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Alan Wake II

Critics Consensus (Play It)

Remedy has outdone itself. Alan Wake 2’s combat can feel somewhat tedious, but its incredible graphics, memorable characters, amazing atmosphere, and a dark story make this a remarkable experience that was well worth the 13 year wait.

Game Info

A string of ritualistic murders threatens Bright Falls, a small-town community surrounded by Pacific Northwest wilderness. Saga Anderson, an accomplished FBI agent with a reputation for solving impossible cases arrives to investigate the murders. Anderson’s case spirals into a nightmare when she discovers pages of a horror story that starts to come true around her. Alan Wake, a lost writer trapped in a nightmare beyond our world, writes a dark story in an attempt to shape the reality around him and escape his prison. With a dark horror hunting him, Wake is trying to retain his sanity and beat the devil at his own game. Anderson and Wake are two heroes on two desperate journeys in two separate realities, connected at heart in ways neither of them can understand: reflecting each other, echoing each other, and affecting the worlds around them. Fueled by the horror story, supernatural darkness invades Bright Falls, corrupting the locals and threatening the loved ones of both Anderson and Wake. Light is their weapon—and their safe haven — against the darkness they face. Trapped in a sinister horror story where there are only victims and monsters, can they break out to be the heroes they need to be?

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Total Reviews: 74

Game of the Year (2023), Best Shooter (2023), Nom: Best Action Adventure (2023), Editors' Choice

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42% of scored reviews fell within the range of 86 to 92 / 100

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RATING & REVIEWS

Ratings & Reviews

74

Critic Reviews

89

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CRITIC REVIEWS

All reviews are from professional critics. Learn more about the critics VSG aggregates.

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Median Score

90%

Low Score

50%
What did you think of Alan Wake II?
Player Reviews1 Votes
9.9
Alexis Patiño (Atomix)
October 26, 2023
87/100

Alan Wake II is the sequel we were waiting for. Unfortunately, it took thirteen years to find out what happened next in this story. The technological advancement is impressive, the graphics, the music, and the sound are stunning, and it couldn’t have been released in a better season.

Francesco De Meo (Wccftech)
October 26, 2023
9/10

With its excellent trippy horror story, memorable characters, amazing atmosphere, and some of the best visuals in gaming to date, Alan Wake II is a game like few others and Remedy Entertainment’s best. It took 13 years for the acclaimed writer to come back, but the long wait was worth it. We could have hardly wished for a better sequel, despite the derivative survival horror gameplay holding the experience back a bit.

J.R. Waugh (AOTF)
October 26, 2023
4.5/5 stars

Everything, down to the puzzles, feels appropriately placed. That’s before even acknowledging the gorgeous cast of actors involved in the project and the truly compelling story that unfolds for Alan as well as Saga, who each gain an interesting presence in Bright Falls and the world beyond. It doesn’t feel like the most satisfying combat, and it’s rather easy to beat, but this is also exactly what I wanted and more from an Alan Wake sequel. It is also the best original horror game of 2023 by a wide margin, and a damn fine video game overall.

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Awards & Recognition

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Game of the Year (2023)
Best Shooter (2023)
Nom: Best Action Adventure (2023)

Alan Wake II Credits

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DIRECTOR(S):

Sam Lake, Kyle Rowley

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Petri Alanko

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