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F.E.A.R. Director's Edition

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The action is plentiful, the gore is all over the place and the suspense is well executed. I did end up getting tired of the constant boring gun battles though as if you have seen one, you've seen them all. The stand out parts of the game are the scary bits which kept me going.

Level design is fairly linear and boxey but keeps the action well contained and moving. The guns are much of a muchness and follow the generic FPS weapon sheet almost to the letter (the penetrator being the only standout weapon for me).

The storyline is rather vague and not particularly well written but does serve to provide a basis for things. Player characters are also nicely done if not a little easily distracted and minced.

Quite and enjoyable game.


The Director's Edition of F.E.A.R. includes the game on DVD-ROM, a making-of documentary, a developer's roundtable commentary video, an exclusive F.E.A.R. machinima episode from Rooster Teeth Productions and more.

F.E.A.R. (First Encounter Assault Recon) is an intense combat experience with rich atmosphere and an engaging story presented entirely in first person. Be the hero in your own blockbuster action movie.

The story begins as 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. Live footage of the massacre shows an inexplicable wave of destruction tearing the soldiers apart before they can even react.

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 this crisis before it spirals out of control.


  • Hyper Stylized FPS Action - Experience intense, cinematic combat using a vast array of equipment and abilities
  • Powerful arsenal: Utilize a diverse selection of weaponry, from obliterating enemies with a remote charge to sticking them to a wall with the nail gun.
  • Melee combat: Use your body as a lethal weapon with intense melee attacks, like the powerful roundhouse kick or the devastating slide kick, to eliminate enemies with one swift blow.
  • Slo-mo: Manipulate time and slow down the action around you to gain the upper-hand on the enemy.
  • Supernatural Storyline - Expect the unexpected in an atmosphere of extreme tension and unknown danger
  • Larger-than-life enemies - The enemy A.I. makes you feel like you are battling against live players. Maneuvering like a true squad the AI will flank, seek cover, and use the environment as they respond to your attacks. The enemies also sport state-of-the-art suits with special abilities including invisibility and heavy duty armor that protects against specific attacks, making them a compelling challenge in combat.
  • Advanced Graphics Engine - A graphics engine that has been judged among the very best in the industry.
  • Cinematic Special Effects - Get the feeling of being in your own action movie complete with sparks, smoke, debris from surrounding walls. It is all here when you unleash your arsenal in the world.
  • Advanced Game Technology - A world so convincing that you’ll feel like you are actually in the game and not behind a keyboard.
  • Utilizes the newest rendering technology employing real-time per pixel lighting, shadow volumes, normal mapping, and advanced shaders.
  • Havok Physics 2 system makes unleashing hell on your enemies visceral and satisfying. Bodies will fall, collapse and recoil accurately along with objects reacting to being shot, pushed or blown up as they would in real life.
  • Multi-Player Action - Multiple game play modes for up to 16 players online or over a LAN. All single player capabilities exist in the multiplayer modes including all of the powerful weapons, melee combat maneuvers and the slow-motion capability.
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May 8th, 2008
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