Very Little Nightmares: Complete Walkthrough Guide


Levels 1 – 3 | Levels 4 – 6 | Levels 7 – 9 | Levels 10 – 12 | Levels 13 – 15 | Levels 16 – 18 | Jack-in-the-Box Locations

Level 16: Video coming soon!

Run right until you find a hole in the wall. Go through to the next room. Continue running in that direction until you see a small ladder. Climb up and jump out.

Notice the clue on the wall. You see it twice. It’s sheet music. You need to play those notes twice and only those notes. But if you jump on the piano from the stool, you land in the center. So jump onto the wooden part of the piano and move to the left side. Jump on the keys and then run straight to the right side. Then jump onto the wooden part of the piano and do it all a second time. Now a ladder should appear.

Climb up the ladder and go left to the elevator. Let’s focus on getting the jack-in-the-box first. Press the buttons in this order:

Up, Right, Up, Left, Up, Right, Down, Right, Up, Left, Up. Then head through the hole for the jack-in-the-box.

From there, go Down, Right, Up, Right, Down, Left, Down, Right. Then climb off and head through the door to complete Level 16.

Level 17: Video coming soon!

This level is annoying and a bit difficult to explain, but I’ll do my best. There’s a lot of trial-and-error involved and you don’t have any checkpoints for the worst part.

Make your way down the stairs. You first have to climb over some stuff in the way. At the top of the last staircase, tap under the stairs to find a hidden door that leads to the jack-in-the-box.

Once you’re in front of the door, position yourself so you can run quickly, because the second you head for the door, the telekinesis guy will show up and drop a chandelier on you.

Once you’re out the door, you have a very long and annoying chase scene. For the first few hand statues, go right first so you’re in the right lane. Then quickly run past them. When you see a rock in front of you, just run to the space right before it. Then, position yourself to the left of the rock and run past the last open hand. Go right again and then run past the close fists.

For the pillars, go right and then get close to the pillars and quickly run back so they don’t crush you. Then climb over the pillars and continue on.

For the toilet section, first walk under the bridge and stop right before the toilet, because it will fall. Then quickly climb up the ladder and run to the other side and down. Don’t linger, as even a box can crush you out of nowhere.

Keep going and help the little girl push the doors open before the bathtub crushes you. Go through the door and keep running.

At the electric fence, have the girl throw you up to the switch and then turn off the electricity. She’ll open the door and run through. Quickly follow her before anything can kill you.

Keep going and make a right when you see a tree blocking your path. Walk over the branch to the right, but don’t dawdle.

Once over that, you need to run over the long bridge. Then climb up it when it breaks. Keep going and run through the door. Head down the stairs to complete Level 17.

Level 18: Video coming soon!

Head out of the cave and enter the little cave entrance to get the jack-in-the-box. Then climb down the ladder. Then continue on to find a girl crying on a bench. She comes to attack you and will kill you if she catches you. So head right down the detour and just keep climbing down the cliff side until you see a broken tree. Knock down the tree so the other girl can cross and then continue running. Just keep running until you hit the end and the friendly girl will crush the mean girl with a boulder. Watch the end and the credits to complete the game.

If you’re missing any Jack-in-the-Boxes, check out my guide for those And the hidden achievement here.

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2 years ago

App unwrapper, you are one quick son of a gun! This game just came out! I often read parts of your amazing walkthroughs! Thanks so much! Okay here’s where I’m stuck.. you mentioned getting a hanger in this part. It’s the XO puzzle. I can’t figure out which order it goes in.. top to bottom, left to right. Stuck on this part. If you could give me a hint I’d so appreciate it., yes I have the piece from the wall where the gnome is painting and there’s a big red candle.
Thanks again

2 years ago

Hi Appunwrapper! I am stuck in level 16, I’m in the room with the piano. I need to get to the moving platform. If you could help me I would greatly appreciate it your awesome!

Reply to  AppUnwrapper
2 years ago

Please help I’m on level 13 when I finally pull the lever down to open a little get away the floating weird man comes and I don’t know what to do.

Daniel Vignassi
Reply to  Zak
2 years ago

If it where I think you are you need to get the stream right place where it spray in front of the door then you pull the lever and the guy come in the doorway grab the string and it stream hits him and then run to the opening quick you can grab the string twice before he kill you on the third one hopefully this helps

2 years ago

How do you get the coat hanger?

2 years ago

hey app unwrapper! i beat the entire game already i just can’t find the jack in the box in level 10, have you found it yet??

2 years ago

So confused on 17. Been stuck for a while, just keep getting killed by the chandelier. Any idea what to do?

2 years ago

I used the hanger to pull the box down but then it got stuck on the side. How do I get the scarf down?

2 years ago

What do I do with electric box room? I set it up in the way it describes behind the door and I always get electrocuted.

Reply to  AppUnwrapper
2 years ago

That was it! Thanks. Maybe the clue is right, but since the wires are tangled, you have to untangle to get that order. Idk

2 years ago

Hey! I’m on level 13 in the steam room where it opens a door in the ground. I’m blowing steam at the guy when he walks in but I can’t ever make it to the hatch in time. Am I doing something wrong??

2 years ago

I’m stuck on level 13 in the steam room where the door opens in the ground and no matter how much I try I can’t make it to the hatch before the guy gets me. I’m blowing steam at him and then running to the door in the ground. Am I doing something wrong?

2 years ago

Hey! I am missing one achievement in iOS Game Center after finding all jack-in-the-boxes and completing the game. I have these: Step by step, Work in progress, No way back, The End is Near, It’s all over now, What’s in the box? Hobby getting out of hand, Connoisseur & Collector, Lots of knick-knacks, Obsessive completist, Nightmare Architects, Curiosity killed the child, Death Master. The one I am missing is the one after Nightmare Architects and before Curiosity killed the child.

Can you please tell me how to get this?

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1 year ago

What is the hidden achievement? I still need to get it. Thanks.

Reply to  AppUnwrapper
1 year ago

I have complete the game and done again 2nde and 3rde level but i didn’t find anything to complete this last hidden achievement 🙁 please help

Reply to  killassan
1 year ago

It’s a secret room you can only access after you complete the game. It’s level 3 under the first security eye.

2 years ago

I’m stuck on 12

2 years ago

I’m on lv 3 and I have no idea what to do.. can you help me ? Please?

2 years ago

I’m on lv 3 and I have no idea what to do… can u help me? Please?

2 years ago

Is there anything more to do on level fourteen when you push the cart over? Just standing in the spot doesn’t seem to work. Glitch maybe?

2 years ago

Well 17 is sooooooo annoying… Just can’t get past the chandelier and no idea what to do😔

Daniel Vignassi
Reply to  Zoid
2 years ago

After you get to bottom of the stair just run as fast as you can and you miss the chandelier

2 years ago

Im having trouble on Lvl 14 I got all the nomes but the bed isn’t breaking I got the nome in the toilet, the nome I’m the vase, the balloon nome, the painting nome, and the bathtub nome but when I stand in front of the bed its not breaking

Reply to  AppUnwrapper
2 years ago

I was having that problem too. you found 7 gnomes. You have to drop through the twisty slide in the bedroom.

Reply to  Shoppingamc
1 year ago

Which twisty slide?

Reply to  Tinyfoe
2 years ago

I’m having the exact same problem. Tapping on the bed doesn’t work, leaving the room & coming back doesn’t work. I closed & reopened the app: didn’t work. So frustrating.

Reply to  Tinyfoe
1 year ago

You have to find all the gnomes. Toy box, the slide in the toy room, vase, picture, balloon, toilet, bathtub

Reply to  Azdon
5 months ago

Exactly. You probably missed the one in the toyroom slide and or box, they count as total on the bed along with the two in the two bathrooms, the one in the vase, the one behind the picture and the one on top of the wardrobe

Reply to  Ellie
3 months ago

I had the same problem ellie thanks for the hint, in the video it does not show the name of the toy box in the room

2 years ago

Hey thanks for all your walkthroughs! I’m stuck on level 15. When I move the food cart there is no hole for me to fall through and I’ve walked all over. Help!

2 years ago

On level 15 I am having trouble reaching the jack in a box I fell through the floorboards but can’t seem to go very far left and can’t see a hole to crawl through

Nancy batts
1 year ago

I’m stuck on level 3 in the last spot light.

Samantha Ramirez
1 year ago

I’ve gotten all of the bones and am standing in front of the bed how long until it breaks?

Spicy ham
1 year ago

I’m on level 10, trying to avoid the killer garbage. When you said “run like the dickens down the left path” do you mean MY left, or the little girl’s left? When I go down the path to MY left, I can get up on the box under the hook, but the only thing I can do from there is jump back down again… and get killed. When I go down the path to HER left… well, nothing happens except the aforementioned getting killed. I’ll keep trying, I’d just like to know which side to hammer away at. Thanks!

1 year ago

I can’t seem to run fast enough to not fall off the log towards after running through the gate and turning right towards the end of the game…??

10 months ago

Holy crow! How fast do you have to be to run from one ironing board to another in level 12? I have been killed about a thousand times. Is there a secret to it? I can’t get farther than right by the boxes.

Valentin Stanescu
2 months ago

Hi. First of all, many thanks for your excellent guides. With that out of the way… 😉

Just installed, I’m on Level 2, after activating the lever i can’t sprint reliably, double tap doesn’t work as expected, I died several times. What am I doing wrong?

Valentin Stanescu
Reply to  AppUnwrapper
2 months ago

Thanks. 🙂

16 days ago

I’m having a problem with level 18. I keep getting caught half way down the wall. Am I doing something wrong? Is there a way to climb faster or something?