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Cold Fear

Platform(s): PC, PlayStation 2, Xbox
Genre: Action
Publisher: Ubisoft
Developer: Darkworks

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'Cold Fear' (PS2/Xbox) Creeps Into Retail - Screens

by Rainier on March 15, 2005 @ 11:22 a.m. PST

Experience an intense, innovative and clever horror experience in a realistic, constantly shifting environment out at sea in Cold Fear by Ubisoft. Cold Fear puts you in the role of Tom Hansen a US Coast Guard crewman whose team is sent to investigate a drifting, abandoned Russian whaling ship. Prepare to face the horrors lurking beneath its bloodstained decks. Shoot your way through a bloodsoaked nightmare straight out of a horror movie. Confront hordes of alarmingly intelligent enemies as the ship's deck lurches constantly under your feet.

"Ubisoft is making a huge impact on the action-horror genre with the release of Cold Fear," said Tony Kee, vice president of marketing for Ubisoft. "Cold Fear challenges even the toughest competitor to endure an immersive gameplay experience that features an aggressive A.I. system, interactive environments that enhance the already intense combat, blood-crazed enemies and heart-stopping terror with its kill-or-be-killed attitude."

Players step into the role of Tom Hansen, a U.S. Coast Guardsman who is sent to board a drifting Russian whaling ship in the middle of a howling storm on the Bering Sea. He arrives only to discover that terrifying surprises await him on the bloodstained decks of the constantly rocking, shifting vessel. Set in a volatile, dynamic environment, the game will have players overwhelmed by fear as they engage in intense combat with intelligent enemies.

Game features include:

  • Unique gameplay: The violent storm constantly rocks the ship's deck, creating unpredictable gameplay that challenges player stability. Dangerous waves, blinding foam, slippery rain, and swinging lifeboats and cables can either help or hurt the player's ability to survive.
  • Interactive environments: Use objects on the ship to kill enemies. Destroy enemies with electrical transformers, fire bullets at combustible barrels and shoot steam pipes to reveal invisible enemies.
  • Powerful enemies: Aggressive, intelligent enemies, including mercenaries, frantic mutants and lurking parasites, engage the player in intense combat. Each enemy has different strengths and weaknesses so the player will constantly be confronted by new threats.
  • Realistic weapons: Choose one of seven weapons to kill enemies. Firepower includes an AK47, a shotgun, an MP5, a flamethrower, a grenade launcher and an experimental spear gun.
  • Unique camera angles: A new feature within the horror genre, the over-the-shoulder camera angle enhances action and aids long-range combat.
  • Land a critical hit: The critical hit offers gamers unique ways to kill enemies with a single shot in desperate situations.

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