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Game Box for Cryostasis: Sleep of Reason (PC)

Cryostasis: Sleep of Reason PC

Dark work of programmers from the Ukrainian Action Forms studio (creators of the Carnivores and Vivisector series, among others).

Action | FPP | horror

PC / Windows
Cryostasis: Sleep of Reason cover

developer: Action Forms

publisher: 1C / Cenega

Official website

Game mode: single player

English language game language: English

game release date for PC:



Year 1968. Arctic Circle, Russian North Pole station Pole 21. The main hero Alexander Nesterov is a meteorologist occasionally caught inside an old nuclear ice-breaker North Wind, frozen in the ice desert many years ago. This steel creature once fought for its life and freedom, but it has fallen into an ice trap and all the creatures on its board lost not only their natural look, but a right to die. Cryostasis is a story about a drama of a Captain and his Ship evolving in the atmosphere of animal fear.

Game Features

Here's the list of the most important features: The game develops with help of a unique system called Mental Echo - the ability to penetrate another character's memory and change the actions taken by the character in the past

Highly detailed levels provide the player with more then just a thrilling gameplay

More than 15 fearful enemies with unique capabilities

7 NPC's which will help to reveal the story

8 historically-authentic types of weapons


The game is being developed on proprietary top of the edge AtmosFear 2.0 engine which is on a par with the most advanced world's game engine technologies.

Some of the engine features are:

Unified Dynamic Shadowing system - fully dynamic, moving light sources casting soft shadows on all objects

Parallax mapping/displacement, alpha and color projective, depth of field, gloss map, tone mapping

Advanced characters' and objects' physics

Realistic fur dynamically illuminated by light sources

Game score 7.965 / 10 calculated out of 772 players' votes.  
Expectations before the premiere: 6.6 / 10 calculated out of 95 players' votes.  

System requirements

PC / Windows

PC / Windows

Recommended: Pentium 4 2 GHz, 1 GB RAM, graphic card 256 MB (GeForce 6600 or better), 13 GB HDD, Windows XP/Vista

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