Silent Hill: Downpour
Silent Hill: Downpour Devs on the Brink, May Close
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According to the latest reports, Silent Hill: Downpour developer Vatra Games could be shut down.

Studio owner Kujo has issued a statement confirming that it is currently "conducting a strategic review" of its operations, but several sources are corroborating that Vatra's days may be numbered.

"The new management team at Kuju have been conducting a strategic review of all aspects of the business," said Kujo.

"As part of this process, the on-going business activities of the Vatra studio are currently under review. However, at this stage, no decisions have yet been made."

Silent Hill: Downpour shipped in March 2012. Vatra was reportedly working on a now canned brawler. We'll bring confirmation once it comes.

[via Eurogamer]


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Comment #1 by Tsukasa117
Monday, July 23, 2012 @ 09:31:40 AM
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Thats bad news I haven't gotten to play downpour yet but i haven't heard may good things about it.

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Comment #2 by XxStuartxX 1990
Monday, July 23, 2012 @ 09:34:27 AM
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I blame Call Of Duty...

But I blame Call of Duty for everything.

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Comment #3 by Louchavelli
Monday, July 23, 2012 @ 09:39:20 AM
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Thats a shame. While I was a disappointed with Downpour, it was good enough that I would buy another SH title from Vatra. They had good ideas, just badly executed.

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Comment #4 by Floodclaw
Monday, July 23, 2012 @ 09:56:06 AM
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Downpour was really good, probably the best of the not-original titles, I'd say. This is a damn shame...I blame Konami and their non-existent marketing campaigns.

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Comment #5 by Slayinfool
Monday, July 23, 2012 @ 09:59:03 AM
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Make a better game and sell more copies.

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Comment #6 by kitch
Monday, July 23, 2012 @ 10:01:08 AM
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Got downpour played for half hour never put it back in xbox! There has been better game that have had my attention, but at least I have bought it.

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Comment #7 by Q Dawg187
Monday, July 23, 2012 @ 10:08:44 AM
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Its sad eople might lose their jobs,etc

Now that the offical bit is out of the way.The game was terrible,and I mean horribly bad.As a long term fan of silent hill,it was on par with awefulness of Homecoming.Hopefully Konami will see this as a sign to rescue the silent hill series by bringing it back to japan

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Comment #8 by Arron114
Monday, July 23, 2012 @ 10:23:31 AM
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@5 A better game doesn't usually sell more copies. See #2

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Comment #9 by Sgt Scyther
Monday, July 23, 2012 @ 10:24:11 AM
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That's a shame. Downpour was the best (traditional) Silent Hill game since SH3.

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Comment #10 by resevil239
Monday, July 23, 2012 @ 10:38:11 AM
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As far as I'm concerned the only really good games in this series are 2+3. That said, I never played 1 or 4 but homecoming though good just wasn't the same. Monsters weren't as unnatural and the story lacked the puzzle like nature of the rest of the series. It was still good, just not by much. Downpour looks like a really fun game, but not a really good silent hill. And whose the idiot who decided we'd have primarily human like enemies in a silent hill game??

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Comment #11 by Saracin
Monday, July 23, 2012 @ 10:55:36 AM
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@10 All of the games had mostly human like enemies, with some animal like ones thrown in to the mix. Nurses, ghostly children, even Pyramid Head had a human body.
The problem lately has been the newer games feel like they are trying to steal from the old games instead of come up with a fresh approach to the nightmare that is the town of Silent Hill.

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Comment #12 by Agent Mantis
Monday, July 23, 2012 @ 10:59:32 AM
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I lost faith in the silent hill franchise, the second is still my fav survival horror game ever but they ruined the brand name with constant barrage of barely average games

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Comment #13 by Chainsaw Chunk
Monday, July 23, 2012 @ 11:02:15 AM
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This is the game I am currently playing and it is brilliant a real throwback and trumps the Resi Evil games of late, I was hoping for a follow up or sequel and compared to most other Konami games I was impressed. Damn shame Vatra maybe somebody else out there will revive you well anyone except hActivi$ion

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Comment #14 by MonoxideMike
Monday, July 23, 2012 @ 11:30:26 AM
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That Blows I enjoyed Downpour enough to beat it 7 times, I though it was a better adaption of late hell all my friends loved it even the ones who only played 1 or 2 and the ones who didn't even know that Silent Hill was a game lol

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Comment #15 by SupremeTaco
Monday, July 23, 2012 @ 11:47:51 AM
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Hahahahahahaha that's what they get for selling crappy games!

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Comment #16 by TrishTheDish
Monday, July 23, 2012 @ 11:58:50 AM
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Wait, Vatra releases one of the buggiest and most lag ridden games of this generation (, promises a patch which has still yet to come, and people are surprised they're going under? Gosh, it's like feeling sorry for that kid at Burger King that got fired for standing in the lettuce bins.

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Comment #17 by Arron114
Monday, July 23, 2012 @ 12:15:12 PM
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@16 thats the stupidest analogy I think iv ever read.

Dont play oblivion or fallout whatever you do.

Burn bathesda!!!... honestly.

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Comment #18 by I mak3 big boom
Monday, July 23, 2012 @ 12:20:15 PM
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Downpour was boring 5 is right. If it was truly like the real silent hill it would have sold more copies.

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Comment #19 by cheevo360
Monday, July 23, 2012 @ 12:21:23 PM
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This game is good but got lots of bugs and this game need patch. Lazy developer for not do patch fixes. So I am glad got 1000G and they not release DLC with achievements.

Konami need wake up because almost of their games got too much bugs. Hehehe

Sorry to know developer might shutdown. Good luck to those people. :)

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Comment #20 by XxStuartxX 1990
Monday, July 23, 2012 @ 12:22:06 PM
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You madam are been silly, 17 however speaks the truth, if bethesda are absolutely shocking for releasing games that are bugged to hell and back, if they didn't have the financial backing they do then all of their games would be next to unplayable.

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Comment #21 by cheevo360
Monday, July 23, 2012 @ 12:28:25 PM
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Yes blamed COD, BF and Halo because those 3 top FPS games in world to make easy for them play it instead of get other good or great titles. :P

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Comment #22 by EMP
Monday, July 23, 2012 @ 12:47:23 PM
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Enough with the Bethesda glitch complaints.. shit gets old.

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Comment #23 by mild50
Monday, July 23, 2012 @ 12:55:26 PM
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Damn.. love downpour though!!

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Comment #24 by XoNiNjAlEoNoX
Monday, July 23, 2012 @ 01:00:15 PM
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Comment #26 by Exu
Monday, July 23, 2012 @ 01:15:29 PM
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And nothing of value was lost.

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Comment #27 by Dothackbear
Monday, July 23, 2012 @ 01:17:26 PM
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take off the nostalgia glasses silent hill 2+3 were soooooooooooooooooooo boring ( especially the achievements), Downpour was amazing i loved the other world sections in that game. homecoming had a bad story but the gameplay was better than 1-3 also. also people who haven't played this, i wouldn't take advice from most of the people here. Look at these intelligent sounding names: I mak3 big boom, SupremeTaco, Q Dawg187, Slayinfool, with names like these they gotta have great taste right?, RIGHT?

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Comment #28 by Dothackbear
Monday, July 23, 2012 @ 01:19:18 PM
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#25 thank you for proving my point with your 2nd comment

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Comment #29 by TrishTheDish
Monday, July 23, 2012 @ 01:22:08 PM
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RE: Bethesda games

Those are gigantic, real world games where it's 99% impossible to bug test everything without spending an entire console generation playtesting it.

Downpour is a tiny, TINY map where I literally couldn't even walk across the floor of the hotel basement without it autosaving every 2 seconds and making my character teleport rather than walk because of the lag.

There is absolutely no excuse for releasing a game at full retail price where it's already virtually unplayable within the first 10 minutes of gameplay. Hell, even the OPENING DREAM sequence in the showers was a laggy nightmare with hit detection worse than the Smackdown games.

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Comment #30 by hibsta1992
Monday, July 23, 2012 @ 01:54:01 PM
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Still have not played this one but I really want too. Shame this company is going under

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Comment #31 by Ameno
Monday, July 23, 2012 @ 02:33:00 PM
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This title was mediocre at best. Still though I enjoyed a lot of the later stuff in the game. I figured something like this was bound too happen. Just my two cents.

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Comment #32 by Zombiedrd
Monday, July 23, 2012 @ 02:38:13 PM
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Lots of companies are dying. In large part because we are in a much more strict economic period. People are not willing to spend as much as they were a decade ago and they have to choose a limited selection. Games that only have singleplayer or not a well developed multiplayer are doomed, when people can gets hundreds or thousands of hours out of others.

This is a time of companies showing they can evolve or they will die.

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Comment #33 by SmarmySmurf
Monday, July 23, 2012 @ 02:46:23 PM
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I loved Homecoming and I know when I get this I'll love this too. But I didn't get it yet for lots of small, silly reasons when it mattered. I'm part of the problem... I feel bad now. :'(

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Comment #34 by streetunderpt
Monday, July 23, 2012 @ 04:12:32 PM
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I loved this game. Sure its not perfect, but it was easily one of the best horror games i played this generation.

Open with side-quests to do, very good sountrack, good storyline...

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Comment #35 by DecadentBeaver
Monday, July 23, 2012 @ 04:17:24 PM
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Did it ever get a UK release? Cos I've never seen it here. Didn't like Homecoming at all though, so if I can find a copy, I hope I'll like it. Big fan of Silent Hill games and movie.

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Comment #36 by Gary Ablett Jr
Monday, July 23, 2012 @ 04:34:28 PM
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@35 It did indeed get a UK release.

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Comment #37 by TrishTheDish
Monday, July 23, 2012 @ 04:36:32 PM
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So what was our good friend Skyrim then? It's games with a BAD single player that are doomed, which is a wholllllllllllllllllllllllle lot of games out there.

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Comment #38 by cheevo360
Monday, July 23, 2012 @ 04:40:46 PM
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#35 Yes million hours ago, it is released in March 2012!! Go get it if you want it. New copies on shelves possible hard to find in shops but you order off or (those 2 is best online order retails). You could still find pre-owned in GAME or GameStation. Lastly you can wait until later this year or next year that Konami might release this game over to Games on Demand in marketplace either. Easy to find this game if you order off from or

Hurry m8 go get it because got 8 in stocks and few in stocks in :):)

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Comment #39 by Wing Gundam Zero
Monday, July 23, 2012 @ 04:46:55 PM
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not a single fuck was given

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Comment #40 by Kaze Katana
Monday, July 23, 2012 @ 04:54:35 PM
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I was a fan of Downpour. Sucks for the developers though.

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Comment #41 by Akatsuki Sw1tch
Monday, July 23, 2012 @ 05:58:29 PM
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Sad news, I liked Downpour & thought it was one of the better games i've played this year.

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Comment #42 by FFFreak1129
Monday, July 23, 2012 @ 10:17:59 PM
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Damn another one? Lots of studios have been closing down lately. Hopefully the people can find work sooner rather then later.

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Comment #43 by Qofi
Tuesday, July 24, 2012 @ 02:28:50 AM
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@39: If you look closely at your screen, you will see a few fucks, being given.

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Comment #44 by Pakhair
Tuesday, July 24, 2012 @ 05:46:43 AM
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SH series needs a huge revamp to bring more audience, I know it might sound like a sore thought too pure fans of series but in order for studio to be successful a game needs to sell more copies and for that easy access and frantic combat should be present

They need to go more action and set piece moments oriented or the series will wither away

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Comment #45 by XxStuartxX 1990
Tuesday, July 24, 2012 @ 06:11:07 AM
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IMO, Skyrim isn't that good at all, I couldn't even play it until I got the full 1000.

The combat system was shocking, just charge and bash RT, even the dragon fights were followed the style of, 'just hack at it until its dead'.

The Graphics were awful, I know this usually isn't all that important but for a game that is all about exploring, good graphics are kinda needed so that i can enjoy the view as I'm going.

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Comment #46 by Jack Frost
Tuesday, July 24, 2012 @ 10:39:53 AM
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I really disliked both The Room and Homecoming, so I won't even look at this with all of the gripes from Silent Hill fans about it being a poor game... :/

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Comment #47 by Wing X Custom
Wednesday, July 25, 2012 @ 09:34:40 AM
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Aside from completely shitty combat and lackluster enemies the rest of the game was pretty good. They should of left world design to vatra and had the core SH team at konami handle monsters and combat

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Comment #48 by RKR
Wednesday, July 25, 2012 @ 01:58:50 PM
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is it worth playing?
i watched around the first 1 hour, and it seemed quite good other than the bad combat and quite stupid looking cutscenes/animations at times.
I mean is it good IF I ACCEPT the bad combat and occasional stupid animations?

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Comment #49 by Neptune Tide
Thursday, July 26, 2012 @ 02:29:30 PM
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48 its a great game. it lives up more to survival horror than homecoming. is it the best game ever no but its refreshing thats for sure.

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Comment #50 by CxHxUxD
Monday, October 01, 2012 @ 12:09:36 PM
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This game was fun. I loved the side quests part of it. I know it was riddled with bugs and graphics lag, but the graphics were pretty damn good! I wish they had come out with some DLC with more side quests or mysteries..anything to have us spend a couple of hours wandering around the town. My favorite part was when I climbed the fire escape and went in the window. I was in the Apt. from SH4: The Room. It was fantastic!

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