Konami's Silent Hill is now available in the U.S. App Store [App Store].

Early impressions of the european version have been reported in the discussion thread.

The game is a first person shooter in which you must navigate a maze of corridors with a 6-shooter in hand. The game is set in a slow paced "creepy" setting and really delivers on atmosphere. Controls are reasonable with swipe gestures providing forward/backward and turning movements. Meanwhile, the accelerometer is used to allow for some degree of free movement and aiming.

Some players such as K.D! seemed to enjoy the overall package and atmosphere:

Yes, it's only 6pm at the moment that I'm playing it. You have a radio which emitts a static noise (like in the console versions) when an enemy is nearby... well there was a nusre a few feet in front of me so I assumed that what the noise was for, but when I turned around and saw one right on me from behind I did literally jump. You see, you don't get any health, one hit and your dead, so it really helps in making things a little intense sometimes. Also, I once accidently fired off a round as I was walking around a corridoor and the echo scared the c**p out of me.

Another nice touch to the game is that your revolver must be reloaded manually by aligning the bullets with the chamber using the accelerometer. This approach requires a steady hand which can be difficult with zombie nurses wandering around the corners.

Not everyone loved the game, however, and some thought the game was too repetitive and simple.

Based on our limited play, it seems both sentiments are likely accurate. This gameplay video (not recorded by us) shows the basic mechanics of gameplay, but curiously does not demonstrate the accelerometer-based aiming which can be required later.

App Store Link: Silent Hill, $7.99

  • http://www.metroccolis.com your personal robot

    I really like this game.
    Very smooth, nice controls and a fantastic greepy atmosphere!

  • http://www.metroccolis.com your personal robot

    I really like this game.
    Very smooth, nice controls and a fantastic greepy atmosphere!

  • http://www.metroccolis.com your personal robot

    I really like this game.
    Very smooth, nice controls and a fantastic greepy atmosphere!

  • hmm

    To me, it looks like a restricted 1st person 3D maze with zombies always walking directly towards the center of the screen for an easy headshot kill.

    Konami should seriously drop the easy-to-play-games-for-mobile-phones concept.

    The biggest predicted failure being the direction they're taking for metal gear solid.

  • hmm

    To me, it looks like a restricted 1st person 3D maze with zombies always walking directly towards the center of the screen for an easy headshot kill.

    Konami should seriously drop the easy-to-play-games-for-mobile-phones concept.

    The biggest predicted failure being the direction they're taking for metal gear solid.

  • hmm

    To me, it looks like a restricted 1st person 3D maze with zombies always walking directly towards the center of the screen for an easy headshot kill.

    Konami should seriously drop the easy-to-play-games-for-mobile-phones concept.

    The biggest predicted failure being the direction they're taking for metal gear solid.

  • Vende

    8 bucks seems kind of steep. Wasn't it $5 in Europe?

  • Vende

    8 bucks seems kind of steep. Wasn't it $5 in Europe?

  • Vende

    8 bucks seems kind of steep. Wasn't it $5 in Europe?

  • Smokin okin

    The bastards got it for 3.50 euros which was 5 for us, europe was probably a test and since it sold so good there, they thought they could make $3 more a head in the US, greedy bastards

  • Smokin okin

    The bastards got it for 3.50 euros which was 5 for us, europe was probably a test and since it sold so good there, they thought they could make $3 more a head in the US, greedy bastards

  • Smokin okin

    The bastards got it for 3.50 euros which was 5 for us, europe was probably a test and since it sold so good there, they thought they could make $3 more a head in the US, greedy bastards

  • TSP

    Short but sweet, captures the essence of the first games in the series. Zero story though.

  • TSP

    Short but sweet, captures the essence of the first games in the series. Zero story though.

  • TSP

    Short but sweet, captures the essence of the first games in the series. Zero story though.

  • Madison

    The European store had it for five. Euros.
    Convert that to dollars and you're at a little over seven dollars.

    So it's not like Konami is making three bucks more. They make less than one buck more.

    But as fun as I thought this was when I first got it,.. well let's just say I don't play it anymore. You see one zombie in a corridor, you seen them all, in this game.

  • Madison

    The European store had it for five. Euros.
    Convert that to dollars and you're at a little over seven dollars.

    So it's not like Konami is making three bucks more. They make less than one buck more.

    But as fun as I thought this was when I first got it,.. well let's just say I don't play it anymore. You see one zombie in a corridor, you seen them all, in this game.

  • Madison

    The European store had it for five. Euros.
    Convert that to dollars and you're at a little over seven dollars.

    So it's not like Konami is making three bucks more. They make less than one buck more.

    But as fun as I thought this was when I first got it,.. well let's just say I don't play it anymore. You see one zombie in a corridor, you seen them all, in this game.

  • David Galvan

    To be honest, it looks pretty boring. turn left, turn right, move forward. If there's a nurse, shoot it, if not, don't.

    Meh.

  • David Galvan

    To be honest, it looks pretty boring. turn left, turn right, move forward. If there's a nurse, shoot it, if not, don't.

    Meh.

  • David Galvan

    To be honest, it looks pretty boring. turn left, turn right, move forward. If there's a nurse, shoot it, if not, don't.

    Meh.

  • Vende

    It's gotten pretty good reviews on itunes - 4 stars average

  • Vende

    It's gotten pretty good reviews on itunes - 4 stars average

  • Vende

    It's gotten pretty good reviews on itunes - 4 stars average

  • twick

    Looks pretty boring. Price is too steep.

  • twick

    Looks pretty boring. Price is too steep.

  • twick

    Looks pretty boring. Price is too steep.