F.E.A.R. Combat is H.E.R.E.

Sierra releases the <i>gratis</i> multiplayer mode of its popular PC shooter, which is now available for download on GameSpot.

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Last week, Vivendi Games subsidiary Sierra Entertainment announced it would release the multiplayer portion of its popular PC horror shooter F.E.A.R. over the Internet for free. The gratis download, dubbed F.E.A.R. Combat, would be available on August 17--the birthday of Robert De Niro, Sean Penn, and Marcus Garvey, among others.

One week later, F.E.A.R. Combat has hit the Web. It will allow gamers who don't own an actual boxed copy of F.E.A.R. to take on those that do online with an arsenal of 12 weapons. The download contains 19 multiplayer maps but will support the download of user-created content such as original maps and mods. It also has 10 different gameplay modes and will contain the same anticheating software as the boxed copy of the game.

F.E.A.R. Combat is available via GameSpot Downloads but requires users to go to the game's official Web site for a keycode. For more on the full-fledged F.E.A.R., which was named GameSpot's Best Shooter of 2005, read the full review of the PC version of the game. F.E.A.R is also set to arrive on the Xbox 360 and the PlayStation 3 later this year.

Discussion

90 comments
latetender
latetender

My second fav FPS, after Deux Ex. Deux Ex's predictive story is turning out to be horribly real. Di3 NW0!

division_9
division_9

Guess everyone got cheated. Idiotic Vivendi.

tron563
tron563

COME TO ME FEAR!!! HAHAHAHA TQ SIERRA I DUN NID TO WASTE LIKE 30$ or more this will be my f2p game multiplayer fear combat i love free to play

Newshoes65
Newshoes65

hey yea this is a GREAT awesome game and all and i am really planing on buying it and all but when i tried to download this mulitplayer thing it whenever it's installing one of the "DefaultFeature"'s have a catostrofic faliure and i wanted to lno if anyone had any suggestion's? plz?

dilanmalith
dilanmalith

i don't know fear combat is a multiplayer game and i downloaded it. my internet connection speed is 512kbs. And i can't play it.And also i don't know how to play a multiplayer game.

Inferno636
Inferno636

I wonder if there is a chance of working with my computer. Big requirements *sniff* I just want to play it.... But I'll try. But it's free! That's awesome!

pallavolo
pallavolo

goddamn is big!! time left 2h40min

lightningamer
lightningamer

Sweet, fear multiplayer is great. And now it's free cool.

batiman420
batiman420

Sweet..F.E.A.R singleplayer was awesome and wus a great presence in the world of FPS. Though i wus never to get it to work online (downloaded it)..i finally get the chance to play online. SWEET!! people who cant afford to buy games all the time deserve something like this to make them feel better. THANKS SIERRA

GDI_Orca91
GDI_Orca91

FEAR Online= the perfect blend of reflexes and tactics. Oh, and there's NOTHING like kicking that chump hogging the rocket launcher in the face, just for the insult value!

the-pib
the-pib

I don't really play the single player portions of FPS games cause I love multiplayer, so this is like being given $50 O.O!

halopower67
halopower67

how long does it take for the code to arrive to your mailbox? ive waited like 10 mins and nothin...

yehoram
yehoram

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yehoram

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yehoram
yehoram

I've downloaded the FEARCombat and i enterd the key that i received by mail but when i try 2 start the game i get the "A required security module can not be activated..." message. Can some1 help me please? Is there any patch for this? I know it's a free game...

tartar23
tartar23

F.E.A.R kicks A.S.S (Assault Soul Sentenced to D.E.A.T.H.) ......

WNxSon-goku
WNxSon-goku

omg omg omg i just love f.e.a.r and now i can play online to :D (borrowed it nothing ilegal) :P this is gr8 and now i have it :D

RandomJ
RandomJ

This is so awesome, half a game free, wat else could u ask for. Btw if u are having trouble getting the key look in your emailinbox it shud be there they don't tell u but its been sent to u. :D

SnuffDaddyNZ
SnuffDaddyNZ

This is cool because my DVD-ROM has trouble reading my F.E.A.R DVD, which means getting into a multiplayer game is difficult for me because you need the disc in the drive.... BUT NOT ANYMORE!

tartar23
tartar23

ayer !!! Finally Something FREE that doesn't have any catch to it . Thnx Sierra .... I think the sierra exec's had too much gun-powder shakes last night , got drunk & decided : "WTH , lets give'em for FREE ...." lolz

LPchief
LPchief

Really good. Great controls, Very nice type of graphics and a nice weapon system; and that all for free to dl and play with others who have the real version! C y'all online then :P

Ocram_Zepol
Ocram_Zepol

Too bad my PC sucks or else i'd be owning all of you online. =]

_Sam_
_Sam_

I didn't know about hackers...

Azn_PlayBoi323
Azn_PlayBoi323

Same here BIGQJ....somethings not right about that

haggisbag
haggisbag

Damnit, they wont/haven't sent me a CD key? wth?

raven642
raven642

Stop moaning about superficial carp and enjoy a game that is well put together

Drunkn_Munkey
Drunkn_Munkey

ive only seen one hacker so far and those who hate FEAR just suck at it.

DarknessOfFate1
DarknessOfFate1

I was going to get it but iv heard its loaded wiht hackers i wonder if its worth it.

Bracket_man
Bracket_man

Installed it, played it, Uninstalled it. Back to Americas Army for me...

relset
relset

i will check this out!!

BIGQJ
BIGQJ

Is anyone else having troube getting a cd key? After the small survey page it sends me back to the registration page.

trj156
trj156

Drake801....you dont think melee is fun?!?!?!?! ever had a slaps-only match in COD2?? try that before you dis it!

_Sam_
_Sam_

I'm going to get it now...

Drake801
Drake801

The only issue i have with the multiplayer is that hand to hand combat is the strongest weapon, there are guys just running around punching people and winning the matches.

michael900
michael900

the only F.E.A.R for this is that it takes forever to download probably cuz its free

Bracket_man
Bracket_man

Good thing its free - I never would have paid for it.

noodles12345678
noodles12345678

jburde lol why would u download it if you have the boxed copy..its just the multiplayer portion of the game with all the patches and everything installed with it.

jburde
jburde

Sounds cool, but is it worth downloading if you have the full game already?

Karjah
Karjah

I tried out a few rounds and while it doesn't do anything truly inspirational for multiplayer it has a good feel to it and it's easy to pick up on. Worth a download if you liked quake or a more simple shooter.

faizali86
faizali86

wow, such an amazing game for free.

g_rant09
g_rant09

sometimes it sucks to own only macs :( Hear it's an awesome game, so going to get it on the 360 for sure

WarriorsDoom
WarriorsDoom

ultramagnus007 i am waiting for Expansion Pack in X360 .And another thing PS3 version will be crappy Your Fanboy is showing :P