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Silent Hill: Homecoming (Windows)

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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 Windows Load screens give advice.
Silent Hill: Homecoming Windows Fog. Check.
Silent Hill: Homecoming Windows Awesome idea Mr. Stereotypical Black Police Officer
Silent Hill: Homecoming Windows Radio. Check.

Alternate Titles

  • "Silent Hill V" -- Informal title

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User Reviews

Silent Hill goes to Hollywood Dr. M. "Schadenfreude" Von Katze (590) 3.14 Stars3.14 Stars3.14 Stars3.14 Stars3.14 Stars
The way back home NeoJ (428) 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars

The Press Says

G4 TV: X-Play Oct, 2008 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Gry Onet Mar 09, 2009 8 out of 10 80
Game Captain Mar 02, 2009 73 out of 100 73
PC Gameplay (Benelux) Feb 27, 2009 67 out of 100 67
Game Informer Magazine Nov, 2008 6.5 out of 10 65
Valhalla Jun 08, 2009 6.5 out of 10 65
Adventure Classic Gaming Feb 12, 2009 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Jeuxvideo.com Feb 24, 2009 12 out of 20 60
GameCola.net Dec, 2008 5.2 out of 10 52
Absolute Games (AG.ru) Nov 24, 2008 51 out of 100 51

Forums

Topic # Posts Last Post
Homecoming and Silent Hill fans 9 St. Martyne (3562)
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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Big John WV (25282) added Silent Hill: Homecoming (Windows) on Nov 09, 2008
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