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).
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