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Silent Hill: Shattered Memories (PSP)

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MobyRank
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
4.2
MobyScore
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Our Users Say

Category Description MobyScore
Acting The quality of the actors' performances in the game (including voice acting). 4.3
AI How smart (or dumb) you perceive the game's artificial intelligence to be 4.0
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 4.3
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 4.7
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 4.0
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 4.0
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed 4.3
Overall MobyScore (3 votes) 4.2


The Press Says

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90
Cheat Code Central
Shattered Memories is certainly not for everyone. Some will find its pacing too deliberate for their action-minded tastes, but this isn't really trying to be a game that's anything less than cerebral (albeit sometimes more in psychology than execution). If you don't like thinking about narrative, this isn't going to do anything for you. But overall, given the game's different approach to what's been a pretty stale series for a while now, Shattered Memories involving psychological narrative absolutely makes the game worth checking out. While it can't entirely compare to how amazing it looks on the Wii, watching the town twist and warp under the weight of a thick layer of ice doesn't look half-bad on the PSP.
88
3D Juegos
Cuando parecía que Silent Hill había perdido su esencia, Climax Studios regresa al pasado para cambiar el futuro de la franquicia. Sin llegar a ser un calco de la primera entrega, Shattered Memories es la bocanada de aire fresco -casi helado- que hacía falta para regenerar no sólo una serie en baja forma, sino todo un género en decadencia en cuando a originalidad. ¿Su baza principal? Apostar por el miedo más temible de todos: el temor hacia uno mismo.
82
9lives
Hoewel sommige fans van Silent Hill aanvankelijk teleurgesteld zullen zijn door het gebrek aan wapens, zijn de ontwikkelaars met Shattered Memories erin geslaagd om een prima alternatief af te leveren. De eenzaamheid en de nachtmerries geven je werkelijk een angstgevoel, wat nog versterkt wordt door het feit dat het spel een psychologisch spelletje met je speelt aan de hand van informatie die je al dan niet bewust zelf geeft. In combinatie met het ijzersterke verhaal, sfeervolle graphics en onderhoudende puzzels, is deze game een aanrader voor elke fan van horror-survival die wel eens wat anders wil.
82
Impulse Gamer
The only real downside is the graphics which are a bit plain in general, rough and lacking in detail but adequate. The cutscenes are well scripted and visually appealing though. Silent Hill is a great reimagining of the first game in this franchise.
80
4Players.de
Der Weg, den Climax mit Shattered Memories einschlägt, ist mutig. Denn ähnlich wie Quantic Dreams PS3-Thriller Heavy Rain ist der Ausflug in Konamis Stadt des Grauens ungewöhnlich. Silent Hill bricht mit Konventionen und schwimmt gegen den Strom der schnellen Survival-Action à la Dead Space oder Resident Evil 5: Es ist eher Psycho-Horror als Survival-Terror. Und es ist durch seine behutsame Erzählstruktur, die Abkehr von Kämpfen hin zu panischer Flucht und den Fokus auf Geschichte, Stimmung und Figuren ein durchdachter Schritt in eine subtilere Richtung. Aber so spannend dieser übersinnliche Psycho-Thriller mit seiner reifen Herangehensweise an schwierige Themen wie Familie, Sex und Tod auch ist, ist er noch lange nicht perfekt. Die Gefahr während der "gespielten Realität" kommt leider etwas zu kurz, die Interaktion mit der Umgebung ebenso, was aber durch viele optionale Gänsehautmomente abgemildert wird.
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Absolute Games (AG.ru)
Больше всего в Shattered Memories радует возвращение к истокам. Гарри не колотит монстров монтировкой и не палит из дробовика (оружия в игре нет вообще), город не захватывают кровожадные силы из параллельного измерения, не найти здесь и «боссов» или прочих жанровых штампов. Эдакое интерактивное кино в духе Fahrenheit (и там, кстати, вовсю бушевала метель), только без QTE-развлечений. Подачу, правда, несколько портит четкое разделение действия на две части — «исследования» и «погони».
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GameSpot
Throughout the years, the Silent Hill franchise has gradually lost focus of its psychological roots and has moved instead toward an ultimately subpar, more action-oriented experience. Shattered Memories is a fantastic return to the core concept of personal fear, and though its developers made some unorthodox decisions--such as removing combat entirely--those decisions have paid off handsomely. This is not the Silent Hill that may have terrified you more than a decade ago but an entirely new experience that is truer to it than any other game bearing the name since Silent Hill 3. Despite a few issues, including its surprising brevity, Silent Hill: Shattered Memories is a great game for anyone looking for a scare, whether you've been to the haunted town before or not.
80
Everyeye.it
Per quanto gli amanti della saga di Konami potrebbero anche storcere il naso di fronte a un gameplay così ritoccato, il titolo è un’ulteriore dimostrazione di quanto sia possibile creare un buon survival horror per un sistema portatile. La trama è intrigante grazie a una perfetta caratterizzazione dei personaggi ed alla presenza di numerose sotto-trame. Il gameplay, bipartito in esplorazione e fuga, funziona, per quanto sia estremamente lineare. Anche dal punto di vista grafico e sonoro siamo su livelli di assoluta eccellenza. Peccato per la longevità: solo sei ore al massimo per vedere i titoli di coda. Se Climax ci avesse proposto un’avventura più lunga ci saremmo trovati tra le mani uno dei giochi migliori per PSP. Così invece ci troviamo di fronte “solo” a un più che ottimo gioco portatile. Consigliato a tutti, meno che ai deboli di cuore e a chi proprio non sopporta l’idea che il canovaccio di Silent Hill abbia ricevuto una pesante modifica.
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Modojo
Unfortunately, there are some issues. It only takes about ten hours to beat the game. Furthermore, there's constant loading, particularly when you're going through doorways into new areas. However, Shattered Memories is the best game in the series in quite a while, and perhaps a precursor for better things to come. Grab a copy, turn out the lights and enjoy.
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Worth Playing
If you haven't had a chance to check out Silent Hill: Shattered Memories, then I urge you to pick it up. This isn't going to do much for you if you're not already a fan of horror games, but longtime Silent Hill fans should really appreciate this particular release. It manages to stay creepy throughout, does some great things on the audio and visual fronts, and has one of the best soundtracks in the series to date. There are some annoyances to overcome in the chase sequences, but ultimately, de-emphasizing the combat was the right decision to make. Shattered Memories is absolutely worth trying out.
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PSFocus
Over het algemeen is Silent Hill: Shattered Memories een prima game voor op de PlayStation Portable. Fans van het horror genre zullen zich zeker weten te vermaken met het sfeertje dat deze game creëert, maar ben je meer van het eigenhandig verslaan van vijanden (lees: monsters) dan zal deze game je wat minder aanspreken. Ook de echte Silent Hill fans kunnen deze game prima oppakken, zolang je maar wel beseft het sfeertje dan wel echt Silent Hill is, maar dat er ook genoeg aspecten aanwezig zijn die compleet nieuw zijn in deze franchise. Kortom: wij hebben ons prima met deze game weten te vermaken en als jij je kunt vinden met de bovenstaande punten, dan is deze game er ook één voor jou.
80
Vandal Online
Por ultimo hay que destacar que todo el juego esta en castellano, menos los diálogos que están en versión original con subtítulos. En resumen, una tenebrosa aventura basada en este caso en un original que no pudimos probar en PSP y que aporta susceptibles cambios y que transcurre en un entorno realmente inquietante, con un aspecto técnico muy conseguido y una música realmente espectacular.
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Play.tm
Silent Hill Shattered Memories will probably feel like a shallow version of the series to veteran players. But as a standalone title it represents a niche that is intelligent, thoughtful and meaningful. There aren't many cheap scares or deeply disturbing elements to Shattered Memories, but the overall experience left me pondering my actions and maybe understanding myself a little better too.
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GamingXP
Konami liefert einen hervorragenden Titel ab – ohne Zweifel sucht die Atmospäre, die „Silent Hill: Shattered Memories“ erzeugt, nicht nur auf der PSP, sondern auch auf den großen Konsolen seinesgleichen! Die kurze Spieldauer von maximal acht Stunden wiegt der hohe Wiederspielwert ohne Mühe auf, und die Gänsehaut verschwindet nicht so schnell aus Ihrem Nacken. Die einzige wirklich negative Auffälligkeit ist der bald repetitiv erscheinende Flucht-Modus im ewigen Eis, der die Story ausbremst und dank der störrischen Kartenfunktion wirklich den Spaß am Spiel nehmen kann – doch wenn Sie darüber hinwegsehen können, ist dieses Game genial!
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Eurogamer.es
No estamos ante un clásico como Silent Hill o Silent Hill 2, pero desde luego Silent Hill: Shattered Memories está capacitado para competir en la liga de los mejores juegos de terror para portátil. Para los fans de la saga es una visita casi obligatoria, el resto mejor que no lo intente, so pena de quedar atrapado en la ventisca.
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InsideGamer
Silent Hill: Shattered Memories is een redelijke titel geworden voor de PSP. De enge en donkere sfeer van de voorgaande titels is zeer zeker aanwezig, maar er zijn een groot aantal veranderingen doorgevoerd die jammer genoeg niet allemaal even goed zijn. Zo zijn de achtervolgingen vaak erg spannend, maar de psychologische testen en de manieren waarop je aanwijzingen moet vinden zijn soms wat storend. Shattered Memories laat je niet simpelweg alles kapot knallen, waar de serie en het genre steeds meer naartoe neigen. In plaats daarvan schotelt de game je een echt enge, maar helaas vrij korte ervaring voor.
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Gameplayer.se
Silent Hill Shattered Memories blandar högt och lågt, men är allt som allt en trevlig skräckhistoria som främst vinner på hur man verkligen vågat ta ut svängarna i sin omgörelse. Förfiningar, förbättringar och formatsanpassade lösningar är något av spelets styrka. Bästa titeln i serien sedan Silent Hill 3 och ett spel som faktiskt visar att Silent Hill kan fungera utmärkt portabelt utan att tappa alltför mycket skrämselfaktor. Inte så tokigt.
70
TheSixthAxis
From a value perspective, Shattered Memories is not the longest of games. Knuckling down, and likely missing a lot of the finer details, players could probably race through it in five or six hours. There are multiple endings (no signs of a UFO one though – yet), and the game does change with repeat play-throughs thanks to the branching structure which stems from the player’s choices along the way. In essence, however, there’s not a great deal here for the price of admission. If you’re interested in a solid, nerve-shredding jaunt through familiar territory with a few curve-balls thrown in to make the experience somewhat novel, however, Silent Hill: Shattered Memories delivers all the chills and uneasiness the series is renown for. It therefore comes recommended, especially to those who don’t feel the need to hit diabolical fiends on the head with a pipe whenever they happen to materialise from out of nowhere.
70
IGN
The PSP version of the game is not nearly as inviting as the Wii title before it. The obvious visual downgrades are to be expected. The lighting effects are less impressive all around. More disappointing, though, are the sluggish controls -- Mason moves slower and heavier -- and the inability to directly control and point his flashlight, a major selling point of the home platform title. These issues noted, Shattered Memories remains a competent PSP action thriller, particularly for those with no other choices.
58
1UP
Regardless, Shattered Memories gives you something to think about, even if you don't feel like you have direct control over how events transpire -- a result of the game's non-binary, open-ended decisions, both in how you play the game and in the "psychological profiles" you undergo. That's not bad, but it makes it difficult to understand how exactly your actions change the story's progession. It's not the worst Silent Hill game by a long shot, but the unavoidable action sequences still sour this excursion to Silent Hill for me.
58
Game Shark
I'm of the opinion that survival horror games are a tough sell on any handheld console simply due to the smaller screen size and the need to wear headphones and possibly sit so that the light through the train window doesn't wash out the game's darker graphics. That's a lot for any narrative to overcome and make the player fear for their life. In a game like Silent Hill: Shattered Memories the immersion is crucial to giving the player the full experience and unfortunately, that experience doesn't come along with the game's other high points to the PSP. If you're into psychological thrillers and adventure games it's still worth playing however the game's running sequences may make you want to leave Harry and Cheryl to their snowy fates rather than solve the game's final mystery. If you can weather the running sequences though, you'll be treated to one of the better gaming stories in recent memories, even if you never break a nervous sweat while experiencing it.
50
Gaming Age
For being a port, it plays like it was made for the PSP, and although load times can come at awkward times [like the middle of a word in a cutscene], it tends to pull up fair-sized sections to play through with no interruption. The game's design is thoughtful in interviewing the player, but in architecture becomes counterproductive in making the scary parts tame and taming the parts that should have been tense. The story is nothing to rave about, but fans will love it and newcomers will finally start to get a hint of what the fuss is all about. Based on what I know about the rest of the series, this runs somewhere in the middle as far as intensity goes so let that tell you how you feel about picking it up. Then again, I hear the console versions had a bit more edge in their control schemes, particularly on the Wii, and that seems to be the greatest detriment to Shattered Memories' journey to the PSP.