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F.E.A.R remains one of the creepiest games ever made, fans agree

Richard Lee Breslin

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F.E.A.R remains one of the creepiest games ever made, fans agree

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Horror fans on Reddit have been discussing one of the creepiest games ever made and in particular, FPS classic, F.E.A.R.

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Originally released for the PC in 2005, before being ported to Xbox 360 and PS3 over the next couple of years, F.E.A.R is considered to be one of the best horror games of its era. However, it’s perhaps been lost a little over time.

I’m about to be deliberately vague because if you haven't played this game already, you should make it a bucket list priority. In a nutshell, the story of F.E.A.R (First Encounter Assault Recon) centres around government experiments gone wrong and heaps of supernatural phenomena.

You play as the newly appointed F.E.A.R squad member, Point Man. However, it soon becomes apparent that Point Man is more than just a generic male protagonist. At the heart of the game is a creepy ghost girl named Alma, who seemingly enjoys mentally torturing you and other unsuspecting victims a little too much.

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So, what have Reddit fans been saying about this timeless, supernatural classic? “Not gonna lie--no game since has creeped me out as much as this little girl,” JerseyWiseguy opens up the topic of discussion on the thread.


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“It's crazy because this exact frame was when I realised this game was gonna be different. As soon as you climb down that ladder, the small half-second glimpse is all it takes to induce a feeling of dread,” said sheepsleepdeep.

The comment above is a moment that always comes to my mind too, and this spine-tingling introduction of this creepy ghost girl was perhaps our first sign that F.E.A.R was no ordinary FPS.

“I jumped off the ladder and fired my weapon randomly in the air while screaming,” exclaimed neonsaber. However, Schweinsteiner summed it up perfectly by adding: “Never trust a ladder in F.E.A.R.”

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F.E.A.R did spawn two additional sequels, and while the first sequel was fun, by the time we reached F.E.A.R 3, the series had lost much of what made the OG so great, fear.

Thankfully, despite the series celebrating its birth in 2005, each of the three main games is relatively hassle-free to experience in the modern era. Firstly, they’re all easy to acquire on a PC. Secondly, all three games are backwards compatible on Xbox One/Series X|S. Happy days. So, what are you waiting for, play F.E.A.R already!

Topics: Retro Gaming

Richard Lee Breslin
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