Silent Hill 3 PC

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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
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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. 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.
  3. But raising the levels of difficulty for both will not only make the game hard to play, as the rewards you can gain make up for that. Finishing the game on various levels of difficulty again, you can obtain various bonus weapons and even a bonus ending.
  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. Computer Gaming World
    30
    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 26
  2. Negative: 0 out of 26
  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. MartinL.
    Nov 12, 2003
    10
    El mejor juego que existe.
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. Oct 18, 2015
    9
    This is my third review for a Silent Hill game and as I mentioned before I played the original one back in 2000 and have been following theThis is my third review for a Silent Hill game and as I mentioned before I played the original one back in 2000 and have been following the franchise until it died early this year. This game once again is good but not the best SH game the reasons are the following, I will start with the story, it is basically the continuation of SH 1 it starts years later when Cherly grows up and changes her name to Heather for safety reasons but they are finally found despite that. Cheryl (Heather) is a teen with an attitude and know it all complex, thats very much what the story is about, her fighting off the sect, it's probably one of the worst storylines of all the Silent Hill franchise but not bad as a whole if you played the first SH the story will make more sense Story 7/10. Now the music and sounds the includes voice acting, the music and sounds as usual are excellent, they fit every scenario and situation you can even hear specific sounds when steping in different textures such as rug or concrete. The voice acting is way better than the prequels but that doesn't nessesarly make it better since Heather has an attitude and most of the voice acting sounds cheesy either way sound has a 10/10. Graphics are great in this game the monster look way better than the prequels, boss fights are way more interesting and the transitions to otherworld are more common, this game got this right unlike SH2, the scenarios and whole atmosphere are just scary as hell, they scare as much as SH1 and at times even more. In PC version maxing out the settings this game looks as great as any modern 2015 game, Graphics 10/10. Controls and gamplay the game is very short and the it lacks more outdoor areas that prequels included, it plays and controls very much like it's prequels I do like the way the menu looks like, they improved the menu and the controls feel a bit tighter but not as much it plays and controls very much like its predecessors Control and gameplay 9/10. Final veredict 9/10 despite that it's probably the shortest game and lacks more outdoor areas. it still has arguably the scariest graphics of the SH franchise and the best sound music, what really hurts this game is the poor storyline and the know it all attitude of the main char Heather, not to mention the game is really short, these factors make SH3 not the best in the franchise but not bad at all, this game got everything the other didn't get right except for the storyline. Probably the second or third best game, I feel it's on par with SH2. 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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