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F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin (Fear)

Rating: 18+ (BBFC)

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  Alma wants you.

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I had a few doubts with this one, but in the end i was pretty surprised. The graphics, story, sound and gameplay all add up to been pretty similiar to the original f.e.a.r game. I thought that this did lack some of the scares of the first which did take some of the original appeal of the game away. Still though this is enjoyable and gives you some more action/horror thrills right through to the end. Worth a look.

  Alma wants you.

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I had a few doubts with this one, but in the end i was pretty surprised. The graphics, story, sound and gameplay all add up to been pretty similiar to the original f.e.a.r game. I thought that this did lack some of the scares of the first which did take some of the original appeal of the game away. Still though this is enjoyable and gives you some more action/horror thrills right through to the end. Worth a look.

  F.E.A.R. 2

| | See all olliejamesdad's reviews (1)

Just bought this game for 4.99 from play.com. Real big FPS fan, thought for a fiver i'd give it a whirl. Brilliant, very decent graphics, smooth controls, lots of atmosphere,great music and effects. Loved it! Now to get both expanson packs for original F.E.A.R. Only downside little bit to easy and short for an experienced shooter even on hard settings. But what else can give you around 8 hours enjoyment for 5 quid? Buy it now for this price you won't be dissapointed.

  A solid and enjoyable shooter

| | See all Snick99's reviews (24)

FEAR 2 can essentially be considered FEAR with vastly improved graphics. The gameplay is very similar, although a couple of fun and frantic mech sessions have been added, and the general setup is the same as the first title, namely a cross between Akira and The Ring. You battle wave after wave of black-ops operatives, replica soldiers, biofreaks and supernatural entities, while the disquieting Alma makes regular appearances. The action has been more than satisfying to me. Playing at standard difficulty removes the need to use the slow motion feature and rely on quick reflexes and strategic use of cover instead. I used SloMo only in those few situations where I was not having enough fun - more specifically a few gauntlet sections throughout the game, where you are locked in confined spaces against swarms of enemies.
Apart from the hyper-action sequences, the enemy AI is quite advanced, and it provides for satisfactory confrontations. Forget brain-dead enemies flocking like lemmings to a choke point you control, only to be shot down. Try it in this game, and the best you can expect is a live grenade within five seconds. They'll use cover, flank you and generally move from place to place. A welcome addition is the possibility to "cook" grenades before throwing them, as no enemy in the game is dumb enough to stay next to a live bomb, waiting for it to detonate.
I especially loved the graphics and the visual design of the various levels. It looks like a lot of attention to detail was put into this design: when you are in a ruined city or inside a secret underground research facility, it almost looks like the real thing, even though so much of the environment is unaccessible. It's a question of both graphics processing power and artistic effort by the designers.
The main drawbacks in the game are in my opinion the excessive similarity to the first title in the series and the use of the Steam service to limit fair use. While I wouldn't recommend buying it at full price, it's still a very fine shooter for those that have a decent gaming rig.

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  disapointing compared to first FEAR

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i dont understand all the 4 and 5 stars out of 5. When it comes down to it, this is quite a hefty disapointment compared to the first game. The gun combat and 'action movie' feel of the first is just completely gone. The guns feel pitiful and weak compared to the first, and the environment damage is also considerably toned down. There was nothing quite like the destruction, mayhem and violence of the first FEAR, where you could literally tear up a room of enemies with grenades and bullet fire in slow motion. This just isnt in the game anymore.
The actual atmospherics on the other hand have been vamped up a bit, and i found myself on edge and genuinely freaked out by a lot of the creepy scenes the game threw at me. Also the story seems pretty none existant, or at least to a point where i didn't give a damn anymore about any of the characters. I still remember faces of characters from the first game, how they spoke and acted and they were generally memorable. FEAR 2 ive gotten so far and, im afraid to say ive uninstalled it before completion. I completed FEAR 1 on all difficulties at least twice because it was that awesome.
Though i have to say the first game mixed the action and horror together absolutely perfectly, it seems this time around they have ditched the action in favour of a more horror-orientated game, and the results are, as i stated, disapointing. 3/5

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  Over before it begins

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Good graphics, relitive content, but like so many others like crysis to story orientated, not enough freeplay! You just get going and its over, some expansion packs would help. Seeing as few PC games are made now it seems a shame to make them anything other than great!

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  BEWARE!

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Pretty okay game. Main reason for this post to to warn people that if this game has been activated on Steam it can't be used again! So if anyone is trying to sell a Used copy BEWARE as you won't be able to install it!

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  sound up, lights off, its amazing

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F.E.A.R looks amazing, sounds amazing, plays amazingly. just one small thing it was too easy and quick to complete, i loved the story and Alma constantly appearing and scaring the hell out of you with the sound up full and in a pitch black room. Be careful not to get too hooked playing it or before you know it it's 4 in the morning and you have just completed it, thinking where did the time just go.

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  F.E.A.R. nothing with this game

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I think most of the reviews have covered how good this game is. The graphics and sound are sublime. I am running on a tri core Phenom, 2Gigs of ram and a 9600gt and the game is maxed out and runs flawless.
Note on installing. It is via steam and unlike many other games this is very quick and easy. Takes about twenty minutes total and you are playing.
The game is very quick at loading and the story is very good, The A.I. is fantastic with the enemy throwing tables over and hides behind them, throwing grenades and running away. Great fun.
I have to say the blood and gore is great as well it gives a more realistic feel to the shooting side of the game. I see why it's an 18 as I would not like kids buying this.
It has been a while from the last time I got a game and had no problems with installing and running this was a nice surprise for me. I have been close to leaving the PC gaming world but this have gave me a reason to stay.
A great shooter that has much replay action.

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  F.E.A.R 2

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Way to easy.........................
Way to short....................
Story does not flow, seems to disjointed..........
Nothing more then just a standard FPS............
ok if game only £15......

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