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  • Summary: Taking the series in a new direction, apprehension and fear immediately run high when the new main character, Henry Townshend, finds himself trapped in his own cursed apartment. Only by exploring mysterious portals leading to disturbing alternate worlds will Henry begin to uncover clues as to why he is trapped. However, in true Silent Hill fashion, mysterious new characters, horrendous creatures, and the undead will use any means necessary to impede his progress. A tense atmosphere and grotesque enemies will get the player's heart thumping as Silent Hill 4 delivers a gameplay experience that fans and newcomers will never forget. Using state of the art technology, the development team has effectively created bone-chilling effects to add to the game's creepy atmosphere. Players will be able to see changes in environments over time, as the alternate world seeps into reality. In addition, Silent Hill 4 shifts between the first and third-person perspective, which is a first for the series. Beautifully detailed environments, a haunting soundtrack and the game's trademark psychological horror complete Silent Hill 4's overall fear factor as players travel between the room and their worst nightmare. [Konami] Expand
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  2. Negative: 2 out of 20
  1. 85
    The large number of cut scenes seems a little distracting at first, but once you get used to them, they add a lot of depth to the game.
  2. It's the details that we love in this game...Graphics are wonderful, too...Just dont play it in the dark.
  3. The eeriness of the environments, even your room feels dingy, is captured brilliantly, and the tunnel effect is awesome.
  4. A damned scary game, and it's one of the better survival horror titles out there because of that. It's good to see its designers taking risks and experimenting with the formula. This time, however, it's kind of a misfire. It's by no means a failure, but it's not a success, either.
  5. But, if you are looking to partake in a definitive step forward for the survival horror genre…I’m afraid that Silent Hill 4 does not take it.
  6. Look at it one way, and it's a choking journey with unprecedented attention to unease and psychological horror, a game framed with unparalleled sophistication. From another angle, it's just a clunky PSone throwback, with all the design wit of a dodo. [Aug 2004, p.92]
  7. Fans of the series will have plenty to be happy about, but you can’t help feeling you’ve been here and done that in the previous games. That’s the real horror here.

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  1. Dec 16, 2011
    10
    Silent Hill 4 The Room is the fourth game in Konami's survival horror series.The game focuses on Henry Townshend who lives in Room 302 of the South Ashfield Heights Apartments and after having nightmares for a couple of days he's trapped in his apartment.The PC version is good,graphics are good,gameplay is good and the controls are okay.The problems with this version is that game can run slow even if your computer meets the minimum requirements.This is a good PC game and give it an all formats recommendation Expand

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