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.


Petri Järvilehto


Sam Lake (story), Sam Lake (original concept) | 4 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Matthew Porretta ... Alan Wake (voice)
Lloyd Floyd Lloyd Floyd ... The Hitchhiker / Tor Anderson / Walter Snyder / Night Springs Narrator (voice)
Geoffrey Cantor ... Clay Steward / Alvyn Derleth / Mr. Jones (voice) (as Geoff Cantor)
James McCaffrey ... Thomas Zane / The Diver / Alex Casey (voice)
Brett Madden Brett Madden ... Alice Wake (voice)
R.J. Allison R.J. Allison ... Pat Maine / Night Springs Reporter #2 (voice)
Jason Nuzzo ... Mott / Newscaster / Taken (voice)
Fred Berman ... Barry Wheeler (voice)
Benita Robledo ... Rose Marigold (voice)
Jeff Gurner Jeff Gurner ... Rusty / Deputy / Night Springs Cop (voice)
Cliff Carpenter ... Odin Anderson (voice)
Linda Cook Linda Cook ... Cynthia Weaver / Night Springs Cultist #1 / Martha / The Lady of the Light (voice)
Kate Weiman ... Barbara Jagger / The Dark Presence (voice)
Gary Swanson ... Carl Stucky / Deputy (voice)
Mark Blum ... Maurice Horton / Dr. Emil Hartman / Dr. Barclay Colvin (voice)

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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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Did You Know?


Agent Nightengale was originally going to be a playable character, allowing the player to get the story from two perspectives. His playable scenes were removed, instead focusing on Alan as the sole playable character. The scenes that would've been playable became his back story which was hinted upon in the LCE book. 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 »


Barry Wheeler: Al, please tell me that we're headed for the nearest "You're now leaving Bright Falls. Come back soon!" sign.
Alan Wake: We're going to the Anderson farm.
Barry Wheeler: I KNEW you were going to say something like that. You know what, you owe me big time for this. When this is through - IF we make it - I don't care what anybody says; I am *done* with darkness. You're going to buy me a tanning bed as a gift, and I'm gonna live in it!
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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
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A gaming experience I will never forget.
19 November 2012 | by Morbius_FitzgeraldSee all my reviews

In my entire life of gaming, I have only ever wanted to play a game multiple times twice. The first is the original Assassin's Creed (I'm up to AC: Brotherhood so expect that to change), The next was this.

I have played little snip-its of Max Payne, not enough to get the full gaming experience - from what I played it was fun.

The thing I love about this game is that if people were attempting to make a video game movie adaptation that would finally be taken seriously, use the plot to this game. Its not "Kill darklings here, there, everywhere." Take the plot this has, you could make a half-decent movie or miniseries(which actually DID happen, and I have reviewed it) out of it.

The plot - Alan and Alice Wake are away on vacation, Alan has had writers block for 2 years and Alice has a phobia of the dark, they go to a small country town called Bright Falls. Alice tries to get Alan back in the writers chair, they have a fight and the cabin the Wake's are staying in has a blackout. Alan finds that his wife has been taken and is now in the lake surrounding the cabin. He wakes up in a car crash a week later and finds these creatures that have light as their only weakness and shine a flashlight at them long enough, they are now no longer immune to bullets. He then finds manuscript pages to a book he wrote that he doesn't remember writing. He uses this to get back to his wife.

I will say that the graphics for this game are excellent - the fact that this game was made by an independent Finnish company made it all the more impressive and it made the game all the more admirable in my eyes.

The soundtrack is well suited for the game. Anyone will tell you that The Old Gods Of Asgard are a great band and there is something about shooting "darklings" with the song "Children Of The Elder God" playing in the background that gets me into a sort of "high", if you know what I mean.

Overall my second favourite game of all time, I hope anyone reading was convinced enough to play it.

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