Developer(s): SCE Japan Studio
Publisher(s): SCEI (JP, KO), SCEE (EU), SCE Australia (AU), SCEA (US)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Horror
Game review links: IGN: 7.7/10, Metacritic: 72/100, Eurogamer: 7/10, GameSpot: 6.7/10
Game description: Resist the Call! 0:00, Midnight. A Siren calls and a sea of red water mysteriously surrounds the mountain village Hanuda. Slowly, a terrible force transforms the inhabitants into Shibito, undead husks of their old selves, fueled by evil and hate. Play as one of ten characters caught in a living nightmare. You have three days to learn how their paths intersect as they try to stay alive. Survival depends on your ability to "Sightjack" or the power to see through the eyes of friends and foes. There is no lone hero, there is little hope. Will you resist the call of the Siren?
The story revolves around an interconnected cast of characters that possess a power which enables them to see and hear what a nearby character sees. Siren is divided into stages, each taking place in one of ten areas in the village of Hanuda, and organized chronologically in a table called the "Link Navigator". In order to complete a stage, the player must accomplish a primary objective that usually involves reaching an exit point, subduing undead enemies called "Shibito", or finding an item. Objectives in different stages are interconnected via a butterfly effect, and a character's actions in one stage can trigger a secondary objective in another stage.
Test configurations on Windows:
||BIOS: USA v2.00, HACKS: Hacks: INTC, Wait Idle Loop, mVU flag hack., 60+ FPS except using software in a few places||Machina|
||1.1.0 r5541||GSdx 5464 SSE41||
||Runs above full speed.|
||USA v02.20(10/02/2006), Very light game for any cpu/gpu|
||USA v02.20(10/02/2006), Standard hacks, Little|
|PAL-E||Windows 8.1, x64||
||Europe v02.00(14/06/2004), Perfect, Runs at full speed of 1080p (HD) and 1440p (2K) 50 FPS, no bugs, brakes and freezes.||Chern40+7|
- Original names: サイレン (SCPS-15053) & (SCPS-19305) & (SCPS-19312), 死魂曲 (SCAJ-30003), 사혼곡 사이렌 (SCKA-20019)
- Also known as Forbidden Siren (EU, AU), Forbidden Siren: Viviendo la Pesadilla (EU), Si Hun Qu (AS)
- Widescreen support available as a .pnach file. Grab it from the PCSX2 forums.
Wall of Fog
- Status: Fixed
- Type: Minor
- Description: Day missions may have a wall of fog problem.
- Workaround: Only software mode (F9) in GSdx works correctly, as of PCSX2 v1.7.4335 this issue is resolved entirely.