F.E.A.R. 2 was just an average shooter in my opinion, with nothing scary about it and a rather boring multiplayer element. It was also a stupid, massive grind if you were interested in getting platinum. F3 is still an average shooter but it adds some things that are a lot of fun to the mix, making it a better game than the last installment. Day 1 Studios have implemented a point system to the single player which helps you to level up your character. The points are based on different actions you can do during a mission such as killing a certain number of bad guys with melee or finding psychic links around the level. This point system gives you a lot more to do besides just shooting people to get to the next level. On top of that, the game has a proper co-op campaign which is missing from even the biggest shooters (COD: CO, Killzone 3 is only offline).