Replica Recon Soldiers are the first Replicas the Point Man engages in combat and they're the first Replicas to be seen, appearing throughout the South River Wastewater Treatment Plant. They are significantly weaker than the other Replica soldiers found later in the game, able to take much less damage and having slightly worse aim. They do not use special weapons, such as the 10mm HV Penetrator or ASP Rifle. Notably, many of them are seen wearing night-vision goggles.
Replica Recon Soldiers also appear in F.E.A.R.: Extraction Point and F.E.A.R.: Perseus Mandate. Being the weakest Replica unit, they are once again present exclusively during the beginning missions. But even with standard equipment, they can be lethal on higher difficulties, due to the shortage of the player's arsenal and their superiority in numbers.
F.E.A.R. First Encounter Assault Recon Edit
F.E.A.R. Extraction Point Edit
F.E.A.R. Perseus MandateEdit