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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 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
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  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: 23 out of 25
  2. Negative: 0 out of 25
  1. FedericoR.
    Sep 19, 2003
    Excellent Game, no comments.
  2. VonL.
    Jul 7, 2004
    this game really rocks try this game and you will feel a different experience...
  3. PatrikD.
    Nov 22, 2003
    Best game ever.
    Dec 14, 2003
    Os cabroes desta pagina nao sabem criticar esta beleza.
  5. Nov 1, 2013
    A 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
  6. JohnR.
    Jul 3, 2009
    The story and gameplay aren't as great as in Silent Hill 2, but the graphics and the atmosphere make up for it. Silent Hill 3 is still one of the scariest expeiences a PC gamer can get. But I highly recommend playing it with a gamepad. This really makes this game a lot more enjoyable. Expand
  7. MartinY.
    Jan 11, 2004
    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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