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.
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Very Positive (296 reviews) - 84% of the 296 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Very Positive (18,051 reviews) - 87% of the 18,051 user reviews for this game are positive.
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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13 of 13 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
17.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 10
Great free psychological horror with a scope on horror that I've never exactly experienced before.
As an understatement, probably one of the best game I've ever played.
The co-op is fun, the solo is immersive and thought-provoking.
What am I dragging this out for? It's free, download it!
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11 of 11 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
38.8 hrs on record
Posted: September 5
Truly one of the best horror games I ever played.

That is, as soon as I got it to run properly. It would often spaz out after playing an hour or so, but I noticed that if I went into the options menu and changed the resolution every now and again (so that all textures etc. got reloaded) the game ran perfectly.

Now, the gameplay:

A lot of modern horror games seem to think that there is nothing scarier than not being able to defend yourself. While that is indeed a scary thought (and works wonders in Outlast), knowing that you can indeed effectively defend yourself in Cry of Fear can have an inverted effect. You and only you are responsible for your survival. Success depends largely on your capability to react properly and not give in to fear.

If you're looking for a a really really good scary game that has a very disturbing and grim tone, this is the game for you. Try not to get depressed while playing it.

The one downside to this is the voice acting. The Swedish accent doesn't bother me, it's just that the voice acting doesn't sound like the actors meant it.
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11 of 14 people (79%) found this review helpful
7 people found this review funny
Recommended
11.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 31
someone quit after the first screamer. i quit when i picked up the camera. and got the jumpscare. and played the game. and then proceded to get my ♥♥♥ kicked repeatedly by things that needed light. and boss fights and...
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
28.8 hrs on record
Posted: September 17
trust me, its worth the horrible nightmares
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6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
83.4 hrs on record
Posted: September 17
Pfscht ! pfscht Pfscht pfscht pfscht pfscht pfscht (y)
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
46.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 29
If i play this game i come to my limits.

Ambient 10/10

Psychatric Destroyer 10/10

Graphics and Atmosphere 10/10

Story 1000000/10



That's one of my shortest reviews ever.
One sence over:

It's a damn Free 2 Play Horror Game! Take your ♥♥♥♥♥♥ paper, your revive machine and your best stuffed animal
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
Recommended
14.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 8
This is the first horror shooting fukken jumpscare shed game i have been play

SPOOKY AS FUQ
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 2
got the game 3 minutes in aleady fell out of chair and ♥♥♥♥ my self and i said to myself it cant any worst then this right? 4 more minutes fell out chair and needed a change of pants and then i said just give it 1 more try and at this point i propbly have a skull indent now and smell of ♥♥♥♥ so im going to give it one last shot after that nearly had a heart attack and died then i was like nope ♥♥♥♥ this im getting the ♥♥♥♥ out of here then this zombie thing lunges at me and i fell out of my chair now im bleeding from the side of my head and uninstalled the damn thing before it haunts my computer 10/01 if you want a skull indent and ♥♥♥♥ yourself
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: September 24
>Launches game
>watches creepy cut scene
>jumpscare
>cry
>uninstall
>remove from library
10/10 most exciting 20 minutes of my entire life.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
4.6 hrs on record
Posted: September 4
This game. I never did the Story, I did Co-Op with my friend. Absolutely confused to hell about everything going on. We killed Simon about 4 times, lots of glitches and some bs moments, but damn I had a hell lot of fun playing this game. No Offense to the people who made this, but it was so bad it was good. Lots of Love- Professor
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General Cornwaffle
5.3 hrs
Posted: October 1
One simple thing that absolutely kills me is the fact that the coding for this game is outright broken from the very start.
B R O K E N

Right after you beat the first camera part, the game will freeze/crash right at the transition to Chapter One. It will do this every time, at any setting, at any resolution.
Seriously, I can play the first camera sequence with my eyes closed I've played it so many times because it's the ONLY thing that works! And then it'll stop working right after.
Look at my playtime! That's just from playing the camera sequence to see if the damn thing will work after.

I've, literally, tried everything any dev has ever suggested on forums, everything others users said worked for them, and ideas of my own, and nothing has worked. The game refuses to work!


But, simply putting the map name in the console at the main menu will cause Chapter One to load up with no problems.

The very fact that they couldn't even code level transitions right proves $hit coders. Sure, they coded it, but they did it in a way that makes the game die on that transition.

I was unable to play the game for three years because of that fuc%ing $hit a$$ coding, but until someone told me about the map name console command I was able to play the game.
What a fatal flaw the game has that it will up and die on the transition to the very first chapter of the game.

What's more, the fact the devs have done absolutely nothing to the game since its release three years ago shows they don't give a damn about the game anymore and have completely abandoned it. Which is weird considering this was their pride and joy, the thing that took up most of their lives to make, and they just throw it out there in the state it's in and not give a damn about the game breaking bugs and errors that make it absolutely unplayable.

Words cannot expressed how pi$$sed this game made me, having spent over four hours throughout three years trying to get this thing to work, only to find out it's the devs fault for making a $hitty code.
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Starlite
27.4 hrs
Posted: September 30
dis game pretty spooky and good
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Legend56
0.2 hrs
Posted: September 30
this game still scares me damn it
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Blobfish
1.8 hrs
Posted: September 30
Like Outlast but more scary...


10/10 would restart again.
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Lizard-Dick
0.1 hrs
Posted: September 29
dayum daniel

also -rep not gud multiplayar
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Bunnychum
4.7 hrs
Posted: September 29
is very good
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[TR]Scorpion
6.0 hrs
Posted: September 29
Weird and definitly creative monsters, jumpscares, really hard puzzles and a perfect story. These are the reasons for you to play this game. This game is one of the best game I have ever played. It really effects you mentally. I am deffinitly suporting this game and I suggest it.
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Glendid Spiraffe
1.7 hrs
Posted: September 29
The biggest killer is the ammo.
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paiden.glick123
0.2 hrs
Posted: September 28
it wont let me play the game, how do i fix that to where i can
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