|Developer(s)||Day 1 Studios, TimeGate Studios|
|Engine||Lithtech: Jupiter EX|
|Release date(s)||NA November 6, 2007
UK November 16, 2007
AUS November 30, 2007
F.E.A.R. Files is a F.E.A.R.-related package of video games released for the Xbox 360. The pack contains F.E.A.R. Extraction Point and F.E.A.R. Perseus Mandate, both of which are available separately for Microsoft Windows. F.E.A.R. Files is exclusive to the Xbox 360 as a standalone game.
F.E.A.R. Extraction Point
The plot of Extraction Point begins immediately after the original F.E.A.R. ends. As the helicopter which the player is on attempts to leave the vicinity, it instead winds up crashing. The player, again acting as the "point man", is thus forced to seek out an alternate extraction point, and this becomes the overarching goal of the title. Additions to the title above and beyond the original include new weapons, enemies, and single-player levels, although there is also much re-use of existing game elements.
F.E.A.R. Perseus Mandate
Perseus Mandate concerns a parallel plot line which takes place at the same time as the original title, as well as during some of the events from Extraction Point. A second "F.E.A.R. team", including the player acting as a new character (an unnamed sergeant), is sent to investigate Armacham. New game elements include a new enemy faction, the "Nightcrawlers", who are dangerous human mercenaries equipped with specialized weaponry.
Reviews of the package noted that it was, as expected, more F.E.A.R. action for fans of the original. The IGN review of F.E.A.R. Files noted that while the game maintains its solid core mechanics, it doesn't do enough to expand upon them or offer a truly new experience. As a result, the title earned a 6.7/10, "Passable" rating. GameSpot rated the title a slightly higher 7.0/10, "Good", based on the solid gameplay, even though the Perseus Mandate graphical quality was considered lackluster.