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  • Summary: You are a member of a secondary F.E.A.R. team that is brought in to find more information regarding the secret project at Armacham. F.E.A.R. Perseus Mandate, an all-new stand-alone expansion pack, offers both seasoned gamers and those who have never played the original F.E.A.R. (FirstYou are a member of a secondary F.E.A.R. team that is brought in to find more information regarding the secret project at Armacham. F.E.A.R. Perseus Mandate, an all-new stand-alone expansion pack, offers both seasoned gamers and those who have never played the original F.E.A.R. (First Encounter Assault Recon) the ability to jump-in and experience the fright with a brand new team in an all-new experience. Uncover the mystery that surrounds Armacham and truth behind the Perseus project. Employ new weapons, including the Chain Lightning Gun, Grenade Launcher, and Advanced Rifle. Face off against a horrifying new enemy, the Nightcrawlers. [Sierra] Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 27
  2. Negative: 2 out of 27
  1. Perseus Mandate offers undeniable value for money. If you love first person shooters, you should really check it out.
  2. Even the positive multiplayer aspect can’t be recommended because it is just nothing new. At around six hours to play through, and with only a moderately intriguing storyline to follow, this is about as thin as F.E.A.R.’s welcome will wear without breaking.
  3. Despite the lackluster narrative and dated graphics, Perseus Mandate still delivers a lot of the fun of the previous games. It isn’t perfect, but it still manages to be a worthy addition to the F.E.A.R. franchise despite the story.
  4. 65
    A solid, competent rehash of aging material that has moments of excitement scattered sparsely through an otherwise middling experience.
  5. AceGamez
    60
    It's not a bad expansion because although it does little new, it's decently sized and repeats a lot of what made the original game such a hit two years ago, but a lack of any kind of polish to the old ideas of the series, let along bringing forth brand new ones, really does lessen the appeal that this expansion has - and I loved F.E.A.R.
  6. If you dig the F.E.A.R. universe and haven't quite gotten your fill of its particular style of clone-killing, office-trashing gameplay, then by all means, give it a go, just bear in mind that you're not likely to enjoy it as much as the original. But if you didn't particularly enjoy F.E.A.R., or are just looking for the best shooter out there, you're better of skipping it.
  7. PC Zone UK
    29
    This game is badly made and overwhelmingly bleak, and while the original F.E.A.R. still exists, there's absolutely no way I could ever recommend anybody buy this, even if you're on fire and this game is a bucket of water. [Jan 2008, p.80]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 22
  2. Negative: 4 out of 22
  1. Jan 18, 2015
    10
    F.E.A.R Perseus Mandate

    So underrated game !!! I enjoy this expansion more than F.E.A.R vanila. Pros: +great level design. Best so
    F.E.A.R Perseus Mandate

    So underrated game !!!
    I enjoy this expansion more than F.E.A.R vanila.

    Pros:
    +great level design. Best so far. I haven't play FEAR 2 and 3 yet.
    +new weapons
    +great graphic. Evan for today standards. No blur, bloom, HDR to cover imperfections. Great textures.
    +it has more feeling than FEAR + EP

    Cons:
    - few enemy types.
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  2. ThisisSparta
    Sep 17, 2009
    9
    It's mostly more of the same, but that's certainly not a bad thing. A very solid shooter that delivers on the scares and satisfyingIt's mostly more of the same, but that's certainly not a bad thing. A very solid shooter that delivers on the scares and satisfying gun-play. Graphics are somewhat dated, but the game doesn't really suffer from it, and the bullet-time effects and blood splatter still look great. The story is engaging and is a worthy expansion to the FEAR universe. As stated, great value for money. Expand
  3. Feb 25, 2013
    9
    DO NOT let the metacritic score steer you away from this game. I loved the original F.E.A.R. and beat if a few years back. based upon theDO NOT let the metacritic score steer you away from this game. I loved the original F.E.A.R. and beat if a few years back. based upon the metacritic review I was never going to try this or th other expansion pack as my backlog is already huge and I don't have time for "bad" games.

    I recently wanted to play F.E.A.R. again but didn't want to go through the same story over. When I read the plot of this expansion, and how it took place during the events of the original I figured I would give it a go. I fell in love with this just as I did the original F.E.A.R. It is a great fun shooter that I would look forward to playing each day when I got home. Now that I have beaten it I still want more, time to try Extraction Point I guess.

    The bad reviews mostly talk about how it is too similar and used a dated engine with old graphics. In 2013 I am not playing F.E.A.R. for its HD visuals (though it doesn't look bad in 1920x1080), and more of the same is exactly what I wanted. I could see back in 07 when this expansion was full price why some may be turned off, but for those looking to re-live the joy of the original F.E.A.R. but wanting a new story getting this on a steam sale for pennies is swell worth the and time.
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  4. casey
    Sep 10, 2009
    7
    the game is advertised as an expansion to the orginal fear, and it is just that. it has a few new weapons, a few new bad guys, albeit ratherthe game is advertised as an expansion to the orginal fear, and it is just that. it has a few new weapons, a few new bad guys, albeit rather uninspired and underdeveloped. the little extra spice to the evironment was nice; i thouroghly enjoyed blowing the shit out of my surroundings, and if you were a fan of the first to parts of the saga, then running into a few familar places was just the cherry on top. and the gore and visions are over the top, much more *holy shit* than its predecessors. play in sequence, and enjoy. Expand
  5. Sep 12, 2014
    7
    Perseus Mandate is a fun DLC and the funnest one i thought beating extraction point and better than the main game sure its short around 4Perseus Mandate is a fun DLC and the funnest one i thought beating extraction point and better than the main game sure its short around 4 hours and you can do everything and the bonus missions but there more in it than the F.E.A.R 1 there more weapons way more character models and change of environments most things all still stay grey but it feels better and alot funner.

    Worth Playing for F.E.A.R Fans.

    Worth $5
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  6. KasjanN.
    Mar 21, 2008
    6
    Terrible game! If you loved FEAR you must go to the shop. If you don't love FEAR.
  7. Apr 3, 2013
    3
    The original FE.A.R. is one of the best FPS games of all time. This...this is not. The writing is horrendous, the scares are far tooThe original FE.A.R. is one of the best FPS games of all time. This...this is not. The writing is horrendous, the scares are far too in-your-face. Somehow, they screwed up the core gameplay of FEAR (who would have thought that was possible?). They made a good amount of battles completely unfair. Difficulty and fairness are two separate things. The original F.E.A.R was difficult, but never unfair. The voice acting is flat, and not only are the scares in-your-face like I said before, they're also completely and utterly predictable and just not...scary.

    This expansion shines in a few moments, but...it's just nothing short of poor beyond that.
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