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"Whether you’re looking for a new, solid shooter to play or something set in a unique, horror-filled atmosphere, F.E.A.R. 3 has something for you." - IGN.com
"It's short on scares, but satisfying shooting and exciting cooperative play make F.E.A.R. 3 a thoroughly enjoyable shooter." - Gamespot.com
Alma is expecting and a new level of terror grows as you and your cannibal brother battle through a hellish nightmare. Fight together or die alone on a deadly mission to confront your twisted mother. Players can take on the role of Point Man, a genetically enhanced soldier with superhuman reflexes and the ability to manipulate time, or the undead spirit of his brother Paxton Fettel, a paranormal entity who possesses incredible psychic powers.
Blood Runs Deep, F.E.A.R. Runs Deeper: F.E.A.R. 3 delivers all the hallmarks that define the F.E.A.R. brand: terrifying paranormal experience, frenetic combat and a dramatic storyline.
Never Face Fear Alone: F.E.A.R. 3 evolves the brand, introducing Divergent Co-op: deep, social gameplay that gives players distinctly different abilities that affect their own play as well as the experience of gamers they are playing with… or against.
Frenetic Combat: Active 360 degree cover, evolutionary slow-mo modes, scoring systems and best in class mech- combat aid players in facing an army of soldiers and paranormal enemies.
Experience the Almaverse: The game world is tainted by the Almaverse, the alternate dimension where Alma’s psychic essence subsists. New sinister and fantastical enemy creatures birthed in Alma’s warped mind spill into reality and intensify the panic.
Generative System: Proprietary technology creates random events to increase the feeling of isolation and unpredictability when playing alone or with a friend, and offers new experiences each time gamers play through.
Masters of Horror: Legendary film director John Carpenter and writer Steve Niles provide their expertise and guidance to take F.E.A.R. 3 ’s intensity to the next level. Niles co-wrote the twisted storyline that reveals the motivations and family dynamics of the main characters, and Carpenter helped craft the cinematics for maximum storytelling and fright factor.
Nothing can beat the first gamebritishlad | May 12, 2013 | See all britishlad's reviews »
The first game had amazing combat, AI and story. The second had none of these! Sadly the third one only has a good story and average gameplay. The minor point is that FEAR 3 does not know what type of game it wants to be; one minute you are running round, shooting soldiers, and the next minute it's all horror scenes and screams of who knows what. The horrors parts are the best; very spooky and it even makes you jump at times just like the first game. The combat is just average but a little better when played in co-operative since the second player plays as Fettel (The antagonist from the first game) and he is much more fun to play as since you have access to powers such as being as able to possess enemy soldiers. Sadly this game is a couple of years old and finding players on co-op and multiplayer is hard and the single player campaign is only 5-6 hours long
Also in terms of productions values (graphics, music, voice acting etc) is simply average. It's not a bad game but it's a downgrade from the first game and it's worth buying at a very cheap price
Not like F.E.A.R. 1 or 2jimsteryo2 | May 3, 2013 | See all jimsteryo2's reviews »
The first F.E.A.R. games were scary games (the first, more than the second) except this game, I think I only got scared once. This was quite a shame because it's called F.E.A.R. for a reason... supposedly to be a "scary" game. Other than the game not being scary, the game was alright. The gunplay was excellent though, I have to give the game that...in F.E.A.R. 3, after you complete a level with Point Man, you can then play the game as Paxton Fetall, who possesses super natural powers and I have to give it to the Paxton Fetall character because playing as him was extremely cool because you can possess your enemies and then control their bodies, just this alone was very cool. The story was alright but nothing to get excited about. Finally, the multiplayer...when there was a person or two in the multiplayer servers, I had loads of fun, but unfortunately, the servers are basically dead and therefore you can't really experience what a masterpiece the multiplayer is...then you have the option to play the campaign on co-op mode with a friend, but like the multiplayer servers, the co-op is dead also. You might be dissapointed if you were expecting this game to be like the first two f.e.a.r. games but none the less, this game is a masterpiece in my eyes...especially with the unforgettable slo-mo option which makes the gun fights extremely memorable. I personally think this game is a must get.
Quite enjoyable, with a reserve (Italian version)MauroR | May 2, 2013 | See all MauroR's reviews »
I loved very much the first game in the series, great atmosphere, scary moments, a perfect blending of horror and shooting, in my opinion a small gem in the FPS category. Then Fear 2 has been released and it was clear that they have oriented it more for the console market, but I still found the shooting enjoyable experience enjoyable. Not the "WoW" factor of the first but I liked it in some way. Then let's talk about the third installment, Fear 3 or F3AR as they developers love to type the title. I mentioned the italian version in the review title because the localization it's been released with little attention leaving the intervals introductions with english audio when the rest of the game it's completely localized in italian language (audio and subtitles) even if the "localized" stuff it's not so perfect in the translation and dubbing (there some weird localized phrases, especially those spoken from the enemies), another reason to play in in the original language if you don't have problems understanding english language even if it's not your mother tongue. Told that, let's talk about the game. Also in this third (and last?) installment the "WoW" factor isn't here too, but I founf the game quite enjoyable to reach the end and finish it, so I haven't been disappointed after all, sure that it should have got more attention (especially in the italian localization 'cause of the problems that I've mentioned before. At the end what matters it's having fun playing a game, and I had it, so I give to it an 80, not a bad score considering the issues it has.
A grim game a shooter will almost commonespeditow | May 1, 2013 | See all espeditow's reviews »
In summary, the game has its great sides that are a good story (not so shocking and striking done FEAR 1) but it unfolds very well during the 12 pm (Insane Difficulty me take it: P), the graphs of game are exceptional, not Crysis, but it's not minecraft, gameplay is waged less than FEAR's previous multiplayer despite little busy today, yields great hours of fun with friends, everyone who played claim that game out of its infancy, I agree, but it's still a great game.
I FEAR I Spent Too Much on This GameStoutsUrDaddy | April 30, 2013 | See all StoutsUrDaddy's reviews »
Well, FEAR was decent, FEAR 2 was an improvement and pretty fun. FEAR 3 seems like it was thrown together with little effort to improve on its predecessor. The graphics are not that great - textures are messy and the atmosphere of each level consist of recycled areas. The controls work fine for a FPS. The sound is ok and the voice acting is decent. The story line is strange and a little messy. Enemies start to become repetitive. And this game is certainly not "scary" by any means. My assessment is that this title is a mediocre shooter at best. Score out of 1-10: 6.5. Typically, when it takes me a long time to get through a game it's due to the difficulty level and resulting frustration that makes me put it down for a while. However, this game took me a while to get through because I kept putting it down out of boredom. If you are a crazy FPS fan, and are in dire need of something new, this may satisfy you. But probably not. If you are looking for a good story, fun battles, and a game that you can't put down, PASS.
PROS - Control scheme works well - Some gunfights can be fun - Voice acting is not bad
CONS - Enemies are repetitive and actually more annoying than anything else - No real thrills or "scares"