Gamer 2.0 writes: "It's been four years since Alma's ominous scare-tactics in the original F.E.A.R., a classy first-person shooter bristling with slow-mo shenanigans and brutal firefights. But despite its sturdy foundations, it was mired in its adherence to corridor crawling and a grey palate. This lack of variety ultimately meant that F.E.A.R. was good but not great. With the sequel, Monolith has done the obvious-they've infused the game with more color, changed up the level design and added more variety. While these by-the-number additions look good on paper, the sequel lacks the spark of its original. In the end, F.E.A.R. 2 ends up being drabber than its considerably greyer predecessor, largely thanks to a development cycle that seems to have focused on simply re-writing the wrongs of the past rather than creating something genuinely new and exciting."