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Silent Hill: Homecoming

In Silent Hill Homecoming, Alex Shepherd has returned to his hom Read more

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Overall 8
8.0

Yakuza 3 Review

GamerNode
19 March 2010
  • Excerpt: Sega’s mishandling of the Yakuza franchise in the U.S. is stuff of near-mythical proportions. When the first game debuted on the PS2, Sega hired top tier actors to provide the voices of the characters and marketed the game as a rival to Grand Theft Auto . They made illusions to featuring a wide open world, full of missions and events, and painted a world where you would be navigating the Japanese underworld, trying to climb to the top of the ranks.
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Overall 7
6.5

Konami's Survival Horror Franchise Provides More Bad Scares

Game Informer
22 September 2009
  • Conclusion: Concept: Konami's soul- crushing survival horror title returns with some fresh ideas, but they fail in important ways Graphics: The game is way too dark, and we're not talking theme. You'll want to turn the brightness adjuster all the way up, but that also washes out the screen Sound: Homecoming's blend of horror sounds is spooky, but the noise is so continuous that eventually you become desensitized to the racket Playability: The new combat system is a nice idea, but...
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Overall 6
6.4
Gameplay 6
6.2
Graphics 7
7.0
Sound 7
6.9
Longevity 7
6.8

Silent Hill: Homecoming

NowGamer
1 August 2009

Silent Hill: Homecoming

playmagazine
8 May 2009
  • Conclusion: Silent Hill: Homecoming is not a horrible game, and it certainly has moments that capture that Silent Hill magic. But while the artists have done a respectable job, the game designers have mostly missed the point, reducing what should have been a mentally stimulating adventure into a shallow, linear monster masher with a few sliding block puzzles.
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Silent Hill: Homecoming

NZGamer.com
21 April 2009
  • Excerpt: Zombie nurses and psychobabble. Welcome back to Silent Hill.
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Silent Hill: Homecoming Review

VideoGamer.com
20 April 2009
  • Excerpt: "The fear of blood tends to create fear for the flesh." That was the rather creepy intro message that greeted players of the original Silent Hill, way back in 1999. While the meaning of this statement is debatable, I always took it to mean that the sight of blood will make a person fear for their own safety. Silent Hill was just a game, but that didn't stop its freaky imagery from making me feel vulnerable and threatened. This idea is as true today as it has ever been.
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Overall 7
6.5

Expert Review

Game Informer
4 April 2009
  • Summary: With Homecoming, Konami tried to shake things up by hiring Western developer Double Helix to take the series in a different direction. While there are a few welcome changes, too many outdated Silent Hill conventions have remained onboard. I like the timing-based dodge and counter combat system, but the extremely dark environments (even with brightness settings maxed) and wild camera prevent you from seeing visual tells for enemy strikes.
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Silent Hill: Homecoming

Just RPG
4 April 2009
  • Excerpt: Silent Hill: Homecoming continues the horrific series and doesn’t disappoint. You are Alex Shepherd, coming back from the army to visit your hometown, but things don’t seem right. A trucker brings you back, and while the night passes you begin to dream - a dream that is more of a nightmare. You're strapped to a gurney being pushed to a room, and at the same time seeing what is happening to others. The doctor stops and leaves you in a room that you must escape.
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Overall 7
6.9
Value for money 7
7.0
Gameplay 7
7.0
Graphics 8
7.9
Sound 9
8.7

Silent Hill: Homecoming (X360 & PS3)

hardware heaven
3 April 2009
Overall 6
6.0

Silent Hill: Homecoming

Auracore MediaWorks
2 April 2009
  • Summary: Silent Hill Homecoming is a great entry in the survival horror series... except on the PC.
  • Pros: Fun combat system; fantastic graphics; lighting and shadows are top notch; boss battles are great; interesting story; real-time damage to enemies.
  • Cons: Combat still gets dull; borrows too heavily from the movie; keyboard and mouse controls aren't very responsive; PC version is riddled with glitches to the point of being unplayable.
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