Alice: Madness Returns

Strategy Guide/Walkthrough/FAQ



  • New Game + mode

    Successfully complete the game. You can now start a second playthrough with your previously upgraded weapons and clothes.

  • Bonus dresses

    Successfully complete the indicated chapter to unlock the corresponding dress:

      Classic: Infernal Train (Chapter 6). When equipped, you will regain health when shrunk.
      Misstitched: The Dollhouse (Chapter 5). When equipped, your Shrink Sense duration is doubled.
      Royal Suit: Queensland (Chapter 4). When equipped, your health is limited to four roses total.
      Silk Maiden: Oriental Grove (Chapter 3). When equipped, your enemies drop twice as many teeth.
      Siren: Deluded Depths (Chapter 2). When equipped, your enemies drop twice as many roses.
      Steamdress: Hatter's Domain (Chapter 1). When equipped, breakables drop more teeth and roses.

  • Collectible locations

    Search the indicated locations to find all collectibles, including Memories, Pig Snouts, Bottles, and Peaches:

    Chapter 1: Hatter's Domain

    Chapter 2: Deluded Depths

    Chapter 3: Oriental Grove

    Chapter 4: Queensland

    Chapter 5: The Dollhouse

    Scroll Of Destiny mini-game

  • Psychonauts reference

    In Chapter 4, just after you do the first chess puzzle, you will get chased into a hole by the giant unbeatable card monster. When you first get down there, go a short distance ahead, and look at the right wall to find a heart stone. Shrink down to learn that it is a fake rock. Run into the keyhole tunnel. On the other side is a floor where you can use a bomb to break it. Do so, then go down the stairs to get a memory and some extra teeth. There is also a skeleton sitting on a chair. It is Raz from Psychonauts. He can be identified by the red goggles, his shape, and the position he is in (which is the stance he uses for a mind attack). With this in mind, it looks like Raz is dead, and there will be no Psychonauts 2.

  • Easy "Level-Headed" achievement

    Successfully complete the game, then select the final chapter, and go directly to the Boss battle. Defeat the Boss without using Hysteria to get the "Level-Headed" achievement.

  • Achievements

    Accomplish the indicated achievement to get the corresponding number of Gamerscore points:

      Everything fit to remember (30 points): Find all Memories.
      Nothing Like the Smell of Bacon (10 points): Pepper All Snouts in a Chapter.
      Seasoned Campaigner (30 points): Pepper All Snouts in the game.
      Shooting the Moon (10 points): Collect 4 Jars of Rose Paint.
      Painting the Town Red (30 points): Complete all Radula Rooms.
      Family memories fond and faded (10 points): Find all Liddell Memories.
      The Persistent Flourish (75 points): Complete the game on Hard Difficulty.
      The Beginning of the End (20 points): Complete Chapter 1 on Nightmare Difficulty.
      Madness Prevails (80 points): Complete the game on Nightmare Difficulty.
      The End of Daze (10 points): Complete Wonderland Chapter 5.
      The Strong Survive (25 points): Complete the game on Easy Difficulty.
      The Imaginative Endure (50 points): Complete the game on Normal Difficulty.
      No quarter! No mercy! (20 points): Defeat 100 Ruin Enemies.
      52 Pick-Up (20 points): Defeat 52 Card Guards.
      Calm In the Face of Death (30 points): While on your last Rose, kill 5 Enemies without activating Hysteria.
      Beware of the Lagomorph (20 points): Kill 30 enemies with the Clockwork Bomb.
      Cold Arms, Cold Heart (30 points): Defeat the Drowned Sailor without taking any damage.
      Pulling Strings (30 points): Defeat the Dollmaker without taking any damage.
      Dead Hatter (10 points): In American McGee's Alice, complete Behind the Looking Glass.
      Royal Approach (10 points): In American McGee's Alice, complete Queen of Heartsland.
      Full Recovery (50 points): In American McGee's Alice, complete the game.
      Madness Begins (10 points): In American McGee's Alice, complete Village of the Doomed.
      Skool-Leaver (10 points): In American McGee's Alice, complete Fortress of Doors.
      Out of the Woods (10 points): In American McGee's Alice, complete Wonderland Woods.
      Brollyant (20 points): Kill 10 Bitch Babies with Deflection.
      That's Using Your Head (20 points): Complete Off With Her Head Part 2 in under 6 minutes.
      Dress-Ups (10 points): Equip a Different Domain Dress.
      Weapon Schizo (10 points): Hobby Horse to Vorpal Blade to Hobby Horse Combo.
      Ship of Fools (20 points): Complete HMS Gryphon without taking Damage.
      Just peachy (20 points): Collect all Peaches in the Scroll of Destiny.
      Grandmaster (10 points): Complete a Chess Puzzle without failing.
      Venting frustration (10 points): Spend 7 minutes on steam vents.
      Level-Headed (50 points): Finish the game using Hysteria only once.
      Eyes on the Size (10 points): Find the hidden Shrink Sense Decal.
      Grind 'em All! (10 points): Kill 5 Bolterflies in a row with the Pepper Grinder.
      Tea Party (10 points): Destroy 10 Ruin Barriers.

    Additionally, there are 14 secret achievements:

      Strike a Deal (10 points): Upgrade a Weapon.
      More than a Mouthful (20 points): Fully upgrade a weapon.
      Armed to the Teeth (30 points): Fully upgrade all weapons.
      Ground Pork (10 points): Acquire the Pepper Grinder.
      Strange Hobby (10 points): Acquire the Hobby Horse.
      Death by Darjeeling (10 points): Acquire the Teapot Cannon.
      Snicker-snack! (10 points): Acquire the Vorpal Blade.
      Grim Folly (10 points): Complete Wonderland Chapter 2.
      When Worlds Collide (10 points): Complete Wonderland Chapter 3.
      The Harder They Fall (10 points): Complete Wonderland Chapter 4.
      No Happy Returns (10 points): Back to Wonderland.
      End of Innocence (10 points): Complete Vale of Tears.
      Hatter's Demise (10 points): Complete Wonderland Chapter 1.
      Neighslayer (10 points): Hit 4 Enemies With a Single Hobby Horse Ground Smash.

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