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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'll spend a lot of time here.
Silent Hill: 0rigins PSP You just hit a little girl with your truck and are searching for her.
Silent Hill: 0rigins PSP Where am I?
Silent Hill: 0rigins PSP Title screen (US)

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

Play Magazine PSP 2007 8.5 out of 10 85
Gaming Age PSP Apr 04, 2008 B+ 83
The Video Game Critic PlayStation 2 Nov 01, 2008 B+ 83
Jeuxvideo.com PlayStation 2 May 16, 2008 16 out of 20 80
GameSpy PSP Nov 19, 2007 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Game Captain PlayStation 2 May 21, 2008 72 out of 100 72
Eurogamer.fr PSP Nov 29, 2007 7 out of 10 70
FileFactory Games / Gameworld Network PlayStation 2 Apr 16, 2008 70 out of 100 70
UOL Jogos PSP Nov 19, 2007 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
GameSpot PlayStation 2 Apr 08, 2008 6 out of 10 60


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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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