ESRB Rating

May contain violent content, mild or strong language, and/or suggestive themes.

Release Date

US: 2010-05-18

Genre: Action

Alan Wake

Also available for: PC

Fill the shoes of one Alan Wake, a man who makes his living from the terror of others as a best-selling suspense novelist. Trapped in the deceptively peaceful Washington town of Bright Falls, where he came to escape the trauma of losing his fiancée, Alan must piece together a mystery to prevent himself from being trapped inside a nightmarish world forever.

An intense psychological thriller from Remedy, the creators of Max Payne, Alan Wake looks to raise the bar for future games, creating a true cinematic experience. Explore an expansive world filled with missions, unique puzzles, intense combat, and horrifying enemies. Dig into a twisting and multi-layered story filled with suspense, engaging characters, and shocking revelations.

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Alan Wake 2 Rumour 2011-05-09

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Ratings for Alan Wake

Rating Description
Presentation Television-style episodic structure works well with the nature of the story and action. Quality of writing is uneven.
Graphics Stellar lighting effect and environmental design foster an atmosphere of authenticity to make the scares and thrills more affecting.
Sound While voices sometimes overlap and not all acting is of the same quality, the soundtrack and effects have a significant effect on the game's powerful mood.
Gameplay Interesting storytelling mechanics and a fast and responsive combat system to keep play entertaining. The infrequent jumping sections feel underdeveloped.
Lasting Appeal It's not a long game. If you like, play through on Nightmare to get a few more details and to get a better sense of the combat.
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