• Welcome to TechPowerUp Forums, Guest! Please check out our forum guidelines for info related to our community.

Alan Wake for PC Earns Back Investment in 48 Hours


Editor & Senior Moderator
Staff member
Oct 9, 2007
34,519 (9.18/day)
Hyderabad, India
System Name MRE-grade Potato
Processor Intel Core i7-4770K
Motherboard ASUS Z97-A
Cooling Xigmatek Aegir CPU Cooler
Memory 2x 8GB Kingston HyperX Beast DDR3-1866
Video Card(s) 2x ZOTAC GeForce GTX 970
Storage ADATA SU800 512GB + Intel SSD320 120GB + Patriot WildFire 120GB
Display(s) Samsung U28D590 28-inch 4K UHD
Case Cooler Master CM690 1st Gen
Audio Device(s) Creative Sound Blaster Recon3D PCIe
Power Supply Corsair HX850W
Mouse Razer Abyssus
Keyboard Microsoft Sidewinder X4
Software Windows 10 Pro
In what is a tight slap in the face of those who even question the future of PC gaming, Alan Wake, which was launched for the PC platform years after its console launch, is reported to have earned back Remedy's development and marketing costs of the game's venture to the PC platform within the first 48 hours of sales on Steam. "We made it a priority to create the best PC version of the game we possibly could, as opposed to a sloppy port we ourselves would hate to play, and judging by the amount of encouragement and positive feedback that has been pouring in, that's really paid off!" said CEO Matias Myllyrinne in a thank you note to the game's fans. "Rest assured that we are still listening to your requests and will maintain efforts to make necessary updates to the build now that it's been released," he added. The game is also reported to be also available via Origin, soon.

Sources: GamesIndustry.biz, The Verge
Oct 2, 2004
12,616 (2.59/day)
System Name Dark Silence 2
Processor Intel Core i7 5820K @ 4.5 GHz (1.15V)
Motherboard MSI X99A Gaming 7
Cooling Cooler Master Nepton 120XL
Memory 32 GB DDR4 Kingston HyperX Fury 2400 MHz @ 2666 MHz
Video Card(s) AORUS GeForce GTX 1080Ti 11GB (2000/11100)
Storage Samsung 850 Pro 2TB SSD (3D V-NAND)
Display(s) ASUS VG248QE 144Hz 1ms (DisplayPort)
Case Corsair Carbide 330R Titanium
Audio Device(s) Creative Sound BlasterX AE-5 + Altec Lansing MX5021 (HiFi capacitors and OPAMP upgrade)
Power Supply BeQuiet! Dark Power Pro 11 750W
Mouse Logitech G502 Proteus Spectrum
Keyboard Cherry Stream XT Black
Software Windows 10 Pro 64-bit (Fall Creators Update)
So much for thrashing us, PC gamers as ungrateful bastards. PC platform is not dead and we still buy plenty of games. I just think developers should get their plans to a more realistic level. They just expect every junk to sell in million numbers. Things don't work that way.
Oct 30, 2008
1,538 (0.46/day)
System Name Lailalo / Edelweiss
Processor FX 8320 @ 4.5Ghz / i7 3610QM @2.3-3.2Ghz
Motherboard ASrock 990FX Extreme 4 / Lenovo Y580
Cooling Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus / Big hunk of copper
Memory 16GB Samsung 30nm DDR3 1600+ / 8GB Hyundai DDR3 1600
Video Card(s) XFX R9 390 / GTX 660M 2GB
Storage Seagate 3TB/1TB + OCZ Synapse 64GB SSD Cache / Western Digital 1TB 7200RPM
Display(s) LG Ultrawide 29in @ 2560x1080 / Lenovo 15.6 @ 1920x1080
Case Coolermaster Storm Sniper / Lenovo Y580
Audio Device(s) Asus Xonar DG / Whatever Lenovo used
Power Supply Antec Truepower Blue 750W + Thermaltake 5.25in 250W / Big Power Brick
Software Windows 10 Pro / Windows 10 Home
Well the price wasn't outrageous. That went a long way to making it do so well on PC. $30 on Steam...heck that is a fantastic deal for a new PC release. Almost tempted me into buying it too had my account not been so low right now. Oh well, future Steam sale for sure!

Hope this shuts up some of those devs harping on PC.
Sep 15, 2011
4,411 (1.90/day)
Processor Intel Core i7 3770k @ 4.3GHz
Motherboard Asus P8Z77-V LK
Memory 16GB(2x8) DDR3@2133MHz 1.5v Patriot
Video Card(s) MSI GeForce GTX 1080 GAMING X 8G
Storage 59.63GB Samsung SSD 830 + 465.76 GB Samsung SSD 840 EVO + 2TB Hitachi + 300GB Velociraptor HDD
Display(s) Acer Predator X34 3440x1440@100Hz G-Sync
Audio Device(s) Creative X-Fi Titanium PCIe
Power Supply Corsair 850W
Mouse Anker
Software Win 10 Pro - 64bit
Benchmark Scores 30FPS in NFS:Rivals
Yeah, piracy is the best excuse ever if your software is a failure...;)


New Member
Oct 3, 2011
82 (0.04/day)
System Name Movie Maker
Processor Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550 @ 3.40Ghz
Motherboard GA-EP45-DQ6
Cooling OCZ
Memory Corsair Dominator DDR2 8GB (4X2GB) DDR2
Video Card(s) XFX GTX 280 XXX Edition (670Mhz)
Storage WD Caviar Black (2X) 2TB RAID-0 & WD Caviar Green 2TB
Display(s) Samsung T220
Case Gigabyte 3D Aurora
Audio Device(s) Realtek (Integrated)
Power Supply Corsair HX1000
Software Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
Dec 30, 2010
245 (0.09/day)
Is the game any good, how many hours of gameplay could one expect to get out of it? I might look into it now.


Resident Grammar Amender
Feb 21, 2005
6,477 (1.37/day)
System Name BeeR 6
Processor Intel Core i7 3770K*
Motherboard ASUS Maximus V Gene (1155/Z77)
Cooling Corsair H100i
Memory 16GB Samsung Green 1600MHz DDR3**
Video Card(s) 4GB MSI Gaming X RX480
Storage 256GB Samsung 840 Pro SSD
Display(s) 27" Samsung C27F591FDU
Case Fractal Design Arc Mini
Power Supply Corsair HX750W
Software 64bit Microsoft Windows 10 Pro
Benchmark Scores *@ 4.6GHz **@ 2133MHz
Can't wait to play Alan Wake. This was the Core 2 Quad poster boy back in the Q6600 days and I was gaggin' to get my hands on it then. I'll buy this, when I have money. Does anyone have it?
Dec 1, 2006
448 (0.11/day)
That's a game, best suited for console controller and not for keyboard and mouse.
Jun 24, 2011
560 (0.23/day)
System Name Hhumas-PC
Processor Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Extreme CPU X9650 @ 3.00GHz (4 CPUs), ~3.0GHz
Motherboard Asus P5W DH Deluxe
Cooling ZALMAN CNPS 9700 NT 110mm 2 Ball Ultra Quiet
Memory OCZ Platinium 2x2GB
Video Card(s) ZOTAC GeForce GTX 680 2GB 256-bit GDDR5
Storage WD Green 500 GB , WD 500 GB
Display(s) Dell U2410F
Case Casecom
Audio Device(s) Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium Fatal1ty Pro
Power Supply Corsair HX1000
Software Windows 7 Ultimate 32 Bit
didn't hear about that game ... will give it a try after watching its game play from youtube
Dec 6, 2005
9,998 (2.26/day)
Manchester, NH
System Name Working on it ;)
Processor I7-4790K
Motherboard MSI Z97 U3 Plus
Cooling Be Quiet Pure Rock Air
Memory 16GB 4x4 G.Skill CAS9 2133 Sniper
Video Card(s) Power Color RD Vega 64 Reference
Storage Samsung EVO 500GB / 8 Different WDs / NAS with 2x2Tb WD Black
Display(s) 34" LG 34CB88-P 21:9 Curved UltraWide QHD (3440*1440)
Case Rosewill Challenger
Audio Device(s) Onboard + HD HDMI
Power Supply Corsair HX750 (love it)
Mouse Logitech G5
Keyboard Logitech G710 Blue / G610 Orion Red
Software Win 7 Pro
Mar 5, 2009
207 (0.06/day)
Western NC
System Name dell beast
Processor dual Xeon x5675
Motherboard dell t7500
Cooling stock
Memory 36gb ecc ddr3
Video Card(s) quadro 4000
Storage 2x100gb hp ssd
Display(s) asus 23.8" 1080p
Case t7500
Audio Device(s) some old sound blaster
Power Supply 1200watt dell
Mouse logitech
Keyboard logitech
Software win10x64
That's a game, best suited for console controller and not for keyboard and mouse.
thats not a bad thing, my gaming pc is hooked up to my tv in the living room, and a lot of games i play (minus fps's) are played with my 360 controller with wireless adapter...very very nice for gaming :)
Mar 2, 2009
5,026 (1.55/day)
Processor Intel Core i7
Motherboard MSI P67
Cooling Cooler Master
Memory Kingston
Video Card(s) temporarily Palit (formerly Inno 3D)
Storage Seagate
Display(s) Acer 23"
Case Thermaltake
Audio Device(s) onboard
Power Supply FSP 700W
Software Windows 7
Doesn't matter, PC gamers are still thieves, crooks, pirates, burglars, etc. - TheMailMan78


Served 5k and counting ...
Mar 17, 2007
19,666 (4.96/day)
Youngstown, OH
System Name Gamer :Server and Android BuildBox
Processor i7 3930k: Xeon e5-2660
Motherboard MSI X79A-GD45 Plus : Generic
Cooling Liqid cooled: CM 212+
Memory Klevv Neo 2x4Gb 1866 @ 1600 CL9 : 2x8Gb Vengeance 1600 cl9
Video Card(s) EVGA GTX 950 SC : XFX R5 220
Storage HGST 2TB + 480GB OCZ Trion 150 : Seagate 1TB SSHD + WD 3TB + 2x HGST 2TB
Display(s) ViewSonic VX2457-MHD 23.6" : headless
Case DIYPC D480-W White Window : Bitfenix Comrade
Audio Device(s) nVidia HDMI : Onboard
Power Supply EVGA 500b : Tt 775W Modular
Software Windows 7 Ultimate+Manjaro 16.06: Ubuntu Server 16.10
Same question here, I'd like to hear impressions.
didn't hear about that game ... will give it a try after watching its game play from youtube
Is the game any good, how many hours of gameplay could one expect to get out of it? I might look into it now.
That's a game, best suited for console controller and not for keyboard and mouse.
Played it a little on 360; decent game but don't see a high level of replayability. As far as how many hours, couldn't tell you. It was on my cousins 360 and will DEFINITELY purchase the game come Friday or Saturday.

Controls could be very well adapted for keyboard/mouse. All that it is, 3rd person view like Dead Space.
Feb 22, 2012
123 (0.06/day)
I bought two Copy's. I got one my self, and one for a buddy of my. The game is great, and was great on the 360. On the PC it looks and runs so much better, but I highly recommend turning off the lights and getting a pair of headphones for it. My system spec's are as follows

i7 2600k @4.8ghz
Corsair DDR3 1600mhz 16gb
Gigabyte Z68 UD4
Evga GTX570 @940mhz

I know my system is pretty tweaked for performance, but I see no reason why a mid range GTX460 system could not run this game smooth as silk. Single player is about 10-12 hours long if you take in the game by not play rushing it and actually exploring it. Also, there are a lot of Easter eggs to be found. Anyway if you guys got any other questions message me on steam Forsaken1kills.

Jun 17, 2007
7,326 (1.89/day)
C:\Program Files (x86)\Aphexdreamer\
System Name Unknown
Processor AMD Bulldozer FX8320 @ 4.4Ghz
Motherboard Asus Crosshair V
Cooling XSPC Raystorm 750 EX240 for CPU
Memory 8 GB CORSAIR Vengeance Red DDR3 RAM 1922mhz (10-11-9-27)
Video Card(s) XFX R9 290
Storage Samsung SSD 254GB and Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s
Display(s) AOC 23" @ 1920x1080 + Asus 27" 1440p
Case HAF X
Audio Device(s) X Fi Titanium 5.1 Surround Sound
Power Supply 750 Watt PP&C Silencer Black
Software Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit
I posted this a while back in the Alan Wake Thread, this is what I had to say then I'll say it now as well.

I think its like this, you can have a million people buy the game for $60 each or 2 million+ people buying the game for $30 each.

I believe it turns out you are more likely to earn profits with the latter than the former. I'm not an economist or anything but this is what I see. Most games heavily pirated are Single Player games especially on PC. They have no online check and they are usually just a play once or twice game. To think they sold well, means they did something right. I believe what they did right was A. Not release an entirely crappy console port and B. Priced it right and included the DLC.
Jun 3, 2007
22,432 (5.77/day)
'Merica. The Great SOUTH!
System Name TheMailbox 5.0 / The Mailbox 4.5
Processor RYZEN 1700X / Intel i7 2600k @ 4.2GHz
Motherboard Fatal1ty X370 Gaming K4 / Gigabyte Z77X-UP5 TH Intel LGA 1155
Cooling MasterLiquid PRO 280 / Scythe Katana 4
Memory ADATA RGB 16GB DDR4 2666 16-16-16-39 / G.SKILL Sniper Series 16GB DDR3 1866: 9-9-9-24
Video Card(s) MSI 1080 "Duke" with 8Gb of RAM. Boost Clock 1847 MHz / ASUS 780ti
Storage 256Gb M4 SSD / 128Gb Agelity 4 SSD , 500Gb WD (7200)
Display(s) LG 29" Class 21:9 UltraWide® IPS LED Monitor 2560 x 1080 / Dell 27"
Case Cooler Master MASTERBOX 5t / Cooler Master 922 HAF
Audio Device(s) Realtek ALC1220 Audio Codec / SupremeFX X-Fi with Bose Companion 2 speakers.
Power Supply Seasonic FOCUS Plus Series SSR-750PX 750W Platinum / SeaSonic X Series X650 Gold
Mouse SteelSeries Sensei (RAW) / Logitech G5
Keyboard Razer BlackWidow / Logitech (Unknown)
Software Windows 10 Pro (64-bit)
Benchmark Scores Benching is for bitches.


New Member
Apr 20, 2005
46 (0.01/day)
So much for thrashing us, PC gamers as ungrateful bastards. PC platform is not dead and we still buy plenty of games. I just think developers should get their plans to a more realistic level. They just expect every junk to sell in million numbers. Things don't work that way.
ne se jebat kje te najdem :toast:
Jan 11, 2005
1,097 (0.23/day)
66 feet from the ground
System Name 2nd AMD puppy
Processor Phenom II x4 BE 970-3.6 Ghz
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3
Cooling Cooler Master Hyper TX2
Memory 16 Gb DDR3:8GB Kingston HyperX Beast + 8Gb G.Skill Sniper(by courtesy of tabascosauz &TPU)
Video Card(s) MSI HD6850 Cyclone;860/1100 Mhz
Storage SSD-840 pro 128 Gb;Seagate 500Gb;WD-1Tb
Display(s) Samsung 2032BW
Audio Device(s) Audigy SE with Logitech Z-5500
Power Supply Cooleer Master RP M520
Mouse Razer copperhead / Gamdias zeus (by courtesy of sneekypeet & TPU)
Keyboard MS Sidewinder x4
Software win7 64bit sp1
Benchmark Scores irrelevant for me
played the pc version and the best is to play when you're alone;u can raise the volume without scaring the family;despite the port i must say it was one of the best horror games i played till now.

i expect the next part...
Aug 17, 2009
2,553 (0.83/day)
United States
System Name Aluminum Mallard
Processor Intel i7 940
Motherboard ASUS Rampage III: Gene
Cooling Noctua C-12P
Memory 6GB Corsair Dominator DDR3
Video Card(s) ASUS HD5870
Storage OCZ Vertex 2 60GB SSD, 2 x Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 in RAID0
Display(s) HP w2338h
Case Corsair 700D
Audio Device(s) On Board
Power Supply Corsair TX850
Software Win7 Ult 64 bit
Benchmark Scores 31 FPS in Dalaran.
I'd also like to point out that it's self published by Remedy, even though it uses the cutscenes from the Xbox version. It says it's published by Microsoft in the intro cutscene, but does not require Games for Windows Live.