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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.
About the 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.
• Works with NVIDIA NVISION2 Stereoscopic 3D.
Good story - Average gameplaybritishlad | May 10, 2013 | See all britishlad's reviews »
From the makers of Max Payne comes Alan Wake - The story is the main draw of this game. It is excellent, and somewhat reminiscent of Stephen King, if you're into that at all. The music, graphics and voice acting are all excellent!
However the actual combat is nothing really special, and can get frustrating at times (especially one part involving a bulldozer). It is also linear and the combat and get repetitive after a while. It's still a good and interesting experience but it terms of gameplay there is very little replay value....
An amazing adventure!Laudes | May 4, 2013 | See all Laudes's reviews »
I'm a adventure player, I enjoy those really good adventure games. However I am not a big fan of buying AAA games all the time that has the mark "Adventure" on the side. This game is a true adventure with a thrilling story.
The combat is very innovative and it was far more enjoyable then the standard point - click - kill enemies. I found the game extremely hard, however when I had completed the game I got an achievment for playing the game on Hard! Well with that being said, if you're looking for a challenge the Hard difficulty setting sure is hard, however not impossible.
I found myself running around doing about nothing just to get to a place where I had to be at, which I got a little bit frustrated about. Of course, every game is more or less like that, they add small things to make the game last longer. The game wasn't that long anyway, it took me 11 hours to complete it. Of course it has a TON of replayability with all the cofee-cans and manuscript pages, and God knows what you can collect!
The TV shows and small extras around the game is interesting at times, but in total I would say those are also just a waste of time to make the game last longer for people interested in such. But, other games like Deus EX and Skyrim, all has for example emails and books to read throughout the world. Think of these TV-Shows and radio programs as such, but a little bit more interesting I would say.
A must buy for adventure players! The soundtrack is great aswell, lots of good music.
Has its momentslehemake | April 30, 2013 | See all lehemake's reviews »
Alan Wake is a 3rd person view action-horror game with a spooky story. Famous writer fights its way against the Darkness to save his kidnapped wife in little town of Bright Falls. The main story has 6 cinematic style episodes and two bonus episodes continuing story. There's about 12-15 hours of gameplay (which was enough for me). First episodes are somewhat dull and repetitive - running through woods and killing enemies. The scenery offers boring trees and rocky paths at the beginning but later episodes give more variety and different places around Bright Falls and bonus episodes are insane remixes of main story and thus fun, interesting level design.
The game has (too) much fighting with enemies. Besides the most important "weapon", flashlight, Alan can use guns and flash grenades. Pointing flashlight toward enemies and then shooting them is the way to survive against ambushes of "the taken". Also keeping distance and dodging attacks are important maneuvers to do. And there are no melee weapons, regrettably. Enemies tend to spawn when the darkness lands and sometimes its better to ignore mobs and run towards light (usually checkpoint) than waste time by fighting. Exploration isn't very inspiring at this game because the level design is very linear and all you may find is some collectible coffee thermoses or ammo stashes which maybe needed but getting those usually tend spawn some enemies nearby. NPCs are well done in game. Their dialogue is usually good, even funny and they can defend themselves at action sequences so you don't have worry about stupid AIs.
Usually graphics and audio are well done so the atmosphere is fine during the game but the cinematic scenes are blurry and outdated that could have been much better looking just rendering by the game's own graphics engine.
Recommended bargain buy.
Quite fun!acloggedtoaster | April 30, 2013 | See all acloggedtoaster's reviews »
A surprisingly creepy game! The opening is very intense, and never loses the survival horror theme that so many "survival horror" games of this generation fail to capture. The only real problem is that it is a mediocre pc port and that for weaker rigs, Anti aliasing must always be turned on, hammering frames per second. visuals do look quite nice! Would recommend!
A Great Game with Few FlawsAgerion | April 27, 2013 | See all Agerion's reviews »
The developers of this game weren't just looking for a way to make extra cash by porting it from it's home consoles to PC, this game really takes the PC Power and pumps what it can into the game. The fighting mechanic is tense and exciting since you must keep track of both your ammo and battery on your flashlight and all enemies are invulnerable until the darkness has been burned off of them. The game plays out like a TV show which is a big plus for College Students like myself. You play through an episode, it wraps up nice and tight, and when you come back next week you get a recap of what happened. This can be a problem for those gamers looking to complete the game in a single sitting, however. That coupled with the fact that, in cinematic, facial animations are comically stiff, are the only gripes I had with the game. Alan Wake is worth both your time and money.