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Average Player Score Based on 6588 ratings
8.4
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Score Breakdown Based on 6588 ratings
  1. 10 (1542)
  2. 9 (2992)
  3. 8 (1348)
  4. 7 (377)
  5. 6 (107)
  6. 5 (69)
  7. 4 (37)
  8. 3 (21)
  9. 2 (14)
  10. 1 (81)

Most Helpful Positive Player Reviews

  • Rating:9

    Why thank you, Remedy, pun intended.

    Ok I've played the Xbox version back when the game first came out. So I will give my first impression of the game on PC as well as a short review on the game. Finally we are able to play on a mouse and keyboard. T... Read Full Review

    20 of 22 users found the following review helpful

What Gamespot Users have to say about Alan Wake

  • Rating:5

    Lost in the Darkness

    Alan Wake is a game that I didn't really hear too much about around its initial console release date. After it had been out for a good while I saw it was discounted on Steam and proceeded to check out some reviews ... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:7

    Fascinating storytelling wrapped in a average game

    When you look at Remedy's previous games such as Max Payne or their upcoming oeuvre, you cannot help but feel that they are trying to push the boundaries and/or establish the video game's potential for storytelling. Inst... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8

    Where the fudge was the reality???

    I actually thought this was a detective game from the cover and not shooter- but i guess it was worth it. Story: I'm not actually sure if i am satisfied with the story- sure it had a potential story line at first- but m... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8

    Recycled combat scenarios and product placements aside, Alan Wake has gripping presentation and interesting gameplay.

    INTRO: That a writer’s worst nightmare (or best dream; perspectives vary) which is what he/she wrote coming through is not something that is new. What is quite refreshing though is the same trope being mixed with a... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:10

    What a masterpiece!

    I've been playing this for almost 17 hours,just finished it and want to point out what a masterpiece of a game!It has everything:- superb storytelling with lot of action packed sequences as if you are in a thriller - hor... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8

    The Thrilling and Chilling Cinematic Experience that is Alan Wake

    The war of light versus darkness is a rehashed and reused conflict that permeates throughout literature and art. Never have I seen it done before as uniquely as Alan Wake. The game starts you off in the middle of a biza... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:9

    Superb

    Alan Wake, isn't initially an action hero. He's a popular fiction writer attempting to escape the pressures of fame and creative expectation whose vacation in Bright Falls quickly turns Twin Peaks weird. His wife goes mi... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8

    Alan Wake is a creepy survival style horror game that is a master class in using lighting effects to create atmosphere..

    Alan Wake is a creepy survival style horror game that is a master class in how to use lighting effects to create atmosphere. As a new IP, Alan Wake had a long and strained history, with development taking over 5 years... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:5.5

    Fails to suck you in

    Audio: Well done voice acting with a good sound track and solid sound effects. Visuals: Good for the most part. A few bugs and glitches here and there but other than that, No real complaints. The environments look p... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8

    Though the story felt incomplete, Alan Wake is still an exciting experience.

    Alan Wake is a popular author of thrillers, but has a problem. He has contracted writer's block, and with the motivation from his wife, they take a vacation to a small town located in the forest and mountains. The settin... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful