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

    Game » consists of 11 releases. Released Feb 10, 2009

    Project Origin is the direct sequel to Monolith's spooky first-person shooter, F.E.A.R.

    axellion's F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin (Xbox 360) review

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    A slow motion explosion of gore

    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 enemies are a good challenge, and they have more brains than your average video game baddie. Constantly dodging and always on the more, flanking, tossing grenades and generally providing good cannon fodder.

    The Slow motion bullet time ability is very well used. It is not held back as a special tool, but is almost always available and replenishes very quickly. Its use is totally essential to the game, and simply looks cool; a gory ballet of twisting bodies, flying lead and spraying blood. Enemies are literally torn to shredded chunks of red flesh in a glorious slow-motion explosion.

     Narrative attempts to expose more of the back story of the replica army and the illusive telepathic child Alma. There is nothing here that hasn’t been heard a millions times before, a secret military experiment gone wrong and the monsters that they create.

    Environments are a bit dull; mostly fill the clichéd office complex and secret undergoing facility niche. The remains of the boomed city have great ash covered look but overall the environment are uninspired.

    Fear 2 project origin success at everything it attempts, very satisfying extremely bloody combat, creepy horrific atmosphere, and awesome slow-motion effects. It’s nothing revolutionary but Fear 2 is a great spooky action ride.

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      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...

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      FEAR 2 is quite a ride, despite lacking in the scares department 0

        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...

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