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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.

Alan Wake Sales Surpass Two Million 2012-03-13

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Report: Alan Wake's Sales Closer to 1.5 Million Units 2011-12-02

Alan Wake's sales might be much better than we'd originally thought.

Alan Wake 2 Rumour 2011-05-09

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Ratings for Alan Wake

Rating Description
9
Presentation Television-style episodic structure works well with the nature of the story and action. Quality of writing is uneven.
9
Graphics Stellar lighting effect and environmental design foster an atmosphere of authenticity to make the scares and thrills more affecting.
9
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.
9
Gameplay Interesting storytelling mechanics and a fast and responsive combat system to keep play entertaining. The infrequent jumping sections feel underdeveloped.
7
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.
9
Overall
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