F.E.A.R. Extraction Point PC

Metascore
75

Generally favorable reviews - based on 30 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 30
  2. Negative: 0 out of 30
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  1. Pelit (Finland)
    74
    F.E.A.R.: Extraction Point has great action scenes, but none of them feel any different from what was seen in the original F.E.A.R. What really ruins the expansion is the lacklustre storyline, which basically gives you no answers. [Dec 2006]
  2. It falls just short of the mark. We know its going to be gorgeous, and it is, but we expected to see something more than five hours of straightforward FPS gameplay, especially when the scares aren’t quite as good as we remember in the original.
  3. This expansion plays largely like the main game, with only a handful of minor changes and improvements. The story opens up some very interesting plot points and unanswered questions, but none of them are resolved, making the adventure very unsatisfying.
  4. 70
    If you're still a big fan of F.E.A.R. and you're itching for some more horror-type FPSing, Extraction Point will give you eight hours or so of the good stuff. Keep in mind, though, that this expansion seems even more resource-hoggish than the original.
  5. 70
    We can grouse about the same-ness of the textures and design, but in motion F.E.A.R. continues to impress. It sounds even better, with most of the shocks this time delivered through an excellent sound design.
  6. Basically this is still worth a go if you're obsessed with what happened in F.E.A.R, and must know more, but otherwise you'd be better off buying an FPS you haven't played yet, or renting a few horror films instead.
  7. Barrels explode, smoke, environmental damage (i.e. bullet holes), flying bodies… it’s all good. Provided you have the hardware that can handle it.
  8. The biggest issue I have with Extraction Point is that it doesn’t really end. You get to the final cutscene and...nothing. There’s no delivery. There’s no wrap-up. Something happens, and then basically you’re told to wait for FEAR 2 to find out what’s next.
  9. At the end of the day, only bringing in some new enemies, a small cache of new arms, and a bit of extra story that's even more incoherent than the original keep Extraction Point from being more than what was already good.
  10. While Extraction Point certainly does pick up towards the end, providing some absolutely sublime moments of action, ultimately it feels far too much like the worst bits of F.E.A.R. all over again, masquerading as something we love.
  11. At thirty dollars, Extraction Point feels more like an overpriced mod than a full-fledged expansion. Unless you’ve really got to prove you can make it through the same haunt twice, you should buy a ticket for a new ride.
User Score
7.5

Generally favorable reviews- based on 143 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 27
  2. Negative: 3 out of 27
  1. Sep 29, 2011
    10
    Great game from start to finish. Isn't as much of a jumpy/thriller FPS as it is a psychological one. It's somewhat fast paced, but also buildsGreat game from start to finish. Isn't as much of a jumpy/thriller FPS as it is a psychological one. It's somewhat fast paced, but also builds up a sense of tension and horror.. as if a little dead girl is following you're every move. A must play of horror/fps fans. Full Review »
  2. JeffL.
    Oct 28, 2006
    9
    About what you would expect in an expansion pack. There's not really anything new but a few weapons. The automatic turrets are kinda About what you would expect in an expansion pack. There's not really anything new but a few weapons. The automatic turrets are kinda neat. It's pretty much exactly like the first installment with extra missions. For $25.00 it's a good buy. Full Review »
  3. Aug 23, 2013
    9
    FEAR and FEAR 2 are my favourite horror games, with of Cry of Fear and Outlast possibly beating them, but in any case, Extraction Point is aFEAR and FEAR 2 are my favourite horror games, with of Cry of Fear and Outlast possibly beating them, but in any case, Extraction Point is a non-canon sequel to FEAR and is pretty good. The major gripe however is recycled EVERYTHING. Weapons, environments, gameplay and encounters are basically the same as the original. The are 3 major differences however, 1. A new scary enemy type that creeps me out 2. You can use a handy minigun and 3. It has some new environments that would be made better in FEAR 2. Extraction Point has more mech fights too and they work well, along with the rest of the intelligent AI, slow-mo and mostly non-linear levels. The only other problem besides the minor recycling issue is the connectivity of levels. Some jumps to other locations are absurd; at one point; you exit a subway tunnel to go to the top of a car park building. Also one moment that made me annoyed is this-if you played the first FEAR and remember the fat guy who the only real baddie that did anything against you, he appears in this game, but for about 5 seconds and he's in a place that makes no sense. Overall the game is like the original, but has the fact that it is basically the original with some aged problems, but is still brilliant-pcik it up, especially if it come in the FEAR Files pack cheap. Full Review »