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Silent Hill 4: The Room (PlayStation 2)

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    A room full of nightmares … Henry Townshend finds himself trapped in his apartment, and the only escape is through a mysterious portal that leads to a horrifying alternate reality. With gruesome sights around every corner and his sanity on the line, Townshend must find his way out of this nightmare. Silent Hill® 4: The Room is the latest bone-chilling adventure in the most terrifying videogame series of all time!

    Contributed by havoc of smeg (15795) on Jun 22, 2010.

    Konami takes the unsettling horror series into a terrifying new direction. Dare you enter the room?

    The latest tale of the disturbing town of Silent Hill introduces us to Henry Townshend, a man trapped in his own personal - not to mention fully-furnished - nightmare. It's been five days since Henry was made a prisoner in his own apartment; the power to his television is down, the phone has been mysteriously cut off, none of the other residents can hear his cries for help and, most worryingly of all, his front door has been completely chained off - from the inside.

    Unsurprisingly baffled and more than a little scared, Henry is forced to sit and ponder these sinister events, until one day he hears something collapsing in his bathroom. What he finds is crumbled masonry and a hitherto secret tunnel. Believing that he has no other option but to explore this secret passage lest he face further solitude, Henry bravely crawls inside and is transported to a horrific world where logic has no place and grotesque, bloodthirsty creatures dwell...

    As Henry, you'll explore his unorthodox prison from a first-person perspective - a first for the Silent Hill series. Careful exploration of his living space will gradually unveil new clues, helpful items and portals to a variety of alternative worlds, all of which are populated by a host of disgusting monstrosities.

    Once inside these strange new dimensions, the view switches to the traditional third-person viewpoint, although throughout the adventure you'll constantly travel back and forth between realities and hence playing perspectives.

    Silent Hill 4 also enjoys some welcome gameplay enhancements, such as improved combat and the ability to select items and weapons without having to switch to separate menus screens.

    With a menagerie of fear-inducing creatures, shocking cutscenes and nerve-shredding music, Silent Hill 4 is undoubtedly the most frightening instalment yet. Have you got what it takes to brave The Room?

    • Brand new first-person viewpoint brings a new dimension of terror

    • Eerie new effects - watch as the other world gradually taints reality

    • Enhanced combat and item access systems

    • The most terrifying Silent Hill yet

    Contributed by DreinIX (9398) on Apr 03, 2008.

Back of Case (Canada):
    A room full of nightmares...

    Henry Townshend finds himself trapped in his apartment and the only escape is through a mysterious portal that leads to a horrifying alternate reality. With gruesome sights around every corner and his sanity being tested, he must find his way out of this nightmare. Enter The Room, the latest story in the most terrifying game series of all time.

    • All new riveting Silent Hill adventure with shocking plot twists
    • Fend off new monsters, including ghosts that defy physical reality
    • Visual transitions between 1st and 3rd person gameplay modes - a first in the series
    • Explore new environments, including an otherworldly forest and grisly prison

    Contributed by JPaterson (9118) on Sep 13, 2004.