Summary: Visually F.E.A.R 2 is impressive. It features some terrific maps (although it's still a bit too much of a corridor shooter), cut-scenes, and in-game animations, the character modelling is good and it has a host of nice atmospheric touches. It also introduces some imaginative new enemies not seen in the original, including the reanimators, who bring dead grunts back to life as flailing, gun-toting zombies, and pesky, shrivelled guys in shorts, who scurry about like Gollum...
Summary: Caution for strong language and sexual content. That game was suspensful, and the story plot was good, but again, it is not for young audiences. This game ties in well with the first F.E.A.R. You could even play this and then the first. The first game did not have much language and there was no sexual content that I recall.
Summary: Ok, this is a steam game as you're well aware by now, what does that mean - you can't buy used or it won't work - The game is OK takes place almost entirely in an office bldg like the previous ones - there are some scary parts where you have to melee your way away from alma - other zombie/ghost thingies - some cool flashbacks - the ending is kinda weak. Overall the game felt kinda short (7 intervals - 14 "missions") Nothing really new here, so was kinda boring.
Summary: It's OK. Seems a little simplistic, almost cartoon-like, compared to the original. My biggest grip is the inability to save whenever I want to. This is one of those automatic checkpoint save type games. I hate that. Let me save when I want to! You DO NOT make a game more challenging by limiting the player's ability to save. You make it more annoying! Game designers that do this should be smacked.
Summary: As with most sequels Fear 2 is a technical improvement, the appearance of a nuclear blasted city and the ghostly monsters you encounter is a sight to behold. I was even able to get passable performance on my aged 8800GT at 1680X1050 resolution. The plot is the let down, you are playing a different character than the first game, and there isn't the central evil persona of Paxton Fettel to tie it all together.
Summary: This would have been a great sequel to the original F.E.A.R. except it was way too short. I flew through it too quickly. If you liked F.E.A.R., you'll like this. Only problem is, it's not worth the price of a new game that was a long as the original. Now that the price is down, this would be a good time to buy it.
Summary: FEAR 2 comes across to me like a mission pack for FEAR. It's got some weird grainy texture to the graphics, which are other wise very good. I could run it maxed out on a 2 year old vista machine with no problems. I did get a bit bored at times. It's a very linear game and sometimes repetitive.. once in a while you get the "scary" part, which with the exception of prison area, failed to pucker my sphincter in the least.
Summary: Yes console games have become too popular and this game was dummed down for the console. That said, it was still fun to play and I would recommend it to anyone who like the Undying, Fear, Doom 3 etc. It does have it's creepy moments but this episoed is a little sad as you learn of Alma's torments. It would be better without Steam and would certainly be better if it were not ported from the console.
Summary: First of all this game requires Steam to play. It's not the first and won't be the last. Like most intelligent, rational people realize, everything has pros and cons, including Steam... although some are never satisfied if everything isn't exactly their way. Oh well. Times change, but you don't have to. Project Origin is the action-packed sequel to the celebrated FPS/Horror game FEAR.