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  • Summary: Silent Hill: Book of Memories brings the Silent Hill series onto the Next Generation Portable.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 57
  2. Negative: 11 out of 57
  1. Oct 22, 2012
    82
    A much different Silent Hill game than the norm, which will infuriate some but intrigue others, myself included. Series veteran or not, every Vita owner should at least try the demo.
  2. Nov 7, 2012
    70
    Nobody could've predicted this when it was announced, but Silent Hill: Book of Memories is a dungeon crawler with some multiplayer options. No one also expected the following: as a Vita-game it is quite successful. It's lightweight enough to work on a handheld device and has just enough depth to keep players interested and have them come back for more.
  3. Dec 17, 2012
    70
    A competent, skillful attempt at a non-fantasy dungeon crawler game appears, courtesy of Wayforward. Unfortunately it's ultimately dragged down by the franchise attached to it - Silent Hill. Other than a few thematic nods and well-known enemies the franchise usage is handled sloppily and without any benefit.
  4. Oct 30, 2012
    60
    The gameplay of the new Silent Hill feels pretty good. It lacks in story and graphics though. The user-interface doesn't work like it should, and the multiplayer is a huge disappointment. Book of Memories could have been great but downright isn't.
  5. LEVEL (Czech Republic)
    Dec 21, 2012
    60
    Dungeon action with online cooperation doesn't exactly fit into the Silent Hill universe but if you give it a chance it may surprise you. [Christmas 2012]
  6. Nov 27, 2012
    50
    A hack 'n slash/ action RPG Silent Hill? Yes, it's a major deviation from the survival horror genre and not a good one.
  7. Oct 29, 2012
    30
    A bad idea, poorly realised. Not only does this sully the already tarnished name of Silent Hill but it's a tediously poor dungeon crawler in its own right.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 33
  2. Negative: 12 out of 33
  1. Oct 17, 2012
    10
    So I picked this game up yesterday, after playing the demo I really liked it. So I started playing it and got past the demo and it is reallySo I picked this game up yesterday, after playing the demo I really liked it. So I started playing it and got past the demo and it is really awesome. at first its kinda slow but its just because its trying to teach you the basics because there are alot of different things to know. I also got a chance to play the 4 man MULTIPLAYER and that is also really smooth with no lag and also having more people helps you get through the zones faster. The voice while your playing is pretty cool to. I really have enjoyed this game so far and would reccomend it. I would give this game 9 but just because people are giving 0s which is not even fair to the game Here is my score Expand
  2. Oct 24, 2012
    10
    I'll be honest that I kinda cringed at a dungeon crawler silent hill title, but I got the free demo and it kinda won me over with itsI'll be honest that I kinda cringed at a dungeon crawler silent hill title, but I got the free demo and it kinda won me over with its addictive quality. I mean who doesn't like collecting loot? I got even more interested in it so I picked up the full copy. I must say I am pleased with my purchase. Its kinda like if silent hill and diablo had a kid and add just a splash of castlevania and book of memories is what you will get. Now I have not tried the multiplayer yet but you can get up to 4 people in one party slaying monsters and collecting loot. If you are a PS Vita owner you should definitely pick this up or at the very least download the free demo. Just ignore all the haters and make your own choice about this great title. Expand
  3. Oct 16, 2012
    8
    For months I've been dreading the day this game came one but, it's safe to say this is a nice portable experience. It's really just asFor months I've been dreading the day this game came one but, it's safe to say this is a nice portable experience. It's really just as addicting as any other dungeon crawler. The only thing that bothers me about this game is the returning creatures, said time and time again "Why is pyramid Head is this game?" Expand
  4. Feb 7, 2014
    7
    Silent hill book or memories , where do I start , as a silent hill game ? its a HUGE disappointment , but this can be forgiven as it is a spinSilent hill book or memories , where do I start , as a silent hill game ? its a HUGE disappointment , but this can be forgiven as it is a spin off , GONE is the survival horror , GONE is silent hill in general , GONE is the silent hill fan base , as the series has gone downhill after silent hill 4 , the games afterwards were decent , but they lost there original impact that the first 4 left , that aside , as a stand alone game its pretty good , It has the mechanics and feel of diablo 3 but in the silent hill universe , back are every silent hill monster in one game , and the character creation is a nice touch as well , plus as a fan of persona 4 , I was surprised that the male character is voiced by the guy who played "Konji" the tough guy , it has a very plain story , and it is very repetitive , but it is fun which keep you going , it has a pretty good fighting system , simple but refreshing puzzles , cool rpg elements , and decent voice acting , cool atmosphere , pretty good graphics and a hint of nostalgia. Bottom line despite how mediocre the plot is and how disappointing it is as a SILENT HILL GAME ,as a stand alone game? this game is fun and worth a buy , seeing as now you can buy it for 30 bucks now , just don't buy it if your looking for a genuine silent hill experience , you will be disappointed , buy this game for what it is , a fun diablo esc silent hill spin off nothing more and nothing less Expand
  5. Oct 9, 2014
    5
    Silent Hill is known for it's grotesque stories. Good or Bad
    However, SH BoM has almost NO STORY. This is a bit of a problem for me. Also,
    Silent Hill is known for it's grotesque stories. Good or Bad
    However, SH BoM has almost NO STORY. This is a bit of a problem for me. Also, though the game is fun, it is almost unfairly difficult.(One word......TRAPS!)
    The only way to make this game easier is to download DLC.
    This review seems negative however why didn't I give it a 1?
    Because despite my complaints, I love it!
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  6. Oct 17, 2012
    2
    One user gave this game a perfect '10' and said "Ignore all the old Silent Hill fans that are Butt hurt that there (sic) game isOne user gave this game a perfect '10' and said "Ignore all the old Silent Hill fans that are Butt hurt that there (sic) game is changing"....That's nonsense. First, I call BS on anyone who would give this game a perfect score. A '5' or a '6'? Everyone is different, so maybe. But a '10'? No. He gave it a '10' to try and counterbalance all the 0s, 1s, and 2s this game will get. Second, the reason why people are calling this game garbage is because it's a bad game. Not because anyone is 'Butt hurt' over the series changing. It's a bad game. Period. No need to try and make up silly reasons for why people don't like it. Expand
  7. Jul 20, 2018
    0
    Uy uy uy menuda mierda de juego ojala konami se suicide por dar a luz estas cagadas y no obras como Silent Hills :'v

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