.
- Upon reaching the pinnacle of the central tower, you’ll encounter a monument. Sing at the monument to trigger a cinematic sequence. Subsequently, proceed through the now accessible gates.
- About some distance up the mountain, right before you reach the point where the bridge is broken, you’ll need to ascend a flight of stairs. These stairs will take you to a chamber that’s built into the mountain wall. In this chamber, you’ll find a lantern. Light up the lantern and use it to propel yourself up to the room above. Once there, activate the mural marked as number 9.
- As you progress further and reach the part where the Guardians are on patrol, pay attention to the left side of this area. You’ll spot a pathway that leads to the final mural marked as number 10. Activate it, and as a result, you should unlock the “History” achievement. This marks the last segment where you need to actively search for an achievement.
- Carry on through the subsequent sections. The area will conclude with a cinematic scene after you inevitably succumb to the cold while making your way up the mountain.
- Following the cinematic transition, the opportunity to ascend to the zenith will present itself. In the event that you have been accompanied by a companion or fellow player during your expedition thus far, it is imperative not to inadvertently part ways, as such an occurrence is regrettably common in this particular segment. Should such an unfortunate separation arise, it is advisable to arrange a rendezvous atop the mountain, precisely at the threshold of the passageway leading to the luminous expanse. Subsequently, proceed to traverse the said corridor and emerge on the opposite side illuminated by the light.
- Upon the conclusion of the aforementioned cinematic sequence, a reenactment of your journey through the various sections will transpire, culminating in a return to the initial point of departure. The identities of the companions who accompanied you on your sojourn will fleetingly manifest prior to the menu screen’s reappearance. Consequently, the accolade denoted as “Rebirth” will be conferred. In the event that you attained the summit in the company of another player, the achievement designated as “Crossing” will be duly granted. Moreover, if you have undertaken the expedition predominantly accompanied by a friend or fellow player, the distinction of the “Companion” achievement shall also become manifest.
You made it to the end!
If everything went according to plan, by this point you should have all the achievements with the exception of:
- Wonder – Meet 10 or more unique travelers.
- Return – Start the journey again after a week-long break.
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