American Nightmare offers more action and less atmosphere than the original game, but it is still a compelling addition to the series. With only three locations to explore it lacks the depth of the first game, but the story is still very interesting. It is important to remember that this is not a sequel, but a bite sized addition to the Alan Wake saga.
Gameplay: A more action oriented approach than the original game.
Graphics: Good but the wide open areas makes it less creepy.
Sound: Overall good, but some of the voice acting could have been better