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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: 21 out of 23
  2. Negative: 0 out of 23
  1. Oct 4, 2021
    100
    Alan Wake Remastered is a remasterpiece. I caught myself audiably saying, “man, I love this game” over and over while playing. I’ve dipped back in to Alan Wake’s American Nightmare to continue on, and I have a feeling I’ll be scheduling another replay of Control when this silly season quiets down. Remedy’s universe has captured my heart; Remastered certainly holds its own in 2021, but also serves as an impressive reminder of how far the studio has grown since 2010.
  2. Oct 4, 2021
    90
    If you've never played Alan Wake, this is the best possible way to experience the game. For anyone who loves horror or Remedy's other titles, there's a ton to unpack here with an engaging narrative and stellar gameplay. The remastered enhancements bolster the game even further, giving it a place in today's gaming world, and while the gameplay doesn't perhaps hold up as well as it did in 2010, Alan Wake Remastered is still as joyous as it was back then and a perfect treat for the Halloween season.
  3. Oct 15, 2021
    90
    Alan Wake Remastered is the definitive version of Alan's story in Bright Falls. It is the exact same game that acquired quiet respect amongst fans and critics following its 2010 release. Only now it boasts 4K visuals and 60FPS gameplay. Along with some welcome bonus features, and packaged-in DLC, the remaster is a must for superfans, and a fantastic starting point for curious newcomers, with only a few small annoyances that stop it just short of reaching perfection.
  4. Oct 4, 2021
    80
    Alan Wake Remastered does what a good remaster should. It honors the original game’s artistic direction while enhancing it with modern technology, specifically in the form of volumetric lighting. Its lack of American Nightmare as part of the package is disappointing to say the least, but fans of Remedy’s current work would do well to take a trip to Bright Falls, whether they’re returning or visiting for the first time.
  5. 80
    Alan Wake is a fantastic game, while Alan Wake Remastered remains just a great port. Yes, it loses something with the new shiny visuals and a few things have not withstood the test of time, but everything else is still fantastic. Especially that story!
  6. Oct 4, 2021
    80
    I waited more than 10 years to finally play Alan Wake, and now that I’ve seen the credits roll, I can’t get it out of my mind. It’s firmly sunk its teeth into me, and like with many of the other greats, I’ll be returning to this world again and again for years to come.
  7. Oct 11, 2021
    60
    Writer Alan Wake searches for his missing wife while tackling a malevolent force disguised as darkness in this clunky but atmospheric reboot.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 14
  2. Negative: 1 out of 14
  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
    Not perfect, yet okay remaster. All cutscenes look way better than original ones, still not amazing, but way better. To be honest i neverNot perfect, yet okay remaster. All cutscenes look way better than original ones, still not amazing, but way better. To be honest i never really cared for the cutscenes in this game, i have played it since 2012 and i always skipped cutscenes after 1st time i played it. I just find it weird when people play it and act like cutscenes aren't top tier, like people don't understand that this is updated 2010/2012 video game. For 2010/2012, this game looks phenomenally good. So yeah main improvement is cutscenes, but also everything else, like grass, ground textures, textures in general, lighting. Ghosting effect is gone (thank god). Maxed out, this is now best version of this game and nobody can argue that. It simply looks way cleaner and better and don't get me wrong, fog is still there, difference is that you can actually now see where you are going. I have played this game over 30 times and i always got lost somewhere in the woods, because it was so difficult to even understand where you are. This problem is gone now. Looks good, not perfect, but still best version of this game as of right now. graphically it can almost compete with some modern games. New York level looks better than ever. Performance is okay, but i'm sure they will update it even more.
    If you have never played it and wanna choose between this version or original, 100% pick remastered . It is ultimate edition of this game.
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  3. Oct 7, 2021
    10
    This is very solid remaster, better than i expected. If you have never played it, play this version and not original, this one has beenThis is very solid remaster, better than i expected. If you have never played it, play this version and not original, this one has been improved a lot. Expand
  4. Oct 8, 2021
    10
    Plot - 10/10
    Graphics - 9.5 / 10
    Sound and Music - 10/10
    Atmospheric - 10/10
    Gameplay - 9.9 / 10
    Positive emotions - 10/10
    Overall score - 10/10
  5. Oct 6, 2021
    10
    What we see here is all the beauty of the original gameplay with amazing improvement of graphic presentation. Perfectly splendid.
  6. Oct 21, 2021
    9
    This could be a 10 but it's just a remaster not really noticing much of a increase in fidelity, texture quality but performance is better, andThis could be a 10 but it's just a remaster not really noticing much of a increase in fidelity, texture quality but performance is better, and colors are better. But based on the game itself it should alone be an 8 to 8.5 since it is improved it's bumped it up to a 9. Wishing lots of amazing success for the game, and it's sequel now that it will be a full multiplat release!!! Congratulations Remedy! Expand
  7. Dec 13, 2021
    3
    This game is avg at best & pretty boring..
    Th esetting must be the reason people like this game.
    The Pac NorthWest is an American Treasure
    This game is avg at best & pretty boring..
    Th esetting must be the reason people like this game.
    The Pac NorthWest is an American Treasure for sure.
    Sometimes games settings are bette rthen the gam,e we actually get.
    Like Kojimas Death STranding.. That world was exciting and we get a metally ill mailman who fights other mentally ill mailman...
    IMO Alan Wake could benefit from a different gameplay with same characters and setting...
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