Fear Effect 2: Retro Helix

Year: 2001

Publisher: Edios Interactive, Inc.

Developer: Kronos Digital Entertainment

Country: USA

Genre: Action-adventure

Platform: PlayStation


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The PlayStation action-adventure game Fear Effect allows players to control one of three mercenaries (Hana, Deke, or Glas) searching for the missing daughter of a powerful Hong Kong mobster. Gameplay involves confronting human and non-human enemies. Fear Effect’s sequel, Retro Helix, reprises the character of Hana as the sole player-character and introduces Rain Qin, rumored to be Hana’s girlfriend.

LGBTQ  references in this game:  

Hana and Rain

See also QRM’s entry for this game.


  1. Fear Effect. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fear_Effect
  2. Fear Effect 2: Retro Helix. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fear_Effect_2:_Retro_Helix
  3. Smith, D. (February 21, 2001). Fear Effect 2: Retro Helix. IGN. Retrieved from http://www.ign.com/articles/2001/02/22/fear-effect-2-retro-helix