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Silent Hill (PlayStation)

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Description

Harry Mason, an average man, is driving to the town of Silent Hill with his daughter. Upon approaching the town, a cop speeds by on a motorcycle. When Harry gets closer to town, he sees that same motorcycle sprawled in the middle of the road. Harry also spots a woman standing in the road, but due to the dense fog, he can't stop in time, so he swerves to avoid her, crashing into a railing, knocking him unconscious.

When Harry wakes up, his daughter, Cheryl, is missing. Sensing that she would head to the town to seek help, Harry sets out on a journey, not knowing what to expect from this eerie town, enshrouded with fog.

You play Harry Mason, a normal man, with no powers or training of any kind. You must search through the town of Silent Hill, looking for your daughter. You will come across many people, some friendly, some not. You must visit many different areas, such as the school, and the church.

Will Harry find his daughter and safely get out, or is there more to this town than a simple fog layer?

Screenshots

Silent Hill PlayStation Friend or enemy ?
Silent Hill PlayStation One of the most important objects in your inventory will be a broken radio which signals to presence of the monsters.
Silent Hill PlayStation Not a funny game, kill or be killed
Silent Hill PlayStation Exploring the Old Silent Hill, during the 'normal' reality time.

Alternate Titles

  • "寂静岭 " -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
  • "SH1" -- Common abbreviation
  • "Jijing Ling" -- Chinese title

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User Reviews

The fear of blood tends to create fear for the flesh NeoJ (428) 4.17 Stars4.17 Stars4.17 Stars4.17 Stars4.17 Stars
Above everything else, a really smart game. Zovni (9355) 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars
Nearly Flawless Jon Collins (13) 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars
An amazing Survival Horror game, deep and disturbing. AxelStone (34) 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars
The most scary experience ever... and I can back up that statement Dr. M. "Schadenfreude" Von Katze (590) 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars
"Dahlia Gillespie!" MasterMegid (897) 3.83 Stars3.83 Stars3.83 Stars3.83 Stars3.83 Stars
DO NOT PLAY IN DARK ROOM TwoDividedByZero (149) 4.33 Stars4.33 Stars4.33 Stars4.33 Stars4.33 Stars
Resident Evil can say "Baaaaaaaa" Indra is here (19705) 4.33 Stars4.33 Stars4.33 Stars4.33 Stars4.33 Stars
Some fears are worth experiencing. MAT (74159) 2.67 Stars2.67 Stars2.67 Stars2.67 Stars2.67 Stars
Scariest Game on the Playstation! SamandMax (61) 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars

The Press Says

The Video Game Critic Oct 11, 2004 A 100
VicioJuegos.com Jul 19, 2003 91 out of 100 91
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) Feb 23, 1999 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
HonestGamers Oct 29, 2012 9 out of 10 90
Retrogaming.it Feb 25, 2008 9 out of 10 90
Just Games Retro Oct 31, 2013 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
Freak Apr, 1999 86 out of 100 86
Game Revolution Mar, 1999 B+ 83
GameGenie 1999 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Gamekult Oct 11, 2000 8 out of 10 80

Forums

Topic # Posts Last Post
Opening sequence is brilliant 4 Adzuken (702)
Sep 09, 2013
1st person mode 13 Ace of Sevens (4229)
Aug 11, 2007

Trivia

Blood marking a garage door across from the church spells out "Redrum", a reference to Stephen Kings "The Shining".

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Grant McLellan (545) added Silent Hill (PlayStation) on Mar 29, 2001
Other platforms contributed by Jeff Hazen (92) and GTramp (35193)