Excerpt: On the surface, Silent Hill looks like your standard Survival Horror. Spawning a whole host of sequels, one may wonder what is the point of returning to the game that started it all. But Silent Hill is packed with enough brilliance to stand up in the bland gaming climate at the moment, enough so, it'd be worth shelling out for if you haven't already experienced it. Silent Hill is frightening, lets start with that.
Pros: Scary gameplay, tense atmosphere built up throughout the adventure, fun to play
Cons: Dated graphics, too short, low longevity factor
Excerpt: Like many other PSone games, I watched my brother playing this before I had a shot at it. When I watched him i was only 8 and I found it scary to watch, suprisingly when I played a few months ago for this first time, now at the age of 16, I was still scared. It is really freaky, but in a good way. My favourite thing about this game is it has lots of puzzles which you have to think through, making it really enjoyable(addictive) gameplay!
Pros: If you love puzzles and gore, this is the game for you !
Excerpt: I bought this game when it first came out, quite a long time ago- for the PSone. I had never played anything like it, and thought the entire game was just going to be lots of foggy darkness- so I returned it. Once the PS2 game out, I got that & as I am a huge horror film fan- I wanted to try some horror games. I went through silent hill 2-4, all the resident evil games, and lots of other horror games.
Excerpt: I first heard of this game when I received a free demo of SH4 a while ago. I, being the coward I am, gave up about ten minutes after starting, and never touched it again. But then, things changed. I was talking to some Resident Evil fans, and heard someone talking about how cool Silent Hill was. Finding a brand new copy for about a fiver, I decided to try my luck. I got home, put my cheats in straight away, remembering that demo...
Pros: Scary, entertaining, awesome graphics, different endings, wonderful story . . .
Cons: Very scary, not for young people, or those who scary easy
Excerpt: Harry Mason and his daughter Cheryl are on holdiay after the death of Harry's wife. He is driving through the town of Silent Hill when their car skids off the road. Harry wakes up in the deserted town, only to find out things are not as they should be. Monsters haunt the town, there are few other people around and his daughter is missing. In his attempt to find his daughter, Harry finds himself wandering around the largely deserted town of Silent Hill.
Excerpt: Much like Konami's other big game of 1999, Metal Gear Solid, Silent Hill got plenty of hype in the months approaching its release. But unlike the stealth classic, views on Silent Hill have always been split. It seems that anyone who has really got into the game has found it an incredibly unnerving, psychologically challenging horror marathon that really livens the players desperate instinct to survive.
Pros: Great graphics, scary and absorbing action, five endings
Cons: Some slight control issues, some don't find it scary . . .
Excerpt: Okay, so I’m no stranger to horror films. I remember being 4 years old and watching round te door when I was supposed to be in bed while my parents watched the change scene from American Werewolf and a year later when the fruit cellar erupted in Evil Dead II. Since then I’ve loved everything from hammer horror stuff from the archives and zombie flicks from low budget desperados to high budget teenie-horrors and high profile thrillers, it’s hardly surprising I’m a freak.
Excerpt: SILENT HILL 2 ~~~~~~~~~~~~ This game starts when James sunderland receives a letter from his dead wife.She has been dead for three years .The letter (says mary his dead wife) is waiting in their special place.Silent hill. So james must return to find the answers to many question's like how could he receive a letter from his dead wife. THE GAME ~~~~~~~~~ Action level.
Excerpt: Silent Hill is one of those rare things: a game that grips your imagination by the throat and pulls you headlong into it's chilling and gruesome world. The opening titles set the scene: Harry and his young daughter Cheryl are on their way to the remote town of Silent Hill for a late vacation. Suddenly a mysterious figure steps out in front of their car causing it to spin off the road.
Pros: Engaging plot, scary, challenging puzzles
Cons: Scary and gruesome in places, graphics could be better
Excerpt: Hey friends of the UK, this is my first English opinion... °°°°°°°The story°°°°°° Harry Mason, a very friendly and kind man, drives in his car along a mountain street. His lil daughter Cheryl is asleep nearby while a motorcycle is brakin' through the darkness and is passing them. A few meters later Harry sees the bike lying near the street. When Harry turns his head, he's lookin into a woman's face standing right there in front of his speeding car.