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 (12,230 reviews) - 92% of the 12,230 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
46 of 54 people (85%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
15.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 24
This game made me buy a book.

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15 of 17 people (88%) found this review helpful
1 person 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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17 of 21 people (81%) found this review helpful
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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11 of 15 people (73%) found this review helpful
18.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 22
A deep, psychological thriller with an excellent Stephen King feel to it. This game failed to disappoint me and kept me wanting more and interested until the very end. From it's great storyline to stunning graphics to excellent gameplay, as well as all of these together with the dark, but crazy atmosphere, it's a game I had a lot of enjoyment with and would be more than glad to play again.

The game unfolded like a movie, which for this particular game, I thought it suited nicely. And although I'm not a huge fan of the episodic/chapter format of video games in general, with this game, it didn't bother me too much as I believed other aspects of the game definitely overshadowed that for me. And then there's the music/sound of the game, which turned out to be strong as well for this game. I found it to really add to the mood and atmosphere of the game. With is important to me as I believe atmosphere to be an important part of a game, at least to me. They helped to immerse myself in the game even further.

In my opinion, Alan Wake is a must-play and unforgettable experience. It's a game that's an excellent piece of work that I'd be more than willing to play again. Can't wait for the sequel, whenever that will be.
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
7.6 hrs on record
Posted: September 17
The story is fantastic however it's fairly linear which is aight as there are a good amount of secrets to be found if you stray from the path when you can. Controls are your standard WASD to move, mouse one to shoot, and mouse two to shine flashlight. Enemies can be overwhelming and are a bit faster then the character which makes outrunning them to get to the nearest light source pretty difficult and basically requires you to fight which is alright. You aren't going to find a shortage of supplies before fighting either but don't let that discourage you from looking around to find things as this game doesn't really have a crosshair and if you have no idea where to shoot or have incredibly poor aim you'll find yourself missing shots, so yeah. Overall it's a great game, I'm glad I picked it up when I did, hopefully you will too.
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