How to Earn “He Sounded Familiar…” Trophy in Oxenfree 2

How to talk to a young radio enthusiast in Oxenfree II: Lost Signals

Oxenfree II: Lost Signals is chock full of missable trophies and miscellaneous challenges, as the game puts decision-making in the hands of its players, leading to varied outcomes and unique events. One of the most easily missed and confusing achievements in the newly released Oxenfree sequel is called “He Sounded Familiar,” which tasks players with talking to a young radio enthusiast. Here is a step-by-step method for easily obtaining this rare achievement in Oxenfree II: Lost Signals.

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He Sounded Familiar… Trophy Explained in Oxenfree II

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After navigating through the Garland Ghost Town and preparing to place the fourth and final transmitter on top of the church, Jacob Summers will mention that he smells something funny, which turns out to be wood rot.

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Moments after, Jacob will fall through the wooden column, descending into the church below. In order to obtain the trophy it is imperative that you do not follow Jacob yet. Instead, turn on the walkie talkie and attempt to contact Evelyn and Maria.

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On Channel 7 and 8 on the walkie-talkie, you will be met with static (or potentially previous messages). Once you have ensured you won’t be interrupted by Maria or Evelyn, descend from the top level to the platform below, where Jacob fell into the church. Once again, do not rappel down the column yet.

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When you are at the spot near where Jacob fell through, Riley will have two dialogue options, including “Jacob! Can you hear me?!” or “Are you still alive?!” Choose either of the options and wait to get a walkie-talkie message on channel 9.

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After a short wait, Riley will receive a message from channel 9, where the young radio enthusiast can be heard via walkie-talkie. Riley has the options to respond, “This is Riley. Who’s this?” or “Anyone there?” Personally, I chose the former option, but either will work.

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Proceed to engage the young radio enthusiast in conversation, until he is interrupted by his mother, who calls him “Jake.” It turns out the mysterious walkie-talkie contact Riley has been speaking with is none other than a younger version of Jacob.

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Once the conversation has finished you will receive the silver “He Sounded Familiar…” trophy. If the achievement did not pop, or you can’t get a message from channel 9, quit the game, reload your save, and try again.

If you are interested in more Oxenfree II articles to help you on the way to the platinum trophy, check out Prima’s collectible guide for every Adler letter in Oxenfree II: Lost Signals.


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Grant Testa is a writer at Prima Games, who specializes in achievement hunting and horror gaming. He is also an avid comic book reader/collector, fantasy footballer, and rock music fanatic. Thousands who have been defeated by Grant in online multiplayer games have cried to themselves, wondering, "How did he get so good?! Why can't I be a gaming demigod like him?" They would probably be surprised to learn that Grant actually inherited his elite gaming skills from his mom, Joann Hansen, one of the speediest stenographers/typists in the nation, (and probably the world). Fun fact: he is also the son of the world’s first “let’s player” and comedy legend, Tim Testa.