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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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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22 of 25 people (88%) found this review helpful
31 people found this review funny
Recommended
5.9 hrs on record
Posted: August 30
0 underwear left/10
See, many other reviews state that you will need [multiple pairs of] new underwear after playing this game. What they don't state is that you will suffer three heart attacks, a stroke, two seizures and a stubbed toe...



Don't worry too much though, after a little while there wont be anything left to fill your underwear with.
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42 of 62 people (68%) found this review helpful
56 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 28
On my to-do list
1) Played Game
2) Loaded Game
3) Waited for game to load
4) Had a magical camera in game
5) Had a photo shoot
6) Saw door at far distance
7) Deleted game
8) After a few months and years decide its time beat this game
9)...
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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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10 of 13 people (77%) found this review helpful
6 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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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 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
1 person 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
5 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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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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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
2.0 hrs on record
Posted: September 4
2 Years Ago, Played The Game w/ A Friend, Got 0.7 hours in, we both deleted the game
Now, I started a YT channel and am now going to record it
My thoughts "♥♥♥♥ me...."
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[CG] DeensuBiceps
2.0 hrs
Posted: September 28
no matter the graphics or gameplay or sound
this game scares the living ♥♥♥♥ out of you just by its jumpscares
dont be fooled, although the game is free, underwear isnt
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PlayArt
16.4 hrs
Posted: September 28
Cry of Fear is scary awesome.
AAA!!!
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KlepondanImouto-nya
5.6 hrs
Posted: September 27
i pee in my pants while im playing this game
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HarlemHusky
1.5 hrs
Posted: September 27
i am crying fears from my eyes hAHAHAHA
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OMGitsaWarCat
3.7 hrs
Posted: September 27
Funny game with interesting sound and monsters :D

!!! I do not care dislike. Nobody change my mind !!!
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DirtyySauce
0.3 hrs
Posted: September 26
This Game is garbage. Couldn't even get the CO-OP to work. Couldn't see games, couldn't join a friend through steam.

There are better games out there.
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Draven Crow
16.1 hrs
Posted: September 26
Cry of Fear is definitely an Indie effort at making a new Monolith styled game and for those of you who don't know what I mean by Monolith I mean games life the FEAR series, Condemned series and even Blood 1 and Blood 2 all of which all things in common, they were shooters for the most part (though condemned is the oddball since it is a survival game like Cry of Fear), they all have extreme horror spirit and elements, they pride on the shooter past of silent protagonists (except Blood which is also like Cry of Fear as the protagonist is voiced), they all bear twisted nightmarish creatures, they all have some pretty f-ed up gruesome images as in headless people with bloody necks and spines sticking out and all as well as rolling heads, they all seem to have a psychotic antagonist except Blood which only has a power-monger and they all have those crazy hallucination or psychic breakdown moments where the world warps itself into a twisted nightmare and Silent Hill is no exception save it is dimension based. Anyways, enough of the comparisons since most every major horror game is either a carbon copy of another with an entirely different story and set of realism laws or inspired by one another in uncanny ways it is of little point, for me, Cry of Fear seems to be a game made for veteran gamers instead of making the easy mode easy to get through with console codes and casual gamer friendly challenges whereas the rest of the game's modes exiles all of that in favor of challenging the player, nope we don't get that since we are either vets or 'go home and cry in your pillow noob' gamers. Yes I know the rest of the gaming industry makes games way too easy these days and there doesn't seem to be enough challenge anymore but the idea of making the easy mode easier than making a sandwhich would be nice, the rest of the game can kick our sorry asses into the next year kicking, crying and screaming for mercy only for it to answer 'the best of humanity is wasted on sad sorry sods who are the likes of you'. The music is good for a horror based game but it also seems to coincide with the doomer moments of the game. The story is about a depressed teenager trying to solve the great riddle about himself to understand the reason for the fact he exists at all when it seems his life went to hell straight after the accident he got into, he clearly seems to have this emo-ish attitude when meeting his girlfriend, the cuts on his wrist where he stabs the morphine in, how he overreacts to everything and is quite squeemish, when he decides to commit suicide and either he is stopped or he succeeds and the story he tells about how he felt like this background noise of a person as did his girlfriend and says cleary to her "I ♥♥♥♥ing love you!" which leads me to believe he is the only emo video game character out there and there might be others but he seems the prime one. The gameplay could use improvement and also no brief time limit when escaping a collapsing train car on easy mode for god sakes, either that or make Simon able to climb since games nowadays have that grab onto a ledge and pull yourself up thing these days, it would make it less of a stress test to get out of that falling train part when doing certain things seem a ♥♥♥♥♥♥ to do and no I don't know how to do a 'proper angle approach' method, I'm a casual gamer. Between Caleb of Blood and Simon of Cry of Fear, one is a badass and the other is a bit of a wimp, one has awesome arsenal and the other has a crappy inventory meant for an adventure puzzle game, one enjoys battling the craziest, most dangerous and scariest of monsters for to run out would make him depressed and the other has the attitude of every engagement with that lot is grating ever more on his sanity to the point he wants to curl into a ball, wake up and find it was all just a bad dream. That's my two cents and no I haven't done the coop as I'm a lone gamer usually, especially around Halloween.
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PlanetaryDevastation
0.3 hrs
Posted: September 25
16 mins into the game and I'm left confused as to what the ♥♥♥♥ I am supposed to do. I came to a dead end where there was another door, but I had to jump through this window... or was it a mirror? Anyway couldn't, the noise begin to scare me as it felt like it was drawing near. Seeing as I had no idea what else to do... I'd esc and noped the ♥♥♥♥ out of there. It would be good if I knew what the ♥♥♥♥ I was doing. Unfortunately this seems like one of these games which intentionally make you frustrated and ♥♥♥♥♥♥ off.

I see that many people have something like 80 hours on this game. How the hell do you even get pass the beginning, I DON'T ♥♥♥♥ING KNOW! Goodluck
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Chaos of Destruction
0.1 hrs
Posted: September 25
The last time i played this...and never i would thought i would be being giving a negative review of this game. I really was expecting a full on campaign but instead it was multiple and some games that were finished. However none of them made sense cause they didn't connect so honestly i just left the game. However i can see where the devs were going with this, but if your into multiple stories. This is your type game, for me i'm more of a story loner so sorry steam:/.
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NotSaddam | Trading
12.8 hrs
Posted: September 25
Glad it was F2P, that way all I wasted was my time.

Pros - Actually gave me more jumpscares than amnesia.
-F2p

Cons- The rest of the game.
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