F.E.A.R. Xbox 360

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7.4

Mixed or average reviews- based on 135 Ratings

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  • Summary: F.E.A.R. (First Encounter Assault and Recon), is an intense first person close-quarters combat experience with rich atmosphere and an engaging storyline. The story begins as an unidentified paramilitary force infiltrates a multi-billion dollar aerospace compound. The government responds byF.E.A.R. (First Encounter Assault and Recon), is an intense first person close-quarters combat experience with rich atmosphere and an engaging storyline. The story begins as an unidentified paramilitary force infiltrates a multi-billion dollar aerospace compound. The government responds by sending in Special Forces, but loses contact as an eerie signal interrupts radio communications. When the interference subsides moments later, the team has been literally torn apart. As part of a classified strike team created to deal with threats no one else can handle, your mission is simple: Eliminate the intruders at any cost. Determine the origin of the signal. And contain this crisis before it spirals out of control. [Vivendi] Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 41 out of 44
  2. Negative: 0 out of 44
  1. AceGamez
    100
    F.E.A.R. really is a shooter with everything - exceptional enemy AI, amazingly detailed graphics with truly entertaining rag doll physics and proper reactions when you land a hit on an enemy, a fantastic range of weapons and an online mode that's tremendously addictive.
  2. Overall, if you like FPS titles, you like your games pretty, and you like to be scared, then F.E.A.R. is right up your alley. Proceed with caution; you will wet yourself on this ride.
  3. F.E.A.R. is the 360's first shooter to score a [90] on Eurogamer for the simple reason that it's such a consistently exciting game that gets the core of the experience so absolutely spot-on that most of the niggles are swiftly swept aside. Slow-mo gunplay and cunning AI don't sound like next generation ideas, but somehow Monolith combines the two so expertly that it feels more alive and more exciting than could ever seem possible.
  4. Play Magazine
    85
    But the engaging paranormal angle to the story and the violent imagery rising from it breathe a creepy chill into F.E.A.R.'s soul that never lets the game lost its powerful grip. [Dec. 2006, p.64]
  5. Games Master UK
    82
    A technically superb conversion of a superlative shooter, if a bit creaky. [Christmas 2006, p.96]
  6. The action in F.E.A.R. is relentless from start to finish, and the AI of enemy soldiers is about the best you'll find in video games at the moment. Bar an ending that will leave you wanting a lot more, there's little not to enjoy.
  7. Many of the set-pieces are utterly predictable (the mini-battlemech you meet coming up on a lift platform thing, for example, or the snipers in the distant windows on a rooftop), and the AI seems distinctly switched off for these moments.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 24 out of 49
  2. Negative: 13 out of 49
  1. HarisA.
    Jul 19, 2009
    10
    It's very rare to get a game that actually tries to scare you psychologically. Most titles just have monsters jump out like a Doom 3 It's very rare to get a game that actually tries to scare you psychologically. Most titles just have monsters jump out like a Doom 3 clone. Kudos to FEAR for creating a game with an interesting storyline and for making you jump in your seat! Expand
  2. DennisS.
    Jun 27, 2006
    10
    The action had me jumping out of my chair. The programmers did a great job with having things jump out at you. Scary at times, yet holds your The action had me jumping out of my chair. The programmers did a great job with having things jump out at you. Scary at times, yet holds your interest. Expand
  3. [Anonymous]
    Dec 20, 2006
    9
    Really intense shooter, its really feels like shooting with this one.. great.
  4. Jan 12, 2014
    7
    The game itself is only good for a score of 6, a smidge above average, but it did lead to one of the best scare moments ever as a locker gotThe game itself is only good for a score of 6, a smidge above average, but it did lead to one of the best scare moments ever as a locker got thrown across a corridor as my friend launched his controller 10 foot into the air giving off a girly yelp. Yes the scares are good but the most memorable thing about this game were the scares from the creepy girl and was the only thing that kept me playing. The gameplay is mediocre, a pretty boring corridor shooter that has a few moments but the game is really let down by the bullet time mechanic which I don't really think works in games (apart from the innovator Max Payne and The Matrix games where it makes sense) and takes away the skill especially in first person shooters. Overall this game is generic for the generation and if you want to play a F.E.A.R game to see what its all about then I recommend this one but there is so much more that should take your time and money. Expand
  5. May 28, 2012
    6
    this game was okay.
  6. DarinM
    Jan 21, 2009
    4
    I kmow this is a couple of years old now but i got this for a tenner and have to say i have never played such a boring Fps as thisI kmow this is a couple of years old now but i got this for a tenner and have to say i have never played such a boring Fps as this before.Every level looks the same,the graphics are dull,.the gameplay repetitive,no variety in enemies.and scary? maybe for a 5 year old.
    I really wanted to like this but its so average in every respect and boring as hell.I think the reviewers were playing a different game.
    85?? yeah right
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  7. RickD.
    Dec 22, 2007
    0
    Thiss game is horrible. Absolutely the worst gameplay and graphical design I've ever seen. Every weapon looks the same and the Thiss game is horrible. Absolutely the worst gameplay and graphical design I've ever seen. Every weapon looks the same and the environments look exactly the same as the last one. This game is terrible and I don't recommend it to anyone. Expand

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