Ranking

Once you complete the game, a ranking screen will be displayed, which is your final evaluation on how well the game was played. The following lists each ranking title and what it is:

Difficulty: The Difficulty Level chosen at the start of the game
Play Time: The amount of time it takes to complete the game
Saves: The number of times the game is saved
Continues: The number of Continues used during the game
Enemies Defeated: The number of enemies deafeated during the game
Memos Items Found: The number of memos collected during the game
Ending: The ending that is received at the end of the game
Rank: The amount of stars you receive

   
The Ranking System
This sections deals with the grading of the ranking system and what each selection and result is based off of.

Result Observations Stars Awarded
Difficulty Easy
Normal
Hard
0
10
20
Play Time Under 2 hours
Under 2 hours 30 minutes
Under 3 hours
Under 3 hours 30 minutes
Under 4 hours
Under 4 hours 30 minutes
Under 5 hours
Under 5 hours 30 minutes
Under 6 hours
Under 6 hours 30 minutes
Under 7 hours
Under 7 hours 30 minutes
Under 8 hours
Under 8 hours 30 minutes
Under 9 hours
Under 9 hours 30 minutes
Under 10 hours
Under 10 hours 30 minutes
Under 11 hours
Under 11 hours 30 minutes
Over 11 hours 30 minutes
20
19
18
17
16
15
14
13
12
11
10
9
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
0
Saves 0
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
10
9
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
0
Continues 0
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
10
9
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
0
Enemies Defeated 1 star per 6 enemies 1-20
Memos Items Found 52/52
51/52
50/52
49/52
48/52
47/52
46/52
45/52
44/52
43/52
42/52
41/52
40/52
39/52
38/52
37/52
36/52
35/52
34/52
33/52
32/52 or less
20
19
18
17
16
15
14
13
12
11
10
9
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
0
Ending Doesn't matter N/A
Rank Total stars awarded 1-100
Freebies   2
Total Stars   102

And so the highest possible result is a ranking of 10.2 stars out of 10, or 102/100, thanks to the two freebies. The rest of the system is more difficult than past Silent Hill games, with the requirement of no saves, no continues, all memos, and under two hours play time. However, those two freebies relieve some of the pressure here, although it's still somewhat difficult to get a 10 star ranking.