To be honest, I love the fear games but I was a little bit disappointed in fear 3. It had some neat features like co-op campaign where you use paxton and can take control of enemies and the multiplayer was fun for a while, but I found myself bored with it after a month. I haven't played this new resident evil but I am a fan of the series as well and I have pre-ordered it. If I had to say right now, I would say get resident evil because fear 3 didn't really do it for me. It wasn't the worst game I have played, but re sounds very promising and from the reviews, I hear more good things than bad, look up some reviews of both games tho before you buy, or rent them, but since I have played fear 3, I'm going to bet that operation raccoon city will be better with more replay value.