The third game in the supernatural FPS series looks to be shaking up its multiplayer offering a bit with a few fresh modes. We have the Contractions mode where you and some friends tear up wave after wave of baddies. It’s similar to Gears of War’s Horde, Halo’s Firefight or Left 4 Dead’s Survival mode, but with a twist. Instead of holding out in one area it looks like you can search out new weapons and barricade yourself in certain areas so whether you’re the offensive or defensive type you’ll be rewarded for either. Then there’s the Soul Survivor and Soul King modes that introduce phantoms and possession into the mix, forcing you to fight against your former allies.
By far my favorite is the F**KING RUN mode where you do exactly what the mode’s name implies: fucking run. I like that this one really requires you to work as a team in a unique way, helping incapacitated teammates and clearing the road of bad guys before the wave of death and destruction catches up to you. I’ll admit I’ve never been a big fan of the series’ multiplayer but there are definitely a few modes I’ll be checking out when F.3.A.R. releases on the PS3, Xbox 360 and PC on May 24th (and May 26th for those across the pond).