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  • Summary: Taking the series in a new direction, apprehension and fear immediately run high when the new main character, Henry Townshend, finds himself trapped in his own cursed apartment. Only by exploring mysterious portals leading to disturbing alternate worlds will Henry begin to uncover clues asTaking the series in a new direction, apprehension and fear immediately run high when the new main character, Henry Townshend, finds himself trapped in his own cursed apartment. Only by exploring mysterious portals leading to disturbing alternate worlds will Henry begin to uncover clues as to why he is trapped. However, in true Silent Hill fashion, mysterious new characters, horrendous creatures, and the undead will use any means necessary to impede his progress. A tense atmosphere and grotesque enemies will get the player's heart thumping as Silent Hill 4 delivers a gameplay experience that fans and newcomers will never forget. Using state of the art technology, the development team has effectively created bone-chilling effects to add to the game's creepy atmosphere. Players will be able to see changes in environments over time, as the alternate world seeps into reality. In addition, Silent Hill 4 shifts between the first and third-person perspective, which is a first for the series. Beautifully detailed environments, a haunting soundtrack and the game's trademark psychological horror complete Silent Hill 4's overall fear factor as players travel between the room and their worst nightmare. [Konami] Expand
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  1. Positive: 10 out of 20
  2. Negative: 2 out of 20
  1. 85
    The large number of cut scenes seems a little distracting at first, but once you get used to them, they add a lot of depth to the game.
  2. The bizarre levels and challenging puzzles remain engrossing even when you start asking the never-answered question, “What’s the point?”
  3. For real, genuine scares, this does not disappoint.
  4. A damned scary game, and it's one of the better survival horror titles out there because of that. It's good to see its designers taking risks and experimenting with the formula. This time, however, it's kind of a misfire. It's by no means a failure, but it's not a success, either.
  5. But, if you are looking to partake in a definitive step forward for the survival horror genre…I’m afraid that Silent Hill 4 does not take it.
  6. Edge Magazine
    60
    Look at it one way, and it's a choking journey with unprecedented attention to unease and psychological horror, a game framed with unparalleled sophistication. From another angle, it's just a clunky PSone throwback, with all the design wit of a dodo. [Aug 2004, p.92]
  7. 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.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 26
  2. Negative: 7 out of 26
  1. Jul 2, 2020
    10
    No entiendo muy bien porque critican este juego por su jugabilidad siendo que ningún Silent Hill sobresale en este aspecto, lo cual en ciertoNo entiendo muy bien porque critican este juego por su jugabilidad siendo que ningún Silent Hill sobresale en este aspecto, lo cual en cierto modo es parte de su encanto.
    Es cierto que se quitaron aspectos que caracterizaban a la saga como la niebla, la radio o la linterna, pero curiosamente a mí no me afectó en lo más mínimo, de hecho ni me di cuenta de esto hasta que leí algunas críticas. Sin lugar a dudas es su ambientación y su historia lo que más me llamó la atención y me hizo amarlo, personalmente lo considero mi favorito de la saga, porque es el que más me hizo sentir indefenso, el más desafiante y que tiene más lore.
    Lo que hizo Team Silent en este juego fue muy arriesgado, por todos los cambios que mencioné anteriormente, pero considero que precisamente esos cambios fueron los que le ayudaron a sobresalir y no ser como sus predecesores, caso contrario al 3 que se siente casi como lo mismo que jugamos en entregas pasadas. En conclusión, los cuatro primeros juegos son unas obras maestras y el 4 al ser diferente solo le quedarón dos opciones, ser amado u odiado.
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  2. Nov 11, 2021
    10
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Best game ever made, remake the silent hill 4 the room. I love this game. Thanks. Love silent hill 4 Expand
  3. Dec 16, 2011
    10
    Silent Hill 4 The Room is the fourth game in Konami's survival horror series.The game focuses on Henry Townshend who lives in Room 302 of theSilent Hill 4 The Room is the fourth game in Konami's survival horror series.The game focuses on Henry Townshend who lives in Room 302 of the South Ashfield Heights Apartments and after having nightmares for a couple of days he's trapped in his apartment.The PC version is good,graphics are good,gameplay is good and the controls are okay.The problems with this version is that game can run slow even if your computer meets the minimum requirements.This is a good PC game and give it an all formats recommendation Expand
  4. EmilyWeiland
    May 30, 2008
    8
    Graphics only slightly improved, but they are better than previous titles--that is to say, they are pretty good. The soundtrack is as lovelyGraphics only slightly improved, but they are better than previous titles--that is to say, they are pretty good. The soundtrack is as lovely as ever, ranging from beautiful to gritty and scary. While many complain about the controls, I really didn't have any issue with them; while they are a departure from the standard, it is easy to get used to them. It has scares, and weird bits, and boring find-the-key sequences, but if you like scary games there is no reason to skip it. Expand
  5. Mike
    Feb 11, 2005
    6
    Great sound, ok graphics and Terrible gameplay/controls this ruins the whole game!
  6. Feb 2, 2020
    3
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. SH4 The Room starts completely different than its predecessors. Later in the game it returns to the old patterns, the old riddles, the old sounds and the old graphics, the latter probably even older than the PS1. The controls are intentionally clumsy, the weapons near useless. If you have played the predecessors, SH4 starts promising but at a certain point it gets repetititve, boring, unrelated to the story and pointless. Most of the secret information is delivered in the very last moments, and you get a headache from it, if you don't ask yourself who delivered the diary sheets you always find under your door. The appartment building you're living in has its dark fleshy backside, but hey: It wasn't THAT large all the time you lived there. Expand
  7. Nov 7, 2014
    0
    the game doesn't even **** work 0/10the game doesn't even **** work 0/10

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