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Silent Hill: Homecoming

Platform(s): PC, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
Genre: Action
Publisher: Konami
Developer: Konami
Release Date: Nov. 6, 2008 (US), Feb. 27, 2009 (EU)

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'Silent Hill: Homecoming' (PS3/X360/PC) Toned Down Under

by Rainier on Sept. 30, 2008 @ 5:55 p.m. PDT

Silent Hill: Homecoming marks the next-gen debut of the psychological horror series thrusting players into a shadowy world of chaos and terror with atmospheric HD graphics and an original storyline that sheds new light on the desolate, fog-shrouded town of Silent Hill. SH5 sports an all-new soundtrack by Akira Yamaoka, so it will be as iconic and chilling as it's always been.

Silent Hill: Homecoming introduces another protagonist to the mythos. The story follows Alex Shepherd, a war veteran returning to his hometown of Shepherd's Glen to investigate the sudden disappearance of his younger brother, Joshua. From Shepherd's Glen to Silent Hill, Alex must face the darkest of horrors in order to find his brother. 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 lurks in the seemingly empty streets of Silent Hill.

Building upon the series' trademark foundations of atmosphere, adventure and storytelling, Silent Hill: Homecoming introduces players to a frightening new experience. When confronted by the perverse incarnations of evil that roam Silent Hill and Shepherd's Glen, players will be able to utilize an enhanced combat system and execute a number of offensive and defensive maneuvers as they experience every terrifying encounter with the game's numerous nightmarish creatures. Players will also have to solve a variety of puzzles as they progress through the highly atmospheric game world, using cues from the environment to unlock Silent Hill's darkest secrets.

Homecoming is the first Silent Hill title for the new wave of 'next generation' consoles, featuring all-new graphics that bring the fear and terror of Silent Hill alive like never before. Alex must survive attacks from the misshapen denizens of the town using an all-new enhanced combat system that provides a wide array of attacks and counters. Along the way, Alex will encounter a variety of weapons to battle these horrific monsters and must also solve deadly puzzles as he uncovers the darkest secrets of Silent Hill.

Key Features:

  • Enter the next chapter of Silent Hill as you delve deeper in the tormenter 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
  • Survive the denizens of Silent Hill with an all-new enhanced combat system that gives you a wide array of attacks and counters
  • Solve the treacherous and deadly puzzles of Silent Hill to discover its darkest secrets
  • Silent Hill: Homecoming will feature an all-new soundtrack by acclaimed series composer Akira Yamaoka

Silent Hill: Homecoming Achievements :

  1. Lock 'n Load: Found the Rifle 25
  2. Sightseeing: Found 1 Photo 10
  3. Josh's Gallery: Find ALL photos 50
  4. Alchemilla's Finest: Defeated 1 Nurse 10
  5. Eddie's Legacy: Defeat 1 Feral 10
  6. Lurk No More: Defeat 1 Lurker 10
  7. To The Point:: Defeat 1 Needler 10
  8. Split Personality: Defeat 1 Schism 10
  9. Shades of James: Defeat 1 Siam 20
  10. Clear the air: Defeat 1 Smog 10
  11. Creeper Reaper: Defeat 1 Swarm 10
  12. Out of Order: Defeat 1 Order Member 10
  13. Kaufmann's Handiwork: Found 1 Serum 10
  14. Health Junkie: Found all Serums 50
  15. The Old Gods...: Haven't left this place. Complete the game on Hard diffiulty 10
  16. Nursery Rhymes: Found all the Children's Drawings 50
  17. Secret Achievement: Continue playing to unlock this secret achievement. 20
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  23. Secret Achievement: Continue playing to unlock this secret achievement. 50
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Silent Hill: Homecoming is in development for X360, PS3 and PC, and currently scheduled for a North American release in Sept., while Europe will have to wait until Nov. 2008.


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