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A single player to die for 5

Horror has always been a factor many games get wrong and so very few get right. You can name a few titles that do horror very well, but how many of them have truly made you jump in your seat? With Silent Hill Homecoming not even making me twitch and Resident Evil 5 working harder towards becoming an action game and slowly leaving its survival horror roots behind, few titles are really keeping horror fresh and frightening. Bring in F.E.A.R 2 Project Origin, an FPS with a psychic thriller twist th...

16 out of 18 found this review helpful.

Shouldn't You Guys Be Attacking Ethan Thomas? (Death's Door) 0

 Well that's a terrible place to put a swing   Probably since 1997, Monolith has shown it can make a good first person horror game. Over the last 5 years they have really been showing us with the Condemned and F.E.A.R. series, mixing pretty decent first person action with games that are actually atmospheric and scary. This talent continues to be shown in F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin. Starting just before the end of F.E.A.R. the player is put in control of Michael Becket, a member of Del...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Good Seqel 0

Overall I thought this was a decent sequel to F.E.A.R. which I loved. The story wasn't the greatest but it worked. There wasn't as many scares or spooky moments as I would've liked but that didn't ruin the experience. My main complaints were some of the controls. Not being able to swap the the R1/R2 inputs and the weapon selection menu was bad. I also felt that it ran a little clunky. Sometimes my firing would stop or I'd get pulled out of ADS for no reason. None of this ruined the game for me ...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

A wild ride that ultimately much more forgettable than Fear 1 0

The original Fear was one of the key games that got me into First Person Shooter games, and was a very memorable Horror First Person shooter to boot. Fear 2 evolves and refines the gameplay with some success but loses the tactical and stylized gunplay that made the original so great.  The story of Fear 2 starts a couple of hours prior to the ending of the original and has you playing a new character by the name of Micheal Beckett. Who is part of a military team sent in to retrieve Genevieve Aist...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

F.E.A.R. 2 is a fast, fun, enjoyable & shallow experience 0

F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin blends the best aspects of several sub genres of both film, and videogames. Monolith created a well executed product of action, thriller, horror, and creepy PG-13 ghost (The Ring) antagonist experience. Project Origin’s creepy moments, and intense action work more than they fail, and will satisfy any gamer looking for a good ride. But that’s also where this game falls flat; it’s a ride, nothing more, so long as you don’t expect too much you should have a good time. Sim...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin Review 0

    It's been a rocky road for the F.E.A.R. franchise over the last three years, squabbles over the game's ownership between Monolith and Vivendi made it seem that a true sequel with the F.E.A.R. name had become impossible. A few months ago however, both companies were able to bury the hatchet (under a bundle of money) so Monolith could present us with the continuation of the story that they began with the original F.E.A.R. First Encounter Assault Recon, forsaking all previous attempts by Time...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

PAXTON FETTEL IS BACK. You saved $10. 1

So, great, Monolith's releases an expansion of sorts, but this time, and this is important, F.E.A.R. 2: Reborn is entirely canon, making this incredibly important if you want to keep up with F.E.A.R.'s narrative.    Spoilers: Paxton Fettel is back.  That's seriously it. You play as one of the replica soldiers and through the usual visual trickery and strange vision quests the F.E.A.R. games like to do, you've accidnetally wiped out your entire squad. You're labeled as a hostile and so you follo...

2 out of 3 found this review helpful.

FEAR 2 is quite a ride, despite lacking in the scares department 1

  If a very atmospheric first person shooter is what you're looking for, F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin is your game. Monolith's latest in a series of creepy first person games such as Condemned and FEAR is another success. Exciting set-pieces and some pretty entertaining attempts at immersing the player make this a really fun ride.    FEAR 2 has more of a "Blockbuster" feel to it Whereas the first FEAR had you take control of Point Man, FEAR 2 features a different, albeit just as silent prot...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Solid, fun gunplay is nothing to be afraid of 0

      Title: F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin Genre: FPS (first-person shooter) Developer : Monolith Platform: Xbox 360 Rating: M (mature) Product Link:   360/dp/B00163LW7A/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&s=videogames&qid=1234731783&sr=1-2 Website: Source Link: The original F.E.A.R. put gamers in the role of a paranormal agent battling the psychic powers of an evil little girl named Alma—who happens ...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

A stupid-long review. 0

Two non-canonical expansions, corporate pugilism over who owns what and now it’s finally here: A true sequel to the unabashedly and gloriously over the top F.E.A.R., F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin. This is the first F.E.A.R. game Monolith has taken development duties on since the release of the original classic and… it’s a vastly different game. F.E.A.R. 2 feels different in the feel of its shooting, the action and how everything feels compared to its predecessor. It’s tough to jot down one obvious ...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Will you F.E.A.R. Alma again? 0

F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin is an action/horror game in which you take control of Michael Becket, who is tasked with arresting Genevieve Aristide the president of Armacham. Certainly seems like a simple mission, on paper. Things quickly go awry, and you’re thrust into a battle against countless soldiers and creatures straight out of your most recent nightmare.The main draw of F.E.A.R. 2 is it’s horror themed elements. The game has a handful of jump scare moments, but not nearly as many as the fir...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Fear 2 Review by a Fair Reviewer 0

Fear 2 Review It’s been a little more than three years since FEAR was released on the PC. FEAR 2 has finally launched, this time on the 360, PS3, and the PC simultaneously. While not much has changed from the original, Monolith has created a solid and satisfying sequel. FEAR 2 starts off slightly before the originals gripping finale. This time, you take on the role of a Delta Force operator named Michael Becket. Michael Beckets goal is to arrest Genevieve Aristide, a scientist working on a pro...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

The Only Thing We Don't Have To Fear Here Is F.E.A.R. Itself 0

Oh F.E.A.R. 2, you could have been so many things. You turned out to be so many things, but unfortunately so few of them are good. You placed players in the role of a new hero. This hero belongs to a new squad and with that new squad comes an almost entirely new cast of characters. Hardly anyone returns from the original F.E.A.R. and that is disappointment number one. You aren’t scary most of the time and none of your spook sequences ever amount to anything. That is major disappointment number t...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin Review 0

F.E.A.R. 2 is a tricky game to wrap my head around. I would sometimes forget I was playing a horror game and become fully entangled in the shooter aspect of the game, feeling like I was apart of yet another Call of Duty themed roller-coaster ride when the action got tense.But then on other occasions, I’d be panting for breath and struggling to stay in my chair as hideous creatures jumped out at me from all directions from the comfort of the shadows. My flashlight could only light up so much of ...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Stay in touch with your inner ghost-child 0

I've recently received the FEAR complete pack as a Christmas gift and have a completed a marathon of FEAR, its expansion packs, and its sequel. While it would not be entirely fair to review the older games at this time, I am ready to provide my thoughts on FEAR 2.  From the opening moments, it is clear that the story-telling of FEAR 2 is vastly improved over its predecessors and on par with modern first person shooters. The "Dear Diary" technique of collectible intelligence items fleshes out the...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

A solid shooter with details but the horror part is getting stale 0

When F.E.A.R. came out in 2005 it brought new meaning to "survival action horror". The game played with shadows and sound like few titles before it, even rivaling the Resident Evil series in some aspects. Monolith Productions had successfully adapted popular horror movie formulas to scare the living daylights out of players. They took the most mundane of settings and turned them into veritable nightmares. Offices never looked the same. The first game was poignant but short, which was a downer ...

1 out of 2 found this review helpful.

By the numbers shooter.... 0

Fear 2 Project Origin is one of those games that has good shooting mechanics and excellent gun feedback.  Just seems to be missing the soul of the game.  Good story not great just seems to be messing with you when alma shows up.  No real fear when she shows up.  So many intel items to pick up but could have used more video explanation of what was happening.  Otherwise great shooter lots of ammo and health.  Give it a shot don't expect a AAA title. ...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

F.E.A.R 2 Review 0

F.E.A.R 2 is a direct sequel to the first F.E.A.R game, but F.E.A.R 2 does a few unusual things for a sequel; you control a different character and the game starts before the first one has finished. This isn’t a bad thing though. You now get to follow a different story in the same universe whilst transferring your experiences of playing F.E.A.R into a new character. Taking place around 30 minutes before the end of F.E.A.R we see a squad of Delta force operatives trying to take Genevieve Aristid...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.


Latest edition in developer Monolith production’s Horror/action series FEAR. THE BREADThose who have played the original FEAR are aware of the how well the story created a creepy atmosphere. FEAR 2: Project Origin continues this tradition but takes some cinematic queues from the Condemned series.  Beginning just before the end of the original game Project Origin takes place with a new military outfit accommodating those new to the series. However, like the original, the story still remains to be...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin 0

FEAR 2 is an easier game than the original, and generally stuck out from the crowd less when it was released for the same reasons. FEAR was an early post-Half-Life 2 shooter that was notable for two reasons; its horror atmosphere, and the complex AI of the soldiers you fought, who seemed incredibly smart at the time, and worked together to flush you out and flank you. FEAR 2 maintains the creepy mood of its predecessor, but the combat seems much more straightforward, and designed to keep you con...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

F.E.A.R. 2 delivers. 0

 I don't know why I waited so long to play this one. I love the original F.E.A.R. so you'd think this would've been a no-brainer. F.E.A.R. 2 takes place concurrently (only for a short time) and during the aftermath of the first F.E.A.R. You play a SFOD soldier named Becket whose team is grabbed by Armacham, juiced full of experimental drugs, and then sent on a mission to stop Alma while chasing down leads on the how and the why of it all. You get the gist of the story in radio communications and...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

An under-rated title (spoiler alert) 0

I have enjoyed all of the FEAR titles (the 1st one was ground breaking) and each had it's own creepy shivers.From a story perspective FEAR 2 is wonderful.  The parallel experience is a nice way to continue the story after the original ending.I think the ending is not clear.  I done not think it is clear, but I got the impression that Alma was trying to stop your mission to destroy her.  At the end however I don't think that Alma rapes Beckett, I think she is his mother and she kisses him and pro...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

solid shooting pulls the game past its unmotivated story 0

i had no expactations for F.E.A.R 2, i never played the first one, but i read up on it so i know what was going on...this game takes place, maybe thirty mins before the first play as Michael Becket and you and your squad are trying to stop Genevieve Aristide and Colonel Vanek which are attacking the city..the game starts out with you having a hallucination of a destroyed city (major foreshadowing), and you see Alma (the supernatural girl from the first, she continues to make things go...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

A competent but forgettable game. Monolith is in decline. 0

Monolith released some memorable titles back during the Golden Era of PC Gaming. Games like No One Lives Forever, NOLF 2, Alien vs. Predator, and F.E.A.R. established Monolith is one of the pillars of the FPS genre. Lately though, their products have been underwhelming. "Condemned 2" was a disappointing sequel, and "F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin continues the trend. It is a competent but forgettable effort from a once great developer that lately appears to have slipped into mediocrity.F.E.A.R. 2 do...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

FEAR 2: Project Origin Review 2

FEAR 2: Project Origin is the next game in the FEAR series. You'll be playing the role of a soldier who has a unique connection to a top secret project/girl/woman named ALMA. You'll be fighting through areas of covert ops soldiers, replica soldiers, and experiments gone bad. Through out the game you'll find yourself having to spend the majority of your time on your own, even though you are part of a team. As your connection to ALMA grows stronger your hallucinations and black outs occur more fre...

0 out of 1 found this review helpful.

A "must play." 5 out of 5. 0

This game is awsome.  People tend to give reviews according to a trend by company critics, but seriously, if the review was based objective standards as much as possible, this game clearly is a very good shooter/survival/horror hybrid.  As any good creepy/scary game, I'm always impressed when in certain moments of the game, I really don't want to progress further, or explore every area, because I'm too creeped out to go on from the atmosphere the game has built up.  The original FEAR, Dead Space...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

A slow motion explosion of gore 0

Fear 2 is dark, I don’t mean it is a black disturbing game, which it is, I am referring to the general lack of luminesce. The game is literally bathed in darkness, every environment is hidden in black, dimly lit by flickering blubs and fading flashlight. The atmosphere of horror and spookiness is extremely well done, a constant barrage of blurred visions, eerie ghostly aspirations and deeply disputing scenes creating a wonderfully dark hallucination. Gunplay is very satisfying, the replica enem...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

meaningless opinion: F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin 0

It’s tough to be a first-person shooter these days. You feel all high and mighty through the whole preview process, smiling in the glow of your adoring fans on the hype train. You can do no wrong—after all, you are an FPS! Surely being a member of the most popular genre in gaming gives you immunity to criticism. There’s an audience for you and you know it. Who doesn’t like shooting things? In the face? With a shotgun? In slow-motion? But when launch time comes around, you face the firing squad, ...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

F.E.A.R. 2 Review 0

First encounter assault recon: project origin 2 (quite a mouthful)Fear 2 begins with a group of recon soldiers going on a mission to arrest the president of the big bad evil company of the first game, after your mission obviously goes horribly wrong you are thrown into a battle between the companies soldiers, replica soldiers (the telepathically controlled people from the first game), and the creepy evil psychotic girl with super powers alma. While the story does a better job then most typical f...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

F.E.A.R. 2 Unbiased and Untainted Review 1

When the original F.E.A.R. came out, I heard stories from people that it was the creepiest game ever. I, of course, never experienced this firsthand since at the time I was a little too young and my computer was a little too crappy to play it. When the game was ported to the Xbox 360, I contemplated getting it, but the age of the graphics engine and the poor port quality quickly turned me away from the idea. So here I am today, presenting you with this review of F.E.A.R. 2 without any bias due t...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Awesome Game 0

 The original F.E.A.R was one of the most brilliant shooters ever produced. The AI was amazing. True, the environments were a bit tedious --- corridor-mania was running WILD! --- but the game was one of the single most fun titles out there. Then, Monolith and their publisher had a bit of a falling out. F.E.A.R stopped being controlled by Monolith, so they created Project Origin. Then, F.E.A.R reverted back to Monolith and the name was placed back where it belongs. Monolith has become the ...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

You dont have to F.E.A.R. this sequel 0

*No Spoilers. This review is based on production, and gameplay.* The original F.E.A.R. came out of nowhere in  2005 and reinvented the FPS horror genre with awesome visuals, advanced AI, and a story worth following. The original game is still used today as a graphics benchmark for pc systems, and is usually used in comparison against some of today’s FPS games, it was and still is that good. Gamers have been waiting on Monoliths  F.E.A.R. 2 for a long time. While it is good and a lot of fun it s...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Enough With the Creepy Little Girls 0

So Fear 2: Project Origin. Underwhelming about sums it up. Very very VERY underwhelming. I have never seen such bad level design and poor scares from a game... well yes i have, but after the first game I expected so so much more. i was thrilled for this release till i played it and found it was nothing short of unspectacular. I love horror games. I loved Fear one despite its shortcomings and abysmal level design, but this game failed to deliver on all fronts and I hate to have to give it a bad r...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Fear 2: Project Origin 0

The original F.E.A.R. was a game that combined an intense, action movie-like shooter with a terrifying, atmospheric horror movie, with a story that rivals even the most dramatic flims of our time. F.E.A.R. was followed by two expansion packs, which were headed by Sierra; unfortuantely, they could not live up to the bar that the original game had set for itself. Now with Monolith back in the helm of the project F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin promises to bring the series back to its original glory wit...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Better than first game in the series 0

Fear 2 Project Origin.Gameplay: First encounter assault recon was a bit repetitive in the hole campaign in my opinion. But Fear 2 project origin has definetly got better in the variety of missions including better graphics and better gameplay in general. I have liked every mission because there are scary missions more often that add up the suspense and thrills that you experience in the first fear game. Fear 2 also has robots in 2 missions that you can use to exterminate your enemies in a better...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Nothing to F.E.A.R here. 0

I will start this review off by letting you know that I never did play the first F.E.A.R game to completion. For some reason, I just found it boring at the time, only played like two levels of it. So when I first put F.E.A.R 2 in the 360, I was pretty much brought right back to a very similar environment.... My first thought was "here we go again". I had to FORCE myself to play through about the first half of this game, it just seemed uninspired, boring, and like I had done it all before. But, ...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Good shooter to keep you busy in Feb. 0

Just finished F.E.A.R. 2 and enjoyed it, not the best shooter out there but enough to keep my attention all the way to the end. The whole horror angle didn’t really work, it wasn’t really scary.  Only once did I get surprised by Alma, turned around once in the game expecting a soldier and it was Alma. That was a perfectly placed event, but for the most part the bodies flying around, furniture getting moved and ghostly people were just interesting to look at. I think the best game so far I played...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

F.E.A.R. 2 - An Above Average Shooter with Great Atmosphere 0

It's been a long road for Monolith to get Project Origin out there. After separating from Sierra they lost the rights to the F.E.A.R. name but soldiered on. This forced them to go in a sideways kind of way to continue the story while not directly referencing the key figures of the first game. Namely because they were all involved in the F.E.A.R. unit they did not have the rights to. As one of the few good things to come out of the selling off of almost all of Vivendi's assets Monolith got the F....

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

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