Digital Chumps writes: "Alan Wake is a psychological action thriller played from the third person perspective. You will play as Alan Wake, a successful thriller fiction novelist. But in the last two years, Alan's had a hell of a case of writer's block and his usual inspiration -- his wife Alice -- just hasn't been enough to get him writing again. So, the two decide to leave their New York apartment for a vacation in the northwest United States. They visit Bright Falls, a small country town that celebrates something called Deer Fest and that is surrounded by forested mountains and, at times -- strange occurrences."