Silent Hill

PlayStation
  • Publisher: Konami
  • Release Date: Jan 31, 1999
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  • Summary: A young man searching for his daughter - struggling to exist in a place between reality and hell - a town hiding gruesome, dark secrets. Follow a trail of blood and mutilation to snatch a loved one from the clutches of a demonic power. Enter an alternative dimension where death is noA young man searching for his daughter - struggling to exist in a place between reality and hell - a town hiding gruesome, dark secrets. Follow a trail of blood and mutilation to snatch a loved one from the clutches of a demonic power. Enter an alternative dimension where death is no escape. Welcome to the madness that is Silent Hill... Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 17
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 17
  3. Negative: 0 out of 17
  1. It's a horrifying action/adventure that will set the pulse racing and put the mind on constant alert.
  2. 90
    One of SH's coolest features is its excellent Dual Shock support: The controller beats like a heart, thumping harder when you're close to death, and its responsiveness keeps you in command.
  3. 90
    From the inexplicable sobbing of an unseen child in a blood-stained school hall to the loud rattling of an invisible "something" underneath the floorboards that you're standing on, the game never sinks into predictability. Imagine all of this while never quite being able to see past arm's length into the darkness.
  4. Electronic Gaming Monthly
    86
    Enough creepiness to make Christopher Walken uncomfortable. [Jan 2004, p.189]
  5. Flawed, yes, ambitious definitely - Silent Hill is a whole new experience adding to the challenge of "Resident Evil 2," while maintaining what it set out to do... drain you psychologically and scare you shitless!
  6. One of the most successfully unnerving elements is the game's lighting... It was that effect, much more than any fearsome creature, which made me leave a hall light on one night after playing it.
  7. Those looking for the intense action of RE may be disappointed. If disturbing atmosphere is your thing, with an emphasis on 3D exploration and puzzle solving, then SH will be worth a whirl.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 92 out of 99
  2. Negative: 1 out of 99
  1. Jun 9, 2011
    10
    Without a doubt, the best horror game in existence. To this day I've never played anything this frightening or uneasy feeling, and I'm aWithout a doubt, the best horror game in existence. To this day I've never played anything this frightening or uneasy feeling, and I'm a horror game fanatic. Nothing I've played on the Xbox 360 or PS3 or ANYTHING made today has had the same effect on me that this has. Before I played this game I thought things like Dead Space and/or Resident Evil games were freaky, then I figured it was about time I played Silent Hill games. I started with Homecoming, which wasn't really all that great, and then I figured I should start from the beginning and work my way forward - so I found it online, bought it, and found myself successfully freaked out. The visuals alone are groundbreaking. It's like a well-shot movie and a nightmare at the same time, and, though the mysteries are explained in later games, I was never completely sure what the hell was going on in the town in the first place prior to my playing of other sequels. The game resembles a psychological, nightmarish experience as perfectly as a game can - and the crappy graphics of the late 90s helps with this effect. Also, though many may complain about the difficult controls, I think they helped add to the experience and desperation of certain situations. Even now the effects of this groundbreaking game can leave you on the edge of your seat, and though it isn't an easy game to find (unless, of course, you're able to buy it on PSN, which I haven't checked to see if it's available), you should definitely consider it. Expand
  2. Feb 5, 2020
    10
    Первый Silent Hill шикарен. Учитывая, что игра делалась в 1999 году, видно что было вложено много стараний.
    +Город с широкими реалистичными
    Первый Silent Hill шикарен. Учитывая, что игра делалась в 1999 году, видно что было вложено много стараний.
    +Город с широкими реалистичными улочками, набитый отсылками.
    +Мрачная атмосфера, жутко, игра может напугать даже без скримеров.
    +Логичный и грамотный сюжет. Небольшое количество диалогов без воды.
    Что может оттолкнуть:
    -Игра 1999, вышла на ps1, а сейчас 2020.
    -Как и присуще хоррорам управление неудобное.
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  3. Aug 27, 2020
    10
    The best survivor horror in the history of the gaming industry. The developers, thanks to their talent and ingenuity, were able to create anThe best survivor horror in the history of the gaming industry. The developers, thanks to their talent and ingenuity, were able to create an unreal atmosphere of horror, fear and loneliness in a desert city. The sound design is beyond praise. 10 out of 10. Expand
  4. Jun 28, 2012
    9
    Truly Scary & eerie. The atmosphere and mood in this game are superb. The Resident Evil games can't compare. Silent Hill feels like a trueTruly Scary & eerie. The atmosphere and mood in this game are superb. The Resident Evil games can't compare. Silent Hill feels like a true breed of Survival Horror. The story and world suck the player in. This is survival horror at its finest with a genuine creep factor. Expand
  5. g
    Oct 8, 2016
    9
    Any video game with a story that concentrates on one character you control and go the next character to investigates what really happens inAny video game with a story that concentrates on one character you control and go the next character to investigates what really happens in the game. Silent Hill is one of those video games with a fantastic elements and story of a town that people describes it's hell. One of the games you must play today in case you have still kept your PS1, a classic, horrifying and one of survival-horror's best. Expand
  6. May 7, 2019
    9
    Uno de los pocos juegos que hasta la fecha, me mantiene con la piel de gallina cada vez que lo juego.
  7. Mar 15, 2019
    0
    This is 2019. I must be spoiled. Trying to play this game is an absolutely aggravating experience. The KB controls are clunky beyondThis is 2019. I must be spoiled. Trying to play this game is an absolutely aggravating experience. The KB controls are clunky beyond belief. I gave up in utter frustration after an hour of trying to move around and defend myself. This thing is rated as the best horror survival game in existence. BS!! The dialogue and writing is just awful. The soundtrack is a joke. The graphics suck beyond belief. Ok, sure it was made in 1899 so I understand that. But from what I saw in an hour the horror level is laughable. Nothing was there to create horror. Everything about this damned game created annoyance. Expand

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#2 Most Discussed PS1 Game of 1999
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#4 Most Shared PS1 Game of 1999