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Alan Wake





A Dark Presence stalks the small town of Bright Falls, pushing Alan Wake to the brink of sanity in his fight to unravel the mystery and save his love.

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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.

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THQ Nordic
Remedy Entertainment
THQ Nordic
Friday, February 17, 2012
Digital PC Download
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Minimum Requirements
  • OS: Windows XP SP2
  • Processor: Dual Core 2GHz Intel or 2.8GHz AMD
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Graphics: DirectX 10 compatible with 512MB RAM
  • DirectX®: 9.0c
  • Hard Drive: 8 GB HD space
  • Sound: DirectX 9.0c compatible
Recommended Requirements
  • OS: Windows 7
  • Processor: Quad Core 2.66GHz Intel or 3.2GHz AMD
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: DirectX 10 compatible or later with 1GB RAM
  • DirectX®: 10
  • Hard Drive: 8 GB HD space
  • Sound: DirectX 9.0c compatible

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Criminally underrated

Alan Wake is a thrilling, psychological third person horror game that takes you through creepy forests in search of your wife. It is fun as hell and will rope you in quicker than you expect. This is one of those games where making progress is highly satisfying and will keep you coming back. The gameplay is unique - while you start out feeling weak, you'll quickly learn how to take down your enemies efficiently. This game is not perfect though - the story is rough around the edges in the end, and there are some frustrating parts - a long, unskippable cutscene-type thing near the end that, unless you're skilled, you'll be sitting through multiple times. Still, it's a great adventure and I'd recommend it to just about everyone.

Plot thickens

After making Max Payne games, Remedy wanted to do something different. This game was in the making for years, nearly facing cancelation, but in 2010 it finally hit the shelves. Graphics and sound are superb, it really feels like you are watching a nice horror/thriller movie. Lightning in this game and shadow are wonderful and attention to detail to envintorments is truly beautiful and in the beginning you will probably just be admiring the view. Gameplay is simple, you attack enemies with light from flashlight and then shoot them, nothing complicated, really. The only thing bad, like with many horror movies, is the writing, or rather the ending. Beginning is great and it keeps you on the edge of your seat, until the horrible, nearly trademark, horror ending comes. Other than that, remarkable game with decent length (around 10 hours), especially for 6 pounds.

Great plot without ending.

The story is a big plus for this production. We are constantly thinking about what is really going on, whether it is a reality or a dream. However, the game has a serious disadvantage - ending. It leaves the player without unambiguous answer to the question what had happened. The creators had a great idea to fight monsters with light. This scheme is simple but gives you a lot of fun. First you use the flashlight later the gun or finally you escape to the place with big lamp. I can recommend this title, especially if you like action horrors/thrillers games.

Go for it , but don't buy it at full price

Alan Wake is one of those games that you love or hate, there is no halfway. It has a solid gameplay that will keep you playing no less than eight hours at normal difficulty, and while the replayability is low, there are many secret chests to find, and many moments where we can cross the arms and watch a TV show or listen a radio broadcasting that suits the game and, more or less, tells us another side of the story we're going through. The soundtrack fits the ambient and contributes to create a creep in the player's mind, while the narrator sums up the situation or tells us about Alan's feelings and thoughts between the fights. Graphic: 8 Sounds: 8 Longevity: 7 Gameplay: 8 Final Score: 8/10 Buy it if you like third person shooters and action adventures, even if you aren't a lover of the horror games.

A ''light'' experience for those in hunger for narative brilliance

Alan Wake could be the perfect example of a psychological thriller where the main protagonist meets the arts of writing and gets traped in a story (much more like a nightmare). Everything works with this game from point A to point B. It gets you hooked from the start into the story, creating questions that you need to seek the answer by embarking onto this incredible realised narative. ''Alan Wake'' as the title says, suggests the center of the game, which is also the protagonist and by ''center'', yes he is the key to all of it. I haven't found any plot-holes at all and the story seemd so satisfying to go through, which made me curious about every detail of it, indeed it could work aswell as a TV show, a great one to be honest, and I'm really happy that Remedy had the great idea to encapsulate it all as a TV show, every chapter as an episode and at the very begin of every the chapter, a rewind from the previous chapter. There are a variety of characters which are also very well written and you can easliy get attached to any of it. The main villain is none but the darkness following your every step you do in the beautiful realised mountain landscape with huge forests that makes you feel very lost. The game is linear but it doesn't feel like that at all, it didn't bugged me off and I think it won't do it to you. The gameplay is incredible simple and all you have to do is to weakean the darkness by pointing a flashlight towards it and then shoot ! Sounds fun right ? It sure did for me at first, but it can get repetitive overtime if you play on the easiest difficult. The game is not a difficult one, but you have to preserve some of batteries and bullets if you want to survive, so my tip is to not waste them and collect everything that game offers you, in fact the gameplay is all about surviving. The experience isn't as horror if you are into horror games, although it is scarry for a new comer to this genre and it really feels like you are always followed, combined with the uncertainity it gets you to feel like you are trapped. It looks pretty good, the setting looks amazing, and it's really well optimized, this showing that developers cared about almost everything that ''Alan Wake'' meant. I cannot but to reccomend to you this game as it has a brilliant story, great protagonist, great atmosphere and all feels really polished and well done. I loved this game at it's time and even right now it's an incredible game. Playing this pays off, at the end it feels like a rewarding experince and I really needed to tell you this. I enjoyed every minute of it's atmosphere and I hope you will too, it deserves the money and for sure it deserves a good review if you got to try it.

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