Alan Wake (2010)

Video Game  |  Action, Drama, Horror  |  18 May 2010 (USA)
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While on vacation in the small town of Bright Falls, a struggling writer must investigate the mysterious disappearance of his wife while events from his latest manuscript, which he can't remember writing, begin to come true.



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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)


While on vacation in the small town of Bright Falls, a struggling writer must investigate the mysterious disappearance of his wife while events from his latest manuscript, which he can't remember writing, begin to come true.

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The music from the band, "Old Gods of Asgard" was actually performed by Finnish rock band, Poets of the Fall. They had previously contributed the ending song to Remedy's video game Max Payne 2: The Fall of Max Payne (2003). Writer Sam Lake can frequently be seen wearing a "Poets of the Fall" shirt. 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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Black Night
Performed by Charles Brown
Courtesy of Capitol Records, LLC
Under license from EMI film and Television Music
Written by Jessie Mae Robinson
Published by MPL Music Publishing, Inc. (ASCAP) in the United States and EMI Unart Catalog Inc. outside of the United States
All Rights Reserved
Used by Permission
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Best Compelling Game Ever!

This is the best game I have played in a while. Every detail and points in this game is extremely polished. The story is the most hard to put down plot I have seen in a LONG time. The character development are really great: Alan Wake is my favorite character so far in gaming. The gameplay is solid, it makes this character feel real and in danger; he's a writer not a action hero. The environments are detailed every inch of the way. It's like you are in the game. Just personally I love this game to the bone. This is definitely one of the best games I have ever played in my life time. Just go out and buy it full price. The compelling of this game is so intense that I was scared. This is a master piece! Please, give me a great follow-up to this.

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