2023 has been a great year for horror survival fans with games like Resident Evil 4 Remake and Dead Space Remake released this year and looks like another story rich and immersing AAA horror game will be delivered very soon. Remedy‘s highly anticipated and long awaited Alan Wake 2 is set to launch tomorrow, October 27. With fans having waited over a decade for a sequel to the original title, the critical reaction to the game has begun to surface, and the early reviews are showering the game with praise.
IGN gave Alan Wake 2 a glowing review, scoring it at 9/10. Tristan Ogilvie from IGN declared that the sequel is a “superb survival horror” that surpasses its cult-classic predecessor, making the original game seem like “little more than a rough first draft by comparison.”
GamesHub rated the game a perfect 5/5 and described it as “mad in its approach,” with a gripping storyline filled with fascinating and horrifying elements. Leah J. Williams praised the game for its clever storytelling and the way it lodges itself inside players’ heads.
VGC, another highly regarded gaming outlet, also gave Alan Wake 2 a perfect score of 5/5, labeling it as “massively confident” and “groundbreaking.” Jordan Middler from VGC noted that while the shooting aspect may not be stellar, the game shines in its horror thriller narrative.
The Guardian, with a rating of 4/5, called the game a “thoroughly entertaining blend of detective procedural and narrative weirdness,” while GamesRadar, also rating it 5/5, commented on the unique pacing of the game, highlighting that it offers an adventure “quite unlike any other.”
At the time of writing, Alan Wake 2 has an 89% critics’ recommended score and an 89 top critic average on OpenCritic. It is also sitting comfortably at a score of 88/100 on Metacritic. The scores and averages are subject to change as the number of reviews increases.
The critical reception for Alan Wake 2 has been overwhelmingly positive and the long wait for Alan Wake 2 appears to be well worth it, and fans of the series and horror game enthusiasts alike can look forward to a thrilling and immersive experience when the game launches on October 27. The game will be available on PC, Xbox Series X|S, and PlayStation 5, with prices set at $60 for consoles and $50 for the digital-only version on PC.
The game will be available exclusively on the Epic Games Store for PC users. What are your thoughts about this news? Let us know in the comments section below.