Gamer writes: "Alan Wake is certainly not become what you expected. Those who had hoped to see the village of Bright Falls and the surrounding forested landscape may freely explore: Put that in your head. Those who had hoped their own investigations to unravel mysteries may go to: Put that in your head. Alan Wake is a linear, classic game designed mainly to have the strong and excellent story telling. The game itself is fun but not particularly brilliant or innovative and sometimes a little repeating."