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F.E.A.R.: First Encounter Assault Recon (2005)

You play an elite commando for a unique covert operations unit hunting for a mysterious fugitive who commands a clone army while mysterious things occur around you.

Director:

Craig Hubbard

Writer:

Craig Hubbard (script)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Greg Baldwin ... Norton Mapes / Additional Voices (voice)
Jock Blaney Jock Blaney ... ATC Security (voice)
Susanna Burney Susanna Burney ... Jin Sun-Kwon / Additional Voices (voice)
Colby Chester ... The Senator (voice)
Grant Goodeve ... Harlan Wade / Additional Voices (voice)
Tim Gouran Tim Gouran ... Spen Jankowski / Additional Voices (voice)
Todd Licea ... Aldus Bishop / Additional Voices (voice)
Mark Lund Mark Lund ... Soldiers / Additional Voices (voice)
Peter Lurie ... Paxton Fettel / Additional Voices (voice)
Melissa Roberts Melissa Roberts ... Alice Wade / Alma Wade / Additional Voices (voice)
Meg Savlov Meg Savlov ... Genevieve Aristide / Additional Voices (voice)
David Scully David Scully ... Douglas Holiday / Additional Voices (voice)
André Sogliuzzo ... Delta Force / Additional Voices (voice) (as Andre Sogliuzzo)
Jim Ward ... Rowdy Betters / Additional Voices (voice)
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Storyline

You play a new member of the secret First Encounter Assault Recon, a secret commando unit specializing in paranormal threats. For your first mission, you must find the mysterious and murderously insane Paxton Fettel who has escaped from prison and seized control of a prototype army of clones. As you hunt for Fettel, you must battle his clone soldiers who become increasingly advanced and dangerous. If that is not bad enough, you also encounter strange and bizarre sights as you uncover clues suggesting a greater crisis than even Fettel holds. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)

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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 October 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Chicago Illinois, USA

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Trivia

At one point during the game's development, lead level designer John Mulkey said to a fellow employee that he had seen a shadow in the restroom mirror. The employee agreed that the atmosphere in the room was "creepy", as there was a non-working light and one flickering one. John Mulkey insists that he saw something and, although no one seems to believe him, the restroom is hardly used anymore. See more »

Goofs

While the player's goal is to eliminate Paxton Fettel through the entirety of the game, it is very possible to kill him in the very first level. At one point during the first Interval/Stage, the player can activate Slow Mo and squeeze off several rounds of fire into Paxton before he knocks the Point Man out with a 2X4. However, none of the bullets register and the Point Man is predestined to be knocked out regardless of their actions. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
[a telephone conversation]
The Senator: [Tired] Yes?
Genevieve Aristide: Sorry to wake you, Senator. It's about origin.
The Senator: What happened?
Genevieve Aristide: There was an uprising. Fettel has taken command of the prototypes.
The Senator: My God...
Genevieve Aristide: We can still resolve this discreetly, but we have to move fast.
The Senator: All right, all right, let me... make a few calls...
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Crazy Credits

***SPOILER*** Right at the end of the credits a phone conversation takes place between Genevive and the Senator. It explains that the prototype (you) has been a success in the mission See more »

Alternate Versions

The German version is heavily censored. Whenever enemies get killed in explosions or when they get shot in the face with a shotgun at point-blank range they just disappear instead of getting ripped apart. See more »

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For those who figured why not just blow the little girl in "The Ring" away with a shotgun.
3 July 2007 | by Aaron1375See all my reviews

I am not the biggest shooter fan in the world. Normally, if I do play a shooter there has to be some sort of twist for it to be fun for me. In this one you have a supernatural presence throughout the game that appears here and there, usually in interludes between chapters. The story, a special missions force is sent to capture the leader of a mysterious army, an army that does whatever the leader says, a sort of clone army. Well there is more than there seems, as this little girl starts appearing here and there and really causing havoc. You spend the game trying to learn her secret and the connection between her and the military commander and even yourself. As far as shooters this one is pretty cool, I loved the shotgun weapon the best as everything else ran out of ammo a bit fast. The fighting is fast, and it is rather hard to be stealthy as the enemy soldiers lock on you rather quickly. Still, you get your shots in...there is a lot of tension too as you never know what will be thrown your way next. A few enemies are a pain even on easy level, but for the most part it was not that hard navigating through this game to the somewhat bizarre ending.


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