|a game by||Darkworks S.A.|
|User Rating:||8.0/10 - 1 vote|
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Coming From Darkworks, who, with Alone in the Dark spawned the whole survival horror genre, Cold Fear is an atmospheric action-adventure set on a ghoulish Russian whaling ship caught in a bitter storm. The constantly-swaying ship and environmental effects are excellent, and the mutated creatures are suitably rotted and lurching, allowing you to execute some satisfyingly gory headshots and blood-spattering.
However, Cold Fear is severely hampered by a terrifically awkward control system, random save points, poor object interaction and rather generic puzzle-solving gameplay. Keycards from dead sailors? Come on - this is 2006, not 1996. Not terrible, but you'd be better off saving your cash and ammo for the forthcoming PC release of the infinitely superior Resident Evil 4.