Deployed just minutes before the blast triggered by the original F.E.A.R. team, you assume the role of Special Forces Sgt. Michael Becket as your routine mission quickly turns into a fight for survival against the wrath of Alma Wade.
User reviews: Very Positive (1,311 reviews)
Release Date: 12 Feb, 2009

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About This Game

Deployed just minutes before the blast triggered by the original F.E.A.R. team, you assume the role of Special Forces Sgt. Michael Becket as your routine mission quickly turns into a fight for survival against the wrath of Alma Wade. As Alma's terrifying power surges out of control, your squad is forced to battle through an apocalyptic landscape in search of clues for how to destroy her!

  • Strategic environmental combat opportunities available to both you and your enemies
  • Slow time using your character's enhanced reflexes
  • In your face close-quarter action in a variety of indoor and outdoor environments
  • Battle all-new enemies that employ advanced combat tactics
  • Test your nerves and face your FEARS as you battle new characters and unravel a terrifying mystery
  • Utilize the world interaction enhancements to create instant cover or remove obstacles
  • Play with and against friends in multiplayer competition
  • Enhanced graphics engine takes action horror to new heights through enhanced visuals and effects
  • Enemies behave realistically and use the environment against you through vastly enhanced enemy Artificial Intelligence
  • Maintains the authenticity of the Alma storyline and players will know this is the only place to continue the saga

ABOUT TOY SOLDIER UPDATE

Toy Soldier Update (April 16, 2009) - Experience FEAR 2 multiplayer from a new perspective. Players are only inches tall as they battle inside a pinball machine, a hospital lab room, and a playground sandbox. FullTilt: Battle inside a retro 1970's era pinball machine, "Snake Fist" style! Flippers, targets, spinners and pop-bumpers provide cover for the fast paced action. Multi-level playfield and authentic sounds set the mood for destruction! Cockroach: A blood drenched hospital room filled with heart pounding action. Climb up electrical cords, laboratory equipment and pill bottles in a tightly connected environment. Recess: Wage mayhem from the top of a giant sandcastle to the cockpit of a toy bulldozer! Go commando and blend in with plastic army men!


System Requirements

    Minimum

    • Operating System: Windows® XP SP2/Vista SP1
    • Processor: P4 2.8GHz (3.2GHz Vista)/Athlon® 64 3000+ (3200+ Vista)
    • Memory: 1GB (1.5GB Vista)
    • Hard Disk Space: 12GB Available Hard Disk Space
    • Video Card: Fully DX9-compliant graphics card with 256MB (SM 2.0b). NVIDIA 6800 or ATI X700
    • DirectX® Version: 9.0c
    • Sound: DX9.0c compliant
    • Internet Connection: Broadband

    Recommended

    • Operating System: Windows® XP SP3/Vista SP1
    • Processor: Core 2 Duo 2.2GHz processor family/Athlon 64 X2 4400+ (required for MP host)
    • Memory: 1.5GB
    • Hard Disk Space: 12GB Available Hard Disk Space
    • Video Card: Fully DX9-compliant graphics card with 512MB (SM 3.0). NVidia® 8600 GTS or ATI® HD 2900 XT
    • DirectX® Version: 9.0c
    • Sound: DX9.0c compliant
    • Internet Connection: Broadband (768kbit/sec upstream required to host 16 players)
Helpful customer reviews
13 of 13 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.3 hrs on record
Posted: 2 November
Rating: 7.5/10
Overview: FPS with the ability to go into slow-mo

The Good:

+Game looks good both artisically and technically. Game also makes good use of lighting

+ Game has a variety of weapons and grenades. Certain weapons are very creative while others are what you would expect in a FPS

+ The game has really solid level design. In addition, the game takes place over a series of different environments and locations. One of my biggest complaints in the first FEAR was that the environments were too similar and felt repetitive so it's nice to see this was fixed in the sequel.

+The shooting mechanics feel good, going into slow-mo and shooting enemies is always fun. The game also introduces sections where you ride a mech to change up the gameplay.

The Average:

The AI feels average compared to the first FEAR. The first game was renowned for its amazing AI and to this day I still think it sets the standard for AI in a FPS game. This game though doesn't seem to have that. The AI is not bad by any means, however compared to the first game it doesn't feel close.

The horror elements are not as a good as the first game. Between finding a balance between action and horror the developers chose action. There are certainly plenty of times the game tries to invoke scares but sometimes it just comes across as flat.

One of the most satisfying weapons in any FPS game was the shotgun from the first game. In this game, the shotgun doesn't even feel close to satisfying.

I found the game to be very easy even on the normal setting, play on hard if you want a challenge.

The Bad:

- The dialogue in this game is terrible. It makes the story feel like a straight to home video release. It becomes difficult to take the story seriously or be afraid of what's around the corner when the characters are saying things that just make you shake your head.

-The game has a certain flow to it but the entire ending gameplay segment feels frustrating and out of place.

-Multiplayer is dead

Conclusion

On the one hand this game does things a lot better than the first, on the other hand it also doesn't seem to improve any of the flaws and in some cases makes it worse. What could have been a really great horror FPS game turns into you standard run of the mill FPS game. For a FPS game it is very solid and should provide you with a 5-6 hours of fun.
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12 of 18 people (67%) found this review helpful
7.8 hrs on record
Posted: 22 November
High quality console shooter. Graphics are nice, sound is present, there is even some kind of story. HOWEVER THIS IS NOT A F.E.A.R. GAME AT ALL. All they have to do is to copy the first game and polish graphics - bam, another award-winning shooter. Instead of that devs decided that players like being tacticool - press ACTION TO CREATE A BAD COVER. Walking robot parts are plain boring - w+m1, stop to regen. Weapons feel light (probably because of reloading animations, especially sniper rifle which is made of paper. Speaking of sniper rifle - you can quickscope). At least the enemies seem to be as smart as before (on hard). Unfortunately they are just cannon fodder - walking robot and turret parts will make you yawn. Btw right before the last interval you'll be forced to sit behind the turret to shoot enemies while listening to some generic rock music ( Snake Fist (Instrumental) - look it up on YouTube). Oh, and your dudebro ally will be shouting some nonsense - like I am in CoD or something.

Lack of manual saving, weak story, short duration, casualisation - all of this killed the spirit of F.E.A.R. The game is good as a console shooter, I cannot deny that. It is just not the game I was expecting.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
17.6 hrs on record
Posted: 22 November
this game is awesome, even in ad 2014, many years after it's release. shooting mechanics and gunplay is not as good as in it's prequel, and atmosphere isnt that elegant and dense (it's softer horror comparef to part 1), but its great fun nonetheless. great game with a lot of incredibly swet levels to go through. that's all you need to know.
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9 of 14 people (64%) found this review helpful
2.1 hrs on record
Posted: 16 November
This game taught me how to noscope.
I give this 10 ebola free doritios outta 10
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
23.4 hrs on record
Posted: 31 October
Huge fan of the F.E.A.R series. F.E.A.R 2 is defintaly the best out of the 3. F.3.A.R was ok but strafed out of the horror segments too much and was just an all-rounder action shooter.

F.E.A.R 2 has a good balance between fright and fight. Beefy accurate weapons with rate of fire options plus grenade types. The graphics are decent enough for a 2009 game and was quite demanding for PC power back in its prime.

F.E.A.R 2 has outstanding animation in the enemies such as interacting with the enviroments to provide cover, dashing through windows or vaulting over ledges. Its so detailed if they set on fire near a ledge they will frail over and jump off in a panic or getting a shotgun slug to the chest, stagger back and think what the hell just hit them. Theres also the camoflague assassins that will roll around, backflip off walls and such to try and dazzle you before striking.

Then theres Alma. The key character that will stalk and haunt you as you play. She seems to have techincal connections with your crosshair as where ever you look she will appear before you in rigid postions before leaping towards you.

However there are things I am not happy with and thats the controls. The weapon selection can be quite messy, the ability to lean left and right from the original f.e.a.r has been taken out and also doesnt seem to be compatible with gaming mice as it only registers 2 mouse buttons which is terrible to say f.e.a.r could register 5.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
9.2 hrs on record
Posted: 15 November
Best follow-up sequel to the F.E.A.R franchise.

Project Origin offers a new and exciting plot with new and interesting characters. They remain interesting due to the slow and convincing character developement. Dialogue is great. Weapons are well adjusted and incredibly consistent to use. The environment of Project Origin is a lot more interactive leaving you with a rush of adrenaline and emotions.

In my opinion this game is the best in the series and had much more potential than the F.E.A.R and its sequel F.E.A.R 3.
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3 of 6 people (50%) found this review helpful
5.8 hrs on record
Posted: 17 November
IN THIS GAME YOU WILL BE ♥♥♥♥♥ BY UNDEAD TEENAGE GIRL
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
9.8 hrs on record
Posted: 18 November
great fps
not scary,but with a great atmosphere
8/10
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4 of 8 people (50%) found this review helpful
15.7 hrs on record
Posted: 7 November
I want to write a review of this game because I think everyone need to know what will get when play this game.
I played F.E.A.R., F.E.A.R.:Extraction Point and F.E.A.R.:Perseus Mandate a few weeks ago. I love them. They scared me a few times and I enjoyed it. The story (specially the F.E.A.R. and the Extraction Point) was really good. The mixture between scares and fights was really good, and the notes on the story gave you a good perspective about what was happening. So, with that in mind, I began to play F.E.A.R. 2.

Oh, what an error.
The game is practically everything shooting, shooting, and more shooting. There are a few little low quality scares in the first half of the game, but the next hours is only bullets for everyone in really big (and boring) combats.
The notes are practically irrelevant. Some little details, or things you really pass to know.
Also, the story is... not interesting at all.

And then, I finished it. So, I played my recently bought (in the Halloween Steam Sales) F.E.A.R. 2 DLC. It couldn't be worse.
Oh, yes, it can.
There's practically no story. Only more bullets for everyone. There are no scares. Only guns.
And the final combat was really boring.

Summing up, the only good points of the game were seeing (only a few times in the first half) little Alma with good graphics and the possibility to pilot (but only two times in F.E.A.R. 2 and once in the DLC) an armored robot. No more, no less.

That's all about this game.
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
1.8 hrs on record
Posted: 20 November
aggressively mediocre
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3 of 7 people (43%) found this review helpful
5.8 hrs on record
Posted: 19 November
Pretty boring. It took me 3 hours to beat on the hardest setting.
Spoilers! Everything you do in this game just gets you ♥♥♥♥♥ by a ghost.

1/10

The 1 comes from the mech suit gameplay. That was decent.
You know a games bad when the turret section is the best part.

Would never bother with this game again.
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
16.4 hrs on record
Posted: 17 November
NOW THAT IS HOW YOU REWARD THE PLAYER AT THE END OF THE GAME FOR BEATING IT!
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
6.7 hrs on record
Posted: 19 November
one of my favorite shooter (horror) games!
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3 of 8 people (38%) found this review helpful
11.5 hrs on record
Posted: 30 October
Despite having loved the first FEAR, its sequel is a seriously mixed bag. The weapons are fairly satisfying, although the energy weapon and laser are stupidly awkward. Gunplay in general still feels right, but the AI lacks the level of skill and more believable squad tactics that made the gunfights in original so dynamic and enjoyable. Things feel much more scripted now, which while not necessarily bad, certainly makes for less engaging fights overall.

This almost goes without saying, but the game looks far better than the original. but it generally lacks the same unnerving tension that FEAR managed to create so regularly. It definitely has its moments, to be sure, but it's far more sporadic. Put differently, a lot of the scares (jump or otherwise) felt extremely formulaic at this point, with even sightings of Alma being generally unremarkable.

There were definitely some good (albeit disturbing) revelations--like the purpose of the school, or the extent of the experiments on Alma, the prototypes, and all the would-be candidates for the Program--but a lot of it still felt a bit perfunctory to me. Maybe it's because a lot of the mystery was gone by that point.

I don't want to give it away, but I found the ending totally unexpected, disturbing, but also appropriate to the kind of dark, adult story being told--particularly considering its many troublesome implications. However, my "liking" of the ending and FEAR2 overall was also predicated on FEAR3 finally connecting all the dots in a satisfying and sufficiently harrowing way, which it most definitely did not do.

I'm seriously torn here, but I'm going to have to down-vote this one: I don't regret playing it per say, but I also can't recommend it with a straight face. Come for the tight gunplay and lukewarm scares if you like, but if that doesn't do much for you then just play the original again and pretend that its progressively less satisfying sequels never hit store shelves.
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2 of 6 people (33%) found this review helpful
7.0 hrs on record
Posted: 7 November
FEAR 2 is the sequel to FEAR (obviously). You play as a Delta Force soldier named Michael Beckett who is sent to capture Armacham (the bad guys from 1) president.

There are some dramatic gameplay changes from the 1st game, and they are all absolutely terrible. No more awesome gunfights with smart AI. Now you just fight waves of dumb enemies. AI is really inconsistent. They go from not even noticing you after you've shot two of their team mates in the same room and circling around a grenade you've just thrown to having the reactions of someone who just snorted crack and with aimbotting accuracy. I will also note they have serious trouble throwing grenades.

Another change was the removal of peak buttons. This wouldn't ♥♥♥♥ me off so much if this game actually gave you a reasonable amount of health but instead you are forced to hide by corners and pick enemies off. No more running into rooms with slow-motion on. Try that and you better hope you kill all enemies before slow mo runs out. If I really need to manipulate cover, I need more than a press E to flip over a ♥♥♥♥ing table here.

To begin with the guns all feel incredibly useless. The SMG sounds okay at best, and the pistol sounds like it's less useful than harsh language. The combat shotgun's sound is laughable and pathetic. Even some of the better weapons like the assault rifle, (semi) automatic shotgun and sniper rifle don't feel extremely powerful. There aren't many new weapons. Most of them are re-skins. Only new are the automatic shotgun, sniper rifle and laser gun which are somewhat welcome additions.

The one thing I thought could save the game was the sections where you get to pilot a mech, but some idiot decided that there should be some grainly filter over the screen that gets even worse as you take damage. It absolutely looked horrible and I found it incredible distracting.

About the only thing improved from the original game is the fact that there are more varied environments for levels, but that's nothing if I'm not enjoying the time spent in said environments.

All in all the gameplay felt like a cookie cutter shooter which needed to give the player one or two more health packs and armour pickups (at least on hard).

Story wise this game is kinda like the first. It gets very predictable, especially if you've played the first game. The scares are the same, although I did feel this game was a little more scary than the first, it still failed to terrify me. Most of the jumpscares were fairly predictable, and there was only so many times that seeing Alma and bloody rooms could be even somewhat unsettling.

All in all, I'd advise you play the first FEAR game. It runs rings around this game. If you need something else to hit that slow-motion Hollywood badass fix go check out the Max Payne series. The only reason I could possibly recommend this game is if you've played the first FEAR and wish to see how the story plays out.

4/10
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2 of 6 people (33%) found this review helpful
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: 4 November
Terrable, everything that was good from the first game has been dumded down. Carppy sound, jump-scares, and just all around boring firefights...
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1 of 4 people (25%) found this review helpful
9.7 hrs on record
Posted: 6 November
not as good as the first one but still a good game
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0 of 2 people (0%) found this review helpful
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: 16 November
10/10 would get ♥♥♥♥♥ again
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0 of 2 people (0%) found this review helpful
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: 4 November
Tried few minutes at 1am and Alma jumpscared ♥♥♥♥ out of me on helicopter. Not cool!
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0 of 2 people (0%) found this review helpful
7.3 hrs on record
Posted: 6 November
Good game. 7.5/10
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