Alan Wake's American Nightmare for Xbox 360
Xbox 360

Alan Wake's American Nightmare

Feb 22, 2012
443rd of 1221

Trailer, Gameplay, & Screenshots

About this game

Developer: Remedy Entertainment
Content Rating: Teen


In this brand new standalone experience, Alan Wake fights the herald of darkness, the evil Mr. Scratch! A thrilling new storyline, hordes of creepy enemies, serious firepower and beautiful Arizona locations, combined with a challenging new game mode make this a compelling additional chapter for Alan Wake veterans, and the perfect jumping on point for new players! Play the full-fledged Story Mode, and you'll be on the edge of your seat as you fight to stop your murderous evil double to take back your life ... and change reality itself! But there's more to this nightmare -- in the action-packed Arcade Mode, you'll need to master the Fight with Light mechanic to stay alive until dawn and beat your friends on the Leaderboards. Can you survive until sunrise?

Gamer Reviews

23284 Reviews
0 review
Jan 5, 2022

The best i will say about this game is that it was ok.

The gameplay is about the same as the original AW game so nothing new there except it had better weapons.

The story is a bit dull and it can get confusing if you haven’t already played the original game either so nothing interesting there.

In other words it was a ok game but not one i will play again for a long time.



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Feb 26, 2020

Aggregate Gamer Reviews

Critic Reviews

31 Reviews
Andrew ReinerFeb 20, 2012
I didn’t feel as connected to Alan’s world or story, which were the main draws for me in the first game, but the gameplay is streamlined and improved in this sequel. American Nightmare is not quite as gripping of an experience, but I certainly got my mystery-laden, flashlight-burning fun out of it.
Trevor HoustonFeb 22, 2012
As it stands now, there is nothing like it on the Xbox LIVE Arcade and overall it is a very good game. The combat is enjoyable, the varied enemies offer up a decent challenge, the visuals are slick, and the sound is solid. That being said, the story can come across as a jumbled mess and the character development is simply not there. At the end of the day American Nightmare was a great experience it is one that has me looking forward to perhaps a true sequel.
Nick AkermanFeb 20, 2012
Whilst ambitious, the promise in Alan Wake's American Nightmare never materialises. The elementary combat system is entertaining, but ultimately overshadowed by a hopelessly contrived plot. Mr Scratch's presence could have been something special, and it's regrettable that his performance is throwaway. As with the rest of the game, a lack of cohesion and clear thought from Remedy ensures American Nightmare feels like a missed opportunity.

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