Manufacturer: Vivendi Universal Interactive Part number: 72486
- You aren't a soldier. You are a weapon. A paramilitary force infiltrates a multi billion dollar aerospace compound taking hostages, but issuing no demands. The government responds by sending in its best special operations teams, only to have them obliterated. Live footage of the massacre is cut short by an unexpected wave of destruction that leaves military leaders stunned ... Read more
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high end game needs a high end machine...
by gsman11 on February 23, 2006
Pros: fantastic graphics, best gun fights ever seen in a game
Cons: you will need a powerful machine to run it....
Summary: it is stupid to under-rate this amazing game because your PC isn't powerful enough to run it properly. yes, it is power hungry! that being said, it is also ...
Summary: it is stupid to under-rate this amazing game because your PC isn't powerful enough to run it properly. yes, it is power hungry! that being said, it is also one of the most beautiful, fast paced shooters made.
anyone looking to play this game please read the recommended system requirements before you try playing it on a mid or low end PC. playing it on a high end system the way it was meant to be expirenced proves just how awesome this game really is....
5 out of 5 users found this user opinion helpful.
Best game of the year
by abrams on November 18, 2005
Pros: Frightening, action packed, + fully pumped with adrenalin
Cons: A bit of walking around
Summary: With Breathtaking graphics(best ever!), extreme realism, surround sound gaming this a game you would not want o miss. Enter fear(First encounter assaultrecon)where enemies are controlled by people ...
Summary: With Breathtaking graphics(best ever!), extreme realism, surround sound gaming this a game you would not want o miss. Enter fear(First encounter assaultrecon)where enemies are controlled by people with paranormal abilities which are the smarteset Ai ever in any game! they can do anything( flank you,go under cover, peep around corners, turn the light off, plan an attack etc.... This is the game that will leave you stuck to your pc for hours upon end if you can handle the thrillers it is filled with, which may give younger adults NIGHTMARES!
3 out of 3 users found this user opinion helpful.
by prashmittanay on October 18, 2007
Pros: Horror theme
Cons: system requirement
Summary: F.E.A.R. is a first person shooter/horror game developed by Monolith Production for PC and Day One Studios for XBOX 360 and PS 3. The game is ...
Summary: F.E.A.R. is a first person shooter/horror game developed by Monolith Production for PC and Day One Studios for XBOX 360 and PS 3. The game is published by Vivendi Universal. It was released on 18th October, 2005 after its production was formally announced in 2004. ESRB gave it a ‘mature’ rating citing the excessive bloodshed and extreme gore portrayed in the game. The game is launched on PC, XBOX 360 and PlayStation 3. The PC version rated the best.
FEAR requires 1.7 GHz processing speed, a minimum of 512 MB RAM and 64 MB video cards equivalent to nVidia GeForce 4 or Radeon 9000. The game runs fine on Windows XP, 2000 and Vista.
the story begins with the First Encounter Assault Recon, a US based secret service specialized to crush paranormal threats, getting the information about a Paxton Fettel forcibly taking over Armacham Technology Corporation (ATC) with the help of a brigade of super soldier clones, Replica Forces, killing all of its workers. The player assumes the identity of a FEAR point man. Apparently, this is yr first run as a FEAR operative but yr exceptional reflexes have allowed u to enter such delicate situation. Your ultimate goal is to neutralize Fettel. The super soldiers are telepathically controlled by Fettel; hence killing Fettel will render them useless. As the player goes deeper into the game, he learns about a project named Origin started by Harlan Wade, an elderly scientist working for ATC, to created super-humans with incredible psyche abilities. But this project backfired, threatening the very existence of ATC. Hence, the vault was closed. Apparently, the president of ATC Genevieve Aristide jumped the gun when she decided to resurrect Origin. The operatives sent to re-open the vault did not return. Realizing her mistake, she sent another operative to ‘clean-up-the-mess’. What happened next, it’s for u to discover.
also, the player is haunted by a ghostly figure, an eight year old girl in a red dress, her face somewhat covered by her long hair. The girl has very powerful psychic powers, one of them allows her to melt the flesh of her enemies. Her major powers are seen in the later stages of the game. It so appears that she doesn’t try to kill u but continues to scare u throughout the game.
the conclusion of the game is perfect. Every unnatural activity in the game is explained in the ending.
a.FPS: FEAR keeps the basics of first person shooter intact. The player can sprint, jump, aim, strafe, lean, perform head-shots etc. The strafe-shooting style isn’t recommended due to heavy recoil of the rapid-firing arms and the good accuracy of the Replica Forces. A lot of emphasis has been laid on ‘leaning and shooting’ and the SlowMo.
b. Hand-to-hand: FEAR enhances hand-to-hand combat skills. Apart from the regular melee attacks, u can perform bicycle kicks and slide kicks. If executed properly, these moves will instantly kill yr opponent.
c. Weapons: there are 9 different types of firearms and three different types of grenades in the game. The weapons are categorized on the basis of rate of fire, accuracy, range and damage. All the weapons can be viewed in the option menu of the game. Also, the option menu allows u to set the priority of firearms. U can keep up to three weapons at a time. The brighter side is there is no restriction on the type of weapon u keep.
d.SlowMo: termed as the reflexes of the player, SlowMo slows down the time for u, thereby allowing u to react faster to the situation. As the time slows down, it becomes a lot easier to aim at the head of yr opponent. But u can stay in this mode for a very short period of time, the reflex meter drains out very quickly. Therefore, clever usage is required. Monolith website states that the protagonist reflexes as 5 times faster than a normal human, thereby indicating that the SlowMo slows down the time by a factor of 5. Impressive, huh?
e. Upgrades: regular heath and reflex upgrades are provided in the game. They are usually kept in the ‘out-of-way’ areas. The player starts with maximum health of 100, each health upgrades adds 5 to yr overall health. The final health, after taking all the upgrades, is 200.
f. AI: gamespot.com gave FEAR the ‘Best AI award’. Without doubt, the game deserves this reward. The enemies strafe and shoot, find alternate paths to carry out surprise attacks, use suppressive fire, take cover when under heavy fire, jump railings, communicate etc.
g. Horror theme: the horror theme has been very cleverly worked upon. The developers new that the present generation is full of ‘smart’ people and using a normal sequence of spooky stuff isn’t gonna scare them. FEAR uses an impressive combination of sound effects, situation and lights moulded into a one scary atmosphere. The game uses a lot of ‘unexpected encounters’ with Alma, the girl in the red dress. The sequences force the player to keep their eyes open all the time. ‘Fear is the consequence of an alert mind’ and this is what the game is trying to hit throughout.
my meagre vocabulary is definitely in short of words while describing the graphics of this game. Blood, marks on the wall, effects of an explosive are remarkable. If u have a good graphic card or own a ps or Xbox, u are in for a great gaming experience. The real beauty of the graphics are seen while in SlowMo, the bullet travelling in the air, hitting yr opponent etc are just too cool. The surroundings are designed to suit the scary atmosphere. U have to play it to get the picture of what I am trying to say.
the game is considerably difficult. The player will require some time to understand the combat style used in the game. The game doesn’t quite use the real-life shooting system, but the accuracy and well planned shooting techniques used by yr enemies tend to make things difficult for u, sometimes annoying. I would recommend using ‘moderate difficulty’ from the start.
the huge system requirements seem to be the only demerit of this game. Game play, graphics, difficulty, music etc are up to the mark. One website mentioned that the overuse the same environment kinda spoils the fun. Well, I will leave the assessment of this statement to the player.
Overall, this game is a must play for FPS lovers and gamers aching for some really horror sequences. I give this game 9.4 (out of 10 ofcourse).
A sequel, Project Origin, is under construction and probably will be released in 2008.
1 out of 2 users found this user opinion helpful.
Scary Like A Movie
by marcusphotog on June 1, 2008
Pros: This game is worth the money. Good Graphs! Best if played late a night around 12
Cons: The game ended like the movies. Sounds like there is going to be another Expansion.
A first person shooter you can have fun with without being too disturbed because of it's violence
by ajbabao on January 9, 2008
Pros: Classic First person shooter you'll definitely won't get bored at
Cons: Outdated a bit but easy on systeme resources.
Summary: The Platinum edition gives you three games of the F.E.A.R. Series to work on during it's early days this was one hell of a spooky and ...
Summary: The Platinum edition gives you three games of the F.E.A.R. Series to work on during it's early days this was one hell of a spooky and scary first person shooter i once played alongside with DOOM3 and it's Add on Ressurrection of Evil. Storyline is even scarier on the next add on Extraction Point. and the final fight is the Perseus Mandate. All run smoothly thanks to it's graphics engine. It's quite outdated on todays Specs but if you like first person shooters and appreciate a scare or two without being a too disturbing game. This is definitely an add on to your WAR Chest. I particularly like the Slow mo feature of the character so that he can unleash total destruction of both environment and enemy AI. there are a lot of newer generation games out there that can frustrate you on level attainment.this is a classic and you'll enjoy playing it level to level. Games of newer generations are built on features found on FEAR.
Beautiful, Fun FPS
by YaMomma007 on April 14, 2007
Pros: Graphics, Very Scary At Times
Cons: Requires A Top Notch Computer, Gameplay Is Somewhat Predictable
Summary: This is quite a fun shooter. The game has great AI; the enemies are smart enough to circle around and ambush you from behind, but enventually that becomes predictable. Beautiful ...
Summary: This is quite a fun shooter. The game has great AI; the enemies are smart enough to circle around and ambush you from behind, but enventually that becomes predictable. Beautiful graphics, but only with a top of the line system. The firefights are AWESOME. Also the game is very scary at moments but eventually the girl popping up gets old. Multiplayer is okay but nothing to rave about. All in all it is a very enjoyable FPS.
This game rocks fps fans!
by tfwack420 on January 5, 2007
Pros: Seamless online multiplayer action
Cons: doesn't serve as many people as Counter Strike: source
Summary: As a full-time internet gamer I think the game competes for the attention of halflife2 fans, who need something new. Keeping knee deep in precise online killing games has made ...
Summary: As a full-time internet gamer I think the game competes for the attention of halflife2 fans, who need something new. Keeping knee deep in precise online killing games has made sierra software stand out to me. I'll always keep my eyes out for more sierra titles, like F.E.A.R.
by WTxYuri on July 24, 2006
Pros: Amazing graphics, effects, ai bot skills, physics and many other things
Cons: Can some times cause you to wet yourself in freight.
Summary: The bot skill is simply amazing. I beat the campaign on easy and died only twice. I then set the campaign to normal and i was ok untill about interval ...
Summary: The bot skill is simply amazing. I beat the campaign on easy and died only twice. I then set the campaign to normal and i was ok untill about interval 4 then i must have died like 23 times and i still havn't betten it and its been 3 weeks since i reinstalled. This game is a must play for any fps gamer noobs to pro's alike will enjoy this brilliantly stunning game.
You do not need a super computer to play this game
by BradPois on June 18, 2006
Pros: Great AI. Nice graphics, cool story line, lots of blood :P, eery music, gives you a nice scare once in a while.
Cons: The maps are a little repetative and you do need a newer computer to play this but most people should be able to.
Summary: My computer has: Pentium 4, 2.66Ghz processor, 256MB Radeon 9550 graphics card, and 512MB of RAM and this game runs fine on my computer, sure not with settings maxed ...
Summary: My computer has: Pentium 4, 2.66Ghz processor, 256MB Radeon 9550 graphics card, and 512MB of RAM and this game runs fine on my computer, sure not with settings maxed out but around medium settings its fine with a little lag once in a while.
I love how the AI talk to eachother, plan stuff, try to get around you to shoot you from behind, run for cover. Its like you're playing with other people. The graphics are really nice and the physics engine is amazing. The music can get a little annoying when you hear the suspence "buzzing" sound but the rest of the sound is really good.
You WILL jump a couple times when the little girl pops up or when a corpse moves.
Overall I think this is a great game and I think anyone with a decent computer who wants a nice creepy FPS should get this game.
Anybody who dogs this game needs a surround system and a new video card
by Vincent Vega on April 10, 2006
Pros: (cough) um everything
Cons: getting it to work on your computer (takes a lot)
Summary: I am a BIG Half Life 2 fan, I am a HUGE Doom 3 fan, but i am a (get ready) GINORMOUS Fear fan. Gotta say finally being able to ...
Summary: I am a BIG Half Life 2 fan, I am a HUGE Doom 3 fan, but i am a (get ready) GINORMOUS Fear fan. Gotta say finally being able to run the most mysterious game of the year on my computer feels good.
Alright all you people who are skeptical, dont listen to that fool Deathbringer hes probably some 12 year old with 2000 XP and and an MX 440 or something. Well this is the big boys Deathbringer. This game builds up your adrenaline faster than skydiving (fight in slomo ALL the time) I dont want to spoil anything so ill just say that aside from cinematic action it has the scariest scenes everrrrr. I started shaking while playing. (this from a guy who played D3 5 times through without flinching)
The multiplayer IS awesome imagine counter strike but with all the debris showering you, and gernades splitting the pixelated(wait there are no pixels ever present yes thats right) air every second. (sorta like playin a war game) you can also command slomo capabilities in all the games. (it has to say SLOMO DM for example though)
- Manufacturer: Vivendi Universal Interactive
- Part number: 72486
- Description: You aren't a soldier. You are a weapon. A paramilitary force infiltrates a multi billion dollar aerospace compound taking hostages, but issuing no demands. The government responds by sending in its best special operations teams, only to have them obliterated. Live footage of the massacre is cut short by an unexpected wave of destruction that leaves military leaders stunned and in disbelief. With U.S. Special Forces in over their heads, the Commander in Chief turns to his final option: you. You've been trained to handle the inexplicable, armed with experimental high tech weaponry, and given full executive authority to end the crisis by any means necessary.
Product Basic Spec
- Platform PC
- ESRB rating Mature - Intense Violence,Blood and Gore,Strong Language
- Genre Action
- Elements Action - adventure ,
Action - first person shooter
- Context Science-fiction ,
- Number of players 1 Player
- Connectivity Local Area Network,Online
- Difficulty Medium
- Learning curve About a half hour
- DirectX version v9.0
- Operating system Windows 2000/XP
- Online modes Competitive,Team Oriented,Cooperative
- RAM 512 MB
- Developer Monolith Productions
- ESRB Mature
- ESRB descriptors Intense Violence,Blood and Gore,Strong Language
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