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 (8,643 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."

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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
15 of 16 people (94%) 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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20 of 33 people (61%) 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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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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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
15.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 30
In Alan Wake you take up the role as a writer named...Alan Wake. After his wife goes missing you set out to find her while a Dark Presence haunts the town of Bright Falls.

In Alan Wake you fight against darkness, and I really love that. Armed with a flashlight and a revolver you make your way through Bright Falls and it's surrounding mountains and forests.

The eviroments and the scenery is outstanding and it really improves the
light vs darkness theme the game has. The story is fantastic. Really now,
it's really good and doesn't give everything away directly, so you might
have to reflect on what happened. It will still leave you very satisfied.

The combat is pretty cool but it can become very tedious after a while as it can feel like you're doing the same thing over and over again. But the supplies are limited so it really gives it this somewhat survival feeling.

Alan Wake is not a perfect game, It's close but not perfect.

Pros
- Fantastic story and theme
- Great enviroments and scenery

Cons
- The combat, it can become repetitious but I wouldn't abastain from playing the game because of this.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
40.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 30
One of my favorites of all times.

It's not a lake, it's an ocean!

Alan Wake, a broken writer who had a few good hits, is sucked into a dark fantasty adventure fighting against residents of a formal idyllic town. The nature of this game is a fusion between gaming and a TV series (espacially looking similar to Twin Peaks). Great gameplay, great story and a hellish good piece of a soundtrack!
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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
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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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
15.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 11
Good game, had a story to keep you intrested until the end, for a console port it worked fine on the PC. Worth a buy on any sale.
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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
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 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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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
13.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 10
Great Game, worth a buy and now a days always onsally every other month, gripping story, alot of is she isnt she some jumpy moments innit great characters and great town for battle between light n dark. Camera and playability is good felt ok with mouse and keyboard thankfully, deffo get this in your game library first game in a long time iveplayed all way through with out getting bored.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
6.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 11
Ohhhhhhh...
I dont know from where to start, this game is a horror game with amazing mechanics, I played this game with 360 controller and a mouse and keyboard. although I only played this game for 6 hours, I still enjoyed it a lot. yes the story is short but amazing the idea of light darkness the words alan says its amazing! I game allows you to drive which is weird since its a horror genre game but they made it in a where you still get scared. overall rating i'd give it a 9.3/10. unfortnately although the game is challenging amazing gameplay and graphics. it still lacks story length and weapons. But to be honest I never chose anything over zombies, but ghosts of darkness is kind off better.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
9.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 11
This game is a breath of fresh air after having over saturated myself with FPS. The story is great and takes it self very seriously. The settings are all gorgeous, the audio is great, and the game plays very well. Voice acting was ok, and character animation (namely on Alice) was a bit lack luster at times. Making her look very un-natural. The cinimatics, story telling, and fun game play mechanics are what makes this game shine. Recommend.
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