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Silent Hill Origins (PS2)

Silent Hill Origins (PS2)
alaScore 89

12 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 12 reviews from magazines and websites.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other PlayStation 2 Games (PS2) the Silent Hill Origins (PS2) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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(Based on 12 reviews)

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Silent Hill: Origins (PlayStation 2)

 

When you think of Silent Hill, what jumps to mind? A misty town? Cryptic dialogue? Walls dripping with blood? Well, the good news is that Silent Hill: Origins has all those things, and now Konami has lifted the foggy veil on the PlayStation 2 version...

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Silent Hill Origins

 

The creepy town of Silent Hill should be very familiar to gamers by now. After four console outings and a surprisingly good Hollywood interpretation the series has certainly etched its...

Great Origin Story ; Solid Visuals ; Tons of Unlockable Content

No Different Than PSP Version ; Visuals are Stale

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Silent Hill: Origins

 

One look at those washed out tones and fogbound streets, and you know you're back in that swell town of Silent Hill.

Frightening fun for the whole family. Well, sorta ; Travis can fight. Weapon or no, this is one tough S.O.B ; Controls have improved quite a bit since the series’ inception ; It’s not Silent Hill 4:The Room

Travis, like previous series leads, hasn’t exactly mastered the art of running for any extended period ; Weapons break too easily (or don’t last very long at all, depending on how you look at it)

Fellow disgruntled survival horror aficionados can rest assured that the Silent Hill franchise is back on track. The more discriminating among us were quite perturbed by the dumbed down gross-out of Silent Hill 4: The Room, which barely rose above the...

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Silent Hill Origins

 

If you like your videogaming with mood, polish and some freaky scares, it doesn't get any more consistently stylish or creepy than the Silent Hill series. Silent Hill Origins specifically, meanwhile, is illustrative of why the ol' PS2 is still a...

Since you've got a good few months before the arrival of Silent Hill: Homecoming for the PlayStation3 (PS3), there's still time to brush up your Silent Hill mythos by getting through a game of Silent Hill Origins for PS2, a prequel to the whole series...

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Silent Hill: Origins

 

Welcome back to gaming's scariest town

Creepy as ever ; Possibly the best SH puzzles ; Looks great for PS2

Clumsy camera ; Clumsy combat ; Nothing really new

Origins proves that Silent Hill is still worth a visit, but it does little to advance the series by re-treading on old ground. We can't help but wish that Konami would give it an overhaul to rival that of Resident Evil 4...

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Silent Hill Origins

 

This text refers to the PlayStation Portable version of this title.As the first title in the series to be released for a handheld device, Silent Hill Origins uncovers how the quaint country town became a terrifying and abandoned wasteland. Players lead tr

Product Specifications

If you've ever wondered just how the town of Silent Hill became the eerie mess that has been seen over four previous Silent Hill games, then this title will reveal all, set as a prequel to the sinister events that have been before. This title retains the creepy and poignant atmosphere that has become a byword for Silent Hill and will keep players engrossed from start to finish with the well crafted storyline, the range of enemies and puzzles to solve as well as the haunting soundtrack composed by the legendary composer Akira Yamaoka, responsible for the musical score on all of the other titles. The game follows Travis Grady, a truck driver who has become stranded in Silent Hill. Naturally, he has a few of his own demons to contend with and throughout the course of the game, both his and the town's secrets come to the fore. The gameplay is still classic Silent Hill - but with tweaks and additions created specifically for this newest incarnation. Users can now lock onto enemies to attack and will also find the control scheme changing intuitively for each situation. Players also utilize an enhanced camera designed with Silent Hill Origins in mind, as well as an updated control method for more detailed exploration of the environment. There are now 'Cineractive' element where players have to hit buttons as prompted to escape enemies that have triggered the cinematic sequences. The further into the game players get, more weapons become available plus more and more items from the surroundings can be used - however overuse of items causes them to break and wear down, which could leave players unarmed at crucial moments.

Game

Context:Fantasy
Elements:Adventure - third person adventure
ESRB Rating:Mature (17+)
PEGI Content Descriptors:Violence
PEGI Rating:18+
USK Rating:Keine Jugendfreigabe gem

Header

Manufacturer:Konami
Model:Origins
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Silent Hill

Miscellaneous

Package Type:Retail

Software

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