Alan Wake Wiki

As Alan Wake 2 has now launched, be wary of major spoilers of the game. It is recommended you play the game before browsing the wiki.


Alan Wake Wiki
Alan Wake Wiki

Light Sensitive Text appears throughout Alan Wake and Alan Wake 2, and is only visible when in light.


Cast your beam across rocks and walls to find helpful markings left by a fellow traveller. Some markings indicate the best directions to travel, while others point you to weapons and supply caches or clues to the mystery you are facing.

Known Messages[]

Sometimes there are messages written on walls of tips, hints or things written to others. Below are some of the known messages.

  • The Taken are filled with darkness.
  • Trust no one in the dark.
  • Rule #1: Never go out at night.
  • Rule #2: Keep the lights on.
  • I curse you Thomas Zane.
  • You talk to me on TV.
  • Tom.
  • The darkness control the Taken.
  • Don't trust Emil.