Friday sees F.E.A.R. demo

Single-player sample of the PC shooter will be downloadable on GameSpot DLX at the end of the week.


T.G.I.F. will be ransacked by another acronym this week. This Friday, VU Games will be releasing the single-player demo for F.E.A.R., an upcoming game from Warner Bros.-owned Monolith Productions. The developer, who was acquired by WB in August, previously worked on The Matrix Online.

F.E.A.R. (First Encounter Assault Recon) is a spooky paranormal-themed FPS focused on an elite task force sent to investigate some unusual doings in a strange compound. As a new recruit, gamers will be thrown into the fire with an experienced team against unusual enemies led by a psychically enhanced defector. The horror aspect is further compounded by in-game hallucinations ("The walls are bleeding!") and Shining-like little girls running through the corridors.

F.E.A.R., which is rated M for Mature, is scheduled for release on the PC October 11. For more information on the game, check out GameSpot's Hands-On with the demo, or try it out for yourself this Friday by downloading the file from GameSpot DLX.

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