• Publisher: Konami
  • Release Date: Nov 6, 2007
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Generally favorable reviews- based on 153 Ratings

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  • Summary: Silent Hill Origins tells the tale of a solitary truck driver stuck in the terrifying town while making a routine delivery. New gameplay elements, such as a barricade system that lets players block off rooms from enemies, and an enhanced camera system deliver an added sense of isolation andSilent Hill Origins tells the tale of a solitary truck driver stuck in the terrifying town while making a routine delivery. New gameplay elements, such as a barricade system that lets players block off rooms from enemies, and an enhanced camera system deliver an added sense of isolation and anxiety in this frightening adventure. [Konami] Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 28 out of 40
  2. Negative: 0 out of 40
  1. Unfortunate camera and combat issues aside, Silent Hill Origins is a worthy addition to the series and should scare the socks off even the most jaded survival horror devotee.
  2. Play Magazine
    85
    This is not some side-story relegated to the PSP, but a true new chapter worthy of its name and console-sized in scope. [Nov 2007, p.77]
  3. Silent Hill Origins may do a few things that fans may love or hate, but what it does well is allow you to play the events that lead up to the first game and solve some of the mysteries and questions.
  4. The game works well because it doesn't stray from the known formula, but at the same time it leaves you with a strange sense of having done it before.
  5. 75
    Sure, it's predictable, conventional, and a little bit short, not to mention ill-suited for brief pick-up-and-play sessions on the bus, but we're encouraged to see developers making an original, console-quality experience for PSP.
  6. While Silent Hill Origins cannot offer its legions of fans anything they haven't seen done before (and done better), it still represents a solid stop-gap release, and is worth checking out if you're a series die-hard with a desire to fill in some gaps in the story.
  7. Pocket-sized foibles aside, what keeps Origins out of the big-leagues that its brethren inhabit is what saved the title from disaster in the first place- it's simply too conservative by far, with none of the occasionally misplaced inventiveness found in the other titles.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 23 out of 30
  2. Negative: 1 out of 30
  1. Nov 16, 2016
    10
    No doubt Silent Hill Origins is one of the best Silent hill of the saga, in spite of being a little bit short and the little problems with theNo doubt Silent Hill Origins is one of the best Silent hill of the saga, in spite of being a little bit short and the little problems with the camera, this game make honor to this amazing saga as a great sequel, the enviroment is awesome, the variety of weapons is excellent and the story is interesting. Definitly one of my favorite Silent Hill. Expand
  2. ClareC.
    Nov 23, 2007
    10
    Even scarier on the PSP! One of the best things on the handheld; if you want to show off your graphics this is the game!
  3. Feb 22, 2019
    10
    I would like to push this user score above 8. I am a rather big fan of Silent Hill and I can say that I am also a fan of the PSP. I think thisI would like to push this user score above 8. I am a rather big fan of Silent Hill and I can say that I am also a fan of the PSP. I think this entry was great in the series, Akira Yamaoka not only gave a great performance inducing the same nostalgic feelings from the first 2 entries in the series but also the gameplay managed to bring the same. I am glad that this entry was the most well received out of the later additions because it deserves it. Some may say that the story was not on par to (1 or 2) or they did not like Travis as much as James from SH2 (This is a guess as i have not fully read others opinions only the overall scores), I would say that due to the atmosphere alone, this game deserves to be played and is put up there with the Horror greats. Many have tried to make horror games but they only rely on jump scares or gore. Since we may not ever get a game like this again, you should respect this game and definitely give it a shot. Put your headphones on, lights off and you are sure to be engrossed. Expand
  4. ErlendT.
    Dec 25, 2007
    8
    Silent Hill back to form. A bit short and easy and does suffer from some of the usual SH symptoms, but all in all a great return after The Room.
  5. Dec 16, 2012
    8
    This game is an amazing adventure. I remember playing this a few years ago, back when PSP was released. Reviewing this right now is somethingThis game is an amazing adventure. I remember playing this a few years ago, back when PSP was released. Reviewing this right now is something nostalgic for me, but this game, for it's time and for being one of the PSP's first games, is an amazing adventure.

    Gameplay: 8/10 - Easy controls and nice camera.
    Graphics: 8/10 - Good enough to immerse you into the game.
    Music: 8/10 - Sad and depressing music (which is good).
    Story: 9/10 - Perfect story for such an adventure.
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  6. Aug 10, 2017
    8
    I do not understand, why do people think that this game is bad? Sure it isn't scary, but other than that, the game is really good. Of courseI do not understand, why do people think that this game is bad? Sure it isn't scary, but other than that, the game is really good. Of course it failed as a horror game, but it didn't failed as an action game. The game play, controls and plot is really good. Expand
  7. DirkD.
    Nov 11, 2007
    3
    Completed the game in less than 4 hours. The game is ok for a handheld, but to be honest its the weakest Silent Hill game in the market. With Completed the game in less than 4 hours. The game is ok for a handheld, but to be honest its the weakest Silent Hill game in the market. With few puzzles and bosses that are simple to beat the challenge is not so great. Breakable weapons also becomes a real pain in the butt after awhile. Expand

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#3 Most Discussed PSP Game of 2007
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#7 Most Shared PSP Game of 2007