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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 You car...
Silent Hill PlayStation After you regain consciousness from the first attack, you'll meet Cybil and gain a gun.
Silent Hill PlayStation Not that you're being hungry, but maybe there would be some shotgun bullets in that fridge.

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 (9360)
Nearly Flawless PlayStation Jon Collins (13)
An amazing Survival Horror game, deep and disturbing. PlayStation AxelStone (34)
The most scary experience ever... and I can back up that statement PlayStation Dr. M. "Schadenfreude" Von Katze (590)
"Dahlia Gillespie!" PlayStation MasterMegid (897)
DO NOT PLAY IN DARK ROOM PlayStation TwoDividedByZero (149)
Resident Evil can say "Baaaaaaaa" PlayStation Indra is here (19706)
Some fears are worth experiencing. PlayStation MAT (72340)
Scariest Game on the Playstation! PlayStation SamandMax (61)

The Press Says

The Video Game Critic PlayStation Oct 11, 2004 A 100
Thunderbolt Games PlayStation Nov 15, 2008 10 out of 10 100
Jeuxvideo.com PlayStation Jul 20, 1999 19 out of 20 95
VicioJuegos.com PlayStation Feb 29, 2008 94 out of 100 94
HonestGamers PlayStation Oct 29, 2012 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
GameSpot PlayStation Feb 23, 1999 8.2 out of 10 82
Gamekult PlayStation Oct 11, 2000 8 out of 10 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 Pal release of Silent Hill is slightly censored, specifically it's missing the deformed child-like enemies that appear in the school and other places of the game. For this release they were replaced with the "Clawfinger" monsters (which only have a minor appearance late in the original game).

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Contributed to by Jeff Hazen (92), GTramp (32288) and Grant McLellan (545)