In an interesting twist, F.E.A.R. 2 picks up about 30 minutes before the end of the first game. The city of Auburn is reeling from a mini-war between the black ops squads of the Armacham Technology Corporation and the experimental cloned "Replica" soldiers they've created, while the main "point man" character is busy elsewhere dealing with the tiny telepathic terror known as Alma. Introduced into this chaos is your new character, Sgt. Michael Becket, part of a separate Delta squad dispatched to retrieve an Armacham executive -- Genevieve Aristede -- believed to have played a central role in this bloody mess.