Day 1: FEAR 3 Scariest Game Of All Time

If the claims from Day 1's Parker Hamilton are correct, then it sounds like PC gamers will need to stock up on adult diapers. Why? Because F.E.A.R. 3 (or F.3.A.R., take your pick) will be the scariest game to ever be released onto the market. Sure, we've heard these kinds of promises before, however with John Carpenter and Steve Niles involved, the claims may have some merit.

But seriously, will F.E.A.R. 3 be scarier than Silent Hill or Dead Space? "Yes," he confirmed in a recent interview. "We indeed do believe F.E.A.R. 3 will continue carrying on the franchise's tradition of scaring the pants off players in unsettling atmospheres and through unpredictable events. In fact, we have developed a generative system that allows players to experience the scares of F.E.A.R. 3 in a fresh and dynamic way each time they play. Whether playing co-operatively with a friend or alone in the dark by themselves, the generative system will keep the players on the edge of their seats."

He also admitted that working with horror writer/director/producer John Carpenter was a great experience, adding that his knowledge of cinematic composition and horror timing was both invaluable and inspirational. "I think that as the video game industry continues to grow, more and more familiar faces from other mediums will continue to be attracted to working with video game developers to bring their visions and areas of expertise to new audiences," he said.

But even if F.E.A.R. 3 is the scariest game on the market, will it be able to stand out in an over-crowded genre? "The FPS genre certainly is a competitive market but we are quite confident that F.E.A.R. 3's unique take on co-op will enhance the F.E.A.R. games' hallmark features of paranormal horror, intense close quarters combat, and immersive story-telling to make it stand out from the crowd," he said.

F.E.A.R. 3 is slated to hit the market in Q3 2010... probably a predictable October 31 date since gamers are already spooked up on Halloween.

  • titdoctor
  • shin0bi272
    It looks like a nice story but these early screenshots look like poo
  • xyzionz
    F.E.A.R.1 scared the crap out of me at least I finish it, cause I play at my shop which got a lot of people.
    F.E.A.R.2 scared the crap out of me till I can't finish the game cause I moved my office back to my house with not really that much people.
    F.E.A.R.3 depends on where I am, or I just watch it on youtube, Haha
    But weird enough, I don't think Dead Space and Doom3 scares me cause I finish them a few times might due to I know that those monsters are out in space, and F.E.A.R.'s Alma...She might exist...
  • Supertrek32
    Fear 1 wasn't scary at all. I never played it, but all the reviews I've read said fear 2 wasn't as scary as the first. I'm not expecting much from the third.

    The penetrator's freaking hilarious, if that counts for anything.
  • HansVonOhain
    I played Fear 2. It was scary for me. I cannot imagine what the developers are up to. Those people behind the screens making the game must be nuts!
  • liquidsnake718
    sounds good, havent played any of them but I might try
  • tomb raider used to scare me...
  • eklipz330
    i'd be surprised if it was scarier than the penumbra series... god damn..

    but then again, i have a strong hunch that this is just hype.. it have a feeling it's gonna fall flat on it's face
  • dEAne
    Don't play it when your alone.
  • Parsian
    lol for a sec, i thought im reading an Onion News article...