Silent Hill: The Escape
is another Silent Hill game for mobile gaming
devices (i.e. cellular phones). Its characteristic
feature is a gameplay mechanic called "gesture
technology" which is a method of controlling the
actions in the game via image feedback from the
mobile device's built-in camera.
The game itself has
shifted from the puzzle/adventure-horror genre of
previous installments to a complete fear
first-person-shooter game. The gameplay consists of
exploration of various hallways littered with
monsters and other targetable objects. Players will
recognize various familiar creatures from previous
titles as well as new creatures. The screens feature
a mini-map that shows the player their relative
position on the map. Aiming appears as a small set
of crosshairs which is used to target monsters, but
no distinction of whether the target is in range is
The game is available from Konami's i-MODE
distributor. A subscription fee of 315円 (YEN), which
includes sales tax, is applied for monthly usage,
but subscribers are given access to premium content.
(Konami says to check the game for details about the
premium content.) The game can be accessed on the
appropriate device models as follows: FOMA menu ->
Menu/search -> Game -> Game Pack -> コナミネット DX.
In December 2008 Silent Hill: The Escape was
released for iPhone and iPod touch.