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)
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Clay Steward / Alvyn Derleth / Mr. Jones (voice)
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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)
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Barry Wheeler (voice)
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Rose Marigold (voice)
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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)
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Barbara Jagger / The Dark Presence (voice)
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Carl Stucky / Deputy (voice)
Don Guillory ...
Deputy Janes (voice)
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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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Title character Alan Wake wrote a successful series of books about Alex Casey. This parallels Remedy's previous series Max Payne (2001). Both are hard-boiled New York detectives. Several Alex Casey book titles (in Wake's office bookshelf) match titles of Max Payne chapters. Sheriff Breaker mentions the Casey books were a bit heavy on the metaphors, a common critique of Max Payne. Finally, the actor who voiced Max Payne reads Alex Casey's narration. See more »

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In the Bird Leg Cabin's bedroom is a calendar from July 1970. However, the days of the month on the calendar are wrong and are not accurate for July 1970. See more »

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Alan Wake: [Opening line] Steven King once wrote that nightmares exist outside of logic and there's little fun to be had in explanations. They're antithetical to the poetry of fear. In a horror story the victim keeps asking why, but there can be no explanation and there shouldn't be one. The unanswered mystery is what stays with us the longest and is what we'll remember in the end. My name is Alan Wake, I'm a writer.
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Followed by Alan Wake's American Nightmare (2012) See more »

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Up Jumped The Devil
Performed by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
Courtesy of Mute Records
Under license from EMI Film and Television Music
Written by Blixa Bargeld, Nick Cave (as Nicolas Cave), Mick Harvey, Roland Wolf, Thomas Wydler and Kid Congo Powers (as Brian Tristan)
Published by Embassy Music Corp.
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.

10/10 Greatness


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