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Silent Hill

MobyRank MobyScore
PlayStation
88
4.1
PSP
...
4.3
PlayStation 3
...
4.5
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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 An old dusty motorcycle... though the gas cap looks very shiny, I wonder why.
Silent Hill PlayStation Exploring the Old Silent Hill, during the 'normal' reality time.
Silent Hill PlayStation First piece of meat
Silent Hill PlayStation After you regain consciousness from the first attack, you'll meet Cybil and gain a gun.

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 (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 (66456)
DO NOT PLAY IN DARK ROOM PlayStation TwoDividedByZero (149)
Resident Evil can say "Baaaaaaaa" PlayStation Indra was here (19239)
Scariest Game on the Playstation! PlayStation SamandMax (61)

The Press Says

The Video Game Critic PlayStation Oct 11, 2004 A 100
VicioJuegos.com PlayStation Feb 29, 2008 94 out of 100 94
GameCola.net PlayStation Dec, 2005 9.3 out of 10 93
VicioJuegos.com PlayStation Jul 19, 2003 91 out of 100 91
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) PlayStation Feb 23, 1999 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
Spel för Alla PlayStation May, 1999 9 out of 10 90
Just Games Retro PlayStation Oct 31, 2013 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
HonestGamers PlayStation Oct 29, 2012 9 out of 10 90
Gaming Target PlayStation Apr 21, 2006 8.5 out of 10 85
GameSpot PlayStation Feb 23, 1999 8.2 out of 10 82

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

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 (28856) and Grant McLellan (545)