F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin – Game Review

F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin game review
Mac game review
MacHouse game rating: 9.0/10

F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin (hereafter, F.E.A.R. 2) is a horror & action game released by Warner Bros. Interactive for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC. It was released in February 10th. It’s a first-person action game. So you will never get to see the face of the character you are playing.

F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin game review
Screenshot 01 – Scene from Half-Life 2, Source: MacHouse
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Screenshot 02 – Scene from Half-Life 2 Episode 1, Source: MacHouse
  F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin game review
Screenshot 03 – Scene from Half-Life 2 Episode 2, Source: MacHouse

What kind of game is F.E.A.R. 2? In several aspects, this game is quite similar to Valve Software‘s Half-Life 2. If you have played and enjoyed any of the Half-Life 2 games, chances are that you will probably enjoy this game, too. Right, the stories are totally different. In Half-Life 2, Gordon Freeman‘s movement is sometimes stopped by a sniper with a red laser beam. Screenshot 04 shows a similar scene from F.E.A.R. 2 where the player must kill a sniper to move on. In Half-Life 2, Gordon Freeman is sometimes asked to shoot down enemy’s flying carrier with a rocket launcher, right? Screenshot 05 shows a scene from F.E.A.R. 2 where the player must destroy an armor robot with a rocket launcher. Furthermore, Screenshot 06 shows a scene of a ruined street from F.E.A.R. 2, which resembles Half-Life 2’s ruined City 17.

F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin game review
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Even the way they use music in F.E.A.R. 2 is similar to Half-Life 2. When a series of exciting actions are expected, the game suddenly starts running music loud. And it will continue until you finish the whole mission. That’s how all Half-Life 2 games are designed, too, right?   Continue reading

F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin with Boot Camp – F.E.A.R. 2 Game Play Video Part 10 – 21 Minutes

F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin Mac Boot Camp

F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin is a new game released by Warner Bros. Interactive for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC in February 10th. It’s a sequel to the 2005 (2006 for Xbox 360) PC game published by Sierra (Vivendi Games for Xbox 360).

F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin Mac Boot Camp F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin Mac Boot Camp

This game play video starts at the very scene where the last game play video ended, covering part of Interval 05 – Provocation. Becket is ordered to locate Snake Fist. While exploring the elementary school building, he finds an underground area where he is attacked by a number of invisible creatures.   Continue reading

F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin with Boot Camp – F.E.A.R. 2 Game Play Video Part 9 – 20 Minutes

F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin Mac Boot Camp

F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin is a new game released by Warner Bros. Interactive for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC in February 10th. It’s a sequel to the 2005 (2006 for Xbox 360) PC game published by Sierra (Vivendi Games for Xbox 360).

F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin Mac Boot Camp F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin Mac Boot Camp

This game play video starts at the very scene where the last game play video ended, covering part of Interval 05 – Provocation. Becket is reunited with Lt. Stokes and Keegan. Something has happens to Keegan, and he cannot stand up or move for now. Stokes wants to take him back the armored vehicle. She says the only way of getting out of this suspicious compound is to seek assistance from Snake Fist.   Continue reading

F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin with Boot Camp – F.E.A.R. 2 Game Play Video Part 8 – 19 Minutes

F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin Mac Boot Camp

F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin is a new game released by Warner Bros. Interactive for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC in February 10th. It’s a sequel to the 2005 (2006 for Xbox 360) PC game published by Sierra (Vivendi Games for Xbox 360).

F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin Mac Boot Camp F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin Mac Boot Camp

This game play video starts at the very scene where the last game play video ended, covering the beginning of Interval 05 – Provocation. He and Lt. Stokes just witnessed Griffin die. And she is still upset about his death. In the meantime, she wants to concentrate on locating a mysterious man who they call Snake Fist. And they arrive at Wade Elementary School.   Continue reading

F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin with Boot Camp – F.E.A.R. 2 Game Play Video Part 7 – 26 Minutes

F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin Mac Boot Camp

F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin is a new game released by Warner Bros. Interactive for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC in February 10th. It’s a sequel to the 2005 (2006 for Xbox 360) PC game published by Sierra (Vivendi Games for Xbox 360).

F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin Mac Boot Camp F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin Mac Boot Camp

This game play video starts at the very scene where the last game play video ended, covering the last part of Interval 04 – Devastation. Becket has managed to defeat the Elite Powered Armor Unit. Lt. Stokes is stuck because of snipers. So Becket has to get rid of them at first. He will be finally reunited with Lt. Stokes and Griffin, who says saw a woman in need of assistance. And something happens to the obsessed man.

F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin Mac Boot Camp F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin Mac Boot Camp

I can tell you that this game play video will show you the most exciting part of F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin so far. The game now looks quite close to the last part of Half-Life 2 (2004) in which Gordon Freeman roams around the ruined streets of City 17 and shoots down enemy flying vehicles with a rocket launcher. In this game, you will have an opportunity to control Powered Armor to kill all enemy units quick and easy. I won’t say F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin is a great game since I haven’t finished it. But this game play video is something that you might enjoy watching and get excited with.

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By the way, I accidentally deleted one video clip. It’s no longer an uninterrupted game play video. We’ve lost 30-40 seconds of game play. That’s the risk we constantly take in capturing game play videos under Windows OS and bringing them to Mac OS for further editing with limited disk space. Hopefully, a new 1 TGB hard disk drive will reduce this sort of incidents in the future.   Continue reading