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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.
Terribly disappointing gameTakwin | June 16, 2015 | See all Takwin's reviews »
This is an example of someone who has a decent story idea and then implements it so poorly with game design. Horrible camera, very annoying combat, graphics don't utilize any modern graphics enhancements (kind of caps out at mediocre 1080p-ish), and poor character control too. The atmosphere is good and the story is decent, but it definitely isn't worth the supreme annoyances from so many of the other parts of the game.
Don't Play with the Lights off!ThyHolyJebus77 | June 14, 2015 | See all ThyHolyJebus77's reviews »
This game is a great example of how video games can adapt books such as Stephen Kings famous novels. The game boasts a good balance of atmosphere, gameplay and story elements. The gameplay is fun and intense with very little ammo you must fend off the 'undead' though it does have the infamous joke of 'killing the undead with a flashlight'. Though if you want a game where the story and the gameplay mingle then this is not it as the gameplay sections are separate to the story parts. The story is very gripping and becomes even stranger as it goes on, it may leave you scratching your head at the head and it may even bring up discussions with your friends about it. The game has a soundtrack that works very well in what it attempts to present and suits most of the scenes its placed in, though I did encounter a few parts of the game were the musics pace was much higher than the games. The graphics of the game are pretty good and even stand up well today, the darkness the game presents also makes it a very difficult game to play in the dark. It lead to a few sleepless nights for me whenever it came out though I was much younger then. Overall the game could benefit from a few less sequences with unlimited enemies as it lead to my death standing fending off enemies only to find out that there were more enemies than my ammo could handle.
Twilight Zone homage gameCastro0001 | June 13, 2015 | See all Castro0001's reviews »
Interesting action game with some horror elements. Has a very nice atmosphere that draws reference from David Lynch movies and Sci fi series like Twilight Zone, Night Gallery and twin Peaks. The game utilizes a TV series like narrative to show your progress through the story. The only con is that it's a very easy game.
Capcom, Konami, take notessycomantis1991 | May 16, 2015 | See all sycomantis1991's reviews »
This is how you do 3rd person survival horror action. A simple but intriguing plot, a desolate and forboding environment, interesting creatures and a unique gameplay style. It's like the camera mechanic in Fatal Frame, but more interesting and less ridiculous to me. Also, more financially successful, at least in the States. It's a solid, fun and engaging experience. Well worth the price, though it's still pretty high considering how long the game's been out.
Compelling gamesamtahbou | May 12, 2015 | See all samtahbou's reviews »
I have to start out by saying, I am not a fan of Horror flicks and games. But this game changed my opinion of them a little. The story was masterfully written, the engine is simply beautiful, and all the other pieces fit around that story complimenting it just right. sure the game wasn't challenging, but that helped it flow and be story driven. I got this game because of all the positive hype, and despite not being a horror buff it did not disappoint.