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 (8,627 reviews)
Release Date: Feb 16, 2012

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Recommended By Curators

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

Reviews

“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
19 of 26 people (73%) found this review helpful
6.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 29
Not scared game but not funny game :D Can be little bored, can be little interesting. Not bad story, not bad graphic, nice graphic at videos :3 But have bugs :3
So that pretty good game! :3
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11 of 12 people (92%) found this review helpful
19.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 19
Alan Wake is a great psychological horror game with brilliant storyline. Onslaught of enemies and lack of ammunition, despair. Nice mountain scenery, pleasant radio and television stations. "Filmness" and climate pours out of the screen - and is still a great audio track at the end of each chapter.Feels like you are playing through a Stephen King book. The game mechanics are good and everything is so pretty! Worth recommending.
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
3.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 26
Alan Wake is not a flawless game. The combat system is entertaining at first but its magic is killed by unnecessary and numerous action segments. Still the game is a very atmospheric adventure of a very rare kind.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
1.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 7
if your looking for a game like Resident Evil then this game is not for u .
this game is scary and fun has great music and has a small learning curve . it nice and long 15- 20 ( 25+ if u get the Alan Wake Franchise ) hrs
not open world but doesn't feel like its on rails
i still rate this game high on my list of game and i do own 2 RE but there not on my Fav list
the game does have a great story and does deliver . the end needs work but if u get the Alan Wake Franchise u get the ending yes costs abit more but it is worth the time u put into it


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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
8.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 5
Epic game, great atmosphere
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: September 30
I didn't enjoy the trial-and-error approach to horror gaming. If that mechanic is okay by you then give it a shot.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
23.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 2
Yet another interactive movie. To much movie, less gameplay
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
22.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 5
+ Best story ever
+ Stunning graphics
+ Did i say that the story was great?

- Boss and fights overall were repetitive.
- More puzzles are needed

8/10
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
7.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 5
I'll make this review simple... Just buy it
10/10
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
9.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 5
This is a great game, it's like playing a book. The story does have some weak spots, and the gameplay could be tweeked a little for pc, but other than that this game is amazing and I highly recomend it if your pc can handle the graphics. 8/10
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
15.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 5
I get a lot of ♥♥♥♥ for liking this game. I'm not sure why. I guess because I wasn't hyped for it or waiting for it I had merely heard of it until I played it and I wasn't disappointed. Game is a lot of fun and goes on sale for like 2 dollars all the time. Not sure what I can say about this game that hasn't already been said but if you're the least bit interested most definitely grab it.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
16.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 10
Extremely interesting and great game.

This is a psychological horror with a great storyline and klima.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
18.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 11
Alan Wak is a very interesting game all in its own. Theres a huge cult following and after playing it, I can understand why. This game has a very interesting plot and really makes you question if Alan is truely insane or if he's actually experiencing this in the real world. It has a very good plot and very good story... but as a game, its lacking.

1. The gameplay is bland as hell.
You walk around the forest and follow a linear path to the end of the game. You point a flashlight at enamies and then shoot them. Thats it. Thats all you do the entire game. It is INCREDIBLY bland and gets very stale after a while.

2. The only thing worth remembering are cut-scenes. Unlike games like Heavy Rain where gameplay is indepth or interesting and open where you can explore the world, this is specifically linear gameplay. You can explore the world, but its VERY limited. You'll occasionally find things like better guns, or flashlights but theres nothing to discover.

3. ♥♥♥♥ING CARS
The controls for ANY vehicle in the game are absolutely ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥. Driving in this game is so bad I prefer walking a mile on feet instead of driving.... Lets not talk about offroad driving...

OVERALL, its a very good story... but the key word is STORY. It is not a very good game. Butoverall, I enjoyed playing through this game. It was a great story and I dont' regret the time I spent playing it. It's definately worth a buy, but I would say wait until its on sale for 7-5 dollars. I got this game through a package with an i7 4770k so I can't complain about a free game.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
12.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 20
Scared the ♥♥♥♥ out of me. 10/10
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
17.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 11
This was a hard review to write.

This game is one of my favorite's when it comes to story and voice acting. It's interesting, intense, has an amazing sense of humor, and some of the best side characters of all time. The atmosphere when you begin to find pages is wonderful, as you read about Alan being attacked by an axe murderer just before you're jumped- a classic, but fabulous thriller trick.

However, at the same time, it was one of my least favorites. Though exploration and early level gameplay is entertaining, the level design starts repeating, until you hit the final chapter which is the worst level design I've ever played. There are some gems in the gameplay, such as the Anderson Farm and the Heart of Darkness- but the gameplay of the game suffers enormously from controls that just seem off.

However, as I said before, this story is one that needs to be told. My personal recommendation is to either watch a youtube game movie of it, or to pick up the game if it's on a major sale. You need to hear this story, but you don't need to play the game.

Overall, even with these enormous game flaws, I left the game feeling satisfied- I'd give the game a 6/10, and I'd give the story a 9/10. I wish the developers were given the chance to give this game the sequel it so obviously needs and deserves.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 3
Fun game if you like fighting the same single enemy over and over and over and over... and over...

Not scary at all. Very bad voice acting.
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
9.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 19
I really really wanted to like this game. I have never seen a game with such a compelling atmosphere, story and characters with such utterly abysmal gameplay. The enemies and challenges are so grossly unbalanced that the game just turns into trial and error. Any horror/suspense elements are lost in frustration of constant death. The character is about as responsive in combat as an stumbling alcoholic. Who sets dodge and sprint as the same control? Honestly?
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
3.6 hrs on record
Posted: September 30
this game gave me nightmares

because i am a weenie
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
3.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 15
A horror game lacking in horror
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
17.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 9
A very atmospheric game with a deep storyline which I found a bit hard to follow from time to time but that's just me being a bit thick...
Graphics are great, gameplay is quite immersive but gets a bit boring closer to the end of the game.
Overall a great game to play, definitely reccommend!
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