Play Online writes:
"The original F.E.A.R. was buried by Gears of War when it landed on the 360, and its sequel seemed destined for an even graver fate, slated to ship against everything from Left 4 Dead and Dead Space to the newest installments of the Far Cry, Resistance, Gears of War and Call of Duty series. A delay till February gave the game some breathing room, but I'm beginning to doubt that it needed it at all. While we haven't played the full game yet, our limited preview of F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin revealed it to be packed with interesting features that give it a distinct enough identity to stand out from the shooter crowd."