You could be forgiven for thinking that Alan Wake was a horror game, but Remedy maintains that its spooky torch adventure is not trying to be Silent Hill or Resident Evil.
"To us it’s a thriller," explains writer Mikko Rautalahti. "We’re not really about the scares as such, I think; it’s not something we’re consciously attempting. Fear is a challenging emotion to induce in video games. Reading the reviews, I’ve been kind of surprised by how many people think it’s a genuinely scary experience. It wasn't quite obvious to us how tense the atmosphere made people."