Alan Wake - PC

Also known as: Alan Wake: Limited Collector's Edition

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Requires: Mouse, Keyboard
Also for: Xbox 360
Viewed: 3D First-person / Third-person Genre:
Adventure: Survival Horror
Media: DVD Arcade origin:No
Developer: Remedy Soft. Co.: Remedy
Publishers: Nordic Games (GB/GB)
Microsoft (US)
Released: 2 Mar 2012 (GB)
2010 (US)
Ratings: PEGI 16+
Accessories: 360 Controller Support


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Alan Wake is a thrilling action game that puts you in the shoes of the titular main character, as you battle the character's psychological demons as well as trying to uncover the mystery behind the disappearance of his fiancée. Exclusively for Windows and Xbox 360, Alan Wake mixes the gameplay of an action game with a storyline that maintains a movie-like atmosphere.

Taking a mission-based style of gameplay, Alan Wake features a huge, open world in the game's setting, Bright Falls, Washington. The many mysteries that you will encounter in this expansive game world will require you to not only explore, but take note of your surroundings as secrets are uncovered. Changes in weather and daylight also affect the outcome of missions and combat, as adverse conditions can be troublesome for you and your foes.

The daylight is, in fact, your secret weapon in Bright Falls, as Alan Wake's enemies become stronger in the dark. As nights grow longer and days become shorter, combat becomes an inventive cross between conventional weapons and taking advantage of the light around you.

With the PC release, players also get the added bonus of the downloadable content already released for the console version - 'The Writer' and 'The Signal'.

Alan Wake's world is gripping and immersive thanks to the unique storytelling of Remedy Entertainment. While the developer has a knack for producing powerful and engaging plots, the mission structure allows an almost episodic feel to the game, creating a pattern of play and cutscenes that tell an unforgettable story.