Alan Wake Remastered is a remastered version of the action game with survival horror elements, inspired, among others, by Stephen King's novels and the TV series Twin Peaks. The title was originally released in 2010 on Xbox 360 console and until the release on PC it was the only one of the most important exclusive productions on this system. Finnish studio Remedy Entertainment, well known thanks to the first two installments of Max Payne series and Quantum Break and Control games, is responsible for creating Alan Wake. The creation of the remaster was for a long time the subject of rumors and speculation, and its official announcement was made in September 2021.
The main character of the game is Alan Wake, a popular author of bestselling novels, who in search of inspiration goes on vacation with his wife to the picturesque town of Bright Falls, located in the U.S. state of Washington. After the mysterious disappearance of his beloved, which took place during their vacation, the author gets involved in a series of supernatural events, which make him lose touch with reality as he knows it...
The plot in Alan Wake Remastered is told in an episodic format that mimics a classic TV series. Each Alan Wake episode has its own twists and cliffhanger, as well as a brief summary of the events so far and a preview of future revelations.
Alan Wake Remastered also offers fans two additional scenarios, The Signal and The Writer, which were originally available as DLC.
Alan Wake Remastered is an action game from a third-person perspective, which has been enriched with elements known from classic survival horrors. Most of the time during the game we spend wandering around Bright Falls. We'll visit forest trails, farms and local tourist attractions. On our way we meet many NPCs and hidden collectibles.
Our main enemy is mysterious "darkness", which is a paranormal power taking control over people and animals. These enemies appear only under the cover of night and without the artificial light falling on them they remain completely indestructible. In addition to standard weapons, Alan Wake must always have a flashlight at hand to weaken his opponents' defenses. Unfortunately, flashlights quickly run out of batteries. Replaceable batteries remain the main resource we look for during the exploration of locations. Fortunately, sometimes we can use other sources of light, such as lanterns or flares.
The creators of Alan Wake Remastered have improved 3D models in the game (including the main character), as well as most of the textures. Additional graphic effects and support for 4K resolution are also new. Another attraction of the remaster is the possibility to play with the director's commentary enabled, thanks to which we can learn more about the process of the game's creation and the challenges the developers faced.
Game mode: single player
Expectations: 2.8 / 10 based on 11 votes.
Age restrictions Alan Wake Remastered: 16+