Metascore
76

Generally favorable reviews - based on 43 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 31 out of 43
  2. Negative: 1 out of 43
  1. 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.
User Score
8.3

Generally favorable reviews- based on 24 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 11
  2. Negative: 3 out of 11
  1. Jun 11, 2011
    8
    Definitely a disappointment considering it's predecessors, but it's still a damn good horror game (and at least 10x better than Homecoming).Definitely a disappointment considering it's predecessors, but it's still a damn good horror game (and at least 10x better than Homecoming). It takes away some of the most essential items from previous games - the flashlight and the radio, and brings you into the prison of someone else's mind. It isn't directly related to Silent Hill, though the villain of this game is mentioned frequently in Silent Hill 2, and there is also a Room 302 in the first Silent Hill that serves an important purpose (I believe it has a TV that reveals certain secrets). The voice acting has improved in this one and there's a certain incoherent quality to it that creates this sense of chaos all throughout, and can successfully make you feel as desperate to escape as the protagonist is. The sound quality has also improved - it may not be as eerie as previous Silent Hill games, but it sounds like it has been mixed better. Also, due to the lack of a radio, the silent appearances of enemies (especially the Twin Victims which just sit stilly in the distance pointing with the faces of dead babies) - and the introduction of invincible ghosts that can chase you from room to room and moan disturbingly. Full Review »
  2. BenD.
    Oct 4, 2004
    10
    This game is the best horror game ever made.
  3. May 4, 2015
    10
    I am addicted. In my opinion Silent Hill 4 is definitely the best in the series. Very disturbing and frightening, I have played and beatenI am addicted. In my opinion Silent Hill 4 is definitely the best in the series. Very disturbing and frightening, I have played and beaten this epic game hundreds of times and it never gets old. My only complaint is that you only have a limited number of slots for your inventory. Full Review »