Summary: This won’t entice anybody away from their favorite online shooters. FEAR 2 will be bought, played, mostly enjoyed, and thrown onto the shelf to be forgotten with the countless other pretty-good-but-not-great shooters. Like most horror film sequels, it’s good for a few scares on a dark night with the surround sound turned up, but not a whole lot more.
Pros: Alma is genuinely creepy; wall-crawling enemies frighten.
Cons: There's nothing new to keep the shooting action interesting; multiplayer is very forgettable.
Summary: Project Origin continues F.E.A.R.'s supernatural suspense story of an escalating paranormal crisis that threatens to destroy a major American city. Alma now has free reign, and the consequences will be unimaginable.
Excerpt: Unfortunately, when you get right down to it F.E.A.R. doesn’t deliver on nearly a high enough level when it comes to the kind of action we expect from a modern FPS. The graphics have been prettied up a little since the original, and the slo-mo bullet-time power is still on tap, but there’s really nothing special about this shooter. The levels are claustrophobic and uninspired, and sadly not the least bit scary.
Excerpt: Name: F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin Genre: First-Person Shooter Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PC (Reviewed on PlayStation 3 F.E.A.R. was an amazing game. There wasn’t much new, but it was the first shooter to really push the envelope in terms of artificial intelligence and had the gameplay to back it up. It also had a good blend of horror mixed with action, all without being as in-your-face as Doom 3 .