A thrilling new storyline, hordes of creepy enemies, serious firepower and beautiful Arizona locations, combined with a fun and challenging new game mode!
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Releasedatum: 22 mei 2012

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"Alan Wake could never overstay his welcome, especially when his doppelganger evil-doer Mr. Scratch tags along."
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In deze gloednieuwe op zichzelf staande game moet Alan Wake het opnemen tegen de duistere Mr. Scratch! De spannende nieuwe verhaallijn, hordes griezelige vijanden, een flinke dosis vuurkracht en prachtige locaties in Arizona, in combinatie met een leuke, uitdagende nieuwe spelmodus maken deze game een must voor de doorgewinterde Alan Wake-fan, maar ook een uitstekend beginpunt voor nieuwe spelers!

Belangrijkste onderdelen:

  • Speel de uitgebreide verhaalmodus: Neem het op tegen je moordlustige dubbelganger in een poging je leven terug te krijgen... en de werkelijkheid te veranderen!
  • Fight till dawn arcade-modus: In de spectaculaire Arcade-modus moet je het Fight with Light-systeem onder de knie krijgen om tot het ochtendgloren te overleven en je vrienden te verslaan op de ranglijst. Kan jij overleven tot zonsopgang?
  • Bestrijd de duisternis! In elke schaduw liggen gevaarlijke, verknipte vijanden op de loer. Ruim ze op met een arsenaal aan krachtige wapens.

Systeemeisen

    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®:10
    • 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
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64 van de 73 mensen (88%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
4 mensen vonden deze recensie grappig
10.6 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 5 maart
If the original game is a stephen king book, this is a quentin tarantino movie.
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22 van de 25 mensen (88%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
1 persoon vond deze recensie grappig
36.6 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 15 april
My review of Alan Wake's American Nightmare will be based on 4 categories: Performance, Gameplay, Graphics, and Story. As a summary, Alan Wake's American Nightmare is an
arcade spin-off that's more action-focused and varied than its predecessor in terms of gameplay. For the currrent price, I'd say that this is a must buy for fans of Alan Wake but newcomers may want to wait for a sale or even skip the game entirely because of its incoherent plot and repetitive gameplay.

Performance
The PC port of this game was handled by Nitro Games (who also ported Alan Wake to PC) so performance really shouldn't be surprising considering that the first game was optimized as heck.
Performance on a FX-6300 processor, R9 270 GPU, and 8 GB of RAM in a 1080p resolution at ultra settings yields an average of 50 FPS.

Graphics options available:
http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=425486222

No bugs or crashes experienced during playthroughs however be wary that no game is bug-free. If by chance you do encounter some bugs and crashes, please visit this page for a list of possible fixes.

Gameplay
American Nightmare is basically Alan Wake in an arcade form with gameplay that is very simple and fitting for this type of game. The mechanics are very much the same; they just added a whole lot of tweaks like new automatic guns, a minimap that shows you where manuscript pages and points of interests are, and the very welcome improvement to Alan's lungs and legs as he can now dash for more than 2 minutes with an added bonus of a faster running speed. It's repetitive, tedious, and lacks challenge but for an arcade title, you really don't need all the fancy stuff that AAA games have and sometimes, lesser is better. It just goes to show how much tweaking the first game needs if its combat transitions very well to an acrade title. There's some minor reworks as well like how light only affects the taken if you focus it and the faster shield burning. Remedy added this unique feature where you can unlock chests containing powerful guns only if you meet the required number of manuscript pages that you have on person. It's not needed to complete the game, it's not forced, but it's a very good incentive for those who like to go around and collect all the collectibles that they can find.

Graphics
Aside from a new shader and yellowish filter, American Nightmare features a more varied set of locations than the first game; instead of trudging through miles of vegetation and old, creaky industrial buildings, you'll get to walk through a fictional Arizonian desert which includes a roadside motel, an observatory, and a drive-in theater. Though few in number, the constant change of scenery always makes the game feel fresh and interesting. The world even looks more lively than its predecessor because the places that you visit are all functional and traces of civilization still exist. Alan Wake would've benefited from a change of scenario once in a while. Aside from that, everything else remains the same, even the emotionless faces and horrible lip-sync.

Story
Buyers beware! If you've played Alan Wake and finished it, then get ready for a story that mocks the sequel-hungry fans as it leaves you with a happy and satisfying ending - only to remember that this was just a spin-off game (yes, that's how good American Nightmare's story is). If you're a newcomer, then don't even bother with buying this game as the plot and the events that are happening will just make you uninstall the game after the first 10 minutes of playing. Being a spin-off, I was very surprised at how well Sam Lake created the story for this game. In fact, it was very well done that, as stated above, I even forgot that this was a spin-off in the first place. I thought that the events that are happening was a direct continuation of the cliffhanger ending in Alan Wake. The reason why it was very believable was because they took every question that fans had and played with the unknown character, Mr. Scratch, from the first game then fleshed him out while giving him a goal that's so believable in Alan Wake's world. Alan journeys through a world that is very different from the first game yet contains all of its story while cleverly masking the seams and cracks so the light can't pass through. Very clever, very amazing, and I personally can't wait for more.


And there you have it.
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12 van de 14 mensen (86%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
1 persoon vond deze recensie grappig
11.8 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 7 januari
I have just ended this game, & I am still impressed with the engine and still love the protagonist as much.

For various reasons I preferred the first in the series by far.
-The setting was more cozy to say it quickly.
-The story very engaging. In this installment automatic weapons are introduced, which is a nice break-letting the lead fly. The forest [AW1] is something I appreciated rather than a heated "Texas" diner in the desert [American Nightmare] (Where I reside it's QUITE hot, letting my imagination roam was enjoyable).

I recommend the game;

-It is my favourite genre; 3rd person shooter.
-I compare it favourably with Alan Wake 1, I just prefer 1.
-It is HD (high definition), I played it on my Vista.
-Compatible on most systems.

If you like you may look at my review for AW1, it was the first review I ever wrote, "glowingly" and "praising" the game. http://steamcommunity.com/profiles/76561197991756666/recommended/108710.

I feel like re-playing Alan Wake 1 right now, that's a reflection of the positive effect this game had on me :-)

Game on
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5 van de 5 mensen (100%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
7.8 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 24 april
A dull, repetitive and easy game. I beat it on the hardest difficulty and it never was a challenge.

The game itself abuses of repeating the same exact three situations during the entire nightmare (calling this "an enjoyable experience" would be a lie). I literally wanted it to end.
Nonetheless, the arcade mode results interesting, but it's not enough.

I guess it's not a bad game, but you won't miss anything if you don't play it. Only for Alan Wake's fans. Music is great though, Old Gods of Asgard keep rocking it!
Just don't forget to turn on every single TV you find. Watching Mr. Scratch's madness is probably the best part of the game.
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3 van de 3 mensen (100%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
9.9 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 21 mei
Alan Wake's American Nightmare can be considered a short sequel to the first Alan Wake game as it picks up directly after The Signal and The Writer episodes.
In general, the shooting mechanics and movement feel more crisp and smooth, there is an expanded variety of weapons to use, although most of them function similarly. (Mainly being: High Damage Single Shot, Low Damage Machine Gun or High Damage Shotgun Shot)
In the first game, Flashbangs and Flare Guns used to be the ultimate weapons as they can easily clear all enemies in an area. This is not the case in the sequel. They are only able to take out some weak enemies while their main function is to disable enemies and clear off the darkness.

The story component is short, about 1/3 the length of the original Alan Wake.
However, there is a Arcade mode which puts you in 5 distinct settings and challenges you to score as many points as possible through defeating enemies and maintaining your streak by avoiding damage.

If you enjoyed Alan Wake, this sequel is great fun. Just take your time to explore the areas and listen to the dialogue for a more detailed understanding of Alan Wake's world.
If you did not enjoy Alan Wake, this sequel will not interest you much unless you would really love to try out the improved shooting mechanics and the new enemy types.
If you are thinking about playing either, Alan Wake is a better introduction to the series.

My review of Alan Wake can be found here: http://steamcommunity.com/id/fenghuang/recommended/108710/
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