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  • Summary: Fear Effect 2: Retro Helix is the prequel to the critically acclaimed hit Fear Effect on the PlayStation game console. In this chapter, we delve into the colorful histories of the original cast of three mercenaries as well as the extraordinary circumstances that brought them together.
    Hana Tsu-Vachel, our beautiful assassin, trained to deal in love as well as death, desired by many yet belonging to none.
    - Royce Glas, a master operative in the field of counter intelligence whose daily existence is haunted by his dark past.
    - Jakob 'Deke' Decourt, a cold-blooded killer driven by money and murder.
    - Introducing Rain Qin, close companion to Hana with unparalleled beauty wrapped around a dark secret core.

    Their adventure will take us to the chaotic alternate reality of Hong Kong, Hells Kitchen in New York City, the formidable Walled City of Xi'an, the lost tomb of the First Emperor of China and finally into the legendary mountain-island of the immortals; Penglai Shan. As they reach their final destination and come face to face with Rain's evil twin sister Mist, in this faithful moment in time, you will get to decide who is to live and who is to die.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 15
  2. Negative: 1 out of 15
  1. Let's start by clearing up the silly notion that Fear Effect 2 is the games equivalent of a skin flick, shall we?... Creative, deep and addicting, Retro Helix is one of the best action adventures we've ever come across.
  2. Spell-binding, addictive, visually delightful.
  3. Tailor-made for an older audience. It has an intriguing plot that consists of a thinking man’s storyline, devious puzzles, and movie-quality voice acting.
  4. A game that successfully blends the action, survival-horror, and role-playing genres into a single outstanding product.
  5. It's just really creepy. The atmosphere created by the graphics and sound In Retro Helix is incredible.
  6. Although Fear Effect 2: Retro Helix suffers from minor control problems, the amusing and entertaining storyline, as well as the impressive graphics, made me want to come back for more.
  7. Fans of the genre will probably get their rocks off, but casual gamers will find it a big tease.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
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  1. DUDEZ.
    Jan 13, 2004
    This game kicks @$$!!!
  2. AntonyK.
    Jan 31, 2006
    The first game was a unique experience,and one of my favourite games of all time,the sequel proved to be a hit with some mind-crushing puzzles like the geometric shapes. Expand