After being entrusted with a F.E.A.R. (First Encounter Assault Recon) squad to stop a secret battalion of telepathically controlled supersoldiers, powerful telepath and genetically enhanced supersoldier Point Man thought he had to take the soldiers out through one lone commander. Much to Point Man's surprise, he learned during the mission that the commander was not working alone. The very people Point Man was commissioned to destroy were his telepathic, cannibalistic brother, Paxton Fettel, and his psychically gifted, psychotic mother Alma Wade, both super-enhanced by perverse paranormal experiments. Despite the pull of blood ties, Point Man and the F.E.A.R. team set off a destructive series of events that seemed to accomplish their goal of eliminating Alma and Paxton at great cost to the city, its inhabitants and most of Point Man's squadmates. It is now evident that Alma's psychic influence has survived: she's pregnant with a new demon spawn and her paranormal power is growing as she attempts to ensure the survival of her twisted bloodline and reunite her family. Armacham research facility's security force remains violently focused on eliminating all evidence of the events in the city, and the remaining F.E.A.R. squad carries on the mission to stop Alma. Can Point Man actually win this fight a fight against his own blood or will he succumb to the twisted evil growing in a being he finds hard to call mother?
F.E.A.R. 3 reaches new levels of terror with a chill-inducing script written by Steve Niles and cinematics developed with horror genius John Carpenter. This latest installment of the F.E.A.R. series incorporates characters and plotlines familiar to fans while adding fresh horror experiences and terrifying twists. Play in single player or co-op modes as Point Man, a genetically enhanced supersoldier, or play cooperatively as his conniving brother Paxton Fettel, whose incredible telekinetic power has given him life beyond the grave. Experience the thrill of divergent co-op play, which offers players distinctly different abilities affecting their own play as well as the experience of their co-op partner. The first-person shooter perspective and compelling narrative draw you into the plot and keep you enthralled as you experiment with the brothers' different abilities, advantages and improved cover system. Explore the world as either brother; just remember, some ties are hard to break. Will you make the right choice?
Steve Niles and John Carpenter team up to provide a scream-inducing script and terrifying in-game cinematics
Familiar series characters reappear in this latest installment, with Point Man, Paxton Fettel, Alma and a new demonic sibling continuing their hellish journey
Expertly written plotline ties in elements from past installments, smoothly continuing the bloodcurdling story while adding terrifying new twists
Divergent co-op play allows you to play as Point Man or his chilling brother, Paxton Fettel, for access to genetically enhanced reflexes, telekinetic control and more amazing abilities
Advanced cover system enhances the excitement
Play as Paxton Fettel, the ghost of a homicidal cannibal whose psychic powers overrode his death and who now haunts Point Man with a mysterious agenda
Step into the role of the fast and deadly Point Man, the original prototype of a secret experiment run by Armacham Technology Corporation (ATC) trained extensively in military tactics, problem solving and hand-to-hand combat
When it comes to buying video games, many of us can remember making a purchase we later regretted. Video game marketing is designed to encourage people to make quick decisions based on cool graphics or a sensational trailer. But, when you get the game home you find that the game play is not all that great or that the difficulty level leaves much to be desired. With that in mind, here are some tips for buying video games that might help you avoid making bad choices.
1. Don't fall into the "gotta have it now" trap
Video game marketers want to fool you into thinking that, not only do you need the game, but you need it the day it comes out. By centering large promotions around a particular release date, companies guarantee good numbers for initial sales. This also ensures that they will get some level of sales even if the game's reviews end up being bad. So don't fall prey to this trap. Even though it's tempting to be one of the first to have the game, it's much more prudent to wait a few weeks after release to get some feedback on the game's quality. Additionally, the price will soon go down from it's release-date sticker. If you can wait it out you'll be able to buy more wisely and economically.
2. Don't buy a game without reading some reviews of it
Good decisions are informed decisions, and you shouldn't make an investment in a game unless you already know it's of a certain quality. Game trailers can look amazing and tell you nothing about the quality of the game itself. Even screen shots don't tell you much, as companies can simply use the best graphical portions of the game to grace the back of their packages. Try to read both professional and typical user reviews to get an idea of the true quality of the game. After you feel pretty confident the game is a good one, only then should you shell out the cash for it.
3. Shop with the long-term in mind
It's easy to be drawn in by games that look new and intriguing, but you know your tastes better than anyone else. Think about what games tend to hold your interest for the long-term and try to buy mostly those types of games. It's okay to try something new every now and then, but try to keep your library stocked with your favorite type of game, as it's sure to give you the longest amount of game play.
4. Shop the bargain bins
There are also steep discounts to be had on games that are a couple years old. Although game technology progresses quickly, it doesn't move so fast as to make games of two years ago obsolete. You can get games for deep price cuts that will provide you with dozens of hours of game play, and the price is surely worth it. These discount games are a great way to keep yourself occupied while you save up for the next blockbuster.