D+PAD Magazine writes:
It’s easy to admire the F.E.A.R series; in a genre heaving under the weight of countless, military-themed heavy hitters and sci-fi space operas, it has managed to carve out a place very much of its own with a combination of refined gunplay, physiological horror and supernatural plot lines. While it might not have reached the lofty heights of the Call of Duty series in terms of sales (but then…who has?), it has consistently delivered engaging experiences that have earned it a place among the cream of the FPS crop. The most disappointing thing in this latest instalment, F.E.A.R. 3 (or, F.3.A.R) is that it’s not very scary, with its attempts to send a shiver down your spine largely falling flat; while this will be disappointing for fans of the series, it performs well enough in other areas to make this failing easily forgivable.