3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
best of a great series,
By A Customer
This review is from: Silent Hill 3 (PS2) (Video Game)
being a huge fan of the silent hill series, i expected much of the third outing to the town of silent hill. I wasnt disapointed. this game is an absolute must buy for fans of the series.
While featuring several well thought out new characters, and a new protagonist, Silent Hill 3 has strong links with the first game of the series, a feature which was sadly lacking in the second game. So, without wanting to reveal any details, if you want to find out what happened to Harry Mason after the events in silent hill 1, heres where youre going to find out. The plot of SH3, while not so mind bending as its predecessors, will still keep you guessing, and certain revelations will take you by complete surprise.
However, as the background and plot is more clearly explained in SH3, those who havent played the previous 2 installments still have alot to enjoy here.
There are some spectacularly terrifying locations and enemies in this game, and the graphics and sound are both excellent.the music and voice acting is also outstanding.
fans of classic horror films such as the frightening Jacobs Ladder, will enjoy spotting several references to them.
The game is not for the squeamish or faint of heart however, as the game really can be extremely violent, gory, and horrifying.
the only complaint i could possibly raise are that one or two locations are slightly samey, however, it isnt really an issue, as you'll be focusing more on the building tension as horrifying noises in the distance grow steadily louder, and dreading what will be waiting for you through each door...