posted by Ipwnzombie (MONTICELLO, MN) Mar 16, 2012
Member since Mar 2009
gamers (71%) found this review helpful
Amazing............ but flawed, but come to think of it what silent hill game has ever been perfect? thats right none of them. They all have been a little bad but their all still great games. Im going to make this short, i thought Downpour was awesome. Yes it was flawed but it exceded my expectations as a silent hill fan, above and beyond. So this is how i look at this game, ok so imagine an empty frying pan and konami wanted to cook a new silent hill game up. So they take a little silent hill 1,2, and 3, silent hill origons, silent hill homecoming, and silent hill shattered memories and mixed them all up and boom you got a darn good silent hill game. And dont listen to the other reviewers that say this game isnt scary because it is pretty scary. I play all the older silent hill games all the time and this game still managed to make me jump like a girl and send chills through me. I also thought that the story was dead on perfect and i say good job for letting me play as a prisoner because silent hill is a place of punishment and who ever is called there or ends up there is basically paying for their sins. And who better to suffer for their sins than a prisoner! I also think that this game improved on tons of things that the silent hill series needed to improve on, (the god dang health system being one, which is perfectly fixed in this game.) anyways all in all i give this game a 8 mainly just for some graphical, musical, and gameplay issues. but as a die hard silent hill fan i give this game a solid 10, because i see this game as the game that all the fans have been asking for, its just you got to look past some issues to see it. ohh yea and also just cause i love all things silent hill. :)
This game provides a challenge for the player that makes him think a lot and sometimes tries to confuse them also. overall this game is awesome and i would recommend this game to everyone. the only thing i can say it bad about the game is the laggieness of the game
As a huge Silent Hill2 fan, I have stayed away from the series of late due to bad reviews across the internet. I didn't want to tarnish the Silent Hill name. However, after playing Downpour, I am fully confident that this entry can easily compete with Silent Hill 2 and 3 as one of the best Silent Hill titles ever released. What more can I say? It's all there: great puzzles, in-depth story, combat and weapon mechanics that work. Excellent game that did not get the credit it deserved.