In F.E.A.R An unidentified paramilitary force infiltrates a multi-billion dollar aerospace compound, taking hostages but issuing no demands. The government responds by sending in special forces, but loses contact as an eerie signal interrupts radio communications. When the interference subsides moments later, the team has been obliterated.
I cannot thank Monolith enough for their first installment in the series.
Incredible atmosphere thanks to detailed, haunting environments with a creepy soundtrack. There are many jumpscares, but at the same time you never feel really safe. I'm easily frightened though, so I can't really say how scared you will be.
The story is enjoyable, but not exactly the main reason you play.
The gameplay is really funny, with dismemberment, slow motion and very intelligent enemy AI. Most of the arsenal makes for entertaining battles, but there are some weapons that are more interesting than others. You have a pistol that you can dual wield, a sub machine gun, a shotgun, an assault rifle and a rocket launcher. Then there is the nailgun and the plasma cannon. The first one can be used to nail enemies to a wall or ceiling etc, and the other to completely strip them down to the bone, leaving only a smoking skeleton. There are also two different grenades and a mine.
With the multiplayer, which has been free to download since the realease (if I recall correctly) you can bring your friends for some fun games of deathmatch, team deathmatch or capture the flag.
This game is really REALLY GOOD!
You have to play it! The others kind off sucked but this game was just brilliant! Great gameplay, great sounds, great graphics (has explosions with a crap load of particles!) has great multiplayer and you can get co-op mods for it!
Also if you want to just do online you can get F.E.A.R Combat which is just the online and is for free!
This game is a easy 10/10 and its like 50billions jizzs in your pants! GET IT!
Intense, exhilarating, brutal and terrifying!
Something no FPS fan should ever overlook! :)
To put it simple the game is great!
The story is very well thought up, very interesting and keeps the player wondering the whole time...
The atmosphere that the game intruduces is trully unique, from music to enemies and whole level designs seem to all fit prefectly.
The action and horror is mixed in and presents a perfect unity.
Once you have had enough of the firefights and want something els to happen at that exact moment the horror kicks in, it is all placed in the exact time and moment when the player is tired or annoyed.
Once the player has had his heart pumping strong enough and runs screaming through the corridors hunted by what ever hides in the dark, sometimes you are jumped in right from up front when you least expect it.
The developers have trully worked hard to make this an enriching experience!
There are lots of weapons to be used, depending on the player's style of playing, and not every weapon is suitable for every situation so pick carefully.
No complaints from the AI, it is very well created and gives you hell of a time on bringing down the enemies numbers.
Luckuly further in the game you are given the means to handle these situations better by giving you small advantages, which are really valuable if you are to finnish the game, without them it would have been hell of a lot harder.
The game's graphics may not look up to date but trust me when I say that you won't need all the special effects of todays modern games, the ones that are in the game work just fine.
Amazing game with amazing atmosphere and a great story.
One of my favourite games ever.
Pretty nice game
F.E.A.R. Platinum: FEAR + FEAR Extraction Point + FEAR Perseus Mandate
FEAR is a very fun FPS game. This is mostly due to reflex time (slow motion). Without it i doubt the game would be as good.
There is also the creepy atmosphere that keeps it interesting, although not creepy enough.
The gameplay is where this game shines for me, its great, better than modern FPS's:
You are able to hold up to 3 weapons.
There is no button to go into cover, instead you stand or crouch behind walls and objects and can lean out to shoot.
No regenerating health. You can carry 10 health packs. And pick up armor.
No cut scenes, you're always in control of the protagonist
And of course the slow mo.
The game is gory. You can tear enemies apart with bullets. Even blow heads off with shotguns
The story is pretty good, characters are good even though you spend most of your time alone and dont get to interact with them much.
However, the game seems to be more fun and creepier at the beginning.
But afterwards it gets a little repetitive. You fight the same enemies throughout the game.
I wish i didnt spend so much time indoors, and more time outside in the streets.
Sound design is also amazing. Just the sound of walking or climbing or swimming sound so good.
The weapons, especially the shotgun, sound great.
However what this game is missing is a soundtrack. There is no background music to get you pumped up, especially during battle sequences.
One of the best FPS I've played.
The video game embodiment of fear... Oh yes, and it has a pretty nice story and action, too...
Too bad the sequels were crap compared to this one.
Whatever flaws FEAR has, it compensates with its brilliant gunplay, excellent asthetic, and tactical AI. This is one of those games where story isn't your concern, and I'm saying that as a writer.
The only major downfall is the ending, which is laughable at best...
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