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Post by trog @ 10:57pm 22/01/09 | 41 Comments
The F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin singleplayer demo has landed a bit earlier than expected - you can download it locally from AusGamers right now. The blurb:
F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin, the highly anticipated sequel to the 2005 smash hit game, F.E.A.R., is a blend of advanced visceral combat mixed with seamless game pacing set inside a sinister and paranormal universe that begins shortly before the ending of F.E.A.R. A Special Forces squad is on a routine mission when the city of Auburn is rocked by a supernatural explosion. Alma, a girl with immense power and a thirst for revenge, has unleashed her wrath upon the city and thrown it into chaos. The squad must combat enemy forces and the supernatural as they struggle to find a way to stop Alma and uncover the mysterious forces arrayed against them before its too late.
The same demo is also now available for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 owners, however PS3 users can only currently gain access this via the Qore paid subscription service.

F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin is due to hit PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 in Australia on February 11 2009. For more media and details stop by our detailed game page or check out our recent exclusive interview with Project Art Lead Dave Matthews right here in the AusGamers video library.

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Latest Comments
Posted 11:03pm 22/1/09
Thanks for the mirror.

21 minutes!.
Posted 11:08pm 22/1/09
how's it running on everybody's comp's??
Posted 11:25pm 22/1/09
I think it's time for an upgrade, I bought this computer before the original was released.
Posted 11:42pm 22/1/09
That's a huge file for a demo...

I'll wait 3 weeks thanks.
Posted 11:48pm 22/1/09
how's it running on everybody's comp's??

Installing it atm but hopefully will be able to play max settings.
Posted 11:54pm 22/1/09
So, with reagrds to the survey last week, where is the GA link Trog'ls?
Nevermind, was easy enough to find on the DL page.

Edit2: Thanks any way Cracka :)

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Posted 03:05am 23/1/09
Ok so finished playing through the demo. first thing, wtf letterbox gaming? second, that grown up alma is super f*****g creepy. Bit where you walk through the hallway and seeing something reflect off water, then spin around and BAM.
Posted 03:24am 23/1/09
oh and runs pretty damn good maxed out with a few hiccups here and there.

Running it at 1680x1050, 4850, 4600+ dual core. 2gig ram.

last edited by Crakaveli at 03:24:12 23/Jan/09
Posted 03:35am 23/1/09
fear 1 scared me enough srsly i must of fell out of my chair 3+ times :(
Posted 10:21am 23/1/09
sigh, i max out the graphics and all i get is a view of the sky spinning around extrememly fast. I optimise and it goes back to 1024x768 and then it seems to work ok.. except theres no mouse!! wtf - when i hit escape it goes to menu and the mouse works fine but its absolutely unresponsive in game how lameo

4870x2 4gb ram quad core and ms optical mouse

Posted 03:33pm 23/1/09
i downloaded off steam no issues
Posted 05:24pm 23/1/09
Played through the demo, looks pretty solid!

Runs fine maxed out at 1680x1050 with E8500/4GB/4850
Posted 07:55pm 23/1/09
Running Maxed 1680x1050 smooth as silk everything and the kitchen sink on..

Core i7-920
6g DDR 3 Ram
Palit Nvidia GTX-295

But then I wouldn't have expected any less from a 2 day old machine :P
Posted 08:10pm 23/1/09
Holy s*** mate nice rig.
Posted 08:15pm 23/1/09
he has been saving all his money from working at mcdonalds for the last 2yrs of school.
Posted 11:01pm 23/1/09
Runs awesome 1900 x 1200 4x aa Dell XPS 710 (3 gig quad core extreme 4 gig ram GTX 8800 )i will be buying this game demo gets 8/10..
Posted 12:53am 24/1/09
1920x1200 max everything and it runs mabye 30 - 50fps which is awesome all things considered. Usualy when I play a demo its along the lines of

"oh thats pretty... huh, that was cool... ok don't like this but this could turn out to be a pretty good game"

All I can say for this game is f*****g incredible. Looks like they've taken the spooky, s***-your-pants moments from #1 and injected them with some halucinagentic drugs. The part in the school where its nearly pitch black and there is all that noise of things getting thrown around the hall, with all the lockers banging shut... holy s***. Playing it with headphones on is the way to go. No second thoughts about it, this game deserves my money. Well done Monolith.

Parts I liked

- School. That whole area was so god damn creepy
- Weapons look pretty awesome and seem to be rather funky. Like the new combat shotgun
- not sure if its possible everywhere but partialy destroyable terrain? In my FPS? F*** yeah. Noticed that part of a pillar was blown off when I threw a grenade near it.
- General atmosphere is incredibly creepy and works so well

Things i'm not too hot on though

- flash light is nearly useless. A zippo lighter would produce more light
- not a HUGE fan of the reworked clone soldiers but i'll deal with that
- long ass load times when you load last saved point. Oh boy will you die in this game, and I don't want to have to wait 3 min each time between attempts. #1's was only a few seconds.

EDIT - On a 2nd play through I actualy don't mind the new look of the clone soldiers. I rather like them actually but I don't like their voice. #1 was great because clone voices had a slight static filter over them of something that made it sound like it was coming through a headset or something. Oh well.

Also despite how critical I was about the power armor thing at first, I rather enjoy it. While it does kill the horror mood a little it comes down to "is it fun?" and yes... yes it is indeed. The demo is so fast paced that I just hope the full game isn't like that.

last edited by DM at 00:53:02 24/Jan/09
Posted 02:33pm 24/1/09
I've never played fear, do I need to play the first one?? or can I jump straight into this one?? sounds like a good game.
Posted 03:12pm 24/1/09
I guess you don't NEED to play the first, but at least read up about the story on wiki or else it will leave you a bit "wtf?"
Posted 11:04pm 24/1/09
ViscoS: Thanks mate, still ironing out the bugs with it, I think all the hardware is so new that drivers have lots of catching up to do.

Sc00bs: Haha hardly Maccas mate, although I do need to stay out of that place more often, this machine is testiment to what a good credit rating will get you :P
Posted 10:02am 25/1/09
But it's also testament to the worst investment in your life.
Posted 10:26am 25/1/09
Wait, you went into debt to by a PC? You went into debt to buy a heavily depreciating asset? Opps.
Posted 11:35am 25/1/09
Sc00bs: Haha hardly Maccas mate, although I do need to stay out of that place more often, this machine is testiment to what a good credit rating will get you :P

This isn't america. No such thing. The only credit rating you can get is a bad one.
Posted 12:41pm 25/1/09
Each to his own guys.
Posted 01:06pm 25/1/09
It's just as bad as those that take out a loan to buy a car, and i'm talking about before they even wrap it around a pole.
Posted 07:18pm 25/1/09
Perhaps he meant credit history. You need a good credit history to get a home loan and the type of credit card they are willing give you silver/gold/platinum etc etc.
However it wouldn't be hard to finance a rig like that on credit, but I have to agree, why would you.
Posted 11:01pm 25/1/09
I've never played fear, do I need to play the first one??

It'll probably pay to play through the first one. It's a great game and you'd be doing yourself a favour to pick up both the original game and the expansions.

If you don't then the previous suggestion for trawling wikipedia for back story would definitely be essential.
Posted 01:09am 26/1/09
Forget the expansions if you're concerned about story. Monolith already said that the story lines from the expansion are being treated as if they were never made.
Posted 10:59am 26/1/09
Just had a bash of it on the xbox 360.

Intense atmosphere. Those Mechwarrior type things are awesome.
Posted 01:11pm 26/1/09
Haha I didn't expect to spark such contraversy! I had no idea making a comment like that would bring on the bank haters :P I was talking about a credit rating with the missus, ie: she let me get it... lol..
Im lucky enough to have a decent job where I walked into Umart and gamedude (2 best places in Aus for pc parts Btw) and whacked down cash.. we are only talking like $3000 not millions..
Posted 08:16pm 26/1/09
Im lucky enough to have a decent job where I walked into Umart and gamedude (2 best places in Aus for pc parts Btw)
Expect more controversy.

last edited by MatchFixer at 20:16:00 26/Jan/09
Posted 01:30pm 26/1/09
MSY is the only way to fly
Posted 10:37pm 26/1/09
hmm true match: let me revise..(the net seems to be filled with old women types that love to bicker at the slightest thing.. ok I better duck for cover again now :( )
"The 2 best places in AUS,.. IMHO" :)
Posted 10:39pm 26/1/09
opinions are facts here, and that makes you wrong.
Posted 10:46pm 26/1/09
opinion is never fact, and im always happy to be proven wrong..
Fn: Hey never heard of MSY.. they seem to have great prices though, will have to give them a check out for next purchase. any other good places to check out??
Posted 11:08pm 26/1/09
Tech Buy
Posted 08:11am 27/1/09
gamedude?? F*** that. try msy, umart and maybe computer alliance (for service)
Posted 08:32am 27/1/09
still i have to give it to him (blade83) the man has a beast. I want that same setup.
Posted 04:30pm 27/1/09
Computer Alliance for me. Closest place and decent price/service
Posted 04:37pm 27/1/09
back on topic game looks great!
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