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 (1,824 reviews)
Release Date: 12 Feb, 2009

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Includes 6 items: F.E.A.R., F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin, F.E.A.R. 2: Reborn (DLC), F.E.A.R. 3, F.E.A.R.: Extraction Point , F.E.A.R.: Perseus Mandate

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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
31 of 37 people (84%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
6.1 hrs on record
Posted: 23 March
Finaly finished this game, lets write a short review (yay)!

The second game in the FEAR seriess it's 6 hours long (without dlc) and the detial in this game is just mind blowing so much work put in to it!

Pro's
- Sound/Music
- Story (Recommend playing the first one first!)
- Detial
- Scary
- Slowmo
- Using a mech

Cron's
- Realy short
- pricy dlc for just a half hour
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
10.0 hrs on record
Posted: 16 July
FEAR 2 was the first game in the series to be designed for consoles first instead of developed for the PC and later ported to consoles, and it shows in some ways. You can't lean or quicksave anymore, and the AI is notably worse (though still better than your typical FPS grunt), which isn't helped by the fact that the more confined level design generally doesn't give the enemies as much of an opportunity to show off their intelligence. It makes up for the losses by having generally smoother gameplay, better variety, and an increase of the weapon limit from 3 to 4, though, and remains at least about as much fun as the original game, if not maybe more fun.

While FEAR 1 had two relatively lengthy expansions that added new enemies and weapons in their campaigns, FEAR 2 just has one DLC, Reborn, and while the main game is definitely worth getting, the DLC, which now costs nearly as much as the base game itself, is not. It basically just condenses a lot of the enemies and gameplay mechanics of FEAR 2 into a roughly 40 minute campaign, so if you just really liked FEAR 2 and want a quick encore of it then it might be worth picking up in a sale for a dollar or two, but it doesn't really continue the story or follow up on the base game's pretty bizarre ending in any relevant way except for explaining why a character shows up in FEAR 3 so if you don't plan on playing that you're probably better off just skipping it entirely.
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8 of 10 people (80%) found this review helpful
7.0 hrs on record
Posted: 21 August
I have to say that i love this Game

Action
Horror (Jumpscares)
Amazing Story
Blood and Gore
Interesting ending:)
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8 of 11 people (73%) found this review helpful
11.9 hrs on record
Posted: 2 July
Really average shooter , Which is a shame because F.E.A.R and its expansions were amazing . The game suffers from a lot of problems . They moved from a manual save to a checkpoint system which is terrible because they are really badly placed. Enemies spawn out of thin air . The AI isn't any where near as good as F.E.A.R . The enemies often run out of cover , and don't communicate with each other . The guns feel like pea shooters , and the difficulty is all kinds of unbalanced . Either the enemies are total push overs or they're pulling off crazy headshots from across the map . There an absolutely stupid amount of post processing effects in the game ,so many that actually has a negative effect on the gameplay . The only redeeming feature is the kickass mech but you only get to play with it in two sections. Its not the worst fps I've ever played , but Its a poor sequel l to one of the greatest games ever made.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
12.2 hrs on record
Posted: 2 May
OK sadly there is NO NEUTRAL BUTTON!

this game isnt as good as FEAR 1 but it is also not that bad but suffers from many issues...... is it worth to play? yes!

BUT dont forget the issues:

- the story is lacking, there is nothing really extended from the first title, it's very flat sadly.... i wished much more insights
- the combat in my opinion is lacking a lot! without slomo you got this time only 20% chances to win as the enemies shoot ASAP when they see you and on hard you are dead in 1-2 shots which is plain UNFAIR!!!
- combat again, sadly the game is much more action oriented which wouldnt be a prob if the scheme wouldnt be always the same, enter room, slomo, shoot 3-9 enemies, a few horror scares next room and another action room
- the game feels movement wise downgraded, you feel they had prioritized consoles with controllers
- the level design wasnt the best in fear 1, they extended it a bit more here but sadly not made it much better...... you walk straightforward find a blocked door, walk right or left and again forward until there is something blocked, right or left and so on and on.....
- the environments are boring..... the school is the highlight sadly....
- the jump scares are to 95% unscary as you always expect something next
- no manual saving/quicksaving, you always know when enemies appear or the next jumpscare cause the game saves at all points before something happens.... this is taking the scariness out and the surprises. how bad devs have to be....

and some more points i forgot.... it's a good game for what it is but after 1 playthrough there is nothing left and i had to pause every hour as the game bored me fast somehow.
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