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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.
• 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.
A beautiful love story in the horror genreIgotboomed | Feb. 19, 2014 | See all Igotboomed's reviews »
I agree, many call this a horror but there is more to it than that, this has a unique and beautiful story. The best way to expirience this is pick the best difficulty in which you know you can handle so it will not distract you or take you away from getting involved in the story. The voice actors were a perfect fit to make you believe everything Alan was saying and going through, there was so much emotion through out it, after taking on some enemies and running, you come to yet another cutscene with great music in the background, narration, and great flashbacks. The top cutscene in the entire game, I think you can agree, is the clicker, it almost reminds you of someone in your own life, it was such a moving scene between a couple who are so I. Love, and Alan was there to protect her from her phobia, with a beautiful made up story on how to defeat her fear, the candles lit, cold weather outside. The game is just more of a beautiful story about a man protecting his wife, than a struggling writer, to me anyway. I may rant but yes the story was good, sometimes the controls feel awkward and unresponsive at times, it can get alittle repetitive at times running and shinning a torch, but the story you are following out does that. If a story is worth sitting through, then anything else shouldn't be to bothering
Fear of dark forestcdp_star | Feb. 18, 2014 | See all cdp_star's reviews »
It was the first 3D action PC game I played and the beautiful scenes made me surprised. However, Alan was walking in dark forest almost all time of main story, so I could not enjoy the high quality graphics. He has to attack enemy by combination of gun and light. And sometimes escaping without fighting from enemies is the best solution to cross the dark forest. Such game balance was not so bad for me. Main story was not so long, and I could finish the game with moderate tension. But the search of meaningless items in the dark places, which are related to achievements system, was terrible. It made the play-time longer, without fun. In summary, the game was made minutely, but not perfect.
Action Adventure that has great atmosphereAkiMatti | Feb. 10, 2014 | See all AkiMatti's reviews »
Many people define Alan Wake as a horror game, but I wouldn't necessarily make that case. True, it has a lot of tension and there are many points where the mood builds very nicely. But its always more in a B level horror style, kind of like X-Files or the like.
It is not a bad thing, I'm not saying that. The story is told well and the game can keep you on the edge of your seat great many times. There's just some sort of tongue-in-cheek touch in everything, if you look closely.
The game runs fairly well on older hardware, but will need a beefy video card to run properly. My GT440 barely managed to run it on low settings acceptably.
If you like a good story, 3rd person action games and beautiful graphics with well working control scheme, this is your game.
NOTE! Remember to diasble the HUD from the menu for the best experience!
A beautiful horror-thriller gamepyjamasbox | Feb. 10, 2014 | See all pyjamasbox's reviews »
Alan Wake is a beautiful game with horror/thriller style gameplay. The visuals are crisp and detailed with some of the best lighting i've ever seen in a video game, and the game runs well on even modest machines. You play as Alan, an author with writers block who vacates to a small town with his wife to help ease his mind. Unfortunately for Alan, horrors await. You'll spend the duration of the campaign (~10-12 hours) looking for your wife and fleshing out the mysteries of the dark little down you've stranded yourself in.
This game is a must have!KatsumihD | Feb. 9, 2014 | See all KatsumihD's reviews »
The story is about Alan Wake,who is the main character of the game and have a problem with writting another story,so you go with your wife on a vacation. Soon you will get,that something is not right and Alice (your wife) disappeared and you go on to find her. Through out the game you will find some Pages,which are really important. The game is something different,you really feel helpless if you have no batteries or gun. Also this game has some special kind of monsters. There are normal,fast,strong and flying enemies. If you have not played this game already,I only can advise you to buy the game and play it.