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VGChartz: Alan Wake Review

Alan Wake is one of those rare games you look back on when the current generation has ended, it’s up there with the likes of Bioshock and Mass Effect. It has set the bar for thrillers and it might just be one of the best stories to be told in a video game so far on the Xbox 360. Scary as Alan Wake can be, the only fear now is that Alan Wake won’t get the justice it deserves. (Alan Wake, Xbox 360) 9.2/10

Joule   2026d ago | Trolling | show | Replies(4)
Braineater2448  +   2026d ago
Wow. Well written review. Im going to have to pick this one up.
room414   2026d ago | Not a reply | show
naznatips  +   2026d ago
Really looking forward to it. Just 4 more days!!
MaxwellGT2000  +   2026d ago
Great review like always from VGC
creatchee  +   2026d ago
Agreed - people can complain (unfoundedly or not) about the validity of their sales data, but their reviews are always top notch.
BeardedGamerShow  +   2026d ago
Gotta play this game now.
ssj12  +   2026d ago
awesome review
Torillian  +   2026d ago
good for the survival Horror genre
Glad to see an amazing survival horror game released, seems like it's been a while since the genre got that level of quality though I suppose some would argue that this is more of an action game than survival horror but I think the atmosphere lends it more to survival horror.
Duke_Silver  +   2026d ago
great review
spunnups  +   2026d ago
Lots of positive reviews. I hope it eventually goes PC since I don't own a 360 anymore.
Ghoul  +   2026d ago
get one its worth it, i passed out for 2 years on the 360 but instantly bought anew one for alan wake.

i am super satisfied with my choice
rob6021   2026d ago | Trolling | show | Replies(5)
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lowcarb  +   2026d ago
Where in the heck are all these scores on Metacritic? I've counted 25 9's and like 5 8's over the past 4 days that are not posted. This game should be 91 on meta but none of these scores are popping up. Very odd and sad.
kaveti6616  +   2026d ago
Not every review site gets added into metacritic.
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Obama  +   2026d ago
It wouldn't get 91 average since it rarely got any 10s. There are also lots 7 and 8 floating around that weren't added to the meta critic.
Whoooop  +   2026d ago

Math FTW
Rampant  +   2026d ago
So if it got 25 9's and a few 8's that would make it a 9.1 average? Lol you made my day.
lowcarb  +   2026d ago
ok pricks take it easy. My point was it should be higher.

obama: there are quite a few tens floating around and very few 7's
pimpmaster  +   2026d ago
the ending sucks.
booni3  +   2026d ago
OMG thats the way of the fanboy: when an exclusive gets a high score deduct from the credibility of the reviewer. way of the fanboy people.
yakuzakazuya  +   2026d ago
I can understand the 9.2 score. The reviewer made it clear in his review, he based his opinion in the context of xbox 360 library. AW is definitely one of the best games the 360 has to offer this year. I agree completely.
dizzleK  +   2026d ago
i always thought reviews were done in context of a console's library. did this change? maybe thats why there are so many flame wars, reviews aren't being done in context anymore.
yakuzakazuya  +   2026d ago
This is why I give AW a personal score of 8.5. I am a multi console owner, thus I have played most AAA titles on Xbox 360 and PS3. I feel that when it comes to overall production values PS3 exclusives have been setting the standard on consoles lately. This may change in 2011 with Gears of War 3, I'm curious what Epic is doing with it.
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dizzleK  +   2026d ago
i've just always been under the impression that reviews were supposed to be done by comparing the game to similar titles on the same platform. like this gets a 9 in terms of 360 games, not every game thats out there. thats the fair way to review imo. i like that the reviewer pointed that out.

unless its a multiplat game, a game on one console should never be pitted against a game on a competing console. thats just simply unfair due to different technologies and whatnot.
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booni3  +   2026d ago
maybe. maybe not.
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playnation  +   2026d ago
a like a lot the horror genre in videogames, to experience the story of the game and all of that, this game looks nice, great atmosfere. i dont have a xbox 360, only a ps3 (which has much more good games) but maybe it will go out for pc, so i can play it and experience this one, we need more games like this on both consoles like rule of rose, haunting ground, silent hill, etc. Survival Horror games FTW!

Edit: why i only have 3 bubbles since the recent upgrade?
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Cueil  +   2026d ago
you can't
get any more than 3 bubbles... this keeps people from grouping up on others and debubbling them or up bubbling others... it was a huge problem. As for your other text... no PC version and your "opinion" was stated as fact... it is not... it's not even supportable... but that's another argument
starman  +   2026d ago
does give fair reviews for most games.
jerethdagryphon  +   2026d ago
metacritic review average = review number X 100 = max points

in alan wakes case 51 reviews have been counted
giving a possible 5100 points
currently scoreing 84% or 4284 points

its highly improbable for it to reach 90 % or above now without multiple hundreds of perfect 10s
dsister44  +   2026d ago
VGChartz always has the worst reviews. Especially a lot of their PSP reviews :P
Tempestwing  +   2025d ago
Very good review!

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