F.E.A.R. 2 PC review (1/27/2011)

  F.E.A.R. 2 is the sequel to the critically acclaimed fps psychological horror/action game F.E.A.R. (one of my first horror game let's plays). At first I really hated F.E.A.R. 2 because it is more action oriented than F.E.A.R. is. But after playing it for awhile, then starting to use earphones, the game had it's creepy moments. But F.E.A.R. 2 is more aimed towards the action fan, than the horror.

  F.E.A.R. 2 starts out with you the main character in one of Alma's messed up visions, followed by a cheap pop up scare. After that pointless scenario you find out it was only a dream and wake up to find yourself in a combat tram, after introducing the cast of characters, and establishing who's the bitch (always the female), the douche (always gotta have one), the black guy (always), and other pointless characters who barely do shit (typical horror movie line-up), you find out your on a mission to find and take Genevieve Aristide into protective custody (I want to kill her so bad). Along the way you also find out that you actually have a name! Sgt. Michael Beckett, and you have a face! so you are no longer the faceless hero who gets sent around like an errand boy, you are now an actual person who gets sent around like an errand boy!
  The story/plot is pretty much the same as the PREVIOUS F.E.A.R. games, always involving Alma in some stupid way or another, but this time Alma has become more of an annoying nuisance because now she is a rapist!! yes! I said rapist. Throughout the whole damn game Alma will appear to you in a sexy naked form, while constantly trying to rape you in the form of quick time events, but the game (developers) try to be clever about this by stating she wants to absorb you instead, since you apparently have a psychic link with her. But it doesn't take a genius to notice Alma changing from creepy skeleton form to hot sexy I want to have sex with you form.

(Scary Alma)
(Sexy Alma)

  The gameplay and controls are still the same so they will feel very familiar and natural to the veteran F.E.A.R. fan, and for those of you who have never heard of or even played a F.E.A.R. game (Shame on you!) the controls are easy to figure out and easy to become accustomed too. Aside from that the developers also tried to implement something new that they haven't done before and now I can see why. They tried to add interactivity into the environment, where you can flip tables over for cover, move them, and kungfu jump over them. All of these sound pretty cool, but in F.E.A.R. 2 it is unnecessary and just gets in the way for the most part.
  The graphics are pretty mind blowing to be honest, everything is so detailed even on some of the lower resolutions, and when you make someone explode into a fountain of blood after shooting them with a shotgun, no words can describe how epicly epic that is.


  • Great Graphics
  • fast paced action gameplay
  • great voice acting
  • great atmosphere
  • great soundtrack
  • Great visual design

  • Crappy storyline
  • Too much action
  • Cheap scares
  • Sexy Alma
  • Scares are spaced too far apart.
  • Quick Time events
Overall F.E.A.R. 2 is a great FPS action/horror game that does have it's scary moments, and even though it leans more towards action than it does horror it still does better than Perseus Mandate.
NightmareStudioz gives F.E.A.R. 2 a 7 out of 10, recommended.

This review is brought to you by Cody Sparks Owner of NightmareStudioz.


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