Silent Hill Origins

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7.8
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Game Overview

Silent Hill: Origins is the fifth installment in the Silent Hill survival horror series, developed and published by Konami and Climax Studios for the Sony PlayStation...

The Good

Solid puzzles, Chilling atmosphere, Great sound design.

The Bad

Combat is as lame as ever, Story setup isn't all that suspenseful, Relies on franchise standards without doing anything new, The visuals aren't nearly up to par with prior PS2 installments.

The Bottom Line

New gameplay elements, such as a barricade system that lets players block off rooms from enemies, and an enhanced camera system deliver an added sense of isolation and anxiety.

The renowned Silent Hill survival horror series makes its handheld gaming debut with a brand new adventure that reveals many of the series' most hallowed secrets. Assuming the role of Travis Grady, a lone truck driver trapped in Silent Hill while making a routine delivery, players must escape the city's horrific inhabitants and confront the strange hallucinations that have haunted Travis since childhood.

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Expert Reviews

GameSpot review logo
60/100
score

The problem with most of the game is that it's all been done already, and was done better by the last three games in the franchise to hit the system.

GameZone review logo
78/100
score

Silent Hill Origins might be the weakest installment in the series, but it's a testament to the quality of the franchise when the weakest entry is still this good.

IGN review logo
70/100
score

With a good storyline, intriguing gameplay elements and excellent production and replay value, 0rigins is definitely worthy of a Silent Hill fan's attention.

Game Features

Silent Hill Origins features a dark story that explores the events prior to the original Silent Hill and reflects the troubled past of the main character, Travis Grady.
An enhanced camera system elevates the sense of fear and horror that surrounds your every step.
Updated controls allow for more fluid combat and detailed exploration of the environment.
Encounter horrific new creatures, challenging new puzzles and uncover the mysteries behind the town as you try to escape the clutches of Silent Hill.
Silent Hill Origins features an original soundtrack by famed series composer Akira Yamaoka.

Game Specs

Controllers
Analog Control, Pressure Sensitive, Vibration Function

Memory
179 kb

 

Modes
Full Mission Single-Player, Story

 
 
Game Info
Platform:Sony Playstation 2
Release Date:3/4/2008
Publisher:Konami
Developer:Climax Studios
Genre:Adventure
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Game Quality Ratings
Overall
7.8
Gameplay
7.6
Graphics
7.5
Sound
8.7
Concept
6.8
Difficulty: Medium
OVERALL
7.8/10
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