Konami Silent Hill Origins
- Impressive graphics; immersive gameplay will creep the hell out of you
- Occasional wonky camera, character models could be a bit more detailed
It's another solid title in the series and acts as a great preface to the story of later titles. Just be sure to play it with the lights on.
Price$ 79.95 (AUD)
We dread new Silent Hill games as much as we look forward to them. Since its inception on the PlayStation, the series has successfully out-creeped even the most stoic survival-horror fan. So imagine our delight and horror when we were handed Origins, which, like its predecessors, succeeds in the difficult task of frightening the gamer on a cerebral level.
You step into the role of Travis Grady, an easy-going truck driver who's constantly haunted by disturbing visions. He finds himself in Silent Hill after rescuing a girl from a burning house on the outskirts of town and passing out from fatigue in the aftermath. He wakes up in a hospital, and from there, he delves deeper and deeper into the dark depths of the town.
As in past games, there is a certain "real world-alternate world" motif that runs throughout the game and Travis can switch between these realities using any mirror he touches. Long-time fans of the series will notice many locales from previous outings, and the visual style of the series is kept intact here. Everything from the environments to the creatures oozes with the spine-chilling sense of dread that the series is known for.
The game does suffer from a wonky camera, though. It usually works fine but there were times when it would swing into a bad position, making it hard for us to see what was going on. There's also an auto-centre option that doesn't seem to work the way it should.
Still, Silent Hill Origins succeeds on so many levels that it will not disappoint fans of the series.
Join the newsletter!
Most Popular Reviews
- 1 LG Gram 17 (2021) review: Super lightweight and primed for productivity
- 2 Microsoft Surface Pro 8 review: A superior tablet with baffling quirks
- 3 Acer Aspire Vero review: An eco-friendly Windows 11 laptop
- 4 Seagate Firecuda 530 (2TB) review: It's very, very fast
- 5 Windows 11 review: An unnecessary replacement for Windows 10
Latest News Articles
- Titan Quest's latest expansion transports you to mythical ancient China
- Valve’s hotly anticipated Steam Deck handheld gets delayed until 2022
- Dozens of games don’t work on 12th-gen Intel CPUs, but there’s a fix
- Can’t afford a new computer? Play PC Building Simulator for free instead
- Razer just made gamer thimbles
PCW Evaluation Team
Ultimately this laptop has achieved everything I would hope for in a laptop for work, while fitting that into a form factor and weight that is remarkable.
This smart laptop was enjoyable to use and great to work on – creating content was super simple.
It really doesn’t get more “gaming laptop” than this.
As the Maserati or BMW of laptops, it would fit perfectly in the hands of a professional needing firepower under the hood, sophistication and class on the surface, and gaming prowess (sports mode if you will) in between.
The MSI PS63 is an amazing laptop and I would definitely consider buying one in the future.
This small mobile printer is exactly what I need for invoicing and other jobs such as sending fellow tradesman details or step-by-step instructions that I can easily print off from my phone or the Web.
- Vodafone launches Aussie giveaway worth 100K
- HyperX releases new starter pack for aspiring streamers
- Ookla's report sheds light on the fastest Aussie broadband provider
- Which flagship TV is best? Sony 4K HDR Bravia 2016 versus LG 4K HDR OLED 2016
- 10 Blu-ray movies / Best looking Blu-ray movies