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 (1,661 reviews)
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
20 of 23 people (87%) found this review helpful
6 people 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!

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

- Realy short
- pricy dlc for just a half hour
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: 24 February
"They get what they want and they never want it again" Courtney Love

I think this is a sad case of super human developers "who listen" to us mere mortals.

We didn't appreciate the original's stripped down, function corridors designed as a showcase for ALL the sparks and particles (as well as the cutting edge A.I. and gun play). So they gave us these beautiful and "bioshock detailed" locations (special mention to the school).

We complained it was too we have neon blue sparks, strawberry jam blood. and a wide variety of locations and pallette.

We said it was a bit repetitive, so now we have these mech levels...

At this point of community ♥♥♥♥, we got our own way and basicly this franchise , which at one point was like the second coming of the fps genre along with HL2 was basicly left VERY pretty and crying in the shower. Just another Z list shooter.

I realy like it, but i realy miss that pornographic emphasis on particles.

As it is , its a shining example of the genre and a realy cool development of the origninals story
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
7.7 hrs on record
Posted: 29 March
F.E.A.R this game say its name. You want some game with more horror combined with cool story line? Play this.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
29.6 hrs on record
Posted: 30 December, 2014
For a long time, as a movie fan, I wasn't quite sure of the difference between a horror and thriller. Later I was able to piece it together: Both are about adrenaline flow, but only one actively tries to scare you.

I bring this up because it's exactly what acts as a parallel between the original FEAR entries (all three of them) and FEAR 2 Project Origin (and the Reborn DLC). The original FEAR entries were intense games of cat-and-mouse, skulking about in the shadows hoping enemies with flashlights or automated turrets don't spot you, occasionally broken up by moments of first-person perspective horror more akin to Silent Hill than anything. FEAR 2 drops this almost entirely - it has only a little bit of the surreal horror, and even that is played more as climactic narrative elements rather than memorable filler. Each one of these scenes tells you something about the story, and as such they're less throw-away, but because of this, they don't scare you as much as they did before. It's no longer a horror - it's now a thriller.

But having said that, FEAR 2 is a pretty outstanding thriller. There are moments of genuine tension (like when some troops are resurrected around you in small groups), but by and large, it's an action game with a greater emphasis on intensity. The atmosphere is solid, the gunplay is less "fun" than in most FPS titles, and the horror thematic elements allow the missions to take an almost random turn at any point, sometimes outright breaking reality, and this keeps you on your toes. The campaign is also rather lengthy, with an absolutely AMAZING ending sequence, so all in all I most certainly recommend this game.

On a side note, the Reborn DLC is an excellent 90-minute or so secondary campaign that actually expands the story considerably in interesting ways. Yes - it's DLC that ACTUALLY MATTERS to the future of the story. For that alone, as well as the fact that it's just as fun as the rest of the game, I recommend getting the Reborn DLC if you can as well.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
28.5 hrs on record
Posted: 22 May
Pre-Release Review
F.E.A.R. 2 - Project Origin is a well-made game. Its main problem is having a largely popular predecessor, which was different in many ways. I can however recommend it, because the story is intense and the game mechanics are really fun! So is the multiplayer, but I doubt there are many people left who are playing it, which is a shame, because it has some cool maps and weapons!
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
66.6 hrs on record
Posted: 5 February
This was an amazing follow up to F.E.A.R. The game looks great even though it came out six years ago. The controls are so smooth and there is improved aiming as well as being able to use the environment for cover. Better graphics mean that gore looks...really gory! Also, freaky stuff looks really really freaky. Alma is baaack! This game takes place right after the events of the first game. Throughout the game you are able to find files (shinies!!) to flesh out the story. The game also has achievements. I wish Steam would simply transfer the in-game achievements to their own list of achievements. Oh well. The story and horror elements are stronger felt in this game as you fight different types of soldiers and monsters and uncover more about Project Origin. Also, don't forget Alma. She is quite the force in this game, always waiting for you...
F.E.A.R. 2 took what was great about the first game and simply enhanced it. All who loved the first game should definitely play this game. A good blend of action and psychological horror.
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6 of 9 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
13.9 hrs on record
Posted: 23 March
I ♥♥♥♥ myself through every single mission then ejaculated at the end.

10.1/10 (.1 awarded for weird boner alert in final mission).
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
7.3 hrs on record
Posted: 26 December, 2014
F.E.A.R 2 Project Origin, is a game where fear is really not an issue. Although one of the best shooters around, the fear factor is not the one i would appreciate in a game like this. True there are scary moments, but the game's basic core is the awesome gunfights and the bloodbath that follows. Even a scary sex hungry ghost seems kinda little, when you face her with:

1 Lasers (Big deal, nobody is afraid of a big red beam that pierces everything!)
2 Plasma Guns (So what if you can explode everyone with a single shot!)
3 Apb Turret ( This is the reason why Arnold will hate you...)
4 Mecha Armors (Cause if using an armored suit filled with machine guns and missiles cant guarantee you victory, then you are doing it wrong!!!)

Also, if you ever feel like the game is really challenging, you get to use super slow motion to help you make the fights easier and more enjoyable (You get to splatter people like that and become a monster yourself ^^).

The story is big and kinda generic with an ending that will make you wanna peck your eyes out, but still it was fun to play. If nothing else i got to feel like rambo ^^

If you want to buy this game for a spooky ride dont, cause you will be terribly disappointed. If you on the other hand want it for a pure shooting fest, by all means dont let it w8ing. You will love it!!!
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
8.4 hrs on record
Posted: 30 November, 2014
A sequel to the original F.E.A.R. that can't seem to decide if it wants to be a more modern FPS or stay old school. Still a damn good game though, and still pretty creepy too.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
12.7 hrs on record
Posted: 3 December, 2014
Most of the time, I really didnt know what I was doing. I just followed the storyline. But what the heck, who cares!! Its a lovely shooter, changed by weird moments, and immidiatly followed by action. You give it a spin. Treat yourself by trying it, come buy it.... what are you waiting for... come one, press store, buy or just put it on your wishlist and wait till its cheap, double fun (thats what I always do :)
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
8.2 hrs on record
Posted: 15 January
After many adventures related to the rights of the work, Project Origin has finally extended his black coat on our machines. The result always dynamic and tortured his ancestors, however, have somewhat surprising. Kind of copy and paste the first component, Project Origin has nevertheless enough to convince, starting with pleasurable gunfights and a very clever staging. Without being definitive, this component turns taking and sometimes creepy.

F.E.A.R 2 : Reborn : Good surprise that the first downloadable content for FEAR 2. By focusing only on the single player campaign, developers are able to offer us a sequel to the action briskly, helped by an excellent level design synonymous with clear progression. We also congratulate Monolith haven't sold everything at full price, this denoting a certain respect for the player as much as the game fun is indeed the appointment. Finally F.E.A.R. 2: Reborn offers fan of the first hour all that it is entitled to expect of such an extension, the latter allowing even be better constructed than the game of Origin.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.0 hrs on record
Posted: 8 March
A decent sequel to F.E.A.R. The best visual design in the whole series – something more than just gray walls of underground complexes. Not much of horror in it and AI behaviour is simplistic making the enemies easy targets. However, the story is pretty good and it answers many questions I was previously confused about.

What I didn't like was that it wasn't always clear where to go and that the quick save feature is removed.

Nevertheless, it's a good game and I recommend it to all fans of the franchise.

My overall rating: 7.5/10.

Many say that F.E.A.R.3 was the worst game in the series, but I think that Project Origin is the one that deserves the third place.

F.E.A.R.2: REBORN DLC: you play as one of the replica soldiers guided by Paxton Fettel, who is dead at the time (shot by Pointman in F.E.A.R.). In terms of gameplay, Reborn is like Extraction Point, but much more sloppy. It offers only short 5 episodes (an hour of gameplay). There's not much of a story and enemy spawning and positioning isn't thought through well. It would be acceptable for an euro or two, but for 8 €, it's a steal. NOT RECOMMENDED.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
7.1 hrs on record
Posted: 22 February
Great sequel for F.E.A.R.
Better story telling, visuals are really nice even by today standarts considering its age. Some flaws of original game are fixed some not (ammunition conserving "glitch" by jugling weapons). More than worthy sequel. Atmosphere is even better than in original. Soundtrack is similar and again awesome. Enemy AI is toned down a bit though still gunfights are fun with some "heavy weapons" sequences.


Sound Effects
Precise Gun play


Ragdolls are weird sometimes as you can accelerate them in "bullet time" mode by shooting them to break physics
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
9.4 hrs on record
Posted: 6 May
F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin manages to continue on with the achievement that its predecessor began; it manages to nearly perfectly combine horror and action into a single game. Though they keep the two genres seperated by making each segment devoted to one, it is done extraordinarily well and I can't think of a better game than this one to scratch both itches simultaneously.

The story is enjoyable and the combat mechanics are well done as well. The variety of weaponry was an entertaining aspect of the game as well, each player might end up with a different arsenal at the end of the game based on their tastes. The horror scenes were enjoyable, and some parts were downright scary (I'm looking at you elementary school).

My only real complaint with F.E.A.R. 2 was that the story seemed to get a little slow right around the middle. Once I returned to the game after a short break and powered through another level, it got very exciting, though, and I'm very glad that I kept moving forward.

I recommend this game to all fans of FPS and horror. The game was enjoyable on both sides of that. If you are a fan of the original, definitely pick this one up as well!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: 11 January
One of my all-time favourite games. After playing the first FEAR game on a slow laptop whilst sitting on the floor in a snow-covered cabin in northern Sweden, I was super excited for the second game.

I played the entire game in one sitting. Its quite different from the first one, but I still think its a great game.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
9.5 hrs on record
Posted: 1 January
It is simple with this game... it is better than FEAR 1 and even FEAR 3. That it is.

+ scary Alma
+ (spoiler) sexy Alma
+ (spoiler) pregnant Alma
+ very good story
+ atmosphere
+ intensive shootouts

- short (as all FEAR games) :(
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
8.9 hrs on record
Posted: 30 December, 2014
A good game that has two brilliant gameplay facets, that are let down by several smaller problems. However it shouldn't ruin the experience too much, as those "brilliant gameplay facets," are really freaking awesome. Would recommend, definitely.

You play as a man named Becket who, despite actually having a name, is as quiet and as the Point Man from FEAR 1. The game begins right before it's predecessor ends, with Becket and a team of soldiers trying to find and secure Armacham employee Genevieve Aristide. After a simple first level that teaches you the basics of gameplay and gives you a few good scares, the operation goes south when the entire city is levelled from the nuke Point Man detonates in FEAR 1. You wake up in a hospital and discover you and your teammates have been experimented on, against your will, and now Alma is drawn to you, as well as a very stereotypical sergeant with all of armacham's military might intent on wiping out Genevieve Aristide, you, and anybody else who could spill the beans on the company's bad deeds. The over-arching story is a little nonsensical but is presented dramatically and it's very, very well done (except for a few not-so-good voice actors along the way) so it is forgivable. The story also expands on Alma Wade, the figurehead of the series, and turns her from spooky ghost girl into a character you actually can feel very sorry for, until her naked, wrinkled corpse begins hunting you and trying to... do things to you... The ending of the game is actually really good though, and even though I knew what was coming, I couldn't help but still be a little freaked out. It WILL make you want to either replay the game, or go and buy F3AR (Yes, they spell it like that).

The gameplay is pretty similar to the first game. It's a first person shooter with a heavy emphasis on strategic combat against squads of intelligent AI but also comes with levels that aren't just corridors (and encourage exploration), as well as some truly horrifying sequences. Unfortunately the game is a little uneven in some regards, as the action-shooty-shoot-bang side of the game feels rough compared to FEAR 1 with the AI seeming less intense and almost less intelligent , and a lot of the new features feel shallow and useless. However the enemies are still fun to fight, and are still much smarter than the average COD campaign AI. You won't use the optional "Flip cover" mechanic at all, however, as it's quicker and easier to duck behind something else than to press "e" and go into the slow animation of flipping a table. A few guns also feel stupid as well, such as the pulse gun. It's supposed to be like an energy bazooka thing that fires a big plasma ball that travels reaaaally slowly before melting anything it touches to bones, which sounds cool, but its clunky and awkward to use and doesn't even feel powerful, so instead of that I just used the awesome missile launcher as my heavy weapon, and it worked just fine. There is also an added feature of a giant mech walker ala Titanfall you climb into at certain points and wreck stuff with, and those two sections were amazingly fun and I loved them very much as it gives you the ability to grind through tough enemies like a hot knife through butter and blow holes through walls. It's empowering and a blast, and it's rare enough to keep from getting in the way of the horror.

Speaking of horror.... The horror lands on the side of horror that is a slow, creepy build up where your jumping at shadows and noises, to full on freaking the heck out when things escalate, and boy do they escalate. The first bits of horror you encounter in the hospital level left me horrified beyond words, then the ruined, nuclear waste of a city had even more potent scares and mutant enemies who could raise the dead to fight for them which was frightening, stressful, and a lot of fun to battle through. But, like the action part, the scary parts have their flaws too. The developers seem to have decided, "well there's a few parts in the game where you're just solving puzzles, or progressing through an area between firefights without shooting anyone... This'll be scary if just throw in a few spooky looking enemies, or those invisible ninjas everyone loved from the first game." Unfortunately, this was not a good decision. In the third or so level I got tired of blowing through the same enemies that once frightened me so badly, and while I loved the invisi-ninjas in FEAR 1 and was excited when they came back they too grew tiresome. Fortunately there must've been some devs who understood scariness, and after the third level those enemies were replaced by a much scarier opponent (and their scares lasted much longer) until much later in the game, when they were re-introduced and made very frightening again, and the invisi-ninjas don't show up enough to ruin the experience, but they will cause serious annoyance. Overall, the horror side is fantastic and can be downright terrifying as it makes you, the gun-toting soldier, feel weak and powerless as some young woman with godlike abilities is hunting you down.

- Alma is fully grown in this game, and she likes to wander around naked. There are also heavy forced-sexual themes, so this is especially not for younger players, or for those sensetive to those materials.
- While not a very graphically intense game, it did give my ancient Radeon HD 5750 some trouble before finally ending its life. The replacement card (an HD 6850) did just fine running the game, but it built up a bit more heat than I would've expected.
- While the game is fully enjoyable on mouse-keyboard, it is, unfortunately, a console port and plays better with a controller.
- The save system is annoying when first starting the game, as it only saves at checkpoints and the first checkpoint in the hospital level is really far in and I had no idea, so I wandered around the hospital for at least 20 minutes, did some stuff and got off only to get on later to realize I had to restart that level because I didn't hit that one checkpoint. All the other checkpoints in the game are well placed and non-bothersome, but that one is a pain.
- On the subway level I somehow fell out the map twice and had to restart from a check point. The rest of the game seemed rather stable on the bug-side.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
21.3 hrs on record
Posted: 29 December, 2014
This game was certainly an improvement upon the original F.E.A.R. but it still has it's faults. But first let's talk about the pros:

- improved gameplay
- better graphics and lightning
- decent amount of content
- interesting story

Now the bad things about this game:

- The shadows look worse than the original F.E.A.R. even on max settings
- Some things were cut from the orignal F.E.A.R. that I would of loved to kept (i.e. slide kicks)
- gets kind of boring after playing for a couple of hours
- not scary but more funny (probably just me)

If you played the original F.E.A.R. you will also be disapointed at the fact that there is no point man but you just start off as some random guy with a parallel storyline to extraction point, if you can call it that as this game doesn't relate to extraction point in any way.

This game is still worth a try and should be played, even if you haven't played the original F.E.A.R.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
8.4 hrs on record
Posted: 19 April
A lot better than the first F.E.A.R game. The combat kind of remains the same (slow mo, shoot, end slo mo and repeat) and for that, the combat starts to feel repetitive towards the end of the game.

But where the game is better, is in the horror side to it. Yeh its a horror game so expect some jump scares every now and then (but you will still poo your pants). There is a lot more of a creepy atmosphere and there will be times you will get goosebumps (and still poo your pants).

Buy the game for a good pant pooing
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
12.5 hrs on record
Posted: 1 April
good scares, good story, good game.
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