Alan Wake vs Deadly Premonition – 12 startling similarities

One of 2010’s best horror games has a disturbing amount in common with its best-worst

Above: Separated at birth?

Obviously, the two games were released too close together for one to have actually inspired the other – Deadly Premonition came out in February, Alan Wake in May – but that only makes their similarities weirder. How is it that a game hailed as one of 2010’s smartest could have so much in common with one of its stupidest? How could a game that’s been in development since the PS2 era share traits with a game that looks like it was released during the PS2 era? We’re not sure. All we know is that…


After graduating from college in 2000 with a BA in journalism, I worked for five years as a copy editor, page designer and videogame-review columnist at a couple of mid-sized newspapers you've never heard of. My column eventually got me a freelancing gig with GMR magazine, which folded a few months later. I was hired on full-time by GamesRadar in late 2005, and have since been paid actual money to write silly articles about lovable blobs.
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