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  • Summary: (Also known as "Forbidden Siren") Keiichiro Toyama's Siren is a survival horror adventure title developed by Sony in the tradition of the "Silent Hill" series. Siren takes place in the Japanese village of Hanyuda, where the sea has turned blood red and the inhabitants are mutating into all(Also known as "Forbidden Siren") Keiichiro Toyama's Siren is a survival horror adventure title developed by Sony in the tradition of the "Silent Hill" series. Siren takes place in the Japanese village of Hanyuda, where the sea has turned blood red and the inhabitants are mutating into all manner of vile creatures. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 28 out of 48
  2. Negative: 2 out of 48
  1. 90
    Siren’s ghouls not only search for you with flashlights and come at you with shovels, but they also skitter along telephone wires and snipe you from rooftops. They don’t die.
  2. 85
    While it shares many common flaws found in the genre, Siren is the most innovative (and scary) survival-horror title we've seen in a while.
  3. 80
    This isn't a game for the twitchy or easily distracted. But get into Siren's head and you'll find a singular horror experience that keeps its teeth in your neck from start to finish.
  4. Most of the game is trial-and-error, leading you to play the same stage multiple times until you figure things out. Get seen by a shibito? Go ahead and die, because it's likely that running and hiding isn't worth the effort.
  5. If you can deal with several gameplay mishaps, you’ll enjoy the game since Siren does a great job at telling its story in a new and involved way.
  6. The variety of innovating aspects are balanced by multiple flaws, making this one strictly for the horror-obsessed.
  7. I like Siren’s creepy presentation and honorable attempts at innovation, but the gameplay just isn’t up to par. Things are far too frustrating, slow, and boring to make you even want to finish.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 19
  2. Negative: 3 out of 19
  1. Jun 27, 2015
    10
    That is like it should be. It was better then Metal Gear Solid 2. The control have clear interaction with environment, considered many-sidedThat is like it should be. It was better then Metal Gear Solid 2. The control have clear interaction with environment, considered many-sided plot. Of itself using clairvoyance was very innovative. Expand
  2. Cavador
    Mar 26, 2006
    9
    Extremely difficult, very abstract puzzles and frustrating gameplay mechanics, but it's the best alternative horror ever made. Extremely difficult, very abstract puzzles and frustrating gameplay mechanics, but it's the best alternative horror ever made. Can't wait for Siren 2. Expand
  3. Nov 26, 2019
    9
    Una bellissima e suggestiva avventura horror in stile giapponese con un game play lento e meditato ma estremamente coinvolgente e appagante.
  4. DavS.
    Oct 7, 2008
    8
    The graphics are pretty good. I haven't played other survivor-horrors but it's up there. The game is challenging, difficult, but The graphics are pretty good. I haven't played other survivor-horrors but it's up there. The game is challenging, difficult, but not obtrusively so. The controls take some getting use to + the sidejack ability. I haven't gotten that far in the game yet. Expand
  5. Feb 3, 2021
    8
    Good story
    Bad gun gameplay as per character doing everything so slow and lack of accuracy when shooting, enemy in the opposite have a 80%
    Good story
    Bad gun gameplay as per character doing everything so slow and lack of accuracy when shooting, enemy in the opposite have a 80% accuracy, they hardly miss and can aimbot kill you in 2 shot no matter how you try to dodge it. Too much repetition as per each map has 2 mission for each character but the number of map is so low and the creativity of the 2nd mission is not so good and boring in the later part, all of this made the gameplay being too long. But still, this is one of the most unique horror game so far. With sightjacking as a highlight and good story to keep you playing.
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  6. Oct 3, 2015
    7
    Es uno de los videojuegos mas difíciles de la historia de los videjuegos ( y no exagero ni un pelo ) , una de las historias mas bizarras yEs uno de los videojuegos mas difíciles de la historia de los videjuegos ( y no exagero ni un pelo ) , una de las historias mas bizarras y extrañas , pero que por supuesto todo esta excelentemente implantado . Un juego que no tiene nada que envidiar con sagas de terror mas famosas como Silent Hill o Project Zero Expand
  7. Jan 3, 2015
    0
    This game murdered me. If you play it, you know you dead. It's too glitchy and controls are impossible to handle. The soundtrack is almostThis game murdered me. If you play it, you know you dead. It's too glitchy and controls are impossible to handle. The soundtrack is almost nonexistent which works well in some games, but it's just unfitting and ruins the atmosphere for a game such as this. Expand

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