F.E.A.R. 3 Review

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Our Conclusion

There are also segments of the game were players can don a mech and dispatch lavish amounts of devastation upon any you come across. While this at times seems like overkill, it is a lot of fun smashing through bad guys and enemy vehicles with the awesome array of firepower at your disposal.

Horror legends John Carpenter and Steve Niles worked with the designers to provide some of the game scares and horrific visuals in the game and while the setting is in keeping with the series, the game lacks much of the suspense and chills very unique to the series.

I remember all to well how the first game had me on edge now and then as did elements of the previous games and the ad on packs. This time out, I enjoyed the setting such as the spooky warehouse store, but it seemed to be more eye candy then horrific immersion.


This is not to say that it is a bad game, rather that the emphasis is on action in a supernatural setting and the bizarre supernatural scares of the previous games have been toned down for this outing in favor of a more linear plot and a greater emphasis on action.

The game moves to a satisfying conclusion that does leave the door open for future chapters in the series. I’ve been a fan of the series from the first game, and if the designers can combine the innovations of this game with the return the scares of the previous games then we would truly have something special.

As it stands, F.E.A.R. 3 is an enjoyable and solid shooter at stays true to its roots and should entertain fans of the series.

4 out of 5

Gareth Von Kallenbach is a syndicated movie & game critic, writer, author and frequent radio guest. His work has appeared in over 60 publications worldwide and he is the creator of entertainment site "Skewed and Reviewed".