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  • Summary: You are a member of a secondary F.E.A.R. team that is brought in to find more information regarding the secret project at Armacham. F.E.A.R. Perseus Mandate, an all-new stand-alone expansion pack, offers both seasoned gamers and those who have never played the original F.E.A.R. (FirstYou are a member of a secondary F.E.A.R. team that is brought in to find more information regarding the secret project at Armacham. F.E.A.R. Perseus Mandate, an all-new stand-alone expansion pack, offers both seasoned gamers and those who have never played the original F.E.A.R. (First Encounter Assault Recon) the ability to jump-in and experience the fright with a brand new team in an all-new experience. Uncover the mystery that surrounds Armacham and truth behind the Perseus project. Employ new weapons, including the Chain Lightning Gun, Grenade Launcher, and Advanced Rifle. Face off against a horrifying new enemy, the Nightcrawlers. [Sierra] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 27
  2. Negative: 2 out of 27
  1. Perseus Mandate offers undeniable value for money. If you love first person shooters, you should really check it out.
  2. Even the positive multiplayer aspect can’t be recommended because it is just nothing new. At around six hours to play through, and with only a moderately intriguing storyline to follow, this is about as thin as F.E.A.R.’s welcome will wear without breaking.
  3. Despite the lackluster narrative and dated graphics, Perseus Mandate still delivers a lot of the fun of the previous games. It isn’t perfect, but it still manages to be a worthy addition to the F.E.A.R. franchise despite the story.
  4. 65
    A solid, competent rehash of aging material that has moments of excitement scattered sparsely through an otherwise middling experience.
  5. It's not a bad expansion because although it does little new, it's decently sized and repeats a lot of what made the original game such a hit two years ago, but a lack of any kind of polish to the old ideas of the series, let along bringing forth brand new ones, really does lessen the appeal that this expansion has - and I loved F.E.A.R.
  6. If you dig the F.E.A.R. universe and haven't quite gotten your fill of its particular style of clone-killing, office-trashing gameplay, then by all means, give it a go, just bear in mind that you're not likely to enjoy it as much as the original. But if you didn't particularly enjoy F.E.A.R., or are just looking for the best shooter out there, you're better of skipping it.
  7. This game is badly made and overwhelmingly bleak, and while the original F.E.A.R. still exists, there's absolutely no way I could ever recommend anybody buy this, even if you're on fire and this game is a bucket of water. [Jan 2008, p.80]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 18
  2. Negative: 3 out of 18
  1. Jan 18, 2015
    10
    F.E.A.R Perseus Mandate

    So underrated game !!! I enjoy this expansion more than F.E.A.R vanila. Pros: +great level design. Best so
    F.E.A.R Perseus Mandate

    So underrated game !!!
    I enjoy this expansion more than F.E.A.R vanila.

    Pros:
    +great level design. Best so far. I haven't play FEAR 2 and 3 yet.
    +new weapons
    +great graphic. Evan for today standards. No blur, bloom, HDR to cover imperfections. Great textures.
    +it has more feeling than FEAR + EP

    Cons:
    - few enemy types.
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  2. RoshanThilakarathne
    May 20, 2008
    9
    I know critics have blasted this one.I think this is a solid shooter.Why they have critisized?Because most of them have played only first twoI know critics have blasted this one.I think this is a solid shooter.Why they have critisized?Because most of them have played only first two levels which are I admit terrible.but form level three it regains real FEAR type.and those are real fun.grafic design is a bit repititive at first two levels. Expand
  3. Jun 22, 2011
    9
    F.E.A.R Perseus Mandate was so scary, which is the best aspect of this game and I love it so much. FEAR game was create so scary because ofF.E.A.R Perseus Mandate was so scary, which is the best aspect of this game and I love it so much. FEAR game was create so scary because of the quiet environment, and this is what really shock you because you were so unexpected and suddenly monster came to your back and kill you. It is a bit worst compare to the original game, however I never expect a DLC would have done this much better. It worth a 9, a ten will need to show improvements however I have found nothing. Overall I love it, it was amazing. Expand
  4. Mar 29, 2013
    7
    In a way, Perseus Mandate is a lot like Half-Life: Opposing Force. It's an expansion that takes a good slice of the base game and adds a lotIn a way, Perseus Mandate is a lot like Half-Life: Opposing Force. It's an expansion that takes a good slice of the base game and adds a lot of original spices to it that can surpass the base game itself, rather than just be a boring run-of-the-mill expansion. I was hoping F.E.A.R. Extraction Point would be more like this one, where you play as a completely different character and get a nice new perspective in the game's universe. You get some great new characters, weapons, enemies, all that fun stuff. I think the metascore for this is too low. It's an excellent treat that all F.E.A.R. fans should try. Expand
  5. Mar 20, 2015
    6
    F.E.A.R. Perseus Mandate is a stand-alone expansion for horror game FEAR. The game takes place during the first FEAR, in which a special bandF.E.A.R. Perseus Mandate is a stand-alone expansion for horror game FEAR. The game takes place during the first FEAR, in which a special band member side FEAR , Is sent to investigate the Armacham Perseus Project.Gameplay is slightly improved, bringing the first "partners" to help you during battle. The graphics seem a little outdated for 2007. Expand
  6. MarcoP.
    Nov 9, 2007
    6
    Very average game. Made for hardcore fans of F.E.A.R. franchise. There are some good ideas, especially at the end of the game but suddenly, Very average game. Made for hardcore fans of F.E.A.R. franchise. There are some good ideas, especially at the end of the game but suddenly, everything is ridiculously left out like developpers was facing a dead end or out of imagination. The 3D engine is totally unfitted to hudge outdoor environments which look more than ever generic and recycled from previous F.E.A.R. Some textures still look good, others are terrible or ugly. Combats are as usual nice and sometimes funny but new weapons won't change the fact that the gameplay is repetitive and boring at the end. Bottom line : it's time for F.E.A.R to end this painful and still unexplained story. $29.95 is somewhere a total rip off for your wallet. Expand
  7. Apr 3, 2013
    3
    The original FE.A.R. is one of the best FPS games of all time. This...this is not. The writing is horrendous, the scares are far tooThe original FE.A.R. is one of the best FPS games of all time. This...this is not. The writing is horrendous, the scares are far too in-your-face. Somehow, they screwed up the core gameplay of FEAR (who would have thought that was possible?). They made a good amount of battles completely unfair. Difficulty and fairness are two separate things. The original F.E.A.R was difficult, but never unfair. The voice acting is flat, and not only are the scares in-your-face like I said before, they're also completely and utterly predictable and just not...scary.

    This expansion shines in a few moments, but...it's just nothing short of poor beyond that.
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