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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A truly exciting and scarily good experience
Having never played the first F.E.A.R game, I went into this game hoping that the hype and people's reccomendations would live up to what I imagined and this game has certainly exceeded my expectations.

The gameplay in F.E.A.R 2 is fast-paced, exciting and a rollercoaster ride from the get go. There's a nice selection of weapons for you to play and experiment...
Published on 15 Feb 2009 by BritReader

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3.0 out of 5 stars A very strong opening but loses its pace
The opening is very strong and sets your hopes up and the first half of the game delivers within the narrow corridors illuminated by flickering lights or the narrow beam of your flashlight. The scares make you jump and some of the action moments are thrilling. However, the story setup at the start doesn't really go anywhere other than round in circles and some of the...
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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A truly exciting and scarily good experience, 15 Feb 2009
= Fun:5.0 out of 5 stars 
This review is from: Fear 2: Project Origin (PS3) (Video Game)
Having never played the first F.E.A.R game, I went into this game hoping that the hype and people's reccomendations would live up to what I imagined and this game has certainly exceeded my expectations.

The gameplay in F.E.A.R 2 is fast-paced, exciting and a rollercoaster ride from the get go. There's a nice selection of weapons for you to play and experiment with and the Power Armored Unit really makes you feel like a destructable machine and is really satisfying to control and blow up everything in your path.

The game takes you around a few different locations also such as the school and hospital but you're also outside in a world that looks completely destroyed and eerie. There are plenty of intel to find and a nice selection of human and other enemies and the story is well written and acted out.

I have had alot of fun playing the game and earning trophies and the game has been a really creepy and scary experience in some. I am now a fan of the F.E.A.R series and I'll probably check out the first agme now.

The online modes are quite fun too, they may not keep you away from other online games but they are fun to check out. Overall a great game with some very nice graphics in parts, runs very smooth with satisfying gameplay and some genuinely creepy moments and it's also a decent length too providing some good replay value.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Shockingly good sequel, 10 Sep 2009
= Fun:4.0 out of 5 stars 
This review is from: Fear 2: Project Origin (PS3) (Video Game)
First person shooters are great but throw in a bit of horror as well and thats the cherry on top of the cake!!
I played, completed and thoroughly enjoyed the first F.E.A.R instalment what seems like an age ago, so therefore I was looking forward to the sequel as soon as it was announced.
I can quite happily say that FEAR 2 does not disappoint from the first heart pounding minute to the last ... admittedly strange... second! Fans of the first game will notice that the horror element still remains but if anything it has more of a sci-fi twist to the story as well.
The game overall is graphically top notch and surpasses the first one in terms of the sheer detail of your surroundings as well as the various enemies that you encounter during the game. Granted the one thing missing in my opinion is the lack of a jaw dropping moment graphically in the game, but to make up for that you get plenty of pant wetting scary moments.
This is where the game succeeds in my opinion as it teases you with a mixture of horror and straight up army type combat.

F.E.A.R 2 is well worth a look, especially now as it seems to be in the budget purchase price bracket. You get a solid, well presented, non glitch (well until the last mission for me) experience. For any fans of the first FEAR who have been put off by the few negative reviews floating about the game the only thing I can say is .. yes its not the same as the first one and you may find it easier than the first one as I certainly did but it is still a solid sequel and you don't want to buy FEAR 3 when its released and miss out on a whole chunk of the story!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars High end gaming, 7 April 2010
= Fun:4.0 out of 5 stars 
This review is from: Fear 2: Project Origin (PS3) (Video Game)
Great game with brilliant effects that make you feel your in the middle of a horror movie.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Feel the F.E.A.R., 25 Sep 2009
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Stevie G "Stevie G" (Manchester, England) - See all my reviews
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= Fun:3.0 out of 5 stars 
This review is from: Fear 2: Project Origin (PS3) (Video Game)
The original FEAR was a supernatural take on the FPS. Project Origin offers more of the same; it's a gratifying shooter, loaded with scares. FEAR 2's story begins 20 minutes before the explosion which closed the original. Playing as squad member Michael Becket, it shows events from a different perspective, but also deals with the ensuing chaos. Becket's FEAR (First Encounter Assault & Recon) team are sent to collect Genevieve Aristide, President of Armacham Technology; the company behind the madness. They must extract Genevieve before an Armacham clean-up squad gets there first. This leads to the mysterious Project Harbinger, and the continuation of Paxton Fettel's mad scheme. There's also the small matter of Alma the telepath, who is now older and much angrier.
Narrative is one of the stronger aspects in FEAR 2, with some nicely developed plot twists. Intel is located throughout levels, and if time is taken to read them, genuinely gives depth to the story and central characters. It also fills in events between levels. For example, what happened between the explosion, and waking up in hospital.

FEAR 2 explores the terrifying Alma much more. She is displayed as a young adult, and her story is given increased focus. Alma plagues Becket throughout, and provides most of the games shocks. they range from bodies falling through a ceiling to hallucinogenic visions. These moments keep tensions high and the sense of uncertainty constant. Yet it feels overused in places, and can become a little predictable.
Slow motion abilities return, triggered by the blast. Entering this mode activates a blue glow around enemies. It feels oversimplified, but makes combat a visceral affair. Enemies react intelligently, kicking over tables and making use of cover. The AI provides a challenge on harder settings, hunting in packs, and flanking Becket at every opportunity. Levels have more variety than the corridors and offices of the original. Locations include an abandoned school, evil corporation headquarters, and an entire town.

Sadly, the visuals haven't progressed from the original. Outside areas have an apocalyptic feel, with decaying streets and a truly menacing sky. But indoor sections are near identical to the 2005 hit. It feels basic and lacks detail. Puzzles are also defiantly old school, such as shooting padlocks and locating key cards etc. However, there is a greater degree of interaction, and some nice environmental destruction. Animation is also greatly improved.
On a few occasions, Becket jumps into a heavily armoured Mech Walker. With infinite ammo and superior firepower, they make a change from the oppressive feeling of being hunted. But gameplay feels so far removed that it's like an entirely different title. these sections are an awkward fit, but remain entertaining.
Smaller gripes include tinkering with the weapon set. The Hammerhead isn't nearly as brutal. It previously pinned enemies to walls, which happens far less here. The 'visor' viewpoint initially felt intrusive, filling the screen with unnecessary lines and symbols. And the ending is just weird. But overall, FEAR 2 is a very solid shooter, with a great narrative and satisfying combat.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars call of duty meets silent hill, 5 May 2010
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Mr. M. Pyle "pyley1986" (durham, uk) - See all my reviews
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= Fun:5.0 out of 5 stars 
This review is from: Fear 2: Project Origin (PS3) (Video Game)
arrived well in time, really cheap and an amazing game. game play is excellent and story line is good, makes you jump all the time, good purchase if you like your 1st person shooters to be a bit more than just tanks and armys, i really hope they continue the series
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great game, 10 Jan 2010
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Keith Blight (plymouth uk) - See all my reviews
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= Fun:5.0 out of 5 stars 
This review is from: Fear 2: Project Origin (PS3) (Video Game)
This is a great game graphics are good game keeps you on the edge of your seat it is a great improvement on the original F E A R I highly recomend this game to lovers of shooter games
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 9 July 2014
This review is from: Fear 2: Project Origin (PS3) (Video Game)
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4.0 out of 5 stars You got the F.E.A.R., 5 Jun 2014
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This review is from: Fear 2: Project Origin (PS3) (Video Game)
F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin offers a formulaic story (some experiments go horribly wrong), controls similar to many other shooters, a standard range of weaponry and graphics that seem par for the course on PS3.

Yet, despite the bang average feel of all the above, F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin is one of the most fun games I've played on PS3. You run around, shooting pretty much everyone in sight - whilst being chillingly haunted by a supernatural being. Enough said!

4/5 Stars. I highly recommend you get the F.E.A.R.
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4.0 out of 5 stars sierra out, 17 July 2013
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This review is from: Fear 2: Project Origin (PS3) (Video Game)
After sierra abandoned this project the game didnt evolve that much, its the same thing with just another name. Even so, its a nice game to play.
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3.0 out of 5 stars A very strong opening but loses its pace, 12 July 2013
= Fun:3.0 out of 5 stars 
This review is from: Fear 2: Project Origin (PS3) (Video Game)
The opening is very strong and sets your hopes up and the first half of the game delivers within the narrow corridors illuminated by flickering lights or the narrow beam of your flashlight. The scares make you jump and some of the action moments are thrilling. However, the story setup at the start doesn't really go anywhere other than round in circles and some of the action sequences are simply too much such as walking around in near indestructible Mech suits mowing down hundreds of minions that doesn't really fit in the game. Some of the locations are excellent and it has excellent moments but it doesn't leave the impression the first game left.
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