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Silent Hill 4: The Room (Windows)

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User Reviews

Welcome to hell..... for the fourth time! MrBee (29) unrated
Revitalizing the series, much better than SH3 MichaelPalin (1195) 3.43 Stars3.43 Stars3.43 Stars3.43 Stars3.43 Stars
Might have been cool, maybe the XBOX version is better...(?) OlSkool_Gamer (99) 2.29 Stars2.29 Stars2.29 Stars2.29 Stars2.29 Stars

Our Users Say

Category Description MobyScore
Acting The quality of the actors' performances in the game (including voice acting). 3.8
AI How smart (or dumb) you perceive the game's artificial intelligence to be 2.8
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.0
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 4.1
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.4
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 4.2
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed 3.8
Overall MobyScore (27 votes) 3.6


The Press Says

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Playback
Każda ocena jest wypadkową subiektywnych wrażeń oceniającego. Przypadł mi zaszczyt zrecenzowania i oceny „Silent Hill: The Room” i czynię to z wielką przyjemnością. To naprawdę WIELKI tytuł godny polecenia każdemu szanującemu się Graczowi {pod warunkiem, ze posiada dowodzik osobisty jak najbardziej!}, co i niniejszym czynię, Niezapomnianych wrażeń życząc.
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Game Vortex
Fans of survival horror games will not be disappointed with Silent Hill 4: The Room. While the game still didn’t quite match up to Fatal Frame 2 (which still remains as THE game to beat in my mind at least), it is still a fun game.
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UGO (UnderGroundOnline)
Ultimately, Silent Hill 4: The Room will make your nerves shake, your bone marrow quiver. Even if you're not out to get the game, it's bent on getting you. It knows where you work, so you can't run. It knows where you live, so you can't hide. So open up your room already and say, "Ahhhh!" Or would you rather they do it for you, sissy?
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GamingTrend
Silent Hill 4: The Room is a departure for the series with a new first-person view to go along with the third-person view and the fact that it doesn’t happen in Silent Hill at all. A more centralized problem keeps this game grounded and not allow it to slip into the radical sort of ideas Silent Hill 2 had for instance. This game continues the horror that is Silent Hill and I am going to guess if they do another one it will be tied to the city once again.
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GameZone
A strong entry for horror game enthusiasts, I really did jump thanks to some creepy imagery and well places scares. Konami did a bang up job of making a scary game, with more then a little borrowed from several popular movies and books. The plot can only be described as "out there" for most people. Still, for real, genuine scares, this does not disappoint.
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ActionTrip
All in all, I had a hell of a time playing Silent Hill 4: The Room and when I say, "hell of a time," I mean - "hell of a time." Despite some of its major flaws - the many-times mentioned control system, unnerving camera angle (which can be adjusted, but with poor result), the fairly idiotic combat system and the lack of more challenging puzzles - I still enjoyed the game for what it was, and that is a freaking scary horror adventure that questions the boundary between good and evil, sanity and sheer lunacy, with the main premise of "Don't trust anyone - especially not yourself." In all likelihood, The Room cannot compare to its predecessor - the first title in the series - but it surely can give us the good-old paranoid feeling of Silent Hill once again. There is no boredom in this game, only sheer horror. Bear that in mind, poor soul, when you grip that mouse firmly and start smashing your way through the game.
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PC Games (Germany)
Regelmäßig saugt das Dörfchen Silent Hill seine Opfer in eine Wahnwelt voller Dämonen - und spuckt sie als seelische Wracks wieder ins Leben hinaus. Diesmal ist Henry Townshend dran. Er wacht eines Morgens auf und sieht, dass sich mächtige Eisenketten um seine Wohnungstür schlängeln. Sein Apartment gleicht einem schalldichten Gefängnis und Sie sollen beim Ausbruch helfen. Aus der Ego-Perspektive steuern Sie Henry durch die Zimmer, bis Sie eine Art Dimensionsloch finden, das in verlassene U-Bahn-Stationen, verwunschene Wälder und abgeschottete Irrenanstalten führt.
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Game Captain
Fans der Serie oder des Genres werden prächtig unterhalten. Trotzdem sollte sich Konami für den fünften Teil auf alte Tugenden zurückbesinnen.
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GameSpot
Silent Hill 4: The Room is an interesting sequel; it attempts to branch out in several areas of gameplay and setting, while remaining true to the psychological thriller style that's always set the Silent Hill series apart from more action-oriented scares. While not all of the changes made necessarily serve to enhance the series, the dark, gripping storytelling is what allows this game its Silent Hill credentials. If you're an existing horror fan or a Silent Hill fan, Silent Hill 4: The Room is certainly worth looking at. Just make sure you bring along your dual analog gamepad to ensure that all your terror is generated from the cursed setting--and not from the controls.
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GamesFire
Silent Hill 4, ein weiterer Teil in der eigentlich sehr guten Grusel-Reihe, jedoch kann Teil 4 ohne jede weitere Diskussion nicht mit seinen Vorgängern mithalten. Dazu fehlen einfach Punkte wie mehr Rätsel oder bessere Kameraführung. Die Steuerung, war ehrlich gesagt immer ein Schwachpunkt der Spiele-Serie. Hartgesottene Fans werden mit Silent Hill 4 eine Zeit lang Freude haben, Anfänger wohl auch, wobei man ein paar Grundkenntnisse aus den Vorgängern kennen sollte. Für den fünften Teil wünsche ich mir persönlich mehr Schauplätze sowie eine einfachere Steuerung und eine bessere Kameraführung.
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Jeuxvideo.com
Silent Hill 4 est un jeu qui a deux gros atouts : son scénario sublime et sa bande son très travaillée. Mais on reste un peu sur sa faim pour ce qui est du nombre limité de décors, dû à la construction très linéaire du jeu qui impose des allers-retours assez frustrants. De plus, l'orientation plus action du titre fait que Konami lorgne de plus en plus vers le gameplay des Resident Evil au risque de perdre tout ce qui fait la spécificité des Silent Hill. Il faudra que les développeurs en tiennent compte pour le prochain volet, sous peine de n'aboutir qu'à des copies des survival horror de Capcom.
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Game Over Online
Silent Hill 4 is still a damned scary game, and it's one of the better survival horror titles out there because of that. It's good to see its designers taking risks and experimenting with the formula. This time, however, it's kind of a misfire. It's by no means a failure, but it's not a success, either.
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PC Action
Keine unmenschliche Gehirnakrobatik? Keine Taschenlampe? Das soll Silent Hill sein? Der vierte Teil unterscheidet sich stark von den Vorgängern. Schade, wie ich finde. Die Jungs von Konami konzen-trierten sich diesmal zu sehr auf Kämpfe gegen die Monsterhorden. Auch blöd, dass es nach der halben Spielzeit keine neuen Schauplätze mehr gibt. Deshalb kann auch die nette, gruselige Rahmenhandlung aus Silent Hill 4 kein Meisterwerk mehr machen.
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Gamesmania
Silent Hill 4 - The Room ist mit Sicherheit der schwächste Teil der Serie, was leider an etlichen Gameplay- und Technikmängel festzumachen ist. Klar bietet The Room gewohnt gruselige Action-Adventurekost mit einer insgesamt stimmigen Atmosphäre und einer interessanten Story, doch ein richtiger Spielfluss will durch all zu kleine Levelabschnitte, häufige und lange Ladezeiten und die ständige Rückkehr in Henrys Appartement nicht aufkommen. Am nervigsten sind aber bestimmte Gegnertypen, die sich lange Zeit nicht besiegen lassen und so einen ständig verfolgen. Wenn man einen Geist zum zehnten Mal niederringt ist von der Gruselatmosphäre nicht mehr viel übrig. Wahre Silent Hill-Fans wird dies sicherlich nicht so arg stören, doch allen anderen seien die deutlich gelungeneren Vorgängerteile empfohlen, die sich einfach runder durchspielen lassen.
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GameSpy
Like all good horror games, Silent Hill 4: The Room does a brilliant job of making you feel bad about a number of things; your actions in the game, your relationships with key characters, and your eagerness to batter hellspawn to death using gold clubs. More on those beatings in a while. While the PC version has a few issues not apparent in the console titles, once you get over them this is still the same great game.
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IGN
So I've wondered why I've hesitated to play this latest one. After finishing it this weekend, I discovered why. Despite another interesting story (this, of course, is debatable depending on what level of fan you are), and all of the key mark characteristics of the series, Silent Hill 4: The Room is neither brilliant nor terrible. Instead, it falls into that weird ether world of limbo, a game that's good in parts and weak in others, leaving you with a feeling of only mild satisfaction. It's like waking up with a great hunger to a plate of luke-warm eggs.
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Mygamer.com
Silent Hill 4 has a good story, great graphics, and decent gameplay. However, it really doesn't offer anything new or different from that which we've seen in the previous three series installments - it's more of the same, and the PC version offers nothing extra to PC gamers. There are no added scenes, no improved graphics, and no nothing. I can only recommend this game to fans of the series that don't already own a console they can play it on. Ultimately, if you enjoy the series you are going to love this game. If you are getting into the survival horror genre, then Silent Hill 4 is as good a place as any to begin your experience. But, if you are looking to partake in a definitive step forward for the survival horror genre…I'm afraid that Silent Hill 4 does not take it.
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Absolute Games (AG.ru)
Главную тайну SH 4 я понял уже после нажатия кнопки «Uninstall»: это не Генри Тауншенд, а коллективное воплощение Konami бродит по коридорам памяти прежних частей Silent Hill, таская за собой одноглазого инвалида с перебитой рукой, имя которому — «геймплей».
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GameStar (Germany)
Das war ja wohl nix. Nein, ich rede nicht von den technischen und spielerischen Unzulänglichkeiten, darunter hatten auch die Vorgänger zu leiden. Viel schwerer wiegen bei Teil 4 die extrem langatmige Geschichte und die fantasielosen Schauplätze. Außerdem ist Henry nur ein blasser 08/15-Bubi ohne Eigenschaften, Eileen nur quiekende Begleiterin. Schade, ich hätte mich trotz der typischen Konsolenwidrigkeiten (umständliches Speichern, wechselnde Steuerung) gern zurück ins bislang immer gruselige Silent Hill gewagt. So warte ich ab und hoffe auf Teil 5.
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Computer Gaming World (CGW)
Despite this magnificent hook and some truly frightening moments, The Room tragically displays all the sloppiness of a quick-and-dirty console port. Since the game essentially uses the same graphics as its PlayStation 2 counterpart (except at higher resolutions on the PC). the textures tack clarity, while the overall environmental detail is kept to a crude minimum. Even worse is the games one-two punch of awkward controls and a useless camera system, which creates additional, albeit unintended, tension and horror as you helplessly try to keep Silent Hill's undead bestiary at bay.
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Joystick (French)
La mise en scène, les bruitages, l'histoire, tout est bien conçu pour mettre en place une ambiance particulièrement glauque et oppressante ; malheureusement la sauce ne prend pas et on passe son temps à enchaîner les énigmes simplistes sans jamais flipper une seule fois.
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Just Adventure
Overall, disappointment is the word that best describes Silent Hill 4. Not that the game itself is bad. But it carries a heavy tradition and does not deliver. It is a mediocre game that would have probably gone unnoticed under a different title. And the fact that the town of Silent Hill doesn’t even appear, makes me wonder if the only reason the Silent Hill title was used was to appeal to the mainstream who are now familiar with the name. The focus on action part makes it hard to recommend it to adventure gamers, who will derive a lot more satisfaction from the previous games of the series, especially the customizable SH2 and SH3.