Alan Wake

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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." - IGN.com

"...it’s still a genuinely skin-twitching survival game with an original and tense twist to the combat." - PCgamer.com


The critically acclaimed and BAFTA nominated, TIME magazine Game of the Year Alan Wake, finally comes to PC! From Remedy, the creators of Max Payne arrives a heart pounding Psychological Action Thriller, further refined and enhanced for the PC. The game comes with two special episodes, The Signal and The Writer.


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.


Key Features:

  • 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.

  • Works with NVIDIA NVISION2 Stereoscopic 3D.

Customer reviews

74

If Stephan King Created a Video Game

captaindrek | April 10, 2015 | See all captaindrek's reviews »

Alan Wake is a visually beautiful, technically well designed survival horror game. The story (which I can't divulge much of) is interesting and fun throughout. Most of the games enemies are shadowy figures that you shoot down after keeping the beam of a flashlight on them. It has a very Stephan King way of telling stories, and there are some great references to older pop culture such as Twin Peaks. It follows an episodic way of story telling that makes it feel as though you're watching a television show as well. The cutscenes are well done and the voice acting is phenomenal. While there isn't much to the gameplay the game manages to keep you excited and wanting more.
Alan Wake shapes up to be an enjoyable experience and all around fun way of spending a few evenings, just like a good book.

90

Solid Survival Game

FaketoastFT | March 31, 2015 | See all FaketoastFT's reviews »

After purchasing this game again for pc, I was not disappointed by replaying the survival title I enjoyed 4 years ago. This game's graphics still hold up quite well, similarly the gameplay and combat are both fun as you run around aiming, shooting, and dodging. A game of decent length, I played through the story in ~10 hours (bear in mind, I played through the story at least 5 times previously). I think this game is entertaining enough to warrant multiple playthroughs. The different difficulties are balanced quite well and I did not find myself getting stuck or frustrated even on the higher setting.

I do have to include that this game is less of a survival horror, and more of a creepy/unsettling game with thriller aspects.

90

A Very Good Thriller Title

TrainRain | Jan. 4, 2015 | See all TrainRain's reviews »

Alan Wake is not necessarily a very frightening horror game, but it sure has its moments. The game focuses little on jump scares and gore like many of the other horror games out there, which is good. In spite of this; the game manages to be quite scary at times, as it is a psychological thriller with a fantastic story and interesting plot turns. The game also delivers a very good twin peaks-like atmosphere and one of the best soundtracks I've ever heard in a game. This game is truly worth the time and the money!

85

What Survival Horror Should Be Like

MadDemon64 | Dec. 26, 2014 | See all MadDemon64's reviews »

Alan Wake is more like Resident Evil than Resident Evil currently is. The story is for the most part strong, the gameplay solid, and the game drips atmosphere.

Set in a fictional little town straight out of a Stephen King novel, you take the role of Alan Wake, a writer searching for inspiration. The game starts off with a clichéd opening where Alan Wake is having a nightmare that serves as a tutorial, but then you get introduced to another aspect of the game: the fact that every chapter is split into a day part where you soak in the surroundings and learn more about the town and its inhabitants, and a day part where the action starts and the environment that was once peaceful and downright beautiful turns into a nightmarescape of fog, eerie sounds, and danger.

During the night, you have to battle the literal darkness, an entity that takes control of townsfolk, local wildlife, and the occasional train car. Conventional weapons will not work on anything controlled by the darkness until you wear them down with your flashlight by shining it on them for a certain amount of time. You also will get access to limited flashbangs and flares later on, but as with ammo, these are limited so use them wisely. The only items that are not limited are batteries used to power your flashlight. This might seem like a bad thing but you will run through batteries quickly, much quicker than bullets.

Throughout the game you will come across manuscript pages, very fitting since you are a writer and everything that is going on is something literally out of one of your books. Some of these pages are on the path you will take, many are off the beaten path, but most are on higher difficulty settings. However, one potential problem with these pages is that since the events within the game are supposed to be out of a book Wake wrote, many of the manuscript pages include events that are yet to happen, providing the ever dreaded spoiler.

Alan Wake is a game with a few flaws, but when compared to its competitors, you will probably neither notice them nor care.

100

One of the greatest games ever...

andrej40 | Oct. 5, 2014 | See all andrej40's reviews »

This game is such a realistic and a fantastic horror fiction...what more can you ask from a game? I mean cmon you're are playing It and suddenly you're feeling a breeze scare in your bones It's just great...Graphics, also so realistic that you're thinking woow man I'm watching a movie and playing at the same time...Gameplay great,story really interesting and very amusing..You start playing the game and then you get lost in it. There is only one thing to say to this game Perfect...10 out off 10 and worth every penny or cent...