Alan Wake

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General Information

Available on:PCFeb 16, 2012
Xbox OneMar 17, 2016
Xbox Series X/SNov 10, 2020

Developer: Remedy Entertainment

Publisher: Remedy Entertainment

Genres: Action, Adventure, Horror

When the wife of the best-selling writer Alan Wake disappears on their vacation, his search turns up pages from a thriller he doesn’t even remember writing. A Dark Presence stalks the small town of Bright Falls, pushing Wake to the brink of sanity in his fight to unravel the mystery and save his love. Presented in the style of a TV series, Alan Wake features the trademark Remedy storytelling and pulse-pounding action sequences. As players dive deeper and deeper into the mystery, they’ll face overwhelming odds, plot twists, and cliffhangers. It’s only by mastering the Fight With Light combat mechanic that they can stay one step ahead of the darkness that spreads across Bright Falls. With the body of an action game and the mind of a psychological thriller, Alan Wake’s intense atmosphere, deep and multilayered story, and exceptionally tense combat sequences provide players with an entertaining and original gaming experience.

Alan Wake Critic Reviews

Creepy atmosphere, fantastic combat, and clever storytelling make Alan Wake's quest thrilling from beginning to end.

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Alan Wake is not the most scary horror game, but it is highly entertaining and engrossing. The ambiance and attention to detail make it an impressive production, over ten years later. The surreal and metaphysical narrative makes it an unconventional, yet fitting game to play during the fall and Halloween season.

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Audience Reviews

8.5 / 10.0
I always come back to Alan Wake every few years because it's just such a good game. Great combat, storytelling, varied gameplay, well-written characters, and overall solid experience. Almost a decade after the original release I went ahead and played through the PC version again and it's helped up surprisingly well. Despite its graphical age, it feels like it could have been

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Insider Says Alan Wake 2 Is Coming Via Epic's Publishing Deal

Insider Says Alan Wake 2 Is Coming Via Epic's Publishing Deal

When Epic signed several teams to publishing deals last year, one of them was Remedy Games, the team behind Alan Wake, Control, and Quantum Break. Now, an insider says the game the studio is working on for Epic is Alan Wake 2.

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