Less than 200 arcade games needed to reach our current MobyGoal of 1,500 documented arcade titles!

Silent Hill

MobyRank MobyScore
PSP
...
4.3
PlayStation 3
...
4.5
PS Vita
...
5.0
Not an American user?

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 The lighthouse
Silent Hill PlayStation Finding Lisa, the nurse that was hiding behind some desk somewhere in the hospital, though in 'alternate' reality.
Silent Hill PlayStation Friend or enemy ?
Silent Hill PlayStation Nurse killer

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 (9366)
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 (70585)
DO NOT PLAY IN DARK ROOM PlayStation TwoDividedByZero (149)
Resident Evil can say "Baaaaaaaa" PlayStation Indra is here (19682)
Scariest Game on the Playstation! PlayStation SamandMax (61)

The Press Says

Thunderbolt Games PlayStation Nov 15, 2008 10 out of 10 100
GameCola.net PlayStation Dec, 2005 9.3 out of 10 93
Super Play PlayStation Aug, 1999 93 out of 100 93
Spel för Alla PlayStation May, 1999 9 out of 10 90
Mega Fun PlayStation Jul, 1999 89 out of 100 89
Retroage PlayStation Mar 15, 2012 8.7 out of 10 87
Gaming Target PlayStation Apr 21, 2006 8.5 out of 10 85
Gamezilla PlayStation Mar 11, 1999 83 out of 100 83
Game Revolution PlayStation Mar, 1999 B+ 83
Digital Press - Classic Video Games PlayStation Oct 11, 2005 8 out of 10 80

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

Most of the street names in Silent Hill are names of sci-fi or horror authors: Finney - Jack Finney, author of "Time and Again" Bachman - Richard Bachman, Stephen King's pseudonym Bloch - Robert Bloch, author of "Psycho" Matheson - Richard Matheson, author of "I am Legend" Ellroy - Jack Ellroy, author of the "Black Dahlia" Bradbury - Ray Bradbury, author of "Something Wicked This Way Comes" Levin - Ira Levin, author of "Rosemary's Baby" Sanford - John Sanford, author of the "Prey' books Simmons - Dan Simmons, author of "Song of Kali" Sagan - Carl Sagan, author of "Contact" Crichton - Michael Crichton, author of "Sphere" Koontz - Dean Koontz, author of "Phantoms" Wilson - F. Paul Wilson, author of "Nightworld"

Related Web Sites

Contributed to by Jeff Hazen (92), GTramp (31556) and Grant McLellan (545)