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F.E.A.R. (PS3)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 91 reviews of F.E.A.R. (PS3). The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other PlayStation 3 Games (PS3) for all reviews. Views about the usability and action are overall positive. The design and gameplay are also mentioned favorably. Opinions are divided on the graphics, while there are some critical views about the controls.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other PlayStation 3 Games (PS3) the F.E.A.R. (PS3) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : O.G. (

FEAR Review


FPS with survival horror elements. Sounds good right? Well it's not that good.

There's a concept here that seems to be a bit muddled. The game plays a lot like other military FPS games although it's a little light on the realism. That bring us to the horror but there's just not much there. Yeah, there are some sequences that...

Jan, 2009

Expert review by : The Vault (

F.E.A.R. Review [PC, PS3, X360]


For the uninitiated, F.E.A.R., or First Encounter Assault Recon is a first person shooter developed by Monolith, and published by Sierra in 2005 for the PC. It was well received by many critics, and even won some awards for its story, gameplay, and...

Tries for a good story ; Creepy visions can give you a good scare ; Extremely formidable AI

Winds up with the same amount of depth as any another FPS ; Variety in environments is lacking ; Inconsistent and somewhat dated graphics

F.E.A.R. is a great game for the gunfights, but the story is pretty simplistic, the atmosphere fairly lifeless, and the level design is nothing special. While F.E.A.R. has aged better than some other games out there, it is not the be all end all of...

Sep, 2008

Expert review by : Jared Black (



Most developers take the easy way out when creating first-person shooters; that is, load the game up with non-stop action, and hope to keep the gamer busy enough to not notice its shortcomings. If the goal is to scare the player, developers will often...

F.E.A.R. is an excellent game, combining the atmosphere usually found in a survival horror title with intense FPS gameplay. While the game’s age does show a bit in the blurry textures and somewhat repetitive gameplay, it's still well worth adding to...

Aug, 2007

Expert review by : Monster Staff (



The graphical side of the game, while good will not do anything that will blow you away. There are some great lighting effects and some nice character models and animation but everything else is pretty bad. The environments are repetitive, and the...

Smart AI; Great atmosphere; Solid online

Weak story; Long load times; Quite poor graphics

This is not the only way that the online is used though, F.E.A.R offers an online multiplayer mode that lets you test your skills against other online players in the usual Death match, team death match, elimination and capture the flag modes. The game...

Jun, 2007

Expert review by : Todd Douglass Jr. (



The horror genre has quickly grown into one of the most popular ones in the gaming industry. If it doesn't have blood and guts, zombies, or isn't a psychological thriller, many gamers just don't give a damn.

F.E.A.R. is a solid first-person shooter. The gameplay is rich, the AI is decent, the multiplayer is fun, and the sound direction is remarkable. Sadly the graphics are VERY disappointing which makes this version the one not to get if you have the...

Jun, 2007

Expert review by : Dan Clarke (

F.E.A.R. Review


F.E.A.R. is a great shooter on the PC and Xbox 360 - but the PS3 version fails to deliver.

It's impossible to review the PS3 version without looking over at the PC and 360 editions, which are both clearly superior games. Why pay that kind of money for a PS3 game with poor controls and graphics when the same game can be had for a better price...

May, 2007

Expert review by : SHAUN CONLIN (



Technically, you can, in fact, fear fear itself, but F.E.A.R for PlayStation3 is mostly only scary in that it seems a step backward from its Xbox 360 counterpart, itself a sidestepping rehash of the superlative Windows PC version. Perhaps if they'd...

VU Games; PlayStation3; $59.99

May, 2007

Expert review by : Robert Workman (

F.E.A.R. Review


Sub-par graphics and other issues keep F.E.A.R. from scaring anyone.

F.E.A.R. deserves a look, if only for the new content and trying to survive against the PlayStation Network elite. If more had been done with the graphics, SIXAXIS response time and loading times, it could've been a must-own, just like Resistance:...

May, 2007

Expert review by : Manny Brown (

F.E.A.R. - PS3 review at Thunderbolt Games


So here we are then, 2007. The official (according to Sony anyway) year of the “next-generation”. Multiple CPUs, HDTV resolutions, more technological advancements than you know what to do with or can necessarily afford; it's all there and enriching the...

Apr, 2007

Expert review by : Patrick Joynt (



This game will make you afraid... of shoddy PS3 ports.

Enemy AI is still fearsome; plotline makes for some shocks

PS3 controller; unbelievable technical issues; multiplayer is meh; repetitive maps; no subtitles

Apr, 2007

Product Specifications

F.E.A.R. (First Encounter Assault Recon) is a paranormal action thriller presented entirely in first-person. An unprecedented adrenaline rush of close quarters combat seamlessly melded with the spine-tingling, shocking intensity of the paranormal unknown. Already a critical and commercial smash on the PC, F.E.A.R. will bring a new level of FPS game play to PlayStation 3 with exclusive single-player content designed to immerse the player deeper in the world of the F.E.A.R. team, as well as the visceral action of F.E.A.R. multiplayer.


Elements:Action - first person shooter
ESRB Rating:Mature (17+)
Online Play: Yes
PEGI Rating:18+
USK Rating:Keine Jugendfreigabe gem


Compatibility:Game console
Manufacturer:Vivendi Universal
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:F.E.A.R.


Package Type:Retail


Game Console Compatibility:Sony PlayStation 3
License Category:Shrinkwrap
License Pricing:Standard
License Qty:1 user
License Type:Complete package
Subcategory:Games - action