Alan Wake

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Description

"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

85

Enter the dark woods

skymt | Aug. 12, 2014 | See all skymt's reviews »

Years after demonstrating their mastery of mood in Max Payne II, Remedy returned with Alan Wake, an action thriller about the titular writer fighting a dark supernatural force to rescue his wife. The game mostly takes place in the forest around a small mountain town, and what a beautiful forest it is. Alan Wake captures the feeling of being alone in a dark forest like no other game has managed.

Despite the simplicity of the damsel-in-distress plot, I found a lot to like in the story. It plays with reality in some fun ways, with Alan finding pages of a novel he doesn't remember writing that describe what's happening or is about to happen. It also touches occasionally on some interesting themes about the anxiety of creation.

In genre Alan Wake is a shooter. Most enemies are humans that have been consumed by the darkness. They have a shield of darkness that Alan needs to burn away with light before finishing them off with a few bullets. There are many moments of tension as Alan fends off foes with his flashlight and flares, weaving between blows and keeping one eye on his supply of batteries. A lack of enemy diversity means combat may get repetitive, and it's certainly not the highlight of the game, but I had fun the whole way through.

This PC release of Alan Wake comes with two DLC chapters composed largely of modified assets from the main game. They offer some interesting scenes, more challenging combat scenarios, and an exaggerated dreamlike quality, but they do little to advance the story. It left me wanting more, which I've heard is what a good story ought to do.

95

Very Underated.

RuntCaustas | Aug. 11, 2014 | See all RuntCaustas's reviews »

I have always enjoyed the survival horror genre and when I randomly got this game in a Humble Bundle I started playing it for kicks. After five minutes I knew that I had to finish this game and ended up beating it the next day. Alan Wake has an amazing storyline that is unique. Its gameplay is good. Soundtrack is awesome (I'm a fan of Poets of the Fall). In my opinion, this game is one of the best Movies I have ever played, because that is what it feels like. Not in the sense that you watch a lot, but that it draws you in and takes you on a ride.

79

Fantastic graphics and atmosphere

eduardXD | July 24, 2014 | See all eduardXD's reviews »

Excellent game. Interesting gameplay, excellent atmosphere accomplished, a story worthy of the best author and best of all, an unforgettable story. I do not consider it a horror game, but an adaptation of a book of terror, because its objective is to surround yourself in a world full of danger where a mysterious evil power trying to manipulate you to engender the evil. There are parts of the game that are repetitive and boring, so it is understandable that some people might not like this game. but the strong points of the game are its history, its lighting effects and its originality. I recommend this game to people who wants to play something different.

98

A very underrated game

77Bottles | July 16, 2014 | See all 77Bottles's reviews »

Alan Wake is such a great game and flies under so many radars. The soundtrack is very well made and fits the game perfectly. The story is incredible and I love every second of it. Captivating, beautiful, and intense. Such a great game.

100

Great game!

lynxil | July 8, 2014 | See all lynxil's reviews »

This game is really great, quite a masterpiece in my opinion, it delivers a powerful story which compels you to play, the game play is very fun, it's innovative where you need to hold your torch at your enemies because they're some kind of shadows creatures, and only after you brought them to light, you can kill them. the graphics are amazing as well, the lighting effects are just great, and the atmosphere is just breath-taking... this game is pretty much epic, you need to play it...