F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin (NA)
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"With F.E.A.R. 2, Monolith has crafted a solid follow-up to F.E.A.R." - IGN
A routine assignment to locate the president of Armacham Technology Corporation in connection with an unfolding hostage crisis turns into a desperate battle for survival after an explosion decimates the city and unleashes Alma Wade, the terrifying supernatural menace at the center of Armacham’s highly classified Project Origin. As Alma’s power swells out of control, special forces Sgt. Michael Becket and his squad must battle through an apocalyptic landscape of shattered buildings and buckled streets in search of clues for how to destroy her. The more Becket learns about Armacham’s secret experiments and reckless agenda, the more he begins to suspect that he’s somehow linked to the crisis and may be the only one capable of averting total disaster.
Deployed just minutes before the blast triggered by the original F.E.A.R. team, assume the role of Special Forces Sgt. Michael Becket as your routine mission quickly turns into a fight for survival against the wrath of Alma Wade. As Alma’s terrifying power surges out of control, your squad is forced to battle through an apocalyptic landscape in search of clues for how to destroy her!
Strategic environmental combat opportunities available to both you and your enemies
Slow time using your character’s enhanced reflexes
In your face close-quarter action in a variety of indoor and outdoor environments
Battle all-new enemies that employ advanced combat tactics
Test your nerves and face your FEARS as you battle new characters and unravel a terrifying mystery
Utilize the world interaction enhancements to create instant cover or remove obstacles
Play with and against friends in multiplayer competition
Enhanced graphics engine takes action horror to new heights through enhanced visuals and effects
Enemies behave realistically and use the environment against you through vastly enhanced enemy Artificial Intelligence
Maintains the authenticity of the Alma storyline and players will know this is the only place to continue the saga
A Great Game, almost Worthy as the Original GameTheForgery | June 17, 2015 | See all TheForgery's reviews »
An action-horror game that is still faithful to the original F.E.A.R. unlike the ill-fated third sequel. Even if you are not the Point Man, you are still haunted by Alma, the vengeful spirit that plagued everyone in the first game. The game takes place in a new setting (in a canon fashion), right before and after the Point Man from the first game initiates a catastrophic explosion to stop Alma (which did not work). Micheal Becket is the person whom players control, part of a Delta Force attachment sent to do a simple VIP extraction mission. It all goes down straight to hell and within the ruins of the former city of Fairport. Now, gifted with slow-mo after being abducted, Becket must survive from the Replica forces and Alma's pursing grasp. As such, the atmosphere is suitably dreary, dark, and suspenseful. At the first playthrough, it is hard to determine if there's an armed opponent or an apparition waiting for you to approach. The environment is literally a playground for players to fight in and destroy any enemy in their way. Combat is very solid, and fast paced, just like the first game, and numerous enemies are present. There's nothing else to elaborate further as the intense fighting speaks for itself. The one major con was the quick time events. One of them even absorbed the potential to have an entertaining boss fight and they tend to become very annoying especially when Alma increases her psychic attacks. As such, F.E.A.R. 2 could be much better without it. While this is not as good as the first F.E.A.R. game, it still much better than the 3rd game which is definitely not lore-friendly whatsoever. A rating of C+ to a B- is my choice.
Stick around for this oneMadDemon64 | May 22, 2015 | See all MadDemon64's reviews »
Just like its predecessor, F.E.A.R. 2 is a scary military shooter that is far superior than most shooters currently available. Some of its charm is lost due to the fact that part of what made F.E.A.R. so charming was its uniqueness at the time, it is still an enjoyable experience. Everything you love from F.E.A.R. is back in F.E.A.R. 2. Chilling atmosphere that scares you more than most “horror” games these days, non-regenerating health, an excellent story, and much more all come back for the second game. While F.E.A.R. 2 might not be as scary as F.E.A.R., again that is likely due to the fact that F.E.A.R. already scared us and hardened our nerves in preparation of F.E.A.R. 2. F.E.A.R. 2 looks far more impressive than F.E.A.R., but is still just as terrifying and just as satisfying to play.