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

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...

95

An intelligent and captivating thrill ride

BLUEKOOLAIDMAN7 | June 25, 2014 | See all BLUEKOOLAIDMAN7's reviews »

Alan Wake is a rare example of a game that I would recommend to everyone. No matter what game genre your forte may be, Alan Wake is scripted with such quality and attention to detail that I truly believe anyone could enjoy this master piece.

Alan Wake plays out in fashion similar to a T.V. show, segments of the game are separated by "episodes" linked by a narration. Its a creative and fresh way to dictate progress and levels within the game. This keeps the pacing crisp for the player, you never feel stuck in one area for too long, you always progressing through the story.

Perhaps the best and most important asset of Alan Wake is the story line. From the opening sequence until the end credits I was captivated and motivated to keep playing. This is reinforced by interesting cliff hangers at the end of the episodes that keep you guessing and interested. Alan Wake in a phenomenal game and should be a apart of your library, give it a chance and you'll see why it is so highly praised.

92

One of the finest games I've ever played.

cannibalwombat | June 10, 2014 | See all cannibalwombat's reviews »

One of the few single player games I have deemed worthy of re-play. Indeed, one of my favourite games ever.

Alan Wake is, I find, a unique achievement. The balance and interplay of light and darkness (which is the crux of both the story and gameplay) is so simple a concept, yet so well fleshed-out here. As a horror/thriller game it really succeeds, and the constant threat of the darkness and the intermittent relief of the light keeps your emotions in constant flux. It isn't a 'scary' game, but the tension it creates through the frenetic gameplay and limited means of mitigating the threat of darkness, is very impressive.

It's hard to explain how the game grips you. The story is a self-aware (and self-professed) homage to Stephen King's style, and it's a lot of fun to follow. The autonarration, episodic structure and even the Night Springs episodes really add to this, and it is truly charming. The ending is a little confusing and leaves you thinking that perhaps the writers of the game over-reached a little, but that said I haven't played the Specials so perhaps it all ties together a little better.

The game certainly has its quirks and, in some cases, immersion killers (such as poor lip-syncing, terrible jumping mechanic, occasionally bad voice acting). However, they don't change the fact that most of the time you will forget that you're playing a video game and not actually living Alan's life. This is helped by the 100% glitch-free status this game has achieved (for me).

Just a couple of simple points to add. The game is absolutely beautiful, and that's even by modern standards (since it originally came out in 2010). The sound design is also fantastic, so realistic that you find yourself noticing the little things like believable floorboard creaks and rustling of leaves and grass. A good pair of headphones is highly recommended. I find very little to criticise in the gameplay, particularly in how Alan controls. Yes he is slow, not agile and lacking in stamina, but that is wholly believable - he is a writer! I even enjoyed how terrible a driver he is! It is simply a joy to play.

The more I write the harder I find it to rationalise why the game impressed me so. I guess it will be for me to work out the more I think about the game, which I can see myself doing!