Wandering through darkened hallways with a buddy, with constant achievement pop-ups high-fiving your eyeballs every time you pick up a dozen ammo packs, it's hard to get into the mood for horror. It's a problem that FEAR 3 can't resolve in its attempt to integrate co-op, and sacrificing the spooky mood reduces it to just another shooter with great action but a lot of typical problems.
As it awkwardly wedges itself into FEAR's mythology, the plot approaches incoherence: psychic soldier Point Man once again battles the evil Armacham, a defense contractor so powerful that it can apparently conduct open warfare inside the United States, while trying to prevent his ghost-mother Alma from giving ghost-birth to the ghost-child she conceived with that other psychic commando from FEAR 2.
Pointy and the Ghost
When weak storytelling and tedious level design get out of the way, FEAR 3 shows flashes of greatness.
Developer: Day 1 Studios
Publisher: Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
Release Date: 21 Jun, 2011
Genre: Horror, Action, Shooter, Sci-fi, Adventure
- OS: Windows XP
- Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo 2.4Ghz, AMD Athlon X2 4800+
- Drive Space: 4.4GB
- RAM: 2GB
- Video Card: NVIDIA 8800 GT 512MB RAM, ATI 3850HD 512Mb RAM or better
- DirectX®: 9.0c
- OS: Windows 7
- Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo 2.93Ghz+, Intel quad core 2.66Ghz+, AMD Phenom II X2 550, 3.1Ghz+
- Drive Space: 10.0GB
- RAM: 4GB
- Video Card: NVIDIA 9800 GTX+ 512MB RAM, ATI 5750HD 512Mb RAM or better
- DirectX®: 11