F.E.A.R. (First Encounter Assault and Recon) is a first-person close-quarters combat game for the PC. The story begins when a paramilitary force infiltrates a multi-billion dollar aerospace compound, and the government responds by sending in Special Forces. The group loses contact with the government when an eerie signal interrupts radio communications--and when that interference subsides moments later, the team has been destroyed. That''s where you come in. As part of a classified strike team created to deal with threats no one else can handle, your mission is simple: eliminate the intruders at any cost, determine the origin of the signal, and contain the potential crisis before it gets out of control.
Price Paid: $7 You know those times when you hear about a certain movie/book/game through the enthusiastic ravings of publications or your friends, and reading a description of it, you feel like you HAVE to experience it? But finances or other factors get in the way, so you wait several years for that special day when you have it all to yourself and experience it just the way you dreamed about. And then comes the day when you FINALLY set aside time and money for it and...you … more
Pros: solid gameplay, scary imagery and sound, good multiplayer Cons: a few annoyances, but nothing that should keep anyone away The Bottom Line: A solid shooter that doesn't bring much new to the table. But it remains consistently fun, adequately scary, and very satisfying. F.E.A.R. was one of the most successful PC shooters from 2005. It required a very powerful PC and only those lucky enough to have the hardware could enjoy … more