DescriptionHarry 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?
- "寂静岭 " -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
- "SH1" -- Common abbreviation
- "Jijing Ling" -- Chinese title
Part of the Following Groups
- Gameplay feature: Chainsaws
- Gameplay feature: Multiple endings
- Games made into books
- Games made into comics
- Games made into movies
- HUDless games
- PlayStation Greatest Hits releases
- PlayStation Platinum Range releases
- Silent Hill series
The Press Says
|Super Play||Aug, 1999||93 out of 100||93|
|VicioJuegos.com||Jul 19, 2003||91 out of 100||91|
|VicioJuegos.com||Jan 27, 2004||90 out of 100||90|
|Gaming Target||Apr 21, 2006||8.5 out of 10||85|
|Game Revolution||Mar, 1999||B+||83|
|Gamekult||Oct 11, 2000||8 out of 10||80|
|Digital Press - Classic Video Games||Oct 11, 2005||8 out of 10||80|
|Power Unlimited||May, 1999||7.1 out of 10||71|
|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
TriviaWhen Silent Hill was first announced, press releases indicated that there would be two playable characters with different scenarios, like Resident Evil 2, but we all know that the retail version has only one playable character: Harry.
Apparently, Cybil was originally intended to be a playable character, and another side of the story would be viewed from her perspective.
Cybil's scenario was not completed, but not all the clues were taken out of Harry's scenario. On the map it would seem most places marked out in dark pink are significant to you on your adventure- HOWEVER: There is a shop on Simmons St that doesn't open. There is also a boat below Indian Runner that you cannot get to.
The door of the diner next to Norman's Motel is only locked, not jammed.
In the school Chemistry Equipment Room, there is Glucose and Distilled Water —These are among the ingredients needed to make bombs, but you are told you have no reason to take them.
Cybil as a playable character would later appear in the Japan-only GameBoy Advance text-adventure remake of the game, Silent Hill Play Novel.
* This info has mainly been taken from Gunsmith & BlackCat's Silent Hill walkthrough.
Related Web Sites
- Silent Hill: Lost Memories (An active fan site that covers the entire Silent Hill universe.)
- Wikipedia: Silent Hill (Information about Silent Hill at Wikipedia)
- Zarf's Mini-Review (A short review of Silent Hill by Andrew Plotkin (March, 2000).)