F.E.A.R. Perseus Mandate

New weapons include a launcher which fires bouncy grenades - perfect for those enclosed spaces - and a chain lightning gun which fires streaks of blue energy, knocking back unfortunate grunts. If the latter's a bit Dungeons & Dragons for you, the laser-scoped rifle ought to satisfy your inner Guns & Ammo reader.

Its scope cuts through smokeand dust-filled areas, allowing you to pick out targets you'd otherwise be blind to. These three shooters are joined by all the weapons from not only the first game but also the first expansion, so you won't be short of a weapon with which to panickingly spray bullets into a dark corner.

It's been two years since we first faced FEAR and you could be forgiven for demanding the latest technology in your shooters. Perseus Mandate looks like the original, that's the bottom line: it looked great back then and it looks decent now.

If you're a technology fetishist then you'll be better served by Crysis; but if gritty, gory shoot-outs, slow-motion bullet ballet and high-tech horror get your shotgun pumping then you could do a lot worse than taking another dose of FEAR.

Courtesy of CVG.