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: Very Positive (9,121 reviews)
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
Helpful customer reviews
27 of 30 people (90%) found this review helpful
22.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 23
Likes:
I like that it had a different campaign for solo and multiplayer. Also that the multiplayer version was a continue of the first version. I LOVE that there was a survival mode. I liked that there were parts that weren't even meant to scare the player, yet they did. I like how the game had a good storyline. I also love that it was free! The game even ran well (most of the time) on my bad laptop! The game had some scary parts, but was not overly-abusive about the jumpscares and other scary stuff...

Dislikes:
I wish there was a create-your-own survival mode, even though I can understand that is back-breakingly hard to do... I at least wish the creator would've put more effort into the survival mode, making it easier in some way or less repetitive. The solo and multiplayer campaigns were VERY fun! However, there were some parts that annoyed me half to death. Some of the jump puzzles, the enemies that one shot you (sometimes), and least importantly... the enemy movement...
I'm currently STUCK on the first part of chapter six with an annoying jump-puzzle... It's annoying! I also wish there was an item, or something, that would give you more inventory space.

Overall:
The game was VERY good! There were some parts that were annoying and some things I wish existed, but with what the game has, it's GREAT!!! I give it 4.25 golden stars that don't exist anywhere, but my mind, but that counts for something ;)
-P.S. I want more...
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65 of 96 people (68%) found this review helpful
28.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 1
I died to a floating bed.
10/10
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17 of 22 people (77%) found this review helpful
9.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 31
Swedish FPS Horror at its finest. Better than most AAA horror games nowadays.

If you liked this, you should also consider trying Afraid of Monsters: Director's Cut, a Half-Life mod on Moddb, made by the same guy.

Cry of Fear is kind of like Afraid of Monsters, except slower paced, less paranormal stuff, has an inventory and dual wielding system, etc.
As well as most notably, a new coat of paint on the GoldSource engine, so the visuals are pretty slick this time around.

So you wake up in an alley way, probably from being wasted, or maybe someone mugged you and punched your lights out, gotta find a way home.

You soon find out that there is hammer wielding maniacs and other... things.. running about and wreaking havoc on your face.

Did the local insane asylum break loose? Was an evil portal opened up by the local madman? Could I possibly pull out any more random excuses out of my ♥♥♥ to make this review any more mediocre?

Well you'll just have to play the damn game to find out!

8/10, would get spooked and run low on memory and crash again.
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9 of 11 people (82%) found this review helpful
6.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 31
This to me is the scariest game on steam, I have played through almost all of it (around 8 hours, good length story). The only other game I could comapare this to "scary-wise" is PT the Silent Hills teaser on PS4. This game plays much differently than PT of course. The lore and atmosphere is so creepy and the character models, while not very detailed, are still horrifying. The little notes you pick up throughout the game will make you cringe and wonder, "what kind of creep made this game?". There are some puzzles which are moderately challenging and the combat isnt by any means great but thats not why you play this game. You play it to see if you have what it takes, to see if you can last the whole ride.

-Gameplay 7/10
-Horror 10/10
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
18.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 28
The monsters in this game are pretty ♥♥♥♥ed up, that's what I like in a horror game. Cry of Fear engages you into it's dark atmosphere. Not only is it a mutant killing spree type of game, it has plenty of puzzles which makes this game the full package.

Highly recommend this game to FPS gamers.

10/10.
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10 of 16 people (63%) found this review helpful
2.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 8
I pooped my pants :S
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6 of 9 people (67%) found this review helpful
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 16
This game, like many other games, has gameplay. You can move, you can look around, and occasionally, fire a gun. It has graphics. It has lighting effects. It has a decent color pallet. It is also free to play, so you can't go wrong. It has a story unlike any other. It has enemies to combat. It also has allies that can help you on your quest. Unlike a lot of games nowadays, it has varied, thematic, set pieces. Don't let the title fool you, you won't be crying in fear, you will be crying about how amazing of an experience you've had, absolutely free, so you can save the money for passover. The movement is pretty dynamic. If you walk into a hard surface, you will stop. No longer will you have that lingering feeling that at any moment, you will fall through the floor. Oh, I forgot to mention that this game has a very engaging, and cinematic co-op experience. Each moment in co-op is unlike any other before it. You and your friends will experience a truly heart-wrenching, claustrophobic, gut-pounding, bowel movement-inducing, spoop filled catastrophe. Never has there been a more immersive co-op experience. The indie aspect truly shines throughout the many epic, magnificent, unanimous, diverse, open world realms. The only downside, and I truly regret to have to report on this, is the complete lack of an in depth character customization. Without a feature as crucial as character customization, I FEAR that this game will be overlooked by many. I CRY at the very thought that this game will go unnoticed. It is with all of my heart, that I recommend this game to everyone who enjoys a fast paced, adrenaline fueled, ride into the mind of the developers. Brace yourself for the emotional rollercoaster, and try not to CRY when you reach the end.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 23
What should I say??? oh man I need change my pants;; The most scariest game ever -_-
seriously Dont play this game if u have a heart problem
인디게임중 최강공포게임;;; 하프라이프엔진이라 무서운데 잘못하다간 심장마비;;
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
10.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 17
A lot better than the last four Silent Hill games.

Cry of Fear is a video. It is also a game. A good one at that, with a few minor glitches. Overall, for a FREE horror game, it is like a gay dolphin, it blows all the other free horror games out the water.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
7.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 22
very good game to play offline or Best to play it at night when in a dark room
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 22
Good jumpscares, lighting, lead character+story, and gunning. 10/10
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 7
I'm a bit of a wimp with horror, maybe one day I will be able to play this game without NOPEing out after 20 minutes... This game is definitely something I would direct anybody who likes horror towards.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
11.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 4
I was playing the game and i saw knifegrill/10
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 17
You see how long I've played this?
16 minutes.
That's right.
Because I'm HARDCORE.











edge
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4 of 7 people (57%) found this review helpful
1.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 16
This game is killing me.
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5 of 9 people (56%) found this review helpful
2.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 29
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5 of 9 people (56%) found this review helpful
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 1
a great game for all games unless if you don't want nightmares!
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
30.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 11
I love this game. I have beaten it and have played Co-Op and I am very impressed with this mod. You never really know what to expect with this game, And it takes every form of fear and phobia and shoves it into one game. It really knows how to creep you out. The graphics aren't the best, But the story is so fantastic that it shouldn't impact your view on it. This is a game I would place over and over all the way through.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
4.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 14
Well, I certainly did fill my pants, that's the most certain part.

Otherwise, amazingly epic. You would not think this is THE Half Life engine!

Amazing psychological expirience, brutally difficult enemies and overall challenging (and mind challenging!) expirience.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 14
sweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeet
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