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  • Summary: The game thrusts players into a shadowy world of chaos and terror with atmospheric graphics and an original storyline that sheds new light on the desolate, fog-shrouded town of Silent Hill. Silent Hill: Homecoming follows Alex Shepherd, a war veteran returning home from an overseas tour ofThe game thrusts players into a shadowy world of chaos and terror with atmospheric graphics and an original storyline that sheds new light on the desolate, fog-shrouded town of Silent Hill. Silent Hill: Homecoming follows Alex Shepherd, a war veteran returning home from an overseas tour of duty to investigate the mysterious disappearance of his younger brother, Joshua. His travels lead him through the small, insular community of Shepherd's Glen and eventually through the hauntingly empty streets of Silent Hill. Building upon the series' trademark foundations of atmosphere, adventure and storytelling, Silent Hill: Homecoming introduces players to a frightening new experience. When confronted by the perverse incarnations of evil that roam Silent Hill and Shepherd's Glen, players are able to utilize an enhanced combat system and execute a number of offensive and defensive maneuvers as they experience every terrifying encounter with the game’s numerous nightmarish creatures. Players also have to solve a variety of puzzles as they progress through the highly atmospheric game world, using cues from the environment to unlock Silent Hill's darkest secrets. Continuing the series’ tradition of standout music and sound design, Silent Hill: Homecoming features an original soundtrack by famed composer Akira Yamaoka. [Konami] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 14
  2. Negative: 0 out of 14
  1. Play (Poland)
    80
    Something new, something old, something borrowed and something rust-red. The Americans rebooted the old franchise and their mixture is strong. Numerous references to the roots of the genre and the previous parts don't get in the way of their efforts to rejuvenate the series. The game scares in a way that seems to tamper with what's in your head, a way that I consider superior. [Mar 2009]
  2. 75
    Despite its flaws, we have to say we have a more than decent title here, heir to a legacy of classic survival horror elements and an example of what Silent Hill should be in this generation. Although the final result is not so awesome, this is a good opportunity to return to that silent village.
  3. Gamers.at
    75
    Homecoming isn’t bad per se, it’s just that it isn’t frightening enough to be worthy of the Silent Hill-name. It might be a mildly enjoyable Action-game, but not much beyond that. [Issue#17]
  4. This action game with horror influences made us scream at night. The music and spooky enemies has driven us to a point that we had to switch on all the lights. Once we weren’t scared anymore we saw some things that made are eyebrows go up. The protagonist, Alex, can fight and uses a gun. This takes away a lot of fun that we had during the last Silent Hill. So it is safe to say that it’s a good game, but doesn’t have the ‘wow’ factor.
  5. Game Informer
    65
    Fans will probably dig the game’s cool set pieces and the story, but the save points are placed too far apart, many puzzles require too much random experimentation, and the dialogue system seems like an afterthought. [Nov 2008, p.118]
  6. PC Zone UK
    60
    Homecoming is too old-fashioned and lacks the originality and tension that made the previous games so enjoyable. [Mar 2009, p.70]
  7. An under-egged effort even more compromised by a token PC port. [Issue#17, p.69]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 48
  2. Negative: 20 out of 48
  1. RyanF
    Dec 31, 2009
    10
    It seems most of the people giving this game a low rating are looking for something else -- Silent Hill, you know, that game that came out on It seems most of the people giving this game a low rating are looking for something else -- Silent Hill, you know, that game that came out on the Playstation years ago? Stop being nostalgic. Sure, this game isn't everything the older games were, but it's still damn good. Expand
  2. Borealis
    Jan 31, 2010
    9
    This is not bad game. Maybe, it's not THAt old Silent Hill, maybe bad porting on PC (But I haven't got problems with it at all), This is not bad game. Maybe, it's not THAt old Silent Hill, maybe bad porting on PC (But I haven't got problems with it at all), but its really good horror game with pretty graphics. Monsters are awesome. Expand
  3. ChrisB.
    Nov 20, 2008
    8
    This is probably the second best silent hill game to date. If I hadn't played Silent Hill 2 I probably would have liked it even more. This is probably the second best silent hill game to date. If I hadn't played Silent Hill 2 I probably would have liked it even more. It's only problem is that it is very very Silent Hill... and if you know the town then you may feel like you already know this game. It borrows heavily from the movie, I liked that, but some purists might take issue. Disregard the low review scores on the PC version. This is a worthy triple A title, and giving it a 55 is just ridiculous. Expand
  4. Sep 15, 2016
    6
    What I love about Silent Hill is the story lines and ambience... I love this iteration for those reasons as well... What I do not enjoy isWhat I love about Silent Hill is the story lines and ambience... I love this iteration for those reasons as well... What I do not enjoy is when a game becomes so difficult that it becomes all about finger dexterity. When I got to the police station, the axe-headed beasts were simply too much. After many hours trying to kill them, I had to simply quit trying. I wish there were an easier setting for those of us who are more into exploring and solving puzzles, as with the earlier Silent Hill games. If Homecoming had such a difficulty setting, I would have given this one a 10 out of 10. Expand
  5. Oct 4, 2020
    4
    Хрен с ним с отвратительным управлением и убогим портом на пк, к управлению привыкнуть можно.
    Но такого количество багов я давно не видал,
    Хрен с ним с отвратительным управлением и убогим портом на пк, к управлению привыкнуть можно.
    Но такого количество багов я давно не видал, игра постоянно багует, пару раз вылетала, но ладно, хрен с этим тоже.
    Игра просто отвратительна сама по себе, враги это просто какой-то адовый пиздeц, в них нужно внести просто миллион урона, порой урон не проходит, зато по вам урон проходит всегда, даже когда враг очевидно по вам не попал. Особенно доставили "игольщики" которые доджат стрелковое оружие и отбивают пули аки Вергилий из Devil May Cry. И при этом я далеко не казуал, я не ною со сложности в играх, но когда эта сложность вызвана корявостью игры и багами - это хyевая сложность.
    Игра оставляет крайне спорные впечатления, скорее негативные,
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  6. Nov 27, 2010
    3
    Very bad port. Even though I am using a controller and not keyboard and mouse, the game is still clunky and even things like turning theVery bad port. Even though I am using a controller and not keyboard and mouse, the game is still clunky and even things like turning the character are hard to do. The sound issues also make the game unplayable. Most of the sounds will only come out of one speaker, which if you are using headphones makes locating anything by sound impossible. This destroys immersion. There may have been a decent story underneath all of the technical issues but it is not worth the time or money to find out. Avoid. Expand
  7. Dec 30, 2019
    0
    best game ever i play this game so much but it crash but this game is the good silent hill game

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