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Re-Named F.E.A.R. Multiplayer Available for Free Aug. 17

Sierra Ent. has renamed the multiplayer component from the award-winning PC title, F.E.A.R. (FIRST ENCOUNTER ASSAULT RECON) to F.E.A.R. COMBAT, and will be made available to the public as a free download on Aug. 17, 2006.

F.E.A.R. COMBAT is the complete multiplayer component of F.E.A.R., and includes all the updates, additional official maps and additional official game modes all in one downloadable file. F.E.A.R. COMBAT users may play against the owners of the retail version of F.E.A.R., as well as the other F.E.A.R. COMBAT users.

F.E.A.R. COMBAT features:* 10 Multiplayer Game modes.* 19 Multiplayer Maps.* 12 different weapons.* Punkbuster support for anti cheat support.* The capability to download user generated content.

To play F.E.A.R. COMBAT, players may go to and register to obtain their free, Combat keycode. When the file is made available for download on Aug. 17, consumers can install, enter their keycode and get ready to join F.E.A.R. COMBAT.

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