Alan Wake's American Nightmare

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In this brand new standalone experience, Alan Wake fights the herald of darkness, the evil Mr. Scratch!

A thrilling new storyline, hordes of creepy enemies, serious firepower and beautiful Arizona locations, combined with a fun and challenging new game mode make this a must for Alan Wake veterans, and the perfect jumping on point for new players!

###Key Features:

  • Play the full-fledged Story Mode: You’ll be on the edge of your seat as you fight to stop your murderous evil double to take back your life... and change reality itself!
  • Fight till dawn arcade mode: In the action-packed Arcade Mode, you’ll need to master the Fight with Light mechanic to stay alive until dawn and beat your friends on the Leaderboards. Can you survive until sunrise?
  • Face the darkness: Twisted and dangerous enemies stalk you in the shadows. Dispatch them with the powerful arsenal of weapons at your disposal.

Customer reviews


Repetitive and somewhat of a let-down.

PrimalHunter779 | July 26, 2014 | See all PrimalHunter779's reviews »

I am an absolutely massive fan of Alan Wake; it's one of my favourite games of all time, I've finished it countless times on the Xbox 360, and I have a blast every time I play it. With that said, I found this standalone sequel to be rather disappointing in comparison to the brilliant first game; bear in mind that I do not think this is a bad game, it just falls rather falt and disappoints after the first game. Alan Wake's American Nightmare is intended to play out as an episode of the fictional TV show called Night Springs, and is narrated by Lloyd Floyd, who provides an interesting narration to the story.The game has Alan Wake trapped in a sparse desert area, and who must find a way to escape the recurring nightmare he is stuck in. And that leads to my first problem with the game; because Alan is stuck in a nightmare which repeats itself, you are forced to endure the same hour of gameplay THREE TIMES in a row until you finish this game. The exact same missions and locations, repeated three times. The first time is fun, the second time is kinda uninteresting, and the third time is downright boring and repetitive. This is a lazy way to repeat locations in a game, and it also reflects the poor writing skill of the writers. The story is rather weird and disjointed. Throughout the entire game, you do a lot of things for unexplained reasons which aren't apparrently clear when you do them or even at the end of the game. The whole story is weird and quirky, but not in a good way, as it barely makes sense. The characters, apart from Alan and the absolutely BRILLIANT Mr Scratch, are boring and are just as quirky as the story itself. However, I found the live action cut scenes rather good, which was a surprise for me. The gameplay is exactly the same as the first game, except that you can use new weapons like sub machine guns and nail guns. That's it. Zero changes made to the gameplay. There's also a survival mode, which is actually quite fun. It's intense, challenging, and a fun way to compete on the leaderboards with your friends. I found this mode better than the campaign to be honest. Overall, this is certainly not a bad game; it merely fails to innovate, and doesn't capture me the way the first game did. I still love Alan Wake, but this game disappointed me quite a bit. If you don't mind an extremely repetitive story, even with the game's shining parts, then pick t up for $3 on sale. 5 / 10.


Alan Wake's American Nightmare Review

Darkpeing | April 14, 2014 | See all Darkpeing's reviews »

The Good: -Finalizes Alan Wake's story. -Improvement over previous game's combat and mechanics. -Good replayability thanks to Arcade Mode.

The Bad: -Gets really repetitive. -Lots of level recycling.


Action sidestep from the Original

AkiMatti | March 24, 2014 | See all AkiMatti's reviews »

While the original Alan Wake series (the main game + dlc) was a fairly slow paced 3rd person horror adventure, this game takes a step to the side and offers you a more streamlined experience. The controls have been made a bit better and faster so that it is easier for you to dispatch loads of the shadow people.

American Nightmare is made in the spirit of B-list splatter movies or something similar, or at least gives away that impression.

There is also a possibility to play a sort of "From Dusk Till Dawn" game where you have exactly that long to survive in a chosen environment where more and more enemies will come for you while you run away and try to gather ammo and stuff to keep them away long enough. I actually liked this survival mode pretty much, the night doesn't last too long but just enough for there to be good tension.

Recommended for friends and newcomers of Alan Wake.


Action game?

cdp_star | March 17, 2014 | See all cdp_star's reviews »

Although Alan wake was only a writer who runs away from darkness, he became a strong soldier who handles several weapons in this part. Different from the first part of Alan wake series, in which we can enjoy the amazing story, the American Nightmare is pure action game. He does not get tired easily, and he can fight many enemies without fear. And if you want to play this to get the clear answer for the remaining questions, it might be not good choice. You should keep it mind that this game is perfectly other from the original game. If so, you will not be disappointed.


Still good

gforcesa | Dec. 29, 2013 | See all gforcesa's reviews »

Alan Wake was a blast to play through.American Nightmare is not as good as the main game but its ok.I don't like that it's so short and i could complete it in an hour or so.Still it was very fun to play and not a disappointment.The gameplay gets repetitive after a while because you are at the same location every time.It's an ok of a game but pick it up when it's half price off