IGN UK writes: "In a way, it's nice that Monolith's game got its name back - there's a line of familiarity running right through Project Origin that makes it unmistakably part of the F.E.A.R. family. Kicking off thirty minutes before its predecessor's explosive finale, F.E.A.R. 2 features the same masterfully-paced mixture of teeth-gritting balls-out action and insidious horror that made the original such a critical darling back in 2006. It's a combination that defies all logic and reason, but one that works beautifully."