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 (8,666 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
26 of 29 people (90%) found this review helpful
8.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 16
Best part is the limited inventory, youre forced to leave stuff behind in order to proceed, game is very generous with the ammo but lets face you, youll need more than ammo.
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22 of 23 people (96%) found this review helpful
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 4
Have you ever wanted to have your pants filled up with your own poo? Now you can, for free!

Cry of fear is a Psychological First Person Shooter Survival Horror and is one of the SCARIEST games I have ever played! It isn't one of your average cheesey horror games. Cry of fear is a game where you never know what to expect around the corner. It could be a chainsaw maniac that wants to chop off your head or a mental deranged child wanting to kill you. Even though sometimes the enemies get repeated in some sections there are always fresh jumpscares that make up for it.

The Good/The Bad

Good
  • Scary unlike other horror games
  • Unpredictable
  • The game is around 8 hours long (plenty of jumpscares!)
  • It's got co-op so you can crap yourself with your friends
  • Free!

Bad
  • Outdated graphics
  • Sometimes buggy (not often, very rare)
  • Some sections of the game are unforgiving (lots of enemies, not much ammo)
  • Can be too scary for some (not recomemded for young children)

    Verdict

    Sounds 8.5/10
    Graphics 5/10 (uses half life 1 engine)
    Gameplay 8/10
    Atmosphere 10/10

    Overall Score
    9.5/10
    "Fantastic, Frightning
    and Free"


    Cry of Fear is a highly recomended game for anyone who likes a truly scary game and a bit of a challenge as well. It's free, so what are you waiting for? Get Cry of Fear NOW!
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18 of 19 people (95%) found this review helpful
11.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 13
This game is a griping and scary, at first i had problems with it but is was soon fixed, it is alot of fun i have yet to complete the game, however i also enjoyed some of the custom games which were also alot of fun, the graphics are nothing to brag about so i will run on all systems even my ♥♥♥♥ty laptop i took to a friends house, i would recommend it however there are some much better free horror games but this one is still worth a download
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47 of 71 people (66%) found this review helpful
5.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 6
got scared from the loud noises the buttons on the game launcher makes 10/10 would button again
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8 of 8 people (100%) found this review helpful
16.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 16
Cry of Fear is simply the best Half-Life mod I have every played, with the exception of Counter-Strike back in the day. This game shouldn't even be classified as a mod in my opinion. The engine has been utilized so well that there is little resemblence to the look of Half-Life.

Story:

The story of Cry of Fear is worth experiencing for sure. I like the mystery aspects to the story and your character's journey in figuring out what's going on. There are many WTF moments, which I like in survival horror games. Plus, there are mutliple endings, so the replay value is decent. I don't want to give anything away, so you willl have to check it out yourself. Definitely plays with the mind and is more of a psychological horror thriller than a straight up jump scare horror game, which in my opinion makes for a much more interesting experience.

Gameplay:

This game truly is survival horror and the designers understand how to make the player feel like every resource is valuable. Similar to games like the early Bioharzard (Resident Evil) or Silent Hill games, items like firearms, ammunition, light sources, health, etc. all become scarce quickly if not rationed correctly and you always feel relieved to find more. There are times where I decided to sprint past enemies instead of trying to take them out since I didn't have enough ammunition or they were heavy in numbers. Speaking of enemies, there is a decent variety to them and they are creepy as hell. The animations make them very disturbing, and the sound effects that belong to each of them unnerve your senses. As for the objectives, they are usually pretty simple for the most part. There is a lot of back tracking, but it does make sense within the story, so it didn't really become annoying. There were some areas where I got confused on where to go, but to me, this helps the experience more than hindering it. I don't always want to be told where to go or what to do so directly. Survival horror games should make you think for yourself. Most games lack this aspect. The firearms feel much more realistic than most games. They have some serious recoil and the accuracy is fairly similar to the real thing, at least from my limited experience.

Graphics:

The game is very well polished for being built on such an old engine compared to the new ones. There are many details on the characters and enemies that bring out their personalities or lack thereof. Since this is a FPS with Third person cutscenes mostly, the hands and weapons look very realistic. Very good details, especially on the firearms. The animations are done very well and the designers really didn't try to shortcut anything. Lighting, color, post processing, water, textures, etc. were all done very well, especially for a free game.

Overall:

This game has accomplished everything is set out to do in my opinion. The sound design and music compliment the harsh disturbing atmosphere and really creeps you out, especially when you don't know what's around the next corner. The graphics are great for the resources used, the gameplay is true survival horror, and it's FREE!!! I would pay money to play this game, let's leave it at that.

5/5
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18 of 27 people (67%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 15
Cry of Fear is a Psychological First Person Shooter Survival Horror, 10/10 one best mod
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8 of 9 people (89%) found this review helpful
14.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 6
Cry of Fear is a free but very great horror game. The main character is Simon who does not know how he found himself in a deserted town which has been overrun by strange monster. Our goal is to survive but also to solve a mysterious riddle. To defeat the monsters we have a melee weapons and a guns. You will kill a lot of monsters but also you are must to fight with the powerfull bosses. The game has a very atmospheric music but also have a custom stories and cooperation mode. My rating is a 9/10.
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 23
Although the graphics are not that great compared to a lot of the newer games out there, within 2 mins of the game I was already scared.
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9 of 12 people (75%) found this review helpful
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 20
TOTALLY ♥♥♥♥ING SCARY!!! THEY'RE RIGHT. YOU WILL ♥♥♥♥ DIAMONDS WHEN YOU'RE PLAYING THIS GAME!
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
1.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 18
This game is a very good horror game. It's PLENTY creapy. the first level with camera is the perfect time for jump scares!
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6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
8.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 15
Jumpscares at the first -_-
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3 of 3 people (100%) 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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6 of 9 people (67%) found this review helpful
19.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 6
Drug Abuse Simulator

It's about an edgy 15 year old who goes on a killing spree under the influence of drugs from already used needles. A certain enemy can force the kid to an hero.

(srs)

7/10
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7 of 11 people (64%) found this review helpful
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 4
i cri evri tiem i launch this game.
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10 of 17 people (59%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 18
i ♥♥♥♥ myself and caught ebola 2/10
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
17.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 24
One of the scariest games I've ever played with much more content than the average commerical game, take notes boys.
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
16.9 hrs on record
Posted: September 30
my first ever proper horror game. many bricks were ♥♥♥♥. would be best going in drunk when playing this.
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5 of 9 people (56%) found this review helpful
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 4
its good but too buggy - very scary by the way
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: September 30
Made me ♥♥♥♥ myself within the first five minutes.
10/10 would ♥♥♥♥ myself again.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
31.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 4
Amazing horror game plus it has a coop mod so to have teamwork, and most importantly, share experiences, laughter and scares with each other :)
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