Unreleased Silent Hill Origins Build Sighted For PS2

"It's a fairly late build, from February 5th, 2008"

Silent Hill Origins is a classical masterpiece whose remnants still exist within modern horror titles. It is a prequel to the original title, which was developed by Climax, first released for PlayStation Portable before getting the popular PlayStation 2 port. The game pursues Travis Grady, a trucker who stumbles across a burning building while on his route and enters to save a badly burned girl. He passes out from the smoke and wakes up in the nearby town of Silent Hill before the authorities arrive.

It is always exhilarating to get long-forgotten builds of classical stellar titles for long-time gamers. The Early Duke Nukem Forever 2001 build leak is among the best examples. Diving into builds that never saw the light of day is an excellent way to explore what path the original title could have walked if it was released instead of the original port.

A Silent Hill Origins (Zero) build has seemingly been spotted on Youtube. The Japanese build in question is for PlayStation 2, which never made its way to release. According to the Youtuber PtoPOnline, who posted it online, It’s a rather late build, from February 5th, 2008.

YouTube video

Although nothing is explicitly stunning concerning this build, it’s still interesting that a PlayStation 2 version was compiled that was shelved away to be forgotten. The build in question is running on PCSX2, which is an open-source PS2 emulator. However, Silent Hill Origins has reportedly had various earlier builds. The builds were to test with the game’s limitations and explore different options, perhaps. 

It appears that many builds were tinkered with before one was eventually finalized. One such build is reminiscent of Resident Evil 4 style gameplay. The 16-minute video dives into the build and provides us with a wholly different styled experience.

YouTube video

The game is not the best in the graphics department, but considering the original title was a PSP release, it was ported nicely to the PlayStation 2. Silent Hill Origins builds are not a new phenomenon, and a couple of them are resting in files long forgotten. 

Silent Hill games have long been the staple of the horror genre in video games. Fanciers of horror look ahead to the future of the Silent Hill series as a bundle of rumors whirrs about the gaming community. What are your thoughts about these builds? Let us know in the comments below.

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