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14th May 2018
Alan Wake Eighth Anniversary Giveaway
Win a Copy of Alan Wake on Steam! [ENDED]

Today marks the eight years since Alan Wake launched! Happy Birthday Alan Wake!

Released eight years ago today, Alan Wake was originally an XBOX 360 exclusive title before coming to PC two years later. To coincide with the launch of Quantum Break in 2016, the game was made backwards compatible on the XBOX One, a reveal first teased during E3 2015. While the release wasn't the smoothest, releasing the same day as Rockstar's Red Dead Redemption, it received positive reviews gaining 82% on Metacritic and has become a beloved cult classic in the games industry.

For Remedy fans who have yet to play Alan Wake, this giveaway is for you!



The Prize

The prize is a Steam copy of Alan Wake! The game was removed from stores last May due to the music licensing expiring, but pre-bought codes still can be redeemed and we have one to give away. If you didn't get the opportunity to purchase the game while it was available, this is the perfect chance to get a copy!

(The game was originally purchased on The Humble Store, where a portion of the game's price was donated to Cats Protection UK.)


Official Synopsis for Alan Wake:


When the wife of the best-selling writer Alan Wake disappears on their vacation, his search turns up pages from a thriller he doesn’t even remember writing. A Dark Presence stalks the small town of Bright Falls, pushing Wake to the brink of sanity in his fight to unravel the mystery and save his love.

Presented in the style of a TV series, Alan Wake features the trademark Remedy storytelling and pulse-pounding action sequences. As players dive deeper and deeper into the mystery, they’ll face overwhelming odds, plot twists, and cliffhangers. It’s only by mastering the Fight With Light combat mechanic that they can stay one step ahead of the darkness that spreads across Bright Falls.

With the body of an action game and the mind of a psychological thriller, Alan Wake’s intense atmosphere, deep and multilayered story, and exceptionally tense combat sequences provide players with an entertaining and original gaming experience.


For this competition there will be one (1) winner. (Don't worry we'll be offering more prizes in future competitions and giveaways. So if you don't win in this competition, there will be more chances!) The winning entry will be chosen based on the most personally persuasive argument. The winner will be contacted within one week of the competition finishing.

The competition will end Sunday 20th May 2016 at 18:00 BST (GMT +1).



How To Enter:

To enter the competition, let us know why you would like to win! You can send your answer to us via Facebook, Twitter, or email. For this giveaway there is a maximum of one entry per person.
  1. EMAIL
    You can send us your answer at alanwake.thesuddenstop (at) gmail (dot) com
  2. FACEBOOK
    Write your entry in the comments section of THIS post or as a Private Message.
  3. TWITTER
    Send us your entry as a reply to THIS post or as a Direct Message.



Giveaway Rules
  1. This competition is not sponsored.
  2. A portion of the prize costs have gone to Cats Protection UK.
  3. Maximum of one entry per person.
  4. This is open worldwide, but restrictions may apply on countries with limits on internet competitions.
  5. Entry is free. 
  6. No cash prize alternative will be available.
  7. The prize can not be bought.
  8. You must have a Steam account to enter so that the prize can be sent to you. (Setting up an account is free, and you don't need to have one at the time of entry, but you will need it to play the game.)
  9. A new winner may be picked if the first does not respond to the email after two weeks. Although this is only a last resort after three weeks with reminders and alternative methods of communication e.g. through social media posts.
  10. Competition begins on 14th May 2018 at 20:00 BST (GMT +1) and will end on 20th May at 18:00 BST (GMT +1).
  11. Please note that this is an unofficial competition and is not connected to Remedy, Facebook, Google, Twitter, Steam, Microsoft or THQ Nordic.
  12. There will be 1 (one) winner who will receive a copy of Alan Wake on Steam. The game is rated at +16, and to legally enter, you must be able to play the title.
  13. Entries collected through Facebook follow the rules stated on 23rd August 2013, HERE.
  14. Entries collected through Twitter follow the rules stated in their Guidelines, HERE

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