17 Games Like Alan Wake

Games Like Alan Wake Our collection of games like Alan Wake features other survival horror games with shooting elements for gamers wanting more scares.

Alan Wake is a unique horror experience that combines a strong storyline, unique mechanics and shooting together to create a true thriller experience.

The games story is one of the best features of the game and was designed to be reminiscent of a thriller television show or film. Exploring the mental struggles of Alan Wake, a popular thriller novelist you’ve got an interesting adventure ahead.

The journey in Alan Wake isn’t just a horror one it’s also about survival as you are constantly tailed by a dark force. By combining the power of light and fire arms in Alan Wake you can deal with this threat and make it to the next chapter and beyond. This unique mixture of action and high cinematic value has made Alan Wake a very popular and unique game.

The games like Alan Wake on this page offer other games with strong stories and settings that have horror or thriller elements. In addition to immersing you into their game worlds the games here also involve plenty of shooter elements that allow you to defend yourself and give the experience more action elements.
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Dead Space

Dead Space is about as scary as it gets in the survival horror genre with a dark third person shooter experience available on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and Windows. In Dead Space players will be jumping into the role of Isaac Clarke, an engineer onboard a mining starship. The game takes place far into the future (2414) as you explore the USG Ishimura after a distress signal had you coming to their rescue. The problem is that there is nobody left to rescue on the ship and after a failed docking att...[Read Review]

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Metro 2033

Metro 2033 is a first person shooter with survival horror elements developed for Windows and the Xbox 360 by 4A Games. The game was released in March 2010 with a sequel (Metro: Last Light) released in May 2013. The game takes place in a post-apocalyptic setting similar to that of the Fallout series except that the game takes place in and around the Moscow subway rather than a massive open world. In Metro 2033 players take on the role of Artyrom one of the first people to be born in the subway af...[Read Review]

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The Evil Within

The Evil Within (Pyscho Break in Japan) takes the survival horror genre into a whole new gruesome level with a third person adventure requiring you to scavenge for suppliers and pick your fights carefully to survive. Players step into the game world as Sebastian Castellanos a veteran detective for the police as he is haunted by a cloaked figure with a variety of powers. As the story unfolds you’ll experience a psychological thriller that deals primarily with the human psyche. While weapons are a...[Read Review]

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Call of Cthulhu: Dark Corners of the Earth

Call of Cthulhu: Dark Corners of the Earth brings you a survival horror experience for your Xbox or PC. The game was developed by Headfirst Productions and released in 2005. The story for the game draws heavily from several novels written by H. P. Lovecraft. Call of Cthulhu combines first person shooting and a number of stealth gameplay elements to offer a horror story that has players choosing the right times to fight for their life or hide in the shadows. While the setting and characters for t...[Read Review]

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Metro: Last Light

If you prefer your shooters with a horror element then Metro: Last Light will be sure to entertain while giving you a scare through strange enemies and the additional survival elements. The game world of Metro: Last Light has been carefully crafted in the process with some amazing realism to bring you in deeply to the story and setting. Serving as a sequel to Metro 2033 players with experience in the original will pick up on the little subtle nods between the two titles. This is made more import...[Read Review]

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The Vanishing of Ethan Carter

Horror and adventure are blended together in The Vanishing of Ethan Carter, a story of mystery in an open world environment that encourages you to explore and collect clues. Released for Windows and PlayStation 4 the game follows investigator Paul Prospero who has a knack for the paranormal. After reaching a fan letter from a pre-teen Ethan Carter he decides to visit his small town of Red Creek Valley, finding it has been abandoned for years and the Carter family house recently burned down with ...[Read Review]

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Silent Hill: Downpour

Silent Hill: Downpour makes number 8 in this long running survival horror franchise, it’s a game that makes lots of steps to revive the series with some hitting the mark and a few missing. Starting on the outskirts of Silent Hill this all to familiar setting has been redone to offer a new level of atmospheric experience. You’ll find less fog than usual, better use of weather effects and plenty of monsters waiting for you as the standard exploration and puzzle elements of the game tak...[Read Review]

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Until Dawn

Until Dawn is a PlayStation 4 exclusive addition to the interactive drama genre. With survival and horror elements the game promises a twist filled adventure with many key decisions left in the players hand. Following the story of eight trapped friends in a remote mountain location things quickly take a turn for the worst when all signs lead to them not being alone. With tensions at an all time high and fear taking hold the decisions in front of you can literally mean the difference between life...[Read Review]

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Condemned 2: Bloodshot

Condemned 2: Bloodshot is one of the few psychological games to be available on the console platform (Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3). The game launched in 2009 and is a sequel to the original released in 2005. Condemned 2 has significant violent and horrorifying content making it the perfect game for fans of the horror genre. In Condemned 2 you will again take on the role of Ethan Thomas with the game taking place around a year after the events of the original Condemned game. Since the events of th...[Read Review]

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Condemned: Criminal Origins

Condemned: Criminal Origins is a horror video game for your Xbox 360 and PC that also blends in some detective game aspects. The game delivers a really good horror atmosphere and brought plenty of fresh ideas into a stale genre at the time. The game takes place in a fictional city and puts you in the shoes of Ethan Thomas, a crime scene expert working for the FBI who gets framed for a series of murders. In order to clear your name and capture the real culprit of these crimes you’ll have to adven...[Read Review]

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Dead Space 2

Want to fight off the Necromorphs once more? Dead Space 2 lets you return to the shoes of Isaac Clarke and once again dismember your enemies in all sorts of ways. Unlike the original Dead Space players can now team up with friends in a multiplayer game mode. Dead Space 2 takes place several years after the events of the original as a new outbreak of the Necromorphs is taking place on a space station currently in orbit of Saturn’s moon. Players join the fight after they wake up without memory of ...[Read Review]

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Resident Evil: Revelations

Resident Evil: Revelations is a survival horror experience developed for the Nintendo 3DS that has since been ported over to other popular platforms. It’s a game with plenty of horror that will also have you exploring a great atmosphere, tackling puzzles and generally just scrounging for items. It’s a Resident Evil game that returns to the roots of the franchise with a mixture of puzzles, action and exploration not seen since the early games. Story wise the game is set after Resident Evil 4 and ...[Read Review]

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Dead Space 3

It’s time to put an end to the Necromorph virus in this game in the Dead Space series. Just like the previous games you’ll be assuming the role of Isaac Clarke through a third person perspective as you fight your way through the horrific Neocromorphs. In Dead Space 3 players will try to track down their girlfriend from the past, Ellie Langford. This journey takes place on the icy world of Tau Volantis which is scattered with two hundred year old ruins of the civilisation that once called this pl...[Read Review]

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Deadly Premonition

Deadly Premonition rolls open world gameplay, horror and even comedy into a single ball of interesting to create an adventure that is borderline insane. The game originally released on Xbox 360 in 2010 and saw a Director’s Cut for the PlayStation 3 and Windows released in 2013 after the game attracted a cult following online creating demand for the game to be delivered on alternative platforms. This same following was likely the reason behind the games port to Nintendo Switch in 2019. Part of th...[Read Review]

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Darkness Within: In Pursuit of Loath Nolder

Darkness Within: In Pursuit of Loath Nolder is sure to send chills down your spine as you attempt to solve an eerie murder in this first person horror adventure. The game was released in late 2007 and is only available on the Windows platform. In the game you get to assume the role of Howard E. Loreid, a police detective who has recently been passed an interesting and peculiar case. The case involves the murder of Clark Field, a well off man who was deeply involved in the supernatural powers of ...[Read Review]

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Darkness Within 2: The Dark Lineage

Darkness Within 2: The Dark Lineage was released in 2010 and offers a real thriller of a video game with great 3D game environments. The game mixes mystery, thriller and some horror elements to create an always on edge experience. The game draws inspiration from the horror writings of H.P. Lovecraft to deliver a well written and paced horror experience that fans of the genre will be immersed in. The game is published by Iceberg Interactive and was picked up after the publisher of the original ga...[Read Review]

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F.E.A.R. 3

If you are looking for an FPS game that will leave you unable to sleep at night then F.E.A.R. 3 is your perfect game. The game combines solid first person shooter mechanics with a psychological style of horror. F.E.A.R. 3 has been generally well received by the gaming community for offering a great shooter experience and some unique multiplayer game modes. F.E.A.R. 3 was released in 2011 with development headed by Day 1 Studios and is available across all major platforms (PC, PlayStation 3 and X...[Read Review]

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