8 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 a new dark adventure with a number of scares.

Alan Wake is a unique action adventure horror experience that combines a strong storyline, unique mechanics and shooting together to create a true thriller experience. First released in 2010 the original Alan Wake game was remastered in 2021 and follows the adventures of Alan Wake, a best selling criminal fiction author plagued with writer's block. To break his mental struggles and potentially unlock his writing potential Alan and his wife Alice take a holiday to a small town where events quickly turn sinister.

This journey in Alan Wake combines adventure, survival and horror mechanics together with players constantly tailed by an unknown dark force. By combining traditional fire arms with the power of light in Alan Wake you can deal with this dark threat and advance through the high cinematic story that is expanded through optional exploration. This careful exploration also allows players to utilise the various environment light sources to combat the dark enemies of Alan Wake alongside their primary flashlight light source.

The games like Alan Wake on this page offer other games with strong stories and settings that have horror or thriller elements that require the player to defend themselves with various mechanics.
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Metro 2033

Metro 2033 is a first person shooter with survival horror elements that explores a post-apocalyptic setting of nuclear war with the Moscow metro tunnels serving as an area of relative safely from the mutated humans and animals. Based on a novel of the same name players embark on a story of survival against all odds that has you scavenging for every piece of equipment while fighting and learning more about the history of the world that now lies destroyed in front of you. Metro 2033 takes players ...[Read Review]

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The Evil Within

The Evil Within (known asPyscho 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 if you wish to have any hope to survive. Released in 2014 (with a 2017 sequel) the game challenges the main protagonist with a world of dark distortions, nightmares and mutated creatures that is explored in third person. Requiring you to overcome these enemies and even boss variants you...[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 with a story of mystery in an open world environment that encourages you to explore and collect clues while you investigate the disappearance of Ethan following a brutal murder. Originally for Windows the Redux game version expanded the list of available platforms alongside graphic enhancements and some minor gameplay tweaks. The Vanishing of Ethan Carter follows the adventure of Paul Prospero who specialises in paranorma...[Read Review]

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Until Dawn

Until Dawn is a PlayStation exclusive addition to the interactive drama genre which features a number of survival horror elements. Promising a twist filled adventure with many key decisions left to the players will encounter a number of distinct characters that each have their own personalities to explore while also dealing with the impacts of the butterfly effect. Alongside these story elements players will use the third person camera perspective to identify clue s in the environment that can h...[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 mechanics into the experience. Delivering a strong horror atmosphere Condemned: Criminal Origins has received strong praise from genre fans for bringing fresh perspective and ideas into what was a stale genre at the time of release. Condemned: Criminal Origins takes place in a fictional city and puts you in the shoes of Ethan Thomas, a crime scene expert working for the FBI who get...[Read Review]

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Dead Space 3

It’s time to put an end to the Necromorph virus in the third and final game in the Dead Space main series that continues to explore your fight against this invasive and horrific foe. Released in 2013 players will once again be assuming the role of Isaac Clarke through a third person perspective as you fight your way through a range of scares and the unique limb based combat. Set in the same universe as the past games players will find themselves in the 26th century where the human race experimen...[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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