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
More of the same? No it isn't....britishlad | May 12, 2013 | See all britishlad's reviews »
The first Fear had excellent gunplay and AI....what happened? The first thing I didn't like was the way the character moved, it felt too slow and the melee attacks were rather inaccurate, mostly the slide kick. I played it on the hardest difficulty straight away and it was still rather easy, I played FEAR 1 on hard and that was on the PC and that was just as easy to. The weapons were weak and the smart AI from the first game was gone...
On the plus the graphics were pretty good - The game has some awesome level settings such as an underground hospital, creepy school and a dead city and many more. The story was pretty good but it's just the gameplay was a big step down from the first game.
Not bad as a stand alone game but as sequel its rubbish
Mehjimsteryo2 | April 29, 2013 | See all jimsteryo2's reviews »
I'm not sure why, but i found the first and third f.e.a.r. games much better. I just didn't like the setting in the game and everything just felt way too linear. The story wasn't the best either. But what really saved the game is the slo-mo power which enables you to slow down time. This is why the game was so much fun for me. I personally think everything else was just...bad. To top it all off, there were random lag spikes which kind of ruined the game for me overall and i have a pretty good computer.
Decent sequelonewinged90 | April 13, 2013 | See all onewinged90's reviews »
After the absence of nearly four years, Monolith returned to grace us with the highly acclaimed sequel to F.E.A.R.
The silent protagonist psyche makes a return, but only this time we were presented with a different character. Out of the trilogy, I have to say Project Origin my favourite. Graphically, it is a huge step up compared to the original's rather bland environment colour.
Most of the core mechanics of the game were retained, such as slo-mo and martial arts attacks. The gunplay are more enhanced now, where you could aim down iron sights and creating cover by pushing objects. The use of mechs during firefight are well received, although fans of the original may criticise it being too overpowered.
Alma is all grown up now, which makes the game's atmosphere even horrific and creepy. As Alma now could directly interact with the protagonist, signifying her interest towards the new hero.
New enemies such as the Abomination will keep you on your toes as they are fast and brutal despite not wielding any weapons. Specters ambushing you in dark places are a welcomed addition to the paranormal atmosphere.
If you loved the original FEAR, why not give this a try? Worth getting.
a restless childNeapolis47 | Feb. 20, 2013 | See all Neapolis47's reviews »
F.E.A.R. 2 is a collection of ideas and quotes winking peacefully at all the clichés of action games and horror Made in Japan, unfortunately, is repetitive in terms of gameplay (it is still to get from point A to point B, without no deviation) but thankfully never boring, title sponsored by WB Games, is a new cornerstone for what concerns the first-person shooter. Superior in many ways to his illustrious predecessor, FEAR 2 has been able to bear the criticism received on the first episode, knowing how to renew but without extracting its true nature. Compelling, disturbing and poignant, able to inject into our veins of gamers bitter and creeping murmur of fear, coupled with the nectar of fun and passion. Violent enough without resulting in splatter ridiculous, subtle and engaging, this title will give to all those who play, regardless of tastes and favorite genres, hours of fun and healthy fear like few other games have been able to do before.
A good enjoyable sequel.Xgoesrawr | Feb. 9, 2013 | See all Xgoesrawr's reviews »
This game tries to have frightening moments but you can tell when they're coming however it still got me a few times.
The story isn't perfect but I didn't mind and I found the voice acting to be good. It also has a welcomed graphics increase from the first game so that is a plus.
Also the AI in FEAR games are well done as they do some crazy stuff which can make combat quite fun.
I have to say its worth playing.