Siren PlayStation 2

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  • Summary: (Also known as "Forbidden Siren") Keiichiro Toyama's Siren is a survival horror adventure title developed by Sony in the tradition of the "Silent Hill" series. Siren takes place in the Japanese village of Hanyuda, where the sea has turned blood red and the inhabitants are mutating into all(Also known as "Forbidden Siren") Keiichiro Toyama's Siren is a survival horror adventure title developed by Sony in the tradition of the "Silent Hill" series. Siren takes place in the Japanese village of Hanyuda, where the sea has turned blood red and the inhabitants are mutating into all manner of vile creatures. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 28 out of 48
  2. Negative: 2 out of 48
  1. 90
    Siren’s ghouls not only search for you with flashlights and come at you with shovels, but they also skitter along telephone wires and snipe you from rooftops. They don’t die.
  2. 85
    While it shares many common flaws found in the genre, Siren is the most innovative (and scary) survival-horror title we've seen in a while.
  3. This isn't a game for the twitchy or easily distracted. But get into Siren's head and you'll find a singular horror experience that keeps its teeth in your neck from start to finish.
  4. Most of the game is trial-and-error, leading you to play the same stage multiple times until you figure things out. Get seen by a shibito? Go ahead and die, because it's likely that running and hiding isn't worth the effort.
  5. If you can deal with several gameplay mishaps, you’ll enjoy the game since Siren does a great job at telling its story in a new and involved way.
  6. The variety of innovating aspects are balanced by multiple flaws, making this one strictly for the horror-obsessed.
  7. I like Siren’s creepy presentation and honorable attempts at innovation, but the gameplay just isn’t up to par. Things are far too frustrating, slow, and boring to make you even want to finish.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 16
  2. Negative: 3 out of 16
  1. Jun 27, 2015
    10
    That is like it should be. It was better then Metal Gear Solid 2. The control have clear interaction with environment, considered many-sidedThat is like it should be. It was better then Metal Gear Solid 2. The control have clear interaction with environment, considered many-sided plot. Of itself using clairvoyance was very innovative. Expand
  2. JamieM.
    Apr 7, 2004
    9
    This game is hard, and does require alot of effort but that just makes the pay off for completing the levels so much more rewarding. Any fan This game is hard, and does require alot of effort but that just makes the pay off for completing the levels so much more rewarding. Any fan of Japanese horror movies and the atmosphere they create will very much enjoy this game. Expand
  3. LucasC.
    Apr 21, 2008
    9
    This ain't a saga for everybody, it's difficult, the story is hard to follow and the controls don't work really well. But for This ain't a saga for everybody, it's difficult, the story is hard to follow and the controls don't work really well. But for those who can appreciate its plot, complexity, terror atmoshphere... there are few survival horror games as awesome as these two. Expand
  4. DavS.
    Oct 7, 2008
    8
    The graphics are pretty good. I haven't played other survivor-horrors but it's up there. The game is challenging, difficult, but The graphics are pretty good. I haven't played other survivor-horrors but it's up there. The game is challenging, difficult, but not obtrusively so. The controls take some getting use to + the sidejack ability. I haven't gotten that far in the game yet. Collapse
  5. Oct 3, 2015
    7
    Es uno de los videojuegos mas difíciles de la historia de los videjuegos ( y no exagero ni un pelo ) , una de las historias mas bizarras yEs uno de los videojuegos mas difíciles de la historia de los videjuegos ( y no exagero ni un pelo ) , una de las historias mas bizarras y extrañas , pero que por supuesto todo esta excelentemente implantado . Un juego que no tiene nada que envidiar con sagas de terror mas famosas como Silent Hill o Project Zero Expand
  6. GrahamM.
    Sep 7, 2004
    7
    A good Survival-Horror game.
  7. Jan 3, 2015
    0
    This game murdered me. If you play it, you know you dead. It's too glitchy and controls are impossible to handle. The soundtrack is almostThis game murdered me. If you play it, you know you dead. It's too glitchy and controls are impossible to handle. The soundtrack is almost nonexistent which works well in some games, but it's just unfitting and ruins the atmosphere for a game such as this. Expand

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Awards & Rankings

#55 Most Discussed PS2 Game of 2004
#12 Most Shared PS2 Game of 2004