6 games like Alan Wake 2 if you want the nightmares to continue

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6 Compelling Games That Capture the Horror of Alan Wake 2

Alan Wake 2 is a unique horror game that delves into the complexities of the human mind. While there are few games in the genre that explore this aspect, the success of the original Alan Wake game has inspired others to push the boundaries and create terrifying experiences. If you’re looking to continue the nightmarish journey beyond Alan Wake 2, here are some games that you should consider.

The Evil Within

Borrowing elements from classic horror franchise Resident Evil and incorporating psychological storytelling similar to Alan Wake, The Evil Within offers a thrilling experience. This game stands out as one of the best creations from Bethesda, immersing players in constant fear and uncertainty. Like Alan Wake 2, The Evil Within presents an atmosphere where you can’t trust anything or anyone, creating an intense and terrifying gameplay experience.

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Although Control may not be as scary as Alan Wake, it draws inspiration from the title and offers a heavy dose of psychological elements. The fear in Control stems from the uncertainty of your surroundings, as the game constantly challenges your perception of reality. Remedy Entertainment has crafted a strange and unsettling atmosphere reminiscent of Alan Wake, where you’re never quite sure what awaits you next.

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Screenshot: Remedy Entertainment

Bioshock Infinite

Bioshock Infinite may have a bright and vibrant aesthetic, but this only amplifies the underlying horror elements. Similar to Alan Wake, the fear in Bioshock Infinite lies in the narrative and the way it manipulates your perception of reality. The game seamlessly transitions from being a conventional shooter with supernatural powers to an experience where you question everything. This psychological twist is a hallmark of the horror genre, and Alan Wake fans are sure to appreciate it.

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Dead Space (Remake)

Dead Space holds a special place in the horror game genre, and the upcoming remake promises to deliver a terrifying experience. While the game may appear to be a gory mess on the surface, it cleverly uses psychological tactics to instill fear. The mind games protagonist Issac Clarke experiences throughout his journey mirror the psychological elements in Alan Wake, making Dead Space an excellent choice for those seeking a character-driven horror experience.

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Alien: Isolation

Alien: Isolation immerses players in a relentless and terrifying space survival horror experience. Unlike Dead Space, where you gain some control as you progress, Alien: Isolation constantly puts you on the edge. The game’s AI adapts to your actions, leaving you in a state of constant fear and vulnerability. The atmospheric uneasiness of the game, similar to the world of Alan Wake, keeps players engaged and anxious throughout their journey.

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Resident Evil 4 (Remake)

Considered one of the best horror games of all time, Resident Evil 4 and its upcoming remake offer nonstop scares and intense gameplay. While the fear in Alan Wake is more subtle and unpredictable, Resident Evil 4 bombards players with constant terror. The level of fear is cranked up to the maximum, keeping players on edge from start to finish. Both games excel in different ways, but they share the ability to deliver unforgettable horror experiences.

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Alan Wake 2 is now available on the Epic Games store.