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  • Summary: In this cinematic action-thriller, troubled author Alan Wake embarks on a desperate search for his missing wife, Alice. Following her mysterious disappearance from the Pacific Northwest town of Bright Falls, he discovers pages of a horror story he has supposedly written, but he has no memoryIn this cinematic action-thriller, troubled author Alan Wake embarks on a desperate search for his missing wife, Alice. Following her mysterious disappearance from the Pacific Northwest town of Bright Falls, he discovers pages of a horror story he has supposedly written, but he has no memory of. Wake is soon forced to question his sanity, as page by page, the story comes true before his eyes: a hostile presence of supernatural darkness is taking over everyone it finds, turning them against him. He has no choice but to confront the forces of darkness armed only with his flashlight, a handgun and what remains of his shredded mind. His nightmarish journey to find answers to the mind-bending mystery he faces will lead him into the terrifying depths of the night. Alan Wake Remastered offers the complete experience, with the main game and its two story expansions - The Signal and The Writer - in stunning new 4K visuals. The tense, episodic story is packed with unexpected twists, heart-stopping cliff hangers, and intense bursts of combat where it takes more than bullets to banish the darkness. The game’s cutscenes, quirky cast of characters, and the majestic Pacific Northwest vistas have been enhanced for an experience that delivers as much on its visual impact as its unnerving atmosphere. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 35 out of 42
  2. Negative: 0 out of 42
  1. Oct 4, 2021
    90
    Alan Wake was already considered an exceptional game and over a decade later, this adventure holds up strong. Finding myself completely captivated, Remedy left me wanting more, even after completing the DLC. It’s regrettable that Remastered’s cutscenes have problems and I hope they can be patched, but ultimately, it’s a fine job. If you’re a fan of mystery thrillers, I cannot recommend Alan Wake Remastered highly enough.
  2. Oct 4, 2021
    88
    Alan Wake Remastered is a much profound work that you may think. The change in engine and all the improvements, makes it a great return to Bright Falls.
  3. 85
    Alan Wake Remastered is a prime example of if it isn’t broken, don’t fix it. The story, and the way it’s told is truly timeless, and it's a game that everyone should experience. Some of its design might be stuck in the past, but none of it ever feels detrimental to the overall experience, and the visual facelift just makes the experience that much better. Whether you’re a new fan of Remedy’s work, or a long-time player, there’s never been a better excuse to visit or return to Bright Falls.
  4. Oct 4, 2021
    80
    Alan Wake Remastered is still a fantastically playable game a decade later. With updated visuals, all the DLC, and some small tweaks, it’s a chance for newcomers to find out what the fuss was all about, and for fans to conveniently play a classic through again armed with knowledge from the more recent games in the developer’s oeuvre.
  5. Oct 22, 2021
    80
    Alan Wake Remastered isn’t a purchase that anybody already owning a copy of the original needs to make in its current state. Still, it is a very welcome release for PlayStation owners who missed it the first time. Apart from the faces, every aspect of the original has aged beautifully in the time since, and its twisty, American-literature-flavored plot still holds up as well. It would have been nice to see some of Control featured here, and the fact that American Nightmare has been left out is disappointing, but if you’ve never experienced this journey for yourself, it’s a perfect time to jump into the cold waters of Cauldron Lake.
  6. Oct 4, 2021
    80
    Alan Wake Remastered easily stands on its own among modern, similar games due to its exceptional design, tight execution, and handful of technical improvements.
  7. 50
    The original was always highly simplistic and repetitive, and neither the passage of time or being in 4K can do anything to improve this disappointingly trivial actioner.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 26 out of 40
  2. Negative: 4 out of 40
  1. Oct 7, 2021
    10
    This is basically same, what Resident Evil 4 did with Ultimate HD Edition. No ghosting effect anymore, better textures, better draw distance,This is basically same, what Resident Evil 4 did with Ultimate HD Edition. No ghosting effect anymore, better textures, better draw distance, improved cutscenes, better foliage. Absolutely the best version of this game from now on. Expand
  2. Oct 7, 2021
    10
    This is by far one of the best remasters I've played ever, might have some problems with the facial animations, but what can I ask for aThis is by far one of the best remasters I've played ever, might have some problems with the facial animations, but what can I ask for a remaster that's using a 2010 engine. Apart from that, everything about this remaster is amazing and for the people who haven't played it yet, this is the best moment to do it. Expand
  3. Oct 15, 2021
    10
    This is no doubt about it a underrated games at points sitting with a score to people with a score of 8 to 8.5 but this game is truly aThis is no doubt about it a underrated games at points sitting with a score to people with a score of 8 to 8.5 but this game is truly a masterpiece and people should give it a try. the remastered version looks beautiful but although people say the graphics didn't change as much in this game, the game in general is just good and one heck of a nightmare. Expand
  4. Oct 6, 2021
    10
    Just an amazing story with incredibly well built athmosphere coupled with great sounds and music. Never got to play the original. Can't wait for AW2.
  5. Oct 18, 2021
    8
    Still a great game, decent remaster, with great characters, a cool albeit complicated story as well as some good dlc at a reasonable price.Still a great game, decent remaster, with great characters, a cool albeit complicated story as well as some good dlc at a reasonable price.
    There are only a few minor gripes for me, mainly things like way too many collectibles and the fact that you can run for like 2 seconds and then you have to catch your breath for 5 plus being out of breath also impedes on your ability to dodge attacks, so running is really only an option when you have to bridge a second or two to reach a safe haven.
    If you haven't played it yet, it's a good choice if you're into supernatural stuff.
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  6. Oct 21, 2021
    7
    The game is good the story is good I would recommend this game though it has enough bad features to not make it one of remedy entertainmentThe game is good the story is good I would recommend this game though it has enough bad features to not make it one of remedy entertainment best, it's very nice and atmospheric the landscapes and the forest is a very nice fictional forest, the Combat is good for the first half that becomes kind of robotic and sameme because of the damage system doesn't really matter where you shoot them because it only cares about how many time you shoot them so it feels like flash the flashlight shoot 3 times then go to the next guy who need to be flashed again and then shot 3 times, it's not bad it's just get kind of tiring in the later half. One thing I would recommend is to shut the HUD off it becomes way more atmospheric if you do that. I would recommended it is not the best but it is interesting and worth a try Expand
  7. Oct 16, 2021
    0
    per trash! starts out kinda fun. then all of a sudden no ammo no direction to many enemies

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