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Silent Hill: Downpour
7.5 out of 10

Silent Hill: Downpour

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Overall 5
5.2

Expert Review

Game Observer
27 May 2012
  • Excerpt: New Silent Hill HD promo exposes Konami’s disingenuous attitude towards its Silent Hill HD remasterings.
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Overall 6
6.0

Silent Hill Downpour Review: A Faithful Sequel that Struggles to Define Itself

1UP
28 March 2012
  • Summary: Developer Vatra's first crack at the Silent Hill series leaves messy results.
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Overall 6
6.4
Gameplay 6
6.0
Funfactor 7
7.0

Silent Hill: Downpour

Digital Chumps
19 March 2012
  • Conclusion: While having no shortness of flaws, Downpour still manages to get enough right to warrant further investigation by series and genre fans.
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Overall 5
5.0

Review - Silent Hill: Downpour

Game.ie
16 March 2012
  • Summary: When Resident Evi l kick started the survival horror genre back in the days of the original PlayStation , gamers were treated to genuinely cinematic shocks and scares for the first time, however an oversaturation of the market, coupled with countless disappointments quickly led to the buzz...
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Overall 5
5.0

Silent Hill: Downpour Review

G4
13 March 2012
  • Summary: An engaging story and creepy locales simply aren't enough to overcome terribly clunky combat and technical flaws in the latest entry in Konami's venerable survival horror series. Silent Hill: Downpour's developers may have taken the series in a new direction, but that doesn't mean they should have.
  • Pros: Some genuinely spooky locales., Story is pieced together gradually through exploration making it interesting., The score by Dexter composer Daniel Licht is sufficiently creepy.
  • Cons: Combat is abysmal, especially when fighting more than one enemy., Technical issues abound: framerate drops and freezing throughout the game., Frustrating design choices result in poor player experience.
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Overall 5
5.0

Silent Hill Downpour review – rained off

Metro
7 June 2012
  • Summary: With every low rent sequel it becomes that much harder to remember why Silent Hill was so successful in the first place, as the series continues its descent into franchise hell.
  • Pros: The storytelling is quite intriguing and Murphy makes for a more sympathetic protagonist than you’d think. Otherworld sections are handled well.
  • Cons: The emphasis on combat is horribly misconceived and the puzzles banal and tedious. Low tech graphics and horribly overfamiliar premise. Not very scary.
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Overall 5
5.0

Review: Silent Hill: Downpour (PS3)

Techtree
4 June 2012
  • Excerpt: First of all, there aren't as many opponents that will scare you away or give you a challenge. You will find ghosts, witches, and weird things around as you shuttle from a building to another while trying to figure out the strange town.
  • Pros: Interesting side quests; Great mix of action and horror elements.
  • Cons: Poor graphics; Suffers from poor frame rate; Disappointing combat; Uninspired enemies; Incoherent sequences and missions.
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Overall 7
6.5

Expert Review

Contactmusic
14 May 2012
  • Excerpt: The king of survival horror video games has always been a job share between the Resident Evil franchise and Silent Hill. As the former has undergone a genre shift into more of an action focused affair, the latter has been...
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Overall 7
6.5

Silent Hill Downpour Review

MMGN
23 April 2012
Overall 5
4.7

Silent Hill: Downpour (PS3) Review

zConnection International
20 April 2012
  • Conclusion: While Silent Hill Downpour is far from the worst horror game released this generation (that dubious honour belongs to titles like 2011’s Amy ), its lack of scares and substance make it little more than a mundane horror game… which is an unforgivable pedigree for any game that carries the Silent Hill...
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