F.E.A.R. (series)

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F.E.A.R. (series)
Genres First-person shooter, Survival horror
Developers Monolith Productions
Day 1 Studios
Timegate Studios
Aeria Games
Publishers Vivendi Universal (2005-2007)
WB Games (2009-present)
Platforms Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
Platform of origin Microsoft Windows
First release F.E.A.R.
October 18, 2005
Latest release F.E.A.R. 3
June 21, 2011

F.E.A.R. is a series of first-person shooter survival horror video games developed by Monolith Productions. The game currently has three main games, F.E.A.R., F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin and F.E.A.R. 3. The series is known for its horror game play and its main antagonist, Alma Wade.

Synopsis[edit]

The game mostly revolves around the F.E.A.R. team (First Encounter Assault Recon) having to fight against paranormal entity, Alma Wade, a young psychic girl who was tested on by Armacham Technology Corporation and is out for revenge. The first and third game have you play the Point Man, a silent protagonist and member of F.E.A.R. The second game has you play Michael Becket, a member of the Delta Force. Each game has a different objective but same main plot.

Games[edit]

Aggregate review scores
As of August 10, 2012.
Game GameRankings Metacritic
F.E.A.R. (PC) 88.94%[1]
(X360) 84.19%[2]
(PS3) 73.29%[3]
(PC) 88[4]
(X360) 85[5]
(PS3) 72[6]
F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin (PS3) 79.19%[7]
(PC) 77.86%[8]
(X360) 77.74%[9]
(PS3) 79[10]
(PC) 79[11]
(X360) 77[12]
F.E.A.R. 3 (PS3) 76.23%[13]
(X360) 75.83%[14]
(PC) 74.55%[15]
(X360) 75[16]
(PS3) 74[17]
(PC) 74[18]

F.E.A.R.[edit]

Main article: F.E.A.R.

This game is the first in the main series where the player takes control of the Point Man, who tries to stop the psychic cannibal Paxton Fettel, who has gained control of supersoldiers created by Armacham Technology Corporation or ATC.

F.E.A.R. Extraction Point[edit]

This game is the first of two expansions for the first game F.E.A.R. and it takes place in a different time line concerning the Point Man and F.E.A.R. team.

F.E.A.R. Perseus Mandate[edit]

This game is the second of two expansions for the first game F.E.A.R. and it takes place during the first game and has The Sergent as the main character trying to survive with his squad members and takes place in a different time line also.

F.E.A.R. Files[edit]

Main article: F.E.A.R. Files

A compilation which includes Extraction Point and Perseus Mandate. It's exclusive to the Xbox 360.

F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin[edit]

This game is the second in the main series where the player takes control of Michael Becket (instead of Point Man) who, after engaging in a mission to save Genevieve Aristide, is forced to survive and destroy Alma Wade who has been causing a paranormal crisis due to her vengeance and rage.

F.E.A.R.: Reborn[edit]

Main article: F.E.A.R. 2: Reborn

This game is the expansion for the second game F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin and it takes place before F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin and this time has one of Replica soldiers named Foxtrot 813 as the protagonist who is controlled by Paxton Fettel and is told to free him from the psychic amplifier.

F.E.A.R. 3[edit]

Main article: F.E.A.R. 3

This game is the third in the main series where the player takes control of the Point Man again, who teams up with his brother Paxton Fettel (who was killed by him in F.E.A.R.) to stop Alma Wade from giving birth (after raping Michael Becket in F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin) though Fettel is against Point Man killing Alma and the baby.

F.E.A.R. Online[edit]

Aeria games and Warner Brothers developed an free-to-play online multiplayer game called F.E.A.R. Online that was unveiled to the public by launching the official site in 2013. The game will feature a 4 player co-op option along with the traditional demolition and deathmatch game modes. Soul King mode will also return. The story-line of the game is paralleled to F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin.[19]

Aeria Games announced that F.E.A.R. Online would enter closed beta beginning May 26, 2014. The new testing period ushered in new maps, a new scenario, an enhanced crafting system allowing players to craft exclusive items and numerous bug fixes. The game will enter open beta in October 8, 2014 and will be released on 17 October 2014 on Steam.[19]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "F.E.A.R. Reviews". GameRankings. Retrieved August 10, 2012. 
  2. ^ "F.E.A.R. Reviews". GameRankings. Retrieved August 10, 2012. 
  3. ^ "F.E.A.R. Reviews". GameRankings. Retrieved August 10, 2012. 
  4. ^ "F.E.A.R. Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved August 10, 2012. 
  5. ^ "F.E.A.R. Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved August 10, 2012. 
  6. ^ "F.E.A.R. Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved August 10, 2012. 
  7. ^ "F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin Reviews". GameRankings. Retrieved August 10, 2012. 
  8. ^ "F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin Reviews". GameRankings. Retrieved August 10, 2012. 
  9. ^ "F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin Reviews". GameRankings. Retrieved August 10, 2012. 
  10. ^ "F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved August 10, 2012. 
  11. ^ "F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved August 10, 2012. 
  12. ^ "F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved August 10, 2012. 
  13. ^ "F.E.A.R. 3 Reviews". GameRankings. Retrieved August 10, 2012. 
  14. ^ "F.E.A.R. 3 Reviews". GameRankings. Retrieved August 10, 2012. 
  15. ^ "F.E.A.R. 3 Reviews". GameRankings. Retrieved August 10, 2012. 
  16. ^ "F.E.A.R. 3 Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved August 10, 2012. 
  17. ^ "F.E.A.R. 3 Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved August 10, 2012. 
  18. ^ "F.E.A.R. 3 Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved August 10, 2012. 
  19. ^ a b Eddie Makuch (29 September 2014). "Horror Shooter F.E.A.R. Online Launching In October, PC Specs Revealed". Retrieved 29 September 2014. 

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