F.E.A.R.: First Encounter Assault & Recon Monolith Productions / Sierra 2005

This FPS from acclaimed developer Monolith, the same company responsible for titles like TRON 2.0 and the No One Lives Forever games, is a scary supernatural action one using a great-looking state-of-the-art new game engine. The element of horror revolves around an image of a spectral girl always appearing when least expected for a few fleeting moments. A paramilitary force infiltrates a multi billion dollar aerospace compound taking hostages, but issuing no demands. The government responds by sending in its best special operations teams, only to have them obliterated. With U.S. Special Forces in over their heads, the Commander in Chief turns to his final option: you. You've been trained to handle the inexplicable, armed with experimental high tech weaponry, and given full executive authority to end the crisis by any means necessary. In the stunning graphics, you can make out the pores on a character's face, as well as the immense amount of detail in his uniform. Shooting a hanging light fixture in a hallway results in the light swinging around wildly, sending shadows in every direction. Thanks to a new physics system, simple items like boxes or a small radio can all be interacted with and kicked around, adding to the feeling that you're in a real environment. Leading the team is Rowdy Betters (your unit coordinator), Jin Sun-Kwon, a marksman who's not only an expert with her rifle, but also has enhanced hearing that lets her hear enemies before they can hear her. Spen Jankowski provides support, and Douglas Holiday is the demolition expert with the additional ability to pick up objects and get impressions about their owners. Sometimes you'll have to fight alongside your teammates. The player can call upon a "bullet-time" ability which slows down time around him and is realised with impressive visual and aural effects by the game engine. The multiplayer component includes mainstay gameplay modes, such as deathmatch, team deathmatch, capture the flag, and last man standing. "Control" and "Conquer All" gametypes were later added through a patch.

See also: #F.E.A.R. MP: Extraction Point

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2-Level Multiplayer Demo ~451MB Singleplayer Level Demo ~647MB (@ Gamer's Hell)
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Infos
Director's Edition DVD ISO Demo 4.47GB (upped by Shattered)
Fan-Made Maps/Mods
included in F.E.A.R. Platinum - Unprotected Retail DVD.9 ISO Demo 5.68GB (uploaded by jesuspch)
F.E.A.R. Platinum - GOG Digital ISO Demo v2.0.0.5 7.58GB (uploaded by Shattered)
Director's Edition v1.08 included in F.E.A.R. Platinum Collection - EU B6I/B6T 2DVD ISO Demo 10.3GB (uploaded by Shattered)
F.E.A.R. Series Soundtrack Collection 760MB (uploaded by yamibito)


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