Game details

Siren: Blood Curse
Sub Genre:
Survival Horror
Release Date (US):
July 24th, 2008
Release Date (UK):
July 24th, 2008
Online Players:
SCE Japan Studio
M [Mature]
PSU Rank:
120 of 1166 Games
PSU Rank on PSN:
4 of 0 Games
Additional Information:
Only on PSN

About Siren: Blood Curse

Set in the Japanese village of Hanuda, an American TV crew has arrived to research and film an exposé on the legend of a “vanished village.” Controlling seven different playable characters, the player must discover the mystery behind the curse that grips the eerie village of Hanuda.



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Siren: Blood Curse is a compelling, if slightly flawed experience that serves as an excellent introduction to the PS3's growing library of survival horror adventure titles.

We like

  • The excellent audiovisual presentation
  • The compelling storyline
  • The intriguing Sight Jacking system

We dislike

  • The clunky controls
  • That some episodes are extremely short lived

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Developed by Sony Computer Entertainment Japan’s internal studio, the release of Siren: Blood Curse signals the influx of several horror-theme outings on PS3 in 2008, preceding forthcoming entries such as Silent Hill: Homecoming and Electronic Arts’ forthcoming Dead Space. More than just a mere doppelganger however, Blood Curse’s decidedly stealthier approach to the traditional survival horror experience exce...

Siren: Blood Curse News

  • Siren returns as episodic manga, confirms Sony Japan

    Sony has announced it will be celebrating the 10th anniversary of PlayStation-exclusive horror franchise Siren with the release of a new manga adaptation. Writing on Twitter, SCEJ confirmed that the magna will be known as Siren: The Call of the Red Sea, and is being penned by series staples Keiic...

  • Siren is coming to PS4 -- Report

    A Sony press release for Romania has seemingly confirmed that Siren is in development for the PlayStation 4. Spotted by NeoGAF (via pixelenemy), the press release mentions the survival horror title by name alongside a host of other upcoming PS4 projects. “Sony Computer Entertainment stu...

  • Siren: Blood Curse price drop to complement new Home Space

    Siren: Blood Curse slipped under many gamers' radars, despite the game's great reviews and genuinely scary thrills. Those who skipped this PSN game may want to reconsider, however, because it's getting a price drop. The full package will now be priced at $29.99, while the three episode bundles are p...

  • North American PSN update; July 24

    It's Thursday once again which means brand new content on the PlayStation Store. This week's PSN update provides a little something for everyone; some awesome games are getting temporary price drops (if you don't own PixelJunk Monsters, buy it now), a varied mix of downloadable games are being relea...

  • European PSN update; July 24

    Sony Computer Entertainment Europe (SCEE) has updated the region’s PlayStation Store for another week. Of particular note this week is the release of horror outing, Siren: Blood Curse, which arrives at a noticeably higher price per episode than originally anticipated. See below for a ful...

  • Siren: Blood Curse dated & priced for UK

    Sony Computer Entertainment Europe (SCEE) has confirmed that Siren: Blood Curse will be released in the UK on July 24. The game will ship in a total of four downloadable chapters, which can be purchased individually for GBP 4.99, or the whole set for GBP 19.99 The Survival Horror title takes p...

  • Siren: Blood Curse episode size detailed

    As always, the ThreeSpeech blog is helping gamers out by revealing early information about upcoming titles. The title in question this time around is Siren: Blood Curse. Most of you may be aware that Siren has been split up into 12 different episodes. Users will have to download each piece in order ...

  • New Siren: Blood Curse trailer is once again home to the newest Siren: Blood Curse trailer that features complete English translation. While the trailers released thus far have been creepy to say the least, this trailer included below seems to be a tad toned down and more tension-filled than anything. The video d...

  • More on the nightmarish world of Siren: Blood Curse

    Did you ever dream of the day that went wrong? The day that logic wass dashed and madness reigned? Siren: Blood Curse’s creator, Keiichiro Toyama, is in the process of turning that dream into twelve horrifying episodes exclusively for the PlayStation Network. Here are a few key quotes from a r...

  • Debut trailer for Siren: Blood Curse

    It seems like only yesterday we were watching that countdown on the official Japanese Sony site and wondering what it was. Flash forward a month or so and you're already looking smack-dab in the face of the release of that game. Siren: Blood Curse is set for release this summer in both the United St...

Siren: Blood Curse Features

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