Alan Wake

Video Game • 2010 • Horror  

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Does the dog die?
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ThrowawaySeven
In addition to the previous comment, a dog named Toby is mentioned to have run away and been killed in an optional collectible document.
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Were animals harmed in the making?
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Is an animal abandoned?
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Is there bestiality?
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Is an animal sad?
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thenumbereleven
A scene where an injured dog receives treatment from a vet. The dog later dies off-screen.
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thenumbereleven
A television in chapter one contains footage of a character shooting himself to demonstrate a scientific theory. Viewing it is not required to progress.
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Is a woman brutalized for spectacle?
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Is rape mentioned?
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Are rabbits harmed?
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Are there transphobic slurs?
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Abuse
Is someone stalked?
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AIS_Sona_v0198
Alan finds himself being stalked on several occasions by a variety of random characters such as Ben Mott, Emil Hartman, Barbara Jagger, and even "himself" through a series of televised messages originating from "The Bottom of The Lake".
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MovieWatcher10
No, only mild fighting between a couple but it never escalates.
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ThrowawaySeven
A doctor attempts to convince the protagonist that the supernatural occurrences around them are not real and instead are the product of a schizophrenic episode. Under a literal interpretation of the game's plot, it is revealed that the doctor is lying to the protagonist to manipulate him into staying at his clinic.
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Is a child abused?
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Addiction
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Is there addiction?
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AIS_Sona_v0198
Alan is prone to both Insomnia and alcohol fueled behavior issues which set a turbulence to his marriage with Alice. These behaviors are indicated in the Alan Wake DLC "The Signal". Alan also becomes heavily drunk with his agent Barry on Moonshine during the game.
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Animal
Does a horse die?
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Does an animal die?
(besides a dog, cat or horse)
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Skullboye
An uncommon enemy in the game is a flock of birds. You use light to kill them, and they disintegrate in mid-air, dying.
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Are animals abused?
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Is there a dead animal?
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Does a cat die?
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Does a pet die?
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Does a dragon die?
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Are there spiders?
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Are there snakes?
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Are there bugs?
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Assault
Is there pedophilia?
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Is someone sexually assaulted?
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Bodily Harm
Is there shaving/cutting?
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Lizt
Breathing sounds after/while running, might be distressing.
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Is there cannibalism?
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thenumbereleven
A flaregun can be fired at enemies. If it connects, they quickly disintegrate.
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Is someone buried alive?
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Is there amputation?
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Does a head get squashed?
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Is there a hanging?
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Are any teeth damaged?
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noob1n8or
Alan falls unconscious a few times.
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Does someone break a bone?
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Does someone have a seizure?
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Is there genital trauma/mutilation?
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Is there finger/toe mutilation?
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Is someone tortured?
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Not in the story, but the playable character can in several locations
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Is there eye mutilation?
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Is there excessive gore?
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Children
Does a kid die?
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Is a minor sexualized?
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Disability
Is the r-slur used?
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Family
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Anonymous
Kinda? It's complicated. Alice is spirited away by a malevolent supernatural force, at least.
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Does a parent die?
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Does someone cheat?
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Is a child's toy destroyed?
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Fear
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AIS_Sona_v0198
Several minor jumpscares occur throughout combat and exploration. Only one major jumpscare happens in the pre-rendered cutscenes where the ghost of Barbara Jagger spontaneously teleports close to the frame and stares directly towards the player.
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Is someone possessed?
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Anonymous
Most of the enemies are possessed by the eldritch force of darkness dwelling at the bottom of the lake.
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Are there ghosts?
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AIS_Sona_v0198
The Darkness, while being mostly manifested as a form of possession, projects through the ghost of Barbara Jagger. Another ghostly entity, operating against "The Dark", is a former poet gone by the name of Thomas Zane who manifests as a ball of light during the Tutorial Chapter, and later on in the shape of a humanoid heavy diving suit during the late game.
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Are there clowns?
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Yonah
Most of the game revolves around the fictional supernatural Cauldron Lake
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Is there a shower scene?
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Are there mannequins?
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Gross
Does someone wet/soil themselves?
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Does someone vomit?
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ThrowawaySeven
A character makes a retching noise indicating they're vomiting after drinking a large quantity of moonshine the previous night. No vomit is visually depicted.
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Does someone spit?
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Is there audio gore?
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Law Enforcement
Is there copaganda?
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ThrowawaySeven
A sheriff uses a fire department's helicopter without external permission during the events of the game. They unlock and enter multiple private properties without explicit permission given, though it's ambiguous if she had been given prior permission by the property holders.
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Medical
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Lisztomania
No electro therapy but there's a chapter in a power station where Alan can get electrocuted
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Are needles/syringes used?
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Anonymous
The institution in question is a low-security, resort-like place with harmlessly eccentric patients instead of Bedlam House, however.
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Is there a hospital scene?
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Does someone have cancer?
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Mental Health
Does someone self harm?
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ThrowawaySeven
A mentally ill patient hits a nurse over the head with a hammer, knocking her out. This is depicted as a positive occurrence.
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Is there body dysmorphia?
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AIS_Sona_v0198
Alice Wake (Wife of Alan Wake) suffers from progressive Nyctophobia and experiences minor anxiety attacks during the "Flashback" sequences of New York, as well as a major anxiety attack during the opening chapter of the game.
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Is there a claustrophobic scene?
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Does someone have an eating disorder?
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Is there autism specific abuse?
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AIS_Sona_v0198
During a fictional TV Show "Night Springs"; an episode features a mad scientist giving a lecture about his device which affects quantum realities to prevent his death. To prove this; he points a weapon against his head. The machine is disconnected from a power source and the scientist, unknowing to this, proceeds to execute himself in front of the crowd.
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Does a baby cry?
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theficus
A baby can be briefly heard crying at a trailer park
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Is there shakey cam?
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AIS_Sona_v0198
Throughout the game; several police cruisers have their strobe lights active. There are also sequences of power fluctuations within the cities power grid leading to another array of strobe light effects.
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Paranoia
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noob1n8or
Within the context of the story the characters are aware that they are part of a piece of literature the protagonist has written, but they never make reference to being in a video game.
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Pregnancy
Is there childbirth?
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Are there abortions?
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Does someone miscarry?
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Does a pregnant person die?
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Prejudice
Are there fat jokes?
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Does the black guy die first?
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Are there homophobic slurs?
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Are there "Man in a dress" jokes?
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Is there hate speech?
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Does an LGBT person die?
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Are there n-words?
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Sex
Is there sexual content?
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Are there incestuous relationships?
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Spoiler
Is Santa (et al) spoiled?
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AIS_Sona_v0198
Alan's wife Alice is freed from the Darkness after Alan sacrifices himself to finish writing the story. The fate of Alice is not mentioned in any epilogue besides a notion of her being a widow two years later during the events of "American Nightmare" while promoting her new movie "Sunrise".
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Vehicular
Does a car crash?
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AIS_Sona_v0198
During one of the very first chapters; Alan Wake fails to control his car and steers off the road into a canyon below. The player may also crash their car intentionally during segments allowing them to take direct control of a vehicle.
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Does a plane crash?
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AIS_Sona_v0198
Several Police Helicopters are taken down by more physical manifestations of "The Darkness". The protagonist does ride one of the aforementioned helicopters but is not present during the crash.
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ThrowawaySeven
In addition, the player can run over the darkness-possessed enemies with cars. This is encouraged by the gameplay mechanics, as doing so requires no ammunition, unlike most other methods of killing enemies.
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Violence
Is there a nuclear explosion?
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Is there blood/gore?
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AIS_Sona_v0198
Ben Mott, referred to as "The Kidnapper", dies by being torn apart inside a tornado manifested from the Dark Presence. There are also a large number of blood marks all throughout the game where people have been injured and/or killed.
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Does someone drown?
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Anonymous
In the backstory. Barbara Jaeger's drowning spurrs off the plot.
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AIS_Sona_v0198
Alan uses both a Pistol, Shotgun, and a Hunting Rifle to dispatch enemies possessed by the Darkness. The Police also open fire upon Alan during one of the mid-to-late game sequences.
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