Cry of Fear is a psychological single-player and co-op horror game set in a deserted town filled with horrific creatures and nightmarish delusions. You play as a young man desperately searching for answers in the cold Scandinavian night, finding his way through the city as he slowly descends into madness.
User reviews: Very Positive (12,345 reviews)
Release Date: Apr 25, 2013

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Cry of Fear is a psychological single-player and co-op horror game set in a deserted town filled with horrific creatures and nightmarish delusions. You play as a young man desperately searching for answers in the cold Scandinavian night, finding his way through the city as he slowly descends into madness. With a strong emphasis on cinematic experience, immersion and lateral thinking, players will be taken on a nightmare rollercoaster-ride through the grim streets of Fäversholm and beyond. Not everything is as it seems...

Cry of Fear originally started out as a Half-Life 1 modification, set in the same vein as the classic survival horror games of old. 4 years in the making and picking up several modding awards on the way, it is now a free, standalone game for anyone to enjoy. Beware though, it's not for the faint of heart.

Key Features:

  • Huge single-player campaign with over 8 hours of gameplay
  • Multiple endings and over 20 different unlockables to keep you playing
  • Full length co-op campaign with up to 4 players
  • Strong modding support with 12 custom campaigns and examples included, with requests from modding community listened to and implemented
  • Terrifying and unforgettable atmosphere
  • 24 different and unique weapons to choose from
  • Unlockable extra campaign after beating single-player
  • Original soundtrack comprises over 5 hours of haunting, melodic music

System Requirements

    Minimum:

    • OS:Windows® 7 (32/64-bit)/Vista/XP
    • Processor:1 ghz
    • Memory:1024 MB RAM
    • Graphics:128MB Video Card with OpenGL support
    • Hard Drive:5 GB HD space
    • Additional:Microsoft .NET Framework 4 Required

    Recommended:

    • OS:Windows® 7 (32/64-bit)/Vista/XP
    • Processor:2 ghz
    • Memory:2048 MB RAM
    • Graphics:512MB Video Card with OpenGL support
    • Hard Drive:7 GB HD space
    • Additional:Microsoft .NET Framework 4 Required
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2,358 of 2,468 people (96%) found this review helpful
68 people found this review funny
9.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 22, 2014
Don't be fooled, the game is free but you will have to buy new underwear.
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686 of 738 people (93%) found this review helpful
61 people found this review funny
5.6 hrs on record
Posted: February 19
>Installed
>Ran around taking pictures
>Jumpscared
>New Pants needed
>In some back alley
>Monster chases me
>New pants needed
>Game crashes
>Redo
>Jumpscare again
>New pants needed
>Running out of pants
>Buys new pants
>Back to the game
>Co-op
>Make it to some forest
>Doinggood.jpg
>Jumpscared by screaming girl hanging upside-down
>Out of pants
>Out of money
>Uninstall


12/12
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396 of 436 people (91%) found this review helpful
26 people found this review funny
8.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 2, 2014
☐ Died from gun wound

☐ Died from natural causes

☑ Died from exploding needle trash baby head of death and decay
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606 of 689 people (88%) found this review helpful
22 people found this review funny
19.0 hrs on record
Posted: January 15
Game: Free
New Underwear: $4.99
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165 of 173 people (95%) found this review helpful
8 people found this review funny
7.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 11, 2014
You kill stuff, stuff kills you
If you have friends its awesome
If you dont have friends you will just cry alone in the dark
Its free
So all you need to do is pay for friends

Pros:
shooting stuff
full screen mode
playing co op with friends

Cons:
having no friends to play with
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179 of 205 people (87%) found this review helpful
12 people found this review funny
2.2 hrs on record
Posted: February 1
>Downloaded the game
>Watched long ♥♥♥ cutscene
>Spawn in a dark room
>Spooked already
>Took pictures of X's
>Get insta heart attack from jumpscare that makes me ♥♥♥♥ my pants 20 times

420/69 would heart attack again
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160 of 183 people (87%) found this review helpful
14 people found this review funny
4.8 hrs on record
Posted: January 26
Tactical Beds inbound
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79 of 96 people (82%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
3.0 hrs on record
Posted: December 14, 2014
-Tried playing with my friend but he was scared at the intro and left
-Got up to the first monster
-Freaked out and soiled myself
-Spammed the reboot button
-Cried my eyeballs out
-Friend told me that the monster wouldn't attack me when I'm not armed then I facepalm.

100/10
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146 of 199 people (73%) found this review helpful
13 people found this review funny
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: January 24
I used to walk in the street at night, but then I took a car in the knee
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59 of 68 people (87%) found this review helpful
7 people found this review funny
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: January 2
If you have problems going to the toilet I highly recommend this, just make sure have spare sheets.
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56 of 65 people (86%) found this review helpful
7 people found this review funny
14.5 hrs on record
Posted: March 18
I survived 15 heart attacks before finishing this game.
10/10
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38 of 42 people (90%) found this review helpful
14 people found this review funny
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: March 21
Fixed my constipation.

Thank you 10/10
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43 of 52 people (83%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
8.0 hrs on record
Posted: February 25
Great game with a lot of problems. It's basically just elements from other survival horror games all rolled into one, but it doesn't really mix them all seamlessly. Also the main portion of the game is a fetch quest where you're going back and forth between large areas looking for a couple of items.

Inventory management is very strict as well so you often have to drop very useful items just to keep the game progressing. I also wonder if the voice acting is bad on purpose?

As a horror game it excels. Atmosphere, sound, design, everything looks and plays great but it's just very unfufilled in terms of gameplay. This is a free mod developed by a small team so you've got to give it credit for that, but just don't believe all the hype, this is a game with a lot of issues.

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30 of 32 people (94%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
31.2 hrs on record
Posted: January 23
Let me just say I've never played Half-Life, and knowing Cry of Fear started as a mod of that game makes me very intrigued to try it out, being as Cry of Fear is one of my favorite games on Steam. I have never been so unsettled and on the edge of my seat while playing a video game before in my life. I have played all the Silent Hill games, Siren Blood Curse etc. but none of those games made me feel so happily full of dread as this game. I enjoy being frightened and shocked; to me it's the best part of being alive. I don't know where to start because in my opinion there are so many positive things I can say about this game. For starters, it makes me happy/sad that I finally got to play a protagonist that so openly displays himself as a "cutter". I have a huge amount of respect for the Devs for keeping it in the game. I'm not saying I approve of self-mutilation, on the contrary I am strongly against it, but it is a real thing that many people go through and for the Devs to shed light on this sensitive subject is very brave of them. Certain aspects of the game are challenging, for example: escaping the falling subway. But for me thats what makes it that much more rewarding and enjoyable. the game is very dark and disturbing, so if you are scared of being chased by a lunatic with a chainsaw, claustrophobic or "Facebook", I would think twice before trying this game. The dark matter in the game: self-mutilation, suicide and depression, are present throughout most of the game. The story is very well done, and I appreciate the fact that there are multiple endings (similar to Silent Hill games), which gives some replay value. Along with the extra unlockable content, which includes weapons and alternate clothing options. I've never tried out the co-op or Manhunt mode so I cannot give my opinion on that part of the game. The custom campaigns are a nice add on as well, but I would suggest waiting until you've played the campaign all the way through before playing them to fully appreciate and understand them.
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43 of 57 people (75%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
5.5 hrs on record
Posted: February 13
> enemy snuk on me like a cheeky kunt
> I cried out a "U WOT M8" and 360 noscoped it with my trusty MLG crimson web flip knife
> It took it like a concrete wall and smashed my head in with a hammer
> realized you can dodge in this game
> dodging is for ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ doe
> died 30 times in a row to the first enemy
> realized you can do heroine in this game
> heroine injected kill frenzy initiated (pic related)
> killed two enemies before dying again
> would die again

9/11 never forghetti
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159 of 255 people (62%) found this review helpful
13 people found this review funny
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: January 28
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42 of 57 people (74%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: January 10
Got jumpscared once then uninstalled

10/10
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18 of 20 people (90%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
3.7 hrs on record
Posted: March 20
>Download
>Launch the game
>Disturbing cutscenes
>got jumpscared
>arrived at the hotel
> got a gun
>got jumpscared by a monster under the bed
> wasted many ammo
>cry


'The first horror game that you will never feel safe after got a gun, because it will make things worst then ever' 10/10
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14 of 16 people (88%) found this review helpful
7 people found this review funny
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 13, 2014
step 1. open game
step 2.read warnings about "suiside" and "severe panic attacks"
step 3. ignore the warnings
step 4. s&%T pants
step 5. quit game
step 6. drink off the memories
no but sereiously only get this game if u have the migest balls ever. it makes fnaf look like the teletubbys.
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11 of 13 people (85%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
2.4 hrs on record
Posted: January 3
I thought that my mind is ♥♥♥♥ed, but Simon suprised me.
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