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FEAR review

Overtime is truly hell

Pros

  • Incredibly fun firefights
  • Multiplayer modes are intact
  • Railgunning flesh off bones

Cons

  • Graphics are drab for PS3
  • All the downtime
  • That creepy girl

F.E.A.R. is hilariously, absurdly violent. It's a shooter set mostly in a single skyscraper block, where genetically modified soldiers and psychic monsters have invaded a biotech firm. And you've got it made, because you're just as modified as the men you face. At any moment, you can slow down time, duck behind a pillar, peep out and take away a soldier's legs with a single blast from the shotgun. "Holy shit, he's flanking us," they scream, as you empty clip after clip into their faces, leaving decapitated corpses spitting blood. Heads are literally rolling. "We got him," they rejoice, as you hit the wrong button again and select the now empty sub-machine gun. Uh-oh...

More Info

GenreShooter
DescriptionScary first-person shooter where you play a member of an elite assault unit on the trail of... a creepy little ghost girl?
PlatformPS3, PC, Xbox 360
US censor ratingMature
Alternative namesF.E.A.R. First Encounter Assault Recon
Release date18 October 2005 (US), 1 January 1970 (UK)