Review: Alan Wake

Alan Wake is not just the title of the game, it is a man grasping for answers throughout his frantic, foreboding search for his missing wife. ¬†As each hour passes by he tries to grab hold of his mind while it derails itself from sanity. He becomes tormented by the inhabitants of Bright Falls, a small town somewhere in the Pacific Northwest where he and his wife decide to take a short vacation. Alan Wake is by no means a horror-game, nor is it an action-game, it’s a psychological thriller with elements of the latter. Wake’s dark tale unravels itself to reveal a satisfying gameplay experience whilst leaving me trembling in terror as I finished each frantic battle with The Taken.

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