Atari Australia Press Quotes - Windows:
‘Silent Hill 3, like the other games in Konami's much-loved horror series, gives off a wonderful scent of mad genius upon one's first encounter with it. Genius, because its graphics, visual designs, and cinematic presentation are so polished and effective; mad, because a completely sane mind could probably not conceive of anything like this.’ - IGN
Atari Australia website - Windows:
‘Silent Hill 3 is one of the most noteworthy games of the coming season. It looks great, it sounds great, and it has that lovely touch of madness that's characterized Silent Hill from the beginning.’ - IGN
" On reflection, apart from feeling slightly disturbed and mentally unbalanced after playing it, Silent Hill 3 pushes all the right buttons in the adventure genre. While it arguably does little in term of innovation, it has some classic puzzles, far more satisfying combat elements than ever before, some truly horrifying sections, fantastic visuals, gruesome audio and a quality storyline that kicks most of the embarrassing competition out of sight. It's hard to think of many titles as unnervingly compelling as Silent Hill 3, and as such already ranks as one of the games of the year. Classic stuff. 9/10" - Eurogamer.com
" Initially formulaic and slick, Konami's masterpiece cranks through the gears, cuts the brakes and crashes your emotions at breakneck pace. 87%" - Gamesradar.com
"Ultimately, it seems very hard for me to find any flaws in the game, which should then perhaps imply a full 10/10 score. Silent Hill 3 is without a doubt stuff of nightmares, and if you’re up for a mental as well as physical challenge, don’t mind a bit of horror and have a lot of changes of underwear ready, I couldn’t recommend the game strongly enough 9/10" - Boomtown.net
" Silent Hill 3 is a superbly crafted adventure that provides all the necessary ingredients for a truly intense experience. 92%" - Hyper Magazine
"Silent Hill 3 is a worthy sequel to the single most frightening video game of all time, and has its own visceral impact. The people who made this game know exactly how to frighten you, by trapping you in what may be another world entirely, with only a flashlight and what seems like a wholly insufficent weapon to protect yourself. Further, they've finally figured out that a horror movie, or a horror video game, is much, much more effective when you care about the people that horrible things are happening to. A likeable heroine, a truly frightening video game, devious puzzles, and enough gore to scare your little brother out of the room: what else do you want? 9/10" - Worthplaying.com
"Silent Hill 3 isn't so much about gameplay as it is about creating a disturbing look and feel and immersing you in it, which is something it does very well" - Gamespot
Contributed by Xoleras (66393) on May 21, 2004.
As a teenage girl named Heather, players must explore and unravel the mysterious connection between the god-forsaken town, her past, and her inner fears.
Back of Box (Canada/U.S.):
Contributed by Exodia85 (2175) on Nov 07, 2003.
Everything you never wanted to see...
Box Cover Back (UK):
Heather Morris lived a carefree existence until her world was suddenly turned upside down. Trapped and alone in the mysterious town of Silent Hill, Heather must fight sickening monsters to survive and uncover a terrifying connection between her past and her darkest fears. Featuring shockingly realistic graphics and a cinematic storyline, Silent Hill 3 brings unparalleled horror to life.
- All-new, terrifying adventure featuring a new female lead character
- Series' trademark graphics possess even more disturbing detail
- Breakthrough sound technology brings the chilling sounds to life
- Frightening new environments to explore, including the Amusement Park, Subway Station, and Shopping Mall
- Battle grotesque monstrosities with all-new weapons, including a sub-machine gun and katana.
- Includes Official Silent Hill 3 Soundtrack with 60 minutes of music
Contributed by JPaterson (9098) on Aug 09, 2003.
"They've come to witness the Beginning. The rebirth of Paradise, despoiled by mankind."
"Remember me, and your true self as well, that which you must become. The one who will lead us to paradise with blood-stained hands..."
Heather is trapped, alone, and frightened in a deranged world of terror, filled with eerie noises, blood-stained walls and grotesque creatures lurking in the darkness.
What is this place? What has happened?
How did she get here? How does she get home?
She needs to know the answer but there is no one left to tell her. She has nothing to do but survive!
Contributed by MAT (57695) on Jun 05, 2003.