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Alan Wake's American Nightmare

Alan Wake: Night Springs

A third person-perspective horror by Remedy Entertainment and continuation of the adventures of the likeable writer Alan Wake. The title features a shorter story set in an open world inspired by the films of Quentin Tarantino.

Action | TPP | horror | TPS

Alan Wake's American Nightmare Release Date





Riding the crest of a wave of popularity of 2010’s Alan Wake, along with its two extensions – The Writer and The Signal, the creators from Remedy Entertainment decided to prepare yet another story about the titular hero. While the original title drew inspiration from Stephen King’s books, this production for PC and X360 is more similar to films by Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez.


The action begins two years after the events from Alan Wake, in a small town in Arizona, near the famous Route 66. To his horror, he finds out that he is inside Night Springs – a TV series based on scripts he wrote as a young writer, where reality meets fiction. To make things worse, he has to face his dark alter ego – a serial killer named Mr. Scratch.

Even though the plot of American Nightmare drops references to the original title, e.g. tells you what happened to the hero after the ending, finishing the first installment is not necessary.

Technical aspects

The mechanics follow in the original title’s footsteps and feature e.g. a characteristic combat system based on the use of a flashlight.

Game modes

Finishing the campaign takes a few hours. However, the devs introduce a new game mode – Fight Till Dawn, in which you need to fend off waves of opponents. The score you get is displayed in an online ranking, so you can compare yourself with other players.

Last updated on 04 July 2012

Game mode: single player  

Media type: 1 DVD

User score: 7,1 / 10 based on 651 votes.

Pre-release expectations: 8.7 / 10 based on 58 votes.

PEGI rating Alan Wake's American Nightmare

Age rating. The PEGI rating considers the age suitability of a game, not the level of difficulty. Game contains depictions of violence.

Alan Wake's American Nightmare System requirements

Microsoft Xbox 360

Xbox 360

  • Uses:
  • Xbox Live
PC / Windows

PC / Windows

  • Recommended:
  • Quad Core i5 2.6 GHz
  • 2 GB RAM (4 GB RAM - Vista/7)
  • graphic card 1 GB (GeForce GTX 460 or better)
  • 8 GB HDD
  • Windows XP(SP2)/Vista/7
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