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 (448 reviews) - 86% of the 448 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Very Positive (16,891 reviews) - 88% of the 16,891 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 (448 reviews)
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Very Positive (16,891 reviews)
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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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Zero
( 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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Rookie
( 4.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 28
Product received for free
Well, this game looks AWESOME and scary.
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◢◤Mr.Falu ◢◤
( 0.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 28
Good horror game
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Metroidspaz
( 37.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 28
Product received for free
This is my all time favorite horror game. As a half life mod, it is extraordinary. Story is amazing, style is amazing, never ceases to scare living hell outta you either. I didn't know what to expect when I saw a FREE game that was made off of a mod, but it didn't cease to impress. I STRONGLY reccomned this to all(who think they can handle it ;P).
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ItsYaBoiDaniel
( 0.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 28
briliant game scared the f1king ♥♥♥♥ out of me im shaking after playing the f1king start of it and unfortunately can't continue f1king terrifying omfg
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Wanderer
( 0.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 28
Product received for free
As someone with a passion for Scandinavia and horror games, I was hyped to try this. But then I ran into a bunch of bugs before I made it through the menu screen (such as not being able to host co-op upon leaving the options menu), and so I entered it on the wrong note. Things only got worse then, when I found the game to be the sort that relies on cheap jumpscares (again, and again, and again - don't expect breathing room) for its fear. I also couldn't get hosting a co-op game to work, and the game crashed several times.

I respect that it's a free, and give the designers credit for that. But if you're looking for a good, cheap horror experience, I'd recommend Amnesia instead.
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BoosterSeatGamer
( 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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BonkedOutRainbowScout
( 5.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 27
Product received for free
Fun, heart pounding, fast paced, and best of all, free. I recommend this game to anyone who's a fan of the horror genre and while the graphics may not be over the top, that's just the way I like my horror games.
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ZennN
( 0.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 27
Horror game??? for -10 years maybe..
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The king of scotland
( 3.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 27
Product received for free
♥♥♥♥♥
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Rikku-chan
( 19.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 27
Product received for free
I think this game is one of the best horror games on Steam. Amazing story with amazing gameplay.
I like the coop mode in the game, because it's have the same story but my objective is find the
main actor as a cop. I don't know how many time I've played with my friends, but I know not
enough...

| My rate is: 10/10 |
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☜۩L.M.C.T۩☞
( 3.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 26
Product received for free
scariest game :D
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La ShøuT !
( 3.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 26
Dual Weilded knife Baby came after me. Shot its Face.

Saw the Ring girl flying after me. Shot her several times.

Quitted

Uninstalled Game

Took a ♥♥♥♥.

7/11 would choke on my Chewing gum again.
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Aquilae
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 26
#Better than porn
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De@thByPING
( 0.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 26
While the atmosphere might make you think this game is ok, the lack of everything that makes a game easy and enjoyable to play may put the able bodied off playing it. Clunky, awkward, sloppy and ultimately annoying.
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Obi
( 0.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 26
Product received for free
After reading reviews etc, me and a friend decided to try this out as we love horror games. While this game did generate a bit of nerves from its outset, the game has absolutely shambolic mechanics from the way the enemies move and the gun mechanics are practically none existant, it is hard thru lazyness nothign else, if you are an FPS player, avoid this like the plague. Promising as hell this game, colour me disappointed. Harumpffff.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
69 of 74 people (93%) found this review helpful
34 people 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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52 of 63 people (83%) found this review helpful
66 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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24 of 27 people (89%) found this review helpful
39 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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18 of 18 people (100%) found this review helpful
11 people found this review funny
Recommended
13.3 hrs on record
Posted: April 29
Much fun. Doesnt matter if you play at daytime or nighttime. Jump scares everywhere. Wondering whats around that corner? A jump scare. Guess whats inside that room? A jump scare. How do you beat the game? MORE JUMP SCARES. Overall, it is very good game and I recommend 10/10. Plus its free so if you dont like it, (how could you not) no harm done. Just delete and uninstall and be sad forever. Get it. Now. Pls.
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20 of 23 people (87%) found this review helpful
21 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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16 of 18 people (89%) 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 16 people (88%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
14 of 16 people (88%) found this review helpful
9 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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12 of 13 people (92%) 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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17 of 24 people (71%) found this review helpful
24 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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6 of 6 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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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
7 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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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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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
4 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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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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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
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
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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