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 (438 reviews) - 82% of the 438 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Very Positive (17,487 reviews) - 88% of the 17,487 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 (438 reviews)
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Very Positive (17,487 reviews)
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Goodsprings11
( 15.1 hrs on record )
Posted: July 24
Hello, I love this game, and it is indeed my favorite game, but something went wrong and I need help...Can y'all maybe help me?

I got this game once I got a new Desktop Computer and this game was fine, it had smooth controls, and great graphics. Unfortunately, my Desktop stopped working and then I lost everything. I downloaded the game again on a new computer I got, It downloaded fine, until I went to launch/open it. I go to click on the game, but it won't open, I can see a box trying to pop up and say "Preparing to launch Cry of Fear" but the box and the *Steam* icon "On your quick access toolbar" would dissapear. I tried turning off the computer but it still won't launch, I downloaded another game I like and it opens/launches smoothly, but Cry of Fear just won't seem to work. If I can get some Feedback or Help on what to do, I would thankfully appreciate it, thanks.

And If I get it to working tomorrow "It's 2:30 AM over here right now" I will either post another reveiw or comment on this one and say it worked. Thank you Andreas Ronnberg "Sorry I didn't put the two dots above the o, it won't let me." and the rest of the Psykskallar Team for making this amazing Game and Soundtracks, have a wonderful day in beautiful Sweden.

- Goodsprings11
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Aidan The Epik
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: July 24
developers.... can you get your own multiplayer servers?
i dont know if i recommend this game.... if you know how to port forward be my guest....
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Dio Brando
( 0.3 hrs on record )
Posted: July 24
couldnt conect with a friend even after 1 hour of trying
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Sir. Barnaby | trade.tf
( 24.9 hrs on record )
Posted: July 24
More jumpscares than my toaster.

Lol i stole that review from fnaf xddddd
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AaToSMeD
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: July 24
Lots of quality bugs on this one, especially the one where I go into the menu and the game decides to restart my progress just because. I would have played the game some more but it is mighty difficult if the game menu has a vendetta on making sure I'm scared to use it... I this a PASS out of 10
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TheHardDude
( 7.3 hrs on record )
Posted: July 24
Best game ever
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MLG_DOGEY
( 22.1 hrs on record )
Posted: July 23
Amazing game. Provides an enviroment we dont see that often and im suprised it does that on a 15 year old engine. Simon Henriksson is a very well developed character. The fact that the game is a entire dream yet the decisions you make change the outcome and the other characters like the docter and Sophie are well developed through flashbacks and Simon is a 19 year old and going through a mental series of nightmares and hallucinations as a effect of his insanity and mental disorders and in his nightmares and hallucinations the enemys,bosses,characters represent things like the sawer might be representing sick simons broken legs from the hit and run accident done by david from AOM And at ending 1 i think the player killing sick simon represents simon destroying himself. book simon is killing him. This game is not like a average horror game. This game is so complex and terrifying that i know someone who became depressed from this game as well as the nightmares and hallucinations are also not just representations of sick simons legs. thoughts. depression. its also a representation of what Simon calls hell. endings 1-3 leave simon in hell for all of time. or atleast what he calls hell. This game is such a good horror game i cant truly explain. 10/10
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[EX] Khobalt 🐾
( 9.3 hrs on record )
Posted: July 22
So, one early morning (about 4:00 a.m like last year), I decided to start the game up to continue where I left off some other night. Found myself in an apartment and decided to take the closest door to me.
I then stood in a dark hall, where I heard an unnerving cry echo from across the hall.
At that very moment, I thought to myself: "Wow. It is too early in the morning for this ♥♥♥♥."
I then proceeded to quit the game.

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Seriously though,
One of my favourite psychological horror games, and one of the scariest ♥♥♥♥ I've ever played.
This is horror done really well, about the same as the first three Silent Hills;
full of atmosphere and terror. I got very spooked one night and held off from playing the game for one year.
Soundtrack is ♥♥♥♥ing great, too. Try it out.
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Joey's 5th chin
( 0.4 hrs on record )
Posted: July 22
Jiggle my ♥♥♥♥
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TheNEGOTIATOR
( 0.9 hrs on record )
Posted: July 22
The game suffers from many bugs. I installed the puppy and immediately noticed how its screen didn't fit my screen. To which there is no options to fix that. With that I couldn't see my stamina, and I couldn't open the lock within the first mission because the buttons for it were out of view. The camera keeps moving where ever it wants either left, right, up, or down, does this until you move it. Very lackluster in terms of quality there.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
25 of 25 people (100%) found this review helpful
8 people found this review funny
Recommended
6.5 hrs on record
Posted: July 8
Awful voice acting is really my only complaint. The game is built on the goldsrc (the same one Half-Life 1 runs on) engine, and has tight controls and excellent combat. The scares are really nice, and the jump scares are few and far between. It's very atmospheric, and even has a co-op function. It's also free. FREE.

It'll also even run on potato PC's. So pick this up. What do you have to lose, honestly?
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8 of 8 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
8.5 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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11 of 16 people (69%) found this review helpful
15 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 26
Cry of Fear
Horror games

- Scary
- Jumpscare
- Heart attack
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
90.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 5
This game is awesome, because this game is made on Goldsource which mean Half life 1 modification, I hope Team Psykskallar will make the sequel of this game
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
3.9 hrs on record
Posted: July 11
Basically, if you haven't ♥♥♥♥ in a while and you have problems with that, play this game alone or with friends, doesn't matter ,everything will come out of you. . . (it's scary) don't play at night
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 25
Best horor game ever i have, so ♥♥♥♥in many jumpscare inside, u must try it...
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
27.8 hrs on record
Posted: July 12
YESSSSSSS
This is the game that introduced me to the horror genre. I am TERRIBLE with guns in games (normally), but I made my way through this one fine. There were a few challenging places, but overall, I could handle it. I love the dark storyline and creativity of the various monsters. Being free makes it all the better! Definitly worth the download and time!
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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
3.9 hrs on record
Posted: July 11
Played Co-Op with friends. ♥♥♥♥ my pants. Played Singleplayer. ♥♥♥♥ my pants even more :(
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