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  • Summary: Alma returns in F.E.A.R. 3 but this time her sons Point Man and Paxton Fettel introduce divergent co-op, giving players distinctly different abilities affecting their own play as well as the experience of their co-op partner. Gamers participate in single player or co-op modes as Point Man, aAlma returns in F.E.A.R. 3 but this time her sons Point Man and Paxton Fettel introduce divergent co-op, giving players distinctly different abilities affecting their own play as well as the experience of their co-op partner. Gamers participate in single player or co-op modes as Point Man, a genetically enhanced super soldier originally introduced in F.E.A.R., or they can play cooperatively as his conniving brother Paxton Fettel, whose incredible telekinetic power has given him life beyond the grave. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 50 out of 71
  2. Negative: 2 out of 71
  1. Jul 1, 2011
    100
    Rather than aping what's popular, it focuses on good gunplay and unique ways to make it interesting: the slow motion, the co-op, the scoring system, two distinct characters to emphasize replayability, and a story that knows its place and its limitations.
  2. Jun 29, 2011
    83
    F.E.A.R. 3 offers some great replay value from not only giving the player an incentive to complete the game a second time around with the enigmatic Paxton Fettel but some very entertaining score based multiplayer fun. It may not be the most graphical game of the year but it does pack a punch where it counts with gameplay.
  3. Jul 19, 2011
    80
    Not enough horror, but the refreshing differentness complemented by the solid gameplay make this a great game.
  4. 78
    It mightn't be the return to F.E.A.R. some fans wished for, but it's a competent and able shooter that doesn't let up.
  5. Jun 29, 2011
    75
    F.E.A.R. 3 is a fun shooter best played with friends, and although the campaign is short and kind of confusing, there's plenty of replayability in the multiplayer to make this a worthy purchase for any fan of the series.
  6. Jul 11, 2011
    70
    So if you are a FPS fan, a F.E.A.R. nut or merely someone who loves their gore, then pick up F.E.A.R. 3 – you'll have a bloody good time.
  7. Jun 26, 2011
    40
    Whether you preferred the original F.E.A.R. or its sequel, F.E.A.R. 3 plays to the strengths of neither, almost feeling like a multiplayer spin-off that was begrudgingly upgraded to full-on sequel. There's a categorical compulsion here to play it safe, a mistake that even F.E.A.R. might not be able to return from.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 25 out of 42
  2. Negative: 5 out of 42
  1. Jun 21, 2011
    10
    This game is actually a ton of fun... Co-op Campaign, Playing as Fettel is unique and pretty sweet (you can possess enemies!), one of theThis game is actually a ton of fun... Co-op Campaign, Playing as Fettel is unique and pretty sweet (you can possess enemies!), one of the best FPS cover systems period, extremely cool scoring system, and some really unique & fun Co-op Multiplayer Modes... AND because of the Scoring System and Co-op/Multiplayer the replay-ability of FEAR 3 is through the roof!!!... NOTE: This is NOT Call Of Duty nor is it trying to be COD (which I think is refreshing)... Expand
  2. Feb 10, 2012
    10
    the original f.e.a.r. is one of my all time favorite games so I was really looking forward to this one, first the graphics aren't particularlythe original f.e.a.r. is one of my all time favorite games so I was really looking forward to this one, first the graphics aren't particularly impressive but they get the job done, the sound is very good with the ambiance really unnerving at times, gameplay wise the game is a blast, you'll really feel the power of your weapons, watching your enemy torn apart in slow motion never gets old, you'll also get a score after each chapter and this adds to the longevity and replay value, another interesting thing is the possibility to play as Fettel in single or co-op, this gives the game a totally different feel and grants a second playthrough, I've played with friends in the campaign and I must tell that I really enjoyed the experience, the fact that the two characters have so different powers and can cooperate in many different ways makes it stand out from the competition. Buy it if you are a f.e.a.r. fan or you're simply in search for a different fps with some original content Expand
  3. Jun 21, 2011
    9
    If a summer blockbuster and a Halloween fright fest had a baby, it would be called F3AR. The level of tension combined with some eye poppingIf a summer blockbuster and a Halloween fright fest had a baby, it would be called F3AR. The level of tension combined with some eye popping visual moments really make this game a treat. The summer is always pretty slow for new and good games, so this definitely fills the void. Though it's not perfect, you would be hard pressed to find a game with this much replay value during this time of year. Expand
  4. Jun 23, 2011
    8
    Unlike the two previous F.E.A.R. titles, the main draw for the third installment is the multiplayer. The single player campaign is prettyUnlike the two previous F.E.A.R. titles, the main draw for the third installment is the multiplayer. The single player campaign is pretty boring, even with Paxton Fettel's psychic powers at your side. The scares that drew me into the first game are long gone. The 'scares' are yawn-inducing and only mildly jolting at best. I expected better with names like Carpenter and Niles attached to the project. However, all of the faults and disappointments don't keep F.E.A.R. 3 from being a total blast. Contractions and **** Run are an absolute riot, especially when you have the right team. These are some of the most original and fun multiplayer modes I've seen in any game. They put Call of Duty's zombie mode to shame. All in all, F.E.A.R. 3 is a great multiplayer experience that more than makes up for the drab single player campaign. Expand
  5. Jun 21, 2011
    7
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. I am a FEAR fan but I think there were so many things gone worse. I will only start with the single-player aspects, and it is fun I admit, however the campaign is way too short... And the campaign wasn't that scary, it will shock you something with sound effects after then you will confuse on what has happened, which is kind of disappointing. Overall, I feel it was normal but a bit disappointing, F.E.A.R game deserves a longer campaign and more horrifying aspects. ( It seems there is only one level which created for scaring people-.-) Expand
  6. Mar 7, 2022
    7
    It's a bad game that's made fun when played co op. Lot of laughs really, and yeah there were some creepy stuff too.
  7. Jul 3, 2011
    2
    This is one of the worst first-person-shooter games ever, and I've played them all, since Doom. The graphics is hazy and washed out, theThis is one of the worst first-person-shooter games ever, and I've played them all, since Doom. The graphics is hazy and washed out, the action is more like wave upon wave of spawning zombie-flooding enemies than actual structural gameplay. I loved Fear1, Fear2 was passable, but this is rubbish. Expand

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