Silent Hill: 0rigins

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Silent Hill: 0rigins is a prequel to the Silent Hill series set in the 1970s. You play as trucker Travis Grady, who attempts to take a shortcut through Silent Hill late one night when running behind on his rounds.

As in the previous Silent Hill games, you move back and forth between nightmare and real versions of the town, here crawling through mirrors to get between. He must gather items used to solve puzzles and open up new areas. Monsters of various types provide obstacles and, in series tradition, are mostly disturbingly twisted versions of humanity.

Travis can fight with his bare fists or use melee weapons. Unlike previous games in the series, melee weapons break after a time. There are also one-shot items that can be thrown and several guns. Combat is performed through lock-on. There is no HUD, but the edge of the screen turns red when Travis is near death.


Silent Hill: 0rigins PSP You just hit a little girl with your truck and are searching for her.
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Alternate Titles

  • "Silent Hill Zer0" -- Japanese title
  • "Silent Hill: Origins" -- Alternate spelling

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User Reviews

Short, sweet but lacking the impact of the rest of the series. PSP AxelStone (34)

Critic Reviews

The Video Game Critic PlayStation 2 Nov 01, 2008 B+ 83 PlayStation 2 May 16, 2008 16 out of 20 80
GameZone PlayStation 2 Apr 18, 2008 7.8 out of 10 78 PlayStation 2 Nov 21, 2007 75 out of 100 75
UGO (UnderGroundOnline) PlayStation 2 Apr, 2008 B 75
Computer Bild Spiele PSP Dec 05, 2007 2.34 out of 6 73 PSP Nov 29, 2007 7 out of 10 70
GameCell UK PSP 2007 7 out of 10 70
Gamekult PlayStation 2 May 23, 2008 6 out of 10 60
Diehard GameFan PSP Nov 12, 2007 5 out of 10 50


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Climax LA was largely responsible for the development of the game, but the studio was closed before they could finish it. It was eventually completed by Climax Solent.

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