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 initial platforms for Alan Wake were announced to be PC with Next Generation Consoles (Xbox 360 and PS3). When Microsoft picked up publishing of the game, the PS3 version was dropped, although Remedy admitted it was dropped so early in the development they hadn't yet had the game playable on the PS3. The PC version was originally going to require Windows Vista, and it was even demoed on the Intel Core 2 Duo Processor with Nvidia graphics in 2006. When the game made it's final push for completion, PC development stopped, although Remedy said it would continue if Microsoft wanted. At release, the game was only available on Xbox 360. See more »


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 »


Alan Wake: [Last line] It's not a lake, it's an ocean.
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References The Evil Dead (1981) See more »


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Written by Pedro Goncalves and To Trips
Published by Dead and Company
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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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