While playing through Alan Wake, Bitmob found themselves constantly comparing it to fellow horror-genre game Silent Hill, and they weren't sure why at first. They look nothing alike. One's Western-developed while the other was born in Japan. Alan Wake more resembles a psychological thriller mini-series you might see on TV while Silent Hill has sick, monstrous freaks that only the most demented minds could dream up.
Is it the small-town setting? The constant fog? The flashlights? Well...yes, but it's a bit more complicated than that.