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By ITP.net on 80

A reasonably scary and challenging first person shooter that includes great multiplayer elements and a strong single-player campaign....

By Cheat Code Central on 78

F.E.A.R. 3 tells the story of two brothers reunited who are searching for their mother. Only one brother is dead—murdered by the other brother—and he's now a ghost. And the search is much less of a family reunion and more of a hunt. You...

By New Game Network on 86

Generally when you think of a horror game you picture grotesque monsters popping out of air vents, claustrophobic camera angles and ominous, rumbling music. While FEAR does not transcend the horror genre, it does improve on the norm by introducing...

By DarkZero on 94

Published October 29th 2005. You are a First Encounter Assault Recon, an elite soldier trained to deal with unusual situations others can’t even imagine. When an escaped convict gets a little hungry, the government sends in a Special Forces team,...

By BrightHub on 100

Creepy horror and first-person shooter combine in a game that will have your heart racing and leaving you gasping for breath from beginning to end. IntroductionWelcome to First Encounter Assault Recon - F.E.A.R for short. It is your first day on the...

By Yet Another Review Site on 80

This review originally posted at MentalGamers - http://www.mentalgamers.com/game_reviews.php?r=3On the recommendation of a work colleague, I picked up a copy of F.E.A.R. last week. I have to admit I wasn't expecting too much as this guy has slightly...

By About.com on 100

StorylineIn F.E.A.R. your role is that of a special forces soldier recently assigned to the military unit which specializes in supernatural/paranormal incidents called First Encounter Assault Recon (aka F.E.A.R.). The story begins with an introductory...

By Expert Reviews on 100

Be afraid, be very afraid. Sierras latest shooter has oodles of slow-mo Matrix-style shootouts and plenty of scary moments If you find yourself sitting around bored out of your skull, theres rarely more fun to be had than giving someone a good...

By PC Advisor on 90

The audio, graphics, cinematic action that plays as good as it looks, enemy AI and creeping horror - even the slow-mo multi-player components - combine to make F.E.A.R. one of this years best games. Spencer Dalziel Lowest online price: £N/A...

By Maximum PC on 80

With FEAR, Monolith has cooked up another technically proficient shooter that just can’t maintain the pace it sets for itself in its early levels. What starts out as an intensely creepy, J-horror romp through an abandoned industrial wasteland...

By OCModShop on 100

The excellent single player campaign is accompanied by a solid multiplayer package that offers the expected variations on the standard Deathmatch and Capture-the-Flag modes. While you can play matches without any slow motion, FEAR’s gameplay...

By GameZone on 92

F.E.A.R. (fir) noun. 1a. An emotion of alarm and agitation caused by the expectation or realization of danger. 1b. An instance of such feeling is usually accompanied by a desire to flee or fight. Monolith is ready to redefine the first-person shooter...

By Gameguru Mania on 95

F.E.A.R.(hx) 08:22 PM EST - Nov,09 2005 Developed by Monolith, F.E.A.R. is first person shooter that combines intense combat, creepy environments, and some seriously hardcore A.I. which means youll find yourself on the edge of your seat from...

By Gameplay Monthly on 87

F.E.A.R. (PC)Genre: First-person Shooter/Horror First I have to say, this review is going to be written in the most unbiased way I can write (if it were based on my opinions the score would be an 8) although its impossible not to include...