Sean P. Logue "If you can't win, change the r..., Amazon
28 December 2007
Summary: I've never been much of a computer game player. They seem too much like work, and after being on the computer all day I'm rarely looking for a reason to be on even more. Two games have managed to really hook me. The first one was the original Doom, lo so many years ago. No real puzzles to solve, just visceral and scary. The second one is this game. It is something about the creepy atmosphere, like that of a really good horror movie.
Summary: This is without a doubt a revolution in the FPS ("first person shooter" for those who don't know) games. As an unamed member of F.E.A.R., you're job is to hunt down and stop a renegade military leader and his army of mind controlled lackies in their reign of terror. Thats where the story begins (complete with the graphic sequence of the revolt by the bad guys) but it quickly "goes to hell" when you start hearing wierd "white noise" over your comm-link, hearing taunting...
Best first-person shooter I've played, scary and good plot
William McNeill, Amazon
2 March 2006
Summary: This is by far my favorite first-person shooter. I'm a horror fan, so I would say I even like the story line better than Half-Life 2, and I loved that game as well. Here is my two cents: Graphics: Fantastic and not quite as system-intensive as you may believe. I have a geForce 6800 GS, 1 GB RAM, and an Athlon XP 64 X2 3800+ processor, and I can run the game on medium to high settings and still get close to 65 fps. A.I.: Some of the best AI I've ever seen.
Summary: ...It's the kind that sticks with you, even after you've completed the game, reeling from the jarring denouement; after you've climbed into bed for the night and turned out your bedside lamp, because it's then that you start to see the ghostly countenance of Alma Wade flickering in and out of your mind's eye, and if you have the heart of someone who can emotionally involve his or herself in a good story--a heart unhardened by cynicism and unspoiled by...
Summary: I read alot of reviews for this game before buying it and heard alot of reasons why it was a wonderful game, arguably the best FPS of its time. What I didnt hear alot of was reason why a person would NOT like this game, so after playing it through, I figured I would share my thoughts (Dont get me wrong, I LOVED this game, much more than HL2, but Ill touch on that later). You would not enjoy this game much if: -You don't like getting scared and/or startled.
Summary: So much fun, I'm playing it again. One of the best games played, since Dark Age of Camelot, Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, and a few others. First, this is the first game since Far Cry to actually STRESS a system I built. With an AMD X2 3800+ (OC'ed to 4800), 1024MB RAM, BFG 6800OC AGP, I was unable to turn on all the Graphics, but after trying out the "System Test" was able to play it with: 2x AA 8x AF Computer Settings: High Graphics Settings: Custom (Mostly...
Summary: I haven't played such an exhilarating game since HalfLife2. This game is all about scaring you out of your skin. It combines the creepy elements that you normally find in horror films by the clever use of physics, with the realism of Doom3's graphics, but it doesn't create that scary atmosphere by throwing gores everywhere like in D3. In general, this game is mainly shoot and hide, and keeps you interested with new weapons and enemies as you progress.
Summary: This game has it all. Great graphics, great story, and great gameplay. I have a pretty decent mid-range system, and the graphics look great. I do loose a little in frame rate when the action gets heavy, but not enough to [...] about. Believe me, the action does get heavy! Shoot-outs will cloud the screen with dust and smoke, so sometimes you have to wait for the smoke to clear or shoot blindly with the limited amount of ammo you can pick-up.
Summary: This was one of those where I found myself up at 2AM trying to get through a portion. Nothing like this since Half Life 2. The graphics are excellent. The AI is pretty respectable and the gore and effects are beyond belief but not gratuitous. The weapons are slick and the limitation of carrying only 3 leaves you making decisions along the way that affect outcome and ability.
Summary: So I am a pathological upgrader. And FEAR was a great excuse to buy yet more hot hardware. The good news is that FEAR is incredible. The less than good news is that on lesser machines, you might not get to see why it is simply so amazing. Even according to the highest end video card manufacturers, this game really pushes the limits of the technology So now that I've spent way too much on new hardware, FEAR simply blows me away.