Alan Wake | PC
Alan Wake release date for PC:
16 February 2012 | Worldwide
16 February 2012 | Europe
16 February 2012 | USA
Game mode: single player , size: 2 DVD
0 Game score 8.6 / 10 calculated out of 1904 players' votes.
Expectations before the premiere: 7.0 / 10 calculated out of 1705 players' votes.
Alan Wake | XBOX 360
Alan Wake release date for XBOX 360:
14 May 2010 | Worldwide
14 May 2010 | Europe PAL
18 May 2010 | USA NTSC
Game mode: single player , size: 1 DVD
Game score 8.4 / 10 calculated out of 1652 players' votes.
Expectations before the premiere: 6.9 / 10 calculated out of 1025 players' votes.
The eponymous protagonist is a recognized writer. However, heís been unable to write a new one for two year. His wife, Alice, decided to take on vacation to a picturesque town of Bright Falls so he can overcome his block. After the initial idyll, the protagonistís fiancťe disappears in mysterious circumstances so Wake sets out to find her. It turns out that Bright Falls is not such idyllic, but rather dark and full of evil forces, just like the one in the latest work of Alan ó a thriller he cannot remember he wrote.
In the game, we traverse the town and its surroundings, interact with citizens, find fragment of the written novel, and either fight or escape enemies. During our journey, we visit a lighthouse by a lake and wade through a dense forest in the mountains, among other places. We move both on foot or by driving one of several vehicles, such as a worn kombi car. We can also observe incredibly realistic weather effect and a day-night cycle.
Night requires us to be especially vigilant since all kinds of ghastly and grim events, such as possessions of citizens by the Dark, happen. A light source (e.g. a torch, flare, reflector, etc.) comes in handy since it weakens our enemies and allows us to use firearms effectively.
The unique character of the game is emphasized by detailed graphics. The three-dimensional world presents very suggestively and the play of lights, atmospheric sound effects and music are additional advantages of Alan Wake for PC / Windows.
Recommended: Core 2 Duo 2 GHz, 2 GB RAM (4 GB RAM - Vista/7), graphic card 512 MB (GeForce 8800 or better), 8 GB HDD, Windows XP/Vista/7