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Be the hero in your own cinematic epic of action, tension and terror. A mysterious paramilitary force infiltrates a multi-billion dollar aerospace compound, taking hostages but issuing no demands. The government responds by sending in a Special Forces team only to have them obliterated. Live footage of the massacre shows an inexplicable wave of destruction tearing the soldiers apart. With no other recourse, the elite F.E.A.R. (First Encounter Assault Recon) team is assembled to deal with the extraordinary circumstances. They are given one simple mission: Evaluate the threat and eliminate the intruders at any cost.
F.E.A.R. Extraction Point Extraction Point kicks off where the original game ended – with a bang. As the helicopter which the F.E.A.R. team is on attempts to leave the vicinity, it instead winds up crashing. The F.E.A.R. team is thus forced to seek out an alternate extraction point, all the way battling the now free Alma and her paranormal minions across a destroyed city.
F.E.A.R. Perseus Mandate As the first F.E.A.R. team and Delta Force fight for control of the situation, a second F.E.A.R. team is sent in to shed some light on Armacham Technology Corporation's (ATC) dark past. As a member of a secondary F.E.A.R. team, you are brought in to discover more information regarding the secret project at the ATC facilities. The multiplayer component for this expansion is no longer available.
Excellent Horror ShooterKingTed | Nov. 9, 2014 | See all KingTed's reviews »
F.E.A.R is a FPS with a paranormal twist to its story. You are part of a squad sent to capture or eliminate Paxton Fettel, a cannibal with psychic powers that commands an army of clone soldiers. The maniac wreaked havoc in town and you must stop him at any cost. But Fettel is not the greater evil here. There is also that strange little girl in red that seems to kill everyone and everything that is on her way.
F.E.A.R is divided in two types of situations. Most of the time, you fight Fettel's troops (A task which is quite challenging, thanks to the brilliant AI) while searching informations about the cannibal's location. The rest of the game takes place in calm areas where you will be facing the wrath of Alma, the little girl. Hallucinations, moving furnitures, spooky scenes and jumpscares are to be expected.
F.E.A.R has a great atmosphere, a pretty good story (Though telling it via documents you find on your way was not a good idea) and excellent gameplay and level design.
Scary as HellDelta998 | Oct. 30, 2014 | See all Delta998's reviews »
This was the first horror/shooter game that I have for PS3. And even today I still play it. It has great jump scares, good effects depending on the weapons that you use, and a Bullet-Time effect that's great to use to your advantage. You play as a special forces operative, trying to kill a crazed psycho path, that has telekinetic capabilities. But you also face another kind of threat. A telepathic, creepy, evil, little girl named Alma. And a battalion of telepathic controlled Replica Soldiers. Are you ready to fight as a First Encounter Assault Recon member?
True FPSspectatorx | Oct. 4, 2014 | See all spectatorx's reviews »
Have you ever wondered how is the real FPS game? This is an example of true FPS game. Medkits, collectible boosters which permanently increase your hp or slow-mo ability, no stupid glowing things showing you your target/destination. Interesting, japanese-like horror story. Game is fairly lengthy and has 2 expansion packs (do not put them into one bag with this modern "dlc" things, it is very much unlike these) which add separate singleplayer campaigns. AI is outstanding and still impressive. They can ambush you in way which you will be surprised. Enemies are not sticked to one place, if you will try to escape them they will be running for you through whole level, ambush you and kill from the back. Be aware of hardcore AI. Multiplayer officially is not working anymore but there is unofficial project which let's you still enjoy the game online so you can google for it and give it a try. Also with high resolution screens little subtitles may be a problem but for this also is a fix which you can find on steam guides for this game. Conclusion: if you expect FPS which will bring you nightmares because of awesome AI of enemies and horror themes so First Encounter Assault Recon is the game for you.
Fantastic FPS (Though light on TRUE horror)Shaide | Sept. 29, 2014 | See all Shaide's reviews »
This is a good cinematic FPS! Easily one of the better games I have played! My only real regret is that it took me this long to pick it up and begin playing it!
The game is also LONG! Which is a huge plus in my book, and should be in yours too. You definitely get your moneys worth with this purchase. So, unless you are someone who doesn't have much time to invest into a game, and just want a quick bang-bang, pew-pew experience, then this isn't for you. Stick with the single player CoD campaigns. This one will take several hours unless you just rush through without exploring. I am already 6+ hrs into the game, and I think I am only about halfway through the main campaign, then I still have the 2 included expansion packs to begin!
The game is also challenging, so if you want a game that's a breeze and practically plays it's self, then again! This might not be for you, but if you want a challenge then this game should be in your library.
Now, the game lists it's self as a horror game, and I just do not agree with that assessment. Sure there are a few "gasp moments", but only because the game relies on jump scare tactics, and I don't consider loud noises or quick rushing objects appearing out of nowhere to be horror. To be fair, I believe jump scare tactics might be the only way to cause a fright in a FPS, as real horror comes from escaping and fearing for your life, not gunning down everything in your way in a hail of gunfire.
So, while I don't consider it a "Horror" game, I do consider it an excellent FPS that should be in everyones library!
Spooky shooterObsessor | Sept. 15, 2014 | See all Obsessor's reviews »
Yep! As much as I dislike classic shooters - those with medkits and ammo lying around, FEAR got through to me. I was really hooked into the story. The scares aren't that scary in my opinion. There are few "jumpscares" that can take you unaware and raise your blood preasure a bit.
Overall game impression - very good. Decent graphics(for its time of release), great sounds and music. Good story. All that topped with good FPS experience. A worthwile game. And it comes with two expansions, both of which are pretty long, so you get a lot of play time from this one.