- 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. (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
DO NOT let the metacritic score steer you away from this game. I loved the original F.E.A.R. and beat if a few years back. based upon the metacritic review I was never going to try this or th other expansion pack as my backlog is already huge and I don't have time for "bad" games.
I recently wanted to play F.E.A.R. again but didn't want to go through the same story over. When I read the plot of this expansion, and how it took place during the events of the original I figured I would give it a go. I fell in love with this just as I did the original F.E.A.R. It is a great fun shooter that I would look forward to playing each day when I got home. Now that I have beaten it I still want more, time to try Extraction Point I guess.
The bad reviews mostly talk about how it is too similar and used a dated engine with old graphics. In 2013 I am not playing F.E.A.R. for its HD visuals (though it doesn't look bad in 1920x1080), and more of the same is exactly what I wanted. I could see back in 07 when this expansion was full price why some may be turned off, but for those looking to re-live the joy of the original F.E.A.R. but wanting a new story getting this on a steam sale for pennies is swell worth the and time.… Expand
WingnutH.8More of the same, andI enjoyed it. As usual, "professional reviewers" are out of touch and paid to say specific things. Whenever I hear some talking about the "engine" being the problem, I know there is something wrong (these are the idiots who still say they play Half Life 1 all the time). Plain and simple, this is a nice shooter for the FEAR series. I still had fun, and still enjoyed the FEAR style gameplay. The latter half of the game had some really spooky weird guys in the floor too! Yes, the scenery looks similar (it is FEAR for goodness sake) but the abandoned subway/city is really cool (I wanted more of that). And the new assault rifle is pretty nice too. The new weapons are not earth shattering, but they are decent, especially the new assault rifle. As usual, reviews are all over the place. What do people want anyway. These are the same folks who said Crysis was amazing, and most of the customer reviews said quite the opposite. Oh well, never believe what you read on the internet I guess.… Expand
7In 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
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 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.… Expand