FEAR 2 Project Origin review


F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin review for the Xbox 360, PS3 and PC I know Project Origin’s been out for a while now but I never got round to playing it and things are quiet in the summer months so here goes my review. Set just before the end of the first game, this tale of terror and gunplay begins in an office block as you try to extract Professor Aristide from an apartment. During your mission the massive explosion is seen which wipes out the crew in the first game and you’re then involved in experiments, flashbacks, lots of slow-mo shooting action and of course Alma pops up now and again to scare the living daylights out of you. People have complained that this game’s more of the same, but that’s no bad thing. The action is slick, controls are tight, the frame rate is consistently high and the graphics are fantastic. The weird hallucinations you experience are once again suitably scary and there’s some shock moments in there that are guaranteed to make you jump if you have the sound turned up. The game’s also not as repetitive as the first game. You may spend the first couple of levels wandering around an office block and a hospital but you also get to walk around the charred remains of the city and explore an underground scientific bunker and use vehicles. You’ll be using the slow-mo mode to pick off your targets once again, as not using it usually results in death. The enemy AI is super clever and the action’s thick and fast if you decide not to slow the pace down with the touch of a button. They’ve also put a new cover system into the game where you can slide or topple over furniture to hide behind. Unfortunately, you won’t actually use it much as it’s far more efficient to just shoot your enemies in the face than try to tip over a plant pot. If you like strong, story-driven FPSs then this is definitely worth checking out. There’s also a token multiplayer mode thrown in there for good measure but single player is definitely where it’s at. F.E.A.R. 2 gets an excellent 8 out of 10. You’ve been watching a review from Gamesweasel If you want to get the show each week which includes video game reviews, news, previews, competitions and special features head over to gamesweasel.com for our video podcast Gamesweasel TV

57 comments

  • Block Of Ice

    Awesome review!!

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  • Block Of Ice

    Haha you ownd ur not:P

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  • Straygar

    The video hasn't fully processed yet…

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  • smileWertom12

    Awesome game!

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  • starvedsanity

    i might pick this up.. eventually.

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  • Sgtwhitepepper

    Sick sick SIIICK GAME Almost Puked

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  • GodofChookie

    allright, i enjoyed fear 1 much more then this……my opinion 6/10

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  • Hunderflute

    Exactly….just look at 0:48

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  • ItsNotAPhaseMom

    lmao! 😀
    Good One, but who will do her? 😮

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  • Rhys Wood

    how arn't you partnered yet!!??

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  • rerundadog

    i like game weasal reviews better than ign

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  • 123vfb

    well i think CoJ deserves 10/10 if fear 2 gets a 8/10

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  • FreddeX91

    10/10 for this game is perfect on the edge of godlike so yeah, don't jugde him too hard. 😛

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  • amazingred09

    is anyone getting the problem on the gamesweasel website where they can't see the video, you can see the description of it but not the video

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  • swedenboy10

    have any games got 10/10?

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  • FLAVR BOX

    i will kill the people that work at gameweasel if the dont give cod 6 or even assassins creed 2 a 10/10

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  • NerdySabbath

    What if they suck? Its unlikely they will. But what if?

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  • khalid720

    hahahah lol

    and uncharted 2

    and bfbc 2

    god of war 3

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  • khalid720

    hahahah lol

    and god of war 3

    uncharted 2

    bfbc 2

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  • sizzle

    because hes a dirty 10 yr old fanboy

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  • Kevin Lillies

    none so far.

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  • FLAVR BOX

    i don't care about those games (beside battlefield 2)

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  • Miguel Americano

    COD 6? there's not even COD 5 yet…

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  • hoosier9009

    there is cod 5! call of duty 5: world at war! then call of duty 6 will be modern warfare 2!

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  • FLAVR BOX

    um i fell bad saying this but your an idiot. 🙂

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  • FLAVR BOX

    seriously? I KNOW THEY WILL BE AWESOME!

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  • Miguel Americano

    I'm the idiot, ahahahahah

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  • peetahp3

    has he ever given a game 10/10 ?

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  • Ali Al-Zaabi

    no but for gta iv and fifa 09 he gave 9/10

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  • peetahp3

    he gave gears 2 9 aswell, i dunno if their the only ones though 😛

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  • CommanderZx2

    The game plays a long over the top animation to show you knocking over some furniture to use as a cover.

    When playing the game even on higher difficulties it is far quicker to just shoot the enemy than to push over somethin and then shoot them.

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  • Miguel Americano

    World at War, not COD 5

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  • Ali Al-Zaabi

    u rock

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  • TheHF

    Nice q;

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  • Perky Bellsprout

    woop, just completed this 😀

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  • Sam Thompson

    dude…I am scared by nothing. i can fell asleep durring 'friday the 13th' but when I played this……i never slept for a month. this is some of the scaryiest shit out there..if U ask me.

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  • Jantsi

    yeah you can replay the missions. if you couldnt,it would be impossible to do some of the achievements.

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  • Sebastian Sabel

    I finishes this game this summer, it was amazing! One of the best FPS I've played since Bioshock

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  • evil999

    what would be a better system?

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  • silents hillz

    This is awesome I love gameweasel

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  • Wilson Blick

    did he say it was amazing?

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  • Revomatador

    he gave farcry 2 and fallout 3 9/10, those are the only ones i can remember right now

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  • 2000jago

    For that to be true, the reviewer needs to actually be able to formulate a "complicated opinion", which is rarely the case imho. So although I would have to agree with you in general, a 2min review like this one can't really hope to scratch the surface. You can't expect more than vague numerical accuracy in a review that's under 2min…

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  • miguel badilla

    great game amazing story i luv it

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  • patori2

    Amazing story, very poor multiplayer

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  • Ery Ren

    also COD 5

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  • ResidentEvelKnievel

    Amazing game. Very addictive. Cannot stop playing it!

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  • alak58

    I played the demo.nothing special.

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  • UnitingMilk

    @Greggers697 xD same, even though I new it was gonna pop up it still scared me

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  • Dacholo1

    @solace00assassin no it doesnt

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  • Joosh Straver

    this game would be soo much better if there was coop single player thumbs up if u agree 😀

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  • consumedbyfire13

    @future360freakmaybe He gives everything an 8/10, or so it would seem.

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  • colombianfreediver

    nice video, but, 8/10, are you NUTs? This game is outstanding, omg, awesome. @Avatarass & Gamesweasel do not know what they say. I repeat, very good video, its nice, But nobody believed that the evaluation of the game, OMG, I can´t believe it. I swear XD 🙂 :o)

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  • MadmanJoE100

    @Minority119 lol do you not say it like that where your from

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  • Ahmed Abed

    WOW !!
    This one is a leap forward in the graphics.

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  • Fourthspartan56

    "People have complainend that it is more of the same" if it only it was! In the original FEAR the guns felt more awesome then in FEAR 2!

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  • Xicomex386

    if u think this game was excellent omg,why if u hate it 0/10?

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