Silent Hill: Origins PSP

  • Publisher: Konami
  • Release Date: Nov 6, 2007
Metascore
78

Generally favorable reviews - based on 40 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 28 out of 40
  2. Negative: 0 out of 40
Buy On
  1. Electronic Gaming Monthly
    72
    Origins unfortunately also falls prey to the series' most notorious pitfall--crappy combat. [Dec 2007, p.128]
  2. Edge Magazine
    70
    In terms of creating an atmosphere and playing with it, there’s nothing quite like it on a handheld system. [Christmas 2007, p.96]
  3. While Silent Hill Origins cannot offer its legions of fans anything they haven't seen done before (and done better), it still represents a solid stop-gap release, and is worth checking out if you're a series die-hard with a desire to fill in some gaps in the story.
  4. An extremely solid experience that mostly succeeds. The impatient might object to the convoluted puzzles and the combat is a weak link, but as the first serious example of handheld horror, this sets a satisfyingly high bar.
  5. games(TM)
    70
    Despite the tremendous atmosphere and occasional chilling enemy, Origins never upsets and disturbs like Silent Hill 2. Its most obvious scares are left to cut-scenes. [Chrismas 2007, p.132]
  6. AceGamez
    70
    It reinforces the fact that one of the consequences of Sony's making their handheld almost as powerful as the PS2 is that its become a machine that is often home to replication rather than innovation.
  7. 70
    Climax has delivered a title deserving of the Silent Hill name, but the experience may be a little too brief or frustrating for some players.
  8. Origins is special. The atmosphere is excellent, completely worthy of the series, putting to rest the apprehension of longtime fans.
  9. Origins has all the hallmarks of a great Silent Hill game, but it does nothing to eradicate the series' faults.
  10. This old fog needs to learn some new tricks.
  11. Despite its attractive veneer, SH:O is short, cumbersome, and fails to strongly engage the player. Dated, but not bad, "blah" describes it well.
  12. Pocket-sized foibles aside, what keeps Origins out of the big-leagues that its brethren inhabit is what saved the title from disaster in the first place- it's simply too conservative by far, with none of the occasionally misplaced inventiveness found in the other titles.

Awards & Rankings

#5 Most Discussed PSP Game of 2007
#5 Most Shared PSP Game of 2007
User Score
7.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 107 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 22
  2. Negative: 1 out of 22
  1. DirkD.
    Nov 11, 2007
    3
    Completed the game in less than 4 hours. The game is ok for a handheld, but to be honest its the weakest Silent Hill game in the market. With Completed the game in less than 4 hours. The game is ok for a handheld, but to be honest its the weakest Silent Hill game in the market. With few puzzles and bosses that are simple to beat the challenge is not so great. Breakable weapons also becomes a real pain in the butt after awhile. Full Review »
  2. Nov 16, 2016
    10
    No doubt Silent Hill Origins is one of the best Silent hill of the saga, in spite of being a little bit short and the little problems with theNo doubt Silent Hill Origins is one of the best Silent hill of the saga, in spite of being a little bit short and the little problems with the camera, this game make honor to this amazing saga as a great sequel, the enviroment is awesome, the variety of weapons is excellent and the story is interesting. Definitly one of my favorite Silent Hill. Full Review »
  3. Oct 19, 2015
    9
    This game is really good, it's the closest to the first SH game. Graphics are great they are scary too Graphics 10/10 for a silent hill game,This game is really good, it's the closest to the first SH game. Graphics are great they are scary too Graphics 10/10 for a silent hill game, Sound is good and music is creepy as expected from a SH game, the voice acting is ok too Sound 9/10. Story is a little boring but it holds up well not the best but not bad, Story 8/10. The gameplay is ok too and they added the element of picking up objects from the surroundings, the gameplay is very similar to the first silent hill game and the controls are a little clunky as any sh game but they are ok Gameplay 9/10. Final veredict 9/10, this is probably one of the best SH games ever made, it's very faithful to the first one gameplay wise and graphicaly, only the storyline lacks depth, thinking alot about it this game is probably better than SH3 and SH2 if not on par with them making this game arguably the second best SH game ever right after SH1 ofc. The game is very short as SH3 was it's very similar to SH3 graphically but the gameplay style was alot like SH1 which makes it a good combo but the story was just not good at all, I still think this is probably the second best SH game. I can only describe this game as SH1 and SH3 combined with a bad story, if only it had a good story this would be the best. Full Review »