For fans that have not played the series, the Remastered version is the perfect place to start. While the sequel may not have aged well, it still is worth looking up the events and giving it a try.
For fans that have played it, Remedy finally regained the rights to the Alan Wake franchise in 2019. Due to the official launch of Remedy Connected Universes and the cross-over made from Control: AWE, it’s good to track back and play Control and Quantum Break. There are small hints given in Quantum Break that connects to the Alan Wake universe, furthering the connection between the three games.
For those who have not played the two games, Quantum Break is an action-adventure third-person shooter; and Control is also an action-adventure game. Remedy Entertainment developed both games and they are available on new and last generation platforms.