• 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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  1. Positive: 28 out of 40
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  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: 28 out of 37
  2. Negative: 1 out of 37
  1. 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!
  2. Mar 15, 2020
    10
    Para mí, uno de los mejores Silent hill de la historia, ha sido sin duda el juego que más me ha llegado a transmitir una sensación increíble,Para mí, uno de los mejores Silent hill de la historia, ha sido sin duda el juego que más me ha llegado a transmitir una sensación increíble, me ha transmitido ese mal rollo, me ha llegado a absorber de una manera que ningún otro juego lo ha conseguido. A pesar de no estar hecho por Team Silent, lo han sabido hacer fenomenal, tanto banda sonora, diseño, jugabilidad, me encantaría un remake de este juego o no, porque si se lo van a cargar mejor que lo dejen como está. El problema que ha tenido este Silent Hill, es que no ha sido jugado tanto como otros. Sin duda lo recomiendo 100%.

    For me, one of the best Silent Hill in the history, has undoubtedly been the game that has given me the most incredible feeling, has given me that bad feeling, has absorbed me in a way that no other game make it. Despite not being made by Team Silent, they have known how to make it phenomenal, both soundtrack, design, gameplay. I would love a remake of this game or not, because if they are going to ruin it, better than leave it as it is. The problem that this Silent Hill has had is that it has not been played as much as others. I definitely recommend it 100%.
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  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. RichardW.
    Dec 8, 2007
    9
    This game is very underrated. It is the best portable survival horror game to date, and I found it very enjoyable. Don't pass this one This game is very underrated. It is the best portable survival horror game to date, and I found it very enjoyable. Don't pass this one up, it's a great game! Expand
  5. May 31, 2012
    8
    Origins may have it's faults but you have to take a few things into consideration about this game. Originally it was being developed by anOrigins may have it's faults but you have to take a few things into consideration about this game. Originally it was being developed by an American branch of Climax, but production was moving sluggishly and apparently was turning out so bad that a bunch of people got fired and the project was moved over to a UK branch of the studio... who had only about a year to rebuild the game from the ground up. That being addressed, I think the team did a great job on Origins. The main thing that put me off was the story and involvement of familiar characters. The Alessa tie-in was pointless and caused the plot to suffer as a whole, as it felt unfocused and no one aspect of it was touched on enough for you to care. Also the combat system is glitchy and inventory system is just ridiculous. But beyond those things I got everything I wanted in a portable silent hill game. Good exploration of the town and it's creepy buildings, disgusting monsters to face, cleverly executed puzzles and riddles, another awesome soundtrack from Akira Yamaoka, and an overall satisfying experience for a portable horror game. Expand
  6. 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.
  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