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 (396 reviews) - 84% of the 396 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
Overall:
Very Positive (17,220 reviews) - 88% of the 17,220 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 (396 reviews)
Overall:
Very Positive (17,220 reviews)
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SmilingShrimp
( 5.0 hrs on record )
Posted: June 30
This game fun I can say that, I only play this game with friends and now I can't becuase it says Steam Validation Rejected when ever I try to join a friend. So there's no point for me to play it.
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Chaotix4516
( 5.9 hrs on record )
Posted: June 30
Cry of Fear is possibly the best free indie horror game I've ever played and it still holds up almost half a decade from it's initial release. The game is set in central Sweden, which makes for some very beautiful, yet dark and gritty scenery. The ammount of diffrent enemies in this game is crazy and their designs will be sure to give you plenty of nightmares. For those who didn't know, Cry of Fear was originally a mod for the original Half-Life, but then it became it's own standalone game here on Steam. To see what the developers have done with such an old game engine is absolutely astonishing. Those who don't like this game usually critique it for it's clunky combat, excessive backtracking, and overdone jumpscares. What most people are forgetting is that this game is absolutely free and it's way better than most of the Untiy garbage we have here on Steam today.
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Don
( 2.9 hrs on record )
Posted: June 30
Ain't never gonna finish it ;-;



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shokkwaav
( 6.7 hrs on record )
Posted: June 29
Crappy game. Crappy graphics. Crappy jump scares. Crappy buggy broken piece of upside down pineapple cake... but it has drugs... so 420/69 Highly recommended! Would play again, but maybe when I'm on drugs too.. that would be pretty dope actually!
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HabibS
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 29
i'm just see spoiler and instal it
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zac
( 0.4 hrs on record )
Posted: June 29
WTF !!!!!!!!!!!
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a good boy
( 0.6 hrs on record )
Posted: June 29
hey, thats mildly adiquette!
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SayinIsHere
( 5.9 hrs on record )
Posted: June 29
Worst Co Op ive ever played, but ended up having more fun because of it. I greatly recommend it! ;3

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=945wBsvyzDg
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Spirit Falls Studios
( 3.6 hrs on record )
Posted: June 29
9 / 10

Scary as hell nothing more to really say.
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Relive the Nightmare
( 2.9 hrs on record )
Posted: June 29
CoF is scary and is an improvement from previous mod Afraid of Monsters with two of the developers being part of this team. There are many original enemies and it used the GoldSrc engine from HL1 in a good way with different mechanics and movement. Levels are original and you fight many bosses. There are also co-op and an alternate story mode with more endings, counting a total of 6 endings (4 from original single player and 2 from these other modes). 10/10
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
61 of 66 people (92%) found this review helpful
57 people found this review funny
Recommended
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 22
1. Launch game
2. New game
3. Walk forward
4. Open door
5. Jumpscare
6. Exit game
7. Regrets playing it at night
11/10
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28 of 29 people (97%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
41.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 6
Cry of Fear is a well executed Half Life 1 mod, focusing on first person survival horror. You play in the shoes of the flawed protagonist named Simon after a life changing accident, following the main characters struggles with Anxiety and Depression.

The game itself is very well executed for a free to play game, although graphically it looks outdated, this does not draw away from the overall ambience and horrific designs of many of the monster filled throughout the game. All mechanics feel swift and responsive, including the combat mechanics.

Also, many different game modes are available to play, including doctor mode and nightmare mode! There is also a coop feature, which lets you immerse in the fear together as a different set of characters.

In conclusion, Cry of Fear was a very entertaining and immersive gaming experience with a ton of replayability. If you are a fan of the Silent Hill series, I would extremely encourage you to try this game out if you have not already! As a free to play game, you have nothing to lose and I assure you it will be worth the time to download!
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32 of 39 people (82%) found this review helpful
27 people found this review funny
Recommended
9.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 12
Couldn't finish the game because it was too scary.

10/10 would uninstall again.
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83 of 130 people (64%) found this review helpful
121 people found this review funny
Recommended
10.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 14
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23 of 32 people (72%) found this review helpful
18 people found this review funny
Recommended
9.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 7
Edgy teenager simulator. Honestly, this game is like a bad creepypasta. Just like Resident Evil. I like Resident Evil.
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13 of 14 people (93%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
Recommended
14.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 2
This is a good horror game, Half Life mod that is challenging and nerve racking, if you like Horror games this one isnt bad.

Pros:
+Amazing atmospheres and horror
+Challenging with nice puzzles
+Scary
+Posterchild for DARE

Cons:
-Scary
-Not very good grapics or optimization
-Buggy (but not game breaking)
-Not user friendly multiplayer
-Drugs are good? lol
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11 of 11 people (100%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
36.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 13
I played this game around the same time I fell into a deep depression a few years back and the whole time I played it I kept thinking "Whoever made this must have been really messed up before" If you enjoy the old resident evil and silent hill games you'll love this one, it's the kind of game you'll probably need a walkthrough for but it's full of some good jumpscares and the atmosphere will make you want to turn the lights on. It's combat is decent and it's story will make you feel bad for the main character a lot. If you haven't played it yet I highly recommend giving it at least an hour or two before deciding to continue or just deleting it.
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17 of 22 people (77%) found this review helpful
17 people found this review funny
Recommended
7.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 18
1. Install this game
2. Play it to the final
3. Ask a frined to play it
4. Jumpscare him
5. cry toghether
6. Laugh toghether
7. play multiplayer
8. cry and pee again toghether
9. laugh toghether again


and
10. leave a like and say this "i just did a sombrero"
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23 of 34 people (68%) found this review helpful
34 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 7
Sweden Simulator 2012
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10 of 14 people (71%) found this review helpful
Recommended
14.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 11
My kind of game, I really hope they make more like this one ;)
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