Game details

Game:
Silent Hill: Homecoming
AKA
Genre:
Action
Sub Genre:
Survival Horror
Release Date (US):
September 30th, 2008
Release Date (UK):
February 27th, 2009
Players:
1
Online Players:
N/A
Developers:
The Collective / Konami
Publisher:
Konami
Rating:
M [Mature]
PSU Rank:
113 of 1166 Games
PSU Rank on PS3:
107 of 0 Games
Additional Information:
Also available on Xbox 360 and PC; Banned in Australia

About Silent Hill: Homecoming

Silent Hill: Homecoming is the latest entry into the Silent Hill franchise. The story follows Alex Shepherd, returning to his hometown of Shepherd's Glen to investigate the sudden disappearance of his brother. From Shepherd's Glen to the foggy streets of Silent Hill, Alex must face the darkest of horrors in order to find his brother. Struggling with his own grip on reality, Alex must unravel the mystery behind his nightmares, discover the truth behind his brother's and father's disappearances, and confront the evil that has taken hold of his own flesh and blood.

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PSU Review Score
8.0
Avg. user review score:
8.1

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Summary

It has its flaws, but Silent Hill: Homecoming is a solid entry in the franchise that any self-respecting horror fanatic should snap up.

We like

  • Unrivaled atmosphere
  • Evocative soundtrack
  • Improved gunplay

We dislike

  • Underwhelming puzzles
  • Frustrating melee combat

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Picture the scene, if you will. You’re walking down a deserted, fog-bound street in the middle of summer, flakes of snow falling to the ground all around you. The sidewalk is littered with abandoned vehicles and boarded up shops; the whole town is conspicuously devoid of life. Then, all of a sudden, you spot something lurching through the fog. Or so you think. Wrecked with panic, your state of mind teeters precariousl...

Silent Hill: Homecoming News

  • Silent Hill: Homecoming cut for Australian release

    Silent Hill: Homecoming has been granted release in Australia following publisher Atari’s decision to submit an edited version of the Konami horror title to Australia’s Classification Board. The game has been awarded a MA15+ rating, the highest currently available in Australia for vid...

  • Silent Hill Homecoming dated for Europe

    Konami has announced that it will be bringing Silent Hill: Homecoming to Europe on February 27, 2009. The psychological horror romp has been contributing to shortage of clean underwear across North America since September, though for reasons unknown the PAL version was pushed back to early 2009 ...

  • Silent Hill: Homecoming European release pushed back

    According to CVG, PlayStation 3's psycho-chiller Silent Hill: Homecoming will no longer be available this year in Europe. It's down for release in February 2009 instead. CVG thinks that localisation demands are to blame, which is annoying -- we had hoped the dark old days of staggered global rele...

  • Silent Hill: Homecoming banned down under

    Bad news for aussie Survival Horror enthusiasts this morning, with reports coming in that Konami’s Silent Hill: Homecoming is the latest title in the country to fall under the axe of Australia’s Office of Film and Literature Classification board. According to Gamespot via Atari, Konam...

  • Leipzig: Silent Hill: Homecoming delayed until November

    Konami has announced that the company’s upcoming Survival Horror title Silent Hill: Homecoming has been delayed until November 2008. The fifth instalment in the critically acclaimed horror franchise was originally scheduled to ship in the latter half of September; the publisher did not cite...

  • New Silent Hill: Homecoming footage released

    All-new gameplay footage on Konami’s upcoming Silent Hill: Homecoming has surfaced following the game’s appearance at the San Diego International Comic Con over the weekend. Seen below, the video depicts protagonist Alex Shepherd venturing through a nightmarish hospital setting, while...

  • The Collective responds to fan concern over Silent Hill V

    The lead designer of Konami’s forthcoming Silent Hill: Homecoming has stated that the team is striving to ensure that the highly anticipated horror entry will maintain all core aspects of its predecessors. The company was responding to growing fan concern that the fifth instalment in the po...

  • Silent Hill 5 receives official title, Euro release window

    Konami Entertainment has announced the official title for its upcoming Silent Hill game for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. It's entitled Silent Hill: Homecoming and is set to be released at the end of September across Europe. Formally known as Silent Hill 5, Homecoming introduces another protag...

  • "Japan is in trouble", says Silent Hill 5 producer

    Akira Yamaoka, the Producer and composer of Konami’s forthcoming Silent Hill 5 has said he believes that the future of Japanese game development is in trouble following his experience in working with American studio, The Collective. Speaking with Game Development Magazine, Yamaoka, who has...

  • New Silent Hill 5 details emerge

    The latest issue of the Official PlayStation Magazine has unveiled some new details on Konami’s forthcoming next-generation outing, Silent Hill V. According to the publication, the fifth instalment in the popular horror franchise will signal the return of the ubiquitous flashlight and radio...

Silent Hill: Homecoming Features

  • The History of Silent Hill: Part 2

    Welcome to Part II of our History of Silent Hill feature, where PSU Towers takes a reflective glance back at Konami’s seminal horror franchise. In our final instalment, we kick things off with Silent Hill 4: The Room and witness the series creators Team Silent handing the development reigns ov...

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