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FINALLY ON PC
The critically acclaimed and BAFTA nominated, TIME magazine Game of the Year Alan Wake, finally comes to PC! From Remedy, the creators of Max Payne arrives a heart pounding Psychological Action Thriller, further refined and enhanced for the PC. The game comes with two special episodes, The Signal and The Writer.
About the Game:
When the wife of the best-selling writer Alan Wake disappears on their vacation, his search turns up pages from a thriller he doesn’t 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’ll face overwhelming odds, plot twists, and cliffhangers. It’s 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 Wake’s intense atmosphere, deep and multilayered story, and exceptionally tense combat sequences provide players with an entertaining and original gaming experience.
ENHANCED FOR THE PC
Alan Wake Collector's Edition
Developer Commentary Videos integrated to the game - while you play the game listen to the Remedy team's comments about the locations and design. The commentary contains about one hour of videos, you can activate it from the in-game menu options.
Alan Wake Files A brave and deeply disturbing account of one man's attempt to confront the visions that haunted him. Clay Steward's gripping journey takes him to a small town in the pacific Northwest where he follows in the tracks of best-selling author Alan Wake and renegade FBI Agent Robert Nightingale. There he travels ever deeper in the woods and ever farther into the heart of darkness to unravel a series of mysterious events that reach hundreds of years into the past and chillingly into the present. The 130-page illustrated PDF Book will be placed in your Alan Wake folder in the Steam Directory:...SteamsteamappscommonAlan WakeAlan_Wake_Files
SoundtrackA soundtrack containing 49 minutes of fully mastered tracks in 320kbps MP3 format, composed by Petri Alanko, Old Gods of Asgard and Poets of the Fall. Tracks:
The Soundtrack will be placed in your Alan Wake folder in the Steam directory:...SteamsteamappscommonAlan WakeSoundtrack
Steam account needed for activation and installation
|Supported OS:||Windows XP,Windows 7,Windows Vista,Windows|
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Top Customer Reviews
If you like horror novels, believe me when i say this game is not something you'll regret spending money on.
but be warned, this is not similar to most games, in the sense that most of the story is left up to the player to discover, and if you're not ready to spend time deciphering the clues, then the game (the ending in particular) will only serve to annoy you.
in short 10/10 easily.
Alan Wake was one of the games caught up in this, it did not sell well on Xbox despite critical acclaim and was often criticized for crude product and ad placement.
So here we are 2012 and Alan wake finally arrives on it's intended platform and even with the product placement, Remedy's great story telling and solid game-play mechanics shine though.
Alan Wake, a tormented writer in the feeling the effects of intense writers block goes on what he believes is a vacation where he hopes to escape the personal demons that plague him only to have his wife confront him with a quiet room and a type writer where she hopes he can rekindle his talent. From that moment on all hell breaks loose as the walls between reality and fantasy go from gray to smudge. With gun and flashlight Alan Wake takes on his personal and professional demons that have been brought to life by a malevolent force at the bottom of Cauldron Lake. The story is told in an interesting "episodic" style with lots of nods to Max Payne 1&2 (Remedy's previous successful titles) though-out.
Game play consists of Alan using a flashlight or other source of light to dispel the shadows around foes then to crack them open with bullets. This allows for intense action that requires you to think about how move on the fly because Alan since he doesn't have unlimited stamina to run and dodge.
I would actually give the game 4 & 1/2 if I could only because of the controls take some tweaking (like dropping the mouse sensitivity well below half) and the dodge mechanic takes a while to really learn the nuances.
After playing it I was compelled to immediately pick up the follow up "American Nightmare" and I recommend you do too.
Other than that, the game is mediocre at best. There is a genuine sense of uneasiness at times, but it gets ruined by some of the odd choices the developers made. For example: The "taken" tell you random facts. I mean, it's not scary. It just ruins the moment by being, well... dorky.
The combat in the game could be better also. You *must* dodge for most of the game. If you want to run in a shoot everything, you will be disappointed. This game is not geared up for that. You're better off trying to outrun enemies. Even if you have the reflexes to dodge and enough batteries for your flashlight, you're guaranteed to run out of ammo frequently. You've got to be very stingy with your use of ammo in this game.
Another problem is that Alan cannot run and aim/shoot at the same time. You want to shoot? They you've got to walk or stand still. No other option. It's just another weird design decision Remedy made. I was left shaking my head at this one. It's humanly possible to run and shoot at the same time, so why can Alan Wake not do it? This leads to much frustration during combat.
I wouldn't buy the game unless it was to be had for less than $10.