F.E.A.R. is probably the best first-person-shooter of the year. It's also a slight disappointment.
I say "probably" because we've yet to see Call of Duty 2 or Perfect Dark Zero. The disappointment, I'll get along to later. For now, it can safely be said that this is the most atmospheric, exciting, and thoroughly engrossing shooter I have played since Half-Life 2. It's a better single player offering than Quake 4, and puts every other FPS this year to shame. It's a must-have PC title - one of those games that you owe it to yourself to experience. Whatever else follows, I can't say this enough.