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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 In the dark
Silent Hill: 0rigins PSP Your character will turn his head towards important items.
Silent Hill: 0rigins PSP Title screen (US)
Silent Hill: 0rigins PSP Title screen (Japan)

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)

The Press Says

Retroage PSP Aug 31, 2013 9 out of 10 90
Gamesmania PSP Dec 18, 2007 85 out of 100 85
Play Magazine PSP 2007 8.5 out of 10 85 PSP Dec 11, 2007 80 out of 100 80
GameZone PlayStation 2 Apr 18, 2008 7.8 out of 10 78
Power Unlimited PSP Jan 23, 2008 77 out of 100 77
GamingTrend PlayStation 2 Jun, 2008 435 out of 600 72
IGN PlayStation 2 Mar 17, 2008 7 out of 10 70
Gamekult PSP Nov 17, 2007 7 out of 10 70
Entertainment Depot, The PlayStation 2 May 21, 2008 7 out of 10 70


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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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