Alan Wake is simply phenomenal.
Released for the Xbox 360 in 2010 and then Windows PC a couple of years later, it’s a kooky Twin Peaks-esque masterpiece that blends a superb story, a magnificent soundtrack, and solid third-person action-adventure gameplay to create something special that simply everyone should play at some point. It’s that magnificent soundtrack, however, that means unless you buy it soon you may never have the chance to do so. You see, on the 15th May it’s going to be delisted from both the Xbox and Steam store due to expiring music licenses. Possibly never to return. Though, hopefully not.
Remedy tweeted the news today, and I have to say, it came as a bit of a shock. Alan Wake famously didn’t do all that well at launch, but has since gone on to become quite a cult classic that still has legs. People are still crying out for a sequel to be made, desperate to see what happens to the titular troubled writer next. Who knows if one day it’ll happen, but with the first title out of the fold, it doesn’t seem like the chances are good.
The good news is, however, that if you don’t own Alan Wake already, it’ll be available at a 90% discount on Steam starting from tomorrow until it’s delisted on Monday. That means it’ll be less than three of your English pounds or American dollars. In my book, that makes it an absolute steal. Here’s a handy link.
— Remedy Entertainment (@remedygames) May 12, 2017
Unfortunately the game won’t be discounted on the Xbox store as Remedy has no control over the pricing there. Still, if you do have an interest in the title, which is compatible with the Xbox One, I recommend you pick it up while you still can – it’s definitely worth the money. Or you could just pick up a disc copy which will always work just fine and dandy. It’s up to you. Just make sure you don’t miss out on Alan Wake.