Metascore
79

Generally favorable reviews - based on 48 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 38 out of 48
  2. Negative: 0 out of 48
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  1. This somewhat scary sequel is a solid shooter, but it can't keep pace with its lauded predecessor.
  2. Whilst not raising bars and lacking the ability to set new standards, F.E.A.R. 2 is nevertheless a great example of a ‘typical’ genre piece that we can recommend to shooter fans, without doubt.
  3. 70
    Despite being a bit dated, F.E.A.R. 2 still delivers a solid shooter with enough scares for die-hard horror/shooter fans to relish.
  4. Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    70
    An above average shooter that suffers from a lack of imagination. [Mar 2009, p.74]
  5. F.E.A.R. 2 is a middling shooter at best, and while the bare-bones mechanics are all tightly oiled, you’re left with a stale taste in your mouth. It may be the first big release of 2009, but it’s also the first big disappointment.
  6. The fact remains that F.E.A.R evolved shooters back in 2005, but there appears to be very little progress in the four years since with F.E.A.R 2.
  7. I honestly did not really mind that the game closed without fully explaining itself; the problem was that as the credits rolled my mind harked back to earlier points in the game, trying to give those supposedly standout moments a second thought, and realising none of them really stood out firmly in my mind.
  8. F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin is a stable first person shooter, but as it borders more on action than on fear this must be seen as some kind of failure on the games part. The long loading times detract from the enjoyment as well.
  9. If you played the first few FEAR games and you want to know what happens next to the faceless, characterless, protagonist then you could do a lot worse than FEAR 2: Project Origin. I really can’t recommend this to players that are new to either the series or the genre. The lack of reiteration of the first game’s story is rather perplexing.
  10. The game hardly lays out a convincing tale, which leaves gameplay to perform double duty.
User Score
7.9

Generally favorable reviews- based on 103 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 73 out of 103
  2. Negative: 8 out of 103
  1. Mar 28, 2017
    9
    F.E.A.R. 2 takes the good aspects from the first game and develops a deeper version of it in many senses. However, it is not necessarilyF.E.A.R. 2 takes the good aspects from the first game and develops a deeper version of it in many senses. However, it is not necessarily better or worse than the former; it is just different and more developed technically.

    Although it has some intense terror moments, F.E.A.R. 2 is more of an action game with gore and supernatural powers in abundance. Its multiplayer mode also offered many possibilities, but I personally prefer the campaign mode.
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  2. Dec 11, 2015
    9
    A really big fan of this series and this game. The campaign is a blast to play and is nice and lengthy as well. Cool story too and most of theA really big fan of this series and this game. The campaign is a blast to play and is nice and lengthy as well. Cool story too and most of the levels look and feel fabulous. The game isn't as scary as the first one but it's more of just a great FPS experience overall and the slow mo skill really sets this game apart from others in the genre. Great manipulation of envrionments as well (example you can knock almost anything over) and of course the enemy AI is top notch as usual. Definitely a winner. Full Review »
  3. Oct 9, 2014
    4
    Extremely underwhelming. For a horror game it is very rarely scary, instead 90% is crammed with poor shooting against generic enemies. AExtremely underwhelming. For a horror game it is very rarely scary, instead 90% is crammed with poor shooting against generic enemies. A disturbing and unfulfilling finale only accentuates how disappointing this is compared to the first. Full Review »