GamingUnion.net: "In the end, Alan Wake is a worthwhile experience. The premise draws you in and the fantastic atmosphere makes you want to see it through. Remedy did a great job implementing the light versus dark combat, but certain portions of the game could've easily been edited out, which would immensely improve the pacing. For the most part the presentation succeeds in creating an eerie, uneasy atmosphere, animations aside. Bottom line, I'm looking forward to the first episode of downloadable content."