Random Encounter - F.E.A.R.

Danny learns there's nothing to F.E.A.R. but F.E.A.R itself. Except haunted little girls.

Discussion

86 comments
nyran125tk
nyran125tk

man why have they gone away from this formula in games now :( makes me so sad. I meen formula ,like no arrows or quicktime events or arrows telling the player where to go constantly. :(

big1v
big1v

PLEASE DO NO ONE LIVES FOREVER!!

1RazvanClaudiu
1RazvanClaudiu

This game was awesome.

Even without the story, the gameplay was AAA+. Compared to similar game like Far Cry (1), this was fun until the end. The AI was top notch and it's still better than most games today.

Of course, it came with some bugs and it required some suspension of disbelief (even for an sci-fi horror story) but overall it was an interesting story that appealed to both military and horror fans, amazingly good game-play (thanks to the weapons and slow-mo, it never gets old) and very, very good graphics.

I tend to think that a lot of what COD 4 was directly inspired from this game, not so much into the mechanics but in the feel of the weapons and the gameplay. 

Gater29
Gater29

I loved this game, one of the creepiest games I've ever played. Then the series stopped being scary at 2.

Cheekz77
Cheekz77

Great outro with ghostbusters! Speaking of monolith games... Play Blood 1 and 2. Classics!


hellomikie91
hellomikie91

Its great that this guy, and other gamespot employee's  is making a little gamespot series about  some of the older games. I want them to keep doing it. Its best to not forget about some of the older games. Of course they are doing newer ones too, by the same name( Random Encounter) but still. Do Rainbow Six, Random Encounter.

twentymooseman
twentymooseman

I wanna see a condemned random encounter. That game was really fun, and it scared the pants off me back in the day. It was like silence of the lambs with psychotic vagrants.

Wensea10
Wensea10

This game has an excellent atmosphere; other game suggestions are Sunset Riders [1991] and Darius Gaiden [1994].

Poodlejumper
Poodlejumper

Please give us more Escape from Mount Stupid, Danny.  This is good but that was great.

ChaosUndivided
ChaosUndivided

One of my most favourite games and the best in the series.

NinjaGaz
NinjaGaz

I briefly played this and thought it was good, but I just can't play FPS with a view bob - it just makes me feel sick! Then my attention got turned elsewhere and I've not been back to see if it can be turned off.

dontkillme
dontkillme

I laughed my ass of watching this. :)

1234ritchie
1234ritchie

Clearly is Ronaldo haha. Such a good game, 3 was disappointing though!

The noises he makes whenever something creepy is happening is hillarious. 

Chris_53
Chris_53

This is still such an awesome game. Will definitely be playing through this again

AkiraCloud
AkiraCloud

I loved this game the multiplayer was fantastic at the time, huge lan partys just going hell for leather,  And it did have some good moments in SP

PetJel
PetJel

I LOVE this game so much. One of the best single player fps I have played, up there with Half Life, Deus Ex and Red Faction 1.

naryanrobinson
naryanrobinson

You really need to have someone else there with you.

The show is a lot funnier with two guys bouncing quips off each other.

-EDIT-  Yeah you still did an awesome job on your own though.  Never die Danny :)

DeadlyMustard
DeadlyMustard

"I just kicked the stains out of his trousers!"

PinchySkree
PinchySkree

Looks like Ronald McDonald got high on his own supply.


A lot.

SY_shoot
SY_shoot

This game is soooo good ! I actually liked all of them FEAR's

Dudes, lets install FEAR Combat, that stuff is creepy for a deathmatch

brxricano
brxricano

"You guys special forces or something?"

"Yea, something like that. We're F.E.A.R.! First Encounter Assault Recon, bro!"

LOLLL! Random Encounter is my favorite new show. "What was that noise??"

valent1n
valent1n

i know of the romanian guys that worked on this game.....

Gavskin
Gavskin

Loving the Dethklok references Danny, good video.  Good game too, I do love a scary shooter :)

skullkiller3
skullkiller3

This game was fucking scary as shit with the lights off man way better on the pc too

NINEINCH-Tool
NINEINCH-Tool

Yeah this was one of the last proper pc shooters. Where's the gore gone from new games??? it's all hollywood sensationalism. I want someone to pick up where Soldier Of Fortune 2 left off.

 

MJV1989
MJV1989

F.E.A.R. is a true classic, my first "proper" horror game... This and Dead Space used to scare the crap out of me, my brother and our best friend... XD Hard to believe it's been so many years since I first played them. Hopefully Dead Space 3 won't fail, because F.E.A.R. totally failed as a series, only the original is worth multiple playthroughs... :/

warhawk-geeby
warhawk-geeby

When showing off his roundhouse kick to 'Bishop' Danny sounds surprisingly a lot like Jedward.. (either one of them).

Dear god :|

_Judas_
_Judas_

lol, yes, he's got awesome Ronaldo-kicking abilities, and Joey Barton-tackles

snaketus
snaketus

End of the video was epic greatness!

wavelength121
wavelength121

So much love for this series. And don't think I've forgotten how badly the first one was panned by critics and gamers when it was released because of its repetative environments. Gamers are a hypocritical, forgetful bunch :]

WillyWynn
WillyWynn

LOOL "NO ONE TAKE YOU SERIOUS BECAUSE YOU HAVE XBOX LIVE HEADSET YOU BOLL!" what a great line xDDDDDDD

NTM23
NTM23

I love this game. Though there are a lot of people that said this game was scary, I thought it was merely intense in its hardest, but the Alma stuff didn't do it for me, it was fighting the Replica Soldiers that made it intense. I thought that was flipped around in two, the shooting was a little less entertaining in two, but the scares from Alma were better.

cornbredx
cornbredx

Still love this game. So good. This and Half life are still unmatched in their believable AIs.

Shame not even monolith could match it with a sequel (even valve had a hard time with Half life 2 AI being as believable). F.E.A.R 2 is ok, but with the reliance on Mechs and lack luster story (and that stupid ending... well my opinion) it wasn't quite as good as the first.

I still play the first F.E.A.R every once in a while. What a fun game!

I was going to make a joke about FPS', but it's actually just depressing.

Edit: Oh, I forgot to add: didn't this game get, like, a seal of approval from John Carpenter? I remember at the time reading about them having him play it (because it's partially an homage to John Carpenter among other horror tropes) and he really liked what he saw of it.

chuckls
chuckls

Great game...played the hell out of it!

diskotheque
diskotheque

After watching you roundhouse kick enemies for almost 12 minutes I've decided that I'm going to give this game a shot. How does that make you feel Danny??? You've had a major influence on my gaming decisions!

I still don't expect it to be as scary as Amnesia but it looks great all the same.

faizanhd
faizanhd

Should have planted proximity mines in front of the elevators.Just saying

faizanhd
faizanhd

Dude you switched your assault rifle but kept the SMG ?  Why aren't you picking up all those health upgrades ?

Th4R
Th4R

What It's been 8 Years already? And I am still waiting for a horror shooter to shock me again! F.E.A.R 2 was not that scary any more and I stayed away from the 3rd bc it is supposed to be aweful.

I mean I like amnesia and slender and that stuff and it really creeps me out but a horror shooter with great mechanics that scares the shit out of me would be nice. Dead Space is not that scary.

And not to forget.. this game used to be one of the best looking in that time. I remember seeing the previews and it was stunning. And when it came out I just got a new Geforce 6800GT, made the Game look so amazing and more scary! Would really like to see a scary shooter with top notch graphics again!

Psycold
Psycold

I replayed this game SO many times, one of my most played single player FPS games ever. 

Niner0
Niner0

@wavelength121 Huh? As far as I remember the first one was raised to the skies by critics and gamers alike.

Booozak
Booozak

@cornbredx JC had something to do with the story of "F.3.A.R" if you can believe it. Dark times I guess.

cornbredx
cornbredx

@Psycold Indeed. I think I played this more then Half Life or Half Life 2, and I've played those a lot as well. This game is just so well balanced (with the scare moments and then action back and forth) its still a lot of fun to play.

PetJel
PetJel

@lindallison @Niner0 @wavelength121 This was actually something I really loved about this game, and it was lengthy aswell if you played carefully. The area's were very well designed and finally entering a new zone felt really fresh again. :)