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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.
The original and the bestbritishlad | May 12, 2013 | See all britishlad's reviews »
This game was excellent in it's day. The combat was fantastic, The AI was amazing the story is interesting and it gripped me as I played the game. This should of been an amazing and successful franchaise but sadly the game spawn two poor expansion packs and two very average sequels.
I never once lost interest while playing at all which actually tends to happen to me a lot playing today's games. It has it's spooky moments as well if you're looking for that fear factor, trust me on that one and If you're looking for a freaky spook game that involves hardcore FPS then this is pretty much what you're looking for. You won't be fighting demons in this though, mainly just soldiers that sort of resemble half-life enemies in a way. Can't really judge it's graphics due to it's age, so I'll just say that it gets the job done for what it tries to do though the environments are bland and repetitive (prepare to see lots of warehouses and office buildings!)
Definitely worth a try if you love first person shooters
DisappointingLaudes | May 4, 2013 | See all Laudes's reviews »
I'm not the biggest fan of horror games, however I did enjoy playing F.E.A.R 2, and I picked this game up aswell as the third game on some sale. This game was just disappointing for me, I can see why others like it. Atleast if they like it because of the nostalgia feel it gives them, having not played this game when it was initially released, I don't really find any reason to play this. As someone else stated before me, this game feels dated. It wasn't scary for me, mostly just creepy and annoying, I couldn't wait for the game to end. I like the second game more then this one, and that might be because that one is newer, and nothing actually scared me in this game.
F.e.a.r....The perfect shooterjimsteryo2 | May 3, 2013 | See all jimsteryo2's reviews »
One of the few games I actually enjoyed playing. This is a great example of a perfect game. The ai's are so great. When they spot you, they don't stay in one spot and fight you, rather they spread out. In this game, you can't expect to come out of a gun fight without a scratch, which is due to the amazing ai's. The ai's react to your flashlight and even footseps. The slo-mo is the most memorable part of this game though. The atmosphere keeps you on the edge of your seat at all times due to the enemies and cheesy jump scares. The choice of guns you get in the game are great and it would leave anyone satisfied. Probably the best game ever, everyone should play this game at least once in their life.
Still One Of The Best Shooters Out Therejwh2189 | April 13, 2013 | See all jwh2189's reviews »
Monolith have proven themselves as masters of atmosphere since the likes of AVP2 and Condemned: Criminal Origins. Now comes 2005's F.E.A.R., an action shooter with horror which doesn't disappoint.
Like I said, it's all about the atmosphere and boy does this game immerse you, you've never felt quite so nervous being crouched in a darkened office complex listening to recorded phone messages or crawling through a vent hoping to God something doesn't jump out at you.
Then of course we have the shooting as this is an FPS, which is also top-notch, even putting some more current generation titles to shame, it really presents a thrilling and cinematic experience through the use of slow-motion, just so you can see the intricacies of a replica soldier being torn to shreds by your devastating shotgun or hearing and seeing the crunches and blood misting from firing automatic weapons into the heads of your foes. Each of the weapons feels different too and offers variety in the combat, you're never going to want to pass-up the penetrator though (firing large metal stakes which can impale your enemies into walls).
You've probably heard about this game's artificial intelligence (AI) and I've still yet to see a shooter which does it better 8 years later. Enemies will constantly try to flank your position, even if it means taking long routes to do so, there's frequent radio chatter from them relevant to what is happening, they'll spot your flashlight, move on formation and pretty much anything else to ruin your day. The only problem is that your slo-mo ability really hinders seeing this AI in action because of the advantage it provides you in combat.
One of the only other flaws in the game is the enemy variety, there's a few humanoid and robotic types along with some supernatural later, but nothing which significantly mixes up the combat.
This is still one of the best first person shooters I've ever played and would recommend it any day of the week, play it at night however for maximum effect.
A shooter gemonewinged90 | April 13, 2013 | See all onewinged90's reviews »
Yes the game is 8 years old now, yes some may complain about the graphics of the game being too dated or bland. But until now no games could beat the action paranormal horror of this game. The textures may be old in today's standards, but I can't deny that the lighting, which is the highlight of the game really brings out the superb atmosphere of this game. While the game is mainly focused on the usage of slow-mo ability, you will tend to find yourself using it too much while in combat, which may take away the experience of a first person shooter game. The game's AI is great, enemies will try to surround and flank you strategically.
Back in the day there were no emphasis on re-generative health, like most modern shooters do so health kits are your best friend. Martial art kicks are cool compared to the "standardised" knife takedowns which normal shooters have.There is an option to upgrade your slow-mo's maximum capacity, so make sure you explore every where.
The stages of the game tend to alternate between shoot and kill stage and horror stage. Shoot and kill is where mainly the action is all about, you kill soldiers that get in your way. Horror stage is, well, where you are scared sh*tless and scream like a girl.
Want to know who Alma is, the little girl who constantly haunts you? Play the game to find out.