Alan Wake 2 Review - Alternative Magazine Online

With its incredible visuals and sound (including music from returning composer Petri Alanko), stellar acting, emotional story, gut-wrenching twists and turns and satisfying gameplay, Alan Wake 2 is an uncanny masterpiece that will be talked about in reverent tones for years to come. Being lost in a never-ending night has never been so much fun.

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Marcello123d ago

I absolutely love this game. Great mix of Silent Hill, X-Files & True Detective & directed by David Lynch. Awesome.

MartyMcFly88123d ago

Thanks for commenting - that's a great way to describe it. I'd add Stephen King to the mix too!

Marcello123d ago

Yeah i forgot to mention the King. :)

cooperdnizzle122d ago

No not really scary.. but it has its moments with jump scares.

It is however one really really great game!

Julion0715122d ago

@cooper thanks for the response. I like scary games but I’m more into watching someone play em than me actually playing it myself If that make sense lmao

MartyMcFly88121d ago

For what it's worth, I found Alan Wake 2 manageable even though it has a fair few jump scares. It's scary, but the story is compelling enough to push past the fear!

Julion0715121d ago

Appreciate the help I will pull the trigger and get it


Alan Wake 2 Benchmark & PC Optimized Settings

With path-traced diffuse lighting and reflections even the mighty RTX 4090 can't hit 60 FPS at 4K without frame generation.

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One Alan Wake 2 Detail Sticks Out Like a Sore Thumb

Alan Wake 2 is set in 2023, yet in Bright Falls and the Dark Place, there's a recurring element that feels somewhat anachronistic.

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jznrpg22d ago

The thing that sticks out for me is no physical copy still

isarai22d ago (Edited 22d ago )

A haunted 4k OLED doesn't quite hit the same. Analog horror is a genre for a reason, they matry much better than digital and horror. Like which sounds better, a haunted VHS or a haunted PDF

toxic-inferno22d ago

You're spot on. Plus, having old technology is world-building. It immediately makes you question (even subconsciously) why an old television still exists there. It adds character and background in a subtle way. It is unsettling for the player, and attracts their attention in the best possible way because something about it isn't right.


Remedy: Alan Wake 2 Has Recouped Most of the Investment; We Plan Regular Sequels for AW, Control

Remedy revealed that Alan Wake 2 has recouped most of the investment made by Epic. They also talked about more regular sequels for their IPs.

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got_dam26d ago

Damn. I was hoping this would happen faster. Control were both fantastic, albeit flawed. Hoping for more. I know he said they are planning sequels, but its hard to get investors and publishers on board when they don't see quick returns.

Friendlygamer26d ago (Edited 26d ago )

For how much people talk about this title you would think it was a much bigger success. Popularity doesn't equal quality and vice versa tho

ravens5226d ago

Are they gonna keep their head up their ass and continue with the digital only bs

Jingsing26d ago

Probably, They've always been a greedy studio to the point of making bad decisions and losing money.