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ESRB Rating

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

Release Date

US: 2012-02-16

Genre: Action

Alan Wake

Also available for: Xbox360

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

Remedy: 'After a slow start it's turning into something really positive.'

Alan Wake to Hit Steam in February 2012-02-02

The PC version of Remedy's action game to arrive soon.

Alan Wake Confirmed for PC 2011-12-14

The nightmare jumps platforms in early 2012.

PC Version of Alan Wake Officially Scrapped 2010-02-15

Microsoft explains the cancellation.

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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 driving sections feel underdeveloped.
7
Lasting Appeal There's a decent chunk of single-player only gameplay with the Signal and Writer DLC, though still not a huge incentive to replay.
9
Overall
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