"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.
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I'm an old FEAR fan, I played the first one and made my way up to this one. Feels weird to see such a change. This one is like a shooter/action game rather than an old FEAR game which were creepy and had a lot of "horror" elements implemented. What can I say, they probably thought this was a good direction, but it really isn't that much of a good idea, just like the Fear Online game they released which failed. The game also was boring (for me) but it has one or two "okay" moments. One or two moments though won't make me like it more than the rest FEAR games. This one has CO OP, which none of the FEAR games or DLC's had before. I haven't tried the CO OP feature and neither will I, so, I have nothing to say about that. I don't know what the developers were thinking while creating this game, but they completely changed it. The game is short, it's not even more than 10 hours, I'm just saying. The "creepy vibe" is almost non existent here, as I said before, it's different. Graphics are alright, probably the only good thing I have to say about FEAR 3. Ahhh, every time I see this game, it makes me wanna play the older FEAR games. This is definitely not for the old FEAR fans, it's a fact. But if you want an action/shooter game with a little bit of creepiness that offers CO OP also, this is for you. Overall, it has a lot of shooting, but it's merely a horror game. It is what it is. If you're new to the FEAR series, this game isn't the right one to begin with, not only for it's direction, but also for the story because you will not witness where it all started and you will go straight to its end.
In the final chapter of the fear games, the creep level is way up! Paxton Fattel is Alive...sort of. I won't spoil anything, but this game is way better if you didn't play the expansion packs for the first game. While they aren't canon, they still manage to spoil things...like i did just now. Anyway, this time around Paxton is your ally, and the two of you must fight your way through a literal city, to get to your mother, who is pregneant again. Not a comforting thought... Alone, this game is very scary. Paxton is a great villain, and while he's not your enemy....can you really trust him? Of course you can't. The nemies are more varied now. There are normal commandes, blade wielding mad max psychos, end even some very high tech sci-fi warriors, that are extremely though. Even for two people. Speakong of, this time around, you can play this game in pairs now. When you do that, the game still tries to be scary, but it doesn't really work. It is actually a fun coop game, and you definietly feel the need for a partner in this game, but once you got it, the horror part doesn't seem so scary anymore. The story ends here for now. This is a great triology, and if they never go back to it, i will be happy. The story is somewhat open ended, but ina good way. Well...one of the endings is like that anyway :)
I do not know if this game can be called a horror title, but I think it is simply FPS with elements of horror. The story is really, really addictive but sadly this game can be beaten in 5-6 hours and this is the only downside to this game. Even by today's standards is very short. The CO-OP is very well done and I have no objections to it. FEAR has also good optimization. I also would like to mention the SLOW-MOTION mechanics is very fun to mess around with.
I was disappointed the most by the AI in this game. In the first two games they would constantly try to ambush you from the sides while the AI in F.E.A.R.3 likes to sit in one spot behind cover. The story is average at best. I'm not sure if they knew what Monolith was planning to do with it after the second game. I've heard that the co-op is better than the singleplayer but I haven't had a chance to try it. F.E.A.R.3 doesn't quite feel like a F.E.A.R. game but that doesn't mean its a bad shooter. If you don't care too much about the story or lack of horror then you'll have fun with this.
This game is the answer to your prayers, if you're still afraid of the dark, because Alma might be there. All you need, is 2 of this game, and a friend. That way, it's not even remotely scary. The game tries of course. There are knife wielding psycho rednecks, dudes that walk through walls, many-many jump scares, but when there is a friend at your side, who has your back, the world seems a lot less scary. Also, the fact, that you mow down regiments of enemy soldiers in seconds helps too. Not just that, but two skilled players can do humiliating things to the regular enemies. At one point we only used melee attacks, and still won the battle(then again, with fettel's possession tricks we still got the unfair advantage). So yeah, grab your best friend, and jump into this game. It's great fun for 5-6 hours.
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