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 (327 reviews) - 85% of the 327 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Very Positive (18,028 reviews) - 87% of the 18,028 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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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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Frank The Pug
0.9 hrs
Posted: September 24
I will never get enough of Cry of Fear and I still can not. I remember playing it on a ♥♥♥♥♥♥ laptop that ran the game at about 30 fps. I now run it as smooth as a paper cut through the weebing between your fingers, however some days I like to turn off my lights, and cap the game at 30 fps just for those memories of sleepless nights. A really great game and a really fun story. I would reccomend checking it out if you love horror. That and it is free so even if you don't get the game anyways.
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Certainly Not Miracle-
8.3 hrs
Posted: September 24
The best horror FREE game on steam. Try it now! It has multiplayer functions.
You don't need to expend a dime for anything.
Best for lan parties with friends at a sleepover. :D

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pearkym
2.0 hrs
Posted: September 24
fun game for lan parties, will update when i've played it drunk
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Crabman
18.9 hrs
Posted: September 24
Hey, not that bad!
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OSTROV040_Ox's
5.9 hrs
Posted: September 24
игра очень прикольная и психоделическая или как там это называется + это фри 2 плей поиграть на стримчике или ночью или это вообще игра на одно прохождение на ютуб, я ее за 6 ч уделал я бы дал этой игре 5.7\10. жаль что гейплей коротковатый и графон такой себе ток фпс проседал под 70 га моём то ПуКа. в любом случае я ее рекомендую!!11111
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B4TM4NN
0.2 hrs
Posted: September 24
Can play coopa by clicking in host server? Have to use hamachi? ♥♥♥♥ that.
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Dooley011
0.4 hrs
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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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
39 of 57 people (68%) found this review helpful
45 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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19 of 22 people (86%) found this review helpful
27 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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12 of 12 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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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: August 28
I don't want to play this alone :(
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4 of 4 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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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
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
4 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
Recommended
6.7 hrs on record
Posted: August 28
A very well made psychological-horror game. It really does perfect the art of horror, the atmosphere, the small details. Just a few minor flaws such as it not aging as well as other games, and the questionable voice acting. Also, you can play this with friends!
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