I was surprised (and pretty bummed) to discover via Puce Moose that there's no F.E.A.R. Catch All.
This will not stand!
You know when you see gameplay footage and think: "Holy sh*t, that looks AWESOME"?
F.E.A.R. was one of the first games to do that to me. Like everyone else, I thought the acronym was terrible, but the game held genuine appeal for me in a way that few other games do.
F.E.A.R. was an absolute blast. The second game relies more on jump-scares than the original, and doesn't do as well at building a sense of dread, but the gameplay and environments (particularly the elementary school), make it as strong an entry in the series as the first.