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GF Rating
5.8

920 ratings

Critic & User Reviews

GF Rating
2

Really Bad

Where did it all go wrong?

posted by TheOldGuyGamer (LOWELL, MA) Mar 26, 2012

Member since Oct 2011

8 out of 14 gamers (57%) found this review helpful

Sloppy, lazy, inept...these are the words I would use to describe the people in charge of making Silent Hill HD Collection(PS3). Silent Hill 2 and 3 were and still are amazing games and are classics of the survival horror genre. But these ports are simply atrocious. Frame rates that stutter, chug and freeze to the point of making the games unplayable. Horrible lip-syncing during cut scenes and delayed or nonexistent audio effects. And the fog...how do you mess up the fog? Silent Hill 2 actually looked better on the PS2! There's also some odd control issues in Silent Hill 2 where the buttons simply stop working for no reason. Combine these control issues with the slow as molasses frame rate and you get a frustrating and disappointing experience that will make you want to dust off your PS2 and play the original games. Speaking of which, I have SH2 and SH3 for the PS2. I can pop them in right now and immediately start playing them with no trouble or waiting. So can somebody out there tell me WHY Silent Hill HD Collection requires a 4GB install and a 297MB patch??? These games are a decade old! Why can my little PS2 handle these games like a champ but my PS3 can barely run them, even after taking up 4% of the HDD? There's simply no excuse for ports as shoddy as this and Konami and Hijinx Studios should be ashamed of themselves. If you've never played SH2 or SH3 but you really want to check them out, do yourself a favor and hunt down the original PS2 or XBox versions. That way you won't be severely disappointed or get the wrong impression about these wonderful games. Let this game be a lesson for all developers out there that are thinking of doing an HD collection...THIS is how you do it WRONG.

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GF Rating
10

Perfect

Still a must have!

posted by Brownsnd41 (TULSA, OK) Mar 23, 2012

Member since Sep 2011

3 out of 5 gamers (60%) found this review helpful

Ever since I played the original PS2 version of Silent Hill 2, I was hooked.

From the creepy simple landscape to the disturbing monsters that fill the ashy world of SH.

In this version most of the frame rate problems have been fixed to move much faster and more fluently without pause. In some ways I feel this was a mistake, and the reason I say that is because the framerate from the original is what made the game a little more realistic.

But none the less I have no other complaints. The graphics are much sharper and with cleaner lines. All in all still a classic.

Im a stickler for the original voices from the game and not the new ones. Its so wierd to listen to!

This is a must have game for your collection.

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GF Rating
1

Horrible

Silent hill more like blind hill

posted by mich666 (PLEASANT PRAIRIE, WI) Mar 26, 2012

Member since Jan 2012

4 out of 7 gamers (57%) found this review helpful

I was expecting a much different game. I enjoyed the first 2 installments and this is the next I have decided to try. It was very hard to see anything, but I know that is part of the premise of the game. The thing that disappointed me was not having any type of real control of the camera movement, it was so sporatic to when or if the view would change which made it very diffucult to maneuver. I lasted approximately 20 minutes and then couldn't handle the views anymore.

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