Alan Wake is a psychological action thriller, a unique new take in the world of gaming. The game is set in an idyllic all-American small town and its surroundings in the state of Washington. Alan Wake, the game's protagonist, is a bestselling horror writer, who writes a novel about his darkest nightmares. In the game, those nightmares come true.
The game environment is a massive, open world for the players to explore. The game design is mission based with the player as the driving force behind the action. Combining intense and cinematic storytelling with player freedom, Alan Wake focuses to deliver a deep and immersive single player experience.