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Silent Hill Homecoming (PC)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 89 reviews from magazines and websites. Comments about the action and graphics are generally positive. The value for money and story also get good feedback, whereas many are less positive about the gameplay and controls.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other PC Games the Silent Hill Homecoming (PC) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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Silent Hill: Downpour (Xbox 360)

 

Silent Hill: Downpour is a celebration of gaming's most notorious ghost town. It taps into the madness and surrealism that has made this series legendary, and presents Silent Hill as a more robust location than ever before. Most of the fundamentals are...

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Silent Hill: Homecoming (Xbox 360)

 

On the surface, Silent Hill: Homecoming is a dark and twisted homage to the series' classic roots. However, beneath the thick layer of fog are a number of troubling issues that will only serve to push away the devoted faithful that call Silent Hill...

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Silent Hill HD Collection

 

With the recent surge in the popularity of re-releasing older games with remastered visuals, it's surprising it took so long for Konami to jump on this particular bandwagon. Silent Hill 2 and 3 are two of my favorite installments in the series, and...

Really, my biggest complaint is the total lack of any extras. There are no featurettes, viewable cinematics, music, nothing. It's disappointing. Konami really dropped the ball on giving their fans, many of which have stuck with the series for well over...

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Silent Hill Downpour

 

Silent Hill has been struggling to recapture its success for the better part of a decade, with most of the installments after Silent Hill 3 feeling like failed experiments at bringing the franchise back to its former glory. Downpour is a chance for the...

One of the things the survival horror genre is known for more than the tank-like controls that are prevalent in a majority of its games is puzzle-solving. Resident Evil and Silent Hill are known for their puzzles, and with the latter, you can actually...

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Silent Hill: Downpour

 

While Resident Evil was the game that may have brought survival horror to the big leagues, it was Silent Hill that had gamers afraid to play on their own. The series certainly owes more to the insidious, creepy horror stylings of classic Japanese...

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...

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Silent Hill HD Collection

 

In my restless dreams, I see that town. Silent Hill.” When gamers were introduced to the haunted, foggy town in 1999, they were treated to a

It truly is a shame that this collection doesn’t come with a whole lot of content. Talk about a wasted opportunity! If you compare this set with, say, the Metal Gear Solid HD Collection (which came with three disc-based games AND Metal Gear 1 and 2),it...

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Silent Hill HD Collection Review

 

That's two Silent Hills for the price of... no, must not... be... seduced....

Both still very scary; Silent Hill 3 looks amazing; Strong narratives and characters, especially in 2; Challenging puzzles

Has “classic” control/camera issues; Silent Hill 2’s graphics haven’t aged well; “Click on everything” approach to item collection; Technical glitches, especially for PS3 version

Both are still great games and worth checking out if you haven’t played them, as I hadn’t. Still, the control scheme and camera are old school, and not in a positive way. Objectives are sometimes unclear and the PS3 version chugs like no one’s business...

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Silent Hill Downpour

 

In my mind, Silent Hill stands as one of the greatest franchises Konami has produced. More or less a response to Capcom's Resident Evil series,

Downpour could have been good, but any shot at greatness gets bogged down by a laundry list of problems. A shame, because there are times when the games gets tense and unnerving, a big plus for this genre. If you’re looking for a good Silent Hill...

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Silent Hill: Downpour Review

 

The last few years have been a bad time to be a Silent Hill fan. After Team Silent abandoned the series fans have yet to see a new entry that lives up to the classics, and even those games aren't safe after the butchering that was the Silent Hill HD...

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

 

Developer Vatra's first crack at the Silent Hill series leaves messy results.

Silent Hill is the most ambitious survival horror series in video games -- one that (ideally) tosses aside its previous characters and repurposes a sleepy tourist town into a home for scattered souls and psychological terrors. This philosophy of...

Product Specifications

Silent Hill Homecoming, the sixth installment of this classic console series is not only the first to be programmed for the next generation PS3 machines, but also adds a central character into the mix. Alex Shepherd is a war veteran returning home from an overseas tour of duty, following acceptance of compassionate leave after receiving the news that his younger brother, Joshua, has gone missing. Alex begins his investigations in his small home-town of Shepherd's Glen, but soon finds himself in the mist-shrouded and seemingly empty streets of Silent Hill. With understandable strides forward in the look of the game thanks to the increased power of the PS3, the gameplay and control mechanics have also benefited from the upgrade to better consoles. More items from the scenery can be used as weapons and collecting them is now done on the fly rather than equipping them through an inventory, meaning the tension in hectic battle sequences goes through the roof as players have less time to react. Alex can also vary the strength of his force during combat, using combinations of light and hard attacks that can be strung together in combinations to fell enemies, or powered up for slower but more intense results. Weaker or harder counter attacks are also included as is a dodge system that lets the player skip an enemy strike and instantly attack the assailant if executed correctly, or one that reduces damages but doesn't avoid it completely if timing is slightly off. Some weapons encountered upon during play also have 'finishing' style moves for more variety when defeating enemies.

Game

Context:Fantasy
Elements:Adventure - third person adventure
ESRB Rating:Mature (17+)
Max Number of Players:1
PEGI Rating:18+

Header

Compatibility:Game console
Manufacturer:Konami
Model:Homecoming
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Silent Hill

Miscellaneous

Package Type:Retail

Software

Category:Games
Game Console Compatibility:Sony PlayStation 3
License Category:Shrinkwrap
License Pricing:Standard
License Qty:1 user
License Type:Complete package
Subcategory:Games - adventure