Silent Hill: 0rigins (PSP)

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Silent Hill: 0rigins is a prequel to the Silent Hill series set in the 1970s. You play as trucker Travis Grady, who attempts to take a shortcut through Silent Hill late one night when running behind on his rounds.

As in the previous Silent Hill games, you move back and forth between nightmare and real versions of the town, here crawling through mirrors to get between. He must gather items used to solve puzzles and open up new areas. Monsters of various types provide obstacles and, in series tradition, are mostly disturbingly twisted versions of humanity.

Travis can fight with his bare fists or use melee weapons. Unlike previous games in the series, melee weapons break after a time. There are also one-shot items that can be thrown and several guns. Combat is performed through lock-on. There is no HUD, but the edge of the screen turns red when Travis is near death.


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Silent Hill: 0rigins PSP In the dark
Silent Hill: 0rigins PSP Title screen (Japan)
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Alternate Titles

  • "Silent Hill Zer0" -- Japanese title
  • "Silent Hill: Origins" -- Alternate spelling

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Short, sweet but lacking the impact of the rest of the series. AxelStone (34) 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars

Critic Reviews Dec 18, 2007 85 out of 100 85
Video Game Generation Jan 19, 2008 8.5 out of 10 85
Worth Playing Dec 16, 2007 8.3 out of 10 83 Nov 13, 2007 16 out of 20 80
Power Unlimited Jan 23, 2008 77 out of 100 77
GameLemon Mar 24, 2008 7.1 out of 10 71
Vgames Mar 05, 2008 70 out of 100 70 Nov 29, 2007 7 out of 10 70
Gamekult Nov 17, 2007 7 out of 10 70
Gamestyle Feb 25, 2008 6 out of 10 60


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Climax LA was largely responsible for the development of the game, but the studio was closed before they could finish it. It was eventually completed by Climax Solent.

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