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:
Recent:
Very Positive (487 reviews) - 86% of the 487 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
Overall:
Very Positive (16,625 reviews) - 88% of the 16,625 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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Recent:
Very Positive (487 reviews)
Overall:
Very Positive (16,625 reviews)
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Kocka5543
( 1.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 3
keeps crashing coop is dumb singleplayer is meh
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Ninja_Penguin
( 2.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 3
didcjdsxcjdf
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私はこのゲームが嫌い
( 5.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 3
This is a great game to play with friends why you got nothing ells to do
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Doommetal101
( 9.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 3
This game does something to ya. i dont know what it is, but its almost scary to think about it. i tried to play this game only during the night to add to the atmosphere. this game uses the old goldsrc engine which is pretty much the same engine used in the early half life games but modified for better textures and such. I,ve played a lot of horror games in the past like amnesia, dead space, outlast, alien isolation, etc. this game has some pretty intense scares, but to be honest, amnesia and outlast were much more scary because of the fact you have no weapons. but with all that, this game is still terrifying maybe even more than the others because of one thing... i haven't had depression since i was 15 but after playing through this game, there was a moment and probably my first time ever where i felt like i was gonna relapse back into it. there is something about this games atmosphere thats different from the others and i dont even know how to describe it. the entire game has nothing but dread even the world when you start out doesn't feel real with with constaint night time and all the color feels sucked out of everything. the music can be very nice at times with a lot of atmosphere ranging from pianos to really creepy synthesied music and then there are the tracks that range from loud drones to what almost sounds like machine noises trying to break into your skull. and add that to monsters when you kill them they almost sound like children being violently tortured, you feel like you're gonna leave this game completly broken. i recommend this game if you have a strong mind and play it 1 to 2 hours at a time. it will probably be a long time before i can get the courage to play this game again.
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Jack The Thwipper
( 2.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 2
How the hell did this get even a single positive review? There's no atmosphere. The designs shoddy at best, the game crashes and glitches constantly, the storyline is pieced together haphazardly, and their only way of trying to make it at all scary is by filling the game to the brim with jumpscares.

Seriously, past level 1 of Co-Op the jumpscares become more like a younger sibling in a bedsheet jumping out at you in broad daylight and going "boo". The difficult is founded 100% in making it so that you have barely enough ammo to kill 1 or 2 enemies, then filling tight insurpassable corridors with 5-6 enemies all of which scream uncontrollably in the unbalanced soundscape while flailing around their trash animations and killing you in a couple hits. Don't even get me started on the "Donator Only" weapons he throws around to try and entice you to pay the talentless hack for his unpolished gutter ♥♥♥♥ project.

Got it off a friends recommendation, who remembered it fondly and said it used to spook him, then we played together and he flat out quit a few missions in and went "this is awful" and uninstalled.

Not recommended.
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Hitlerspimp
( 1.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 2
i ♥♥♥♥ diamonds for a week


10/10 IGN
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Firestar
( 2.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 2
Welp its scary but amazing, DO NOT RECCOMEND PEOPLE WHO ARE EASILY SCARED AND PEOPLE WHO CANT HANDLE PLAYING HORROR GAMES
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Ice-cold
( 17.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 2
A masterpiece.
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Captain Price
( 2.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 2
It's cool game!!
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The Dutchman 18
( 0.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 2
If you try to play with some friends it might not work so dont bother downloading this game if you just wanna play with friends.
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David Leatherhoff
( 17.1 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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Florida_24
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 1
10 mins in and I ♥♥♥♥ my pants!
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Lizard Wizard
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 1
Nope. Not a good game.
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piemonkey7
( 1.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 1
Fun to play with friends
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Ethan Bradberry
( 4.5 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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Tyler1 Reformed2
( 0.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 1
Can't play co-op ♥♥♥♥ game
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Bercerk123
( 6.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 1
*WARNING*
Play this game without the pants
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Hà Vũ
( 0.3 hrs on record )
Posted: April 30
Got a jump scared after just about 5 mins gameplay
Highly recommended as one of the most scariest games ever...
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Long Neck
( 0.7 hrs on record )
Posted: April 30
very scary 10/10 would spook again
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GabeGuy
( 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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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: April 29
Only 10 minutes into the game and it almost gave me a heart attack.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: April 20
Warning, this game causes heart attack, fear and suicide...


Even before instalation
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.8 hrs on record
Posted: April 29
This game is pretty spoopy. Set me up for a real scare 11/10
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
2.7 hrs on record
Posted: April 24
Single Player:You are scared and alone, knowing that there can be a monster or jumpscare at any moment ready to pop out and eat you alive.



Co-Op:Sing this with me.


Woop-woop! That's the sound of da police! That's the sound of the beast!

Stand clear! Don man a-talk
You can't stand where I stand, you can't walk where I walk
Watch out! We run New York
Police man come, we bust him out the park
I know this for a fact, you don't like how I act
You claim I'm sellin' crack
But you be doin' that
I'd rather say "see ya"
Cause I would never be ya
Be a officer? You wicked overseer!
Ya hotshot, want to get props and be a savior
First show a little respect, change your behavior
Change your attitude, change your plan
There could never really be justice on stolen land
Are you really for peace and equality?
Or when my car is hooked up, you know you want to follow me
Your laws are minimal
Cause you won't even think about lookin' at the real criminal
This has got to cease
Cause we be getting hyped to the sound of da police!

Woop-woop! That's the sound of da police! That's the sound of the beast!

Now here's a likkle truth
Open up your eye
While you're checking out the boom-bap, check the exercise
Take the word "overseer, " like a sample
Repeat it very quickly in a crew for example
Overseer
Overseer
Overseer
Overseer
Officer, Officer, Officer, Officer!
Yeah, officer from overseer
You need a little clarity?
Check the similarity!
The overseer rode around the plantation
The officer is off patrolling all the nation
The overseer could stop you what you're doing
The officer will pull you over just when he's pursuing
The overseer had the right to get ill
And if you fought back, the overseer had the right to kill
The officer has the right to arrest
And if you fight back they put a hole in your chest!
(Woop!) They both ride horses
After 400 years, I've got no choices!
The police them have a little gun
So when I'm on the streets, I walk around with a bigger one
(Woop-woop!) I hear it all day
Just so they can run the light and be upon their way

Woop-woop! That's the sound of da police! That's the sound of the beast!

Check out the message in a rough stylee
The real criminals are the see-O-P
You check for undercover and the one PD
But just a mere Black man, them want check me
Them check out me car for it shine like the sun
But them jealous or them vexed cause them can't afford one
Black people still slaves up til today
But the Black police officer nah see it that way
Him want a salary
Him want it
So he put on a badge and kill people for it
My grandfather had to deal with the cops
My great-grandfather dealt with the cops
My great grandfather had to deal with the cops
And then my great, great, great, great, when it's gonna stop?!

Woop-woop! That's the sound of da police! That's the sound of the beast!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
9.0 hrs on record
Posted: April 6
It has everything a free-to-play psychological horror game needs. Best if you're one for jump-scares, loud noises and an eerie atmosphere.
10/10
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
71.2 hrs on record
Posted: April 9
This is the best game ever,I love it so much!!!!!!!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
9.0 hrs on record
Posted: April 4
Nice game for playing with friends on boring nights, when you have patience to rejoin the game every 10-15 minutes, since most of time you will get disconnected/crashed during change of levels in a co-op. It has good soundtrack, really nice design of monsters, good climate, and it's free, of course.
You can also make lewd jokes about monsters with tentacles
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.9 hrs on record
Posted: April 9
A few hours of fun.. And spooky noises... sadly there isnt more story to the game.. 10/10 would play again.!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
6.1 hrs on record
Posted: April 11
Have you ever smoked a cigarette in your car and tried to throw it out the window and a minute later you smell something and turn around to find your grandma fingering herself in the back seat? This is how this game was scary
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: April 10
this game is so scary first jumpsacre i close the game
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: April 12
Супер хоррор игра.Можно поиграть с друзьями,повесилиться или просто проходить сюжет мне очень нравиться эта игра советую
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
8.7 hrs on record
Posted: April 7
"Cry of Fear - Makes grown men scream, and p'iss their pants"
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
1.7 hrs on record
Posted: April 16
10 / 10 - made me want to kill my family
Would recommend
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.4 hrs on record
Posted: April 17
I would recommend this game to anyone who wants to ♥♥♥♥ away their existance.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.7 hrs on record
Posted: April 14
Check every corner and then run.....Ur welcome
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
6.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 1
*WARNING*
Play this game without the pants
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.5 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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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 1
Fun to play with friends
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 1
10 mins in and I ♥♥♥♥ my pants!
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