"All I wanted to know is where the key was!"

-Doctor Purnell

Mace is the second boss in Cry of Fear, found in the Sewers near the end of Chapter 2. He is a large foe, being considerably taller than Simon, has a bloated tongue that hangs from his mouth, legs that fold in on themselves as he walks, and bears several bandages across his body that also cover his eyes. He is named after the large spiked Mace he carries, which has the power to kill Simon with one hit if he is not careful during the fight.

Mace appears once The Doctor has fled from Simon after beheading a man he was torturing for the location of a key. As Mace appears, he reveals that he has the key, and swallows it before the fight begins. He moves very slowly and is most likely unable to see because of the bandages covering his eyes, often stopping for several moments as if to 'sniff out' Simon before resuming chase. It can also be assumed that Mace is able to locate his prey through hearing, as Simon will make plenty of noise whilst moving through the partially flooded room.

Despite his handicaps, Mace is completely immune to all of Simon's weapons (not even Simon's Book can hurt him). The only way to kill Mace is to turn the valves found around the walls of the room to power up its respective generator, which will emit an electric shock through the water. Simon will have to power up several generators in order to kill Mace, moving quickly to avoid Mace's attacks and get on dry ground before the generators emit their charge.

It is advisable to lure Mace away from the valve currently being turned as it takes a long time for the generator to engage, and the number of shocks needed to kill him depends on the difficulty the player chose at the beginning of the game.

After Mace is killed, his fried body will still pose a problem because of the key he swallowed - forcing Simon to locate a nearby hand saw in the next room and cut into the corpse's stomach to retrieve the key in order to continue further on.


  • It is possible to perform a well-timed jump to avoid the electric shocks without needing to go to dry ground.
  • Sometimes, there's a bug in Nightmare Mode where Mace is still alive even after turning all four valves. There is no known fix for this.