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  • Summary: F.E.A.R. Files uses combat adaptable AI to provide an intense "action movie" experience while keeping players engrossed in it's spine-chilling storylines. Gamers will assume the roles of an elite soldier trained in combating unusual and unimaginable situations. Called in to confront a mysterious force, the player must escape from a crisis spiraling out of control. F.E.A.R. Files contains two F.E.A.R. missions which provide the player with a unique fusion of stylized first-person shooter and supernatural suspense that will keep gamers at the edge of their seats. Includes the brand new Perseus Mandate campaign as well as the award-winning expansion pack Extraction Point. New multipayer and instant action maps, and new F.E.A.R. missions never before available on console. Engage in unpredictable encounters with combat adaptable A.I. Battle new and even more terrifying of enemies with 6 new weapons. Enhanced destructible environments. Frenetic multiplayer support for up to 16 players. [Sierra] Collapse
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 43
  2. Negative: 1 out of 43
  1. Overall, F.E.A.R. might start to be a little dated without an engine overhaul. Additionally, Perseus Mandate doesn't introduce anything very new to the series.
  2. Sure, both expansions don’t really do anything uniquely different but they are still fun campaigns chock full of bullets and frights.
  3. The strength undoubtedly lies within Extraction Point, as the story and setting is completely terrifying throughout.
  4. The only problem is the expansions add very little to the original game experience. More of the same isn’t a terrible thing, but if you are not a diehard F.E.A.R. fan, you may want to pass on F.E.A.R. Files.
  5. Extraction Point is somewhat better than the newer Perseus Mandate, but even so it’s too short to be truly noteworthy. There are moments here and there that make the experience decent, but the overall package is lacking. Do yourself a favor and wait for Project Origin rather than picking this up.
  6. With Extraction Point, TimeGate has lost sight of what its predecessor did so well, creating something truly average. Which is why it’s so surprising that Perseus Mandate is so great. [Jan 2008, p.124]
  7. It’s overpriced and undervalued.

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  1. TomF.
    Nov 21, 2007
    They've managed it once again - a truly fantastic gaming experience.
  2. TARGET1058
    Feb 10, 2008
    This is a fun FPS for fans of the series. It is a little better then the original. However, it is not on the level of a game like Call of Duty and the graphics could be better. The freak out factor helps to make up for its shortfalls. Expand