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6.8 out of 10

Forbidden Siren

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Overall 7
7.2
Gameplay 7
7.2
Graphics 7
7.2
Sound 7
7.2
Lifespan 8
7.8

Expert Review

PALgaming
18 November 2005
  • Summary: I had extremely high hopes for Forbidden Siren from the very first time I heard about the banning of the Japanese television advertisement and for the most part it meets my expectations. Although I've dwelled quite heavily on it's 'downfalls' many of them are actually what make the game special and extremely challenging, you'll rarely find a time to settle down like you would in other survival horror games and it certainly won't hold you hand as those others do at times.
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Overall 7
7.0

Forbidden Siren

Thunderbolt Games
29 March 2004
  • Excerpt: While I was waiting for my review copy of Forbidden Siren to arrive on my doorstep, I did a little research on the title and ended up finding out the following useful snippets. Firstly, this title was ‘directed’, (that’s movie speak spilling over into video games again) by the guy responsible for Konami’s original and seminal survival horror title, Silent Hill, which meant I already had some idea of what to expect in terms of style and content.
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Overall 7
7.0

Forbidden Siren

Gamecell
19 October 2007
  • Conclusion: Scoring Forbidden Siren is hard. It has all the right ingredients to make a truly great survival horror game, and it's nice to see a developer trying something new with the stealth-biased gameplay. However the controls in the game can be fiddly and frustrating to use at first, but you do get used to them. It just depends if you can stick out the first couple of hours of painful familiarisation.
  • Pros: Creepy, creepy atmosphere., SFX and music are superb., Nice progression in the Survival Horror genre.
  • Cons: Abysmal, unintentionally amusing voice acting., Some bizarre, fiddly controls., Did I mention the voice-acting?
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Overall 7
7.0

Forbidden Siren - PS2 review

Pocket Lint
19 April 2004
  • Pros: More Oriental survival horror…
  • Cons: …that still won’t draw in the fans
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Overall 8
8.0

Forbidden Siren Review

TVG
15 March 2004
  • Excerpt: Those looking for a new experience in the tried-and-tested genre are in for some luck with â??Forbidden Sirenâ??; whilst itâ??s fair to say that the game makes heavy use of the genre conventions, the â??SightJackâ?? feature lends the game a certain sense of freshness. Essentially allowing your character to get inside the heads of surrounding characters and enemies, you can witness the world from their viewpoint and also hear whatever theyâ??re currently thinking.
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Overall 7
7.0
Gameplay 7
6.7
Graphics 7
7.0
Sound 7
7.4

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ps2.2play.ch
10 July 2006
  • Summary: Die innovative Idee der Feindsicht, die im Grunde packende Atmosphäre sowie das gelungen vermittelte Gefühl des Überlebenskampfes werden durch zu viele Frustmomente, fehlende Hilfestellungen und richtig unfaire Stellen deutlich geschmälert. So können viele Abschnitte nur durch zeitaufwendiges Auswendiglernen erfolgreich absolviert werden.
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Overall 8
8.0

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GamesCathedral
21 January 2006
  • Conclusion: Auch wenn das Spielprinzip zu Beginn etwas anödet, sollte man Forbidden Siren eine Chance geben. Düstere Spielabschnitte, bedrohliche Soundeffekte und schön gestaltete Zombies sprechen für das Spiel. Außerdem macht es großen Spaß sich in die Köpfe der muffigen Kameraden zu projizieren um deren Laufrouten auszukundschafen. Negativ hingegen sind die zu simplen Rätsel und die extrem hakelige Steuerung.
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Overall 8
7.7
Gameplay 7
7.0
Graphics 7
7.0
Sound 9
9.0
Lastability 8
7.5

Forbidden Siren

JeuxVideo.fr
4 December 2005
  • Excerpt: J'avais fermé les yeux depuis un temps qui me paraissait une éternité dans l'attente de sa venue. Je ne savais pas ce que c'était, ni où c'était, mais je savais que c'était là, quelque part, et que ça voulait me tuer. Quand j'ai entendu le bruit de la poignée de la porte j'ai souhaité mourir d'effroi plutôt que de devoir lever les yeux sur la menace qui s'avançait vers moi.
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Overall 7
7.0
Gameplay 7
7.0

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GameHope
1 July 2005
  • Conclusion: Ainsi, sans atteindre le hit des jeux d’horreur, Forbidden Siren s’en sort plus qu’honorablement. Alternant combats et fuites, l’action est omniprésente, tout comme la menace pesante qui s’empare du joueur : on a peur, on frémit, mais on est pas aidé, à cause d’une maniabilité qui aurait gagné en ergonomie. Les graphismes réhaussent le niveau, tout comme la bande-son digne de Resident Evil.
  • Pros: Ambiance, Bande son (effrayante), Nouveautés
  • Cons: Maniabilité, Durée de vie, Personnages peu attachants
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Overall 8
8.0

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PixiTroc
30 June 2005
  • Excerpt: Une mer rouge sang engloutit les terres autour du village d'Hanuda. Attirés par le son de la sirène, les habitants s'engouffrent dans l'eau pour en ressortir peu après sous la forme de Shibitos, des morts vivants. Cependant, dix personnes ont survécu à cette affreuse nuit. Au cours des trois...
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