Silent Hill 3 – Consumer Guide

According to ESRB, this game contains: Blood and Gore, Violence

Parents will probably want to keep their children far away from Silent Hill 3. It is bloody and disgusting beyond belief, and the subconscious, frequently sexual nature of its imagery is something many parents probably do not want their young children to witness.

Fans of the original Silent Hill may or may not enjoy Silent Hill 3. On one hand it continues the plotline of Silent Hill, which many players expressed frustration about because it was so cryptic. However, if you happened to feel that the cryptic nature of the original was one of its positive points, Silent Hill 3 will surly disappoint with its insistence on explaining away many of the enigmas and subtleties of the original.

Fans of horror fiction who are newcomers to the series may enjoy its imaginative premise, although those looking for the same material explored in a much more satisfying fashion would be better off checking out Silent Hill 1 or 2.

For the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, Silent Hill 3 might be a mixed bag. On one hand there is an option to subtitle all dialogue, which is nice. On the other, there is the fact that the horror is as often expressed by the audio as the imagery. Certain scares rely entirely on sound, so a 100% experience should not be expected although it should prove well beyond functional.