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:
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Very Positive (463 reviews) - 85% of the 463 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Very Positive (16,916 reviews) - 88% of the 16,916 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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Very Positive (463 reviews)
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Very Positive (16,916 reviews)
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Adeius
( 8.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 31
Product received for free
+ Considering how the devs used the GoldSrc engine to make this, the graphics are incredible.
+ Fantastic sound design, very atmospheric.
+ Good-quality soundtrack.
+ Interesting story, plenty of twists-and-turns.
+ Good inventory management, makes players sacrifice tools in exchange for vital items.
+ A few sections, such as the "flare" segment in the subway or the knocking in the apartments, are truly terrifying.

- Below-average gameplay, hit-detection is shoddy.
- Apart from the portions from the game listed on Pro #6, the rest is just a generic monster shoot-em-up; the horror element is lost as enemies are just placed carelessly around, making it predictable.
- Game-breaking bug in Chapter 4: upon leaving the room where you retrieve the second fuse, I (along with numerous other players) ran out of space in my inventory and had to drop an item I deemed useless, which I chose to be a ladder. Once realising my mistake, I went back to find it had glitched through the floor and was unobtainable. Now, the only way out is to restart the playthrough, which should not be an option, given how far into the game this is.
- Bad voice-acting and scriptwork, barely understandable.

Overall: This game had so much potential; excelling graphics (for GoldSrc), chilling sound-design and an intriguing story were completely destroyed by bad gameplay, awful voice-acting, game-ending bugs and lacking horror-elements. However, I still recommend this game - it's free and the few sections that actually result in sending shivers down your spine can actually allow for a good experience.

6/10
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KhrestosS
( 0.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 31
Product received for free
I believe that Cry of Fear was a really good horror game and it still is. It got even better when it became free!
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KnotDotz
( 0.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 30
Absolute crap. Constant crashes can't connect for co op.
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Harlandvsgaming
( 0.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 30
I not scard of video game but this game mad me shitmy self
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frozenriver652
( 4.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 30
Product received for free
I only playe dthis game for a short time and i go freaked out... 10 OUT OF 10, i still cant belive that this is only greenlite, please play and support this game
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entered the game
( 11.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 30
Stupidly fun when your friends are running around scared ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥.
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LRSPAT
( 4.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 30
I like this game but....




































































































nobody will play with me!
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The anus-destroyer
( 14.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 30
great game!, still can't believe that shis game is a mod from 1998 great story as well
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Nightsideofeden
( 2.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 30
Product received for free
I played the first 2 minutes, then quit the game because i was scared. Really spooky
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Cr@sh #Sweeaboo
( 39.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 30
The audio in this game is spine-chilling. One of the few games I've actually been scared throughout. Also, the singpleplayer and multiplayers campaigns are different which is good if you play both because you get more out of it that way.
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Sir ChrOMozones
( 2.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 30
Product received for free
boring Af and not scary
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Flash Bang
( 0.8 hrs on record )
Posted: May 30
Its a free mod. It's real scary. It has lotsa stuff in the game.

9.5/10
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First in Charge
( 0.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 30
The game combat mechanics are a little dull and the collision layers are a bit wrong and the graphics are ugly
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.GEEK.GAMER.
( 0.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 30
i just hate the game
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☠Mista Jay☠
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 30
I along with many others can't get the co-op working within steam. We're being forced to download stuff outside of steam and set it all up to play co-op. No thanks, uninstall. Fix your sh!^ before you hit the front page again.
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kiba_the_white_wolf
( 3.8 hrs on record )
Posted: May 29
its a really great game! depressive, disturbing, creepy and a protagonist with which you can identify very easily if you have depression! Sadly the game is rather short and does not have a community of fans large enough to be noticed, also it does not have the sufficient fan arts, I know this last subject of my criticism is not very important but in my personal taste a great game deserves good fan arts!


Fully recommended if you like video games style silent hill
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D LEGEND
( 1.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 29
This is cool game!
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TheOldenDays
( 2.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 28
Product received for free
It has a depression warning, what more could you ask for?
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Kura
( 1.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 28
Product received for free
Like Jump scares? Wanna get creeped out? solve some mini puzzles? love free stuff? sure you do, then try out cry of fear its all these in a nice story and gameplay. As dark as it can get don't have to tread alone! Bring friends, yea lots cuz its about to get good. But don't take my word for it, try it.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
58 of 70 people (83%) found this review helpful
70 people found this review funny
Recommended
6.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 1
*WARNING*
Play this game without the pants
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28 of 32 people (88%) found this review helpful
44 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: April 30
I pooped my pants three and a half times. And I only got to the menu.
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23 of 27 people (85%) found this review helpful
23 people found this review funny
Recommended
2.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 8
Product received for free
*warning small spoiler* you have been warned :D

1. load up game press start
2. goes through beginning
3. gets camera
4. goes through maze
5. see a huge image of a scuuuury face has heart attack and dies...

420/10 couldn't be better
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19 of 22 people (86%) found this review helpful
16 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 13
Product received for free
would play again.... at daytime.


9/10 scary


recommend wearing your brown pants.
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14 of 15 people (93%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Recommended
6.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 8
This game can be scary as hell at some points and other are when you just wished you never installed it.
Great Horror game.
10/10 would play agian.
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16 of 19 people (84%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
15 of 18 people (83%) found this review helpful
11 people found this review funny
Recommended
2.0 hrs on record
Posted: May 21
Product received for free
1. Install this game
2. Play
3. Ask girls to watch you play
4. Play
5. Jumpscare
6. Cry together
7. Laugh together

11/10 would cry with gurls again...
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18 of 25 people (72%) found this review helpful
25 people found this review funny
Recommended
4.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 16
Product received for free
YOUR BLOODCURLING SCREAMS ONLY FUEL MY ERECTION
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9 of 9 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 24
Product received for free
Cry of Fear is an outstanding game, giving insight into the mind of a depressed teenager riddled with anxiety. For someone who is unfamiliar to these sorts of conditions this game may come off slightly hyperrealistic and only distorted for the horror aspect of the game, but that is not the case. Like a lot of other people, the main character's monsters all represent something he deals with in the real world, whether that being personal relationships, or his anger towards the world in the first place. Not only is the story solid, but the game play is easy to follow, yes there are times you must go back through an area you've already seen, but in doing so you begin to see how our main character sees everything as repetitive. The whole game is about the main character and what these depressing thoughts and anxiety riddled interations play a part in his life and what they do to him mentally. Cry of Fear is truley a step up from Team Psykskallar's orginal title 'Afraid of Monsters' not only in the horror aspect of the game, but story wise as well. Really hoping to see more titles from them soon.
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9 of 10 people (90%) found this review helpful
8 people found this review funny
Recommended
8.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 15
Product received for free
Im scared please help me
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 22
Even though I'm Dankpool, I need brown pants to play this. Look at my playtime. It's higher than Jayden Smith's IQ.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
25.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 27
This game is one of the best horror games I've ever played, and most of the horror games can't top this one.
Decent story line, great gameplay and sure it might be a little bit buggy at first but hey, no game is perfect and remember, this is also an old game, so people didn't have much to work with.

Now for people who are complaining about all the control and graphics.

Like I said earlier, this game is one of the very amazing games for its time, when video games for PC were finnally achieving at the 3D like textures, so sorry if the graphics isn't your average GTA V quality looking games, even though this game would probably be considered to have those kind of graphics for its time.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
17.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 1
I heard of this game a while back when it first came out, I wasn't sure what it was until now. I always thought F.E.A.R was Cry of Fear for some reason; maybe because they're both horror and it has fear in it? Anyway, the whole point is, this game is awesome and just so fun to play.

> The only words to describe this game are: Fun, Intense, Scary, Depressing, Sad, and the list goes on. Definitely worth your time downloading.

> Chances are I'll be playing this game when you read this.

> Game rating? Obviously a 10/10

- Book Simon & David Leatherhoff.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
39.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 30
The audio in this game is spine-chilling. One of the few games I've actually been scared throughout. Also, the singpleplayer and multiplayers campaigns are different which is good if you play both because you get more out of it that way.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
5.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 1
Very fun with friend. I r8 it well fun fun. I r8 it 7/10
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 1
Fun to play with friends
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: May 1
10 mins in and I ♥♥♥♥ my pants!
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: May 20
Bootleg af. 11/10
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.9 hrs on record
Posted: May 2
It's cool game!!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: April 30
very scary 10/10 would spook again
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