About This Game
Cold Fear is a survival horror video game designed by Darkworks and published by Ubisoft. It was released to the North American market on March 15, 2005.
In Cold Fear, the player plays the role of Tom Hansen, a US Coast Guard sailor who has been sent to investigate a mysterious Russian whaler in the Bering Strait. As Hansen, the player discovers that the ship is occupied by hostile Russian soldiers and by strange creatures that use humans and other life forms as hosts, for food, and for protection against the environment.
These parasites are a threat to Hansen. He investigates the mystery of the ship and its deadly cargo. Cold fear is a game similar to others in its genre, but its mechanics are more innovative than Resident Evil 4. The game employs a lot of scare tactics. For example, when opening a door, a creature can jump towards the player, or while talking to an NPC, a creature can burst out of the player’s chest.