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 (12,538 reviews) - 92% of the 12,538 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Feb 16, 2012

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"Oozing style, with some lovely Twin Peaks inspiration and a smart story that doesn't take itself too seriously. Some really awesome setpieces, too."


“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

    • 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
    • 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
155 of 181 people (86%) found this review helpful
164 people found this review funny
15.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 24
This game made me buy a book.

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36 of 41 people (88%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
3.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 6
Alan Wake is a thriller in a climate of horror Stephen King. The game has a wonderful climate, friendly to the eye graphics and a very good story. The story takes place in the American town of Bright Falls that day looks very beautiful and peaceful, but when the night comes, the city is shrouded in darkness and behind every corner hides evil in a pure form. I would recommend to anyone who likes games in a climate of terror, surprising storyline and epic end! The game has great places to visit, very cool songs friendly for ears and 2 dlc to raise temperature and the magnificence of this game! Thank you for your attention. If you want buy this game, I only cay say "Really worth! I wish have fun!"
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27 of 32 people (84%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
17.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 9
One of the best games of Remedy Entertainment.
The gfx, atmosphere and light effects are spectacular, considering it's a game released in 2012.
The story is definitely interesting and keep moving on without becoming boring a single minute.
Very good voice acting and some jump scares.
The only negative comment is about the gameplay getting a bit repetitive / no sense of progression - but this is abolutely not a reason to avoid this game. Some parts of the game are challenging.
If you are looking for an immersive story and great atmosphere, don't think twice and go for it!
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17 of 20 people (85%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
3.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 7
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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13 of 14 people (93%) found this review helpful
77.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 17
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! :)

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