InsightBits writes, "The game looks slick and has just the right amount of darkness and lighting that allows it to excel in the horror genre. There is no tutorial, however one is not needed as this is your run of the mill first person shooter. With that said, the game does start of relatively easy for new comers to the genre (i.e. people living under a rock). For me, the best part about FEAR2. is that it has its strengths entrenched in FPS basics, that is the aiming is accurate, the controls are responsive and it all feels very smooth. Although there are various weapons, there is nothing new. The game can be finished by just using the machine gun."