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 (1,300 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
11 of 11 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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5 of 7 people (71%) 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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1 of 1 people (100%) 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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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
15.5 hrs on record
Posted: 28 October
It has a much better graphic than the first. Alma is a *lot* better. But there are fewer horror scenes, and they're not so intense.

I've ended it on hard level, and it wasn't hard at all. 80% of the time you'll beat all the enemies using Slow-Mo. The other 20% are real hard parts, like the Training Center, the Wagon, and the arrival at Still Island.

Also, crouching doesn't save you from being shot when you're behind an obstacle. What's the point on crouching then? It is not possible to lie on the floor too.

Putting these cons aside, it's a really nice game.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
6.7 hrs on record
Posted: 23 October
you like walking through a hopsital hallway thats on fire while mutated gollums ripe apart ATC soldiers to the point where theres not a whole body left and a psycho ♥♥♥♥♥ that your gonna be in a relationship with but its complicated is trying to kill you then get this game.
10/10 alot i mean alot of gore
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2 of 4 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
9.7 hrs on record
Posted: 6 November
not as good as the first one but still a good game
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3 of 7 people (43%) found this review helpful
10.5 hrs on record
Posted: 28 October
looks terrible compared to the first game and is less challenging but it's alright
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3 of 7 people (43%) 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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1 of 3 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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0 of 1 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 1 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 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
7.3 hrs on record
Posted: 6 November
Good game. 7.5/10
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
17.3 hrs on record
Posted: 11 November
The best game in the series in my opinion!!
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0 of 1 people (0%) 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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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
3.9 hrs on record
Posted: 8 November
A very creepy game with great gameplay.
10/10 will continue to play
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
9.6 hrs on record
Posted: 14 November
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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
9.8 hrs on record
Posted: 18 November
great fps
not scary,but with a great atmosphere
8/10
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
6.4 hrs on record
Posted: 19 November
one of my favorite shooter (horror) games!
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