Silent Hill: Homecoming - PS3

Also known as: Silent Hill V (Working Title)

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Also for: PC, Xbox 360
Viewed: 3D Third-person, floating camera Genre:
Adventure: Survival Horror
Media: Blu-Ray Arcade origin:No
Developer: Konami Soft. Co.: Konami
Publishers: Konami (GB)
Released: 27 Feb 2009 (GB)
Ratings: PEGI 18+, BBFC 18
Features: SIXAXIS Motion Sensitive, DualShock 3 Vibration Function
Accessories: Hard Disk Drive


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Silent Hill: Homecoming marks the eerie franchise's first appearance on next-gen platforms (surely current-gen by now?) with Konami and developer Double Helix looking to up the impact on your bladder stability to ever greater heights.

The sixth instalment in the series introduces players to Alex Shepherd, the latest hero to become ensnared in the fog-shrouded town. Alex is returning from a tour of duty with the military, and finds himself plagued with waking nightmares that seem to centre around his brother, Joshua. When he arrives back at his home town, Shepherd's Glen, he finds that his brother and father are missing and embarks on a journey to find out what's going on that takes him from his homestead to the disturbingly empty Silent Hill.

We all know what that means. We think it's safe to say that the town's denizens aren't all just sleeping off a late one from the night before...

As you might expect, Konami utilises the PS3's high definition capacity to ramp up the sense of impending doom. Since the Silent Hill franchise is built on foundations of eerie atmosphere and is one of the few games to leave us shuddering (not in the nice way) on our sofas, the addition of sharp HD graphics is not to be sniffed at.

Alex's military training adds a more action-orientated edge to Homecoming than previous entries into the series, with sharper shooting and a more aggressive melee system.

Best play this one with the lights on...