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Console: Microsoft Xbox 360
Region:U
Year: 2010
RFG ID #: U-115-S-06580-A
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UPC: 885370085259
Developer: Remedy Entertainment
Publisher: Microsoft
Rating:
M (ESRB): Blood , Language , Violence , Use of Alcohol and Tobacco

Genre: Action/Adventure
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Players: 1
Controller: Standard Controller
Media Format: DVD x1
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Collection Stats:

  • 250 of 7251 collectors (3.4%) have this game in their collection
  • 10 of 7251 collectors (0.1%) have this game in their wishlist.
  • 0 of 7251 collectors (0%) have this game for sale or trade.
Overview:

From the back of the box:

In darkness, fight with light.

When the wife of 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 the woman he loves.
Part action game, part psychological thriller, Alan Wake is a pulse-pounding thrill ride.

  • INTENSE CINEMATIC ACTION: From Remedy, the masters of cinematic action, comes a psychological thrilled filled with intense action and unforgettable cinematic moments.
  • GRIPPING SUSPENSE: Storytelling at its best, Alan Wake is like a tightly paced thriller TV series, offering endless twists and cliffhangers, and building up to an epic conclusion.
  • LIGHT IS YOUR WEAPON: Light is your greatest ally and your only protection as darkness takes over everything and everyone, and turns them against you.
Review:

The front case of Alan Wake states, "A Psychological Action Thriller." Indeed.

Alan Wake is really a great game. It took a little bit off of several different genres of games, several different television show plots, and several different book and film writer personalities and smooshed them together. And somehow it works. Really well.

Alan Wake, despite having a plot straight from an episode of Twilight Zone mixed with John Carpenter's From the Mouth of Madness, isn't scary. Rather I like to think the game invokes some sort of acceptance in the player; either this is really happening to poor Alan Wake or he is crazy. I mean, you are a guy whose wife disappears, and whom the Alan is convinced was kidnapped by some malevolent force, but somehow must convince the authorities that he didn't murder her, which all signs seem to point to as being the the truth, so much so that even Alan begins to wonder.

So there are this narration, along with scattered pages of a book that Alan wrote that he doesn't remember writing, and then these guys show up who are possessed by darkness that you have to dispatch by burning off said darkness with flashlights and flares then shooting them (probably isn't their faults, but might as well kill them anyway). Then your agent shows up and steals the show.

Just to be clear, I think that this game should have been titled, Alan Wake and Barry - A Psychological Action Thriller about Dedication to a 10% Cut. Basically, without Barry, this game would fall apart for me.

Anyway, just please play this game. Even if you don't like scary games, you'll probably at least like throwing flares at shadow-zombies and running from lamp post to lamp post. And that makes more sense if you would just play the game, RFGen.

Extra Media:

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Variations:

Console Reg. Type Title Publisher Year Genre
Microsoft Xbox 360 Brazil S Alan Wake Microsoft 2010 Action/Adventure
Microsoft Xbox 360 United Kingdom S Alan Wake [Limited Collector's Edition] Microsoft 2010 Action/Adventure
Microsoft Xbox 360 United Kingdom S Alan Wake Microsoft 2010 Action/Adventure
Microsoft Xbox 360 Germany S Alan Wake [Sammlerausgabe in Limitierter Auflage] Microsoft Corporation 2011 Action/Adventure
Microsoft Xbox 360 United Kingdom S Alan Wake [PEGI Release] Microsoft Game Studios 2010 Action/Adventure
Microsoft Xbox 360 Spain S Alan Wake Microsoft Game Studios 2010 Action/Adventure
Microsoft Xbox 360 DK, FI, NO, SE S Alan Wake Microsoft Game Studios 2010 Action/Adventure
Microsoft Xbox 360 Germany S Alan Wake Microsoft 2010 Action/Adventure
Microsoft Xbox 360 U S Alan Wake [Limited Collector's Edition] Microsoft 2010 Action/Adventure
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