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GF Rating
7.4

12287 ratings

Critic & User Reviews

GF Rating
6

Above Average

Ehhh....

posted by JJV1976 (FORT MILL, SC) Feb 15, 2009

Member since Oct 2003

6 out of 10 gamers (60%) found this review helpful

Great engine, great gameplay, the weapons all feel good when you fire them....however.

Just like the first one it just feels generic. The same enemies over and over and over, it potentially has a great back story but it cant decide what it wants to be. Horror? Fringe science. Straight action? It does them all well, but none of the are done great

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GF Rating
6

Above Average

I expected so much more then this.

posted by iruleall (SEATTLE, WA) Feb 12, 2009

Member since Nov 2008

12 out of 21 gamers (57%) found this review helpful

Don't get me wrong. I am having fun playing it, but alot of the scarier parts of the game seems placed and unimagined. Its a bit of a clunky shooter.

Fear 2.. not too bad, but dead space is still a more thought out game.

I am just saying...

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GF Rating
10

Perfect

9.9 rounds up

posted by freepizza (College Station, TX) Aug 4, 2009

Member since Jul 2009

3 out of 5 gamers (60%) found this review helpful

After being frustrated by a few other shooters, my first compliment goes toward the complete lack of glitches in campaign mode. If you shoot an enemy in the toe, it hits. In the head, it hits. There is no mysterious passing of the bullets through enemy bodies without leaving a scratch. There are lots of great new weapons and improvements to old ones and they all hurt when they hit.

You are fighting, moving, sneaking, picking up gear. I went through most of the game before I realized just how much environmental firepower there is to be had. Shoot boxes and barrels for explosions. Shock grenade water puddles, firebomb oil spills. I don't want to make it sounds complicated because it's not. These are only options avaible to those who want to think tactical and lay traps. You can shoot through like I did.

Things improved from F.E.A.R.:
-All guns fire bursts believably. A problem in F.E.A.R. was that the guns frequently made the sound of firing 3-4 times when only one bullet was expelled. Other times, it would continue to fire 3-4 bullets when your finger had left at 1.
-HUD and health bar improved
-Enemies are aggressive and tactical

What sort of virtual beauty can be found to warm your heart and water your eyes?
-Dialogue: the most realistic dialogue I can remember hearing in any game. Extreme lack of cheeziness and awkward overstressed tones.
-Environment: largely destructable and scenic, especially the beautiful grassy hill with the swing, which is not a common sight in the city that the game is set in.
-Music: I remember just a few scenes other than background noise. Toward the end a hard rock piece turns on lyrics and all and it actually fits with the game, instead of clashing.

I only buy for replay value on xbox live, but I might buy this solely for the campaign experience. I only got stuck in path progression once and only had one case of invisible cover where my bullets couldn't reach the target where there was no visible obstruction. <3

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