Alan Wake might start out in a heavenly town, with lush woods and peaceful views; but the truth is as harsh as a terrible nightmare. Specifically, you’ll be playing the nightmares of Alan Wake; a troubled writer looking for his wife after blacking out at his vacation cabin in the woods.
The game draws a lot of imagery from popular culture such as the Evil Dead, Twilight Zone and even Twin Peaks and the horror element makes for one hell of a thriller. Playing as Alan, you’ll fight shadowy figures with chainsaws and outrun hurricanes made up from darkness and it all adds up to be an action packed thrill ride that’ll have you cowering in the light.
While not specifically a survival horror game, Alan Wake still manages to lead a third person action-thriller game into horror territory with creepy imagery and some pretty damn scary moments concerning a woman in a black veil (yes, it’s as eerie as it sounds).
Do yourself a favor and check out Alan Wake to give your Halloween gaming list another shock in the arm.