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F.E.A.R. (Fear)

Rating: 18+ (BBFC)

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  Lights out it's fright time.

| | See all LEEGEND's reviews (165)

F.E.A.R indeed, what the title referes to doesn't have anything to do with what your first thoughts are. But that will all change once you are in the game, yes this is one of the best fps/horror games ever released and shall remain a classic for some time i would imagine. Graphics were excellent when this was released and are still pretty damn good now. Some of the best slow-mo ever in a game other than probably max payne and red dead redemption. Play this game in the dark with the sound up and you are sure to get a few jumps. Great game with a good story a must on the pc.

  Lights out it's fright time.

| | See all leegend3004's reviews (165)

F.E.A.R indeed, what the title referes to doesn't have anything to do with what your first thoughts are. But that will all change once you are in the game, yes this is one of the best fps/horror games ever released and shall remain a classic for some time i would imagine. Graphics were excellent when this was released and are still pretty damn good now. Some of the best slow-mo ever in a game other than probably max payne and red dead redemption. Play this game in the dark with the sound up and you are sure to get a few jumps. Great game with a good story a must on the pc.

  A must have for all PC gamers.

| | See all WickyTheFrost's reviews (5)

Let me say to begin with that the original F.E.A.R is the best in the series. Graphics are outstanding and the intense gameplay will keep you on the edge of your seat all the time.

Players take control of a new F.E.A.R member called Point Man who is sent on a mission to retrieve a telepathic commander called Paxton Fettel.

The player will be encountering lots of replica soilders who are actually very clever, they will attempt to flank, force the player out of a spot and hide around corners. Gameplay is fast, intense and you'll have a nice collection of guns to pump lead into your targets as you make your way to stop Paxton.

As the game's title suggests the player will have alot to fear in this game, from supernatural events to the appearances of the mysterious little girl. The game will make you jump and scare you in alot of places in the first play through.

A great game from start to finish and I'll recommend to anyone who is looking for a great solid shooter and a good scare!

  scary

| | See all chinny89's reviews (37)

One of the best shooters that will most definitely scare anyone!!

the game uses the environment very cleverly to build suspense, the player knows that something is there but won't know when to suspect it.
very good storyline as well... get now whilst its cheap

  A must-play FPS shooter

| | See all Affirmative's reviews (39)

Without doubt this is one of the best shooters to have hit the shelves in recent years.

Not only is there a fascanating mystery to unravel, but a horror-filled experience to survive. The story is presented in small easy to digest chucks through the clever use of laptop, phone messages and NPC dialogue interactions.

The gameplay is so good I didn't even notice how quickly I was progressing through the (21) twenty-one thoroughly enthralling intelligently designed levels. They really contribute to making you want to explore the gameworld without prompting beyond the initial objective statement.

Gameplay is kept fresh by alternating between scary back-of-the-neck hair tingling moments, frantic fast-paced combat sequences and make-you-jump nightmarish dream events. These are all presented through a slick if a starting-to-date graphics engine. (Well the game is 4 years old.) It is the use or non-use of light source that really makes the atmosphere in the game what it is. Music and sound adds to this immeasureably, triggered at the height of the moment. This is further enhanced when the flashlight runs out of juice and you're left in complete or almost complete darkness. Gulp!

While amospheric in nature, for me combat is the real reason for playing this game. To this end, engagements with the enemy REPLICA forces are top notch. The slow-mo effect is what makes the game what it is. I'd forgotten how much fun shooting things in slow motion was. (Takes me back to Max Payne) It really is so satisfying clearing out a room of bad-guys and then taking a moment to look back to see the dead bodies lying prone - you the only one standing alive.

The addition of boosters to collect to enhance how long slow-mo can be used and your general health, add another dimension to strategy. As does the restriction of only carrying 3 weapons at one time. The small number of grenades are welcome and also enhance the choices to take out your opponents, if like me you enjoy setting traps to take out some of the larger enemy groups in the game.

So while all in all the game is a huge amount of fun, there are a few downers I never expected to see - given the perfect scores it received from magazines and others.

As for being billed as a scary game, for me there just weren't enough moments, or perhaps I didn't find them horrifying enough. I was expecting more "The Grudge" type sequences, but all I got was the odd appearence of the gaunt Alma. TBH I found them to be fairly benign.

Another issue I found was that combat action becomes fairly repetitive over the course of 21 levels, as does general gameplay. On the flip-side, its probably the reason for the games success - it takes a simple formula and tweaks it in as many ways as possible to keep things varied.

Whats more, playing this on HARD difficulty (one below max) was a breeze for me. Thats inspite of some cleverly orchestrated set-piece attacks. Boosters are perhaps too easy to locate, or slow-mo just to powerful. While health and armour are too plentiful. As is ammo, though at least it does become less so later on.

All in all though, this game is just delightful to play. Despite its linear nature, its hard not to get immersed. Its about right in the duration department 20-30 hours and Im so impressed, Im going to load up Extraction Point.

Plays a breeze on a Intel Dual Core i3 3.08mhz (OC 4.0mhz), 4gb RAM & ATI 5050 (1GB) Gfx.

Definately a recommended buy.

  Believable Horror, Shooter!

| | See all TrikkiDikki's reviews (17)

I thought fear was just another shooter game gone scary, but this game competes with top sellers out there. The story keeps you gripped and suspended in the intense, horrofying action. Then you jump online where the action is even more fast paced, giving you the chance to develop your skills against other players. Multiplayer allows you to modify your profile, changing the way you look and act. In all a brilliant campaign and multiplayer game...

  Does what it sais on the tin!

| | See all GamersGuide's reviews (39)

FEAR is original, gripping, and exciting... and damn scary! As well as not requiring an immense system to play, its also a great game for pretty much anyone (but stick to the ratings!).

I gave it four stars simply for the fact that after a while, the FEAR factor starts to diminish (it did for me anyway). Thats not to say it still isnt damn scary towards the end.. just that in the first couple of hours of gameplay you've got no idea what to expect!

Its ESSENTIAL with this game that you dim the lights and turn up the sound, otherwise it wont have the full effect!

Some people would argue when i say its original, but i really think it is. There arent many first person shooters of this quality, that also scare the hell out of you!

Be sure to buy Extraction Point aswell (check my review on that one)

Ratings:

Gameplay: 10/10
Graphics: 9/10
Storyline: 7/10
Originality: 7/10
Quality as a Shooter: 8/10
Scary?: 9/10

A must buy... especially for this price.

  Really good game!!

| | See all mentor's reviews (10)

I think this is an amazing game!! The gameplay is really good and the scary factor is cool new addition to a game. The graphics are amazing! You will need a really good PC and graphics card if you want to play on full specs!! I would highly recommend this game!!!

  F.E.A.R.

| | See all Martins121's reviews (4)

Superb graphics and game play, loads of tension and even downright scary at times, if you like the Quake and Doom series then this is right up your street! I have just finished playing this and the add on Extraction Point for the second time and they were just as good as the first, just waiting for the new add on pack in November.

  SCARY!

| | See all tiggerlic's reviews (10)

this is the scariest game i have ever played!
if you want blood, guts and horror this is the game i would recommend!!
it has loads of bad guys, a man that eats people and a little girl as a ghost! :(
this is a brilliant FPS.