Alan Wake

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Release Date

May 14, 2010

Metacritic Score



Achievements Count




Play Time

11 hours

Games in Series



Teen: Blood, Language, Use of Alcohol and Tobacco, Violence

System Requirements


  • CPU: Dual Core 2GHz Intel / 2.8GHz AMD
  • RAM: 2 GB
  • GPU: DirectX 10 compatible with 512MB RAM
  • HDD: 8 GB


  • CPU: Quad Core 2.66GHz Intel / 3.2GHz AMD
  • RAM: 4 GB
  • GPU: DirectX 10 compatible or later with 1GB RAM
  • HDD: 8 GB

Interesting Facts

  • Alan Wake is similar to a thriller television series, with episodes that contain plot twists and cliffhangers.
  • The game itself consists of six episodes.
  • Alan Wake is described by Remedy as “the mind of a psychological thriller” and “the body of a cinematic action game” put together.
  • The game is primarily set in the fictional idyllic small town of Bright Falls, Washington.
  • The player controls the eponymous protagonist Alan Wake.
  • These enemies, dubbed the “Taken”, are murderous shadows that attack Wake, wielding weapons of their own, ranging from mallets and knives to shovels and chainsaws.
  • A major element of gameplay is the optional discovery and collection of manuscript pages.
  • Alan Wake was influenced by and often alludes to certain films, TV shows and books, as well as paying homage to a number of artists and works.
  • Additionally, two “special features”, titled “The Signal” and “The Writer”, have been released as downloadable content (DLC).
  • The game’s score is composed by Petri Alanko.
  • Alan Wake was also released in a limited collector’s edition, packaged in a case resembling a hardcover book.
  • A six-episode live-action web series called Bright Falls acts as a prequel to the game, and a number of related books also expand upon the Alan Wake story.
  • The limited collector’s edition of the game includes a 144-page book called The Alan Wake Files
  • Alan Wake Remastered was released on October 5, 2021.

Mod Support


Cheats support


Contains Game/Battle Pass


Virtual Reality Support


Number of maps


Third/First Person

Third person

Game Engine

Northlight Engine

Protagonist sex