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Siren

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Description

Siren is a Japanese survival horror game which takes place in a small town where almost all of the people were killed.

A siren in the small Japanese village of Hanuda suddenly turns its inhabitants into shibito, zombies bent on turning everybody else into shibito.

The player alternates gameplay between ten different characters trying to avoid the shibito. It's like a puzzle. The player has to learn the shibitos' patterns and learn to avoid getting seen, as all of the characters have very low maximum health. The player can also sightjack other characters and shibito to see from their point of view.

Screenshots

Siren PlayStation 2 You can check your character's info as you'll be switching them constantly
Siren PlayStation 2 Link navigator helps you remember the order of stories you played and with whom
Siren PlayStation 2 You die easily in this game, and when you do, the camera switches to your killer's eyes as you crumple down
Siren PlayStation 2 The closer you let shibito come, more precise you'll be and damage rate to shibito will be higher

Alternate Titles

  • "死魂曲" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
  • "Forbidden Siren" -- European title

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User Reviews

Great, but it has some flaws. PlayStation 2 Goteki45 (308)

The Press Says

GamePro (US) PlayStation 2 Apr 16, 2004 4.5 out of 5 90
Yahoo! Games PlayStation 2 Apr 21, 2004 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Jeuxvideo.com PlayStation 2 Mar 05, 2005 16 out of 20 80
GameSpy PlayStation 2 Apr 16, 2004 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
IGN PlayStation 2 Apr 13, 2004 7.7 out of 10 77
Fragland.net PlayStation 2 Apr 14, 2004 70 out of 100 70
Futuregamez.net PlayStation 2 Mar 31, 2004 61 out of 100 61
GamingWorld X PlayStation 2 2004 6 out of 10 60
Gamekult PlayStation 2 Mar 05, 2004 6 out of 10 60
Game Informer Magazine PlayStation 2 May, 2004 5.75 out of 10 58

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Trivia

Controversy

On November 10, 2003, one of SCE's ads for Siren was pulled in Japan after complaints from parents. The ad featured a young girl knocking on a window from the outside, begging her parents to let her in. The view then switches to the inside and shows the terrified parents, in fear of their daughter, who is revealed to be a bloody zombie. SCE said that the fear factor made people uncomfortable.

References to the game

The game is featured about ten seconds in the 2005 French movie Le temps qui reste (Time to Leave) by François Ozon. One of the characters is playing it casually and it has no influence on the events.

Awards

  • GameSpy
    • 2004 – Most Inappropriate British Accents (PS2)

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