Cold Fear is a 2005 survival horror video game developed by Darkworks and published by Ubisoft for PlayStation 2, Xbox and Microsoft Windows. It was Ubisoft's first horror game, and Darkworks' second game, after Alone in the Dark: The New Nightmare in 2001. The game tells the story of Tom Hansen, a member of the United States Coast Guard, who comes to the aid of a Russian whaler and finds a mysterious virus has broken out and turned the crew into zombie like creatures. Numerous commentators compared the game to Resident Evil 4, which at the time of Cold Fear's release was only available for the GameCube. Cold Fear was met with a mixed reception on all systems and did not sell well.