Alan Wake Reviews and more

Based on 7 critics – Overal Score: 82 / 100

GameInfo: When the wife of the best-selling writer Alan Wake disappears on their vacation, his search turns up pages from a thriller he does not 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.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 will face overwhelming odds, plot twists, and cliffhangers. It is 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 the mind of a psychological thriller, Alan Wakes intense atmosphere, deep and multilayered story, and exceptionally tense combat sequences provide players with an entertaining and original gaming experience.

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GodisaGeek Alan Wake was released exclusively for the Xbox 360 back in 2010. That’s almost two years ago now and we’re only just getting a PC version of the game. I’ll refrain from using the word “port” too, this version of Alan Wake is anything but a simple port. Everything in the game has been thought through in terms of a PC game, not a PC version of an Xbox 360 game. With this version of the game players are getting everything they could have gotten two years ago only with updated graphics, a 3D mode and both pieces of the game’s DLC bundled in as standard.

It has been two years though, a lot longer than most would have anticipated. Has it been worth the wait or should the PC version of Alan Wake have stayed asleep? Read Full Review

IGN The PC version of Alan Wake has followed a long, twisting path and occasionally fallen off cliffs. Remedy’s action game – its first since Max Payne 2 – was initially announced for Xbox 360 and PC. The PC version was later cancelled for dubious reasons, and marketed as an Xbox 360 exclusive title when it was released in 2010 for Microsoft’s console. But the desire to put together a PC version never died out at Remedy, and in late 2011 the studio re-announced Alan Wake for PC, which includes all the same content as the Xbox 360 version plus the Signal and Writer downloadable content packs. Read Full Review 90/100
Meristation It might seem that Alan Wake is essentially the same game that was released on Xbox 360 two years ago. Nothing could be further from the truth. Remedy has worked hard to adapt the psychological thriller to a platform that should never have waited so long. Better graphics, 3D support, and additional content including DLC. The only excuse for not buying Alan Wake for PC is that you already got bored of it on console. Even if so… you should give it a try. Read Full Review 90/100
New Gamer Nation Announced all the way back in 2005, Alan Wake was set for a simultaneous Xbox 360 and PC release upon launch of the Xbox 360. However, things changed, and after many delays, the news came that the game would now be exclusive to the Xbox 360. We now know this was attributed to Microsoft wanting the franchise to be a flagship exclusive for the Xbox. Originally pitched as a massive, open-world game with tons of places to explore. The title would now be a more linear affair, and believe it or not, this was a good choice. While there is a sense of exploration, and going off the path to find hidden areas, it’s guided enough to keep up the pace and immerse you in the story. It works very well. Fast forward to 2010 and Alan Wake is finally released on the Xbox 360 to generally favorable reviews. The PC version includes both DLC’s previously released on the Xbox 360. It was nice to see that for the money you are getting a complete package despite the fact that this is an older title. Read Full Review 80/100
Studycove Alan Wake is neither singularly a psychological thriller novel, nor a horror game. It is a game made by well-intentioned game makers who are good at their jobs but whose entire creative department is run by writer Sam Lake. Sam, apparently, either didn’t know or didn’t care that the rest of the office in which he wrote his novel had been taken over by Microsoft…. Read Full Review 80/100
GamesRadar 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 this great story-driven thriller. Read Full Review 80/100
Strategy Informer Despite all the comments over the years about how the game couldn’t work on PC, the Vista-exclusive-title-that-was n’t has, eventually, come back to its rightful home. In doing so, it’s brought with it the usual raft of port upgrades like improved visuals, all the DLC and so on. But, essentially, it’s exactly the same game and, if you know anything of the original, you’ll probably find it has exactly the same issues as it once did. But that’s for further on in this discussion. Read Full Review 70/100



Genre: Adventure
Style: Survival Horror
Release Date: February 2012
Developer: Remedy Entertainment Ltd, Nitro Games
Publisher: Remedy Entertainment Ltd

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