David Pitchforth, GOONL!NE writes: "Alan Wake really is a game of two halves. If all the chapters were like the first three, the game would be pretty average. If they were all like the final three, it would be one of the best games of the year.
As it stands, Alan Wake is well worth the time it takes to get through the first three chapters. The story is strong and intriguing, the action uses light as an interesting gameplay mechanic, and it really gets going in the final three chapters, with some very memorable set pieces. If Remedy can use this as a good starting point for any future sequels, and get the pacing of the game right next time, then I can’t wait to see what may lay ahead in Alan Wake’s future."