The music in Cry of Fear is slow and depressing to fit the situation in the game. Here are some music examples.
CrowEditCrow is a slow and melodic song with the acoustic guitar helping to give it that lonely and depressing feeling.
Crow was added into the 1.6 Standalone Release, playing after Simon recalled the moment when he showed his love to Sophie.
Water CorridorEditThe song Water Corridor is very dark and has a level of ambience to help to convey the spooky and gloomy atmosphere of the game. It is heard on the first floor of the apartments. In the mp3 folder, the song's name is watercorridor.
Dark CityEditThis song is heard in the introduction to Cry of Fear, it is a slow and melancholy piece with the piano adding to the depressing yet almost peaceful theme. The song blends in very well with the gloomy and dark city of Faversholm and overall it sets the mood and immerses the player into the game. In the folder's the song's name is introreal.
DeathEditThis song is played when you are installing the game, also it is played in chapter 7 when Simon is rowing the boat across the lake. It is a peaceful and sad song, it kind of has a heavenly feel to it as well. The song makes the player feel pity and sadness for Simon and also in some cases makes them ponder his fate as he rows across the calm and crystal clear lake with the early morning sun illuminating the sky. In the mp3 folder, the song is named boat.
LonelyEditThis somber song is played when Simon is wandering the empty streets outside the college. The acoustic guitar excellently conveys the general atmosphere and current mood of Simon and overall gives an empty and hollow and sort of a isolation feeling to the player.
DespairEditThis song is mainly heard in the chapter 6 boss fight with the doctor but can also be heard in doctor mode.
This song is quite fast paced with a hint of desperation and sadness. The song really adds to the the tension of the fight between Simon and the doctor as they exchange frantic shots between the cover of boxes in the attic, with Simon shooting him. In the mp3 files, the song is named doctorbattle.
BrandonEditThis song is played just after Simon exits out into an alleyway right after having a hallucination. The simple rhythm of the guitar in this song really helps carry the feeling of emptiness and relief to the player and makes them feel safe and secure at least for awhile, this song combined with the slowly falling snow on a cold and frosty scandinavian night further immerses the player into the game. In the mp3 folder, the song is named brandon2.
SophieEditAnother song with an acoustic guitar in it also with an addition of wind whistling. This is played during the emotional cutscene with Sophie and Simon conversing with each other on the rooftops. The guitar in this song really helps to enhance the atmosphere between Sophie and Simon with the occasional sound of the wind whistling throughout the rooftops giving the player a sense of how high up they are, with the rest of the city in the horizon giving the cutscene a sort of romantic feeling as Simon professes his love for his school friend Sophie. In the mp3 folder, the song is named sophie2.
The Other SideEditThis song plays when Simon collects the two fuses needed for train to finally get out of the city of Faversholm. This song has quite an optimistic and determined feeling to it, it makes the players feel like they have accomplished a hard task and gives them drive to push on in Simon's goal to escape the city and head home. The song is named brandon in the mp3 folder.
Saw Your SkullEditThis song is played during the chase sequences with the sawrunner. This song is quite frantic and heart pounding with the constant beating sound in the song sending shivers down players spines, coupled with the howls and shrieks of the sawrunner this keeps the player constantly on edge and helps to convey the idea of the sawrunner chasing after a terrified and an adrenline fueled Simon. The song is named sawmusic2 in the mp3 folder.