Silent Hill: The Escape is an adaptation of the Silent Hill franchise for mobile phones. The game is in 3D and played from a first person perspective, similar to classic dungeon crawlers. Players get to explore the surroundings of the town Silent Hill, with locations such as an abandoned hospital and a subway. Usually a key needs to be found to exit a level.

The environments can be lit with a flashlight, but it regularly requires new batteries. Through a danger icon near the top of the screen and the intensity of the radio static, enemies in the vicinity of the player are announced. There is a mini map in the top right corner and different weapons to take down the enemies. Most levels are set in maze-like environments, which become harder to navigate when the flashlight runs out of energy.

On the iPhone, the crosshair can be lined up by tilting the device and tapping the screen used to fire. Similarly, the barrel needs to be lined up with ammo clips shown near the bottom of the screen in order to reload.

In the Symbian version, aiming and reloading can be done using the built-in camera that captures the players gestures. There is also 3D sound and the rate of vibration is increased the closer enemies are, emulating the series' radio static feature that lets know from where enemies are approaching.


Silent Hill: The Escape iPhone Title screen.
Silent Hill: The Escape iPhone This game's Pyramid Head variant... only without an actual pyramid on his head. He takes a whole lot of bullets to take down, so it's best to just stay out of his way instead.
Silent Hill: The Escape iPhone There is a key on each level which needs to be found in order to unlock the exit elevator doors.
Silent Hill: The Escape iPhone A battery pack. These are needed to keep the flashlight alive during the levels. Very hard to see where you're going without it.

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Pocket Gamer UK Dec 24, 2008 8 out of 10 80
AppSafari Oct 29, 2010 3 out of 5 60 May 18, 2009 55 out of 100 55
IGN Jan 06, 2009 5.3 out of 10 53
Slide to Play Jan 04, 2009 2 out of 4 50 Jan 19, 2010 9 out of 20 45


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Sciere (519475) added Silent Hill: The Escape (iPhone) on Jan 22, 2009
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