Video game thrillers are scarce. Perhaps that's why David Cage's sophisticated masterpiece affects us so deeply. One scene in particular, which sees you dicing with death as you speed down the WRONG side of a freeway, left us checking our trousers for stains. There's more where that came from.
The key to F.E.A.R.'s "fear factor" is Alma, a creepy little girl who pops up every now and again to scare the bejesus out of you. There's something about creepy little girls that sends shivers up the spine of even the bravest souls. Not for the faint of heart.