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.