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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: 9 out of 19
  2. Negative: 6 out of 19
  1. 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
  2. Aug 9, 2020
    10
    Si bien es cierto, se dejaron a parte muchos elementos originales de la saga, este juego logra profundizar en algunos aspectos de un personajeSi bien es cierto, se dejaron a parte muchos elementos originales de la saga, este juego logra profundizar en algunos aspectos de un personaje que se menciona en SH2, es el SH más distinto de todos y pese a que eso fue muy criticado, la verdad era algo que lo hace aún más interesante porque no solo logra respetar la lógica de los primeros tres títulos, si no que a su vez trata de desprenderse de una tendencia que se empezaba a notar en la saga (cosa que fue criticada en SH3), además que para los juegos post Team Silent, esto ya es un gran mérito porque muchos de esos juegos trataban de emular lo visto en SH2 y otros solo recreaban (y de muy mala manera) lo visto en SH 1. Un juego muy infravalorado de la saga, pero sin duda el último buen título que salió de esta saga y un recomendable para cualquiera que le guste los juegos de terror. Expand
  3. GVB
    Oct 30, 2020
    9
    Its the second best Silent Hill game (after 2). Characters very interesting, and an original story full of horror, mistery, disturbance.. mustIts the second best Silent Hill game (after 2). Characters very interesting, and an original story full of horror, mistery, disturbance.. must play it! Expand
  4. Jun 2, 2020
    7
    Lo único malo de este juego es el sistema de inventario y la escasa variedad de armas en comparación a entregas anteriores, el resto estuvoLo único malo de este juego es el sistema de inventario y la escasa variedad de armas en comparación a entregas anteriores, el resto estuvo bastante bien. Expand
  5. Jan 2, 2021
    6
    Not a bad game by any means but it is obviously inferior to two previous installments in gameplay and level design, all while featuringNot a bad game by any means but it is obviously inferior to two previous installments in gameplay and level design, all while featuring gripping storyline and some great ideas and interesting concepts. You'd be better off if you were to play this on consoles, i'm afraid. Expand
  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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