Alan Wake

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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.


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

87

Capcom, Konami, take notes

sycomantis1991 | 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.

80

Compelling game

samtahbou | 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.

90

David Lynch strikes back

Obsessor | May 9, 2015 | See all Obsessor's reviews »

From the beginning I saw this game as interactive Twin Peaks. With added survival horror elements. It might not be just like Twin Peaks I've watched years ago, but this brooding feeling looming behind you. The feeling that there is some great evil at work in the world. Evil you are almost powerless to battle. There isn't much in terms of horror for me though. But I can play games like Outlast at night and with headphones, so I'm not your best horror rating person. What annoyed me were boss battles. Thankfully those are not often. Except of that you get an amazing game, which is a must play for any fan of supernatural in movies/literature/games.

80

Game? Novel?

PlayTyrant | May 8, 2015 | See all PlayTyrant's reviews »

Both! You play as Alan Wake, a writer. For those who ask, this is not a horror game. You might get scared from time to time due to sudden enemy spawns, but that's all. It's a well written game, the story will make you wonder what's happening and you'll gain interest in the game from time to time. You can definitely feel influences from Silent Hill, even some parts could be a nod, but it's quite different. If you've read Stephen King or Lovecraft books you'll see some references too. This game is 80% story, 20% gameplay, as the combats are quite easy, the ammo is there when you need it and you'll die a few times, but not too much. The graphics are great and it's well optimized, the sound is very good. One of the few games from this generation that I enjoyed from start to end. Must have!

60

Interesting story driven game with very weak gameplay.

Snotnarok | April 24, 2015 | See all Snotnarok's reviews »

I know this game is heavily praised for it's story, or at least it's narrative and it does deserve the praise it gets in that department. It does have a story that is told differently from others you've seen in games till this came out. The issue with the game is there's no change in gameplay, or the gameplay is very same-y to be more precise. You run a lot collecting things, encounter plot points or pages that foreshadow these events, all well and good. The combat is nearly identical every time. You aim or focus your flashlight onto an enemy till you break the shadows off them, then shoot them. They're entirely invincible when they have their shadow covering making every encounter shine light till it wears off, shoot till dead, next guy, dodging comes into play a bit also you get a flaregun which is a very nice bit of kit to take 'the taken' out faster. Visually, the game is a bit dated, faces kinda get wonky at times during the many cut-scenes but walking around? Entirely fine. Sound design is really well done too, minus the product placement but games are expensive to make - especially when they take 5 years to make, which this one did. I get it, many people like good story. As do I, but the gameplay is the most important factor to me and if that gameplay isn't strong enough to keep me interested or motivated or where I'm dreading encounters it's not a good thing. The game lacks any replay value because of this, the mystery is solved, encounters aren't memorable. You play, you beat it and that's your lot. Alan Wake is by no means bad, it's a okay game with a really fun narrative and story. If that's something you're okay with, go for it. Personally the only time I'd revisit this game is through a friend playing it or a LP with good commentary.