Silent Hill: Homecoming Finally Arrives on PC

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Over a month after it was originally slated to arrive, the PC version of Double Helix's survival horror game Silent Hill: Homecoming has finally been released on Steam.

The PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 versions hit retailers in late September. The PC version is only available through Valve's digital distribution platform in North America.

Regularly priced at $49.99, Silent Hill: Homecoming will sell for $44.99--a 10% discount--during its first five days on Steam.

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    November 6, 2008 10:36 AM

    Is it worth it?

    My magic 8-ball is leaning toward 'No.' I was a huge fan of the first two games, but each subsequent iteration left me cold.

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      November 6, 2008 11:05 AM

      It's not as good as 2, but I thought it was better than 4 and aside from a couple of niggling issues I find it about on par with 3.

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      November 6, 2008 11:22 AM

      I played through it on the 360 and had a good time. It's not the classic that 2 is, but it was good.

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      November 6, 2008 11:46 AM

      It was the first Silent Hill I ever played, and I enjoyed it quite a bit on the 360.

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      November 6, 2008 1:11 PM

      Yahtzee's review kinda put me off this

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        November 6, 2008 1:50 PM

        If you actually listen to Yahtzee's reviews for anything more than entertainment value you'd never buy any game. Ever.

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          November 6, 2008 7:03 PM

          He does like to justify the 'professional troll' title he's been given, but it's not like he doesn't give a positive or at least moderate review once in a while. I thought his review of this game was pretty reasonable.

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      November 6, 2008 1:55 PM

      I played through it on the PS3 and liked it a lot. I agree with every one that it is not as good as two... but that's because I have played two. The only thing I can say against it is that it is very much silent hill. If you are looking for something new and different, Homecoming isn't it. If you didn't like the movie you may be put off by all of the visuals and themes that were adopted from the movie. But I liked the movie so those additions were nice. I think if I hadn't played two and played homecoming first I would probably like it the best.

      It's not perfect but it's pretty damn good.

      A note on the pacing: The pacing of the game is probably it's strongest point. It is paced as a whole it builds and has an overall structure the way a movie does. It would really be best to play it sraight through. The pace builds and it moves from the familiar slow exploration of previous titles through hectic segments that feel more like a resident evil game... but if you are playing it in one big chunk that feels right. If you are playing it an hour a night it might not be as good and might not feel as much like Silent Hill as you might want.