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Silent Hill: Homecoming

MobyRank MobyScore
PlayStation 3
74
3.3
Windows
63
3.1
Xbox 360
74
3.0
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Description

Silent Hill: Homecoming is the sixth entry of the Silent Hill series. This time around the player takes control of a new protagonist by the name of Alex Shepherd who returns to his hometown of Shepherd's Glen and learns of the disappearance of his younger brother, his search leads him onto the fog-laden streets of Silent Hill where he must search the desolate town in order to rescue his brother and learn of his family's dark secrets in the process.

The gameplay is the same as it's previous entries where the player searches for objects and uses weapons and hand-to-hand to combat and defend against grotesque monsters while solving puzzles to advance further into the game. It features a brand new graphics engine giving a realistic horrifying feel along with music composed by Akira Yamaoka who also composed for previous incarnations of the Silent Hill incarnations.

Screenshots

Silent Hill: Homecoming PlayStation 3 If only the car lights would indicate someone's still alive in this accursed place.
Silent Hill: Homecoming PlayStation 3 Use first-person perspective to see your surrounding from otherwise inaccessible angle.
Silent Hill: Homecoming Windows Adjust the gamma until left bar disappears.
Silent Hill: Homecoming PlayStation 3 Hop over where two nurses are patiently waiting to give you a treatment.

Alternate Titles

  • "Silent Hill V" -- Informal title

Part of the Following Groups

User Reviews

Silent Hill goes to Hollywood Windows Dr. M. "Schadenfreude" Von Katze (590)
The way back home Windows NeoJ (428)

The Press Says

UGO (UnderGroundOnline) Xbox 360 Sep 30, 2008 A 100
Destructoid PlayStation 3 Oct 07, 2008 9 out of 10 90
PSX Extreme PlayStation 3 Oct 09, 2008 7.7 out of 10 77
GameTrailers Xbox 360 Oct, 2008 7.7 out of 10 77
Play.tm Xbox 360 Jan 18, 2009 75 out of 100 75
Game Revolution Xbox 360 Oct 03, 2008 B 75
Peliplaneetta.net PlayStation 3 Mar 04, 2009 71 out of 100 71
GameSpy PlayStation 3 Oct 03, 2008 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
UOL Jogos Xbox 360 Oct 17, 2008 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Jeuxvideo.com Windows Feb 24, 2009 12 out of 20 60

Forums

Topic # Posts Last Post
Homecoming and Silent Hill fans 9 St. Martyne (3539)
Jul 31, 2009

Trivia

German version

In the German version, finishing moves against humans were removed and some cutscenes were cut. A detailed list of changes can be found on schnittberichte.com (German).

Movie parallels

After the Silent Hill movie in 2006, the next game to appear in the franchise was Silent Hill: Homecoming, and as such it borrowed a lot of elements from the game, almost to the point it feels it is based on the movie. Just to name a few obvious movie elements, the transition from ghost town Silent Hill to nightmare from hell town Silent Hill is made in same visual effect of peeling texture of ghost town to nightmare version, and reassembling it the other way around. Then there is the same fanatic cult with same protective suits as in the movie. When you approach the church in Silent Hill, you will encounter a multiple barb fence around and inside it, just as the demi-god used in the movie to dispose of his followers. Not to mention that Pyramid Head has a meaningless cameo just as in the movie, whereas its original appearance in Silent Hill 2 game had direct emotional connection to the player's character.

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