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GF Rating
6.5

1160 ratings

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GF Rating
9

Excellent

The first Silent Hill worth playing

posted by Thanatopsis (FAIRBANKS, AK) May 17, 2012

Member since Apr 2012

I don't understand all the negative reviews. This is a good game. Yes, it does have some frame rate problems, but most of them are barely distracting. Yes, the combat is a bit sluggish, but this is not action horror. This is an old-school adventure game, in many ways more akin to an Infocom text game than Dead Space and the like. The monsters are creepy and add a few jolts to the game. Then you smack them a few times and move on with the exploring and puzzle solving.
Maybe I enjoy this game so much because it is one of the first Silent Hill games I can actually control.
I only just tried Silent Hill 1 a few months ago. It is decent, but the outdated controls and graphics suck a lot of the atmosphere and fun from the game. I tried the HD versions of 2 and 3, and the bad controls and horrible camera angles made them impossible for me to play.
Origins was the first one that had a decent control scheme, although the fixed camera was still a little weak. Overall that game was decent, but Downpour is much better. Homecoming looked promising but without an inverted-Y option I died every 2 seconds on easy. It was unplayable and no fun at all.
Finally a Silent Hill with great controls, decent graphics, and a good (if not original or unpredictable) plot. It is creepy and trippy and a lot of fun to play.
Now I just wish they would completely remake 1-3 with this engine, and fix the few minor glitches.

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GF Rating
2

Really Bad

Not So Great

posted by operation420 (STATEN ISLAND, NY) May 5, 2012

Member since May 2012

The previous games under this umbrella are better. The camera angles are weak. The monsters are childish and on a scariness level its a 1 out of 10. I would pass on this game and take it out of your gameQ ASAP!

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GF Rating
7

Good

Silent Hill Downpour

posted by Almightyeddie (SAN BERNARDINO, CA) Apr 3, 2012

Member since Apr 2012

This game has a long intro which is fine. It does not seem like they put too much effort into graphics, but then again it is a horror games and most horror games have bad graphics. It's a silent hill game that lives up to the horror genre and well not disappoint if you are looking for a scare.

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