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  • Summary: While the game shares its twisting plot with the original PlayStation game, Silent Hill: Shattered Memories takes a different path in many, many ways. Characters can be approached but offer different responses and be found in different places, while new clues and gameplay paths can beWhile the game shares its twisting plot with the original PlayStation game, Silent Hill: Shattered Memories takes a different path in many, many ways. Characters can be approached but offer different responses and be found in different places, while new clues and gameplay paths can be followed. The title follows Harry Mason, as he attempts to unravel the mystery of his missing daughter, Cheryl. A broken man, Mason’s investigations lead him to the mist-shrouded, snowy streets of Silent Hill: a malevolent town where the shadows play host to a wealth of evil, misshapen creatures. Also new to Shattered Memories is a psyche profile element, which monitors every aspect of player’s reactions - from where they explore first, items that have been examined, and their reaction to those they meet. Small visual elements will also be altered slightly, adding to the oppressing atmosphere where nothing is what it seems. The psyche profile will adapt Harry’s actions as and when he meets normal-looking people or the game's many inhuman denizens. [Konami] Expand
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  1. Positive: 5 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. Silent Hill Shattered Memories is a special game, in which you don’t fight, you just run for your life. Not only Wii players looking for a nice thrill ride should have a look at this game.
  2. Silent Hill: Shattered Memories may be considered one of the last significant games to come out for the PS2, but it is also one of the better ones. Everything about it, from the graphics to the sounds to the controls, ranges from very good to exceptional and shows that developers can still squeeze out a good gaming experience from such an old system
  3. Silent Hill: Shattered Memories is an atmospheric action-adventure without any fighting in it. The creepy sound just thrilled me.
  4. Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    80
    Sure, the monsters are nothing new – we’ve seen more gruesome stuff elsewhere – but at moments throughout the game you’re suddenly in a psychologist’s office, answering questions about your fears and sexuality. Depending on your answers the game changes, though some changes are cosmetic (certain characters dress in a different way) but it pushes the emphasis firmly on the cerebral rather than twitch gunplay. [Apr 2010, p.77]
  5. The collection quests and bonus UFO ending make this one you'll have to play through several times to get the full experience; ss long as you don't mind lots of running.
  6. Shattered Memories was an attempt at doing something different with the Silent Hill series. Unfortunately, just because something is different doesn't mean it's better.
  7. Here's what you will recognize: a convoluted plot involving a missing daughter and rampant, depraved ghosts; frequent switching between the "real" world and a ghastly nightmare realm; and many locked doors with craftily hidden keys.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 27
  2. Negative: 5 out of 27
  1. Jul 18, 2013
    10
    Silent Hill: Shattered Memories is genuinely unsettling and mysterious, with frighting presentation and disturbing, extremely scary but goodSilent Hill: Shattered Memories is genuinely unsettling and mysterious, with frighting presentation and disturbing, extremely scary but good game play. Silent Hill: Shattered Memories is realistic and absorbing, it is a really frightening experience, with lots of smartness, unpredictability and twisted endings. Unfortunately, Silent Hill: Shattered Memories is short to 6 or 7 hours game play, despite being short which doesn't really matters, it splits into 2 game plays, it is half puzzle and half action, there is puzzles which are hard but smart and tricky, and there is flash light action, and only flash light, no weapons, yes no weapons which is more scarier, when its frozen you just have to run and push the monsters away, which is hard but fun and unpredictable, because monsters are smart and they drag you, appear in front of you, behind you, you could never now. So despite that Silent Hill: Shattered Memories is short on story and plot, it is terrifying as hell mysterious and realistic, with tons of smartness and horrific fun. 96/100 Expand
  2. Feb 28, 2021
    9
    Per quanto sia odiato da molti fan hardcore, trovo che Shattered Memories sia un ottima variante del primo gioco della serie. Adoro comePer quanto sia odiato da molti fan hardcore, trovo che Shattered Memories sia un ottima variante del primo gioco della serie. Adoro come questo gioco sia in grado di mutare a seconda di chi lo affronta e sono stato molto colpito dal finale del gioco che può rivelarsi anche molto negativo a volte. Ottimo gioco che rigiocherò in futuro, non ha il gameplay dei classici ma ha un ottimo concetto che lo rende uno dei miei preferiti. Expand
  3. Nov 5, 2019
    9
    I see some people didn't get what "reimagining" means, it's not a remake or remaster. It's a different game with same concept of "fatherI see some people didn't get what "reimagining" means, it's not a remake or remaster. It's a different game with same concept of "father looking for daughter" like the first game. Climax come from combat to more exploring, from bloody, rusty like in hell locations to deadly cold ice, and they did it great! Plot is great as well, game only have some lack of hardinteresting puzzels. But anyway, I liked this game. Graphics for PS2 is fascinating. Hope to see more reimagining of the series in the future, something like Kojima tried to do with Silent Hills and P.T. teaser. All i have is only "hope"... Expand
  4. Sep 29, 2021
    8
    This port of the Nintendo Wii's creepfest has inferior graphics, but it's still good. This is a reimagining of the first game that emphasizesThis port of the Nintendo Wii's creepfest has inferior graphics, but it's still good. This is a reimagining of the first game that emphasizes exploration over action. There is no combat, you simply run away from the evil that manifests. If you loved the previous games, than you'll probably like this one. I would rate it with an 8 out of 10. Expand
  5. Oct 29, 2018
    8
    Silent Hill Shattered Memories is a relatively good game, it's story is it's strong point. The gameplay isn't bad either, I just miss havingSilent Hill Shattered Memories is a relatively good game, it's story is it's strong point. The gameplay isn't bad either, I just miss having combat. The enemy design isn't scary at all, they just look like grey children trying to hug you. But the story makes up for the negatives but it doesn't feel like a Silent Hill game. Overall Silent Hill Shattered Memories is a good game, I do recommend it. Expand
  6. May 31, 2012
    7
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. The story is solid but the game itself is disappointing in a lot of other ways. First of all, I really would have liked to see the original silent hill remade in a proper way with updated graphics, and this title might kill off that possibility. It's nowhere near as good as the original and has almost nothing to do with it outside of Harry looking for his daughter. Secondly the 'psychological profiling' aspect the devs kept gloating about ended up being very simple and your actions and choices make very little impact on what happens. At most your conversations will pan out slightly differently and ultimately lead to the same conclusion. For a game this short I wanted to see split paths that change the game's outcome a little more than 'you're a drinker... wait no you're a sleazy hobag' The last main thing I don't like is the exclusion of combat. I originally liked the idea of being defenseless and having to run away or hide from monsters, but upon actually playing the game it only reminded me of how important being able to defend yourself was to the earlier games of the series, even though it was never combat heavy. Instead the action is replaced by chase sequences where you have to get from point A to point B, and once in a while you're forced to solve a problem or puzzle before being able to proceed to safety. This works okay I guess but gets old fast and the hiding mechanic doesn't work 80% of the time. However the story is pretty interesting to follow, there are a few really intense moments to be found, and it's fun to explore the game world your first time through. Expand
  7. Jun 2, 2020
    0
    Aprecio la creatividad en este remake del primer SH, pero falla en todos los aspectos que hicieron tan memorable al primer videojuego, dar miedo.

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