Fear Effect 2: Retro Helix PlayStation

Metascore
84

Generally favorable reviews - based on 15 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 15
  2. Negative: 1 out of 15
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  1. Daily Radar
    100
    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. Retro Helix is a fantastic game, better than its predecessor and one of the last must own games for PlayStation owners.
  5. The audience of "Jerry Springer" is right: we love lesbians!
  6. An excellent adult plot, cool graphics, and style to burn make this a must-have in the adventure genre.
  7. 90
    Complete with a unique visual scheme, engrossing story, and vibrant characters, the effect of Retro Helix will be felt for quite some time.
  8. A game that successfully blends the action, survival-horror, and role-playing genres into a single outstanding product.
  9. Da Gameboyz
    80
    It's just really creepy. The atmosphere created by the graphics and sound In Retro Helix is incredible.
  10. 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.
  11. Total Video Games
    80
    A fantastic adventure game, (though) at certain points you may find yourself a little frustrated with the game's camera angles.
  12. The sense of style and visual creativity overcomes the game's shortcomings to make it a worthwhile play.
  13. A kick with its sharp visual style, crisp sounds, and thousands of tasty, violent, obscene morsels which are sure to stimulate your psychic sweet tooth. A strong game to be sure, but not the sequel it could have been.
  14. 69
    Fans of the original will dig this, and fans of blood and cleavage...are advised to pick the game up without delay, but FE2's gameplay is going to turn off those who've come to expect something more from an adventure game, and I'm inclined to say its content will offend more than just canting zealots.
  15. Fans of the genre will probably get their rocks off, but casual gamers will find it a big tease.

Awards & Rankings

#28 Most Discussed PS1 Game of 2001
#15 Most Shared PS1 Game of 2001
User Score
8.9

Generally favorable reviews- based on 17 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. AntonyK.
    Jan 31, 2006
    9
    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 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. Full Review »
  2. DUDEZ.
    Jan 13, 2004
    10
    This game kicks @$$!!!
  3. Dec 16, 2015
    8
    If you think the first one was difficult,this one is twice as hard and we're not talking about only combat here,the games difficulty has risenIf you think the first one was difficult,this one is twice as hard and we're not talking about only combat here,the games difficulty has risen in all aspects of the game.But i had fun with it and i say this is one of the last great games to be released for psone. btw,did anyone remember the elevator scene? ;) Full Review »