Alan Wake 2

Video Game • 2023 • Horror  

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This video game contains 27 potentially triggering events.
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Does the dog die?
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leggywormy
Not really dogs, there are mutated wolves that attack you though, starting chapter 3
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Unanswered Triggers
Is there eye mutilation?
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leggywormy
Not really. It's mentioned that dogs get lost in the forest sometimes but they are not left there on purpose.
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Is an animal sad?
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leggywormy
While I'm sure the mentioned dogs that got lost in the forest or the animals that got their heads hung up on walls around the town were sad, we did not actively see any animals in distress so far (Chapter 1 and 2, I will update)
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Does someone self harm?
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Are rabbits harmed?
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Does a head get squashed?
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MovieWatcher10
Very mild. In some of the commercials, they talk about increased libido and a float in shapes "they can't show at home". But nothing is explicit.
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Are there fat jokes?
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MovieWatcher10
I don't recall any. But in a email it's revealed Barry from the first game has lost a lot of weight.
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Is there audio gore?
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MovieWatcher10
Audio gore when you shoot Taken or when you get shot/sliced by their weapons.
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Is there finger/toe mutilation?
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Abandonment
Is a child abandoned by a parent?
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Abuse
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MovieWatcher10
No, only minor bitter talk about two people's ex-wives.
*SPOILER* Alice Wake has nightmares about Scratch stalking/intimidating her in visions.
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Is a woman brutalized for spectacle?
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Is someone abused with a belt?
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Is a child abused?
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Addiction
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Andymonium
One of the first Echoes has a character describe their drinking problem
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Animal
Were animals harmed in the making?
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Does a horse die?
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Does an animal die?
(besides a dog, cat or horse)
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MovieWatcher10
There are Taken wolves that you can kill.
There's a mention of a moose mascot dying but we don't see the actual death. There is a moose skull that must be obtained to proceed in a level.
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Are animals abused?
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Andymonium
The game opens on a close-up of a dead deer's head half-submerged in the lake
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Does a cat die?
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theficus
No cats in this game.
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Does a pet die?
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leggywormy
It's mentioned that dogs get lost in the forest sometimes and often never found or found dead but none of it is seen
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Does a dragon die?
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MovieWatcher10
No dragons.
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No alligators or crocodiles.
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Are there sharks?
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MovieWatcher10
No sharks present in the game.
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Are there bugs?
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leggywormy
Some bugs or moths fly around here and there bc it's a forest but no close-ups.
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Assault
Is there pedophilia?
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Is rape mentioned?
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leggywormy
Pretty close to the beginning
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Is someone sexually assaulted?
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Bodily Harm
Is there genital trauma/mutilation?
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Is someone tortured?
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MovieWatcher10
Alan is mentally tortured and tormented.
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MovieWatcher10
A character's blurry shadow jumps off a building. You don't see any body or anything, though.
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Is someone stabbed?
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MovieWatcher10
The player can be stabbed/sliced by Taken.

In the Nightless Night movie, a character is stabbed to death. The stabbing is shown, but not the knife inside the body. There is a lot of blood on the character's face.
In the movie there's also the mention of a character stabbing his own brother to death.

In Coffee World you can find lore on the Huotari well that also involves a character stabbing another character to death.
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leggywormy
Someone gets their heart cut out of their chest close to the beginning. The body and the heart itself will be shown several times after that.
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Children
Is a minor sexualized?
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Death
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theficus
Kinda. In the original ending it’s heavily implied that a major character has sacrificed themselves. The NG+ “Final Draft” ending changes/clarifies this to show that the character didn’t die after all.
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Does someone die?
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leggywormy
Yes but don't worry, they'll be back :D
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Family
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MovieWatcher10
*SPOILER* Someone's brother dies on-screen.
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Fear
Are there jumpscares?
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leggywormy
The main character has visions that appear very suddenly on screan every now and then.
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leggywormy
Kind of, yes. Basically all the antagonists.
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leggywormy
A lake and a swampy forest are the main areas the game takes place at as especially the lake plays an important role for the story.
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Are there mannequins?
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Gross
Does someone vomit?
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MovieWatcher10
In the Nightless Night short movie (Alan's section) a character vomits and there's a close-up shot of his vomit on the ground for a few seconds (timestamp: 11:58)

It happens when the character is shirtless and crouching around.
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Is there on-screen pooping?
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Large-scale Violence
Are there 9/11 depictions?
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Law Enforcement
Is there copaganda?
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MovieWatcher10
One of the main protagonists is Saga, an FBI agent who's partnered with FBI agent Alex Casey. In Alan Wake's section, there are many Alex Casey posters.

*SPOILERY* There are two deputies who are portrayed as corrupt and inept at their job.
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MovieWatcher10
In the beginning some people are interrogated by the FBI as witnesses of a crime.

Later on in the game, a few characters are imprisoned.
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LGBTQ+
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MovieWatcher10
No trans characters in this game.
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Mental Health
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Yonah
Alan and other characters can be read as suffering from varying degrees of ptsd
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Yonah
Spoilers:
The dichotomy of Alan and Mr. Scratch COULD be interpreted as Alan having an “evil alter”, but that’s sort of a stretch
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clubtail
Towards the end of the game (spoilers) it looks like Alice Wake killed herself out of grief but it's revealed she faked it. We do see a series of photographs where it appears she walks off a cliff into a lake. That is real, the lake just leads to The Dark Place and we never see the impact, or lack there of.
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MovieWatcher10
Constant questioning of whether something is reality of fiction. People also have the power to make fiction reality. This is a heavy main theme of the game.
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MovieWatcher10
Alan experiences several. One is shown on a TV screen.
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Andymonium
There's a brief scene showing Alan with what looks like a gunshot wound in the center of his forehead, it's unclear whether it's self-inflicted
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Noxious
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Andymonium
Several of the full-screen jump-scares come with sudden, loud audio distortions
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Is there screaming?
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Sibelos
Uses of f**k and sh*t.
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leggywormy
You use a flashlight as kind of a weapon.
The main character's visions appear suddenly and flickering on screen for a split second ever now and then.
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Pregnancy
Is a baby stillborn?
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Is there childbirth?
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Are there abortions?
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Does someone miscarry?
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Prejudice
Are there homophobic slurs?
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Are there "Man in a dress" jokes?
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Are there n-words?
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MovieWatcher10
No, but two deputies say racist things about the black lead character. Claiming that she protects two other black characters because "they stick to their kind".
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Race
Is there blackface?
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Sex
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leggywormy
You start the game with a guy emerging from a lake, completely naked. While you only see him from the back at the beginning you later will also see everything else.
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Is there bestiality?
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Does someone lose their virginity?
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Are there incestuous relationships?
National Sexual Assault Hotline 800.656.4673
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Sexism
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Social
Are there anti-abortion themes?
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Spoiler
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theficus
There is a mid-credit scene that is missable if you skip the credits. It happens a few minutes into the first set of credits.
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Yonah
The first run of the game has a bittersweet ending at best, NG+/the final draft recontextualises some of it but it’s not necessarily a happy ending as it still leaves some elements that are yet to be resolved
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Violence
Is there a nuclear explosion?
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Is there blood/gore?
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MovieWatcher10
There's much more gore and blood in the sequel than the original AW.
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Does someone drown?
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MovieWatcher10
The first boss has a bloated body due to being underwater for a long time.
There's a news article stating that a child drowned. Whether it's real or not, is left ambiguous so far.
One boss level involves a person who had previously drowned (you can also find their drowned body in the bathtub earlier on)
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leggywormy
Guns are your main weapons so
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