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Our Users Say

Category Description User Score
Acting The quality of the actors' performances in the game (including voice acting). 3.0
AI How smart (or dumb) you perceive the game's artificial intelligence to be 3.1
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.1
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.2
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.2
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.0
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed 3.1
Overall User Score (8 votes) 3.1

Critic Reviews

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The best way to describe FEAR would be a Half-Life, mixed with Resident Evil and a dash of Condemned. You are dealing with a clone army while trying to explain recent paranormal activity as a new member of FEAR's elite unit. There are trips where you witness paranormal activity of events that happened already, or something that is currently happening to you. FEAR is not revolutionary, but plays out extremely well.
82 (Jun 01, 2007)
To summarise, F.E.A.R. may not be an entirely convincing next-gen romp but it still delivers where it is needed. Agreed, the graphics are somewhat dated but this is to be expected considering the game's just been tweaked and released. The main draw is the fierce, more involving shoot-outs, which given the variety of weapons and intelligence of the enemies are simply excellent. I personally found the paranormal parts a bit dull and repetitive, simply being a distraction from the main purpose of dishing out some ruthless punishment. I'm also disappointed that this game was not more chilling though, but then there is a Japanese Proverb that states 'Fear is only as deep as the mind allows'.
Worth Playing (May 30, 2007)
Overall, F.E.A.R. is an above-average shooter with some fright tossed into the mix. The game's campaign is fairly lengthy, so you won't barrel your way through it, but in the end, the scary moments never fully live up to expectation. And that mostly has to do with the fact that after the initial area, the frights become less and less frequent as the game progresses, and it turns more into your average FPS shooter. The later stages of the game can also become rather unbearably difficult, but if you're an FPS fan and you've already finished Resistance, F.E.A.R. is still a great alternative.
IGN (Apr 20, 2007)
F.E.A.R. isn't perfect -- there's glitches, watered-down graphics and crappy load times -- but it's still one of the best experiences I've had on a PS3 to date. The gameplay is solid and will serve as a treat to anyone looking for an entertaining shooter with an excellent multiplayer system.
80 (May 15, 2007)
F.E.A.R. ist fraglos ein guter Ego-Shooter, der knallharte Action mit vielen Horrorelementen gekonnt verknüpft. Auch die Kämpfe sind toll inszeniert, wobei neben den Zeitlupeneffekten auch die sehr sehr gute Gegner-KI ihren Anteil daran hat. Trotz allem war für mich bereits die PC-Version von FEAR vor über eineinhalb Jahren eine Enttäuschung. Ein so langweiliges Leveldesign im Verbund mit den tristen und farbarmen Texturen ist für einen potentiellen Topshooter einfach zu wenig. Wer über die Leveltristes hinweg sehen kann und den Titel bisher weder auf dem PC noch auf der 360 gezockt hat, wird aber mit F.E.A.R. einige spannende Stunden verbringen. Auf der PS3 bleibt aber weiterhin Resistance der deutlich bessere Shooter.
80 (Apr 03, 2007)
Wieder so ein PS3-Test, der mir Schmerzen bereitet. Für sich betrachtet ist F.E.A.R. ein fantastischer Shooter mit einer abnehmbaren Grafik und einer vernünftigen Spieldauer. Im Vergleich zu PC und Xbox 360 hat sich rein gar nichts getan, weshalb Spieler mit einer solchen Version die Finger davon lassen sollten. Zumindest die Integration der PC-Erweiterung wäre nach solch einer langen Zeit Pflicht gewesen. Trotzdem bleibt mir nichts anderes übrig, als eine langweilige 8 für all die Next Generation-Einsteiger da draußen zu zücken. Mangels wirklich bahnbrechender Alternativen also ein Pflichtkauf für die Playstation 3. Nur der Vollpreis für solch eine alte Kamelle ist wirklich dreist.
Video Game Talk (Jun 05, 2007)
F.E.A.R. is a solid first-person shooter. The gameplay is rich, the AI is decent, the multiplayer is fun, and the sound direction is remarkable. Sadly the graphics are VERY disappointing which makes this version the one not to get if you have the option. The 360 and PC versions offer a smoother experience to be sure though the PS3 isn't bad by any stretch of the imagination; it's just not as good.
80 (Apr 24, 2007)
F.E.A.R. n'est pas le FPS parfait mais ses nombreuses qualités sont indéniables : suspense savamment dosé, ambiance "horrifico-science-fictionnelle" travaillée, IA incroyable, scènes d'action démentielles, bande-son quasi parfaite. Ainsi malgré un scénario qui peut sembler sous-exploité, la maigreur des nouveautés de cette adaptation, le peu de décors ou le faible nombre d'armes et d'ennemis, on se prend un sacré trip en bourlinguant dans le jeu de Monolith. Vous n'aurez peut-être pas peur mais c'est pourtant l'Origine de ce jeu qui vous fera fixer ce sombre couloir où quelque chose vient d'émettre un bruit, un très léger bruit...
Cheat Code Central (May 02, 2007)
Overall, F.E.A.R. is a fun and great experience for anyone who hasn't played the game before. Anyone who's tried the game on the PC or Xbox 360 will immediately notice flaws and probably retreat to the previous versions, but the game still makes a nice addition to the PS3's growing library of ported titles.
GameTrailers (May 07, 2007)
It’s been a year and a half since F.E.A.R. originally hit the PC, so it’s a little hard for a second console version to really stir up excitement without some major upgrades. The truth is, the PlayStation 3 version is a downgrade in many respects. Game-starved PS3 owners should at least give it a rent, but it’s hard to recommend as a purchase when there are games like Resistance already on the market.
79 (May 04, 2007)
F.E.A.R. auf der PS3 ist durchwegs gelungen und bis auf einige kleinere Makel für mich noch immer DIE absolute Referenz in Sachen Horror-Action und herausfordernder Gegner-KI. Wer den Titel am PC oder auf der Xbox 360 nicht schon gespielt hat, kann hier auf jeden Fall zugreifen, auch wenn man sich in Zukunft von PS3-Spielen vor allem im Bezug auf die Grafik mehr erwarten darf.
76 (Apr 27, 2007)
Atmosphärisch, spielerisch, ideentechnisch ist F.E.A.R. auch auf der PS3 ein toller Shooter: Das geschickte Spiel mit der Angst, die bizarren Visionen, die Art, wie die Story vermittelt wird, die intelligenten Feinde, die großartige Zeitlupe, der fantastische Sound - all das ist auch im Jahr zwei nach der PC-Fassung mustergültig. Allerdings knapst die selbst im Vergleich zur schon schwächeren 360-Version zurechtgestutzte Technik einiges von der Faszination ab, die langen Ladezeiten wirken sich in Verbindung mit den zuverlässig einsetzenden Rucklern negativ auf den Spielfluss aus - die Steuerung bedarf außerdem ebenso Gewöhnung wie die Eindeutschung. Unterm Strich bleibt ein guter, aber nicht mehr phänomenaler Shooter, der leider nicht mehr viel mit dem Ausnahmespiel zu tun hat, das auf PCs für großartig gruselige Unterhaltung sorgte.
75 (May 06, 2007)
F.E.A.R. is a solid title on any system, but the PS3 seems to come off worst. Put simply it's not as polished as we hoped. Still, if the PS3 is your only option you're still in for quite a bit of fun.
Games Master (Apr, 2007)
The loading times are absolutely shocking, up to several minutes between scenes in some cases. Might this all be down to Blu-Ray? Let's just hope that's not the case... So, all in all, F.E.A.R. is a major letdown and a real pain in the neck for PS3 FPS fans hoping for the definitive version of a once top game.
GameSpot (Apr 26, 2007)
When F.E.A.R. originally debuted on the PC in 2005, it delivered a kinetic and spooky first-person shooter experience, capped with memorable firefights and cutthroat artificial intelligence. That same experience transferred successfully to the Xbox 360 last year. The PlayStation 3 version of the game retains the same focus on action, but lacks the level of polish and atmosphere seen in the previous two versions.
Gameslave UK (May 17, 2007)
This is a tough one for me - if I was scoring the game itself, ignoring platform, I would easily give it an 8 or a 9, and I do hope this review doesn't put anyone off purchasing F.E.A.R. The truth of it though, is that while F.E.A.R is undoubtedly a great game I wouldn't recommend the PS3 version. If you have a PC or 360, and have not yet played F.E.A.R, get out there and buy it. If the PS3 is the only viable option available, then yes, it is worth a punt - but only if.
Bit-Tech (Apr 27, 2007)
If you have a decent PC and you haven’t played F.E.A.R. yet, then that version is still the one to get, and it’s a disappointment that the PS3 version hasn’t exceeded or even matched it. It is not, by any yardstick, a true next-generation game. However, if you want action and entertainment – not a showcase – F.E.A.R.’s failings can be forgiven. Underneath the poor textures and rubbish console ‘exclusives’ F.E.A.R. is every bit as thrilling as it ever was, which is more than can be said for its PS3 FPS rivals.
65 (May 09, 2007)
FEAR n’apporte aucune nouveauté, et c’est bien dommage ! Un renouvellement aurait été souhaitable et on désespère de le voir arriver un jour. Pas assez travaillé pour la console de Sony on ne peut vous conseiller d’acheter ce jeu si vous le connaissez déjà sur PC ou 360. Mais dans le cas contraire, il est une expérience à vivre pour son originalité et son mélange des genres. Des protagonistes accueillants et fort sympathiques vous attendent pour un jeu qui se vit le son de la télé au maximum toutes lumières éteintes.
GamePro (US) (Apr 24, 2007)
Despite its blemishes, F.E.A.R. is still a solid single-player shooter with a lot of scares, and the online multiplayer mode is fun and reasonably lag-free. PS3 owners hungry for a post-Resistance shooter experience should at least put F.E.A.R. into their rental queue.
Deaf Gamers (Apr 30, 2007)
If you haven't played F.E.A.R. First Encounter Assault Recon on the PC or 360 there's a chance you've been looking forward to the PlayStation 3 version and expecting it to be at least as good as the 360 version. Whilst the core experience is still here, it's the worst version so far. With poorer graphics, long load times and the absence of force feedback (although it's not the fault of the game, its absence is still unfortunate), the PlayStation 3 version is definitely the less desirable console version of the game. There's been no improvement made in the support for deaf gamers and when taken in consideration with the other problems it makes the game tough to recommend which is a shame because had the game been subtitled (and maybe captioned) it would have been a game that was easy to recommend, even with the technical shortcomings it has.
60 (May 17, 2007)
Overall this game was awesome on the 360 and for some reason transferred poorly to the supposedly more powerful system. If you have a 360 or a good PC I’d pick this gem up for those before I touched this one. Too bad, another port falls to the wayside.
Gamekult (Apr 24, 2007)
La qualité de l'I.A., très au-dessus de la moyenne, et le grand dynamisme des combats y sont pour beaucoup et on prend vraiment un grand plaisir à ces joutes terriblement intenses. Hélas, les lacunes du level design, un manque de variété certain côté ennemis et une réalisation quelconque pour de la PS3, symptômatique d'une adaptation fidèle mais un peu bâclée quand même, ternissent un peu ce beau bilan et empêchent, parmi d'autres plus menus défauts (dont des temps de chargement gênants), le jeu d'atteindre une plus haute marche. Sur une machine pas forcément encore bien pourvue en FPS, on pourra cependant aisément craquer pour ce titre ô combien efficace.
PSX Extreme (May 16, 2007)
At the end of the day, the PlayStation 3 port of FEAR could've been much better. If the framerate hadn't been as jerky, we'd have a fairly enjoyable game -- nothing ground breaking, but enjoyable, nevertheless. FEAR would be a great game, altogether, if it offered a bit more open-space. Visually, the game is a joke and probably the single worst looking port I've seen on the PlayStation 3 thus far. FEAR's best attributes are its audio and gameplay presentation, both of which that create a very a tense setting. Unfortunately, neither of those two traits can save FEAR from being a mediocre game. If you have no other means of playing FEAR other than a PS3, secure the PC or Xbox 360 version instead. If you don't have a proper PC or an X360, rent the PS3 version of FEAR first.
60 (May 08, 2007)
F.E.A.R. op de PlayStation 3 is geen geslaagde port geworden door de lelijke graphics en de slechte framerate. Omdat ook de besturing tegenwerkt, wordt een oorspronkelijk fantastische game volledig verpest. Wanneer je graag F.E.A.R. wilt spelen, neem dan zeker de PC-versie of anders de Xbox 360-versie. En wanneer je als PlayStation 3-bezitter een goede shooter wilt spelen, ga dan voor Resistance: Fall of Man en/of Call of Duty 3. Pas als je F.E.A.R. niet op andere systemen kunt spelen en uitgekeken bent op de overige shooters op de PlayStation 3, kun je erover nadenken deze aan te schaffen.
1UP (Apr 23, 2007)
Trouble is, you're likely to turn F.E.A.R. off long before you get to see the best of it, simply because the game's technical flaws are so many and so profound. If you absolutely, positively cannot play either of the other versions, there's enough to like here that you might be able to overlook the technical issues. Maybe. But don't put yourself through it unless you have to.
Game Shark (May 17, 2007)
It’s impossible to review the PS3 version without looking over at the PC and 360 editions, which are both clearly superior games. Why pay that kind of money for a PS3 game with poor controls and graphics when the same game can be had for a better price on other platforms? Unless you are one of those super-rare gamers who only owns a PS3 without a gaming PC or an Xbox 360, then the game is worth checking out just for the scare factor alone – otherwise, it’s a pass.
GameSpy (Apr 30, 2007)
Yes, the PS3 version comes with bonus single-player content. No, it isn't worth the aggravation. If you have a 360 or a beefy PC, buy those (cheaper) versions of this game. If you only have a PS3, Resistance is a better shooter for the system. Although the gunplay is as solid as ever, there is nothing to recommend F.E.A.R. on this platform if you have any other choice. Each individual issue is irritating, but taken as a whole they're arguably not worth the effort. If you don't have a decent gaming PC or a 360, and you just can't face playing any more Resistance, than give F.E.A.R. a try on your PS3. But don't say we didn't warn you.