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  • Summary: Silent Hill 3 continues the series' trademark brand of psychological horror and terrifying gameplay. As a teenage girl named Heather, players must explore and unravel the mysterious connection between the god-forsaken town and her inner fears. With enhanced graphical detail, a more complexSilent Hill 3 continues the series' trademark brand of psychological horror and terrifying gameplay. As a teenage girl named Heather, players must explore and unravel the mysterious connection between the god-forsaken town and her inner fears. With enhanced graphical detail, a more complex storyline, and even more grotesque monsters than the previous games, Silent Hill 3 promises to be the best horror adventure ever. Features new monsters, items and weapons, including a submachine gun. [Konami] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 12
  2. Negative: 1 out of 12
  1. 90
    Really superstitious and/or ADD-afflicted types might want to steer clear for their own special reasons. Everybody else with a reasonably high-end gaming rig, the residents of Silent Hill welcome you.
  2. The overall combination of simple search and find puzzles, great and horribly disturbing story and some of the most disgusting and scary monsters ever imagined just works yet a third time.
  3. It's the well-directed story and its stunning conclusion that provides the much-needed payoff and motivation to finish the game. With a slew of secrets designed to encourage repeat visits, SH3 may not be "fun," but it certainly is compelling.
  4. Silent Hill 3 isn't so much about gameplay as it is about creating a disturbing world and immersing you in it, which is something it does very well.
  5. 75
    Scary fun, but some control issues and uneven puzzles make it less fun than its predecessors.
  6. Need I remind you that Silent Hill 2 failed to deliver a truly lasting horror experience on the PC. To our disappointment Silent Hill 3 doesn't expand on that aspect any further.
  7. You'll frequently dodge the oafish enemies instead of fighting. [Mar 2004, p.84]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 24
  2. Negative: 0 out of 24
  1. KobiT.
    Sep 17, 2003
    10
    I just about peed in my pants. If you want to have your heart come out of your chest and sit in your lap laughing at you because you are I just about peed in my pants. If you want to have your heart come out of your chest and sit in your lap laughing at you because you are scared of a game...go ahead and play. Expand
  2. Nov 1, 2013
    10
    A great powerful world and a great immersive environment. The graphic design is a real revolution and the sound design just perfect. A purA great powerful world and a great immersive environment. The graphic design is a real revolution and the sound design just perfect. A pur survial horror. Expand
  3. MartinL.
    Nov 12, 2003
    10
    El mejor juego que existe.
  4. OctavioR.
    Dec 8, 2003
    10
    I must agree with Lolio; the critics of this site HAVE NO IDEA. The game is not only about the controls, or how scary the monsters are...the I must agree with Lolio; the critics of this site HAVE NO IDEA. The game is not only about the controls, or how scary the monsters are...the game is more like a novel, one that you can interact with, it adds very Psycho, scary and/or creepy features (This, and all of the previous games are much scarier than any RE). The game is excelent from the very beginning: the ambientation, the music, the characters, the voices, the sounds, the visual efects. There is NOTHING repetitive at all, if you think so is because you kept walking in circles; this game has some variety of scenarios that kept me sticked to the computer until I finished it. Among the many things it has, the best feat is the story. God, they should make a novel or a movie! The PC version has some issues with the controls, though. Nevertheless, it is not something that you can't get used to. It's true that once you finished this game you wouldn't want to play it again, but I don't know any other of this genre that would make anyone play it again, except for new weird-weapons or clothes...it's all the same. I'd rate this version of the game for the PC with 9.8 because of the control issue, but besides that it si, in fact the best game ever (or best trilogy ever). Expand
  5. Nov 16, 2013
    10
    I never cam across a Silent Hill that i didnt like. Hope til this day, 2013 in november, that silent hill series keeps going and wont stop. II never cam across a Silent Hill that i didnt like. Hope til this day, 2013 in november, that silent hill series keeps going and wont stop. I play this game mostly to reminisce to, i use to play it 10 years ago when i was only 8 or 9. I will always have this game on my shelf, same version for pc and ps2 sitting right next to number 4 until i die. Expand
  6. ChrisK.
    May 30, 2006
    9
    Spine-tingling and uplifting, Silent Hill 3 is unlike any horror game I have ever played before. The environments are done beautifully and Spine-tingling and uplifting, Silent Hill 3 is unlike any horror game I have ever played before. The environments are done beautifully and every event in game was done well. Don't expect action and nothing but violence, expect horror and puzzling mayhem. Expand
  7. MartinY.
    Jan 11, 2004
    6
    Nice graphics, thats the only good thing in this 'port'. I agree with Darius L. the controls and camera view sucks! I haven't Nice graphics, thats the only good thing in this 'port'. I agree with Darius L. the controls and camera view sucks! I haven't tried it with a gamepad (i dont have a gamepad). Silent Hill is a pretty nice game though, in PS2. Expand

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