One of the best new shooter concepts...but still a shooter.
cobraman007 wrote this review on .
*A new, creepy atmosphere. (To experience the full effect, I highly recommend playing this in a dark room at night, and alone.)
*Realistic Enemy A.I. (artificial intelligence) makes for some of the most intense and high tension gun fights.
*Big levels with plenty of ammo and weapons to choose from.
*Matrix-like flying kicks knock your enemies unconscious and allow you utilize stealth moves.
*Slow Motion feature lets you absorb all the action and helps you get through the tough spots.
*A good, epic music score/soundtrack, and realistic sound effects.
*Surprises and a good story to keep things exciting and unexpected.
*As with most shooters, the story is pretty thin.
*This is a long game; so after a while, it can get monotonous. To make it more challenging, try to play the easier sections with just the pistol.
*Like with any game, make sure you have the appropriate video card memory to play this. I prefer to use the "recommended" specs instead of the "minimum" listed specs. I find that some games understate their minimum requirements, and all the neat graphics and technology are lost when you play with a system that barely conforms.
*You can only carry a limited amount of weapons at a time, and once they run out of ammo, they are useless until you find more ammo. Here is a cool trick that applies to most shooters: you can move and drop all the weapons you want as you walk. When one weapon runs out, run back to your last drop to swap to a new, fully loaded weapon.
All in all, if you are a shooter fan, you will definately enjoy FEAR and it's new approach. If you are new to FPS (First Person Shooter) games, this is a great game to introduce you to your latest addiction.
This is now almost 2009, and you can find FEAR at any BIG LOTS, or other discount store for about 10 bucks- which is a deal no one should pass up. As always, you can never go wrong checking critic and user reviews- Gamespot is the definitive source for unbiased reviews BEFORE you buy. Thank God it's still FREE for gamers!