Silent Hill series
Group DescriptionSilent Hill is a series of primarily survival horror games, originally developed by Team Silent of the Konami Tokyo branch.
Most of the games are not directly connected to each other story-wise, but all take place in the fictional town of Silent Hill. This seemingly ordinary, quiet North American town exists in three different dimensions, one being our normal reality, and the other two monster-infested realms that owe their existence to the town's mysterious past. In one of these two dimensions, Silent Hill is a fog-enveloped, nearly abandoned town overrun by supernatural creatures; in the other (called the "Otherworld"), it is an ever more terrifying place full of dark, hellish imagery. The protagonists are typically ordinary people who venture to the town for personal reasons, and must survive and complete their quests.
Silent Hill started as a survival horror series, featuring traditional gameplay of the genre and emphasizing the protagonists' lack of combat prowess. The main characters had often to rely on improvised melee weapons and weak firearms for defense; escaping and avoiding combat was the preferable option in some instances. Puzzle-solving has also been an essential gameplay element of the series, the puzzles ranging from simple inventory-based tasks to more complex logic- and manipulation-based challenges.
Front cover for Silent Hill 2: Restless Dreams
Front cover for Silent Hill: The Escape
Front cover for Silent Hill: 0rigins
Front cover for The Silent Hill Collection
Front cover for Silent Hill: Downpour
Screenshot from Silent Hill 2: Restless Dreams
Screenshot from Silent Hill: The Escape
Screenshot from Silent Hill: 0rigins
Screenshot from Silent Hill: Downpour
Screenshot from Silent Hill 2