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Forbidden-Siren PAL.jpg
PAL Cover Art
Region NTSC-U:
Serial numbers: SCUS-97355
Release date: April 20, 2004
January 15, 2013
CRCs: D6C48447
Windows Status: Playable
Linux Status: ?
Mac Status: ?
Region PAL:
Serial numbers: SCES-52329
Release date: March 12, 2004
March 27, 2004
Windows Status: Playable
Linux Status: ?
Mac Status: ?
Region NTSC-J/C/K:
Serial numbers: SCPS-15053
SCPS-19305 (PlayStation 2 the Best)
SCPS-19312 (PlayStation 2 the Best Reprint)
Release date: November 6, 2003
February 13, 2004
November 3, 2004 (PlayStation 2 the Best)
November 2, 2005 (PlayStation 2 the Best Reprint)
July 25, 2012
CRCs: FDDE7528
Windows Status: Playable
Linux Status: ?
Mac Status: ?

Developer(s): SCE Japan Studio
Genre: Horror
Wikipedia: Link
Game review links: Metacritic
Game review score: 72/100
Game description: Also known as "Forbidden Siren" in Europe and Australia. 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.
There is a sequel to this game: Forbidden Siren 2.

Winlogo.png Test configurations on Windows:

Environment Configurations Comments Tester
Region OS CPU/GPU Revision Graphics Sound/Pad
? ?
  • Intel Pentium Dual-Core E5400 (3.6GHz)
  • Geforce 9600GT
0.9.8 GSdx r4600
  • SPU2-X r4600
  • LilyPad r4510
BIOS: USA v2.00, HACKS: Hacks: INTC, Wait Idle Loop, mVU flag hack., 60+ FPS except using software in a few places Machina
NTSC-J Windows
  • Intel Core2 Duo E8500 @ 3.16Ghz
  • Nvidia GTS 250 512MB
1.1.0 r5541 GSdx 5464 SSE41
  • SPU2-X 2.0.0 5478
  • LilyPad 0.11.0 5403
Runs above full speed.
PAL Windows
  • I5 3330
  • HD radeon 6850
1.1.svn5840 GSDX
  • SPU2-X
  • ?
USA v02.20(10/02/2006), Very light game for any cpu/gpu
PAL Windows
  • I5 3330
  • HD radeon 6850
1.3.svn5932 GSDX
  • SPU2-X
  • ?
USA v02.20(10/02/2006), Standard hacks, Little


  • Japanese name: SIREN (SCPS-15053), SIREN PlayStation 2 the Best (SCPS-19305) & (SCPS-19312)
  • Widescreen support available as a .pnatch file. Grab it from the PCSX2 forums.

Known Issues

Wall of Fog

  • Status: Active
  • Type: Minor
  • Description: Day missions may have a wall of fog problem.
  • Workaround: Only software mode (F9) in GSdx works correctly AFAIK

The gallery

Public compatibility forum links