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F.E.A.R.: First Encounter Assault Recon (PlayStation 3)

Mature
ESRB Rating
Genre
Perspective
Theme
72
MobyRank
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
2.9
MobyScore
5 point score based on user ratings.

Advertising Blurbs

www.xbox.com:
    F.E.A.R.™ (First Encounter Assault Recon) is an award-winning first-person shooter featuring an intense combat experience with a rich atmosphere and an engaging story. F.E.A.R. immerses you in a unique blend of stylized first person combat and supernatural horror in which you are an elite soldier trained to deal with situations that are unexplainable.

    Take on the role of the point man in the F.E.A.R. unit. Armed with hyper-sensitive reflexes, you can slow down time and experience the game's close-quarter battle sequences in vivid detail. You'll need every advantage you can get as you square off against some of the most ferocious A.I. ever seen in a game. F.E.A.R. contains both a single player campaign and multiplayer modes that are available for play through Xbox Live® or System Link play.

    • Action and suspense: F.E.A.R. features cinematic quality gunfights so intense they will leave the most jaded FPS fan gasping for breath. F.E.A.R. then pushes the action over the top by wrapping it all up in the creepy atmospherics and the prevailing sense of dread found in the best horror movies. It's the game that delivers on the promise that you will be afraid to play it alone in the dark.
    • Fierce enemies: Squads of tactical teams use coordinated attacks and flanking maneuvers to pin you down and take you out. High tech assassins cling to walls and ceilings and ambush you from the shadows.
    • Cinematic FX: An advanced Special FX system showers you in sparks, smoke, and debris, making combat as intense and exhilarating as an action movie.
    • Hi-tech arsenal: Employ high tech firearms and classified weaponry such as the corkscrew missile launcher, rapid-fire battle cannon, and a plasma cannon capable of searing flesh from the bones of your enemies.
    • Advanced game technology: The latest in DirectX 9 rendering technology uses real-time per pixel lighting, shadow volumes, normal mapping, and advanced shaders to create a world so convincing you'll forget you're playing a game. Havok 3 Game Dynamics system makes unleashing hell on your enemies visceral and satisfying. Bodies recoil and collapse accurately and objects react to being shot, pushed, or blown up.
    • Multiplayer: With support for up to 16 players playing simultaneously, game modes include Deathmatch, Team Deathmatch, Elimination, Team Elimination, and Capture the Flag. There are also slow-mo variants of each of these modes, allowing you to use the slow-motion feature from the single player game in multiplayer.

    Contributed by havoc of smeg (15084) on Sep 12, 2010.

Back of Keep Case - Playstation 3 (UK):
    You are an elite soldier trained to deal with unusual situations others can't even
    imagine. Called into confront a murderous force with paranormal abilities, you must
    contain a crisis spiraling quickly out of control. Discover the true meaning of F.E.A.R.
    in this unique fusion of stylized FPS combat and supernatural suspense.

    • Stunning visual effects for an intense "action movie"
      experience.
    • Unpredictable encounters with combat adaptable A.I.
    • Frenetic multiplayer support for up 16 players.
    • Exclusives: Additional level along with the Watson
      SAS-12 fully automatic shotgun weapon.

    Contributed by DreinIX (9421) on Jan 29, 2008.

CD Projekt official site (Polish distributor) - www.gram.pl:
    First Encounter Assault Recon to nazwa tajnej jednostki uderzeniowej. Członkowie oddziału - z których każdy wykazuje pewne zdolności paranormalne - przygotowani są do walki z niebezpieczeństwami, o których nie informują żadne oficjalne kanały. Właśnie zidentyfikowano nowe zagrożenie... W wartym miliony dolarów kompleksie przemysłowym dochodzi do zamachu - niezidentyfikowana grupa paramilitarna przejmuje budynki i bierze zakładników spośród pracujących w nich ludzi. Terroryści nie przekazują jednak żadnych roszczeń. Wysłane na pomoc siły specjalne znikają bez śladu, by po chwili odnalazły się ich zmasakrowane szczątki. Na dodatek na opuszczonych teraz korytarzach laboratoriów pojawia się tajemnicza dziewczynka... Do akcji wkracza F.E.A.R.

    F.E.A.R. to doskonałe połączenie gry akcji z intrygującą fabułą rodem z najpopularniejszych azjatyckich horrorów. Niezwykle widowiskowe, dynamiczne strzelaniny demolujące całe otoczenie oraz klimat strachu i niepewności sprawiają, iż jest to jeden z najbardziej oczekiwanych FPSów tego roku. F.E.A.R. został uznany Najlepszą Grą Akcji E3 - najważniejszych targów w branży gier.
    • Dopracowana sztuczna inteligencja wroga: Oddziały przeciwników potrafią ze sobą współpracować, flankować gracza, wspinać się po ścianach, wykorzystywać zasłony i ukrywać się w cieniu.
    • Widowiskowe sceny: Iskry, dym, walący się gruz, rozsypujące szyby. Dzięki wykorzystaniu systemu do efektów specjalnych, każda walka będzie przypominać największe filmowe superprodukcje.
    • Filmowy styl: Strzelaniny z pędzącego samochodu, katastrofa lotnicza, hordy przeciwników szturmujących pozycję gracza. F.E.A.R. to unikalne połączenie konwencji filmów "Szklana pułapka", "Ring" i filmów wojennych.
    • Największe osiągnięcia programistyczne: Przy użyciu najnowszych rozwiązań graficznych technologii DirectX 9 oraz silnika fizyki Havok 2 stworzono autentyczne scenerie, dzięki którym zapomni się, że to jeszcze gra.

    Contributed by U.V. Impaler (7258) on Mar 11, 2007.

www.lith.com:
    An unidentified paramilitary force infiltrates a multi-billion dollar aerospace compound, taking hostages but issuing no demands. The government responds by sending in special forces, but loses contact as an eerie signal interrupts radio communications. When the interference subsides moments later, the team has been obliterated.

    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 crisis before it spirals out of control.

    Contributed by U.V. Impaler (7258) on Dec 20, 2005.

www.vugames.com:
    F.E.A.R.’ (First Encounter Assault Recon) is an intense combat experience with rich atmosphere and a deeply intense paranormal storyline presented entirely in first person. Be the hero in your own spine-tingling epic of action, tension, and terror… and discover the true meaning of F.E.A.R.

    An unidentified paramilitary force infiltrates a multi-billion dollar aerospace compound, taking hostages but issuing no demands. A Special Forces team is sent in by the government to contain the situation, but contact is severed as an eerie signal interrupts radio communications. When the interference subsides moments later, the team has been obliterated. Live footage of the massacre shows an inexplicable wave of destruction tearing the soldiers apart before they can even react.

    In light of the desperate situation the F.E.A.R. team is assembled. As part of this elite classified strike team created to deal with the most unusual and shocking of threats your mission is simple: Eliminate the intruders at any cost. Determine the origin of the signal. And contain this crisis before it spirals out of control.

    • Hyper-stylized combat for breathtaking cinematic quality action
    • Gripping supernatural storyline for spine-tingling intensity of play
    • Multi-player action with multiple gameplay modes and all single player capabilities
    • Advanced graphics and physics for visceral movie-like experience
    • Enemies with special abilities and A.I. so intuitive it’s like battling living, breathing players

    Contributed by U.V. Impaler (7258) on Dec 20, 2005.