GameFocus writes: "The suspense/horror novels have been a favorite of mine for a long time. While my English teachers were assigning required reading such as Of Mice and Men or Great Gatsby, my nose was buried deep in the works of Stephen King and Dead Koontz. For the longest time, I couldn’t tell you what it was that drew me into that genre. It wasn’t until I faded into the Sci-Fi/Fantasy books that I realized that it was all about the atmosphere that these modern-day authors were creating. And that, my friend, is exactly why I loved Alan Wake."