A Dark Presence stalks the small town of Bright Falls, pushing Alan Wake to the brink of sanity in his fight to unravel the mystery and save his love.
User reviews: Very Positive (13,120 reviews) - 92% of the 13,120 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Feb 16, 2012

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“Remedy's done a great job of mixing elements of written work, television, and video games to create an experience full of scares, laughs, and thrills that's just as fun to play as it is to watch.”
9/10 – http://pc.ign.com/articles/121/1218682p1.html

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About This Game

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.

Enhanced for the PC

  • Includes Alan Wake Special Episodes “The Signal” and “The Writer”
  • Experience Alan Wake’s Pacific Northwest in higher resolutions and higher fidelity than the Xbox360 version.
  • Fully configurable mouse and keyboard support, or if you prefer to play with the Microsoft gamepad connected to your PC, you can do that too!
  • Lots of customizable graphics settings and support for 4:3, 16:9 and 16:10 aspect ratios!
  • Multithreaded engine that takes advantage of quad core CPUs.
  • Additional features our fans have sought after such as field of view adjustment as well as “hide HUD”.
  • Works with AMD Eyefinity 3D 3-screen mode.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP SP2
    • Processor: Dual Core 2GHz Intel or 2.8GHz AMD
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX 10 compatible with 512MB RAM
    • DirectX®: 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 8 GB HD space
    • Sound: DirectX 9.0c compatible
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: Quad Core 2.66GHz Intel or 3.2GHz AMD
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX 10 compatible or later with 1GB RAM
    • DirectX®: 10
    • Hard Drive: 8 GB HD space
    • Sound: DirectX 9.0c compatible
Helpful customer reviews
269 of 318 people (85%) found this review helpful
326 people found this review funny
15.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 24, 2015
This game made me buy a book.

TAKE THAT MOM!
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40 of 44 people (91%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
77.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 17, 2015
This game has it all: a great story, heart-pounding action, scary moments, beautiful sceneries, great visual effects, good music, and an unique way of fighting enemies.

After finishing this game on Normal (2x), Hard, and Nightmare mode, it's still not boring. Alan Wake definitely won a place in my top 10 games of all time.

And also, if you like watching Twin Peaks then you will love this game. Bright Falls has the same atmosphere as Twin Peaks.

It's one of those games that you have to play at least once in your lifetime, you won't regret it! :)

10/10
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32 of 34 people (94%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
15.7 hrs on record
Posted: January 19
Game name: Alan Wake
Game score: 10/10
Reviewed by: Wolf

In Summary...
Alan Wake is a psychological horror survival game produced by Remedy Games in 2010. The game follows writer Alan Wake, who becomes trapped in his dreams pursued by the antagonist "The Darkness" who turns people basically into pawns of an evil force. Your main goal is to find and save your wife, Alice Wake, who is presumed taken by The Darkness. The DLC, The Signal and The Writer, respectively, continue the story of Alan being trapped in his dreams, and further expands the story on how he defeats The Darkness.

In The Signal DLC, you travel through memories of the past game (main story) uncovering clues to how to wake up from your dream. With Barry to accompany you, he guides you through the area with both motivation and moral support (such a good guy Barry is).

In The Writer DLC, you finally uncover the truth about Barry, as well as uncover the reason your dreaming. Zane is there to guide you as like the main story, and helps you defeat The Darkness and wake up from your dream.

Alan Wake is an episodic story, meaning it's told in episodes rather than all at once, kind of like how TellTale styles their games.


Controls:
Mouse 1 - Shoot
Mouse - Look
WASD - Move
Q - Reload flashlight
E - Pick up objects/use
R - Reload gun
F - Focus
Tab - Toggle view (which side displayed in 3rd person)
1,2,3,4,5 - Cycle weapons

Sounds:
Being a horror game, Alan Wake is filled with jump scare sounds (at least for me) such as when a Taken jumps out and attacks it's pretty sudden at times and can scare some people. Some of the cutscenes also have jumpworthy sounds when transitioning, not going to spoil where it's at because that would ruin basically the whole story.

Another thing to note is the music. Each episode ending features music which in my opinion is perfect for the game. It's not disrupting in any way, and perfectly fits the atmosphere of the game. It's mostly Indie Rock, but very fitting with the game and mood, so it fits in well with everything.

Graphics:
So most people may not know this going into this game, but doing research will point out this game took over 5 years to develop. Being that this game was released in 2010, the graphics are still unbelieveable to this day, prividing both very scenic background areas, and also amazing cutscenes. Now, they may not be "Unreal Engine: real life vs video game" standards, but literally, I loved them, and got quite a few worthy of posting screenshots out of them.

Game Balance:
Honestly, the game was very easy. At points I did struggle (died a lot because I honestly wasn't thinking, just attacking, especially at points where I just needed to run to a Safe Haven and Taken were infinitely spawning because of it), but in the end I realized how easy the enemies were and how easy it was to progress through the levels.

Albeit, I did play on normal difficulty the whole time (Nightmare I still have to do for the rest of the achievements) but I've read it's the same as normal, just less ammo, which is perfectly fine, there's way too much ammo in the game as it is. Think of Nightmare mode as hard difficulty, since they removed hard mode and there is a gap between normal and nightmare.

Other
Remedy, ♥♥♥♥ Microsoft and find a new producer/publisher. They aren't biting and your fans NEED Alan Wake 2.

Final Rating:
10/10

In Conclusion:
Alan Wake is by far to date the best experience I've had in a game. It's inspired a lot of creativity out of me, one of which are a few ideas for short stories and also has provided me with a perfect story in game form. I loved literally every second of this game, and I very very very highly recommend it to all of my friends and anyone who reads this.

-It's not a lake, it's an ocean.

Please feel free to follow my curation page for more recommendations. Thanks for reading!
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25 of 33 people (76%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
3.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 7, 2015
What can be said about the game Alan Wake, for starters it's pretty amazing.... I would highly recommend if you don't own the game you should stop reading and immediately go pick it up.. Need a little more convincing where here goes..

You find yourself playing the mysterious and successful author Alan Wake. Finding himself with a major case of writers block, Alan and his wife Alice decide to take a trip to Bright Falls, hoping the distraction of a 2 week vacation in a beautiful setting will help shake out of the cobwebs. What could go wrong, a beautiful woman, a beautiful scenic cabin and 2 weeks of silence..

The game was originally supposed to be an open world game, and what a game it would have been. Unfortunately while the open world portion of the game was cut, the parts that remain are fairly large although kind of straight forward. Yet exploration by the player is rewarded with additional supplies or collectibles..

The combat.... it's unique and interesting, although can be a bit repetitive as only a few different enemy types exist in the game.. The major way this game excels where other 3rd person horror games have failed is with dodging... and trust me you'll be doing alot of dodging.. Outside of that it's fairly straight forward, point your flashlight at enemy, break the darkness shield and then fire away with one of your weapons (Handgun, Shotgun, Flare gun,) it's easier than it sounds although at higher difficulty levels the limited supplies will more than likely see you running to the next check point..

If you're a fan of horror games, mystery movies, 3rd person games or just games in general you will probably like Alan Wake, the only real downside of this game would have to be the lack of enemy diversity. Although the story more than makes up for the short comings of the enemy diversity.
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14 of 16 people (88%) found this review helpful
17.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 2, 2015
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It doesn't fit this frame

Alan Wake is one of those games that you love or hate, there is no halfway. It has a solid gameplay that will keep us playing not less than eight hours at normal difficulty, and while the replayability is low, there are many secret chests to find, and many moments where we can cross the arms and watch a TV show or listen a radio broadcasting that suits the game and, more or less, tells us another side of the story we’re going through. The soundtrack fits the ambient and contributes to create a creep in the player’s mind, while the narrator sums up the situation or tells us about Alan’s feelings and thoughts between the fights.

Graphic: 8
Sounds: 8
Longevity: 7
Gameplay: 8

Final Score: 8/10

Buy it if you like third person shooters and action adventures, even if you aren’t a lover of the horror games.
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