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Cold Fear (PlayStation 2)

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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 PlayStation 2 Title screen.

Alternate Titles

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

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User Reviews

More like "Cold Apathy" AkibaTechno (228) 2.29 Stars2.29 Stars2.29 Stars2.29 Stars2.29 Stars

The Press Says

Next Level Gaming Mar 31, 2005 88 out of 100 88
Gamesmania Mar 30, 2005 81 out of 100 81
Futuregamez.net Mar 28, 2005 79 out of 100 79
Fragland.net May 11, 2005 77.2 out of 100 77
Worth Playing Apr 19, 2005 7.6 out of 10 76
GameZone Mar 29, 2005 7.5 out of 10 75
Softpedia Mar 06, 2007 7.3 out of 10 73
GameSpot Mar 25, 2005 6.9 out of 10 69
Game Revolution Mar 28, 2005 B- 67
GameSpy Mar 22, 2005 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 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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