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IGN: F.E.A.R. 3 Review

IGN: The shooter market is definitely a saturated one, rife with derivative titles that rarely buck any trends. But every so often, a title comes along that does things a little bit differently. F.E.A.R. 3 is one such game. A horror and gore-inspired romp, F.E.A.R. 3 approaches the conventions of first-person shooters from a different perspective and successfully mixes together familiar gameplay elements with a unique and authentically chilling setting. F.E.A.R. 3 isn't without its problems, and these problems stop it from being a top echelon shooter. Still, its tendency to go off the beaten path is largely successful and will appeal to shooter fans and horror aficionados alike.

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DevilishSix2348d ago

About what I expected. A solid shooter.

pangitkqb2348d ago

The F.E.A.R. series is one of those gems that people find once the hubub of bigger series grows cold. After hours of Battlefield, Killzone, COD, Crysis 2, and Homefront the FEAR titles are a great change in pace. Gotta love it!

ABizzel12348d ago

Fear is a good, but overlooked franchise.

HeavenlySnipes2348d ago

killed it for me. It wasn't scary at all because every time Alma would appear, they would brown out the screen and stuff. Very anticlimactic.

In the first, you were alone and playing in dark silent areas, with freakin ghosts and stuff randomly haunting you. It was an awesome experience.

RedDead2348d ago

Yeah I remember in Fear 1, she just came out of no where sometimes, there was this one place where you were sneaking with some enemies near by in an office building and the bitch just comes out of no where and crawls at your legs from an office cubicle...of course my gun went off, the soldiers noticed me etc...

Welshy2347d ago

FEAR 1 was one of the first proper Next Gen shooters i played outwith Resistance.

It's always overlooked but because of what the brand signifies i'll always have that little flame for it =)

considering top notch games like your GT5's and LA Noires get 8.5/10 this score is fudging good!

just a petty COD "sets the bar" with every iteration with its unquestioned 9's and 10's yearly or reviews would actually be more balanced and give better insight...

Pintheshadows2347d ago

The first FEAR when released on PC was cutting edge. Not to mention fantastic. I hope Monolith makes another No One Lives Forever game now. That would be hugely refreshing.

Welshy2347d ago (Edited 2347d ago )

@Pin

that would be sweet =)

Checkmate2348d ago

Just started Fear 1. Liking it so far and if it's good I'll be getting 2 and 3.

TheBeast2348d ago

Fear 1 was awesome, along with fear 2, picking up fear 3 tomorrow :D

JasonPC360PS3Wii2348d ago

Might want to pick up FEAR Files to complete the series.

NYC_Gamer2348d ago

they ruined this franchise by making taking away the horror and adding more action type of shooter gameplay

Serjikal_Strike2348d ago

heading to Toys R us tomorrow to pick this up and 1 other game for $50

just not sure what other game to get

Welshy2347d ago

inFamous 2 or LA Noire is a good bet =D

Serjikal_Strike2347d ago

have both...but come to find out ..sale ended yesterday...so I walked away with nothing

TheLastGuardian20102348d ago

Gotta be honest...I thought this game would BOMB hard..review scores, and sales.

The lack of hype upon release just solidified that no one's interested in this game, thus the low reviews.

Man was I wrong. Shows how much I know.

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