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All contact is lost with a submarine on a routine mission which then crashes into an underwater facility. The occupants of the underwater facility are ordered to board the submarine and find out what went wrong. On board the vessel, strange things are happening which are taking control of the crew. The crew are mutating due to an alien parasite and members of the search team have to figure out what is happening and how to stop it!

The game is played via a third person view which is just behind the character and you look over his shoulder. The game is based underwater in a submarine so the developers have added a claustrophobic feeling by giving some areas a limited amount of air so you have to run through to activate the air circulation system. Controls are your typical Resident Evil style which is you pull the Right shoulder button to draw your gun, your d-pad to aim and then a button to shoot. Along your journey of the submarine, you will need to find objects such as keycards to unlock doors and better weapons.


Deep Fear SEGA Saturn It's just a joke, don't worry, for now...
Deep Fear SEGA Saturn Map
Deep Fear SEGA Saturn Hmm, ugly
Deep Fear SEGA Saturn Main Title

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Alternate Titles

  • "ディープフィアー" -- Japanese spelling

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Defunct Games Jul 15, 2007 90 out of 100 90
neXGam 1998 8.9 out of 10 89
Mega Fun Sep, 1998 84 out of 100 84
Video Games Oct, 1998 83 out of 100 83
Shin Force Jul 12, 2005 7.9 out of 10 79
GameSpot Aug 25, 1998 7.8 out of 10 78 Aug 14, 2010 14 out of 20 70
Joypad Oct, 1998 7 out of 10 70


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Deep Fear was the last Sega Saturn game to be released in Europe, at a point where Nintendo 64 had already replaced Sega's 32 bit as the direct rival of PlayStation. Sega started focusing on the Japanese market.
Reaver (1795) added Deep Fear (SEGA Saturn) on Dec 01, 2006