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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. 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. An excellent FPS horror that mixes action with some pretty good frights. The single-player is exceptional, with some of the best graphics and atmospherics we've seen. Unfortunately the game is not as long as we would have liked and does little to bring something new to the packed FPS table.
  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. While F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin will definitely appeal to fans of the first installment, newcomers to the franchise will also be pleased with the fast paced and action packed gameplay. Next to that, this game is a lot less scary than it's predecessor, making this a game well suitable for shooter fanatics. On the down low, it's a bit disappointing the multiplayer mode isn't all that.
  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. Project Origin delivers an experience that will have you turning off the console, and not the lights.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 28
  2. Negative: 3 out of 28
  1. Jul 3, 2011
    10
    A fantastic delve back into the FEAR universe with far improved visuals and scares. The game features an new arsenal of weaponry, creepy andA 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
    9
    One of my favourite games ever made. Intelligent, immersive, scary, graphically slick, a joy to play, just great. I've played it several timesOne 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.
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  3. BB
    Jun 1, 2009
    9
    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, 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. May 29, 2012
    8
    Fear 2 is fantastic upgrade from the first. Graphics and flow and gameplay have all been updated. My only complaint is options. In the firstFear 2 is fantastic upgrade from the first. Graphics and flow and gameplay have all been updated. My only complaint is options. In the first installment you had some really nice customization choices. Head bob removal from the first would have been extremely nice. I also liked the crosshair customizer in Fear Files. All game makers should aspire to allow the consumers to customize their gaming experience as much as technically possible. A solid game with plenty of thrills and scares to make you fearful. Expand
  5. Jul 16, 2013
    7
    The gameplay was solid and fun. I had so high expectation for this game since a lot of folks talked highly on how scary of this game. Not thatThe gameplay was solid and fun. I had so high expectation for this game since a lot of folks talked highly on how scary of this game. Not that much for me. But I like the violent and bloodish in this game. Expand
  6. FPSMaster
    Feb 14, 2009
    7
    In some ways better than the first, but in some ways worse. It looks good at times, sometimes better than the original, then at others it In some ways better than the first, but in some ways worse. It looks good at times, sometimes better than the original, then at others it looks very blurry and it has a grain filter over it like the developers were trying to hide something. The flashlight no longer casts dynamic shadows, so this was a huge letdown since the original from a game engine designed in 2005 had this feature and some other older engine games like Half Life 2 and Left 4 Dead also do it. It plays like the original almost to a T, except you can now pilot the power armor and there's a few new weapons. I never thought the original was scary at all and wondered why others found it scary because you're armed to the teeth like Rambo. But this game is even less scary than the first. The enemy A.I. doesn't seem as lifelike as the first game and doesn't move around and flank as much. If the game didn't show the symtoms that only the FEAR 1 port to PS3 had (choppy framerates, blurry look and just half-assed) it would score higher. It looks like this series was better when only on PC and 360 but now like most other multiplatfrom games that come out at the same time on PS3 and 360 this game shows symtoms of developers making it for the weaker PS3 graphics card and porting it over to 360 using none of it's more advanced features. It's obvious when looking at what the first game did when it was on 360 long before it was on PS3 then looking at this one that came out on both consoles at the same time and seeing it having the same problems that only PS3 games normally have and seeing things the first game did on 360 were cut out so it could perform decent on PS3. Expand
  7. ABR
    Dec 1, 2018
    0
    I probably wouldn't even finish this game, if I've played it on PC. Not so boring like first game, but it's pretty empty and soulless.

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