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Cold Fear

PC / Windows
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Cold Fear

Cold Fear | PC

Adventure, TPP, survival horror, action adventure

Companies responsible for Cold Fear

DarkWorks | game developer

Ubisoft | publisher   Official website

Cold Fear release date for PC:

game language:
English

29 March 2005 | Worldwide

Game mode: single player , size: 2 CD
Game score 7.0 / 10 calculated out of 845 players' votes.  

Cold Fear is a typical representative of survival horror genre, i.e. a dynamic action game with heavy atmosphere of fear. What is noteworthy, this is the first game of the type released by Ubisoft company. This product was developed by DarkWorks Studio known for the highly acclaimed Alone in the Dark IV: The New Nightmare.

You play as Tom Hansen, an officer of the United States Coast Guard, who is tasked with an investigation of a floating object in the Bering Strait right in the middle of the storm. The object turns out to be a Russian whaler. Upon getting onboard the protagonist finds no crew. As the story unfolds, Hansen encounters strange monsters, which seemingly have seized the entire ship. From time to time he also meets some people, most of whom try to kill him. Later, the game takes you to an equally mysterious oil rig.

Cold Fear, as befits a survival horror, is a very dynamic title. The core gameplay is combat, in which you use many types of weapons (pistols, assault rifles, and melee weapons). Intelligent and deadly (especially from up close) enemies make up a big challenge.

The game is set during the storm, which was aimed to be as realistic as possible (sudden blows of wind, continual torrential rain, huge waves getting onboard, etc). The camera takes different positions, the most common being the third person perspective. Because of brutal combat and the atmosphere of horror, Cold Fear is directed to mature audience.

Sony PlayStation 2
Game Cold Fear (PS2) Cover
Cold Fear

Cold Fear | PS2

Adventure, TPP, survival horror, action adventure

Companies responsible for Cold Fear

DarkWorks | game developer

Ubisoft | publisher   Official website

Cold Fear release date for PS2:

game language:
English

04 March 2005 | Worldwide

04 March 2005 | Europe PAL

15 March 2005 | USA NTSC

Game mode: single player , size: 1 DVD
Game score 6.7 / 10 calculated out of 138 players' votes.  

In Cold Fear you play as Tom Hansen, an officer of the United States Coast Guard, who is tasked with investigation of a Russian vessel drifting in the middle of the storm. The game is set in the Bering Strait, and it seems that the ship is abandoned. Or is it really?

Cold Fear is a survival horror game with elements of action-adventure. The product was released by Ubisoft company, known for highly acclaimed Evil Twin – in terms of atmosphere, a title similar to this new game.

Right after reaching the ship, Tom finds out his own boat is gone (or just invisible in the fog?), and the vessel is not at all abandoned, despite what it seemed from the outside. Something or someone hides in the darkness. The player’s job is to solve the mystery of the ship and safely get out.

Fear crawls everywhere, and the overwhelming darkness and disturbing sounds coming from all sides attack the player’s senses building up the atmosphere of fear and claustrophobic loneliness. The graphics increases that impression too, thanks to its dark stylistics, pervasive fog, and suggestive shadows and lighting.

The game has no multiplayer.

Microsoft Xbox
Game Cold Fear (XBOX) Cover
Cold Fear

Cold Fear | XBOX

Cold Fear release date for XBOX:

game language:
English

04 March 2005 | Worldwide

04 March 2005 | Europe PAL

15 March 2005 | USA NTSC

Game mode: single player , size: 1 DVD

In Cold Fear you play as Tom Hansen, an officer of the United States Coast Guard, who is tasked with investigation of a Russian vessel drifting in the middle of the storm. The game is set in the Bering Strait, and it seems that the ship is abandoned. Or is it really?

Cold Fear is a survival horror game with elements of action-adventure. The product was released by Ubisoft company, known for highly acclaimed Evil Twin – in terms of atmosphere, a title similar to this new game.

Right after reaching the ship, Tom finds out his own boat is gone (or just invisible in the fog?), and the vessel is not at all abandoned, despite what it seemed from the outside. Something or someone hides in the darkness. The player’s job is to solve the mystery of the ship and safely get out.

Fear crawls everywhere, and the overwhelming darkness and disturbing sounds coming from all sides attack the player’s senses building up the atmosphere of fear and claustrophobic loneliness. The graphics increases that impression too, thanks to its dark stylistics, pervasive fog, and suggestive shadows and lighting. The Xbox version is a tad more technically advanced than its Sony’s counterpart.

The game has no multiplayer.