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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: 16 out of 38
  2. Negative: 14 out of 38
  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. Jul 8, 2015
    10
    Even if it reminds me the newest resident evil games, this game manages to capture the atmosphere of the old silent hill games into a new,Even if it reminds me the newest resident evil games, this game manages to capture the atmosphere of the old silent hill games into a new, more dynamic perspective. Expand
  3. Mar 30, 2013
    9
    Evereone say bad game, i say good, i bad know English so i shold be to go LOL. Ok ok this is no many hmmm, one when i dont like about pc port,Evereone say bad game, i say good, i bad know English so i shold be to go LOL. Ok ok this is no many hmmm, one when i dont like about pc port, why this bad, when in ps3 and xbox360 good? Expand
  4. Nov 29, 2012
    6
    This game is the one that i most dislike on Silent Hill, it's not a bad game so i gave it a 5, but it surely is the weakest link of theThis game is the one that i most dislike on Silent Hill, it's not a bad game so i gave it a 5, but it surely is the weakest link of the collection in my opinion. I don't like the fact that Alex is too strong with the weapons. The good thing is the graphic design. The bosses are very scary and strong a thing that balance the character strength. Remember, this game is not bad, is just the worst Silent Hill game along with Book of Memories and should have been better, both of them. Oh and when i try to play it with a ps3 controller on my pc = Fail. Unfortunately there is no solution for that. I have taken 1 point for that aspect Expand
  5. Dec 1, 2012
    5
    A very disappointing game for old-school Silent Hill fans.
    This joins a game genre which we can call "modern horror", which is, in a few
    A very disappointing game for old-school Silent Hill fans.
    This joins a game genre which we can call "modern horror", which is, in a few words, a horror made for kiddies who don't like real horrors/games.
    Another saga ruined. Congrats.
    Graphics are bad, as well as the performance, there aren't very detailed graphics settings, gameplay is bad, as well as the story (it can't be even compared to the old ones), and it's not scary. I would give it a 4-4.5, but it is very good compared to Downpour (should I give it -2, if I gave 4 to this?).
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  6. WagnerJ
    Jan 3, 2010
    4
    A poor port to the PC. The game flaws turn what could be a good experience to a waterfall of freezes and UI flaws.
  7. Mar 29, 2012
    0
    The worst game ever!!!!!!!!!!!!! For PC users it is a nightmare! I want to scored this **** game with - 100 or less! If you pay 1 cent for itThe worst game ever!!!!!!!!!!!!! For PC users it is a nightmare! I want to scored this **** game with - 100 or less! If you pay 1 cent for it you will cry for it!!!!!! Expand

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