Games Like Alan Wake

Games like Alan Wake set you in haunting worlds that try to spook you at every corner. These games tell captivating stories and immerse you with fantastic sound. In Alan Wake, the protagonist is on the search for his wife as she’s disappeared during their peaceful vacation in Bright Falls.

Alan Wake is a best-selling thriller writer who now must confront darkness and his own mind, as he finds pages from a thriller book that he doesn’t even remember writing before. The story is divided into episodes and plays out just like a TV series, with various twists and excitement.

During your adventure, darkness rules the small town of Bright Falls. The shadows take control of various objects such as knives and chainsaws in order to attack Alan Wake. To stop the darkness, Alan must use light to shine through. With only a firearm and flashlight, you must carefully make use of your flashlight and weapon as battery and ammo are limited.

Next to the precious, trusty flashlight, Alan can also make use of flare guns and even objects such as streetlights to your advantage. Each enemy is protected by a certain amount of darkness that you must slowly destroy with light in order to finish off the enemy with your firearm. Some enemies are faster than others, and some can even teleport, so be prepared for anything in this intense world.

Great gameplay, sound & story help Alan Wake feel like a horror game any fan of the genre should play. Mixing peaceful day scenes with action-packed, scary nights helps with pacing and gives a great, atmospheric experience. If you haven’t played Alan Wake already, then you definitely should. (Unfortunately, Alan Wake is not available to buy on Steam anymore due to the expiration of music licenses).

Looking for more great games like Alan Wake? Then check out this list of spooky games packed with thrills, horror and just story rich games.

Beyond: Two Souls

Beyond: Two Souls game preview
  • Released: (PS3) 8 Oct, 2013 / (PS4) 24 Nov, 2015
  • Genre: Action, Adventure
  • Platforms: PS3, PS4
  • Developer: Quantic Dream
System Requirements: -
Metacritic Rating: 72 Check on Amazon Check Similar Games

Until Dawn

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  • Released: 25 Aug, 2015
  • Genre: Survival, Horror, Adventure
  • Platforms: PS4
  • Developer: Supermassive Games
System Requirements: -
Metacritic Rating: 79 Check on Amazon Check Similar Games

Fahrenheit: Indigo Prophecy

Fahrenheit: Indigo Prophecy game preview
  • Released: 16 Sep, 2005
  • Genre: Adventure, RPG
  • Platforms: PC, PS2, Xbox, Xbox 360, PS4, MacOS, Linux, iOS, Android
  • Developer: Quantic Dream
System Requirements:
  • OS: Windows 7, Windows 8
  • Processor: Intel Core i3, AMD A10
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: 512 MB ATI HD4450 | 512 MB nVidia 8800 GT | Intel HD 4400
  • Storage: 15 GB
Metacritic Rating: 61 Check on Amazon Check Similar Games

Metro Series

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Metro 2033
  • Released: (PC/Xbox 360) 16 Mar, 2010 / (PS4/Xbox One) 26 Aug, 2014
  • Genre: FPS, Horror, Survival
  • Platforms: PC, Xbox 360, PS4, Xbox ONE, MacOS, Linux (Redux)
  • Developer: 4A Games
System Requirements:
  • OS: Windows XP, Vista, or 7
  • Processor: Dual core CPU (any Core 2 Duo or better)
  • Memory: 1 GB RAM
  • Graphics: DirectX 9, Shader Model 3 compliant graphics cards (GeForce 8800, GeForce GT220 and above)
  • Storage: 12 GB
Metacritic Rating: 81 Check on Amazon Check Similar Games

The Walking Dead Series

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The Walking Dead
  • Released: 24 Apr, 2012
  • Genre: Adventure
  • Platforms: PC, PS3, PS Vita, Xbox 360, PS4, Xbox ONE, Linux, MacOS, iOS, Android, Kindle Fire HDX, Ouya
  • Developer: Telltale Games
System Requirements:
  • OS: Windows  XP Service Pack 3
  • Processor: 2.0 GHz Pentium 4 or equivalent
  • Memory: 3 GB RAM
  • Graphics: ATI or NVidia card w/ 512 MB RAM (Not recommended for Intel integrated graphics)
  • Storage: 2 GB
Metacritic Rating: 89 Check on Amazon Check Similar Games

The Evil Within Series

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The Evil Within
  • Released: 13 Oct, 2014
  • Genre: Survival, Horror, Action
  • Platforms: PC, PS3, Xbox 360, PS4, Xbox ONE
  • Developer: Tango Gameworks
System Requirements:
  • OS: 64-bit Windows 7 SP1/Windows 8.1
  • Processor: i7 or an equivalent with four plus core processor
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: GTX 460 or equivalent 1 GB VRAM card
  • Storage: 50 GB
Metacritic Rating: 75 Check on Amazon Check Similar Games

L.A. Noire

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  • Released: 8 Nov, 2011
  • Genre: Adventure, Strategy
  • Platforms: PC, PS3, Xbox 360
  • Developer: Team Bondi
System Requirements:
  • OS: Windows 7 / Windows Vista Service Pack 1 / Windows XP Service Pack 3
  • Processor: (Intel) Core 2.2 GHz to Quad Core 3.2GHz / (AMD) Dual Core 2.4Ghz to Quad Core 3.2Ghz
  • Memory: 2GB to 8GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 8600 GT 512MB to NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580 1536MB or Radeon HD3000 512MB to Radeon HD 6850 1024MB
  • Storage: 16 GB
Metacritic Rating: 83 Check on Amazon Check Similar Games

Heavy Rain

Heavy Rain game preview
  • Released: (PS3) 18 Feb, 2010 / (PS4) 1 Mar, 2016
  • Genre: Action, Adventure
  • Platforms: PS3, PS4
  • Developer: Quantic Dream
System Requirements: -
Metacritic Rating: 87 Check on Amazon Check Similar Games

The Vanishing of Ethan Carter

The Vanishing of Ethan Carter game preview
  • Released: 26 Sep, 2014
  • Genre: Adventure, Indie
  • Platforms: PC, PS4
  • Developer: The Astronauts
System Requirements:
  • OS: Windows 64-bit
  • Processor: Intel Core2 Duo or equivalent AMD
  • Memory: 6 GB RAM
  • Graphics: DirectX11 compliant card with 1GB of VRAM
  • Storage: 9 GB
Metacritic Rating: 82 Check on Amazon Check Similar Games

Some Facts About Alan Wake

Alan Wake is a 3rd person horror game where you put yourself in the shoes of a fictional successful thriller novelist with a name the same as the game’s title. Find out how Alan’s wife disappeared on a vacation in the fictional town Bright Falls in Washington as you fight the darkness with a flashlight and a gun.

About the Game

  • Released: 16 Feb, 2012
  • Genre: Action, Adventure
  • Platforms: PC, Xbox 360
  • Developer: Remedy Entertainment
  • Publisher: Remedy Entertainment
  • Official Website:
  • Metacritic Rating: 83

System Requirements

  • OS: Windows XP SP2
  • Processor: Dual Core 2GHz Intel or 2.8GHz AMD
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Graphics: DirectX 10 compatible with 512 MB VRAM
  • Storage: 8 GB

How Long to Beat

  • Main Story 11 Hours
  • Hours Main + Extra 15 Hours
  • Completionist 25 Hours
  • All Styles 13 Hours
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