F.E.A.R. Perseus Mandate
A not-so-new storyline, but just as enthralling
In this independent expansion of the original F.E.A.R. shooter, you’ll follow a parallel storyline to this game, with a second team sent to help the first one. You’ll go through the same places and dark industrial sceneries and confront an army of cloned soldiers. The main difference is that now there is a team of mercenaries that want the same information as you, and you have to finish them off before they do the same to you.
Although you’ll assume the role of a different character, you’ll have many of the same abilities, including the capacity to move so quickly that time seems to stop. This will let you avoid bullets in the style of Neo in “Matrix”, just as in the first and second games.
The storyline may not be very innovative, and in itself it leaves a lot to be desired, but if you have played the first editions of F.E.A.R. you’ll surely appreciate the extra details and information revealed about the original plot.
Confront an impressive artificial intelligence
One of the best features in the F.E.A.R. franchise is its realistic and challenging artificial intelligence. F.E.A.R. Perseus Mandate won’t disappoint you in this aspect. Both the terrifying cloned soldiers and the enemy mercenaries adapt surprisingly well to combat.
Your enemies are unpredictable: they’ll use grenades and different types of shots, and take cover from yours. Besides, they’ll take advantage of your weaknesses and attack when you least expect it. If we add to this the fact that your team and the enemy team are perfectly balanced, the result is a highly challenging game that will put your ability to test.
Same gameplay, with some innovations
F.E.A.R. Perseus Mandate presents a gameplay that is almost the same as its predecessors, so if you already know them, it will take you no effort to adapt to this title. This time you’ll be able to try out new weapons, such as a missile launcher, a chain reaction electricity pistol, a grenade launcher and an advanced rifle.
You’ll also go through new sceneries, some of them in the same style as the first two games and others completely different. You’ll go through dark facilities where you can be ambushed at any moment as well as through open fields where there is no place to hide.
Another new element is some extra bonus missions that will be available once you finish the main campaign. Finally, F.E.A.R. Perseus Mandate also includes a multiplayer mode in which you’ll be able to confront your friends online or over a local network.
In summary, F.E.A.R. Perseus Mandate is an entertaining shooter that, although it doesn’t include many innovations, captures the original game’s spirit, with a tense atmosphere and outstanding artificial intelligence.
• Built-in online functions
• Intense action
• Well-designed artificial intelligence
• Various game modes
• Doesn’t add much novelties to the franchise
F.E.A.R. Perseus Mandate limitations:
• Restricted features
• Limited time use