How Long to Beat: Alan Wake 2

Muhibul Alam Chowdhury
By Muhibul Alam Chowdhury
3 Min Read
Credit: Remedy Entertainment

How much time you’ll need for a full playthrough of Alan Wake 2? Keep reading to find out!

Alan Wake 2 is a psychological survival horror game and the direct sequel to the original cult classic released in 2010. It is set 13 years after the events of the original and sees Alan Wake trapped in the Dark Place with no memory of how he got there.

Alongside the titular character, you will also take control of Saga Anderson, an FBI agent, who arrives in Bright Falls, where Alan was last seen, to investigate a series of murders.

The story follows these two characters in two separate but connected realities as they both come to terms with their pasts and try to save the world from an ancient evil.

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Each character has two separate sets of chapters. Furthermore, you will be able to switch between the two frequently throughout your playthrough.

The two characters give different perspectives on the story. They also have different gameplay experiences, with Saga’s being more investigative and Alan’s more combat-focused.

Within its main story, Alan Wake 2 also features a plethora of collectibles and puzzles for you to solve as both Alan Wake and Saga Anderson.

This guide focuses on how long it will take you to beat Alan Wake 2. Furthermore, it looks at how long it will take you to 100% it.

How Long is Alan Wake 2

Including the opening chapter, Alan Wake and Saga Anderson have a combined 18 chapters between the two of them.

How Long is Alan Wake 2
Credit: Remedy Entertainment

Saga’s story takes place in the real world, where she investigates strange occurrences by collecting evidence, tracking clues, etc.

Alan’s story follows him trying to escape the Dark Place. Furthermore, both of these stories overlap, and one’s journey affects the other’s.

Focusing solely on the main objectives, it will take you around 18-20 hours to complete a playthrough.

However, it will take around 25-30 hours if you want to 100% the game. It consists of collecting collectibles and solving additional puzzles. These collectibles include:

  • 22 Cult Stashes
  • 21 Lunch Boxes
  • 13 Nursery Rhyme Dolls
  • 17 Nursery Rhyme Puzzles
  • 18 Charms, 6 Koskela Brother Commercials
  • 8 Writer’s Journey Videos
  • 8 Weapons

If you decide to go for a completionist run, make sure to search for every collectible in a chapter. If you move on with a chapter before doing so, you’ll have to play it all over again to collect the item you missed.

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Muhibul Alam Chowdhury is a Guide writer at GameRiv.