"All I wanted to know is where the key was!"

-Doctor Purnell

Mace is the second boss in Cry of Fear, being fought in the sewers near the end of Chapter 2. He is a large foe, considerably taller than Simon and bearing several bandages across his body that also cover his eyes, a bloated Tongue hanging from his mouth. He is named after the large spiked mace he carries, which has the power to kill Simon in one hit if he is not careful during the fight.

Mace appears once The Doctor has fled from Simon after beheading a man he was torturing for the location of a key. As Mace appears, he reveals that he has the key and swallows it before the fight begins. He is notably a very slow foe and is most likely unable to see because of the bandages covering his eyes, often stopping for several moments as if to sniff out Simon before resuming in pursuing him. It can also be assumed that he is able to pursue Simon through hearing, as Simon will make noise whilst moving due to the room being partially flooded.

Despite his handicaps, Mace is completely immune to all of Simon's weapons (not even Simon's book can scratch it). The only way to kill him is to turn one of the four valves around the room all the way to power up its respective generator, which will prepare to emit a charge through the water in the partially flooded room. Simon will have to power up separate generators to emit enough of a charge to kill Mace, taking care to jump onto dry ground before the electricity can emit. The amount of generators needed to kill Mace depends on the difficulty the player chose at the start of the game.

After he is killed, Mace's fried body still poses a problem due to the key he swallowed - forcing Simon to have to locate a nearby hand saw and cut his way into the corpse's stomach to retrieve the key by hand in order to continue further on.


  • You can't perform a well-timed jump to avoid the electricity without needing to go to dry ground.
  • Sometimes there's a bug in nightmare mode when you use all the electric valves on him and he's still alive. You can't fix this.

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