Review

Review: Alan Wake Remastered shines a new light on an old friend

Remedy’s dingy delight is rare remaster that earns its keep

Creative director
Sam Lake
Key Credits
Mikael Kasurinen (Designer)

An uneven action experience gets by on a huge amount of charm and a gorgeous visual treatment that more than holds its own ten years later.

  • Flashy (and flashbang-y) combat has never looked better
  • A love letter to pulpy thriller writing
  • Not Remedy’s greatest combat system
  • Cutscenes not consistent with the rest of the remaster
4 / 5
Version tested
PlayStation 5
Review: Alan Wake Remastered shines a new light on an old friend
Creative director
Sam Lake
Key Credits
Mikael Kasurinen (Designer)

An uneven action experience gets by on a huge amount of charm and a gorgeous visual treatment that more than holds its own ten years later.

  • Flashy (and flashbang-y) combat has never looked better
  • A love letter to pulpy thriller writing
  • Not Remedy’s greatest combat system
  • Cutscenes not consistent with the rest of the remaster
4 / 5
Version tested
PlayStation 5