It’s your last chance to buy Alan Wake

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Alan Wake, from Max Payne developer Remedy, was in development for what seemed like forever – finally finding a home on the Xbox 360 five years after it was announced. Years later, it was released on PC as well.

Though it may have had a few broken gameplay elements, if there’s any one thing that Remedy’s impressive survival horror Alan Wake did, it told a story and did it well.

It may have implemented a used trope: the tale of the writer writing his own nightmare – but it worked incredibly well in a videogame setting. Alan Wake delivered intense psychological horror, fear, suspense, panic, and urgency. It also featured the things intrinsic to a good story – wonderful character and plot development. If you haven’t played it, you should, even if it is a little dated.

It’s your last chance though. After today, Alan Wake will be pulled from digital and retail stores. Citing music licensing issues, Remedy has said that today, 15 May, is the last day that you’ll be able to buy Alan Wake. It’ll be yanked from Steam and Xbox Live by today’s end.

If you haven’t picked it up, it’s available on Steam for close to nothing and can be bought (before 7 pm today, local time) for just R 31.90. You can’t buy lunch for that. The collector’s edition will set you back R 35.90, while the full franchise on Steam (which includes Alan Wake’s American Nightmare) is just R40.90.

“If you have not yet played Time Magazine’s 2010 Game of the Year, now is your final chance. Remedy’s Alan Wake is going offline from stores. This is due to the expiration of music license agreements for the game. Alan Wake’s American Nightmare is not affected.

If you already own Alan Wake – like the majority of the gaming population out there – you have nothing to worry about. The game will stay in your library and continue to work for you.”

Last Updated: May 15, 2017

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Geoffrey Tim

Editor. I'm old, grumpy and more than just a little cynical. One day, I found myself in possession of a NES, and a copy of Super Mario Bros 3. It was that game that made me realise that games were more than just toys to idly while away time - they were capable of being masterpieces. I'm here now, looking for more of those masterpieces.

  • VampyreSquirrel

    Got my copy yesterday.

  • Admiral Chief

    I still need to finish them……..damn backlog

  • Peet Luckhoff

    Dont buy it, its crap

    • Yondaime

      Please elaborate and save me R40

      • Original Heretic

        I cannot agree with Peet. It’ll be R40 well spent.
        If you like a game to have a great story, get this.

      • Fox1 – Retro

        One of the best games created.

      • Peet Luckhoff

        I really tried to play it, put 2-3 hours into it, and it was just boring as hell…

  • Original Heretic

    Loved the game. The story hooked me from the word go and never let go.
    I highly recommend it to anyone who has not played it.

  • Avithar

    love this game, still play it on my xb1

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