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F.E.A.R. 2 Armored Front DLC Review

May 21, 2009

F.E.A.R. 2 Armored Front DLC Review
By: Steven Hopper

New DLC offers two new maps and face customizing features.

The second online map pack for the F.E.A.R. 2, Armored Front adds two new maps to the game’s prominent online mode, Armored Front. Armored Front is a team-based mode where two sides fight over 5 different spawnpoints throughout the map, pushing forward with each captured point. Each player on your team has a specific weapon set, including sniper rifles, combat shotguns, and so on. However, the real mitigating factor in each multiplayer match comes from each sides’ use of their EPAs, gigantic mech vehicles capable of raining down copious amounts of gunfire. In order to use your EPAs, you must have at least two captured spawnpoints, meaning that things can spiral down rather quickly if your team starts to lose.

F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin Xbox 360 screenshots

The Armored Front Map Pack delivers two new maps to fans of the Armored Front mode – Decoy and Conductor. Set in an abandoned Replica training facility, Decoy has you running through combat exercise courses while trying to push your way through your opponent’s defenses. The Conductor map takes place in a trainyard, which boasts a large ground level area as well as various catwalks and higher surfaces for snipers or players looking to provide their teammates with cover fire and protection.

Each of the two new maps has a pretty wide open layout on the ground level and built with mechs in mind, allowing you to move your EPAs fairly unrestricted through the area while still offering plenty of harder-to-access areas for those looking to stay out of the EPA’s way.

F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin Xbox 360 screenshots

Aside from the new maps, the Armored Front Map Pack also introduces four new custom heads to load-out. The new character faces are pulled from the game’s single-player campaign, and switching them in the load-out screen is a snap.

The F.E.A.R. 2 Armored Front DLC offers two great maps for the what is arguably the game’s most compelling online mode, meaning that online F.E.A.R. 2 fans will definitely want to take a look at this map pack. The Armored Front DLC launches today on Xbox LIVE for 560 Microsoft Points.

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