F.E.A.R. 3 reviews: The game is good, but not as scary

Feel like you were getting too much sleep at night? Day 1 Studios has a solution for you with the release of its third installment of the F.E.A.R. series — but not because it’s scary.

GamePro reviewer Patrick Shaw said that the latest installment of the series has really solid gameplay, but that the storytelling falls a little flat. He had high praise for the ambience and graphics in the game and said that the multiplayer modes offer novel, if not always successful, new models of gameplay. He also said that this game seemed shorter than its predecessors.

IGN reviewer Colin Moriarty recommended that players tackle the game on their own first and switch to multiplayer after a first run. Moriarty had high praise for the game’s four multiplayer modes and found himself compelled to play through all the modes. He added that the game’s larger scoring system — which lets you pick up points throughout single player, co-op and online modes, gives players a reason to come back to the game over and over.

Overall, reviewers seem to think F.E.A.R. 3 is good, gory fun. The game is available on Steam for $49.99, as well as for the Xbox 360 and the PlayStation 3 for $59.99. It is rated M for Mature.

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Hayley Tsukayama covers consumer technology for The Washington Post.
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