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  • Summary: Silent Hill HD Collection bundles Silent Hill 2 and 3 together enhanced with HD upgrades.
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  • Developer: Hijinx Studios
  • Genre(s): Miscellaneous, Action Adventure, Horror, Compilation, Compilation
  • # of players: No Online Multiplayer
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  • Rating: M
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 33
  2. Negative: 4 out of 33
  1. Apr 30, 2012
    90
    Brings back two of the very best horror games that have ever been published. The oppressive atmosphere of the games is as terrifying as ever and sadly so are the controls. James and Heather controls are just too clumsy. The graphics are much sharper and clearer now, though Silent Hill 3 looks much better than its predecessor. The fact that there are new voice recordings is awesome, because the synchronizations of the originals were pretty impersonal and static. All in all the collection is worth every cent, though it is strange that Silent Hill and Silent Hill 4: The Room are missing.
  2. Mar 26, 2012
    80
    It has several negatives but without any doubt this collection is a good way to play again (or for the first time) the best titles of this brand. After ten years both the games are still in good shape!
  3. Official PlayStation Magazine Benelux
    Apr 25, 2012
    80
    Even when nothing happens at all, you're still on the edge of your seat. And that's what makes Silent Hill brilliant. The game pushes you towards the edge, never giving you a moment of peace. It drags you up slowly like a rollercoaster, dropping you when you're never really ready for it. [May 2012, p.82]
  4. Mar 5, 2012
    70
    The spooky sights of Silent Hill 2 and Silent Hill 3 look better than ever in Silent Hill HD Collection.
  5. Apr 12, 2012
    70
    The collection is also rounded out by the option provided in the collectors edition of Silent Hill 2 that allows you to play the storyline from the viewpoint of Maria, also from the game. It's a good edition and one that adds a lot more value to your purchase.
  6. Apr 13, 2012
    60
    Silent Hill HD Collection is a good deal only for the new gaming generation that had no chance to play both games in the past. Few extras and frame rates issues make it a bad deal for veteran players.
  7. Apr 5, 2012
    30
    After the excellent Metal Gear Solid HD Collection, Silent Hill fans definitely deserved a much better adaptation of some of their favorite games. With embarrassing glitches, problems that should have never made their way into the games, and a disappointing lack of content, it's hard for me to recommend this release.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 42
  2. Negative: 22 out of 42
  1. Mar 22, 2012
    10
    Konami invites us to relive the two best horror games of all time. With a strong graphics facelift, what better opportunity than this toKonami invites us to relive the two best horror games of all time. With a strong graphics facelift, what better opportunity than this to re-feel the fear in our bodies. I do not understand and never understand the people who put 1 and 0 to remastering it in HD. There should vote only with the intent to harm and lower the note. These people already got enough with the note of SH Downpour, doing great harm to exit the game, and not so funny to see they want to do the same with this. In any case, I thank Konami for taking the top two installments of the saga, and turn them into HD. Thank you for this opportunity to feel the fear again, thanks for letting us go back to the streets of Silent Hill again. Who will be the first James or Heather? Expand
  2. Dec 9, 2013
    10
    it's ridiculous how little time i spend on my new PS4 after buying this game. It is addicting as hell and with no doubt one of the mostit's ridiculous how little time i spend on my new PS4 after buying this game. It is addicting as hell and with no doubt one of the most exiting series out there Expand
  3. Jan 25, 2013
    8
    Remember, this is MY personal review, and playing as of January 2013 (post patch) . I honestly think that this game is not AS bad as peopleRemember, this is MY personal review, and playing as of January 2013 (post patch) . I honestly think that this game is not AS bad as people are making out. If you are a fan of the original, then play this, you wont be disappointed, if you are a die hard fan and have played SH2 on the PS2 to death, then yes, you may find several flaws/changes that you are not happy with. Play the game on original voices too, it makes the experience a lot better. Expand
  4. Oct 4, 2013
    4
    Silent Hill 2 and 3 are THE BEST horror games but this"HD" version is awful. What went wrong? The collection includes a lot of issues like badSilent Hill 2 and 3 are THE BEST horror games but this"HD" version is awful. What went wrong? The collection includes a lot of issues like bad textures, changed graphics, new voice acting, a lot of bugs... The original SH games are pure gold but this is abomination. Expand
  5. Apr 2, 2012
    2
    First time poster here on Metacritic... And for the first time ever, I truly feel like voicing my opinion on this site in the hopes that NOFirst time poster here on Metacritic... And for the first time ever, I truly feel like voicing my opinion on this site in the hopes that NO ONE makes the mistake of purchasing this collection as I did. Silent Hill 1-3 are my favorite games of all time, and they've been a huge creative inspiration for me ever since I first played them... and to see Silent Hill 2 and 3 handled in this manner is not only shocking, but borderline criminal in my opinion. I won't go into too much detail with regards to the technical problems (other user reviewers in this section have explained them in great detail), but let's just say that they render the games virtually unplayable; audio bugs, glitches, shockingly bad framerate issues, constant freezing, bad lip-syncing, you name it... Yet the biggest slap in the face are the drastic aesthetical changes. Aside from the low saturation-, brightness- and contrast, the removal of 'thickness' in the fog and questionable texture "upgrades", I'm surprised that no one has mentioned the fact that the new versions run at 60 frames per second, instead of the old 30 frames per second - a HUGE aesthical change, which removes much of the cinematic flair of the originals. It is clear that no thought was put into how these changes would affect player experience and immersion... and it shows a saddeningly low respect for the source material. To be honest though, in the end, I shouldn't care too much about owning this collection... sure, I bought it because I respect these games to no end, and I was eager to see how they looked on a modern entertainment system; but I already own the PS2 versions, so why should I care? Well, I do f***ing care... I care because a new generation of gamers, who might be interested in trying something different and experiencing these inspirational masterpieces as I did back in the day, WON'T get the "true" Silent Hill experience on their new consoles... they will get these distractingly glitchy, buggy and aesthetically appalling versions, unworthy of the Silent Hill name. Such a sadness... Konami, if by any chance you are reading this - I've been a faithful customer of yours for many years, but I refuse to support your games until you fix this debacle. I know I'm not the only one who feels the same way... Expand
  6. Apr 3, 2012
    1
    The Silent Hill HD collection was delayed alot, and several fans was looking foward to it. However it was released unfinished and the gameThe Silent Hill HD collection was delayed alot, and several fans was looking foward to it. However it was released unfinished and the game contains several game breaking bugs, lockups, audio loops, audio cutouts, graphics glitches, missing graphics, etc. This is one of the worst releases of 2012, other then the video game AMY. This is a terrible port and every bad review on here is right, and every good review is wrong. Expand
  7. Dec 29, 2017
    0
    This is gonna be a very short review since I don't want to put more effort into this as Konami did with this cash-grab.

    This rating refers
    This is gonna be a very short review since I don't want to put more effort into this as Konami did with this cash-grab.

    This rating refers only to the post-conversion not the quality of the games. The games are probably one of the best things this company ever created, with a level of integrity that is only apparent in a few indie titles nowadays. But on the other hand the level of incompetence and negligence in the HD presentation is so unbelievable that I borrowed the game from a friend before purchasing. I'm glad I did, since this is without a doubt one of the laziest platform conversions I've ever witnessed.
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