Sierra Combats F.E.A.R.

Multiplayer portion of well-reviewed PC shooter to be made free for download in mid-August; Combat includes latest updates, maps, multiplayer game modes.

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Sierra Entertainment, a subsidiary of Vivendi Games, today announced that it is releasing the multiplayer portion of its hit PC horror shooter F.E.A.R. over the Internet for free. The download, dubbed F.E.A.R. Combat, will be available on August 17 and requires gamers to register for a keycode, which can be obtained at the game's official Web site.

Those who download the game will be able to participate in multiplayer frag sessions against other F.E.A.R. Combat owners, as well as those who own the full retail version of the game. Combat will include all the latest updates, 10 game modes, 19 maps, 12 weapons, anticheating-software support, and the ability to download user-created content.

A rep for Sierra said F.E.A.R. Combat was a way to give gamers who might not have played F.E.A.R., which was named GameSpot's Best Shooter for 2005 and GameSpot readers' choice Best PC Game of 2005, a chance to see why it was so well-received. "We had a good multiplayer component and we spent the last eight months building it up, but most people know F.E.A.R. as a single-player game. There's a hardcore group of F.E.A.R. multiplayer fans, and we'd like to expose the multiplayer component to the widest possible audience as possible."

F.E.A.R. was released for the PC in October 2005 and was developed by Monolith Productions (Condemned: Criminal Origins for the Xbox 360). An Xbox 360 version is currently being developed by Day 1 Studios (MechAssault) and will be released in November. For more information on F.E.A.R., check out GameSpot's review.

Discussion

101 comments
Zionmaster
Zionmaster

I'm very glad they did this. F.E.A.R is one of the greatest shooters ever made and now more people will get to see why its so damn good. I've had this game since release and i loved the multi play but due to lack of players it suffered alot. But now its awesome to play online. I have more fun playing this than cod2 now. fear rules.

dorianyates
dorianyates

Well I think this can improve the multiplayer game, I bought the game but in some moments I Thought that could have more multiplayer gamers. Now we have a big comunity. Let's enjoy.

cautry
cautry

Downloading Now!

StraiN-ShifTeD
StraiN-ShifTeD

Check this out: http://www.fearfans.com/newsitems/105/ [QUOTE]Once again we apologize for the inconvenience and are making every effort for all F.E.A.R. fans to enjoy the multiplayer component F.E.A.R.Combat.[/QUOTE] So I guess we have to wait for a little bit.

Sheegot
Sheegot

the counter says zero but i cant find the download/register button

bulletsword
bulletsword

o yeah. all i wanted was teh multiplayer and now i've got it. wonder how big the file is.

laxkeep999
laxkeep999

well this is an insult! I payed the full 30 quid for this game and now they decide to make 50% of it free????? That's complete BS why didn't they tell me before I payed for it :( and yeh I'm not finished.. the 1.07 patch didnt work on my UK version and I'm not installing that 290 mb patch cus i got the other patches.. customer service for you huh? WHAT A JOKE

CRUSHINATOR
CRUSHINATOR

I get free FEAR multiplayer on my birthday. How cool is that! :)

Silphatos
Silphatos

nice thing for online FEAR community but I want my money back ^__^

doohuh
doohuh

Well I certinly wasted my money buying FEAR considering I only play the multiplayer anyway... *sigh

Bavoke
Bavoke

NICE!!! :D Bavoke 8)

yoalot
yoalot

yo all, so i get my code on day of release or what?

_Sam_
_Sam_

That's great!! :D :D

yoalot
yoalot

so when do we get the keycode, on day of release?

yoalot
yoalot

yo, i have one question, so i just registered on the site, and i am wondering do you get the keycode on the release day? Thanks Al

anamnawshad
anamnawshad

Great news for Hermits:) My PC wont run F.E.A.R..........:(

fabae00
fabae00

Great, the only free online game I've been playing is RTCW: Enemy territory. Now one more game to waste time on.

Destroyeron13
Destroyeron13

Wow, too bad I already have it, glad I didn't pay for it though.

recalcitrant1
recalcitrant1

If it ships more units of F.E.A.R Sierra will be chuffed. If it causes a mass influx of people to play F.E.A.R multiplayer for longer than a few hours, i'll be mightily shocked.

runstalker
runstalker

[quote]Combat will include all the latest updates, 10 game modes, 19 maps, 12 weapons, anticheating-software support, and the ability to download user-created content.[/quote] Nice free package there Sierra/VU. And a fine way to bring the FEAR name back into the cultural spotlight before the 360 version ships. Every 360 owner should get this game for its super-slick campaign.

alpha_company
alpha_company

Woohoo! Duh :D Join The Official F.E.A.R. Union

macacd
macacd

i love freebies!!

faizali86
faizali86

wow, cant believe this is going to be free!

PSdual_wielder
PSdual_wielder

nice, i always like multiplayer stuff. the more the better. Free IS good.

Ichigo1174
Ichigo1174

August 17th On that day i shall release my rain of terror!

Sheiko
Sheiko

If only it came with vehicles then it would annihilate BF2.

VegetaMaelstrom
VegetaMaelstrom

FREE?!? Well, whaddya know? That's just about right in my price range! :twisted:

Travis281
Travis281

Well apparently the only catch is having to register on their website. Other than that it looks super easy. They just want to show off their work and maybe get a few more people to buy the game. Great idea.

blackleech
blackleech

Let's see... will there be advertisements? Some sort of play-prevention thing making it liks a trial? Surely there has got to be a catch somewhere. But I got the retail version anyway.

DarkWolfx12
DarkWolfx12

OMG yes! Since the first moment I see it available, I'll get it right away. This is soooo good. I want this so bad. Come on August 17th!! =D Bring it on!

Pablo620
Pablo620

HOLY BAJEEZAS!! FREE!?!? I have wanted to get this game for the longest. Ill definitely DL it. Is it not just a free trial? WOW FREE!

sofika8
sofika8

Great, even though i own F.E.A.R already, why not have Sierra give away the best part, multiplayer(Single Player is great too!) and for free, and still no new weapons, still, and now a bunch of n00bs will be all over the servers, and will try hosting, and will get bad ping, woohoo!

J_Dangerously
J_Dangerously

The hell with F.E.A.R! Make another Space Quest Game Sierra!!!

Bladex2k
Bladex2k

wow cant wait this is gret fear for free. this is the main part of fear and we getting 4 free woot

FRoStYisGoD
FRoStYisGoD

wow good move now i dont have to buy the game just for the MP all games should be like this :P sucks for ppl who bought it for MP only though

mabbasc
mabbasc

Sierra, please let us to kick some 360 fanboy ass!!

FelixAndrews
FelixAndrews

...this is an immensely clever idea, and certainly some awesome PR. Freebies are always good!