DescriptionA team from the Coast Guard boards a nameless Russian Whaler lost in a storm. Little do they know that a team of CIA operatives tried to do the same shortly before, all of them ending up dead. Within minutes, the entire Coast Guard team shares their fate, except one person, veteran USCG Tom Hansen. Now it's up to him to discover which kind of creatures wiped out his mates. Are there any survivors? What happened aboard this vessel? How does its recent visit to the Russian scientific drilling platform "Star of Sakhalin" fit in?
Cold Fear is a typical console-style action adventure, similar to games like the Silent Hill series. Most of the time players will be viewing the action from a third person point of view, following the character around as he utilizes an array of weapons to dispose of a variety of enemies. Occasionally, a puzzle has to be solved or a cutscene (rendered with the game's own engine) must be witnessed. Additional insight can be gained by reading the various notes, letters and diaries that can be picked up every now and then.
- "极度深寒" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
Part of the Following Groups
|A fun, addicting game that's certainly worth the try.||Windows||Daniel Hernandez (6)|
|More like "Cold Apathy"||PlayStation 2||AkibaTechno (228)|
|Average survival horror, sooooo average||Windows||MichaelPalin (1195)|
|Regular Fear||Xbox||Tiroloco (24)|
The Press Says
|GameSpot (Belgium/Netherlands)||Windows||Mar 19, 2005||83 out of 100||83|
|Playback||Windows||May, 2006||8.33 out of 10||83|
|GamePro (US)||PlayStation 2||Apr 04, 2005||4 out of 5||80|
|Fragland.net||PlayStation 2||May 11, 2005||77.2 out of 100||77|
|PC Gameplay (Benelux)||Windows||May, 2005||75 out of 100||75|
|Extreme Gamer||Xbox||Mar 29, 2005||7 out of 10||70|
|Game Informer Magazine||Xbox||May, 2005||6.75 out of 10||68|
|Game Revolution||PlayStation 2||Mar 28, 2005||B-||67|
|JeuxVideoPC.com||Windows||Jun 15, 2005||12 out of 20||60|
|Thunderbolt Games||PlayStation 2||Mar 28, 2008||6 out of 10||60|
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Copy protectionUbisoft received alot of complains about the game refusing to run on the PC. It was traced back to the copy protection. Ubisoft then recalled all PC copies of the game on store shelves. Ubisoft released a patch which removes the copy protection and CD-check for those who held to their copy.
German indexOn September 30, 2005, Cold Fear (PS2) was put on the infamous German index by the BPjM. Shortly after, on October 29, 2005, both Windows and Xbox releases followed. More information about this can be found in the game group
Music and SoundSome of the sound effects and ambient background music are recycled from Darkworks' previous game, Alone in the Dark: The New Nightmare.
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Related Web Sites
- Cold Fear (Official site)
PlayStation 2 Credits
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