Part shooter and part thriller, F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin wraps a web of conspiracies and cover-ups around an experimental military paranormal program gone horribly wrong. Each of these pieces plays a part in developer Monolith's master plan to unsettle your psyche, overload your senses with disturbing imagery, and then let you unleash the pent-up tension with a satisfying pull of the trigger. It works; so well in fact that, depending on your constitution, a break may be in order at times just to let your heart rate recover. That blurring of the line between game and reality reflects how well the design potential of the original F.E.A.R. matured into a polished follow-up.