Parents' Guide to

Silent Hill: Shattered Memories

By Marc Saltzman, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 18+

Lack of weapons ups scary ante in survival horror game.

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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this game.

Community Reviews

age 14+

Based on 3 parent reviews

age 15+


This game is awesome, i loved it. Note: This is not a game for kids!
age 13+

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (3 ):
Kids say (13 ):

Yes, it is. Silent Hill: Shattered Memories works on a number of levels -- including the story, pacing, combat, controls, and production values. Armed only with a flashlight and cell phone (for information, camera, map, and more), Harry must avoid nightmarish creatures while navigating through abandoned malls, amusement parks, hotels, fishing docks, and wooded areas. The Wii Remote is your flashlight in this dark game, which helps create atmosphere and tension (including haunting nightmare imagery), while escaping demons who jump out of the shadows or chase you down icy streets -- without you donning any weapons -- is downright frightening. Plus, this sequel challenges you to think, too, as it's packed with adventure game-like puzzles and encourages exploration to help solve this epic mystery. While it's adult content means it's not for players under 17 years of age, gamers who want a mature experience on the Nintendo Wii won't be disappointed with one of the last games to debut in 2009.

Note: Despite some differences in how the game is controlled, the Nintendo Wii, PS2 and PSP versions of the game are the same.

Game Details

  • Platforms: Nintendo Wii , PSP , PlayStation 2
  • Available online?: Not available online
  • Publisher: Konami
  • Release date: December 10, 2009
  • Genre: Survival Horror
  • ESRB rating: M for Blood, Drug Reference, Language, Sexual Themes, Violence
  • Last updated: August 31, 2016

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