Silent Hill: Downpour patch released on Xbox 360, Games on Demand version coming next week

Better late than never seems to be Konami’s thinking behind releasing a patch for the Xbox 360 version of Silent Hill: Downpour seven months after the game’s debut for Microsoft’s console. The patch fixes the save game system, several bugs in the “Homeless” side quest as well as improving performance and fixing other smaller bugs.

A Games on Demand version of the game was also announced, coming October 30. This version of the game will be priced at 39.99. A PlayStation 3 patch is also in development, and will be coming out in the next few weeks according to Konami’s press release. Silent Hill: Downpour was originally released on March 13 for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, and was not as warmly received as people had anticipated. The game stands at a 68 on Metacritic, indicating “mixed or average reviews.” IGN stated that Downpour offers “an unfun, disappointing experience,” giving the game a 4.5 out of 10. GameTrailers said “a step in the wrong direction for the series. Tension and atmosphere take a back seat to cheap, impotent scares and tedious combat encounters.” Other reviews were not as harsh, with Destructoid giving it a 8 out of 10 and pointing out that “when it’s not forcing a sub-par combat system on players, and when it allows itself to be as imaginative as it can be, Silent Hill: Downpour is a stylish, slickly produced, beautifully foreboding game.”


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