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Silent Hill: Homecoming (PlayStation 3)

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Description

Silent Hill: Homecoming is the sixth entry of the Silent Hill series. This time around the player takes control of a new protagonist by the name of Alex Shepherd who returns to his hometown of Shepherd's Glen and learns of the disappearance of his younger brother, his search leads him onto the fog-laden streets of Silent Hill where he must search the desolate town in order to rescue his brother and learn of his family's dark secrets in the process.

The gameplay is the same as it's previous entries where the player searches for objects and uses weapons and hand-to-hand to combat and defend against grotesque monsters while solving puzzles to advance further into the game. It features a brand new graphics engine giving a realistic horrifying feel along with music composed by Akira Yamaoka who also composed for previous incarnations of the Silent Hill incarnations.

Screenshots

Silent Hill: Homecoming PlayStation 3 Exploring the prison... either Silent Hill has two or this is nothing alike the one in SH2 game.
Silent Hill: Homecoming PlayStation 3 You start the game strapped to a gurney
Silent Hill: Homecoming PlayStation 3 Looking at the map.
Silent Hill: Homecoming PlayStation 3 Waking up on the shore of Toluca lake and your companions are gone missing.

Alternate Titles

  • "Silent Hill V" -- Informal title

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User Reviews

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The Press Says

UGO (UnderGroundOnline) Sep 30, 2008 A 100
Destructoid Oct 07, 2008 9 out of 10 90
Mygamer.com Oct 18, 2008 8 out of 10 80
G4 TV: X-Play Oct, 2008 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Playstation Universe Nov 01, 2008 8 out of 10 80
Video Game Talk Oct 08, 2008 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Gamernode Oct 21, 2008 7.5 out of 10 75
Game Shark Oct 22, 2008 B 75
ZTGameDomain Oct, 2008 7 out of 10 70
Game Informer Magazine Oct, 2008 6.5 out of 10 65

Forums

Topic # Posts Last Post
Homecoming and Silent Hill fans 9 St. Martyne (3562)
Jul 31, 2009

Trivia

German version

In the German version, finishing moves against humans were removed and some cutscenes were cut. A detailed list of changes can be found on schnittberichte.com (German).

Movie parallels

After the Silent Hill movie in 2006, the next game to appear in the franchise was Silent Hill: Homecoming, and as such it borrowed a lot of elements from the game, almost to the point it feels it is based on the movie. Just to name a few obvious movie elements, the transition from ghost town Silent Hill to nightmare from hell town Silent Hill is made in same visual effect of peeling texture of ghost town to nightmare version, and reassembling it the other way around. Then there is the same fanatic cult with same protective suits as in the movie. When you approach the church in Silent Hill, you will encounter a multiple barb fence around and inside it, just as the demi-god used in the movie to dispose of his followers. Not to mention that Pyramid Head has a meaningless cameo just as in the movie, whereas its original appearance in Silent Hill 2 game had direct emotional connection to the player's character.

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Big John WV (25291) added Silent Hill: Homecoming (PlayStation 3) on Nov 09, 2008
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