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Alan Wake's American Nightmare





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Alan Wake's American Nightmare





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

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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.

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THQ Nordic
Remedy Entertainment
Action, Adventure
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
English, French, German, Italian, Spanish
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®: 10
  • 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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Nightmares come again


You want to fight back nightmares, feel yourself in Alan's shirt. Excellent story, an excellent soundtrack, magnificent landscapes and a chic atmosphere, all this is here. A slightly modified combat system, new monsters, weapons, add a variety to the game in comparison with the first part, if you played it. The game is worth it to play it.

Worthy standalone DLC for Alan Wake


Alan Wake's American Nightmare it's a standalone DLC or a spin off from the game main, if you want to call it that way. American Nightmare is an extension of the story that started in Alan Wake and now is expanded in this game. This also comes with an Arena mode for casual game modes for play it once in a while when you have nothing else to play. This game feels and plays exactly the same as the previous one, same controls and same movements. Recommended if you loved Alan Wake,



Alan Wake's American Nightmare is not a sequel, but a standalone DLC. Although there are new weapons, opponents and a great soundtrack, the DLC can not quite keep up with the main game. If you have the story mode through, you can still enjoy the arcade mode. In arcade mode you have to survive as long as possible, earning points through kills. Since there are leaderboards, you can compete with your friends and the rest of the world. In addition, there are still achievements. Alan Wake's American Nightmare is interesting for fans of the main game, for all others rather less.

Welcome To Your Nightmare , My Friend!


This game is an improved version of the original Alan Wake, but much shorter in length. More weapons, more focus on combat, more enemies, more open world vs. the linear, on-rail-ish experience of the former, better incentives to try to find all the collectables (you seemed to collect them for the heck of it in the original game). In short, they fixed pretty much all the things. Another cool thing was the live action film for the cutscenes. Still a bit repetitive with the gameplay but less so than the last. The story was pretty good. There are only 3 areas in the game but they cleverly made it work by making the story about time travel. Overall, if the game goes on sale pick it up.

Solid addition, not full game


Picking up after the events in the original Alan Wake, American Nightmare puts you against your evil doppelganger, Mr. Scratch, as he tries to take away everything in your life. You have the ability to rewrite reality which you have already used to escape the end of the original game and find yourself in Night Springs, Arizona. But will your new talent be enough to stop the darkness? PROS: + A short, sweet DLC-like addition to the original + Cuts out the monotony + Improved graphics + New weapons + A couple of interesting environments CONS: - Story isn't as immersive as the original - A few crazy combat moments - Not a full sequel Overall, only buy this if it is on sale as it is not a complete sequel and only a few hours long. This was only made because they were working on a sequel, but it got scrapped. That being said, it's a good, short "ending" for fans of the original.

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