"Developer Remedy Entertainment deftly mixes action and atmosphere to create a satisfying thriller. I ended up having a love-hate relationship with Alan Wake. I loved the game and enjoyed playing it immensely, but I felt a feeling of deep dread whenever it came time to hit the power button on my Xbox 360. I knew I was in for a frightening experience that would require me to turn on all the lights in my apartment. Alan Wake gave me nightmares—one of the highest endorsements a horror game can have."