This is the timeline of all major events in the Alan Wake universe.
- Bright Falls is founded.
- Tor Anderson is born.
- Odin Anderson is born.
- Barbara Jagger is born.
- Cynthia Weaver is born.
- Emil Hartman is born.
- Barbara Jagger falls into Cauldron Lake and drowns.
- Rusty is born.
- Alan Wake is born.
- Alice Wake is born.
- Alan Wake releases The Sudden Stop.
- Alan Wake goes on "The Harry Garret Show".
- Jake Fischer arrives in Bright Falls.
- Jake Fischer meets Emil Hartman for the first time.
- Jake begins to experience weird visions.
- Sam Smith disappears.
- A body bag is found in Cauldron Lake only for Jake to escape from it alive.
- Ellen Adams disappears.
- Jake Fischer disappears.
- Alan and Alice Wake arrive at Bright Falls.
- Alice Wake is dragged down into Cauldron Lake.
- Alan Wake starts writing Departure.
- Alan Wake wakes up in a crashed car and cannot remember the week before.
- Alan finds manuscript pages of Departure, that he can't remember writing.
- Alan makes his way to a gas station and calls the police.
- Alan receives a call from a "kidnapper" claiming he has Alan's wife.
- Alan and Barry rent a cabin from Rusty.
- Rusty becomes Taken.
- Ben Mott demands the completed Departure manuscript, to which Alan has 2 days to complete.
- Rose Marigold is touched by The Dark Presence.
- Rose contacts Alan regarding the lost manuscript pages.
- Alan and Barry arrive at Rose's trailer and are drugged.
- Paul Randolph believes Rose is in trouble and contacts the police.
- Alan heads to the Coal Mine to meet Mott.
- Ben Mott is killed by The Dark Presence
- Alan Wake is taken to Cauldron Lake Lodge.
- Alan wakes up in Cauldron Lake Lodge.
- A storm starts at the Lodge.
- The patients at the Lodge escape.
- Emil Hartman is assumed killed by The Dark Presence.
- Alan Wake and Barry Wheeler escape the Lodge.
- Alan Wake sees what happened on the day of his arrival in a dream.
- Alan and Barry are arrested by Agent Nightingale.
- Agent Robert Nightingale is taken by The Dark Presence.
- Alan meets Cynthia Weaver at the power plant.
- Alan obtains the Cicker.
- Alan makes his way back to Cauldron Lake.
- Alan activates the clicker in the hole in Barbara's chest.
- Deerfest ends.
- Alan appears in a video entitled "RETURN" on the campus of Riverport University in Riverport, Massachusetts during a protest (Quantum Break).
- One of Alan's manuscript pages appears in the Oldest House in New York City and is classified by the Federal Bureau of Control as an Altered Item (Control).
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