Silent Hill: Downpour review roundup

Psychological survival-horror at its finest or cheap scare-tactics?

March 15, 2012
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The eighth instalment in the Silent Hill franchise was released in North America this week, and the deluge of reviews have begun to pour in. See what I did there?

Sadly, it’s not looking good for Konami, and the game has slouched to a disappointing 63/100 Metacritic score, which in the world of video game review scores is close to total disaster.

In Downpour, players take on the role of Murphy Pendleton, a prisoner who is stranded in the town of Silent Hill after a prisoner transport vehicle crash. The story is unrelated to previous games in the series.

Silent Hill: Downpour is due for release in PAL regions at the end of March 2012, although based on critical feedback so far, we can safely recommend that you think long and hard before parting with your cash on this one.

Silent Hill Downpour

Silent Hill Downpour

Here is what some of the reputable reviewers from around the web have had to say so far:

Gamespot 7.5/10

From side quests to sound design, Silent Hill: Downpour isn’t afraid of change. The restult is a captivating game more expansive than the series has ever seen. Read more

Joystiq 3.5/5

While the journey in Downpour is one of the most interesting in the series, some of its most significant beats fall flat. Read more

Silent Hill Downpour

Silent Hill Downpour

Game Informer 7/10

I don’t regret my time with Silent Hill: Downpour, but mediocrity hung over most of my playthrough like a fog. Read more

IGN 4.5/10

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 from behind the overcast sky. Read more

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