SILENT HILL The Escape (US)
By Konami Digital Entertainment
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The noises... the fog... it's all coming back...
The "Silent Hill" series that terrified the world with over 5.3 million copies sold, has returned now on – the iPhone/iPod touch.
Under the guidance of a dull, flickering flashlight, find the exit and search for safety before you run out of bullets.
Escape the suspense with full use of the touch panel and confront evil with the accelerometer...Or be trapped forever in the labyrinth with the creatures?
Pac-Man, not Silent Hill
This game is simply a joke. The game consists of about 8 levels of mazes that you aimlessly wander killing a set number of monsters using a set number of bullets until you find the one key on every level that unlocks the door to the next level. This is a 3D Pacman game where you move forwards, backwards, or turn left or right. You shoot a gun that you cannot find more bullets for and for which you always get 20 of at the start of each level. Yes, the good old staticy radio is back, along with some rusty looking walls, but this is not a real game in any respect, this is really the definition of "shovel-ware" that iPhone users evidently don't mind shelling out an outrageous amount of money for (i.e. anything more than one dollar). There is no story, not even one puzzle, no other characters, and some ridiculous monsters (hello, killer wheelchair?). The monsters are uniformly slow, do not chase you, and even if they randomly follow you, you can easily avoid them. The only thing that keeps you from finishing each level in less than 2 minutes is the presence of a useless map that provides absolutely no guidance and seems to exist only to prolong the aimless maze wandering. Given the bleak economic situation in this country, Konami should be ashamed to even sell this crap-ware onto unwitting consumers. AVOID!!
a bit on the boring side...
This game could have been an absolute nut-buster. The disturbing sounds throughout the game are very unsettling, sometimes close, other times far away. Mixed with some above average graphics this should have been a quintessential addtional to anyones itouch/iphone collection. However, i found the game seriously derailing immediately after completing the first level, only to return to the EXACT same locations, now as an alien. Imagine the disappointment when, after completing the game as an alien, you return immediately, once again to the very same levels, this time as a dog. Its as if the developers had no idea where to go after the human level. No outdoor locations, the same creatures appearing time and time again, never really scaring you beyond a modest level of excitement and anticipation. I just think with a little more creative effort, this game could have been great, as it is, i gave it 4 stars ONLY because of the unsettling sound effects, which by the way, got a little boring after repeating themselves as well in all three levels of play...what a shame....
Good of you're a horror fan
The first thing that you'll probably notice about silent hill the escape is that it looks really good. The environments and enemies are extremley detailed and the game has a very disturbing, creepy vibe to it. The sound design is also quite good, just like in previous silent hill games you carry a radio which emits a large amount of static whenever you are close to an enemy plus the creepy sounds of the enemies footsteps really help to frighten you during your gaming experience. The thing that I was most sceptacle about the game before I played it was the controls but contrary to my previous thoughts the game does control fairly well. You move by sliding your finger on the touch screen which I had very little trouble with while playing. You shoot with the accelorometer which I had close to no trouble with at all during my playtime. The final thing that you should know before you purchase the game is that it's pretty darn scary. If you play in a dark room with your headphones in then I can pretty much garuntee that you'll be freaked out. Overall this is a very good app and one that any horror fan should look into purchasing
- Category: Games
- Released: Dec 31, 2008
- Version: 1.0.0
- Size: 17.2 MB
- Languages: English, Japanese
- Seller: Konami Digital Entertainment
- © 2008 Konami Digital Entertainment
Compatibility: Requires iOS 2.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.