F.E.A.R. - PS3

Also known as: F.E.A.R.: First Encounter Assault and Recon

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Also for: PC, Xbox 360
Viewed: 3D First-person Genre:
Combat Game
Shoot 'Em Up
Media: DVD Arcade origin:No
Developer: Day 1 Studios Soft. Co.: Monolith
Publishers: Vivendi (GB)
Released: 20 Apr 2007 (GB)
Ratings: BBFC 18, ESRB Mature 17+ (M)
Connectivity: Network Features, Network Players
Accessories: Hard Disk Drive


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F.E.A.R. sets out its stall as belonging to the survival horror genre, in a first-person style. The title refers not to the emotion itself though, it merely alludes to it, and F.E.A.R. is the name of the elite squad of which you are a member. It stands for First Encounter Assault Reconnaissance. Clever, eh?

The premise goes like this: an unknown paramilitary organisation captures an aerospace compound and takes hostages. Unlike most paramilitary groups, however, it issues no demands whatsoever. When a special forces squad is sent in to put the cheeky terrorists to the sword, however, they are all torn apart by an invisible force that attacks without warning. It is for this reason that the special F.E.A.R. team is put together.

Gameplay is your usual mix of high production value FPS gameplay (sparks and smoke everywhere, sophisticated AI), with the title's horrific twists. From the outset you'll learn to expect the unexpected, and there's no hiding from the fact that you're up against a paranormal terror of some sort. Successful FPS games are all about incorporating cool stuff and there's plenty of that. You can execute any number of martial arts moves, with karate chops, jumps and scissor kicks all in your repertoire. You have access to some pretty exciting ordnance too, with handheld cannons and guns that evaporate people in your armoury. You also get a Max Payne-style slow motion ability that makes all your enemies calm down a bit so you can take your time taking them out.


F.E.A.R. - PS3 Wallpaper

F.E.A.R. - PS3 Wallpaper


F.E.A.R. - PS3 Artwork

F.E.A.R. - PS3 Artwork