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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.
Twin Peaks The GameMechaYakuza | Nov. 26, 2013 | See all MechaYakuza's reviews »
If you have an unhealthy love of David Lynch's Twin Peaks TV show from the early 90's like I do, please stop reading this and buy Alan Wake already!!!! Where Deadly Premonition was like a low budget take on Twin Peaks, Alan Wake is a big budget summer block-buster re-make! For the uninitiated this a cross between an H.P. Lovecraft and Stephen King horror story taking place in the forests of the north-west. Told in episodic nature with "previously on Alan Wake" and end credits every couple hours (similar to the tragic Alone In The Dark reboot). Its not all horror, its not all action, its not easy, and its not cookie-cutter (which apparently got this game many enemies) but it is ALL atmosphere and ALL story. If that sounds cool to you, please join me and it legions of die hard fans in one the most amazingly realized video game worlds.
A Nice Storyitsjbro | Nov. 26, 2013 | See all itsjbro's reviews »
If by nice you mean "involving the forces of darkness". The Story presented in this game is top notch. While this "survival horror" game isn't going to scare the pants off you, you may find yourself jumping out of your seat at least a few times. The game play is pretty darn solid. Not the most fun you can ever have, but the story will keep you hooked until you've beaten it. I'm definitely glad I gave this overlooked gem a shot. (Ps. It's from the makers of Max Payne 1 and Max Payne 2 so you know they're some quality game makers who know how to tell a good story)
Something Different, But Excellent!TrainRain | Nov. 22, 2013 | See all TrainRain's reviews »
The story in Alan Wake is amazingly good and creepy! While more and more "horror" games focuses on being gory and somewhat survival-ish Alan Wake takes a different approach and delivers an impressive story and great characters, and does so quite flawlessly. Keep in mind that it is not a scary in the sense that you will jump out of you chair screaming due to Alan Wake being a psychological horror game, but it still scary in its own way.
It delivers an amazing story, an excellent atmosphere and the soundtrack of the game is of one of the best ones I've ever heard.
Awesome story wonderful suspendforces908 | Nov. 18, 2013 | See all forces908's reviews »
the game is about a writer. Thus, the game's story is really good. Alan Wake is not your ordinary game, it is about the adventure of the writer inside his own creation.
The graphic is good, although not the best, it compensate by the serious acting and fluid action throughout the games. Many of the aspect of the games are new. Shooting is now a two stage action, and two types of ammo needed to use side by side the challenge an enemy. the difficulties is there, but this made very encounter a challenge and achievement.
it is a great game needless to say, and in a very niche genre of its own if we examine it into depth. it certainly worth your money!
Amazing Story, Repetitive GameplayPatofilio | Nov. 15, 2013 | See all Patofilio's reviews »
Alan Wake is an amazing game, very well written and with a great ambience and characters, however that doesn't mean it's perfect.
First of gameplay, the basic combat mechanic for fighting is very interesting at first, basically you need to use a flashlight to drain the enemy's "shields" until you are able to take him down with a gun, but over the course of the game it grows a bit stale and repetitive, with little to no change at all. Trying the different weapons and traps whoever is pretty fun, you'll spend a lot of time trying to find creative ways to take down your enemies, although sometimes it is better to run. Ammo is scarce, which is nice for a thriller game and the way the story develops in game is pretty interesting (like finding the pages).
Now for story, this is where the game truly shines. It's incredible, worthy of a book even. Wake's story place nicely as a psychological action thriller that is well paced and keeps you engaged, the game also features some pretty interesting plot twists, making even the chapters in between battles pretty thrilling. The dialogue and characters are very well written, I can even recall several quotes now.
If you are a fan of Stephen King esque novels than this is the game for you, sometimes it may grow repetitive but that can be easily forgiving by the engaging story and amazing atmosphere.
Alan Wake is a game that proves to be more than what it seems, truly defining that "It is not a lake, it's an ocean".