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Silent Hill

MobyRank MobyScore
PS Vita
...
5.0
PSP
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4.3
PlayStation
88
4.1
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Description

Harry Mason, an average man, is driving to the town of Silent Hill with his daughter. Upon approaching the town, a cop speeds by on a motorcycle. When Harry gets closer to town, he sees that same motorcycle sprawled in the middle of the road. Harry also spots a woman standing in the road, but due to the dense fog, he can't stop in time, so he swerves to avoid her, crashing into a railing, knocking him unconscious.

When Harry wakes up, his daughter, Cheryl, is missing. Sensing that she would head to the town to seek help, Harry sets out on a journey, not knowing what to expect from this eerie town, enshrouded with fog.

You play Harry Mason, a normal man, with no powers or training of any kind. You must search through the town of Silent Hill, looking for your daughter. You will come across many people, some friendly, some not. You must visit many different areas, such as the school, and the church.

Will Harry find his daughter and safely get out, or is there more to this town than a simple fog layer?

Screenshots

Silent Hill PlayStation Harry trying the newly acquired hunter's rifle.
Silent Hill PlayStation Inventory and health status screen.
Silent Hill PlayStation SH offers variety of options.
Silent Hill PlayStation Harry, following where he thought he saw his daughter going.

Alternate Titles

  • "寂静岭 " -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
  • "SH1" -- Common abbreviation
  • "Jijing Ling" -- Chinese title

Part of the Following Groups

User Reviews

The fear of blood tends to create fear for the flesh PlayStation NeoJ (428)
Above everything else, a really smart game. PlayStation Zovni (9367)
Nearly Flawless PlayStation Jon Collins (13)
An amazing Survival Horror game, deep and disturbing. PlayStation AxelStone (34)
"Dahlia Gillespie!" PlayStation MasterMegid (897)
The most scary experience ever... and I can back up that statement PlayStation Dr. M. "Schadenfreude" Von Katze (590)
Some fears are worth experiencing. PlayStation MAT (70378)
DO NOT PLAY IN DARK ROOM PlayStation TwoDividedByZero (149)
Resident Evil can say "Baaaaaaaa" PlayStation Indra is here (19680)
Scariest Game on the Playstation! PlayStation SamandMax (61)

The Press Says

Thunderbolt Games PlayStation Nov 15, 2008 10 out of 10 100
Jeuxvideo.com PlayStation Jul 20, 1999 19 out of 20 95
GameCola.net PlayStation Dec, 2005 9.3 out of 10 93
Spel för Alla PlayStation May, 1999 9 out of 10 90
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) PlayStation Feb 23, 1999 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
Freak PlayStation Apr, 1999 86 out of 100 86
Gaming Target PlayStation Apr 21, 2006 8.5 out of 10 85
Gamekult PlayStation Oct 11, 2000 8 out of 10 80
GameGenie PlayStation 1999 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Power Unlimited PlayStation May, 1999 7.1 out of 10 71

Forums

Topic # Posts Last Post
Opening sequence is brilliant 4 Adzuken (702)
Sep 09, 2013
1st person mode 13 Ace of Sevens (4229)
Aug 11, 2007

Trivia

The developers must have really liked Sonic Youth because the school section ends with you picking up the "K. Gordon" key and going to her house!

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Contributed to by Jeff Hazen (92), GTramp (31480) and Grant McLellan (545)