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Shotgun
ShotgunItem
The shotgun in Silent Hill
Description
"Tough to use, but can attack opponents in a group."
Range
Low
Strength
Medium-High

Durability
Indestructible
Very high (Downpour, Book of Memories)
Location(s)
Varies on game
Appearances
Silent Hill
Silent Hill 2
Silent Hill 3
Silent Hill: Origins
Silent Hill: The Arcade
Silent Hill: Homecoming
Silent Hill: Downpour
Silent Hill: Book of Memories


The Shotgun is a recurring firearm in the Silent Hill series, being featured in most of the main games in the series in some form or another (with the exception of Silent Hill 4: The Room, in which firearms are exceedingly rare). It is usually found mid-way through the game and is predominantly powerful at short-range, while the rifle is more suited towards long-distance combat.

Ammo is initially scarce, so the shotgun should be reserved for bosses and tougher enemies. However with the correct amount of rationing, the shotgun can take over as the player's main firearm late game, accompanying the natural rise in enemy difficulty. While it typically inflicts significant damage to nearby enemies, it generally suffers from short range, poor accuracy and sluggish reload times, making proper utilization essential to avoid potentially dire situations. It is best used in corridors or where the player is otherwise expecting to be ambushed at point-blank range.

Silent Hill

SH1 Shotgun

The shotgun in Silent Hill.

"Fires in a wide radius. Holds up to 6 rounds."

The shotgun in Silent Hill is found in the first floor boy's bathroom in the Otherworld Midwich Elementary School. Keep in mind that this weapon can easily be missed if not careful, try to make sure that the bathroom Otherworld is checked as it can be pretty difficult to fight the Split Head with the hangun.

If missed at the school, it can also be found at the police station on the table in the annex room.

It inflicts higher damage than the handgun at close range and the player can still move while firing; however, it has a slower reload time. It's a double-barrel shotgun with the stock and barrels sawed off and as such should only be able to hold two shells at the most - rather than the 6 it is capable of in game. If ammunition is used only for bosses, the shotgun can be used as a primary weapon after defeating the Floatstinger, which can be useful considering that the handgun becomes less useful around this time. It was modeled after Ashley "Ash" Williams's shotgun from The Evil Dead, and like Ash, Harry Mason can run with it in one hand.

Silent Hill 2

Shotgun(SH2)

James's shotgun.

"Maximum capacity 6 shots. Tough to use, but can attack opponents in a group."

The shotgun in Silent Hill 2 is found in the women's locker room on the second floor of Brookhaven Hospital. It is a potentially devastating weapon when used at point-blank range. It suffers a slower-than-average reload time and is restricted to a tubular magazine capacity of six shells, so it's wise to avoid quick-moving bosses with this gun unless cornered.

This shotgun, as well as the one in Silent Hill 3, resembles a Remington 870.

Silent Hill 3

Shotgun sh3

Heather's shotgun.

"Holds 6 rounds of ammunition. It's hard to handle, but has great range."

The shotgun in Silent Hill 3 is found aboard a stationary train carriage on platform 2 in Hazel Street Station inside of a present box. As with the weapon in other games, it's most lethal at close-range, is slow to reload, and has a tubular magazine capacity of six shells. To compensate for these weaknesses, range is somewhat improved over previous iterations.

Silent Hill: Origins

Shotgun

The shotgun from Silent Hill: Origins.

"A wide-bore shotgun. This shotgun only takes two cartridges at a time, but at close range it's unstoppable."

The shotgun in Silent Hill: Origins is a destructive short-range firearm. It differs from previous shotguns in the series in that it is double-barreled and break-action. Travis Grady can find the shotgun in the Otherworld Cedar Grove Sanitarium, hanging on the door to that holds the patients' personal belongings on the first floor.

The shotgun is deadly at close range and can down numerous enemies in one shot, but, compared to previous games in the series, it has the smallest capacity of any firearm, limited to just two shells. It is also the only weapon in the game that the player is forced to acquire in order to proceed with the story. This type of shotgun is typically associated with hunting - a recurring motif in the game, also seen in monsters such as the Carrion.

Travis is seen holding a shotgun in the cut scene before the final boss fight, though it has a different model to the one used in-game, resembling a pump-action shotgun (suggesting that the gun was cut from the final game, perhaps due to the abundance of firearms in Origins).

Silent Hill: Homecoming

Individually named, two shotgun-type weapons can be found in Silent Hill: Homecoming.

12 Gauge Shotgun

12 gauge shothun

Alex's shotgun.

"Devastating at close range, but fires and reloads slowly."

The 12 Gauge Shotgun in Silent Hill: Homecoming is given to Alex Shepherd by Deputy Wheeler at Shepherd's Glen's police station, at which time it is necessary to fend off the invading Schisms. It is potent at close range, but (as with all previous iterations) fires and reloads slowly. It has a tubular magazine capacity of four shells on Normal difficulty and three shells on Hard. A large drawback of this gun is that it must be reloaded every time it is pulled out (as with all guns in game, save for the laser pistol) and must be pumped after every shot, meaning that Alex can be overrun very quickly if he is not careful enough.

It resembles a Winchester Model 1912.

Bluesteel 12 Gauge Shotgun

BluesteelShotgun

The BlueSteel Shotgun.

"Has increased damage and holds more ammunition over the regular shotgun."

The 12 Gauge Shotgun can be later replaced with the Bluesteel 12 Gauge Shotgun, found leaning on a cabinet in the hunting room within the basement of the Shepherd House. It is more powerful than the 12 Gauge Shotgun and has a higher tubular magazine capacity, thus allowing increased damage output before a reload is required. The tubular magazine capacity is five shells on Normal difficulty and four shells on Hard difficulty.

It resembles a Franchi SPAS-12 combat shotgun and has (as its name implies) a blued finish.

Silent Hill: Downpour

Shotgun

The shotgun in Downpour.

"Firearm for close-quarters combat."

The shotgun appears in Silent Hill: Downpour. The player can carry it holstered on Murphy Pendleton's back. It holds five shells and has ruinous stopping power at close ranges. Ammo is extremely rare, so it is advised that the player use the shotgun for only the toughest enemies, such as the Juggernauts. There are only two locations in Silent Hill where a shotgun can be found during the course of the main game: In the back of an ambulance next to a painting and in a store where the light bulb is found. It can be found in Overlook Penitentiary, where ammo is much more plentiful and many shotguns can be found.

It resembles a Mossberg 500.

Silent Hill: The Arcade

SHA-Shotgun

The shotgun from The Arcade.

The shotgun in Silent Hill: The Arcade is found on stage 1-2, near the elevator by the day room in the Otherworld Brookhaven Hospital. The players are given an optional route before to continue through the hospital or enter a door, and if the player chooses not to enter the door, they are rewarded with the shotgun. Another shotgun can be found at the Magic Ice Cream House in Lakeside Amusement Park.

This shotgun strongly resembles the one from Silent Hill 2 and Silent Hill 3, carrying a total of 24 shells for both players. It is also pump-action, so the empty shell must be ejected after every shot.

Silent Hill: Book of Memories

In Silent Hill: Book of Memories, the shotgun is a powerful short range firearm. Like all other weapons in the game, it will break after extended use unless repaired with a tool kit.

Trivia

  • In Silent Hill 3, the description of the shotgun implies that the shotgun has a great range. While it is true that the shotgun has improved range relative to the previous games, the spread of the pellets tends to be quite wide. As a result, the shotgun is, as in all previous and prior iterations, best used in close quarters.
  • In Silent Hill 4 there is a room in the Apartment World with a variety of fake, unusable weapons scattered around. One weapon resembles the shotgun from Silent Hill 2 and Silent Hill 3.

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Ernest Baldwin - Amy Baldwin - Mary's Doctor - Rachel - Thomas Orosco - Mrs. Orosco - Jennifer Carroll - Patrick Chester - Mira - Harry Mason - Greys - Scott Fairbanks - Walter Sullivan
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Abstract Daddy - Bubble Head Nurse - Creeper - Flesh Lip - Lying Figure - Mandarin - Mannequin - Mary - Prisoners - Pyramid Head
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Chainsaw - Chinese Cleaver - Great Knife - Great Spear - Handgun - Hyper Spray - Pipe - Revolver - Rifle - Shotgun - Wooden Plank
Locations
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Heather Mason - Douglas Cartland - Vincent Smith - Claudia Wolf
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Harry Mason - Alessa Gillespie - Leonard Wolf - Stanley Coleman - Lisa Garland - Jennifer Carroll - Joseph Schreiber - James Sunderland - Greys - Happy Birthday Caller - Danny - Confessor - Greys - Robbie the Rabbit - Sewer Fairy
Weapons
Beam Saber - Flamethrower - Handgun - Katana - Knife - Maul - Pipe - Shotgun - Stun Gun - Submachine Gun - Unlimited Submachine Gun
Monsters
Closer - Double Head - Glutton - God - Insane Cancer - Leonard Wolf - Memory of Alessa - Missionary - Monster in Locker - Numb Body - Nurse - Pendulum - Scraper - Sewer Monster - Slurper - Split Worm - Valtiel
Locations
Borley Haunted Mansion - Brookhaven Hospital - Carroll Street - Central Square Shopping Center - Chapel - Construction Site - Daisy Villa Apartments - Happy Burger - Hazel Street Station - Heaven's Night - Hilltop Center - Jacks Inn - KMN Auto Parts - Lakeside Amusement Park - Last Drop Cafe - Nathan Avenue - Underpass
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Items - Keys - Memos - Puzzles - Soundtrack - Limited Edition Soundtrack - Secrets and Unlockables
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Travis Grady - Richard Grady - Helen Grady - Alessa Gillespie - Dahlia Gillespie - Michael Kaufmann - Lisa Garland
Other Characters
Harry Mason - Jodie Mason - Cheryl Mason - Mira - Greys
Monsters
Alessa's Dream - Ariel - Butcher - Caliban - Carrion - Faceless Nurse - Momma - Remnant - Sad Daddy - Straightjacket - Two-Back
Weapons
Alcohol Bottle - Baton - Broken Pole - Crate - Drip Stand - Fire Axe - Filing Cabinet - Great Cleaver - Hammer - Handgun - Hand-to-Hand - Iron Weights - Jagged Wood - Katana - Knife - Light Stand - Meat Cleaver - Meat Gaff - Meat Hook - Moon Gauntlets - Pitchfork - Poker - Pool Cue - Portable TV - Razor - Revolver - Rifle - Scalpel - Screwdriver - Shotgun - Shovel - Spear - Tesla Rifle - Tire Iron - Toaster - Toolbox - Typewriter - Wrench
Locations
Alchemilla Hospital - Andy's Books - Artaud Theater - Cedar Grove Sanitarium - Central Silent Hill - General Store - Gillespie House - Green Lion Antiques - Greenfield Apartments - Lumber Yard - Nowhere - Public Records Office - Riverside Motel - The Family Butcher
Terms
Flashlight - Fog World - Map - Mirror - Monster - Otherworld - Radio - Real World - Siren - The Order - Manifestation - UFO Ending - Welcome Sign - Sexuality - Halo of the Sun
Archives
Items - Puzzles - Soundtrack - Secrets and Unlockables
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Characters
Main Characters
Alex Shepherd - Joshua Shepherd - Elle Holloway - James Wheeler - Margaret Holloway - Curtis Ackers
Other Characters
Adam Shepherd - Carol Doyle - Lillian Shepherd - Nora Holloway - Sam Bartlett - Joey Bartlett - Martin Fitch - Scarlet Fitch - Travis Grady - Order Soldier - Nash - Robbie the Rabbit
Families
Bartlett Family - Fitch Family - Holloway Family - Shepherd Family
Monsters
Amnion - Asphyxia - Bogeyman - Feral - Lurker - Needler - Nurse - Scarlet - Schism - Sepulcher - Siam - Smog - Swarm
Weapons
12 Gauge Shotgun - BlueSteel Shotgun - Chrome Hammer Pistol - Ceremonial Dagger - Circular Saw - Combat Knife - Crowbar - Fire Axe - Laser Pistol - M14 Assault Rifle - Mk 23 Handgun - Police Marksman Rifle - Pulaski Axe - Steel Pipe
Locations
Alchemilla Hospital - Central Silent Hill - Church of the Holy Way - Dargento Cemetery - Dr. Fitch's Office - Grand Hotel - Hell Descent - Koontz Limited - Lair - Overlook Penitentiary - Rose Heights Cemetery - Salvage Yard - Sewers of Shepherd's Glen - Shepherd House - Shepherd's Glen - Shepherd's Glen Town Hall - Shepherd's Glen Police Station - Silent Hill Docks - Toluca Lake - Toluca Lake Offices - Toluca Lake Water and Power - Toluca River - Dog House
Terms
Bogeyman Knife - Flashlight - Fog World - Map - Monster - Otherworld - Real World - Siren - The Order - Walkie Talkie - Manifestation - UFO Ending - Great Knife - Welcome Sign - Sexuality - Halo of the Sun
Archives
Keys - Puzzles - Soundtrack - Secrets and Unlockables - Items - Memos
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Major Characters
Murphy Pendleton - Charlie Pendleton - Carol Pendleton - Anne Marie Cunningham - Howard Blackwood - John P. Sater - Patrick Napier - Frank Coleridge - George Sewell - Bobby Ricks - Nun
Other Characters
Sanchez - Homer - M. Koons - Bryan Handley - Ariadne Johnson - Melissa Matlan - Glen Milton - Ricky - Daniel Stephens - Chloe Zane - Mary Shepherd-Sunderland - James Sunderland
Weapons
Baseball Bat - Bogeyman's Hammer - Bottle - Brick - Chair - Colt - Crowbar - Demon Statue - Double Headed Axe - Fire Axe - Fire Extinguisher - Fork - Frying Pan - Golden Gun - Golf Club - Hammer - Handle - Hand-to-Hand - Hatchet - Ladder Hook - Knife - Lamp - Meat Cleaver - Nailgun - Pickaxe - Pitchfork - Plank - Rake - Rifle - Rock - Shotgun - Shovel - Steel Pipe - Vase - Wrench - Tomahawk
Monsters
Bogeyman - Doll (Shadow) - Monocle Man - Nurse - Prisoner Juggernaut - Prisoner Minion - Pyramid Head - Screamer - Tormented Soul - Void - Wall Corpse - Weeping Bat - Wheelman
Locations
Aerial Tram Station - Centennial Building - Chastain Heights - Chastain Heights Cinema - Devil's Pit - Devil's Pitstop - Interstate Gas Station - Hardware Store - Hillside - Logan's Park - Monroe Cemetery - Overlook Penitentiary - Pearl Creek - Pearl Creek Bank - Pleasant River - Port District - Ryall State Prison - St. Maria's Monastery - Underground Subway - Toluca Lake
Terms
Trinkets - Flashlight - Fog World - Map - Monster - Otherworld - Real World - Sidequest - Siren - Walkie-talkie - Manifestation - Seal of Metatron - Welcome Sign - Halo of the Sun
Archives
Puzzles - Soundtrack - Secrets and Unlockables - Memos
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Characters
Eric - Tina - Bill - Jessie - Ryan - George - Emilie Anderson - Frank Anderson - Michelle Anderson
Hanna - Lorraine - Captain - Scott Fairbanks - Greys
Monsters
Creeper - Double Head - Greedy Worm - Gum Head - Hummer - Insane Cancer - Mama - Numb Body - Nurse - Phantom - Pyramid Head - Robbie the Rabbit - Scraper - Split Worm - Toadstool - Tremer - Tuberculosis
Locations
Brookhaven Hospital - Central Square Shopping Center - Jacks Inn - Labyrinth - Lakeside Amusement Park - Silent Hill Historical Society - Spiral Staircase - Toluca Lake - Toluca Prison
Terms
Flashlight - Fog World - Little Baroness - Monster - Otherworld - Radio - Real World - Siren - Welcome Sign
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Characters
Major Characters
Ashley Baker - Derek Copeland - Graham Reynolds - Howard Blackwood - Jack Merrick - Katie Collins - Matthew Collins - Protagonist - Lorelai Reynolds - Shannon - Trent Baker
Other Characters
Alex Shepherd - Cybil Bennett - Emma - Harry Mason - Heather Mason - James Sunderland - Jason - Joshua Shepherd - Lisa Garland - Mary Shepherd-Sunderland - Mira - Murphy Pendleton - Travis Grady - Walter Sullivan
Monsters
Air Screamer - Blood Baby - Blood Guardian - Blood Mama - Bogeyman - Bubble Head Nurse - Butcher - Double Head - Earth Guardian - Fire Guardian - Flesh Lip - Ghost - Grey Child - Insane Cancer - Light Guardian - Needler - Mother - Pyramid Head - Raw Shock - Tremer - Schism - Steel Guardian - Swarm - Valtiel - Water Guardian - Wood Guardian - Wood Sapling
Weapons
A. Y. Guitar - Assault Rifle - Baseball Bat - Bare Hands - Beam Saber - Bogeyman's Hammer - Chainsaw - Circular Saw - Crossbow - Crowbar - Dagger of Melchior - Earth Sword - Fire Axe - Fire Sword - Flamethrower - Great Cleaver - Great Knife - Great Spear - Grenade - Guitar - Handgun - Hyper Spray - Katana - Knife - Maul - Meat Cleaver - Laser Gun - Pickaxe - Pillow - Pipe - Princess Heart - Robbie Doll - Rock Drill - Shovel - Shotgun - Steel Sword - Stun Gun - Sword of Obedience - Submachine Gun - Television - Torch - TV Remote - Water Sword - Wine Bottle - Wood Sword - Wood Plank
Locations
Howard's Shop - Library - Forsaken Room - Armory - Otherworld
Terms
Monster - Flashlight - Accessories - Artifacts - Karma Meter - Book of Memories - Welcome Sign

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