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Silent Hill: Downpour

6.2 reviews

Silent Hill: Downpour starts as Murphy Pendleton, the game's main character, finds himself lost and alone in the woods after his prison transport bus crashes near the town of Silent Hill. What happens after is up to the player as they traverse an all-new Silent Hill environment that is expansive, yet claustrophobic. And though this sleepy town may feel desolate, the player is never truly alone.

Genre Action Adventure
Platforms PS3  Also on Xbox 360 

Developer Konami Publisher Konami Release Date Mar 13, 2012

Silent Hill: Downpour Reviews PS3 

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7.5 reviews review
Silent Hill: Downpour makes some questionable tweaks to the established formula, but those decisions distinguish it from the rest of the series. You may not agree with all of Vatra's choices, but they succeed in making an old town feel new again. And when it's the eighth installment in the series, that is quite an accomplishment.
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7 reviews review
Silent Hill: Downpour succeeds on many levels, giving us something fresh while simultaneously digging deeper into the roots of Silent Hill itself. Murphy's uninvited quest for self-understanding and redemption is made more poignant by the revelation that he's not alone. Others have walked the path before him and, as he discovers, others are walking it still. It's not without a few obstructions, but it's a path worth treading.
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7 reviews review
I don’t regret my time with Silent Hill: Downpour, but mediocrity hung over most of my playthrough like a fog. Vatra Games shows real potential for becoming a developer that can tell great stories, but nurturing one narrative yarn would be better than juggling two ho-hum tales. I left this Silent Hill with the same feeling I have after walking out of most haunted houses near closing time – a little annoyed at having cages lazily rattled at me.
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6.5 reviews review
There’s a bitter sweetness in Konami releasing both Silent Hill: Downpour and the HD Collection in the same month. One game offers an adequately suspenseful adventure and expands the series’ lore, just barely making it worthy of the Silent Hill name. The other release is a two-game combo that reminds us how remarkable the series once was. As one who considers the first few releases to be some of the most memorable games of all time, I could have easily dismissed Downpour. Yet I could not ignore the numerous chills and goose bumps I felt when I spied an enemy around the corner or just had the mere anticipation that one would suddenly appear as I swung the game camera. I’m glad I had an opportunity to revisit this lonely town; I just can’t picture myself doing it in Murphy’s shoes after one playthrough.
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5 reviews review
SIlent Hill: Downpour was reviewed using a PlayStation 3 copy of the game; however, we also played the Xbox 360 version, and found no differences. If further investigation reveals any differences between the 360 edition and the PS3 edition of the game, this review will be updated to reflect those differences.
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4.5 reviews review
The most frustrating thing about Silent Hill Downpour isn’t the lousy combat, dull exploration, or even the technical gaffes. It’s the fact that every now and then while playing through the game’s story, you’ll see signs of brilliance; sunlight hinted from behind the overcast sky. From the Otherworld sequences to the interesting protagonist as well as the way the very town itself is molded to Murphy’s past all make for a game that could’ve really been something special for the series. However, all of the aforementioned issues play their role in making Downpour an unfun, disappointing experience.
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