• Publisher: Konami
  • Release Date: Sep 7, 2004
  • Also On: PC
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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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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 31 out of 54
  2. Negative: 1 out of 54
  1. In my honest humble opinion Silent Hill 4: The Room is by far the best of the Silent Hill series.
  2. It knows where you work, so you can't run. It knows where you live, so you can't hide. So open up your room already and say, "Ahhhh!" Or would you rather they do it for you, sissy?
  3. PSM Magazine
    80
    This focus on combat isn't always helped by the game's dodgy targeting and suspect collision detection... An uneven, but satisfying, psycho romp for series fans. [Oct 2004, p.30]
  4. Play Magazine
    75
    Not since the original "Silent Hill" have I been this chilled by a game. [Sept 2004, p.69]
  5. 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.
  6. While it all works well and survival/horror fans won’t be at all disappointed if they go out and get this game, Silent Hill feels an awful lot like previous Silent Hill games.
  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: 29 out of 55
  2. Negative: 6 out of 55
  1. Nov 28, 2016
    10
    Best game in silent hill series!!! Best game in silent hill series!!! Best game in silent hill series!!! Best game in silent hill series!!!Best game in silent hill series!!! Best game in silent hill series!!! Best game in silent hill series!!! Best game in silent hill series!!! Best game in silent hill series!!! Expand
  2. Mar 6, 2013
    10
    Silent HIll 4: The Room is the homonym game saga that has many aspects that are not really original in the other Silent Hill games. Meanwhile,Silent HIll 4: The Room is the homonym game saga that has many aspects that are not really original in the other Silent Hill games. Meanwhile, we start from the fact that we can go back to the apartment to save, put in the trunk objects and see the sequence of the plot (and at some point will become really disturbing as it will be overrun by ghosts). Another peculiarity is its ghosts, beings who can not be killed and that will scare very much. The most beautiful thing in the game, besides the atmosphere, the sights, the music and the monsters, is the mystery that we have to try to find out about Walter Sullivan. A game really well done and, in my opinion, one of the best in the series. Expand
  3. EduardoR.
    Sep 14, 2004
    9
    Great game. I think this is the creepiest SH I have played. There are a lot of changes to the Previous SH games but it still feels like SH. Great game. I think this is the creepiest SH I have played. There are a lot of changes to the Previous SH games but it still feels like SH. Really cool story, a little improvement in the combat system and great graphics. I would give this game a 10 if it wasn't for the missing flashlight. It would have made this game way better. Expand
  4. Mar 18, 2021
    8
    Нормас игруха. Инвентарь ток говно, портит весь геймплей. Раздельные патроны это бред. Враги стали умнее. Собаки нападают не когда этоНормас игруха. Инвентарь ток говно, портит весь геймплей. Раздельные патроны это бред. Враги стали умнее. Собаки нападают не когда это обусловлено скриптом их поведения, а когда вы открываетесь для нападения. Из минусов только то что игра не страшная, хоть и некоторые решения выглядят интересно, как так квартира или появляющийся эффект сьемки на камеру, но к сожелению, это не работает на игрока. Expand
  5. May 18, 2015
    7
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. I do not have to say anything. But i need to write one hundred and fifty characters. i think my score can describe it................................. Expand
  6. Jun 14, 2020
    7
    Silent Hill 4 is a different beats than its predecessors.
    A lot of the time it actually plays exactly like them, but there is also the
    Silent Hill 4 is a different beats than its predecessors.
    A lot of the time it actually plays exactly like them, but there is also the room... your room. Its first person here it serves as a hub from which you go to other places, so you need to go back every now and then, but you never know what exactly you will find... that part is sometimes brillant. Sometimes. Outside parts even less so. You don't walk on the streets of Silent Hill here, but is that the problem? I think the problem is, there is just not enough brillance here.
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  7. PalliN.
    Nov 15, 2004
    0
    How the hell people keep saying that this is the best of the series and giving it 10 points? Are they totally blind? This is just repetitive How the hell people keep saying that this is the best of the series and giving it 10 points? Are they totally blind? This is just repetitive crap with very lazy and boring leveldesign and overall design. Scary? Hell not! More like tiring! Open your eyes, don't go for the "IT'S SILENT HILL, IT HAS TO BE GOOD!!1". This is not Silent Hill, this is probably just abandoned leftovers from previous SH Games. Get your act together Konami, no more this kinda of flops. Zero pointer. Expand

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