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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.
A disappointing endJericho417 | July 29, 2014 | See all Jericho417's reviews »
The first F.E.A.R game was amazing. The second was a lot of fun. This one... meh. They recycle a lot of the gimmicks, but implementation is poor. They absolutely abandoned the horror aspect, as well. It's a generic third person shooter with heavily implied co-op focus.
The Pointman and Paxton Fettel return. That's the hook for this game. The Pointman went from being mysterious to being a psychotic hobo. Fettel? Yeah, we killed him in the first game. Then he was resurrected as a clone in the second. Now he's a ghost in the third with magic ghost powers.
If you loved the first 2 games, it might hurt to play this one.
Really fun Co-op but sadly the F.E.A.R series hits a new low.khawaja07 | July 27, 2014 | See all khawaja07's reviews »
As a game series tends to get more and more sequels, publishers try expanding it more and more to a new audience each time, Sadly most of the time this way of pushing a series forward does not work and it loses most of the aspects which make it an authentic and original experience. F.E.A.R 3 sadly falls victim to these kinds of practices.
Changes to the gameplay don't feel as fresh and slick, instead captures the generic image of shooters released around its time frame. However, a positive addition to F.E.A.R 3 is Co-Op, a first for the F.E.A.R franchise. Day 1 studios this time were at the helm and were given the duty to develop this next iteration of F.E.A.R by Warner Bros.
You play as Pointman, the character from the first F.E.A.R and the 2nd player can play as Paxton Fettel, Pointman's brother and both work together to bring an end to their Mother's terror reign but both have a different means to an end. The Co-Op feels natural and totally fits the story as well. Its the only well done part of the game. Without Co-Op, the main campaign falls short in terms of length as compared to the previous two entries. Both pointman and Fettel have different fighting abilities, the first one uses his shooting skills to cross through a bloodbath of battles while the later uses his telekinetic abilities to scrap through battles. The Slow-mo ability also makes a return in this third entry of the series.
Visually the game feels generic and downgraded at some parts, it features the same generic option-set you find in a PC port with nothing new to play with. Requirements are also pretty mainstream for any gaming PC, so running it on pretty much any dual core featured PC and a decent graphics card would be viable.
F.E.A.R 3 can be pretty fun at times during intense boss fights and battle royals but except that it can seem like any other generic shooter you find these days in the AAA market. This is probably the worst entry in the F.E.A.R series and is only recommended either if you want a fun game to play Co-Op with your friend or if you're buying it cheap and willing to give it a go once.
Brace your heart.hateah | July 23, 2014 | See all hateah's reviews »
The co-op is just amazing, I played with 3 friends with the "chaox" chasing you, we tried on insane dificulty and guess.. We couldnt find the right way or at least me, and I died haha. It's pretty fun imo, no matter the co-op or the multiplayer. The graphics are very good, the single player is depresing tho and scarring me thats why i avoid playing it, but the shooting is very good imo, and it's not as easy as you'd like to be to kill a single enemy. The survival mod with the co-op is most fun, screaming at each other 'FASTER, FASTER MAN" haha, one of the best horror-shooting games.
TOO MUCH ACTIONDragosLoL | July 16, 2014 | See all DragosLoL's reviews »
If you've played the first two games and is looking for some scares, then don't play this one. F.E.A.R. 3 is FULL of action, it's not even scary at all. Probably the only horror aspect of the game is the new enemies that will jump at you unexpectedly. But other than that, this game feels more like a Dead Space 3 than a F.E.A.R. It's obvious that the developers spent more time on the action side than the horror side but that's what made F.E.A.R. good in the first place. The past F.E.A.R.s balanced action and horror quite well but this one just doesn't make the mark. However, if you are looking for a nice FPS to just shoot down enemies, then you might enjoy this because that's all you'll get.
Not For Fans Of The First Twopickelsurprise | March 16, 2014 | See all pickelsurprise's reviews »
I came into this game quickly off the heels of F.E.A.R. and F.E.A.R. 2, expecting a satisfying conclusion. While the gameplay is fairly solid, F.E.A.R. 3 fails to deliver as a proper continuation of the series.
Despite being labelled as horror games, the F.E.A.R. series has never really been one of the scariest games around. However, the first two games blended moderate horror and action together into an effective combination. Not the scariest experience, but still a satisfying one. F.E.A.R. 3 on the other hand is hardly scary at all. This is an especially large problem because it is clearly still trying to be. Nearly every horror moment in the game falls flat on its face.
Perhaps F.E.A.R. 3's worst offense is its pitiful conclusion to the series's story. These games never had the most amazing, inspiring storylines, but they were at least moderately engrossing, and I for one wanted to know how the series would end. When F.E.A.R. 3 was essentially reduced to a 5-hour-long arcade shooter, any hopes of a proper story were lost. This game does conclude the trilogy, but not in any satisfying capacity.
Personally I can only recommend this game to players who need a passable co-op experience. Fans of the previous two games should keep a wide berth.