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Alan Wake Remastered review video shows the graphical improvements on PS5 and Xbox Series X/S

The light and shadow effects in Alan Wake Remastered obviously look better than in the Xbox 360 original (Image: Remedy Entertainment)
The light and shadow effects in Alan Wake Remastered obviously look better than in the Xbox 360 original (Image: Remedy Entertainment)
The classic game from the Xbox 360 era looks significantly better in higher resolutions on modern consoles, which is why Alan Wake Remastered is a worthy title with only a few flaws according to a review by Digital Foundry.
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Alan Wake Remastered (from US$29 on Amazon) launched last week on PC, PS4, PlayStation 5 and Xbox One and Series X/S consoles, and since gamers are mostly spending their hard-earned money for the graphical improvements of such a remaster, Digital Foundry has now put Alan Wake Remastered through its paces and released a tech review video of the new game.

In the aforementioned video, it becomes quite clear that the visual jump from the Xbox 360 original to current next-gen consoles is quite significant. Alan Wake Remastered features higher resolution textures, improved lighting and shadow effects as well as overhauled character models for which modern shader effects have been utilized. On PS5 and Xbox Series X, the remaster is rendered at a resolution of 1440p while mostly maintaining 60fps. The PlayStation 5 version of Alan Wake Remastered appears to be dropping a few more frames here and there, but in comparison to the Xbox version there is no screen tearing thanks to activated V-Sync.

It was already known since the official announcement that Alan Wake Remastered would include both DLCs The Writer and The Signal, but the standalone add-on Alan Wake's American Nightmare is unfortunately missing from the remaster. The game also lacks some modern features like HDR and raytracing support. Overall, Alan Wake Remastered is still a worthy remake of one of the great games of the Xbox 360 era. For all technical details on the game, please refer to Digital Foundry's tech review video that is embedded below.

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Enrico Frahn, 2021-10-12 (Update: 2021-10-12)