Damage: 20 (Easy)
30 (Medium)
40 (Difficult)
60 (Nightmare)
Instant kill (stomp)
Health: 200 (Easy)
300 (Medium)
370 (Difficult)
500 (Nightmare)
Encountered in: Waspet Gardens
Co-op campaign
Entity name: monster_taller
The Taller is a giant enemy faced in Cry of Fear. This monstrosity is a considerable threat to the player, but is easily avoidable. Due to their slow speed a quick player can simply sprint past a Taller without trouble, the option of standing and fighting doing nothing but wasting a large amount of the player's ammunition and time.


The Taller is considered to be the tallest monster from throughout the game. It appear as a male humanoid creature with dull light-brown skin splotched with blood-stains. Its oddly-shaped head consists empty eye-sockets and a screaming mouth.


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Getting close to a Taller is ill-advised, as the creature can easily kill Simon with little effort. The Taller will punch Simon if he gets too close, which will send the player flying and onto the ground where they will be immobilized. The Taller will then approach Simon while he is incapacitated and stomp on him, finishing him off brutally. It is possible to stand up after being hit by either clicking the mouse or pressing the jump key. If the only option against a Taller is to fight it, headshots will be the best way to kill it. Due to their enormous size and slow movement speed, headshots are easier on this enemy in particular, even more if you're using the Hunting Rifle.

Despite the threat this enemy can be, there's a small number of them in the main campaign. On the contrary, in the co-op campaign there are many of them, encountered in Kirkville, the Forest and the City, sometimes appearing 3 or 4 at the same time.

Relevance to Simon

The Taller may represent a personified form of Simon's overwhelming depression. The damage it inflicts could also be related to this.


  • Originally you could crouch in front of this enemy and attack the Taller without him attacking back. This was taken out when Patch 1.2 was released and you are now currently unable to do this.
  • If running away from Sawcrazy, you can use it to lure it in front of a Taller and kill it.
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