Tweaks make for more challenging gameplay.
Still lots of fun.
Engaging, mysterious storyline.
Dark and mysterious atmosphere and environments.
Tense and well-designed combat.
Excellent sound effects, music, and voice acting.
Takes only about four to five hours to finish.
Does not advance the main story.
Somewhat awkward character modeling and lip sync.
By Computeractive on May 17, 2012
Poor old Alan Wake. One moment he's a successful Stephen King-style author with a beautiful wife, a scenic lakeside holiday home and a mild case of writer's block. The next minute he's stumbling around a creepy forest with only a flashlight...-
By PC Gamer on April 06, 2012
It took its sweet time, but it’s still a genuinely skin-twitching survival game with an original and tense twist to the...86
By Gaming Nexus on March 12, 2012
Remedy’s high-concept horror drama, Alan Wake, spooked its way onto the Xbox 360 back in 2010, after a protracted 5-year development cycle that included false starts, scrapped ideas and even a shift from sandbox gameplay to linear exploration. It...85
By Gaming Age on March 08, 2012
I was always under the impression that Alan Wake was touted as being an Xbox and PC title. Then, as it neared closer to the game’s launch, Remedy announced the decision to cancel the superior PC version (zing!), opting instead to go 360 exclusive...85
By GameSpot on February 28, 2012
Darkness is a powerful force. Not knowing what lies beyond the safety of the light can be absolutely terrifying to those with an overactive imagination. But fearful fantasy turns deadly in the bucolic town of Bright Falls, Washington, where the...85
By Neoseeker on February 24, 2012
Horror game Alan Wake was released nearly two years ago on Xbox 360. Though initially shown off on PC extensively prior to this, with plenty of hype surrounding its technical features, this version of the game was scrapped -- it seemed publisher...80
By Strategy Informer on February 20, 2012
Let's play a game. It's a game where you have to forget you ever heard of Alan Wake and, for a bonus point, erase any memory of playing the Xbox 360 version. Done? Then we can begin in...70
By Games Radar on February 17, 2012
Remedy's Alan Wake, an oft-delayed but critically acclaimed Xbox 360 exclusive, is getting a re-release on the PC--complete with all of the DLC add-ons--and we’re digging back in for another trip to Bright Falls to battle the Dark Presence in...80
By GameSpy on February 17, 2012
Given that Alan Wake first came out on Xbox 360 in May 2010, this late-to-the-party release of the horror thriller on PC might also be called "I Know What You Played Two Summers Ago." A competent, if somewhat cliched psychological spook-fest, it's...60
By VideoGamer on February 15, 2012
Alan Wake Review1 2 This review was originally published for the Xbox 360 version of Alan Wake, published by Microsoft in 2010. The PC version uses Steamworks and is being self-published digitally by developer Remedy Entertainment, with the retail...90