F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin
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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
very shortdamienjameswebb | Feb. 7, 2014 | See all damienjameswebb's reviews »
this could have easily been an extension of the first game... it was pretty much the same with a few graphical enhancements. the story however was interesting and very scary at times. the add-ons however make this game and allow you to really get into the lore and extend the game quite a lot.
it feels like a very standard fps with military style gameplay. that being said the engine runs very smooth and it is very immersive at times (a little too much at some scary points) the controller support is iffy and is best played with a mouse and keyboard. i would also suggest to play on the hardest difficulty if you can because it makes the gameplay more constant. otherwise you tend to have to wait a while between enemies. other than that, tons of fun and would play it over and over again if i could :D
A good sequelSganotak | Jan. 24, 2014 | See all Sganotak's reviews »
As the name implies, FEAR 2 is an origin story which provides the explanation for the events that took place in the first game. Despite being a continuation of the first game's FEAR 2 offers an entirely different point of view, as you control Michael Beckett, a member of a tactical force that after being assigned with a simple task is starting to encounter mysterious foes and witness paranormal events. The story may feel shallow and boring at first but it gets a lot better as the game progresses.
Gameplay-wise FEAR 2 fixes some rough edges that the first game had and also adds some new features, like a dynamic cover system, which can be used by you or your foes and drivable mechs. It is also a much easier game since you will come across medkits,armor and ammo a lot more often. Use of the slow-mo system is still the most fun way to play the game, and the damage feedback of the various weapons of your arsenal is great. There are also a lot of different foes with various abilities that add a spice of variety to the game
Unfortunately the game's atmosphere isn't that dark and gritty like the first game, but more sci fi. There are still some creepy levels but don't reach the quality of those found in the first FEAR.
The game's also pretty short and it will take you around 6 hours for a run on normal. There's also multiplayer, but I doubt that the community is still active
FEAR 2 is a solid follow-up to FEAR. While it may not be as groundbreaking as it's predecessor, it's still a great and atmospheric horror shooter
Short but excellentSchizofrenic2 | Jan. 2, 2014 | See all Schizofrenic2's reviews »
I haven't played the first game but I certainly enjoyed this. F.E.A.R. 2 isn't really scary, but exciting and good FPS. Sometimes action is pretty easy because of the slow motion but the player is quite vulnerable so it will come in handy. I liked that there is a health bar. Not a bloody screen like many FPS tend to have nowadays. Big minus is that the game is very short. But it's a good game and I highly recommend it.
Great shooterlok0812 | Oct. 22, 2013 | See all lok0812's reviews »
FEAR 2 continues the story from the previous game, FEAR. FEAR was probably one of the best horror shooting game when it was released and it was very ground breaking in terms of gameplay and story. FEAR 2 hopes to continues that and it did. While everything pretty much remains the same so nothing really ground breaking on this entry but nevertheless it is still a very solid entry game to the series. The game constantly trying to scare you with creepy elements and sounds. Definitely must get for another who enjoy a horror shooter.
Not my favorite part but it´s up there.AlbusDlx | July 17, 2013 | See all AlbusDlx's reviews »
Perseus mandate is my favorite f.e.a.r. But this is still an awesome game. It has been 4 years now and it still looks pretty good. Something to know, you can´t map mouse button 4, 5 etc. Only 1-3 works. F.E.A.R 3 might have some tessellation but this game still beats it visually. Hell of a lot scarier. So, if anyone reads this and only have played the last installment and if you happened to like it. F.E.A.R 2 Project Origin will buy the game for you and you should but it immediately. MP is pretty much dead by now, but SP well worth the 10 quid.