F.E.A.R. 3 Does Live Action Exploding Barrels

F.E.A.R. 3 Does Live Action Exploding Barrels

A blend of live action and in-game graphics might seem ill-advised, as the transition to 20 seconds or so of gameplay in this new F.E.A.R. 3 trailer is a little jarring. But one has to consider live action exploding barrels.

Cooperative live action exploding barrels, that is, as this cinematic trailer shows off that “divergent co-op” the publisher has been touting, thanks to flesh and blood versions of Point Man and Paxton Fettel. Unconventional, maybe, but entertaining. Right?

F.E.A.R. 3 – or if you prefer, F.3.A.R. – is in the hands of new developer Day 1 Studios and famed horror director John Carpenter, bound for release on the Xbox 360, PC and PlayStation 3 sometime this year.


  • I really hope they change the name from F.3.A.R. to F.E.A.R. 3.

    Also I hope this game isn’t banned in Australia.

  • Oh god they ARE calling it “F3AR”? I’d ignore the game on the spot if I’d never played the first two…

  • If Carpenter is in on it, I might actually give it a look. Fear was great, but 2 was so meh, I quit about 2 hours in.

  • I’m a little concerned that the story is looking a little confused ala the later Saw movies that just saw the story as “do lots of scary stuff”. Point Man is not supposed to be a one dimensional killing machine, but that’s what it looks like in these trailers so far. But we’ll see, I will definitely buy based on the first 2 games being really good.

  • Love this series of games, but this didn’t really help it… the CGI put on Paxton(?) was awful… hoping at least the gameplay is good.

  • Im not terribly excited about this game. The direction they are taking with these cheesy videos is horrible in my opinion.

    The gameplay showed just seems to be more of the same. The graphics dont seem to have changed much. Anybody who says “oh but its just the beta” can shove it. Everybody should know by now you get a pretty damn good picture of a game from a demo or video. They usually leave it the way it is or at the most do minor tweaks.

    Im not a fan of the name (or “logo”) either. Are they trying to be clever? It looks horrible too.

    A big meh. But I will probably end up playing it if it doesn’t *completely* bomb, simply because I finished the first one and the second is on my to-do-list.

  • that looked terrible, im sorry it might be a good game but that trailer was god aweful, and the guy that was glowing with red stuff – someone needs to work on their skills.

  • Who’s the fat guy they hired to play Paxton in the live action segments? Seriously wtf, Fettel must have been laying into the Twinkies since FEAR 2.

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