Silent Hill Homecoming
Third party DRM: SteamThis game requires a free Steam account to play.
In Silent Hill Homecoming, Alex Shepherd has returned 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 will face the darkest of horrors while struggling with his own grip on reality. Alex must unravel the mystery behind his nightmares, discover the truth behind his brother's disappearance, and confront the evil that has taken hold of his soul.
Enter the next chapter of Silent Hill as you delve deeper in the tormented history of the town and learn of the evil that surrounds Toluca Lake
From the murky fog to the ominous shadows, all-new next-gen graphics bring Silent Hill to life like never before
Solve treacherous and deadly puzzles to discover the mysterious secrets behind the evil that has cursed the town of Silent Hill
Silent Hill Homecoming features an all-new soundtrack by acclaimed series composer Akira Yamaoka
An unglorified messvipe_1 | Jan. 13, 2015 | See all vipe_1's reviews »
Silent Hill Homecoming isn't a good game. It's best to get this fact out of the way from the beginning and start from there. While the game has an interesting enough story, a few pretty good moments, and seems solid on the surface, and ungodly amount of technical problems, bad combat and lackluster puzzles and enemies by the end doom this to the same hell that Silent Hill resides.
Be prepared in your experience to have multiple moments of "hey, this isn't that bad" or even "this is kind of fun" only to wonder later after the 10th CTD why you even bother finishing this. It's common for the game to inexplicably crash before every level transition, so be prepared to take out a boss, only to be kicked off right after, forcing you to play the boss again. Crossing your fingers and willing the game past these areas is the only known fix. This game will randomly freeze for 10 seconds at a time. Sound will get off or stop altogether. Save points are woefully few and far between, and autosave points aren't remembered after crashes. As I heard a family member say, the technical bugs of this game are truly the scariest parts.
Beyond that, the story is passable, controls are awful, the game could be completed with the first weapon (knife), enemies become uninspired halfway through and boring/easy by the end, and all in all, it's just not worth it. Play at your own risk.
Hmm..Kane987245 | Dec. 22, 2014 | See all Kane987245's reviews »
I don't know why so many people are harping on about this being a bad game. It is not. Do not go into this game thinking it will be the best you've played and the experience is amplified by lowering down those critical walls. It;s interesting, strange, fun, a thrill, a good soundtrack, well written story, I could go on. The game is worth the $10 to pick it up and play.
An old favoriteanticerber | Dec. 21, 2014 | See all anticerber's reviews »
I think for a game like this it is important to judge it by itself and not as a 'Silent Hill Sequel'...Many people complain that it has changed far too much, which I don't believe that is true....Combat has been taken into a little bit more of care...meaning you can take on your enemies a bit better rather than feeling a bit more helpless...To me the most 'Important' factor in Silent Hill is it's story....And yea...this game certainly has story...Silent Hill Homecoming is all about finding your little brother, during these events you meet people from your past and come to find out what really happened back in the protagonists younger days...I must say this game is full of unease, twists, and suspense...exactly what you should expect from Silent Hill
You've been gone too long...Pit_52 | Dec. 4, 2014 | See all Pit_52's reviews »
Silent Hill Homecoming... Last with Akira Yamaoka OST wich is the most important reason to play this title. Without it, game is bad in many ways but let's talk about good stuff. The atmosphere is still extraordinary and amazingly horrifying. So for horror passionate, Homecoming is "must have". Music is on outstanding level as always thanks to Akira Yamaoka who made so beautiful and frightened audio, that your heart and skin will tremble and mind goes insane. It's art... The mechanics of the gameplay is something completely new and fighting with monsters have never been better. Now you don't just wagging with a melee weapon or shooting with autoaim. Now you are fighting. You must switch to fight mode and you can doing dodges, counters, light attacks, strong, charge, finishers that are outstanding executions, even combos! (for example light, light, strong attack making a powerful few hits combo that can stun enemy and you can perform finisher). You can even feel like a butcher sometimes cause you are the one that slaughter the enemy, but you must master combat skills and practice to feel this way. Now let's talk about bad stuff. Graphics looks like it would be done before 3rd part of silent hill. I mean seriously, 3rd and 4th silent hills looks photo realistic compare to homecoming, this one looks bad and it wasn't even been released year or 2 after last silent hill. It's 4 years! Graphics should make your jaw open and hit the ground, not feel disgrace. But you can get used to it, it's not bad, it just make you feel sad that "Silent hill 4 the room" looked far more better and was released 4 years earlier... Now the plot. It's fantastic but more simple and not so twisted mind blowing like older silent hills but it's still fantastic, till the near of the end... Well, finish of a story is more then disappointing, it feels like end of a game wrote completely different person that wrote entire storyline. But still... It's worth anything, experiance you should feel for your own and become a part of that adventure of our soldier Alex.
A little disappointingKingTed | Dec. 2, 2014 | See all KingTed's reviews »
Silent Hill Homecoming was the "Next Gen Silent Hill", the first HD entry in the series.
First thing that bugs the fan : the game is not that beautiful. The backgrounds are decent (And even great in the Otherworld -those lighting effects!-) but the characters are really underwhelming compared to previous games. It's "funny" that Silent Hill 3 and 4 have more realistic characters than Homecoming.
The Gameplay is good. The new controls make the experience "fresh" and the art style is surprisingly good.
The Story is also pretty nice and well written. However the developpers ambition doesn't go further from here.
And here comes the second issue of the game : the poor fan-service.
That's the real problem of Homecoming. It's like Double Helix Games was forced to put some elements from previous or the first movie in the game to gain the fans' approval.
Just like the developpers didn't trust their own creativity. And that's a shame.
It's still a pleasant game (And IMO a more interesting Silent Hill game than Origins) but it's not nearly as good as Silent Hill 2 or 3 and it could have been much better.