Square-Go writes: "FEAR (first encounter assault recon), was a dubious title. Never before had such a forced acronym and such a merging of genres been so...good, at everything it was trying to do. The horror shooter had everything. It had complete pant filling tension, but without being overly gory, a good sense of humour, excellent combat, great enemy intelligence and a brilliantly executed slow mo, which made the intense battles incredibly satisfying. The story was never too hectic nor too ludicrous; perfectly unsettling in fact".