This is Alan Wake: American Nightmare, the downloadable sequel to Remedy's 2010 narrative game for the Xbox 360. In it, the protagonist author Alan Wake fights against his murderous doppleganger.
Alan Wake Meets His Evil Twin In American Nightmare
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