FEAR 3 Achievements

Head Crab Removal

20 kills with a crowbar  

This achievement can be done in the story mode as Fettel or in Soul King. When playing as Fettel or the Wraith, you'll need to possess a psycho who is wielding a crowbar and kill 20 enemies. If you lose the body find another one and keep killing until this achievement pops.

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User Comments
Comment #1 by viconaz
Monday, May 23, 2011 @ 09:11:28 PM

omg half life

Comment #2 by TheUglyCasanova
Monday, May 23, 2011 @ 09:17:11 PM

Psh rip off.

Comment #3 by Nevander
Monday, May 23, 2011 @ 09:40:41 PM

Half-Life RIP OFF. This is upsetting.

Comment #4 by Black Mesa Inc
Monday, May 23, 2011 @ 10:19:05 PM

You idiots, they're not ripping anything off, it's called an homage.

Comment #5 by Lordvader178
Tuesday, May 24, 2011 @ 12:32:39 AM

@ #2 and 3: Shut up, learn the meaning of rip-off before you pretend to be a gamer.

Comment #6 by SheikTijl
Tuesday, May 24, 2011 @ 07:22:19 AM


Comment #7 by a dying animal
Tuesday, May 24, 2011 @ 08:36:09 AM

Idiots, it is a rip off of that device they use to open crates (SARCASM)

Comment #8 by Gentleman
Tuesday, May 24, 2011 @ 09:32:50 AM

Notice how both #2 and #3 are Underground and "Pro"? It says a lot.

No offence to #4 though.

Comment #9 by Infomouse
Tuesday, May 24, 2011 @ 02:48:03 PM

C'mon guys! They are paying homage to a great series. Not like adding fun things like this for their fans is hurting anything right?

Comment #10 by Phenoviral
Tuesday, May 24, 2011 @ 05:29:57 PM

Wow. It's a reference to show that they appreciate the game series.

Did Valve rip off Dead Rising when they released the 'Zombie Genocidist' achievement?
Did Dead Rising rip off Valve by putting in the Witch graffiti in Dead Rising 2?

No. Fewls. Ffffewwwls! Hiding in METAL BOKSES.

Comment #11 by Nevander
Tuesday, May 24, 2011 @ 11:05:58 PM

Let's get something straight.

To #4, it may be a homage but to me it's a rip off because they're naming something of their own based on another game. To me it's like stealing names and ideas.

To #5, I am way more of a gamer than you I guarantee. I've been gaming since Doom on PC way back in the day so you can just shut up now.

To #8, what does my gamer zone have anything to do with this? Number 9's is also, what's your point?

To #10, to some it's a reference but like I said to number 4, to me it's a rip off because they are taking another idea and putting it in their game. With Valve and Dead Rising, they're both about zombies so they at least have something in common other than both being shooters. Also, since when does a developer truly appreciate another game series? There a

Comment #12 by Nevander
Tuesday, May 24, 2011 @ 11:07:24 PM

...are different developers because they make different games, they have different ideas, and they all compete to make their game the best.

Comment #13 by tunaleg
Tuesday, May 24, 2011 @ 11:54:57 PM

^ so stupid

Comment #14 by Pwnedbyspas
Wednesday, May 25, 2011 @ 10:16:47 AM

ALERT ALERT Nevander is a gigantic faggot. /Abandon Thread.

Comment #15 by Nevander
Wednesday, May 25, 2011 @ 03:12:18 PM

It's funny how both #13 and #14 just troll and have nothing to add to the argument. Go troll elsewhere. Also, #14, it's not a thread, it's an achievement comment column. Get it right.

Comment #16 by Sean1234
Wednesday, May 25, 2011 @ 05:15:44 PM

@Nevander Dude its just a reference, not really a rip-off. A LOT of games have them. like #5 said, learn what rip-off means before accusing someone or something.

Comment #17 by HugTheBear
Thursday, May 26, 2011 @ 04:20:55 AM

Nevander is an idiot. FACT

Comment #18 by Infomouse
Thursday, May 26, 2011 @ 02:14:29 PM

Whoa guys, no need to rip on someone who doesn't share the same opinion as you. Leave Nevander alone and troll somewhere else.

Comment #19 by doctor lollypop
Thursday, May 26, 2011 @ 03:01:28 PM

guy you can't out argue Nevander he been playing doom in his mother basement since 1993

Comment #20 by Phenoviral
Sunday, May 29, 2011 @ 07:04:41 AM

Jeeesus. Nevander, i disagree with what you're saying as regards to the reference. It's just stupid the amount of trolling you're getting, though. Doesn't help solve anything.

I appreciate what you're saying, but the mention of a Headcrab whilst not having any such thing in the actual game screams more of a reference than a rip-off to me. There are similarities to a certain extent, the possessed in this game tend to have a bit of zombie-esque features (such as continuing to come at you after being dismembered), which is a similarity other than just being a shooter.

If they were to just take the Headcrab idea (which is a rather cool and suitably original take on zombies), paste it into the game, and call it something different, then that would be a rip-off. The copy of only the name (

Comment #21 by Phenoviral
Sunday, May 29, 2011 @ 07:05:46 AM

... If they were to just take the Headcrab idea (which is a rather cool and suitably original take on zombies), paste it into the game, and call it something different, then that would be a rip-off. The copy of only the name (and not the idea itself) shows more that they appreciate the original idea, but are not just pasting it into their own.

Also, its always nice to meet somebody else who loved the original Doom. I was busy scarring my life with that stuff at the age of six. ^w^

Comment #22 by Velpro Shoes
Sunday, June 05, 2011 @ 08:25:37 PM

I know right that one guy is such a loser and he must also be a ______.

Oh wait this is an achievement website showing one for 20 kills with a crowbar...that must be why everyone is arguing. GROW UP .

Comment #23 by matdan1212
Tuesday, June 21, 2011 @ 07:38:41 AM

Wow such a whingefest over an achievement title and description can't keep anyone happy these days.

Comment #24 by xXReverianXx
Wednesday, June 22, 2011 @ 03:09:41 AM

At least I'm ok :o

Comment #25 by ginuwine_import
Wednesday, June 22, 2011 @ 06:26:05 AM

Comment #11 by Nevander
Tuesday, May 24, 2011 @ 11:05:58 PM

"...With Valve and Dead Rising, they're both about zombies so they at least have something in common other than both being shooters..."

last time I checked, Dead Rising was an Action/ Adventure Horror and not a shooter.

Comment #26 by blackzr
Wednesday, June 22, 2011 @ 05:45:23 PM

And I just think this achievement as a simple easter egg...

It's just for little reference and humor. It shows the developer loves Half Life.

Comment #27 by akibab
Thursday, June 23, 2011 @ 08:13:14 PM

yeah i agree with #26 its just to show a little reference to the game half life, there not trying to steal anything

Comment #28 by CellFrame
Friday, June 24, 2011 @ 11:07:49 AM

Does anyone know where crowbars are to be found? I've come across a few in chapter 3 but I couldn't pick em up.

Comment #29 by StingierArc
Friday, June 24, 2011 @ 11:38:35 AM

question can someone tell us how to get the achievement or are u guys going to argue about rip-offs or homage or whatever

Comment #30 by jaysquared2
Friday, June 24, 2011 @ 01:17:00 PM

^ Exactly what I'm wondering.

Comment #31 by OneBgBdArtemis
Friday, June 24, 2011 @ 01:18:14 PM

Agreed with number 29, how 'bout where the hell IS the crowbar....oh and btw, to poster number 3, I suppose you don't like or condone what Duke Nukem has done either with their chievos, I personally thinks they are showing respect and where they drew their influences from, and with everything tied in, it makes it more interesting to see that developers are people too who take inspiration from the things that they admire, now about that chievo. W H E R E... I S... T H E... C R O W B A R?~~

Comment #32 by akibab
Friday, June 24, 2011 @ 03:41:00 PM

to get the achievement you have to play as fettel cause he is the only one who can hold the crowbar

Comment #33 by balmungdx
Friday, June 24, 2011 @ 03:41:13 PM

After completing missions as Point Man, you unlock the ability to replay them with Paxton Fettel. Try pressing LT on an enemy as Paxton and then Y to possess them. By possessing a maniac, you will be able to pick up and use crowbars if he doesn't have one already.

Comment #34 by jaysquared2
Friday, June 24, 2011 @ 05:20:15 PM

^Or you can just play Practice Mode on Soul King. Set it up for 3 rounds at 3mins each on the level Black Gold. Round 2 will have the zombie-like people and you simply just need to possess one that is holding a crowbar, then just whack away at 20 people and the cheevo will pop. I can confirm this works.

Comment #35 by Lordvader178
Saturday, June 25, 2011 @ 11:08:59 AM


By this logic, Dead Rising ripped off Megaman because it included his costume and HIS WEAPON.

Comment #36 by balmungdx
Saturday, June 25, 2011 @ 04:18:05 PM

Also, I dunno why people are trolling this achievement so hard for being "ripped off." "No Can Defense!" is paying homage to one of the more famous lines from Karate Kid and no one has bothered to call that one ripped off.

Comment #37 by Evil409
Saturday, June 25, 2011 @ 10:52:23 PM

i really don't believe it to be a "rip off" of half life, but i don't see a point in arguing with idiots that think it is.

on what i think is the actual topic of the achievement, what level is this on so i know ahead of time to be on the look-out?

Comment #38 by blackbrainCL
Saturday, June 25, 2011 @ 11:58:07 PM

You don't have to read all this conversation. If you only want how to get the cheevo read #33 and #34 comments only.

thanks to #33 and #34.

Comment #39 by deathaid
Sunday, June 26, 2011 @ 07:22:45 AM

Sounds like a Condemned 2 chevio ; (

Comment #40 by deathaid
Sunday, June 26, 2011 @ 07:26:58 AM

Check out the new duke nukem game for multiple "rip off" lines lol

Comment #41 by blackzr
Sunday, June 26, 2011 @ 10:05:05 AM

#37 It's on interval 3, where cultists appear first time.

Comment #42 by nass
Sunday, June 26, 2011 @ 03:48:00 PM


Comment #43 by Opiate42
Wednesday, June 29, 2011 @ 08:54:27 AM

I can't see a red crowbar without thinking WWGFD?

Half Life and other Valve game references are a part of life. A good, entertaining part of life.

Just be glad there is no cake or potato batteries.

Or incendiary lemons.

Comment #44 by Opiate42
Wednesday, June 29, 2011 @ 08:56:43 AM

Oh, 'Splosion Man's "Not A Portal Reference" achievement. Collect the cake in the game, that one made me chuckle.

Comment #45 by Stormcrow1975
Thursday, June 30, 2011 @ 10:02:44 PM

I think references like these in games are awesome. If I were one of the developers of the referenced game I would take it as a compliment.

Comment #46 by Finnisher
Friday, July 01, 2011 @ 10:18:31 AM

I wonder if Nevander ever played S.T.A.L.K.E.R. (not sure if it's the first part or Clear Sky) in which the have a clear link with Half-Life. Because in this game you will find a dead person which looks a bit like Gordon Freeman. Near the body there's a PDA which if remembered correctly has Gordons name in it and also some sort of diary which reads something like: "Had to sold my beloved crowbar today for a lump of bread".
I really wonder what Nevander would call that... A Rip Off?, stealing?, a developer laking idea's? Or just what it is: A Homage and/or Tribute.

Comment #47 by Finnisher
Friday, July 01, 2011 @ 10:24:21 AM

Yes, i know STALKER is a PC game but still a great one!
But any ways I don't get the entire discussion of is it a rip off or not. I mean come it's just an achievement and in fact I find it a funny and cleverly found one. The could have also named it: "20 Crowbar Kills" but instead the looked for a cool and funny name.
So hé if you don't like the name, don't play the game. Simple as that.

Comment #48 by ManWitThePlan
Monday, July 04, 2011 @ 11:54:27 AM

Fun Fact: Valve's - Headcrab / Achievement's - Head Crab. Well what do you know, they are two different things. They did NOT steal an idea, they DID reference HEADCRABS AND HEADCRAB ZOMBIES with the fun space in the title. Now stop fighting and arguing with idiot #3 and play the game and have fun!

Comment #49 by Leone Phelps
Friday, July 15, 2011 @ 07:28:54 AM

@17 This man is correct.
Also, thanks @33 and @34 for the help

Comment #50 by weazel14ls
Sunday, July 17, 2011 @ 11:30:25 PM

thank you @34.

Comment #51 by blakemart
Monday, July 25, 2011 @ 11:35:13 PM

Does it really matter where they got this idea from? People argue about nothing all the time. Yes I'm sure the got it from half life but every single game we play today has built itself from games from previous years and it makes the game better. If producers didn't take ideas from other games than we'd still be in the doom era. Every shooter game you could say is stolen from goldeneye. This game is innovative in many areas like the 2 player coop fettel and point man so to say this game is a clone is stupid.

Comment #52 by beardan
Friday, August 26, 2011 @ 09:03:45 PM

arguing over the internet is like the special olympics.. even if you win you're still retarded

Comment #53 by FaSCoRP
Tuesday, September 06, 2011 @ 09:20:52 AM

I still have to do this

Comment #54 by inmate00187
Monday, December 19, 2011 @ 04:59:27 PM

you people seriously need to get jobs

Comment #55 by ME5HUGGAH
Sunday, April 22, 2012 @ 05:10:27 PM

Jobs? Lives, even.

Comment #56 by darkmikasonfire
Thursday, July 19, 2012 @ 03:34:47 PM

LOL seeing the people's argument at the top of this is great amusement. lol an better gamer because he played on the PC lol, i played an atari, i guess that makes me boss LOL; so stupid.

only jumpers have them (the crazy shits), you have to become on to pick them up, not sure why pointman can't pick them up but whatever.

Comment #57 by SlapYouSilly86
Saturday, August 11, 2012 @ 08:54:21 AM

who cares if they were "ripping off" or "paying homage" to another game.. THIS GAME is TERRIBLE !!! my girlfriend payed 14.99 for this game !!! eb games should be charged for robbery lol

Comment #58 by freedog11
Thursday, August 16, 2012 @ 06:40:19 AM

lol i forgot what game head crabs were in lol half life havn't played that for a long time. and why is a half life referance in fear 3 and a giant weird what looks like plushie of a head crab on a dead guy in interval 08 or 07 ( the on where becket dies.)

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US June 21, 2011
Europe June 24, 2011

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