"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
Developer Commentary Videos integrated to the game - while you play the game listen to the Remedy team's comments about the locations and design. The commentary contains about one hour of videos, you can activate it from the in-game menu options.
Alan Wake Files
A brave and deeply disturbing account of one man's attempt to confront the visions that haunted him. Clay Steward's gripping journey takes him to a small town in the pacific Northwest where he follows in the tracks of best-selling author Alan Wake and renegade FBI Agent Robert Nightingale. There he travels ever deeper in the woods and ever farther into the heart of darkness to unravel a series of mysterious events that reach hundreds of years into the past and chillingly into the present.
The 130-page illustrated PDF Book will be placed in your Alan Wake folder in the Steam Directory:
A soundtrack containing 49 minutes of fully mastered tracks in 320kbps MP3 format, composed by Petri Alanko, Old Gods of Asgard and Poets of the Fall. Tracks:
The Soundtrack will be placed in your Alan Wake folder in the Steam directory:
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.
Copyright 2010-2012 Remedy Entertainment Ltd. All Rights Reserved. Alan Wake is a registered trademark of Remedy Entertainment Ltd.
With mounting pressure from his publishers and fans, a best-selling author suffering from writer's block escapes with his wife to the small town of Bright Falls, Washington in search of peace and solitude. Instead, he is pulled into a twisted and dark nightmare when his wife mysteriously disappears. As the story plays out he finds himself battling himself as much as he is the dark enemies who appear around him, and the question never goes away: is it reality or is Alan Wake losing his mind? PROS: + The story is immersive, well written and excellently narrated + Cool TV show like episodes give it a unique feel + Music/SFX/voiceovers are generally well done, play into the atmosphere + Neat light/dark action combat idea + Well developed town/characters (feels like out of a novel) + Some decent logic puzzles scattered about CONS: - Story drags a bit too long, gets out-of-hand - Combat becomes too much of a focus later on (jumps between story, action piece, story, action, etc.) - Control is a bit limiting/loose - Lose weapons, items in between some sections of story - Sometimes vague waypoints Overall, it's an excellent game! $30 was a bit too much for the original version (a 6 year old game), but with all the updates it may be worth it. That being said, it's generally a fun ride worth taking.
What can be said about the game Alan Wake, for starters it's pretty amazing.... I would highly recommend if you don't own the game you should stop reading and immediately go pick it up.. Need a little more convincing where here goes.. You find yourself playing the mysterious and successful author Alan Wake. Finding himself with a major case of writers block, Alan and his wife Alice decide to take a trip to Bright Falls, hoping the distraction of a 2 week vacation in a beautiful setting will help shake out of the cobwebs. What could go wrong, a beautiful woman, a beautiful scenic cabin and 2 weeks of silence.. The game was originally supposed to be an open world game, and what a game it would have been. Unfortunately while the open world portion of the game was cut, the parts that remain are fairly large although kind of straight forward. Yet exploration by the player is rewarded with additional supplies or collectibles.. The combat.... it's unique and interesting, although can be a bit repetitive as only a few different enemy types exist in the game.. The major way this game excels where other 3rd person horror games have failed is with dodging... and trust me you'll be doing alot of dodging.. Outside of that it's fairly straight forward, point your flashlight at enemy, break the darkness shield and then fire away with one of your weapons (Handgun, Shotgun, Flare gun,) it's easier than it sounds although at higher difficulty levels the limited supplies will more than likely see you running to the next check point.. If you're a fan of horror games, mystery movies, 3rd person games or just games in general you will probably like Alan Wake, the only real downside of this game would have to be the lack of enemy diversity. Although the story more than makes up for the short comings of the enemy diversity.
Alan Wake is an action game made by Remedy, the same folks who made Max Payne and Max Payne 2. Alan Wake shows Remedy didn't lose their touch. This game has an amazing and thrilling story, combined with an intriguing and beautiful world. It somehow makes you want to explore everything and watch all the silly shows on tv and pretty much know everything about that place. Alan Wake is a very interesting character, and being modeled after a real actor opens possibilities for live action stuff to mix in with the game for awesome results. There's even a prequel on youtube. Now, the gameplay might put some people off because it can get a little repetitive. I understand that, but it just didn't happen with me, because I absolutely love Alan Wake's gameplay. You face people taken by the darkness, and you have to point your flashlight at them until all the shadow go away and you can kill them with bullets. What makes it really fun, though, is the dodge system. Alan can sprint for a few (very few) seconds, but if you press the sprint button at the right time, you can dodge attacks and a flashy slow motion scene is your dopamine reward. It can be a little hard to master the dodge, so expect to get hit a few times before doing it consistently. But after you master it, it's just plain fun to face 5 enemies at once and not get hit. Alan Wake is an amazing looking game with a fantastic plot, a beautifully crafted world, interesting characters and great gameplay. Highly recommended!
A story driven videogame by the guys behind Max Payne that people didn't seem to understand at all. Alan Wake works better as a whole universe than as a videogame, and that's far from good, but the fact is that it is so well made that I couldn't resist loving it so much. The game is divided into different chapters giving you the feeling of watching a TV series. Story is really good, a bit vague but still worth it. If you don't like games with deep stories where you need to draw your own conclusions maybe you shoulda void this title, but if you don't mind that you should be ok with Alan Wake. Action is good, I liked it even though it is a bit messy. Alan Wake doesn't respond to your controls as he should, but overall is good. It didn't matter since I was there for the story and not that much for the gameplay elements. Alan Wake is not a game for everybody, but if you get into its story from the beginning you'll find a different experience in a market full of the same kind of games.
I’ve already reviewed both Alan Wake and the Collector’s Edition Extras separately, so I’ll be brief and only mention the Collector’s Edition as a whole. The base game is fantastic and the extra content is great for the fans of this game. This is really the definitive edition of Alan Wake, as complete as one can get without American Nightmare (also available on GMG) and the Bright Falls miniseries (which you can watch on YouTube). For the extra price of the Collector’s Edition relative to the base game, I must say: buy the Collector’s Edition. Alan Wake is such a phenomenal game that as soon as you are done playing it you will be scouring the internet for rumors about a sequel, and you will be glad that you bought its definitive version.
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