P.A.N.I.C.S Episode

Episode 0.

P.A.N.I.C.S. Episode 0 is the first episode of P.A.N.I.C.S., and is only available in the Director's Edition version of F.E.A.R. First Encounter Assault Recon.


Frank is introduced to the Bravo Squad by the Chief, which involves the team half-heartedly saying "Hi". Bravo 1 informs Frank that, in the event of the Chief dying or getting possessed, he himself will automatically assumes leadership. Frank becomes worried and asks about the possession bit of what the Chief said earlier, but is ignored. Bravo 2 is introduced as the skeptic of the team, and Bravo 3 as the wild one.

The Chief then asks if anyone has any inquiries before the mission, and everyone says no. Frank begins to question if his name is Bravo 4, much to the annoyance of everyone in the room. He then asks why his helmet doesn't seem to produce a swooshing "chuck" sound every time someone speaks, like it appears to with the rest of Bravo Squad. Frank eventually figures out that they're making it with their voices and wonders if their low, heavy voices are faked too.

Bravo 1 replies that the sound is real, and that it is caused by a piece of equipment installed within the helmet. Bravo 2 readily agrees and says his helmet comes with it and a toaster. Bravo 3 adds by saying his helmet has basic cable television access. Frank calls them a bunch of jerks, which is immediately followed by a toaster's "ping" sound and Bravo 2 asking who wants a hot pocket. Frank then \says that he hates the team already.