F.E.A.R. 2: Reborn
|F.E.A.R. 2: Reborn|
John Zuur Platten
|Engine||Modified Lithtech: Jupiter EX with a modified Havok engine|
|Genre(s)||Psychological horror, First-person shooter|
F.E.A.R. 2: Reborn is the first expansion released for F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin. It contains four new levels. A demo was released on Xbox Live and PlayStation Network on August 27, 2009 and the expansion itself was released on September 3, 2009. Players take the role of a replica soldier codenamed Foxtrot 813 instead of Michael Becket as he is still theoretically in the custody of Alma Wade.
F.E.A.R. 2: Reborn plays identically to the original game, with the only exception being the character the player will control, and the interface being changed to resemble the original F.E.A.R. The health meter has been changed into numbers to show the exact amount of health the player has, as opposed to F.E.A.R. 2 where the health meter is seen as a bar that decreases with every hit taken. Slow-Mo has been confirmed but Monolith didn't elaborate on how Foxtrot 813 comes to possess this ability. Associate Producer Lucas Myers of Monolith is quoted as saying "One of the main goals the team set out to achieve with FEAR 2: Reborn was to come up with new and interesting environments that would expand on what we put into the original game. We went to great pains to offer our fans as much diversity as possible within the new campaign. As the player experiences the story of Replica Foxtrot 813, they will get to transition into different spaces within any given mission to move the story forward. Ultimately, we wanted to show off environments that kept our audience interested by providing more open and vertical spaces than we had achieved in the past."
Players assume the role of Replica Soldier Foxtrot 813 (voiced by Brian Bloom) who is a part of an orbital Elite Power Armor drop to reinforce Replica squads. While in Auburn, he goes into an hallucination after trying to fix a radio. In this hallucination, he is attacked by phantom Replicas. After this battle Paxton Fettel explains to 813 that he is different from the others, who are meaningless. Fettel persuades 813 to "set me free". When the hallucination ends, it is revealed that he killed his fellow Replica Soldiers. After he goes rogue, 813 goes to ground zero to release Fettel from his cell so he can stop Alma. After another phantom battle, he enters Fettel's chamber. When entering Fettel says to 813, "I've dreamed of this moment, my brother." 813 reveals his face, which is almost identical to Fettel's. Fettel then dissolves and takes over the mind of 813 and declares, "I am...reborn."