Metascore
79

Generally favorable reviews - based on 48 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 38 out of 48
  2. Negative: 0 out of 48
  1. 91
    You'll, fire thousands of rounds in hundreds of white-knuckled shootouts facing everything from soldiers to grotesques to specters, and tromp around in a totally bad-ass mech suit. Most importantly, you'll love every minute of it.
  2. I can't recommend Monolith's sequel highly enough. It might not have the jaw-dropping visuals to rival Killzone 2, but it's a hugely satisfying shooter that'll have you clinging onto that controller or mouse throughout its tension-filled campaign. If you like your combat meaty and with a solid dose of supernatural scares, there's every chance this will rank as one of your favourite games of 2009.
  3. The F.E.A.R. series is top notch when it comes to digital horror. Very good sequel of a horror classic.
  4. There have been very few original first person shooters in the last few years and if you were a fan of the original F.E.A.R., be prepared to fall in love once more. Graphically and audio wise the game impresses on many levels and if it was not for the average (below average) multiplayer experience this would be a perfect all around game for action junkies.
  5. F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin is as disturbing as it is satisfying. No, it's not perfect, but it certainly offers a lot of entertainment.
  6. For action-fans, this game is a must-have. Concerning tenseness you will experience the same feeling as in Half Life. Simply take part in Alma’s return!
  7. F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin has similar strenghts and weaknesses as the first game. While the action is great and the horror-elements work well enough, F.E.A.R. 2 suffers from rather un-inspirational enviroments. I love secret underground complexes as much as the next guy, but three of them in one game is a bit too much! [Feb 2009]
  8. 87
    While not exactly original, Project Origin certainly offers FPS fans a vivid entertainment experience. If you’re a fan of the original and you’ve finished Killzone 2 and Resistance 2 then give this a look.
  9. A more than decent FPS/Horror game that will keep you entertained. Does’t provide as many scares as the original but makes up for it in presentation.
  10. 87
    FEAR 2’s core is essentially a heart-stopping first person shooter, filled with memorable scenes and terrifying action. It makes shooting people fun again, unlike a lot of FPS titles where it feels like you’re killing mindless drones over and over. But the game also has mystery, suspense, horror and a brilliant storyline driving the whole experience that takes it to a new level.
User Score
7.9

Generally favorable reviews- based on 92 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 18
  2. Negative: 3 out of 18
  1. 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 »
  2. Feb 24, 2014
    9
    The graphics have rally improved since the firs F.E.A.R the scares got me this time and I LOVED IT!! I love the challenges to get a trophy orThe graphics have rally improved since the firs F.E.A.R the scares got me this time and I LOVED IT!! I love the challenges to get a trophy or achievements. It's a lot of fun. Full Review »
  3. Feb 15, 2012
    6
    This games storyline is very fun but stale boring environments leave you wanting more while the weapon set is cool the online mode is lessThis games storyline is very fun but stale boring environments leave you wanting more while the weapon set is cool the online mode is less then entertaining all in the game is really scary at some points and shooting is fun even if the graphics are dull and boring Full Review »