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Cold Fear

MobyRank MobyScore
PlayStation 2
72
3.2
Windows
70
3.2
Xbox
71
3.4

User Reviews

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)

Our Users Say

Platform Votes Score
PlayStation 2 11 3.2
Windows 23 3.2
Xbox 13 3.4
Combined MobyScore 47 3.3


The Press Says

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90
XboxGamePro (US)
F.E.A.R. is Vivendi's upcoming PC shooter. And Cold Winter just arrived on the PS2. Now we have Cold Fear. Do these game publishers conspire in order to create game name confusion, or what?
89
XboxNext Level Gaming
Horror... it is in my blood. Ever since when I was a young kid growing up in the 80's, I loved horror. From George Romero's Night of the Living Dead and Dawn of the Dead to Lucio Fulci's Zombie, Gates of Hell and The Beyond, I loved Horror and gore. Actually Lucio Fulci's Zombie (Fulci is my favorite horror Director of all time) is the movie that pulled me into having a love for zombies. Sure, I love George Romero's zombies, the Fulci's are by far the coolest and best looking zombies every to hit a movie screen. They walk slow with their eyes closed, and are all messed up (unlike Tom Savini's “green and blue” zombies from Dawn of the Dead).
88
PlayStation 2Next Level Gaming
Horror... it is in my blood. Ever since when I was a young kid growing up in the 80's, I loved horror. From George Romero's Night of the Living Dead and Dawn of the Dead to Lucio Fulci's Zombie, Gates of Hell and The Beyond, I loved Horror and gore. Actually Lucio Fulci's Zombie (Fulci is my favorite horror Director of all time) is the movie that pulled me into having a love for zombies. Sure, I love George Romero's zombies, the Fulci's are by far the coolest and best looking zombies every to hit a movie screen. They walk slow with their eyes closed, and are all messed up (unlike Tom Savini's “green and blue” zombies from Dawn of the Dead).
85
Xboxgames xtreme
Cold Fear is a good entry into the survival horror genre at the right time. It brings a brand new gameplay element that makes it well worth getting, dealing with a constantly changing and dangerous weather-battered environment is a hazard that will test the skill of many players, but as long as you develop a tactic and don’t go blindly rushing into combat thinking Tom is playing in a version of a zombie-infested Die Hard, you’ll be fine.
83
WindowsPlayback
Gra studia Dark Works pod tytułem "Cold Fear" jest pozycją udaną. Ma swoje zalety w postaci nietuzinkowej treści, chociaż moim zdaniem słabo i po macoszemu potraktowanej, z grafiką i muzyką na niezłym poziomie, oraz utrzymanym klimatem właściwym dla survival - horrorów. Nie posiada większych i co ważniejsze irytujących błędów, niestety sam czas rozgrywki nie poraża długością. Chciałoby się dłużej nurzać w tym klimacie mrocznym jak spojrzenie mutantów, ale tutaj Twórcy gry nie dali Nam tej szansy. Wymagania sprzętowe nie należą do grupy tzw. "wyśrubowanej", co rokuje szerszą potencjalnie rzeszę zainteresowanych tym tytułem Graczy. Niestety dla części Czytelników mam smutną nowinę: gra przeznaczona jest dla Graczy pełnoletnich, będą, więc musieli chwilę poczekać nim zagrają w "Cold Fear". Graczy lubiących ten gatunek gier mimo niedomagań, o których wspomniałem zachęcam do wcielenia się w Toma Hansena, gdyż po prostu ta gra jest tego WARTA!
83
WindowsGameSpot (Belgium/Netherlands)
Toen we een paar maanden geleden een preview van deze Cold Fear uittesten, hadden we wel al het vermoeden dat het goed zou komen met deze survival-horror-op-zee. Het is fijn om het ook eens een keertje bij het rechte eind te hebben.
83
PlayStation 2PSM2 (Playstation 2 Magazine) UK
Yep, as you'll no doubt have gathered by now, Cold Fear is Resident Evil, but... ON A BOAT! And (whisper it) in many ways it's better than any Resi on PS2. At least until Resi 4 arrives, anyway. And it looks... well, though this is resorting to superlatives, graphically Cold Fear is magnificent. Screenshots don't convey the half of it - waves tear over the side of the ship, drenching Hansen and splattering the camera, leaving watery trails dripping down your screen. You can practically taste the haddock. The ship rolls on the ocean, tilting left and right at alarming angles forcing you to compensate with the controls or else slide over the side. Clouds billow past and lightning flashes across the sky. It's like being in Captain Birdseye's worst nightmare. It makes you look at your five year-old PS2 with new-found respect.
81
XboxGamesmania
„Der Sturm“ meets „Aliens“ – das ist doch eine verheißungsvolle Kombination und das Szenario, bei Sturm auf hoher See zu sein, hat uns richtig gut gefallen. Bedrohlich peitschende Wellen und das ständige Schaukeln sorgen nicht nur für eine dichte Atmosphäre – die zugehörigen Grafik-Effekte sehen zudem klasse aus. Doch spielerisch wird uns eher Standart-Kost präsentiert und auch kleinere Genre-Mankos finden sich unverändert wieder – damit ist Cold Fear doch eine Liga unter Resident Evil 4 oder Project Zero 2. Und doch: Wer auf klassischen Survival-Horror steht und/oder keinen Cube hat, der kann gefahrlos zugreifen! Sofern er nicht seekrank wird…
81
PlayStation 2Gamesmania
„Der Sturm“ meets „Aliens“ – das ist doch eine verheißungsvolle Kombination und das Szenario, bei Sturm auf hoher See zu sein, hat uns richtig gut gefallen. Bedrohlich peitschende Wellen und das ständige Schaukeln sorgen nicht nur für eine dichte Atmosphäre – die zugehörigen Grafik-Effekte sehen zudem klasse aus. Doch spielerisch wird uns eher Standart-Kost präsentiert und auch kleinere Genre-Mankos finden sich unverändert wieder – damit ist Cold Fear doch eine Liga unter Resident Evil 4 oder Project Zero 2. Und doch: Wer auf klassischen Survival-Horror steht und/oder keinen Cube hat, der kann gefahrlos zugreifen! Sofern er nicht seekrank wird…
81
WindowsGamesmania
„Der Sturm“ meets „Aliens“ – das ist doch eine verheißungsvolle Kombination und das Szenario, bei Sturm auf hoher See zu sein, hat uns richtig gut gefallen. Bedrohlich peitschende Wellen und das ständige Schaukeln sorgen nicht nur für eine dichte Atmosphäre – die zugehörigen Grafik-Effekte sehen zudem klasse aus. Doch spielerisch wird uns eher Standart-Kost präsentiert und auch kleinere Genre-Mankos finden sich unverändert wieder – damit ist Cold Fear doch eine Liga unter Resident Evil 4 oder Project Zero 2. Und doch: Wer auf klassischen Survival-Horror steht und/oder keinen Cube hat, der kann gefahrlos zugreifen! Sofern er nicht seekrank wird…
80
WindowsGame Captain
Cold Fear ist ein gelungener Survival Horror-Titel, der allerdings wegen diverser Mängel nicht in Award-Regionen vorstoßen kann. Da ist das Speichersystem, das den Namen nur mit Mühe und Not verdient und das nicht vorhandene Kartensystem durch das man manchmal etwas orientierungslos umherirrt. Als einzige Orientierungshilfe gibt Hansen den Kommentar ab dass es „nicht richtig aussieht“ wenn man mal wieder auf dem Holzweg ist. Versteht mich nicht falsch. Cold Fear ist wirklich guter Survival Horror – aber die angesprochenen Kritikpunkte schmälern den Spielspaß schon etwas – und wo wir grade dabei sind – der Story hätte man auch noch etwas mehr Substanz geben können. Alles in allem macht Cold Fear auf dem PC dank schönerer Grafik und einer zugänglichen Steuerung einen besseren Eindruck als die beiden Konsolenversionen. Trotz einiger Unzulänglichkeiten haben Darkworks noch ein gutes Spiel in frischem Setting abgeliefert, bei dem Fans des Genres bedenkenlos zuschlagen dürfen.
80
XboxCheat Code Central
The creepy atmosphere of the game is bound to give you goosebumps. There's a certain amount of realism to the situations that makes it seem more believable than your average shooter - even though it features zombies. The fact that the game is tight also means that it's short. A good puzzle solver should get through this in a day although the Extreme Difficulty mode will certainly challenge you much longer. Definitely recommended for a rental.
80
PlayStation 23DAvenue
The attention to detail in this heaving blood soaked world is very impressive. Wet floors shine, cupboards seem to have depth rather than the badly rendered facade that perhaps you are used to and the lighting is rich and really adds to the uneasiness of this game. And one last thing before you go. I want you to promise that after you have played Cold Fear and it has satisfied your appetite for intense, in your face game play - keep looking for other titles. Keep renting, keep buying and keep hoping because sooner or later they are bound to get it as right as they have with Cold Fear.
80
PlayStation 2GamePro (US)
F.E.A.R. is Vivendi's upcoming PC shooter. And Cold Winter just arrived on the PS2. Now we have Cold Fear. Do these game publishers conspire in order to create game name confusion, or what?
79
PlayStation 2Futuregamez.net
Cold Fear is a great title with a couple of problems which hold it back from reaching its full potential. The load times between each level this late in the PS2's life is criminal and detracts from the gameplay while the game should have had a slightly longer running time. Still, if you like survival horror games, and who doesn't, then this is worth checking out.
79
XboxGamigo
Ubisoft und Darkworks haben mit Cold Fear ein gutes Horror Action Spiel für die Xbox und PlayStation 2 veröffentlicht, das Fans dieses Genres vergnügliche Stunden bereiten dürfte. Das Spiel erfindet das Genre nicht neu, aber bringt mit den Mutationen und vor allem dem Szenario auf dem Schiff mit den stürmischen Außenbereichen einiges an düsteren Spaß mit sich. Wer auch in der wieder heller werdenden Jahreszeit noch schauriges Futter für die kürzeren Nächte sucht, der wird hier fündig.
78
XboxXbox World Australia (XWA)
Cold Fear marks an impressive first entrance into a firmly established genre, offering a refreshing twist that makes the tried - and-true - move from point-A to B unlocking door C - formula bearable in the form of dramatic weather effects that actually affect gameplay. It is a novel concept and one that I hope is expanded on and explored further in the event of a sequel or if another game appropriates this feature. While the rest of the game falls back to run-of-the-mill survival horror fare, an overall high production value plus intense combat, interesting and bloodthirsty adversaries, as well as an accessible camera controls during combat makes this game worthy of your time, especially to action fans that are previously put off by the static camera angles that have been mainstays of the genre.
77
PlayStation 2Fragland.net
Now that Resident Evil 4 will pass on PS2 and Xbox, Sony & Microsoft adepts have to settle for other (lesser?) horror games. One of these is Cold Fear, the latest creation from Darkworks, who previously made themselves known with the Alone in the Dark series. Let's see whather they can continue the line of this excellent series to this new game.
76
XboxWorth Playing
There are a few things in life that never get old, always make you smile, and give you a warm fuzzy feeling inside: Mom’s homemade apple pie, Dairy Queen on a hot summer day, and blowing the bejesus out of a rampaging zombie’s head with a 12-gauge shotgun as it lunges for your jugular. Unfortunately, my copy of Cold Fear did not come with any pie or ice cream, but it did come packed with lots of zombie-slaying fun. Developed by Darkworks, who brought us the highly-acclaimed Alone in the Dark, Cold Fear was recently published in the U.S. by Ubisoft. This is Ubisoft’s first venture into the survival horror genre, and it seems like they chose a decent game to make their debut.
76
XboxIGN
Those lucky bastards with the GameCubes have their precious Resident Evil 4, but the other systems haven't been completely left out of the survival horror loop. The Xbox and PS2 (and later the PC) are all getting life aquatic with the creepy stylings of Cold Fear. While the budget and depth of this title aren't as big as Capcom's behemoth it still has plenty of scares and zombies to decapitate on the quest to finding out what those wacky scientists have been up to this time. You want your B-movie thrills? Step right on in.
76
PlayStation 2Worth Playing
Cold Fear turns out to be an all-around moderate suspense filled horror title. If you like to be scared and are looking for a new game in the genre, then this one will definitely do the trick. It seems a bit convoluted and rather forced, yet if you play it in the dark late at night, it will still spook the bejeezus out of you. Thanks to the moderate to short duration, it's also a decent rental if you just are looking for something to beat for the sake of beating. For best effect, play it in the dark, or else the unsettling spookiness just won't be there.
75
XboxJeuxvideo.com
La talentueuse équipe de Darkworks revisite le survival horror d'une bien belle façon avec Cold Fear. Le jeu n'est certes pas particulièrement original dans son déroulement ni dans son contexte, mais il profite d'une ambiance excellente qui assure une angoisse permanente pour le joueur. Le titre offre d'ailleurs un challenge à la hauteur même s'il demeure un peu court.
75
PlayStation 2Jeuxvideo.com
La talentueuse équipe de Darkworks revisite le survival horror d'une bien belle façon avec Cold Fear. Le jeu n'est certes pas particulièrement original dans son déroulement ni dans son contexte, mais il profite d'une ambiance excellente qui assure une angoisse permanente pour le joueur. Le titre offre d'ailleurs un challenge à la hauteur même s'il demeure un peu court.
75
WindowsPC Gameplay (Benelux)
Degelijk Survival horror spel, alleen spijtig van de matige consoleconversie en de waardeloze verhaallijn.
75
PlayStation 2GameZone
Imagine you’re a member of the Coast Guard and you receive a distress call from a nearby whaling vessel. The caller is vague but you feel something disturbing has happened and thusly you and a group of your fellow mates are sent to the ship that looks abandoned. To make matters worse there’s a storm and the ship is being battered by massive waves. That’s not the worse part, though. As you venture deeper into the ship you feel like something not right dwells in the ship ... something not quite right. It isn’t until you see the thing, that was once human, race after you that you know your life is in danger. Welcome to Cold Fear, a survival horror game with a familiar feel.
73
PlayStation 2Softpedia
Cold Fear may be a good game, that's fun to play and offers the daily spine chills that gamers need, but it's far from being a masterpiece. When you take a look at what Capcom achieved with its latest Resident Evil title and what Konami prepares for us with the next Silent Hill, Cold Fear turns pale and fades into mediocrity.
72
WindowsPC Powerplay
Vor dem Kampf mti dem Endboss setzen die Götter bekanntlich die Arbeit. In Cold Fear bedeutet dies: rennen, ballern, ballern, äußerst simple Minirätsel (finde Schlüssel in Raum A, benutze ihn nebenan in Raum B) und - vor allem - häufiges Sterben. Da sich die Entwickler bei der Umsetzung von Playstation 2 auf PC nicht von ihrem geliebten Speicherpunktsystem trennen mochten, dürfen wir unseren Fortschritt nur dann auf Festplatte bannen, wenn es das Spiel für richtig hält.
72
XboxGameSpot
Game progression unlocks up to 13 different art galleries, which show some of the more impressive visuals in the game. You're also able to unlock a fourth difficulty mode, if you can muster up the interest to play through the game again. It's likely, however, that the approximately eight hours it takes you to play through the game the first time will be enough, if not too much. Although Cold Fear is a tidy action game, with some interesting gameplay elements, it suffers from being generic, evidenced even by the generic action title. It's definitely entertaining for a few hours, especially if you're amused by the rampant clichés, but if you're looking for a truly freakish survival horror game, you'll be better off getting your fear somewhere else.
72
PlayStation 2IGN
Those lucky bastards with the GameCubes have their precious Resident Evil 4, but the other systems haven't been completely left out of the survival horror loop. The Xbox and PS2 (and later the PC) are all getting life aquatic with the creepy stylings of Cold Fear. While the budget and depth of this title aren't as big as Capcom's behemoth it still has plenty of scares and zombies to decapitate on the quest to finding out what those wacky scientists have been up to this time. You want your B-movie thrills? Step right on in.
70
XboxMS Xbox World
Cold Fear is an atmospheric and entertaining title which makes a welcome addition to the Xbox library of games especially for survival horror fans. With its cool combat and of course the awesome headshots, makes Cold Fear a game not to be missed, especially if you wish for a Resident Evil type game to appear on the system. That said, Cold Fear is a short game and might make some players feel sea sick. The lack of a map does prolong the experience for perhaps the wrong reasons and the camera angles take a little getting used to. If you can overlook these faults then I’m sure Cold Fear will entertain you. If anything rent the game just so you can experience the beauty that is the ship during the game’s opening. Not a must have but still a good game albeit lacking in substance.
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WindowsJeuxvideo.com
Cold Fear n'est pas le survival horror de l'année mais grâce à quelques bonnes idées, il pourra faire passer un moment plaisant aux joueurs PC adeptes du style. Je vous accorde qu'en matière d'ambiance, ce n'est pas Doom 3, mais vu le nombre de représentants de la catégorie sur PC, on sera indulgent. Bon, je peux aller tester Shopping Centre Tycoon maintenant patron ?
70
PlayStation 2GameCell UK
Overall I enjoyed playing through the game. However, control does feel sluggish at times, and has a few niggles like collision detection when finishing off enemies, and its also way too short. Its worth picking up if you don’t have a GAMECUBE, or if you fancy a new adventure after the latest Resident Evil, but I have to say Capcom raised the bar to such a height with RE4, the competition really does have to go back to the drawing board to see what they can do, and that includes Cold Fear too.
70
XboxGameCell UK
Overall I enjoyed playing through the game. However, control does feel sluggish at times, and has a few niggles like collision detection when finishing off enemies, and its also way too short. Its worth picking up if you don’t have a GAMECUBE, or if you fancy a new adventure after the latest Resident Evil, but I have to say Capcom raised the bar to such a height with ‘RE4, the competition really does have to go back to the drawing board to see what they can do, and that includes Cold Fear too.
70
XboxDeaf Gamers
Cold Fear might not be classed as one of the finest games in the survival horror genre but it’s a solid game that plays out rather well and fans of the genre should definitely pick it up. There’s nothing here that’s particularly innovative or exceptional though and some will think the game is pretty formulaic in its design. Although it is a by the book survival horror game, it’s still enjoyable and having the game set on ship in the middle of the storm certainly makes a change from walking around a zombie invested mansion or village. Best of all though the game is deaf gamer friendly, which is something you can’t say for other titles in the genre.
70
XboxExtreme Gamer
Cold Fear is your standard survival horror title in Resident Evil vein. Although the Darkworks gets points for an original setting, although the plot is just shark food. Cold Fear will provide you with a few hours of suspenseful action, but in the end will end up frozen on your gaming shelf.
70
Windows2404.org PC Gaming
I had lowered expectations going into Cold Fear because most of the console-to-PC ports I've played, with the exception of a few rare gems, are difficult to play and have graphics that aren't improved from their console birth. However, when I started the game up I soon realized that some of my expectations were incorrect. Cold Fear comes very close to being a great game but has a few things that really hold it back; things that I would think are very obvious and I'm surprised they weren't fixed for the PC version.
70
XboxJolt (UK)
A survival-horror game is off to a pretty good start if the environment it takes place in is inherently frightening. In the case of Cold Fear a seemingly abandoned Russian whaler, adrift in the middle of a violent storm does the trick. If you’re not struggling against the wind, rain and swinging cranes on deck, then the groaning, rolling, dark interiors ought to put the scares up you – that and the fact that the rest of your US Coastguard team have been almost immediately slaughtered on arrival by an unseen foe.
70
XboxYahoo! Games
Sea voyages can be scary -- just ask the survivors of Gilligan's Island. So it makes perfect sense to plop a lone hero amid a bunch of mindless zombies at sea. That describes Cold Fear in a nutshell. Having redefined its own name through the exploits of Sam Fisher, Ubisoft now turns to horror. But even with a novel approach and impressive visuals, the company will need to do more than wrap old ideas in a new package if they want to replicate their success with stealth.
70
XboxGameSpy
While it's not going to overthrow Resident Evil 4 as King of All Horror Games, Cold Fear is a solid little thriller. Some nifty gameplay mechanics and nasty enemies keep it from being an also-ran, while a little too much repetitive exploration and a short story keep it from being a contender. However, if you're dying to blast some baddies and smash some heads, there's no doubt that this'll give you what you need.
69
WindowsActionTrip
So, what's the conclusion? I must say it's a pity that a game with such a realistic feel and a believable atmosphere suffers from several annoying problems, such as the lack of an in game mini-map or an inventory system and the inability to save your progress or use the health packs at will. You're also unable to pick up ammo if the weapon that uses it is fully loaded, so you'll have to leave it lying around. The inability to carry more forces you to aim better, which is at times virtually impossible. Sure you might say that there is certain charm to this, and to a certain extent you might be right, but there is a fine line between hard and engaging gameplay and frustrating gameplay - a fine line which shouldn't be crossed.
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PlayStation 2GameSpot
Game progression unlocks up to 13 different art galleries, which show some of the more impressive visuals in the game. You're also able to unlock a fourth difficulty mode, if you can muster up the interest to play through the game again. It's likely, however, that the approximately eight hours it takes you to play through the game the first time will be enough, if not too much. Although Cold Fear is a tidy action game, with some interesting gameplay elements, it suffers from being generic, evidenced even by the generic action title. It's definitely entertaining for a few hours, especially if you're amused by the rampant clichés, but if you're looking for a truly freakish survival horror game, you'll be better off getting your fear somewhere else.
68
XboxGame Informer Magazine
Despite some great potential and impressive graphical effects, the fun of Cold Fear gets washed out amidst a storm of other problems. Survival horror junkies should give it a look just to experience something a little different, but don't expect Tom Hansen to deliver a Leon-caliber punch. Unless he's doing some serious interdicting, he just doesn't have the skills.
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PlayStation 2Game Informer Magazine
Despite some great potential and impressive graphical effects, the fun of Cold Fear gets washed out amidst a storm of other problems. Survival horror junkies should give it a look just to experience something a little different, but don't expect Tom Hansen to deliver a Leon-caliber punch. Unless he's doing some serious interdicting, he just doesn't have the skills.
67
XboxGame Revolution
But those empty, ghostlike rooms go unrealized, and the game itself, although promising, is nipped by the cold and bitter wind of a rushed production and a breezy plot. Calling Cold Fear a bad game would be an injustice to all it gets right, so instead, we deem it a great rental, which accurately captures both its length and its eventual future on the shelves of your local Blockbuster.
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PlayStation 2Game Revolution
Sometimes, the sweetest things in life are brief. Watching a sunset, giving a goodbye kiss, shooting a zombie in the head with a 12-gauge - these fleeting joys come and go like a flickering flame in an autumn breeze. Oh, wait...you paid fifty dollars for that flickering flame? And it lasted how long?
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WindowsGamezine
Le constat est simple, Cold Fear se joue à petites doses. Sur une longue durée, il risque de très vite vous ennuyer, et la durée de vie se révèle en plus très courte... D'un autre côté il n’y a pas eu depuis longtemps ce type de jeux sur PC. Ouais en occaz je ne dis pas non, en neuf par contre c'est une toute autre histoire. Inutile je pense que je vous fasse un dessin.
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XboxKombo.com
Cold Fear emulates Resident Evil 4 in so many respects that it practically begs to be seen as a secondary alternative. Unfortunately, the few aspects in which it deviates from Capcom’s blueprint are where it fails the worst. Doing away with item management turned out to be more a blessing than a curse, and the novel setting ends up leading to more blasé environments later on. When drawing on a nearly-perfect game for source material, being as utterly average as Cold Fear is unacceptable.
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XboxGame Informer Magazine
Add in some wonky control issues and a main character who probably made it through high school without a single date and Cold Fear lands itself solidly in the "mediocre" category.
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PlayStation 2Game Informer Magazine
Add in some wonky control issues and a main character who probably made it through high school without a single date and Cold Fear lands itself solidly in the "mediocre" category.
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XboxFactornews
Avec ce Cold Fear, Darkworks n’a pas vraiment comblé les lacunes de son Alone in the Dark IV. Encore une fois, le titre est pétri de qualités artistiques, et en met plein la vue au joueur durant les premières heures de jeu. Mais ce n'est que pour le plonger ensuite dans un ennui qui ne le quittera pas jusqu’à la fin. Vu la qualité proposée par la concurrence, Cold Fear aura vraiment du mal à se sortir du lot.
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XboxX-Power
Mijn advies, ben je een fan van survival horror games, ga de game eens een weekendje je huren en beslis zelf of hij een eventuele aankoop waard is, ben je geen fan van survival horror games dan zal Cold Fear je mening over het genre zeker niet veranderen en kun je hem beter helemaal links laten liggen.
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PlayStation 2UOL Jogos
A Darkworks herdou o legado de "Alone in the Dark", produzindo a boa quarta versão do clássico. "Cold Fear", apesar de sua construção competente, peca em pequenos, porém, numerosos defeitinhos que vão limando a qualidade geral. O título vale um aluguel pelo enredo e alguns momentos inspirados, mas nada além disso. Mesmo porque não há quase nenhum extra.
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PlayStation 2G4 TV: X-Play
As survivor horror games go, Cold Fear is lukewarm. The graphics attempt to mask a mediocre plot and flawed action, but it does succeed in making your skin crawl--in a good way. The little details included almost counteract the annoyances, but the title is still relegated to rental status. If you have access to a GameCube, play Resident Evil 4. If you already have, then play it again. That game is so much better than Cold Fear, it's almost scary.
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WindowsUOL Jogos
A Darkworks herdou o legado de "Alone in the Dark", produzindo a boa quarta versão do clássico. "Cold Fear", apesar de sua construção competente, peca em pequenos, porém, numerosos defeitinhos que vão limando a qualidade geral. O título vale um aluguel pelo enredo e alguns momentos inspirados, mas nada além disso. Mesmo porque não há quase nenhum extra.
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PlayStation 2Thunderbolt Games
While Cold Fear never manages to reach the giddy heights of the games it tries to emulate, it is still an enjoyable and solid survival horror title. If you are looking for something to help tide you over before the release of Resident Evil 5, you could do much worse than pick this title up. It's a little too comparable to other survival horror titles at times and although it's not exactly pushing the boundaries of the genre, it is still a worthwhile entry.
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WindowsGameStar (Germany)
Ich mag Horror-Spiele - wenn sie gut gemacht sind. Auf den ersten Blick ist bei Cold Fear alles in Butter: das Szenario ist ungewöhnlich und das schwankende Schiff macht atmospährisch eine Menge her. Aber nach und nach treten die Schwächen zutage: nervige Rätsel, doofe Gegner, kein inventar. Und warum schafft es Superkämpfer Hansen nicht, kniehohe Hindernisse zu überspringen? Fast schon ein Glück, dass die eigentlich stimmungsvolle Metzelei vorbei ist, bevor man sich über die Mängel aufregen kann. Meine Hoffnungen ruhen auf einem zweiten Teil. Dann bitte mit der gleichen Atmospähre, aber etwas mehr Spieldesign dahinter.
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WindowsJeuxVideoPC.com
Les zombies ne sont plus que l’ombre d’eux-mêmes ! Nostalgie quand tu nous tiens... Sans tomber dans un caricatural "c’était mieux avant", force est de constater que les zombies, à l’époque de la nuit des morts vivants de Romero, faisaient trembler dans les chaumières. Depuis, l’eau a coulé sous les ponts, et ils font désormais partie intégrante du paysage d’un jeu de survival horor. Rendons à César ce qui lui appartient, principalement en raison du succès de la série des Resident Evil.
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PlayStation 2Pro-G
The overwhelming feeling when playing Cold Fear is one of disappointment. Not because it's a very bad game, but because it had the potential to be something truly special. The production values are high and it's well put together - though it never gels as well as it should. However, it's certainly worth a rental - at the very least - and will undoubtedly provide some gamers with many hours of fun. Indeed, it's worth playing the game for some of the earlier sections on the boat alone. A solid title then, marred by a few too many irritating aspects, but certainly worth a go for anyone who enjoys a pulpy B-Movie blast.
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PlayStation 2GameSpy
While it's not going to overthrow Resident Evil 4 as King of All Horror Games, Cold Fear is a solid little thriller. Some nifty gameplay mechanics and nasty enemies keep it from being an also-ran, while a little too much repetitive exploration and a short story keep it from being a contender. However, if you're dying to blast some baddies and smash some heads, there's no doubt that this'll give you what you need.
55
WindowsPC Player (Denmark)
Når den dag oprinder, hvor kopiprodukter per definition koster halvdelen af de originale, vil spil som Cold Fear have eksistensberettigelse. Ikke før.
50
XboxBordersdown
It’s clear from the unlockable extras (which include unused concepts and designs) that Darkworks were brimming to the Crow’s Nest with ideas for Cold Fear. In its current form the game is an enjoyable and visually accomplished, but ultimately forgettable experience which plays like little more than a prequel to the next in the series.
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XboxEurogamer.net (UK)
We're not sure why Western game developers seem to find it so tough to produce horror adventure games that can be talked of in the same breath as Resident Evil, Silent Hill and Project Zero, but it's one of those puzzling anomalies that's been going on for years now. The crazy thing is, the entire survival-horror genre was born in France in the early '90s with the seminal Alone In The Dark trilogy - a concept that a succession of Japanese developers have refined and made great strides with ever since.