First released on Xbox 360 in May 2010, Alan Wake recently had his 10th anniversary. Despite continuing for years, the critically acclaimed psychological thriller from Remedy it still holds up well and is still as captivating and tense today as it was a decade ago.
For those unfamiliar with the game, Alan Wake revolves around the bestselling author of the same name, as he travels to the picturesque city of Bright Falls, Washington, with his wife Alice, in hopes that the trip will remove the blockage. writer. Unfortunately for the couple, Alice is mysteriously taken out of her hut by the lake that night and Alan, after jumping into the lake to save her, wakes up a week later in a car accident.
With shadowy figures chasing the small town at night and handwritten pages emerging from a book he doesn't remember writing whose content is coming true, it's up to Alan to get to the bottom of this mystery and save his wife from the darkness that claimed her. Named for several awards and home to a dedicated fan base that still longs for a sequel, here are 10 moments worth revisiting.
Beware of spoilers throughout the game.
In Max Payne The Quantum Break and Control, Remedy is a studio that knows how to create really impressive-looking games, and Alan Wake was no exception. Despite his age, Alan Wake's visual fidelity holds up remarkably well by today's standards.
As a result, the forests of Bright Falls are as atmospheric and breathtaking to witness in their visual splendor as ever, and players can get the proper first glimpse of it during a comprehensive cinematic sequence when Wake arrives at Twin Peaks.
Complete with an equally impressive Petri Alanko score, our introduction to the small town is an unforgettable moment, as the camera passes under a bridge with a “Welcome to Bright Falls” sign before panning to show the city and the woods around you.
This short sequence not only shows Remedy's high production values, but also perfectly captures Sam Lake and the artistic vision of his studio, which has brought the cinematic capabilities of each of his titles to a breathtaking effect. Alan Wake is certainly a beautiful game, and this stage is just an example.