Alan Wake (2010)

Video Game  -  Action | Drama | Horror  -  18 May 2010 (USA)
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A famous horror novelist, on vacation in a cabin on a lake island surrounded by forest, finds himself stuck in a novel he's writing. Every shadow wants him dead, his wife is missing and all the roads are blocked. Then a friend appears.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Matthew Porretta ...
Alan Wake (voice)
Lloyd Floyd ...
The Hitchhiker / Tor Anderson / Walter Snyder / Night Springs Narrator (voice)
Clay Steward / Alvyn Derleth / Mr. Jones (voice)
Tom Zane / Alex Casey (voice)
Brett Madden ...
Alice Wake (voice)
R.J. Allison ...
Pat Maine / Night Springs Reporter #2 (voice)
Jason Nuzzo ...
Mott / Newscaster / Taken (voice)
Barry Wheeler (voice)
Rose Marigold (voice)
Rusty / Deputy / Night Springs Cop (voice)
Cliff Carpenter ...
Odin Anderson (voice)
Linda Cook ...
Cynthia Weaver / Night Springs Cultist #1 / Martha / The Lady of the Light (voice)
Barbara Jagger / The Dark Presence (voice)
Carl Stucky / Deputy (voice)
Don Guillory ...
Deputy Janes (voice)


A famous horror novelist, on vacation in a cabin on a lake island surrounded by forest, finds himself stuck in a novel he's writing. Every shadow wants him dead, his wife is missing and all the roads are blocked. Then a friend appears.

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Alice changed a lot during development. Originally, she wasn't Alan's wife, but his girlfriend. As the game evolved, Alice became Alan's wife. When this change was announced at E3 2009, the developers admitted there was plenty of time for Alan and Alice to get married during their five year development cycle. See more »


Alice Wake's driver's license, picked up by Alan when it was left in an old car, was issued in the USA, which organizes date of birth by month/date/year. Alice's license, while difficult to read in game can be seen clearly in the Official Survival Guide, lists her date of birth as 24-11-79 (day-month-year). No US issued license would list a date in this manner. See more »


Alan Wake: It was a beautiful place. I told myself I could rest here, sleep here and forget about my work.
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References Vertigo (1958) See more »


Performed by Poets of the Fall
From the album Twilight Theater
Written by M. Saaresoto/ O. Tukiainen / M. Kaarolonen
Mastered by Svanthe Forsback at Chartmakers
Published by Insomniac
All Rights Reserved
Used by Permission
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One of the greatest games EVER
25 November 2010 | by (Valhalla) – See all my reviews

I discovered this game through my favourite Finnish band (Poets Of The Fall & I Also Like The Band Old Gods Of Asgard They Remind Me Of Poets Of The Fall So Much LOL) but good music does not equal good game so I was skeptical about it.

I picked it up just to see what it's like and I completed it within 5 days, before you guys jump to a conclusion that I have been addicted to the game it's a short game but although it's short doesn't stop it from being good either.

Next off No I am not a fan of Max Payne or anything like that, for a fact I have never seen Max Payne on a counter somewhere EVER but this is really giving me the temptation to play it.

EDIT: I have played the Max Payne 1 & 2, I'm a serious fan of Remedy Entertainment and Sam Lake - you can check out my review for that also.

This is one of the few video games that I could actually see being a movie and better still a good movie.

I don't know why people don't like the game maybe because I'm an easier marker for games then I am for movies I like games when 1. I face a challenge because if not I get bored with the game and 2. Games that can be enjoyable my taste are shooters.

An Argument Has Been Raised With This Game Where Either This Or Halo Are Better...I Love Halo...But I Love This Game Even More. I Also Would Like To Point Out POTF Also Made A Music Video For One Of Their Songs That Looks Like This Was Based On It (Its Called "War" & Its On Youtube).

If You Want To Play A Game Thats Got A Great Soundtrack, Could Easily Be Seen As A Movie But Also Great As A Game, Worthy Challenges For Villains & Has Character Development(YES I AM NOT KIDDING ABOUT THAT!) Then Play This Game No Matter How Much It Costs To Buy Or Rent You Will Not Have Your Money Wasted.

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