Silent Hill 3
Scary game, yet good music
I bought this couple weeks ago since I missed playing it while back, and now I finally found the game for so long, once I got home with the game, I couldn't stop playing it, the game is dark, and creepy looking, I suggest playing in the dark for a real scare, with disturbing creatures, creepy designed bosses, and very good music. THANK YOU Akira Yamaoka. Off with the story, you start out as a young lady named Heather, and shes lost in th mall and you gotta find how to get out the mall and many places, you go to an amusement park, hotels, etc. When Heather sets out on her journey she mistakenly finds whats really behind Silent Hill 3 of the creatures, mysteries.The length of this game is pretty good, you mainly have to run to get a good rating at the end of the game, Hard Mode is a real challenge, theres pretty cool weapons you get to choose from if you do certain things during the story, So if your a SH3 fan and love to get scared, then buy this game asap!!
A Step Down From SH2, But Still Great
I was a little disappointed from this game, because it does not live up to SH1 or SH2 in my opinion. Getting that out of the way, it was still a great game. The story was pretty interesting, the combat was smooth (most of the time), and it was even creepier than SH2, which is a tough feat. Also, it is one of the most gorgeous games I have ever played. The graphics are amazing! This is a must have for any SH fan.
King Of The Hills!
Silent Hill over powers all Silent Hills games. The 3rd chapter brings spooky to the gamers. It's very dark then the other games, the game's story is truely a sequel to the first Silent Hill back in 1999. Heather is the main character and she has a dark past in Silent Hill. The gameplay is still the same nothing new but you can give bait to those wicked dogs. But you do get cool weapons like a katana and a light beam sword. The sound is sweet, spooky, loud. The voice overs are very good no dull voices thank you Konami for that. The graphics are the best you got this rusty bloody area makes the game so cool. The monsters are just plain creepy too. The game is not that long but you do get costumes, and some weapons. And you get a bonus of CD that has 25 songs or so to listen. Play this game at night or not, Silent Hill 3 is the most scariest Silent Hill game in the series. Play it twice or three times you can find many endings so I hope you do well to get a perfect ending. This game is so awsome so pick it up if you dare.
The silence is broken...again!
This game is the core of all things silent hill! this is one of the scariest games I've played ever! The only downside in my opinion is that you can't really explore silent hill much. The riddles are complex and if you do things just right, you can make the terror flow like a river. there are several weapons in this game. My favorites are the knife, shotgun, and the katana.***HINT-HINT*** on your first play through, do it on normal to let the flow, and get extra items(silencer!).
A great survivor horror game
This is one of the greatest games I've ever played and one of the scariest. This game along with Silent Hill Origins are the two scariest Silent Hill games I've played. Although, I haven't played IV or I. I've read reviews saying by some that Silent Hill 2 is the scariest and some people say SH3 is the scariest. Let me tell you something, SH2 is not as scary as 3. The story in 2 is easier to understand and in that aspect SH 2 is better but lets face it, we don't play these type of games just for the story do we? SH 3 is much scarier than 2 because of one simple fact - you spend a lot more time in the "other world" in SH3 plus you play a teenage girl instead of an adult so that also adds in a little bit of a sympathy aspect. This game is a flat out scary game with more monsters and for a true survivor horror game you will love this game...trust me on this...all SH games I've played are great but SH2 can't beat SH3 and Origins in fright. The only negative is that the story is hard to follow. Do you want a great survivor horror game? Play this one.
this game is fun silent hill 3 is probally the best in the series the graphics are excellent the sound track os marvelous the gameplay is awesome bye this if you love silent hill
You thought they were monsters?
This is my first Silent Hill game that I have played. Silent hill is the best at allowing you to experience a nightmare, having to fight with average tools, you'll have to beat the enemy to death, if your bad at this you'll die quick. Play this game alone in the dark more like before you go to sleep so your tired and exosted. That way you'll feel worn out playing the game, and feel disuraged playing any further. The music and creepy creatures will make that happen. You'll feel to scared to go down that hallway with the hellish music and also hearing but not seeing the monsters down the hall. Scariest anything of. all time.
God, what a nightmare..
This is the most disturbing silent hill in my opinion, its so freaky. One minute your in the mall and you go in an elavator the next minute ur decending down into a nightmare world with blood and rust every where. moaning and screaming in the distance, it really makes you feel like your in a nightmare. My favorite silent hill but ohnestly, it might be cause ive never played the first one though but i didint really care for the story line though, most silent hills have a shocking twist to the end but not this one. overall amazing game my favorite sient hill.
Best Survival Horror Game Ever Made!
Silent Hill 3 is probably one of the scariest survival horror video
games ever made!
Much more scary then any Resident Evil game or any other.
You play as Heather Mason (yes, daughter of none other then Harry Mason from Silent Hill 1) SH3 seems inspired not only by the movie Jacob's Ladder but also by Hellraiser and even Resident Evil to a certain extent as well as almost any David Lynch film (think Eraserhead, for example.
The game begins in a creepy amusement park filled with horrible, nightmarish monsters, However, this sequence will end as soon as Heather falls down a hole or dies... She then wakes up in a cafe at a shopping mall.
It is your job to guide Heather through not only the shopping mall but
also many other places in the game - such as through a subway, sewer, underpass, Daisy Villa Apartments (where a game changing and Silent Hill changing major event takes place) Part of Silent Hill (you'll be very familiar with some locations both from SH1 and SH2 btw) Brookhaven Hospital, and a few other locations. Some of these include the nightmare/otherworld versions of these places that turn bloody, creepy, nightmarish and hellish.
Along the way you'll meet various characters such as; Douglas, a private detective in his 50's, Vincent, a rather strange man and Claudia who seems crazy. You'll learn more about Heather, Harry and the other characters as the game progresses including through finding memo's and notebooks and such.
Heather really does have an attitude like a real teenage girl and acts
like one through most of the game yet she is mature for her age as well;
think Buffy from Buffy The Vampire Slayer (The TV Series)
(On a side note Heather is 17 years old btw)
SH3 is a short to medium length game taking around anywhere from 3 to 6 hours to complete but probably more for first time players and beginners of the game.
The cutscenes are well done and take place in game. Graphics are really good for a PS2 game and the atmosphere is very well done and creepy. Sometimes a room will turn into a nightmarish/otherworld realm right before your eyes.
The sound is good and so is the music and sound effects at times often very creepy and nerve wracking. The voice acting is ok but could have been better for some characters. Industrial sound effects provide for a chilling atmosphere.
There are puzzles to solve in the game. Some of these can be solved in an easy manner using logic and common sense. However for some puzzles you may need advice from a Silent Hill fansite that gives a walkthrough of the game such as on Gamefaq's.
Some of the puzzles are almost impossible to figure out; others don't make much sense.
The monsters and bosses are really creepy and seem like something straight out of Hellraiser but at the same time original as well for a Silent Hill game. Some of the bosses are tough but the final one is somewhat easy to beat.
My only complaint about the game so far is the lack of items and ammo. It seems there are not really enough health items or ammo compared to the many monsters you'll run into in the game. This is not too much of a problem as you'll have plenty of melee weapons such a steel pipe, katana, etc. that don't require ammo (unlike the handgun, shotgun or submachine gun does)
For every time you beat the game a secret will be unlocked. There are dozens of outfits to unlock for Heather as well as 3 weapons (flamethrower, submachine gun with unlimited ammo and heather beam), a weapon/outfit combo, and a few other secrets as well (such as getting a gold/silver steel pipe from a fairy in the sewer system your second time playing through if you know what to do to get it)and some SH2 references hidden throughout the game.
You can adjust the number of bullets you get every time the game is beat (just reload a saved game from the end then beat the final boss again then save your game results over the previous game results) up to 5x to get much more ammo throughout the game. You can
also play the game in extreme mode (there are about 20 extreme modes) after beating it on hard.
I rate Silent Hill 3 5/5 stars for fun, creepy atmosphere, intense gameplay, great graphics and chilling sound as well as mind bending puzzles.
On a side note: If you have Silent Hill 2 saved on the same memory card you use to play Silent Hill 3 with there will be a few SH2 references in this game.
The story, characters, and production values make Silent Hill 3 a worthy addition to the series
Back in 1999, Konami unleashed Silent Hill, its first entry into the survival horror genre. But rather than ape the shock-based thrills popularized by Capcom's Resident Evil series, Konami went for a darker, creepier feel in everything from the game's environments, to the monsters, to the story itself. The resulting game offered its own fair share of shocks, as well as some genuinely fearful, emotional, and disturbing moments. What began as a game with something of a cult following has ballooned into a strong franchise, giving the new Silent Hill 3 some big shoes to fill. The good news is that this latest installment lives up to the series' high standards and is especially well suited to those who've enjoyed the previous Silent Hill games. You'll experience Silent Hill 3 through the eyes of a mysterious young woman named Heather. Like with most horror-themed games, Silent Hill 3's gameplay is a combination of combat, exploration, and puzzle solving, structured around a mysterious story. The game puts you in control of a young girl named Heather, who finds herself in an all-but-abandoned shopping mall after waking up from a frightening dream about a dilapidated and monster-filled amusement park. Soon after waking, she meets two of the game's more prominent characters, a detective named Douglas and a fanatical religious woman named Claudia, who both suggest that there may be more to Heather's childhood than she has come to understand. The story's slow buildup is arguably one of Silent Hill 3's few downfalls--it takes off with considerably less momentum than the stories in the previous games. In both those games, you were looking for a missing person, someone your character apparently cared about, and you were looking for that person in the ominous town of Silent Hill. In Silent Hill 3, you don't even get to town until the second half of the game, and in the first half, you get pieces of the story only little by little. The structure of Silent Hill 3 has been left almost completely intact from the first and second game. You explore a closed environment for clues, keys, notes, or anything else that might help you get to the next section. Along the way you'll encounter a multitude of monsters--some that creep slowly toward you and others that may fly or run quickly at you--and each is notably horrific in its own right. You'll fight them off with a variety of different weapons, including both melee weapons and firearms, and this is where the gameplay has changed significantly. In past games it was relatively easy to fight off every single monster. However, in Silent Hill 3 you may find yourself barely scraping by with a minimum amount of ammunition and health supplies to stay alive, so running instead of fighting will often be the preferred method of survival. As you take damage, you'll heal yourself with energy drinks and first-aid kits, and you'll also have packets of beef jerky, which you can use to bait monsters so you can quietly slip past them. Once again you'll have your map of each area, where you will take notes, mark doors that are locked or broken, and jot down clues for puzzles to aid you in their solution. Silent Hill 3 introduces a number of new environments to explore and also revisits some familiar locales. Heather first finds herself in a shopping mall, after waking from her dream, which should be recognizable if you played the first Silent Hill. Heather will also find herself in a subway station, in which the game makes reference to a long-standing inspiration to the series, the film Jacob's Ladder. You will also explore a maze of water-treatment tunnels and an abandoned office building, all before returning to the quiet town of Silent Hill. Here you will revisit Brookhaven Hospital and eventually make some sense of the beginning dream sequence. As you proceed, nearly every environment shifts to its "dark world" counterpart when a key part of the story unfolds. Heather will lose consciousness and awak