• Publisher: SCEA
  • Release Date: Jul 24, 2008
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8.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 105 Ratings

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  • Summary: [Playstation Network] Blood-splattered episodes of this Japanese Survival Horror are available as downloads, keeping you on the edge of your seat until the next episode arrives. The story follows a TV crew from America, who has journeyed to research and film an exposé on the urban myth of[Playstation Network] Blood-splattered episodes of this Japanese Survival Horror are available as downloads, keeping you on the edge of your seat until the next episode arrives. The story follows a TV crew from America, who has journeyed to research and film an exposé on the urban myth of Hanuda, the Vanished Village. Frozen in the 1970s and surrounded by a red sea, it is said that an ancient curse has been set upon this town. The introduction of western characters to Siren Blood Curse brings a new dimension to the series and, in order to survive, they must defend themselves from the vicious Shibito, the living dead, and other terrifying monsters. Throughout the game you play each of the visitors to the village, while the game's unique Sight-Jack System enables you to switch seamlessly between the visions of the hunted and the hunters. As the plot thickens you discover you are stuck in a time loop in which events eternally repeat and change. [Sony] Expand

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 29 out of 42
  2. Negative: 1 out of 42
  1. 100
    Despite the hoops you need to jump through prior to playing, Blood Curse more than makes up for it with some of the most intense and perfectly paced survival horror I've had the pleasure of being terrified by.
  2. Quite possibly the scariest and most unnerving game I’ve ever played.
  3. Games Master UK
    85
    A hugely atmospheric horror experience that combines old cliches with a new perspective. [Oct 2008, p.70]
  4. 80
    Blood Curse may lurk within the shadows of convention, but those shadows have seldom seemed more oppressive. And damn good value for money, too.
  5. Edge Magazine
    80
    While the game remains focused on atmosphere and aesthetics, concessions have been made to a more dynamic style of play. [Sept 2008, p.86]
  6. 70
    It's got some wonky controls that make fairly routine gameplay tasks unnecessarily laborious, especially the annoying checkpoint system and map checking that removes you from the terror quite often.
  7. Siren: Blood Curse remains largely unchanged after four years time. If you avoided it then, avoid it now as well. This title is really only for the horror hardcore.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 32
  2. Negative: 5 out of 32
  1. Mar 11, 2011
    10
    A flawed masterpiece, intense and subtle, this is by far one of my favourite games and I cannot wait for a follow up to this wonderful game.A flawed masterpiece, intense and subtle, this is by far one of my favourite games and I cannot wait for a follow up to this wonderful game. Please Sony, make it happen. Expand
  2. CasF.
    Jul 25, 2008
    10
    Superb game! The visuals are perfect for this and the tension created throughout the entire game (via the spooky graphics and sound) is Superb game! The visuals are perfect for this and the tension created throughout the entire game (via the spooky graphics and sound) is fantastic. The levels are very well designed and the way the story keeps switching between characters is great. For me this jumps ahead of the likes of RE4 & Silent Hill 2 as king of the Survival horror genre. Expand
  3. SergioP.
    Aug 17, 2008
    9
    Great Graphics, Great Sound. A good game for PS3
  4. Sep 21, 2014
    8
    Proyecto Zero, Silent Hill y...... Forbbiden Siren o Siren. Angustia, agobio, nervios, ansiedad....todo esto vais a sentir con este juegazo.Proyecto Zero, Silent Hill y...... Forbbiden Siren o Siren. Angustia, agobio, nervios, ansiedad....todo esto vais a sentir con este juegazo. No es apto para new gamers que han conseguido que Residente Evil parezca un Call of Duty. La ambientación es sublime, similar a Project Zero pero más rústica. La única pega es que técnicamente es limitado pero cumple 100%. Juego indispensable para los horror lovers. Expand
  5. [anonymous]
    Feb 3, 2009
    8
    I enjoyed it, despite the completely confusing story and some of the repetition. And to the guy who gave the game a 0 simply for the I enjoyed it, despite the completely confusing story and some of the repetition. And to the guy who gave the game a 0 simply for the controls, and then compared it to a game that's completely different and wasn't even meant to be surpassed by Siren:Blood Curse... well yeah... pretty dumb. Expand
  6. Feb 22, 2014
    6
    All graphics system changed, but still good to write down plate was impressed with the finish. I personally had more fun predecessor, but theAll graphics system changed, but still good to write down plate was impressed with the finish. I personally had more fun predecessor, but the fear of this game is really the best you can say. Expand
  7. wowlame
    Aug 14, 2008
    0
    Wow...the play control is utterly horrid...do yourself a favor and play RE-4 until resident evil 5 comes out....waste of time this game is.

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