Alan Wake 2: How Long To Beat [Answered]

Learn everything about how long it takes to beat Alan Wake 2 for both average and completionist time playthroughs.

Alan Wake 2 features two playable characters, each with their own set of chapters and collectibles. Depending on how much time you spend on different aspects, the gameplay time will vary. So, you’d want to know how long it takes to beat Alan Wake 2.

Key Takeaways
  • Alan Wake 2 takes around 14 hours to beat for an average playthrough.
  • For 100% completion, Alan Wake 2’s playtime clocks around 20 hours or more.
  • Elements like exploration, puzzles, and collectibles factor into the overall playtime.
  • There are 19 chapters in Alan Wake 2: 10 for Saga Anderson and 9 for Alan Wake.

How Long To Beat Alan Wake 2

Main Menu Screen
Alan Wake 2 Main Menu Screen [Image By Me]
According to Remedy’s Creative Director Sam Lake, Alan Wake 2 takes around 20 hours to beat. On HowLongToBeat, the Main Story playtime is listed as around 14 hours based on 6 polls. So there obviously some sort of variation based on how slow you take the experience, how much puzzles and exploration you delve into, and how long it takes to finish combat encounters. But based on the data:

Important: Alan Wake 2 should take around 14 to 20 hours to beat, depending on the playstyle.

On the other hand, if you are going for the 100% completionist route and exploring every nook and cranny, Alan Wake 2 will take more than 20 hours or more to complete.

Of course, stuff like difficulty will also factor into this, and for more on how each difficulty affects the gameplay, I recommend reading Alan Wake 2 Difficulty Settings guide by Atik Yonus.

Missions And Side Content

mind place
Saga Anderson’s Mind Place [Image By Me]
I have played Alan Wake 2 halfway through, and I discovered tons of collectibles, pages, and little environmental details. There are a lot of pages, signs, and messages you can find lying around that provide important context for happenings of the world. So, taking in each and every little detail will increase the playtime. 

Below are some of the side collectibles you can find in Alan Wake 2:

  • Alex Casey Lunchboxes.
  • Codes and combinations
  • Cult Stashes
  • Lunch Boxes
  • Nursery Rhymes Dolls 
  • Nursery Rhyme Puzzles
  • Charms
  • Koskela Brother Commercials
  • Writer’s Journey Videos
  • Optional Weapons

Alan Wake 2 is comprised of 19 missions. 10 of which take place on Saga’s side, while the other 9 are on Alan’s side. For more details on the list of chapters and their names, I recommend going through our guide on the list of missions and chapters in Alan Wake 2.

This concludes my guide on how long to beat Alan Wake 2. For more on Alan Wake, consider checking out my guide on the list of voice actors that feature in Alan Wake 2. Also I recommend checking our Ayyon’s guide on best PC settings for High FPS in Alan Wake 2.


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Syed Hamid Ali Shah

Hamid Ali is a Guides Writer & Editor on eXputer, who also occasionally covers Game Codes. He is a huge Doom fanatic and loves to melt his stress away in titles such as God of War games and Elden Ring. With a Bachelor's degree in Journalism, Hamid’s been writing and updating about the majority of games for several years. Hamid's gaming experience can be verified on his Steam profile, where he has spent more than 250+ hours playing Elden Ring. Experience: 3+ Years || Education: Bachelors in Journalism || Published 150+ Guides 

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