RETRO – There’s been a lot of talk in the news lately about the Silent Hill series – especially Silent Hill 2 – but the horror franchise launched by Konami has been stealing in my heart for a very long time anyway. Since quite a few parts have been made from horror adventures with a special vibe, we thought it was time for a compilation – from the worst to the best part, as is our custom.
For the first time in more than 23 years, our incredible horror game in Japan, Konami, had to search for her daughter in a city full of horrors and surreal horror. There have been eight other episodes since the first part and anyone who loves retro games with a special vibe might want to immerse themselves in this series of artistic horrors. We have now collected all nine games and ranked them from worst to best.
9. Silent Hill: Book of Memories (2012)
Platform (s): PlayStation Vita
It’s a game that’s at least as controversial as it is bizarre. Silent Hill: Book of Memories, released for PS Vita, is a spin-off that has little to do with horror, focusing more on a multiplayer action adventure where you have to kill a number of enemies in the saga while getting weapons and relics that get stronger and stronger. they make you stronger. Of course, the Book of Memories also has little to do with Silent Hill, and I would only recommend it to those who are already familiar with the saga. (Well and of course they have (still) PS Debate.)
8. Silent Hill: Homecoming (2008)
Platform (s): PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PC
Homecoming, which took on many style elements from the not-so-powerful films, was one of the Western visions of the Konami saga. The 2008 game focused much more on the action, and while it retained the iconic puzzles of the saga, made less use of them, and the story also lost much of its mystique. While this section is a weak entry, it can also be a kind of springboard for the franchise for those less accustomed to the classic survival horror in terms of gameplay.
7. Silent Hill: Downpour (2012)
Platform (s): PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360
Again, a game that wasn’t made by the original team, and it shows in it. Downpour has some really cool ideas, such as a semi-open world and optional quests to take on. It also continues the trend of involving more action in the gameplay, although it’s also true that this title rewards discovery more than the previous one. That was the last part of the series, by the way.
6. Silent Hill: Origins (2007)
Platform (s): PlayStation 2 and PSP
With a formula much closer to the original quadruple trilogy, Silent Hill: Origins contains less action and forces you to handle your resources more responsibly, plus you often have to go back to old locations to solve complex puzzles. If you’ve found previous games to be too fast-paced and crave something more depressing, slower to play, this game is worth a try, though I wouldn’t recommend it as the first game in the series, as it’s the antecedent of the original Silent Hill.
5. Silent Hill Shattered Memories (2009)
Platform (s): Wii, PlayStation 2 and PSP
This title is also highly controversial, and rightly so, though it’s so unique that it also deserves a try if you’re a fan of franchising or horror games. Silent Hill Shattered Memories isn’t about fighting, but it’s not a classic surviving horror experience, instead trying something completely new – even if it’s a rethink of the first title. The game pretty much follows the original story: Harry Mason’s mission is still to find his missing daughter in the fictional American city of Silent Hill. Ugyanakkor a történet egy másik fiktív univerzumban játszódik, más a cselekménye, új karakterek is vannak benne és a régiek sem ugyanolyanok.
4. Silent Hill 4: The Room (2004)
Platform(ok) : PlayStation 2, Xbox és PC
For some, it’s the game that started the decline of the saga. For me, it’s a miracle, with amazingly creative and unique ideas, and artistically surreal ideas evoking David Lynch’s films. The Room is a little heavier in action than the previous 3 titles, but it doesn’t focus on that either, but more on the unique realization of “Room”. Highly recommended part.
3. Silent Hill (1999)
Platform (s): PlayStation
The title it all started with. Yes, it has grown tremendously in terms of graphics, but the atmosphere is still old and it is one of the coolest parts of the whole game. You have to explore a lot of historical elements and solve puzzle tasks – this is also part of the charm of the first part. It’s a truly unique game that, if you give it a try, you’ll understand why Silent Hill has become a phenomenon like it, even though you still had to wait years to continue.
2. Silent Hill 3 (2003)
Platform (s): PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC
Even though they came out right after 2, they have nothing to do with each other historically, but with the first version of the saga on PlayStation 1, you definitely need to play to understand everything that’s going on in this section. Silent Hill 3 is a great game with a great visual world, lots of scares and more legendary locations – not to mention the iconic “bloody bunny”. To this day, it is a huge favorite for fans.
1. Silent Hill 2 (2001)
Platform (s): PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, Xbox, Xbox 360 and PC
Silent Hill 2 is, in my opinion, the culmination of the saga. A game that kicked up all the schemes set up by the first at the time and immediately earned the status of a cult work. Thanks to its unparalleled art style, surprisingly hard, surreal, epoch-making and strikingly finished story, and incredible music, it has become an iconic game that is simply a sin to miss for anyone who still considers themselves a true gamer. Moreover, its graphics are extremely well aged even in 2022.