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Alan Wake

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Genre: Adventure, Shooter

Platforms: Xbox 360, PC (Microsoft Windows)

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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 th... Read More

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57 reviews

Alright 80%

Takes a little while to get going. The first half of the game is basically running through the same forest fighting the same enemies but as it progresses it gets more varied and the story develops really well. I liked the tone and style of the game, with it being based around literiture and having a roots in lovecraftian horror andother classic writers. Overall I'd say if you like a good story and don't mind playing something a little older then... Read More
2 reviews

Good 90%

Recently finished polishing this one off. Really enjoyed the story in the game, and I found the combat simple yet engaging for the most part. The combat did tend to drag on a bit at times, however. In some ways, I found the combat aspect of the game actually got in the way of the game itself, as it felt like an interruption to the story, rather than being a part of the story. Still though, great game, and it has aged well. I finished it in 2020.... Read More

Positive points
Great story
Engaging format
Negative points
Combat was a bit repetitive at times, and felt like it wasn't a part of the story, but was merely traveling to the next part of the story.


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.