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Silent Hill: Downpour

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Category: Action / Adventure
Release Date: 13 March 2012
Publisher: Konami
ESRB Rating: Mature
Also Available On:  PS3
Retail Price: $49.99
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Description:
Murphy Pendleton has been incarcerated for several years, having had his sentence extended once already. Due to his history at Ryall State Prison, he is being transferred to nearby Wayside Maximum Security Penitentiary - but a freak accident cuts the journey short. Waking up in a forest next to the wrecked bus, Murphy has a clear shot at freedom. He makes his way into the sleepy town of Silent Hill where mysterious locals welcome him into a slowly developing personal hell. Silent Hill Downpour is the latest Silent Hill game offering the familiar Survival Horror gameplay delivered in the most defined visual quality to date. The game also expands on the exploration theme of the franchise both design-wise and through psychological torture, ambient story, horrific enemies and self-evaluative questions of despair. Features: All new and updated Silent Hill experience that visually stands on its own with the current competition. Utilizing Unreal 3 technology, the game brings the town of Silent Hill, its characters, the creatures and the alternate hell world into vivid and spectacular display. Free-roaming and deep exploration that will take players into all-new Side Quests' unlocking areas within the game, special items and bonus content. An ever-changing game world including day and night Normal' world and Otherworld' world, all manifested and sourced from character actions throughout the game. First-time ever 3D technology will bring Silent Hill a step closer to the player with three-dimensional immersion. Renowned story and music talent attached to the game including: Silent Hill comic writer, Tom Waltz. Original music directed and composed by renowned composer, Dan Licht, of the Showtime series, Dexter. Theme song performed by hard-rock multiplatinum group, Korn.
Reviews:
Not there series' finest moment
DrShots on 03-Apr-2012
6/10
Easily the worst of the series, Downpour's design and story leave much to be desired. I'm not a fan of hand-holding, but I can't count the number of times I had absolutely no idea what to do next. The game rarely provides clues and never properly introduces you to a new gameplay mechanic; it expects you to know it already. The environments as well are yawn-worthy and sadly, the slight control improvements made in Homecoming, are nowhere to be found.
It was okay, a good experience
willownyou on 04-Sep-2012
6/10
I would of given this a 6.5 if i could have but moving on, i enjoyed it for the most part i guess, it was my first silent hill visit and it did intrigue me, i will play the next to really see what they have to offer.
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