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on 19 July 2017
Great game
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on 8 January 2012
I have been a great fan of F.E.A.R eversince I played FEAR 2 on PS3 and that's when I decided to play FEAR 1 as most people were saying that FEAR 1 was the best of the series.. and they were RIGHT!!. But still, I enjoyed FEAR 2 (I completed it on PC and PS3). Having completed FEAR 3, I can rate it as follows:
Story: 2/5 (Linear, short, no twists or progression)
Graphics: 5/5 (Outstanding)
Gameplay: 3/5 (Same as before but slightly changed)
Horror/Fear element: 2/5
Overall: 3/5
The game is so predictable, linear story unlike FEAR 1; they rushed with releasing this one.. No more log/phonecalls/messages to listen to. No characters or team mates that you can relate to (unlike FEAR 1); and its definitely not a horror game anymore.. doesn't feel like the original FEAR. The only thing that might be new and good about it is probably playing the game with Fettel character but I wonder if I can play it again! its mainly just a shooter em all game now. I loved FEAR for the PC to be honest.
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on 17 October 2012
The third instalment of the Fear series released on this generation of consoles and it appears that the game has rediscovered a small percentage of the magic that made the first game a classic in my opinion.
The premise is the same as the previous games - shoot loads of bad guys and monsters while on your way to see Alma. Nothing new here then for fans of the previous games apart from the fact that the horror element has actually been turned up a notch from the second game which for all intense purposes lost the horror in the FPS horror genre label associated with the first game.
As a horror title it is still lacking but there are a few moments which will send a cold shiver down your back rather than make you jump out of your seat.
The FPS aspect of the game is fairly solid and although it will not win any awards for originality at least it does the job that it sets out to which is supplying a high amount of carnage with a paltry selection of weapons.
Graphically and sonically Fear 3 is fairly solid with some fairly impressive lighting effects and of course the sound effects add a lot to making the few horror moments stand out.
Unfortunately though due to the fact that the horror element is so limited and the fps aspect of the game is soo generic means that this is probably a game for fans of the series only. However, it is quite a harmless shoot em up which will be completed fairly quickly.
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on 2 July 2012
The game is very interesting. The gamplay is as you would expect and the fear "scary" atmosphere lives on. Took around 5 hours to complete which is disappointing. I did enjoy this game until the very ending scene. Not to spoil anything but be prepared for a disappointing ending; The creators of F.E.A.R could have rounded off the game very well - But because the franchise is not interested in good reviews it puts in a crappy "cliff hanger" in the plot to set the scene for another game. The on-line features are a bit of a laugh but don't expect to be able to find a host for the games. To conclude: Good play, Crap ending, okay online features.
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on 9 April 2015
The least scary and most accessible of the FEAR games. I personally really enjoyed it and have played it through a couple of times now. Once on my own and once in co-op. Co-op works great with both characters complimenting each other if you work together, but at the same time they have enough unique ways to kill that you can both just do your own thing and get by fine. So if you have a less experienced co-op buddy you should be fine.

It does stray from the FEAR formula a lot. It is an FPS with horror elements but that is pretty much where the similarities end. Because of this you might feel a bit cheated if you loved the previous games but what you are left with is a solid, arcadey shooter with a silly but fun story and an abrupt end. Both characters are fun to play and it still feels good shooting arms and legs off with a shotgun.
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on 8 September 2011
As a fan of FPS's and Survival Horror's, I'm also a fan of F.E.A.R. franchise. I've waited a long time for this third part of the franchise, mostly because the possibility of playing with the "ghost" version of Paxton Fettel, but I will get to that later.
Visualy, nothing new in the graphics, looking a bit out dated actually, but continues to deliver the signature atmosphere of the F.E.A.R. series and the cutscenes are awesome.
In the gameplay as a FPS, it delivers what you expect from a FPS having a great cover system, but it's while playing as Fettel that some "news" are added to the experience since being a "ghost" you can't pick guns but you can possess enemies and use their guns and then explode them from the inside, suspend enemies in the air and throw a "paranormal" (or whatever) projectile. The core of F.E.A.R. series is the scary moments, and they're still present in F.3.A.R., not as good as F.E.A.R. 1/2, but it still had moments that made me jump!
The sound in F.3.A.R. is very good with very good sound effects and the voice of Paxton Fettel is AWESOME!

You have the possibillity of experience all of this in Co-Op, and if you finish the game with the same person, you will have a good surprise in the end.
I hadn't the chance of trying F.3.A.R.'s multiplayer since the online features code doesn't work and I'm still waiting for WB to give me a new one since I bought a brand new version of the product.

Overall, F.3.A.R. is a good game that fits well on the franchise, but if you're looking for a pure FPS it's not the best choice.
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on 21 July 2011
In a nutshell, The game is much better than the originals. The hole gameplay has improved, so advanced and the story | cutscenes are movie like. Really fun game, sniper moments is amazing
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on 28 August 2012
Great fun. Once I started playing it, I was excited to continue. Handy 2 controller co op mode too, but I recommend you play it first time single player for the full experience.
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on 25 June 2011
When i heard it was not the original creators of the first two games making F.3.A.R i was very dissapointed and did not expect much from this titles developers day1 studios.They previously handled console ports of the first game but thats it-no ps3 first person shooter history.
They have exceeded in delivering the best game of 2011 for me.
The graphics are nothing special but the gameplay is as solid as the best shooters like killzone3 or crysis2.Your character moves and controls well,gunfights are exciting and they have captured the sinister atmosphere of this franchise perfectly.
Multiplayer provides some fun modes-a call of duty zombies style called contractions where you must survive waves of enemies in a group of up to 4,Soulking is a deathmatch style game with a twist-you need to possess bodies to fight with,and a very original one where you are running head on into enemies while a fog of death creeps up behind you!(again up to a group of 4).
The publisher WB games have a lot of money to throw around according to an article i read last year and they use some of it here by having horror icon director John Carpenter direct live action sequences for cut scenes.I'm not sure it was necessary or that it works that well but i guess it is fresh.
My only other gripe is if you are skilled at shooters,playing on hard mode i didnt find it that challenging,but thats a personal thing and i dont find many shooters do provide a challenge(plus there is a harder difficulty to unlock so i think it addresses that).
If you are a first person shooter fan,a thrills fan or a f.e.a.r fan i recommend this game to you.
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on 30 January 2013
F.E.A.R. 2 was probably THE best fps horror games ever to exist. F.E.A.R. 3 is a good sequel, but it could have been great. The biggest flaws are in it loosing much of it's horror element to a point-driven action game. In F2 you play right through the entire game with the equipment you accumulate, right to the very end, whereas in every level in F3 you lose it, and not only that, you are put into random scenarios which are very poorly thought-through. Some of the enemies in F3 have such a ridiculous amount of health it just becomes stupid; the bright blue glowing 'commander' troopers can survive multiple direct hits from a rocket launcher (on hard mode, which is realistic on F2), eventually forcing the player to resort to using the riot shield to melee them to death slowly. Apart from this, i still consider the game 4/5 star, whereas F2 is definitely 5/5! Haven't played the 1st one though.
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