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  • Summary: Cold Fear is the first action-horror title under the Ubisoft brand. The game is set in a dynamic environment on a stormy sea, including intense combat, intelligent enemies, and a high element of the shockingly unexpected. Your life jacket won't be sufficient. Players step into the role ofCold Fear is the first action-horror title under the Ubisoft brand. The game is set in a dynamic environment on a stormy sea, including intense combat, intelligent enemies, and a high element of the shockingly unexpected. Your life jacket won't be sufficient. Players step into the role of Tom Hansen, a U.S. Coast Guard who is sent to board a drifting Russian whaling ship in the middle of a howling storm on the Bering Sea, who will discover there is no safe place here. On this constantly rocking and shifting ship and a mysterious oil rig, players must turn their interactive surroundings to their advantage to take down human enemies ? and enemies that aren't human any more - and save their own life. [Ubisoft] Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 13
  2. Negative: 0 out of 13
  1. PC Gamer
    81
    Puts out where it counts. Cold Fear is a pants-browner. [Aug 2005, p.68]
  2. A highly polished title that shows that Ubisoft's action-focused approached to the horrific can be gory fun, too.
  3. The game utilises a series of components and dare we even mutter it under our breath, clichés that can be derived from any number of horror films and survival horror titles, which is no big fault since for the most part (travelling aside) the game is an enjoyable title away from the established franchises that does offer some new ideas and details to the genre.
  4. AceGamez
    70
    Cold Fear is an unashamedly old school survival horror game, so you should pretty much know whether you're interested in playing it or not.
  5. 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.
  6. Has a forbidding atmosphere (beginning on a ship and moving to an oil rig), violent blood-letting and superb environmental effects. However, we've seen the same kind of lame puzzles (sodding keycards anyone?) and storylines a billion times before. [PC Zone]
  7. games(TM)
    50
    It’s hard not to like Cold Fear for what it’s trying to do, but it’s also hard not to see the glaring errors that it makes along the way. [Apr 2005, p.119]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 20
  2. Negative: 6 out of 20
  1. YoteS.
    Jul 3, 2005
    10
    Out of all, one of the best games ever.
  2. May 25, 2020
    10
    так то старый добрый топчик за свои деньги) вспомнил прослезился
  3. PeterM.
    Apr 27, 2005
    9
    This type of game is rarely seen in PC format, we should be appreciative to what Ubisoft accomplished. Just play it to believe.
  4. DimaD.
    Jul 3, 2005
    8
    Good screenplay and graphics: can be scarier.
  5. Sep 15, 2021
    6
    Wow! Gotta find that code! Ive got this ice box where my fear USED to be! but now my fear isnt so cold so cold so cold so cold. get it? its aWow! Gotta find that code! Ive got this ice box where my fear USED to be! but now my fear isnt so cold so cold so cold so cold. get it? its a song from probably 2005(?) Which is ironic cuz thats when this game came out! Kek! Honestly, this game is not terrible. They sure tried to make an RE game, but kinda failed, but I blame the Xbox One aka The Xbox "orginal" (curse you Microsoft for your poorly name systems!!!!!!!!!!!!!) I played this on PC which had to be in windowed mode??? Not sure why, but it didnt run well in 'NOT' windowed mode! Made finding that code kinda difficult. >:( But overall, I still had some fun with this game! The enemies were creative and kinda dope! The plot however is pretty long and boring and overused and long and smelly. You get a girlfriend, but there is only one option for girls. I would like to see more girl in the next installment pls! Anyway, its kinda late. I should get to bed, which is gonna shorten this esteemed review... BUT! Be that as it may, this game is still kinda fun! Play it on your Xbox One, aka the Xbox Original! (CURSE YOU XBOX FOR YOUR SYSTEM NAAAAAAAAAAMEES!!!!) GOODBYE PAPA! Expand
  6. Jun 4, 2011
    3
    When I first started Cold Fear I really enjoyed the atmosphere. The sway of the ship, the rain, the lightning. All lended a nice touch.When I first started Cold Fear I really enjoyed the atmosphere. The sway of the ship, the rain, the lightning. All lended a nice touch. Then I tried playing the game. Forget WASD, the movement controls for this game are F*KD and the aiming is just as bad. Stopped and uninstalled after just 15 minutes of "play". Gave the game to a friend. He played for about as long. Even for free this game is a pass. Expand
  7. May 16, 2020
    0
    Tiens, tiens, une sale copie des Resident Saloperies et autres étrons démoulés par Captron le faiseur d'étrons depuis des générations ! maisTiens, tiens, une sale copie des Resident Saloperies et autres étrons démoulés par Captron le faiseur d'étrons depuis des générations ! mais quelle originalité, dites-moi... ah oui, c'est vrai que ça se passe sur un bateau... il ne faut donc pas s'étonner que le scénario (?!) soit aussi bateau !

    ça reprend donc tous les défauts de ce genre de jeu pseudo-horrifique à zombis à la petite semaine : la sauvegarde tous les 36 du mois, les caméras lamentablement fixes et la non-jouabilité générale et généralisée à tous les compartiments du jeu...

    Par exemple, même sur PC, la souris reste excessivement lente quand on vise, juste pour faire chier et de toute façon, aucune manette n'est prise en charge. Chaque commande entraîne de toute façon un temps de réponse non négligeable pour montrer que le personnage est une grosse andouille lente et pesante... à la merci des zombis de mon cul.

    Cela étant, le jeu fonctionne très bien sur Win 7-64 mais reste limité aux résos 4/3 ; VF assez convaincante de que j'en ai entendu ; musique banale et trop envahissante. Bilan : très négatif, cependant ! on s'ennuie, c'est la foire aux poncifs et la jouabilité a coulé à pic, emportant avec elle tout ce merdier de jeu de merde vers les tréfonds de la nullité abyssale.
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