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Description

Siren is a Japanese survival horror game which takes place in a small town where almost all of the people were killed.

A siren in the small Japanese village of Hanuda suddenly turns its inhabitants into shibito, zombies bent on turning everybody else into shibito.

The player alternates gameplay between ten different characters trying to avoid the shibito. It's like a puzzle. The player has to learn the shibitos' patterns and learn to avoid getting seen, as all of the characters have very low maximum health. The player can also sightjack other characters and shibito to see from their point of view.

Screenshots

Siren PlayStation 2 Looking at the area map
Siren PlayStation 2 Risa Onda... another lost soul in this haunted place
Siren PlayStation 2 Options screen
Siren PlayStation 2 The closer you let shibito come, more precise you'll be and damage rate to shibito will be higher

Promo Images

Siren Screenshot
Siren Screenshot
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Alternate Titles

  • "死魂曲" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
  • "Forbidden Siren" -- European title
  • "サイレン" -- Japanese spelling

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User Reviews

Great, but it has some flaws. Goteki45 (355) 4.57 Stars4.57 Stars4.57 Stars4.57 Stars4.57 Stars

Critic Reviews

Gamezine Apr 14, 2004 18 out of 20 90
GamePro (US) Apr 16, 2004 4.5 out of 5 90
Yahoo! Games Apr 21, 2004 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
IGN Apr 13, 2004 7.7 out of 10 77
Gamesmania.de Apr 06, 2004 72 out of 100 72
Eurogamer.net (UK) Mar 24, 2004 7 out of 10 70
Fragland.net Apr 14, 2004 70 out of 100 70
GameSpot Apr 26, 2004 6.7 out of 10 67
Entertainment Depot, The Jul 02, 2004 6 out of 10 60
Game Informer Magazine May, 2004 5.75 out of 10 58

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Trivia

Controversy

On November 10, 2003, one of SCE's ads for Siren was pulled in Japan after complaints from parents. The ad featured a young girl knocking on a window from the outside, begging her parents to let her in. The view then switches to the inside and shows the terrified parents, in fear of their daughter, who is revealed to be a bloody zombie. SCE said that the fear factor made people uncomfortable.

References to the game

The game is featured about ten seconds in the 2005 French movie Le temps qui reste (Time to Leave) by François Ozon. One of the characters is playing it casually and it has no influence on the events.

Awards

  • GameSpy
    • 2004 – Most Inappropriate British Accents (PS2)

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Erwie84 (193) added Siren (PlayStation 2) on Mar 10, 2004
Other platforms contributed by Charly2.0 (72896) and Sciere (466186)