On August 17, the multiplayer capabilities of Sierra's freaky PC shooter, F.E.A.R., will be made available for free. This is a pretty surprising announcement, and frankly, we're not sure why Sierra decided to make it free, as the game was released just last year. That said, we can't complain about a free game, especially one as good as this; GameSpot gave F.E.A.R. a 9.1, and called its multiplayer mode "generally excellent."
F.E.A.R. is coming out on the Xbox 360 in November, but we don't know if the multiplayer will be available for free (or perhaps as an inexpensive Xbox Live Arcade download), or if the two games' multiplayer components will be compatible. Either way, PC owners should get ready to get their free frag on next week.