F.E.A.R. -- or "First Encounter Assault and Recon" -- is a first-person shooter set in a secretive complex full of government intrigue. Players take the role of a member of an elite squad of soldiers that's called in when conventional troops have failed. One such situation occurs when a crazed battlefield commander named Paxton Fettel escapes from a military instillation with a unit of troops. The first strike Special Forces team sent to quell the invasion was decimated minutes after arriving on the scene. Now it is up the F.E.A.R. squad to isolate the invaders and eliminate them, before anyone else gets hurt (or any multibillion-dollar government equipment is lost).<br><br>The game's realistic, near-future setting and storyline feature elements of horror, supernatural vision, and even philosophical insight. The lead character is not given a name, in order to encourage the player to more fully assume the role, but well-developed teammate characters are designed to bring a personal context to the adventure. Enemy artificial intelligence is designed to produce believable human characters, as well, who work together as a deadly efficient, reactive team.<br><br>In addition to the single-player game, popular multiplayer modes -- such as Deathmatch, Elimination, and Capture the Flag -- are available.
F.E.A.R.: First Encounter Assault Recon (Microsoft Xbox 360, 2006)
pros: Great A.I., solid gameplay
cons: Lame story, repetitive level design.
It Came From the Bargain Bin: F.E.A.R.
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pros: destructable environments are nice, decent sounds, creepy storyline and movie-like atmosphere
cons: control scheme is a little odd, graphics sometimes lack detail
Scary good action game
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pros: Great graphics, great sense of action-packed thrills, entertaining.
cons: Repetitive interiors/enemies.
There is no reason to fear F.E.A.R. unless you fear the dark
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pros: multiplayer-great single player-great
Horror + shooter=FEAR
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pros: solid gameplay, scary imagery and sound, good multiplayer
cons: a few annoyances, but nothing that should keep anyone away
FEAR - Horror meets shooter in this beginning of a great franchise
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pros: It is scary, awesome weapons, and very intense story mode.
cons: The graphics weren't what I expected and there are tons of in-game short movie clips.
F.E.A.R. is one freaky game, but it rocks!
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