Excerpt: With names like that working on it, it's tough for a horror film freak not to get excited about this game. But before I hype it up too much there's something you should know. F.E.A.R. 3 is surprisingly void of any real scares.
Excerpt: The needs of the sequel—to go bigger, broader, and louder—are at cross purposes with the needs of atmospheric horror, which benefits from the surgical application of shocks and plenty of suspense-building downtime. With its near-constant din of scripted spookiness, F.E.A.R.
Conclusion: Once you complete FEAR 3 for the first time, there's a good chance you're going to want to return for another playthrough with the character Paxton Fettel. His possession ability offers a new flair to each mission.
Pros: Still scary as a horror game, still fun as a shooter, great atmosphere, accompanied with top sound effects and a chilling soundtrack, co-op is generally a cool addition to the FEAR recipe, solo mode has a dash of replayability to it thanks to the inclusion of a second playable character;
Cons: The technology powering the game is outdated at this point, it has few AI glitches, despite its engaging co-op it brings nothing new to the FPS genre.
Excerpt: Survival horror FPS is one of the only genres left in gaming that isn’t over-saturated. While there are plenty of tactical and arena shooters, horror is a mostly overlooked genre, headlined by very few titles such as the Bioshock and S.T.A.L.K.E.R series. Thankfully, F.3.A.R .
Excerpt: The F.E.A.R. series holds a special place in my gamer heart, just like Half-Life because it was a first person shooter game that melded with the survival horror genre which in turn created a truly riveting and frightful plus nail biting experience.