GameZone writes: "Like most writerly protagonists, Alan Wake is struggling. He’s famous enough to have cardboard cutouts in bookstores and attract cameras in every corner of the country, but he can’t put pen to paper. In case you need more proof of Wake’s authorial status, he’s a developing alcoholic with rage issues, and wears a tweed jacket with leather elbow-pads. His wife seems to think an excursion to Bright Falls will release the inner muse, but this is not what she had in mind. She disappears, people start attacking, and a vicious darkness threatens to unravel Wake’s threadbare remains of sanity."