Game details

Game:
Silent Hill: Downpour
AKA
Silent Hill 8
Genre:
Action
Sub Genre:
Survival Horror
Release Date (US):
March 13th, 2012
Release Date (UK):
March 13th, 2012
Players:
1
Online Players:
N/A
Developers:
Vatra Games
Publisher:
Konami
Rating:
M [Mature]
PSU Rank:
0 of 1166 Games
PSU Rank on PS3:
0 of 0 Games
Additional Information:
Also on Xbox 360

About Silent Hill: Downpour

Staying true to the franchise's original roots, this eighth installment of the Silent Hill franchise returns with an all new thought-provoking horror storyline. Players will once again find themselves face to face with their deepest sins and fears in the strange world of Silent Hill. The survival horror experience begins after a prison transport vehicle careens off the road, leaving lone inmate Murphy Pendleton stranded in Silent Hill. Gamers will encounter mind-bending puzzles, as well as horrific creatures and other world terrors using everyday objects from wooden chairs to glass bottles to fend off their enemies. The natural response, fight or flight is left to the player as they unravel a dark, thought-provoking storyline which will appeal to fans of the early, classic Silent Hill series, as well as anyone who enjoys a deep, psychological horror experience. In addition to the main storyline, players will also be presented with variable side quests along the way that can change depending on their play style, revealing unknown evils within the town.

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Summary

Despite clunky combat and various frame rate issues, Silent Hill: Downpour is still a solid survival horror romp that any fan of the genre should take a punt on.

We like

  • The superb atmosphere and gripping story
  • Great puzzles
  • Lots of replay value

We dislike

  • Choppy frame rate
  • Poor melee combat
  • Generic monster design

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Debuting in 1999, Silent Hill has consistently remained one of Survival Horror’s tent pole franchises alongside fellow Capcom juggernaut Resident Evil. However, while in the past half a decade or so many series have slowly made the transition into full-blown action territory. Konami’s psychological scare fest has for better or for worse largely adhered to the conventions that made it such a standout experience...

Silent Hill: Downpour News

  • Silent Hill Downpour patch out now

    Konami has released a patch for the PlayStation 3 version of psychological horror sequel Silent Hill Downpour. Originally released in March 2012,  Downpour shipped with a number of niggling issues, all of which now appeared to be rectified via the patch. The update, available from PlaySta...

  • Buy Silent Hill: Downpour for dirty cheap right now on Amazon

    Deals like this don't come around very often, or stick around for very long, but gamers who are still on the fence about the newest installment to the Silent Hill series called Downpour may want to check this out. Right now, Amazon is selling the PlayStation 3 version of Silent Hill: Downpour for $...

  • Silent Hill: Downpour finally coming to Japan

    Konami has confirmed that horror title Silent Hill: Downpour will finally be hitting Japan on November 8. Unlike its western counterpart however, the Japanese release of Downpour will only be made available for PlayStation 3. It's worth remembering that the Silent Hill HD Collection was only rel...

  • Hideo Kojima wants a Silent Hill game made with the FOX engine

    Hideo Kojima has expressed his desire to see a Silent Hill game made on his company’s brand new FOX Engine. Writing on Twitter (via a rather dodgy Google translation, we might add), Kojima-san noted Silent Hill’s lack of action-oriented gameplay would make it an ideal fit for the new ...

  • Report: Silent Hill: Downpour dev in danger of closing down

    Silent Hill: Downpour developer Vatra Games is in danger of being shuttered, reports Eurogamer. According to the Czech-based studio’s owner, Kuji, the company is currently under review though the firm stressed that “no decisions have yet been made.” “The new management ...

  • Konami patching Silent Hill Downpour and HD Collection

    Konami today announced it will soon release patches for Silent Hill Downpour and Silent Hill HD Collection to correct frame rate and audio synch issues. Development teams are currently working on patches for both games—including auto-save issues in Downpour. We can expect a fix in the comi...

  • Feast your eyes on these new Silent Hill: Downpour screens

    Konami has unearthed a grisly batch of new Silent Hill: Downpour images for your viewing pleasure. Have a butcher’s at a couple of screenshots below, and then head over to our Downpour gallery to view the full bunch. Silent Hill: Downpour is due out on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 on March...

  • Silent Hill: Downpour compares to Silent Hill 2, says dev

    Silent Hill: Downpour producer Devin Shatsky has claimed that the upcoming psychological horror title will share more in common with Silent Hill 2 than recent entries. Speaking in a recent interview on the U.S. PlayStation Blog, Shatsky indicated that Downpour will take a less action-oriented rou...

  • Silent Hill: Downpour delayed

    Silent Hill: Downpour has been delayed into Q2 2012, Konami has confirmed. The publisher told Beefjack that the horror romp, originally due out this winter for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, won’t see the light of day until next year. The news comes after a number of retailers – Amazon Ge...

  • Gamescom 2011: New Silent Hill: Downpour shots unveiled

    Konami has shined the flashlight on a moody batch of new Silent Hill: Downpour screenshots for your viewing pleasure. Check them out below. Silent Hill: Downpour is due out on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in November 2011. (click for full size) ...

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