• Publisher: Konami
  • Release Date: Nov 6, 2007
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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: 26 out of 35
  2. Negative: 1 out of 35
  1. TomR.
    Nov 12, 2007
    10
    Wow! this is like SH1 and 2 wrapped up in a torrid lovefest of horror that will haunt me... _forever_
  2. Jan 30, 2019
    10
    Лучший хоррор для портативной консоли даже сейчас.
  3. 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
  4. GioD.
    Nov 26, 2007
    9
    Lay ur fears to rest, Climax did a phenomianl job. Like everyone else i thought this game was going to be disastrous. Taking a beloved Lay ur fears to rest, Climax did a phenomianl job. Like everyone else i thought this game was going to be disastrous. Taking a beloved franchise like silent hill and giving it to a new developer was a very risky move, but it paid off...damn did it pay off. Climax without a doubt captured the look, the feel, the pacing, the essence, and most importantly thet creepiness of what makes silent hill....well, silent hill. And the music from Akira Yamaoka is once again haunting and beautiful all at once. The ONLY negative i have towards the game is that its very short. I beat it in a little over 4 hours. But being on how very good it is, its a very minor complaint. My apologies to Cimax for doubting u guys, u did a fantastic job. Lets hope The Collective does as good a job on silent hill 5. Expand
  5. Jun 6, 2019
    8
    Silent Hill: Ørigins lives up to its name. It plays very similarly to the first game, with the protagonist wandering within the misty city ofSilent Hill: Ørigins lives up to its name. It plays very similarly to the first game, with the protagonist wandering within the misty city of Silent Hill. It was a bit shorter than the previous titles, but very satisfactory, mostly because the puzzles in this game are tied to the story, unlike in the Japanese games where puzzles only exist for the sake of extending the game artificially. Graphics are good and loading times almost null. My complaints are on the weird camera (that glitches and does not change its angle sometimes), the scarcity of save points in/between some areas. Also, it lacks a bit in the survival department, since it was... easy. At the end of the game I still had a lot of ammunition and healing items to spare. Of course, I explored every nook and cranny of the map, but that was an obligation in the games made by Team Silent, not something to be rewarded for. There are some flaws to be rectified but, overall, I think the studio took the right direction. Expand
  6. AramisG.
    Dec 17, 2007
    8
    I enjoyed most everything about this game. It captured the feel of Silent Hill 1, more so than any of the other games in series. Yeah, it I enjoyed most everything about this game. It captured the feel of Silent Hill 1, more so than any of the other games in series. Yeah, it could have been longer, but what is here is pretty effective. My only complaints are the cut-scenes, which are poorly done and obvious, the breakable weapons (I doubt a meat cleaver is going to break), and the final boss (looks a little stupid, like the original monsters planned for this game). Overall a step in the right direction from the lame Silent Hill 4. 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