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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 chainThe 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. Positive: 39 out of 49
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  1. Monolith addressed the flaws of the original, improved themselves and delivered a fantastic follow-up. Highly Recommended!
  2. F.E.A.R. 2 is almost exactly as we wanted it to be: scary and entertaining. Thank you Monolith for sticking close to the prequel and not trying to freshen up the series with fancy new ideas!
  3. 83
    It’s a good shooter, bordering on great at times, but it’s not as groundbreaking as its predecessor. Still, it’s definitely faithful to the idea of F.E.A.R., which is mainly trying to get under your skin using a combination of tried-and-true horror elements, not the least of which is a creepy little girl.
  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. Mixing a strong horror atmosphere and a solid “slo-mo” gameplay, F.E.A.R. 2 Project Origin shines for the extension of the new levels. Its linearity isn’t necessarily a drawback (at least not for “old style” FPS fans), but it could still spoil the fun for next gen gamers, used to much more “open” games. Despite all of this, Monolith’s baby delivers a solid experience, and every FPS fan should at least give it a good try.
  6. Sure, there’s fun to be had shooting baddies in the face for 10-12 hours over the course of the 14 missions, but sadly F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin isn’t nearly as remarkable as the original.
  7. If you played the first few FEAR games and you want to know what happens next to the faceless, characterless, protagonist then you could do a lot worse than FEAR 2: Project Origin. I really can’t recommend this to players that are new to either the series or the genre. The lack of reiteration of the first game’s story is rather perplexing.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 68 out of 136
  2. Negative: 19 out of 136
  1. Apr 26, 2012
    10
    [Game] FEAR2 Project Origin is a seriously scary FPS. Play as a marine and get sent in to pick up a scientist - you know the kind - a[Game] FEAR2 Project Origin is a seriously scary FPS. Play as a marine and get sent in to pick up a scientist - you know the kind - a scientist that needs human guinea pigs. Live through nightmarish sequences, have your adrenaline spike, and shut down your computer for a rest. Reboot and Repeat. If you liked the first FEAR game you will love this one. [Overall score 9.5] Played 2012.04.06 on Steam PC - 3 years after release

    [DRM] Steam only

    [Challenges] This game is not too complicated. Pick up gun - go down corridor and shoot. The atmospherics are mind numbingly intense and addictive; adrenaline overdose is inevitable. I really like the way the game flips back and forth between more standard FPS run and gun - and the surreal Alma afflicted battles - the flavour is good - and then better - rinse and repeat. Choose your weapons and carry 4 - standard style armaments and the gameplay is tight Tight TIGHT.

    AI behaviour is good - you will get snipped - and you see the patterns soon enough. I played on normal mode and had a good number of reloads; sometimes you are just outnumbered - so you go back to basics - pull back to choke points - grenades, cover and head shots. This game has that bullet time kind of stuff - I did not use it except in the last battle. Hmmmm maybe I should replay this game on a more difficult mode!

    I enjoyed this game so much I will purchase FEAR3 even though the price is still forty smackers. Sometimes you just want to run and gun.

    [My PC] i7-2600K 3.4GHz / ASUS Z68 ProGen3 / 8Gig RAM / Radeon 6870 / 1920x1200 / W7 PRO SP1 Frame rate - smooth as butter. I played this with a Logitech G15 and a Kensington expert mouse - the only way to play! The in-game menu allowed me to remap the keys which then show up in the on-screen instructions and tips.

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  2. Jul 16, 2021
    9
    9/10
    This was also almost a bit too much action shooter for me, but it compensated with moments that almost filled my underwear.
    I mean it
    9/10
    This was also almost a bit too much action shooter for me, but it compensated with moments that almost filled my underwear.
    I mean it may not be the scariest sht ever but I spazz out at about anything when it comes to horror games.
    Graphics were pretty mediocre for it's time, I mean 2009 where you had MW2, Operation Flashpoint Dragon Rising, Wolfenstein and Rage.
    The only other FPS of 09 that had worse graphics was STALKER Call of Pripyat and god knows them developers barely had money. Weapon selection was good enough, gore was there.
    It's simply a must for FEAR fans.
    Also don't listen to any of those ret*rds down there talking bout the first F.E.A.R. having bad graphics, it was released in 2005 for fcks sake, it was only slightly worse than Urban Chaos Riot Respones or Black. I mean from 2005, Area 51 takes the cake.
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  3. Feb 12, 2013
    9
    much better gameplay than the first but also less scary moments in the game and more action. the game is a bit short even with the expansions.much better gameplay than the first but also less scary moments in the game and more action. the game is a bit short even with the expansions. the story gets a lot more personal and graphics have nicer animations and overall detail. doesn't support a 360 controller so its basic mouse and keyboard. but its made for that type of setup so i guess its smoother. overall a great improvement over the 1st game but losing its horror label and more of an action shooter to me. Expand
  4. Feb 17, 2021
    7
    Good shooter, but I would not say it is above average. It has few good moments and it is worth giving it a chance.
  5. May 5, 2012
    7
    the overall game is mostly "meh"... but the ending is really interesting :) I don't even bother to mention about consolization cuz it'sthe overall game is mostly "meh"... but the ending is really interesting :) I don't even bother to mention about consolization cuz it's normal, every game is consolized these days... which is bad btw. Expand
  6. [ANONYMOUS]
    Sep 27, 2009
    6
    Very fun but VERY short. between 1-2 hours of true game play
  7. May 1, 2016
    0
    You have to be joking.

    Waiting almost 3 years to play this patched up mess did nothing to help the fail that is at the core of this
    You have to be joking.

    Waiting almost 3 years to play this patched up mess did nothing to help the fail that is at the core of this rubbish. Laughably cliched in every sense of the word and utterly, uselessly dated. Little girl leaving entrail splattering destruction with a horror movie "gotcha" scare attempt every 45 seconds isn't merely cliched, it's just lazy.

    "OMG THERE IS A DOZEN GALLONS OF BLOOD IN THIS DARKENED LIGHT FLICKERING BATHROOM STALL THAT GETS EVEN MORE FLICKERY AND HORROR MOVIE SOUND EFFECTY WHEN I OPEN THE STALL DOOR WHICH OPENS VERY SLOWLY TO REVEAL.... seriously, who even cares?"
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