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Silent Hill: Downpour

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Review: Silent Hill Downpour

New Gamer Nation
25 October 2012
  • Conclusion: Final Verdict: Even with flaws, Downpour carries a classic survival-horror vibe that is well worth checking out if you’re looking for a good horror game.
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Overall 7

Silent Hill: Downpour Review

21 May 2012
  • Summary: " Silent Hill Downpour " is a real mixed bag of a game as it has many good points but nothing that will live long in the memory. Without question the game will provide several hours of enjoyment but on the flip side also several hours of frustration and for these reasons alone I would say that there are better ways to spend your hard earned cash unless you are a fan of the franchise then you will probably enjoy the experience.
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Survival horror game filled with blood, gore, and fright.

Common Sense Media
18 May 2012
  • Summary: Parents need to know Silent Hill: Downpour is a very violent and gory "survival horror" game for mature players. You play as a prison inmate escapee who winds up in the creepy town of Silent Hill, and must fend for himself with all kinds of weapons. You can shoot, stab, and slash demonic creatures. Blood and body parts can be seen during combat and cut-scene sequences. Some of the non-interactive movie sequences are also violent, gory, and disturbing.
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Silent Hill Downpour-It`s A Bit Of A Washout

The Game Reviews
18 May 2012
  • Summary: I am afraid SILENT HILL DOWNPOUR doesn`t blow my skirt up a great deal, which is a pity, because it has so much potential and good ideas, but they have been wasted on erratic controls and lack of atmosphere, this game could have been so much more and yet it let its self-down.
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Overall 5

Expert Review

Game Observer
16 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

Silent Hill: Downpour

True achievements
11 May 2012
  • Conclusion: I give the storyline score an 8.5/10 Summary: Good -Interesting story and characters. -Beautiful atmosphere. -Exploring Bad -Bad sound effects. -Poor combat. -Last gen graphics. Overall I think the has room for improvement but it's on its way to becoming what it once was.
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Silent Hill Downpour Review

6 May 2012
  • Excerpt: Silent Hill: Downpour, the eighth title in the series, comes out at an interesting time - after the critical disappointment of Homecoming and the commercial upset of Shattered Memories, Konami's decision to hand the series to another unproven developer is more than enough get the alarm bells ringing.
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Overall 7
Playability 7

Silent Hill: Downpour

Xbox 360 achievements
13 April 2012
  • Conclusion: Silent Hill: Downpour is a solid game with a typically twisted story underneath all of the pretence. Still the gameplay mechanics are starting to show their age and there is a lack of genuine shocks and intrigue, it feels like familiar ground, albeit fairly well made familiar ground. This is certainly an upturn for the series but it hasn’t yet gotten back to the giddy heights of its predecessors.
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Overall 8

Silent Hill: Downpour Review

12 April 2012
  • Excerpt: Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here . You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser. Vatra Games understands Silent Hill. Downpour , for the first time since Team Silent left the franchise in 2004, gets it right. It’s important that protagonist Murphy is only a man.
  • Pros: Moments of brilliant manipulation of the game world, and the player, Process of revelation of Murphy's past and psyche
  • Cons: Exploration isn't especially deep, The game offers explanations more quickly than during the franchise's golden age
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Who Can Stop the Rain?

3 April 2012
  • Conclusion: Why are there so few enemy types in this game?
  • Pros: The Hansel and Gretel play sequence—it's a cool setpiece that pays off in an even cooler way.
  • Cons: Too close to call—clunky combat or the occasional crashes.
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