Silent Hill was a classic contribution to the survival horror genre, delivering more than blood and jump scares in the wake of Resident Evil. It was something more sinister, something designed to burrow into the mind. Silent Hill wasn’t just scary, it was genuinely, nightmarishly creepy.
It laid the groundwork for one of the finest horror games ever made. Silent Hill 2 was nothing short of a masterpiece. My personal favorite game, it turned the town of Silent Hill into a true antagonist, building a world of dark fascination and a story laden with macabre sexual themes.
Silent Hill 3 continued and concluded the original game’s story with style. Though I prefer Silent Hill 2 as a game, I always found the third game far scarier. It was a skin-crawling, remarkably more disturbing experience, and one I can easily return to time after time.
And then there’s Silent Hill 4.