Cold Fear

Critic Score User Score
PlayStation 2
72
3.2
Windows
72
3.2
Xbox
71
3.4
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Description

A 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.

Screenshots

Cold Fear Windows Strong waves and rough sea is constantly rocking the boat and moving stuff around, time your steps
Cold Fear Windows I liked the beast better when it was still in containment!
Cold Fear Windows Moody cutscene
Cold Fear Windows Using the environment to your advantage, here I punctured a gas pipe.

Alternate Titles

  • "极度深寒" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)

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User Reviews

A fun, addicting game that's certainly worth the try. Windows Daniel Hernandez (6)
More like "Cold Apathy" PlayStation 2 AkibaTechno (248)
Average survival horror, sooooo average Windows MichaelPalin (1226)
Regular Fear Xbox Tiroloco (24)

Critic Reviews

GamePro (US) Xbox Apr 04, 2005 4.5 out of 5 90
Gamesmania.de Xbox Mar 30, 2005 81 out of 100 81
Worth Playing Xbox Apr 05, 2005 7.6 out of 10 76
Softpedia PlayStation 2 Mar 06, 2007 7.3 out of 10 73
IGN PlayStation 2 Mar 17, 2005 7.2 out of 10 72
Jolt (UK) Xbox Apr 06, 2005 7 out of 10 70
Jeuxvideo.com Windows Jun 03, 2005 14 out of 20 70
GameCell UK PlayStation 2 2005 7 out of 10 70
Gamezine Windows Apr 10, 2005 13 out of 20 65
Pro-G PlayStation 2 Apr 20, 2005 6 out of 10 60

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Trivia

Copy protection

Ubisoft 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 index

On 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 Sound

Some of the sound effects and ambient background music are recycled from Darkworks' previous game, Alone in the Dark: The New Nightmare.

Information also contributed by Karthik KANE and Xoleras

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