Parents' Guide to

Silent Hill: Book of Memories

By Chad Sapieha, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 18+

Survival horror series veers off track, adds bloody action.

Game PlayStation Vita 2012
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age 8+

Based on 1 parent review

age 8+

Love Silent Hill Book Of Memories

My husband and I are huge Silent Hill fans and we play the games together a lot. Again, I don't think this game needs "Not For Kids" rating. Would be fine for 8 and up, unless you're an overprotective parent who will probably end up with a sheltered sissy for a child. I don't care if anyone has a problem with what I just said. I'm entitled to my opinion (in this case it's probably more fact then opinion, but whatever)

Is It Any Good?

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This quirky little experiment in action horror genre is a middling success. Its narrative concerning the consequences of changing one's past -- perhaps at the expense of others -- is a bit disjointed but also fairly original and weirdly compelling. And while the maze-based action quickly grows repetitive and can be frustratingly difficult, it can also be satisfying when you're on a roll, in possession of powerful weapons, and properly managing your limited inventory of medpacks and repair tools.

But even when things are going well it's hard not to feel some disappointment that Konami has taken its beloved horror series in this strange new direction. Franchise fans will likely long for the Silent Hill games of years past, which delivered more dramatic pacing, some truly frightening sequences, and took place in extraordinarily creepy settings. Silent Hill: Book of Memories is far from terrible, but it's distant from the highs of the series' past.

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