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Silent Hill

MobyRank MobyScore
PSP
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4.6
PlayStation
88
4.1
PS Vita
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5.0
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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 The alternate school
Silent Hill PlayStation First piece of meat
Silent Hill PlayStation An old dusty motorcycle... though the gas cap looks very shiny, I wonder why.
Silent Hill PlayStation Bloody scenes will never lack, especially not in the hospital.

Alternate Titles

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

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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 (9384)
Nearly Flawless PlayStation Jon Collins (13)
An amazing Survival Horror game, deep and disturbing. PlayStation AxelStone (34)
"Dahlia Gillespie!" PlayStation MasterMegid (900)
The most scary experience ever... and I can back up that statement PlayStation Dr. M. "Schadenfreude" Von Katze (588)
Some fears are worth experiencing. PlayStation MAT (66286)
DO NOT PLAY IN DARK ROOM PlayStation TwoDividedByZero (149)
Resident Evil can say "Baaaaaaaa" PlayStation Indra was here (19188)
Scariest Game on the Playstation! PlayStation SamandMax (61)

The Press Says

The Video Game Critic PlayStation Oct 11, 2004 A 100
Jeuxvideo.com PlayStation Jul 20, 1999 19 out of 20 95
VicioJuegos.com PlayStation Feb 29, 2008 94 out of 100 94
Just Adventure PlayStation 2000 A- 91
VicioJuegos.com PlayStation Jul 19, 2003 91 out of 100 91
Retrogaming.it PlayStation Feb 25, 2008 9 out of 10 90
IGN PlayStation Feb 24, 1999 9 out of 10 90
HonestGamers PlayStation Oct 29, 2012 9 out of 10 90
Mega Fun PlayStation Jul, 1999 89 out of 100 89
Power Unlimited PlayStation May, 1999 7.1 out of 10 71

Forums

Topic # Posts Last Post
Opening sequence is brilliant 4 Adzuken (691)
Sep 09, 2013
1st person mode 13 Ace of Sevens (4228)
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"

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Contributed to by Jeff Hazen (92), GTramp (28642) and Grant McLellan (545)