Silent Hill: Shattered Memories PSP

Metascore
73

Mixed or average reviews - based on 28 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 28
  2. Negative: 0 out of 28
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  1. It's an unorthodox approach to Silent Hill, but Shattered Memories is certainly intriguing. Just be prepared for a more methodically paced, cerebral experience.
  2. This wonderfully crafted psychological drama does not only offer a story on a level rarely seen in videogames, it also boasts an excellent audiovisual presentation and an eye for detail. The few minor flaws in the core gameplay don't hurt the experience at all.
  3. Silent Hill: Shattered Memories is a masterpiece of atmosphere. Konami has reinvigorated the series with an innovative and unsettling game.
  4. 82
    Some fans may be disappointed with the lack of weapons at first, but the developers have managed to create an excellent alternative. The loneliness and the nightmares create a sensation of fright, increased by the game toying with you psychologically. It does so by using information you give it, whether consciously or not. Combining that with a strong storyline, wonderful graphics and entertaining puzzles, makes this game come highly recommended for every horror-survival fan looking for a change.
  5. Silent Hill is a great reimagining of the first game in this franchise.
  6. This brilliant reimagining of the spooky series' progenitor is a breath of fresh air that will stick with you despite its shortcomings.
  7. This isn't going to do much for you if you're not already a fan of horror games, but longtime Silent Hill fans should really appreciate this particular release.
  8. 80
    Are you a fan of horror? Then Silent Hill: Shattered Memories is a fine game to play. The right Silent Hill atmosphere is present and there are a lot of aspects to make this new part a nice one. Horror and Silent Hill fans! This is your game!
  9. A gloomy adventure with interesting changes and great music and visuals.
  10. Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    80
    An engrossing experience that ends too soon. [Apr 2010, p.79]
  11. 80
    Shattered Memories is the best game in the series in quite a while, and perhaps a precursor for better things to come. Grab a copy, turn out the lights and enjoy.
  12. “The game that plays you” is the core idea of Shattered Memories. And it is really so, apart from some quirks. Climax has succeeded in adding a second layer to a Silent Hill game.
  13. Silent Hill gives its best in this disturbing and psychological adventure. Even on Psp the reboot is great.
  14. Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    80
    Sure, the monsters are nothing new – we’ve seen more gruesome stuff elsewhere – but at moments throughout the game you’re suddenly in a psychologist’s office, answering questions about your fears and sexuality. Depending on your answers the game changes, though some changes are cosmetic (certain characters dress in a different way) but it pushes the emphasis firmly on the cerebral rather than twitch gunplay. [Apr 2010, p.77]
  15. 73
    Silent Hill Shattered Memories will probably feel like a shallow version of the series to veteran players. But as a standalone title it represents a niche that is intelligent, thoughtful and meaningful.
  16. An atmospheric masterpiece with many endings and a big amount of goose bumps all over your neck! But be warned, the game lasts for eight hours at maximum – and you‘re going to hate the creepers really soon.
  17. 70
    These issues noted, Shattered Memories remains a competent PSP action thriller, particularly for those with no other choices.
  18. LEVEL (Czech Republic)
    70
    New chapter to the horror series returns to its roots and brings a slight change in visual style. Next time we ask for less ice and more rot and fear please. [Feb 2010]
  19. Silent Hill: Shattered Memories is a decent PSP-title, with some scary moments. The only problem with the game is the length of the adventure, which is very short.
  20. An excellent Silent Hill adaption for the format.
  21. If you’re interested in a solid, nerve-shredding jaunt through familiar territory with a few curve-balls thrown in to make the experience somewhat novel, however, Silent Hill: Shattered Memories delivers all the chills and uneasiness the series is renown for.
  22. This is not an instant classic like the first or second entries in the Silent Hill franchise, but it's clearly one of the best games in this genre for a portable console.
  23. PSM3 Magazine UK
    65
    Meaty horror turns vegan in a smart, visually-impressive but scare-free PSP rebirth. [Mar 2010, p.78]
  24. Playstation Official Magazine UK
    60
    A little more focus on creating bigger scares instead could have easily let it flourish. [Apr 2010, p.109]
  25. 58
    Shattered Memories gives you something to think about, even if you don't feel like you have direct control over how events transpire -- a result of the game's non-binary, open-ended decisions, both in how you play the game and in the "psychological profiles" you undergo.
  26. In a game like Silent Hill: Shattered Memories the immersion is crucial to giving the player the full experience and unfortunately, that experience doesn't come along with the game's other high points to the PSP.
  27. Play UK
    52
    Boring. [Issue#190, p.80]
  28. Silent Hill: Shattered Memories is frankly, one of the better PSP games I've played. It's certainly not the best on the system, but it's certainly pretty and the sound design is through the roof with proper headphones.

Awards & Rankings

#9 Most Discussed PSP Game of 2010
#36 Most Shared PSP Game of 2010
User Score
7.5

Generally favorable reviews- based on 43 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 11
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 11
  3. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. May 8, 2012
    10
    Best Silent Hill game I played. I wonder how they managed to port it to psp, because it looks sooooooo good. These casting shadows areBest Silent Hill game I played. I wonder how they managed to port it to psp, because it looks sooooooo good. These casting shadows are magnificent. I like the fact that you don't have to use guns just running away from freaks. Full Review »
  2. Mar 17, 2016
    10
    Best Silent Hill game for me, fantastic story, fantastic atmosphere, its just brilliant! SOmetimes I wish it would somehow be transferred to a movie..
  3. Oct 28, 2015
    9
    I am not a fan of Silent Hill game series, but i like this one. Nice gameplay features and really intriguing plot.
    Also, this game will
    I am not a fan of Silent Hill game series, but i like this one. Nice gameplay features and really intriguing plot.
    Also, this game will evaluate you psychologically, and use this information against you. My advice - play it yourself (desirable in headphones) and enjoy!
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