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 (2,171 reviews) - 86% of the 2,171 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: 12 Feb, 2009

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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


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


    • 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


    • 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
73 of 86 people (85%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
4.5 hrs on record
Posted: 21 October, 2015
F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin is a first person shooter horror game, developed by Monolith Productions and published by Warner Brothers. The game was released on Steam, PS3 and Xbox 360 in February 2009. This is the second game in the F.E.A.R series.

The gameplay in F.E.A.R. 2 remains almost identical to the first game. The slow motion bullet time makes a welcome return, and the ever brilliant gun play. The AI has also been improved too, and will now be even cleverer when it comes to taking cover. A nice feature which is new though, is that you can knock over certain objects in the world to create extra cover, such as file cabinets, desks and tables. I also realised whilst playing F.E.A.R. 2, that the original didn't include down the sights aiming, since this is also a new feature here. Probably the best and most prominent feature is the addition of being able to control robot mechs. The moments in F.E.A.R. 2 where you are in control of a huge mean mech blasting through enemies and destroying buildings, is really something special, and is a memory I will carry with me for a while from this game.

One of the biggest problems I had with the original F.E.A.R game is that I didn't find it very scary. Thankfully F.E.A.R. 2 mends all those wrongs. This is a really scary game and had me jumping out of my seat at times. The game doesn't rely on jump scares to keep you creeped out though, there is genuinely some really scary moments, the eerie atmosphere in some of the levels creeped me out to the max!

Graphically, F.E.A.R. 2 is only slightly better than the original which I found to be a little disappointing given that there is about a five year gap in release dates, but one redeeming factor here is, that the game can be played on various resolutions, going up to at least 4K so you can still churn out some decent looking moments. I also cannot fault F.E.A.R. 2 in the audio department though, all of the characters are voice acted, sound effects are well made too - I enjoyed the moments of listening to the enemy radio chatter as well.

F.E.A.R. 2 is by no means difficult, I played on medium and the only times I died was when I did something stupid, like jumping off the edge of a building by accident. FPS veterans should really be playing the game on hard mode right from the get go to avoid the game play becoming stale and repetitive.

Throughout the game's seven chapters, each level has plenty of collectable items to find which will flesh out the plot and back story even more, it is well worth heading down a corridor which is off the main path just to get these little snippets of information as some of the information you get is really quite interesting if you are a fan of the F.E.A.R series thus far. On the topic of level design, F.E.A.R. 2 uses the same sort of concept as the original in that you can be roaming around a building for a good amount of time before you finally realize the way you are supposed to be going. The addition of some sort of map would have made this type of problem become minimal but it does add to the suspense as you don’t know what is around every corner!

I finished F.E.A.R. 2 on medium difficulty in just under five hours. I felt rather disappointed to be fair; I was expecting a play through to last at least as much as the first. I may try playing through again on the harder difficulty but that is the only replay ability the game has with its completely linear level design and story.

Much like the first game too, I also had a small technical problem with the game's auto save function. This seems to happen at key moments in the game, but you will also notice a sudden frame drop, meaning you lose the immersion slightly and it just feels really janky. I am not sure whether it is an issue with the engine but like I said, I had the same problem with the first game so it may be a common issue with the series thus far. Apart from that, I only encountered one more problem, in that on one of the latter levels, the ground suddenly became see through, this was easily resolved by a quick relaunch, but I did end up losing a bit of progress on the stage since I must of not reached the next checkpoint which was rather annoying.

F.E.A.R. 2 is really just an OK game. I would still class the first game to be a better game though, even though the horror aspects of 2 are a whole lot better. The shortness of the story is a real draw back and the lack of any proper replay ability means you should really be looking to get F.E.A.R. 2 when on sale for less than £5.

Tom's Score Card
1) Stay away
2) Not Recommended
3) Only recommended when on sale
4) Recommended
5) Highly recommended
6) This is a must play

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32 of 39 people (82%) found this review helpful
7 people found this review funny
7.0 hrs on record
Posted: 21 August, 2015
I have to say that i love this Game

Horror (Jumpscares)
Amazing Story
Blood and Gore
Interesting ending:)
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
11.8 hrs on record
Posted: 31 January
Played F.E.A.R. several years ago with a buddy of mine, great game even though my memories are now almost gone..

F.E.A.R. 2 Project Origin is quite a beautiful sequel: it's an "old school" First Person Shooter, you know about that: get the ammo, medpacks and fight replicas (enemy soldiers) while following Alma's trails (main story).

The most peculiar feature of this game series is time reflex enhancement which lets you slow down time, giving you a tactical advantage over a crowded enemy line. Game is plain simple, advance to next level taking down enemies and that's pretty much about it but you have nice weapons, different type of bad people along the way - not only soldiers but visions and monsters/creepy creatures. The setting is dark and there's plenty of blood, gore; visual effects are very well done too, vivid colors and spark lights contrast the black surroundings.

Gameplay gets entertaining from the beginning to the end because there are many cutscenes, the story is well told and developed: you could say this is a "complete" FPS which doesn't go down in any aspect - it may not be a masterpiece but I think it's worth playing, especially "if you already had F.E.A.R." :)
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.1 hrs on record
Posted: 1 January
Decent sequel to F.E.A.R. A bit short though.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
12.7 hrs on record
Posted: 24 August, 2015
Didn't play Fear 1
Completed game in 12.7 hrs on hard difficulity.

Story by itself is good, ending was epic. Shooter elements are pleasant, everything felt good and smooth.
Horror elements where built in shooter whery good, i was afraid to look behind and when i did look behind once i was really scared.
Atmosphere was in my opinion perfect, i was really tense playing it.
However i didn't like that i needed to click mouse alot in some moments.
Now i definetly need to play Fear 3 which i already have.

Recommended for those peaople who like games like Dead Space.
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