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  • Summary: The sequel to F.E.A.R. continues the original game's spine-tingling supernatural suspense story of an escalating paranormal crisis that threatens to destroy a major American city. At the center of the calamity is the mysterious Alma, whose rage against those who wronged her triggered a chain of events that have spiraled completely out of control. Now that she has free reign, the consequences will be unimaginable. [Warner Bros.] Expand
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  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. F.E.A.R. 2 is a great game that offers an intense single-player experience and a solid multiplayer experience. While the single-player mode might be somewhat linear and maybe a little too short the overall experience is still top notch.
  3. A very competent and enjoyable game. As a shooter, I was very impressed with the title. Unfortunately, I never really felt the fear that gave the game its moniker.
  4. 80
    In short, if you like FEAR, you will love FEAR 2. It may be too scary for some and the wobble of your character walking might induce a slight bit of motion sickness, but it’s a well constructed horror/action title.
  5. It feels a lot like that last "007" movie: plenty of fun, but nowhere near as awesome as we hoped it'd be. [Mar 2009, p.76]
  6. Although this doesn’t lead from the front in the horror genre any longer, it’s still a competent shooter that always entertains but never taxes the player's intelligence.
  7. The game hardly lays out a convincing tale, which leaves gameplay to perform double duty.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 27
  2. Negative: 2 out of 27
  1. Jul 3, 2011
    A fantastic delve back into the FEAR universe with far improved visuals and scares. The game features an new arsenal of weaponry, creepy and varied locations and a new host of enemies to boot. The game stays true to the series by keeping the melee combat system and bullet time features which used in conjunction can provide some epic moments. A true winner 10/10. Expand
  2. Dec 6, 2013
    One of my favourite games ever made. Intelligent, immersive, scary, graphically slick, a joy to play, just great. I've played it several times through including in the hardest difficulty mode and always love it.

    It's not quite worthy of a 10/10 as some sections can be a bit tedious, it's not a perfect game. But having said that it's easily in my top 10 games of all time and I would recommend it to anyone who enjoys horror games or shooters, or who just feels like a good, solid, captivating gaming experience.

    In my opinion it is significantly superior to the original and to the third game, which I felt lacked the character and intelligence of this one.
  3. BB
    Jun 1, 2009
    As far as psychological thriller video games go, this is one of the best (if not the best). The game has a fantastic balance between scares, story, and combat. I found the first F.E.A.R to be too annoying and cliche in it's scare tactics. This game is definitely worth a rent (at least). Expand
  4. Jun 25, 2013
    While it's nowhere near as scary as its predecessor, "F.E.A.R. 2" does manage to up the level of action and gameplay complexity whilst still keeping the intense sense of dread that made eponymous franchise famous. Expand
  5. May 28, 2012
    I really like this game!
  6. ApocalypseBrown
    Mar 8, 2009
    I must first have another go at EuroGamer, as their reviewers are getting more ridiculous by the month. To give this game five, and Killzone 9 is a joke quite frankly. Neither game is above seven, though I'd say Fear 2 is the better of the two. But obviously objectivity is sadly replaced by big wads of cash at Eurogamer, so I'd advice scrapping their reviewers full stop. Anyway Monolith have produced a game that does things in a very pleasing yet unspectacular way, basically it's a good pop corn game if you don't expect Gears of War 2 from it. The story is quite interesting in a subtle way, Alma is back to some nasty shite and has now turned her focus on the lead figure a soldier called Beckett. The repeating back-drops of offices in the original are replaced by schools, subways and ghost town streets, which definitely gives the game more appeal. But never did I really feel overly excited about playing this as every set piece (well they weren't too many to begin with), to the slow-mo gun play and enemy AI has been since and bettered before. And online is an embarrassment, which kills the game dead after you finish it. It's no more than a slightly above average game, just like Project Snowblind was on the PS2. But it is definitely worth a run through if you enjoyed the original, though it isn't even as remotely scary as it's predecessor. And it's very obviously Fear 3 is coming soon, so Monolith make sure you hit the jack-pot when it does arrive please. Expand
  7. HarisA
    Jul 19, 2009
    Breaks my heart to see this series become garbage. First, the game no longer tries to scare you psychologically, but instead, uses Doom 3 jump out tactics. These techniques are unsuitable as eventually you develop an immunity to it. Next the game was ridiculously easy compared to its predecessor. The storyline was so basic and leaves you with the feeling that you are doing a lot of the same stuff from FEAR all over again in this sequel...very disappointing Monolith... Expand

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