FEAR: Perseus Mandate Review on the PC
Sierra Entertainment sent over a copy of FEAR: Perseus Mandate for us to review. This is the second expansion pack for the orignal FEAR, but it is a standalone expansion, so you will not need the first game to play.
The FEAR series has always been about the supernatural, mixed with gunplay and some creepy moments. FEAR: Perseus Mandate takes up the challenge and tries to keep up the series legacy, but instead of a thrill, you end up with more of a dull run of the mill shooter with a few genuine creepy moments.
FEAR: Perseus Mandate is the second sequel to the original FEAR, released in 2005. You are the leader of a second FEAR team that has been dropped into the situation that takes place in the original FEAR. Your team has been dispatched to find information on a Project Perseus. Perseus is supposed to shed more light on the protagonists from the first game, Alma and Paxton Fettle. Being that nothing is as simple as it should be, you are attacked from the moment your boots hit the ground by soldiers and troopers.
As you start the game you will immediately notice that the FEAR engine, which looked so powerful and beautiful two years ago, now looked bland and somewhat blocky. It was interesting to start playing this game after Crysis, because it shows the disparity of releasing a game using a two year old engine in todayTags: fear, perseus mandate, sierra