After the release of the Cry of Fear Software Development Kit (SDK), many devoted and resourceful people started learning the Valve Hammer Editor and the specific tools provided by the Cry of Fear Developers. Originally after the launch of the Cry of Fear Mod, they were no options/tools provided for creating any campaign or suicide maps. This was recently added in patch version 1.3 of the mod, where suicide maps had been introduced and so had the tools for creating suicide maps. Since then onwards, many mappers have put effort in creating enjoyable content for the community to play.
A suicide map is basically a “timed survival” mode in which 4 players who spawn as cops fight hordes of enemies. A specific time limit (approximately 30 minutes in all the suicide maps provided by the Developers) is allocated for the player in which killing a monster decreases 20 seconds of the game (and leaves behind either ammunition or a syringe), which increases your chances of winning, because the time must be exactly 00:00:00 to win the game.
Occasionally during the map, Book Simon spawns with a shotgun as an important enemy in which if you don’t kill, the time limit won’t start as it has been frozen and killing enemies will not drop ammo, syringes or reduce time until he has been killed.
The Team developers provided 4 suicide maps, in which all had the same possible ending:
If the team survives in the allotted time, a cutscene will roll in showing that the cops have prevented Simon from committing suicide.
If all of the team members die, a cutscene will roll in showing that Simon has finished writing his book, picked up his weapon and when he shoots himself, the screen fades out, hinting that Simon has committed suicide already.
Custom Suicide MapsEdit
After the release of mod version 1.3/1.6, many mappers started creating suicide maps either the ones based off of their Original Cry of Fear Mod, or simply a new suicide map with new techniques of survival.
The Steam version already supports all the custom maps, so no point of declaring it. Click on the map's name to download it.
The custom maps available for Cry of Fear are as follows:
By Alphabetical Order:
1.Bloody Suicide - Created by DeadHammer
2.Cof_Arena - Created by Recbhunk
3.Hallucinations Survival - Created by DeadHammer
4.Lost Echo - Suicide Map 1 - Created by BulletProof
5.Nostalgia 2 - Suicide Map - Mob Ambush - Created by ZikShadow
6.[Suicide Revenge of Love’s sewers] - Created by Shepard62FR
7.WAKE [Suicide map] - Created by CaptainPancake1/AVeryStylishPenguin
Most of the suicide maps contributed by the community have custom endings, or the same endings seen in the original suicide maps.