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Silent Hill: Downpour- PS3

Silent Hill: Downpour- PS3
alaScore 86

46 reviews

Sep, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 46 reviews of Silent Hill: Downpour- PS3. The average rating for this product is 3.2/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other PlayStation 3 Games (PS3) for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the usability. The controls is also appreciated. Some have doubts about the design. There are some mixed views about the gameplay.

story, controls, usability

design

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other PlayStation 3 Games (PS3) the Silent Hill: Downpour- PS3 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 46 reviews)

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Expert review by: Adam Dodd (game-over.com)

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...

Mar, 2014

Expert review by: Allen (darkstation.com)

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...

Mar, 2012

Expert review by: Jose Otero (1up.com)

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...

Mar, 2012
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Expert review by: blake_peterson (gamerevolution.com)

Silent Hill: Downpour Review

 

The road to Silent Hill is paved with good intentions.

Story is well managed for open endings, Linear gameplay sections are frequently fun, Puzzles are enjoyable, especially in the Otherworld

Does not feel like choices have real consequences, Emphasis on frustrating, vague, nonlinear areas, Autosave happens too infrequently, no manual save, Camera misdirects during combat, Frequent slowdown/lag, texture drop in/failure, Graphically...

20th century novelist Thomas Wolfe wrote a book called You Can't Go Home Again, because he pissed off everyone when he wrote his first book about how messed up his hometown and family were. The survival horror genre can look to Silent Hill: Downpour as...

Mar, 2012

Expert review by: Ben Dutka (psxextreme.com)

Silent Hill: Downpour Review

 

Most survival/horror fans will tell you that Silent Hill is quite possibly the freakiest franchise out there, as each installment has been genuinely creepy and atmospherically impressive. Vatra takes the series in a slightly new direction while...

The Ugly: “For a prisoner who looks like he can handle himself, you sure do suck with blunt objects.”

Mar, 2012

Expert review by: Gavin Napier (411mania.com)

Silent Hill Downpour (PS3) Review

 

Silent Hill Downpour is on shelves, but how does it hold up to the rest of the Silent Hill Franchise? 411's Gavin Napier takes a look and has the review.

The game looks great ; The few moments of genuine Silent Hill goodness that occur ; Voice acting is above average

Glitches while moving through the game ; Puzzles lack depth and challenge ; Combat system feels dated and clunky ; Huge install ; Dropping Mary Elizabeth McGlynn for Korn was not a good trade

Mar, 2012

Expert review by: Dave Payerle (ztgamedomain.com)

Silent Hill: Downpour Review

 

In the survival horror genre, Silent Hill has always been the leader when it comes to creepy, psychologically disturbing plots and settings. Silent Hill: Downpour, developed by Vatra...

Good atmosphere ; Compelling story

Annoying design choices ; Otherworld sections ; Awful frame rate ; Lack of direction

In the survival horror genre, Silent Hill has always been the leader when it comes to creepy, psychologically disturbing plots and settings. Silent Hill: Downpour, developed by Vatra and published by Konami keeps up this tradition with a good story of...

Mar, 2012

Expert review by: Russ Fischer (origin.avclub.com)

Silent Hill: Downpour

 

A return trip to Silent Hill finds the town hasn't kept up with the times.

Yet the atmosphere—Silent Hill’s distinctive tourist attraction—is only battered, not broken, by those underdeveloped aspects. The music by Daniel Licht (Dexter) provides the slow, sawed strings and hollow drones that are the breath of the town, with...

Mar, 2012

Expert review by: Steven Hopper (gear.ign.com)

Silent Hill Downpour Review

 

Silent Hill is back with a new developer, a new hero, and some new areas of the town to explore. See if it's worth your time in our review.

The most frustrating thing about Silent Hill Downpour isn’t the lousy combat, dull exploration, or even the technical gaffes. It’s the fact that every now and then while playing through the game’s story, you’ll see signs of brilliance; sunlight hinted...

Mar, 2012

Expert review by: Jickle (ausgamers.com)

Silent Hill: Downpour Review

 

Downpour is a pretty solid horror game, if not an exceptionally original or nuanced one. If it weren’t for the crappy combat and frustrating exploration it would be a bit easier to recommend...

Effective art and audio design choices; Relatively compelling narrative; Some solid scares and a creepy atmosphere; Occasional excellent set-pieces; The ‘Otherworld’ sections are great

Crappy combat against super aggressive enemies; Often too obtuse for its own good; Not everyone will enjoy exploring every nook and cranny; Visual quirks and a choppy frame-rate

Apr, 2012
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