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Which cover do you think BEST represents the game?
US Cover. I'd like to bring this with me to the bathroom! 13%  13%  [ 18 ]
UK Cover. Poor Heather. I feel like I'm on a acid trip, man... 68%  68%  [ 98 ]
JP Cover. This makes me wish everywhere I went was red. I would feel like a badass with a dark past wherever I go to, even in a restaurant called "Happy Burger"! 19%  19%  [ 28 ]
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I've always personally preferred the UK cover myself. There's some subtle eeriness to it, I find it much more eyecatching and interesting. I've never been a fan of the US one, and the Japanese one, eh it doesn't quite do it for me.


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None of them really represent the game.
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It would probably be between the u.s. cover and the japan cover....i'd probably go with the u.s. cover tho....if i knew nothing about the series, having heather's face on the cover like that draws attention and curiosity....it also helps that her face was rendered fantastically on that cover,....


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The UK cover is the creepiest and reflects silent hill the most


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I prefer the US version

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The European one. It reflects the grainy and tarnished in-game graphics and I can almost imagine Heather' s head twisting weirdly in a random fashion, like the ride horses' heads (Jacob' s Ladder style).
I' m European though, maybe that explains it : the Jap cover seems ... well, Japanese (weird huge typo badly placed) and the American one ... American (fashion magazine front page top model).


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To me, none of these covers truly give you a real representation of whats to come in this game. That said Im very surprised to see such a strong lead for the UK version! While slightly interesting they have shown just a portrait. I think they should have shown less of her face and make it more powerful - more bold with mystery.

The US would be better if her facial expression were different. It doesnt show fear it shows her like she is weak and helpless - which she is not.

I would love to re-do this cover.

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I just realized something : I was talking about my favorite cover, rather than the one that best represent the game. I don' t judge a book by it' s cover and I certainly never ever bought a single game based on it' s cover. The need to have a cover representative of the content seems to be quite American. At least that' s what an article in a European magazine that I read was claiming. Apparently that' s why the classy and sober Final Fantasy covers used all over the world never floated for American commercial departments. I' d rather see a real artwork or a sober logo on the cover than something trying to be a trailer of the game/movie/comic (the three US game that I own have covers as loaded as a Christmas tree, the anti-thesis of sober)


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The vote goes to the U.K. cover! The dark, grainy style does represent the game's atmosphere to an extent. The other covers weren't bad, in fact it was a tough choice between the UK and the US versions.


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@ Patman, I live in US and most of the game covers we have don't really interest me in any way most of the time. When I was younger I would buy most games based on the cover but now I usually go online and look up info on games to see what I should get. However, ocassionally it's good to buy something on a whim based off how the cover looks, sometimes it's a pleasent surprise. One of my friends recently liked Lux Pain, a game which got horrible reviews online, because the cover looked interesting and she got a good vibe off it, she really likes it and finds it interesting, she could tell that that's what she wanted. Also, I picked out two of my favorite anime, and TV shows period, based off interesting looking covers, Noein: To Your Other Self, and Serial Experiments: Lain. I oftentimes find that if I like the art style a developer is going for, I'm generally more likely to like the rest of the game because if the developer and me are like-minded in one way, we may be like-minded in others.

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What I particularly like about the UK cover is that by refusing to 'sell itself' with some kind of action-packed trailer still, it went for a grainy image which, ironically stands out far more on the shelf than any all singing, all dancing multi-coloured game cover. As soon as I saw it, it leapt out at me as something that was different and above it all piqued my curiosity to pick it up off the shelf, flip it over, and take a look at the blurb content.. As for the US cover and, perhaps, the Japanese cover, I would probably have passed them over while scanning the shelves.

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The Jp cover looks more like actual gameplay during the game. I think the UK cover is the best, because it shows Heather's face in a blurry filter, which gives it a scary disposition. However, I love the US cover, too, because of the details in her face and how realistic they look. I'm a bit of an artist, so that really caught my eye.

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The Japanese cover looks terrible. The U.S. and U.K. ones look good but I gave the slight edge to the U.K. one because I like the effects on the image. It looks neat.

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the jap version looks action like at first glance, but she has a nervous/ anxious/ scared look on her face as she holds the gun. and is even holding the gun as she does in the game. so ifound it quite good actually. but the uk cover gave me the vibe of playing the game. i think the picture on of heather lying her head on the bed and valtiel above her wouldve made a good front cover though.

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The UK cover is the best IMO


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I like the UK version the best. My copies of Silent Hill and Silent Hill 2 both have front covers that are blurry and surreal - to me, the UK version of SH3 is carrying on the tradition. It's dark, grainy, and gives you a feeling that something is wrong with reality (which is true in the game, kind of). It also expresses the turmoil that Heather goes through.

Personally, that cover looks the best to me, as well as represents the game the best.


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I actually prefer the Japanese one. Yeah, some may say having the gun on display gives it that action look, but I like how it's more colorful and different yet gives a good display of uneasiness. To me the UK cover is too dull and little too similar to the the style of SH2's cover.

The US version is probably the worst.

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UK. I really think it shows Heather the way she is. Scared and out of place.

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I like the Japanese one best. It's one of my favorite Heather pictures, because it makes her look dangerous and vulnerable at the same time. That sums up her character pretty well. The U.S. one was good, but the UK one looked too much like the SH2 cover. SH3 is a gritty game with harsher colors, so the red on the Japanese cover fit better.

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UK looks erie

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