2.Silent Hill 2 was a very depressing, dark game.
3.Silent Hill 4 was not as good as the 3 former.
Definitely not for those weak of mind nor children, the games have a warning screen about the extremely violent graphic and disturbing scenes.
"Hell is just a word. Reality is much worse" - Silent Hill 2 fan-made desktop wallpaper text
"Is this a dream? It's gonna be... not even a kid can believe in this. <depressed, no-hope tone of voice> But when am I going to wake up?" - in-game character quote from Silent Hill 3.
Not even horror games nowadays such as Manhunt or The Suffering can compare to that brilliant game on PSOne.
Silent Hill was the first game that had a very complicated and complex story with in depth characters that left gamers in a state of disbelief as the credits rolled. It was dark, depressing, creepy and all around revolutionary.
The only two games that I believe have even come close to the perfection of Silent Hill is Fatal Frame (PS2/XBOX) and Silent Hill 2 (PS2/XBOX). But Silent Hill is still superior when it comes to plot.
If you haven't played it, then you are missing out. You may not be able to appreciate it for what it is at first since the graphics and voice acting is outdated. But it is still worth experiencing.
"Hey, Aaron? would you like to visit Silent Hill during the summer?"
"Hey don't make me grab a lead pipe and go all Silent Hill on your ass!"
Steven - "SHIT ITS FUCKING CONEHEAD, LEG IT LIKE A BITCH"
Me - "Phew think i lost him"
Steven - "Dude why's that sword in your character's body...?"
Me - "Fuck..."
There are currently 5 Silent Hill games (Play Novel; a handheld version of the original game that is only available in Japan).
Silent Hill 1 was first released in 1999 on the Sony Playstation and was an instant success; being not only one of the scariest games of its time, but of all time.
Shortly after, Silent Hill 2 was put in to development, and was finally released in 2001. This game was also a huge hit; with the full support of fans of the original game (however the story is completely unrelated to the original) and an entire new generation of gamers backing it. This item of the series is famed particularly for the extremely indepth character development that has elements tied in to almost every aspect of the game.
In 2003 Silent Hill 3 was released; this game is a direct sequel to the original however it takes place several years later. It neatly ties up many of the plotholes left by the original, and is famed for its particularly gruesome monsters.
Silent Hill 4 was released in 2004 however it was originally developed for an independant game series, due to the extremely low predicted sales rate, it was quickly tied up as a Silent Hill game in an attempt to boost its popularity. Despite this, the game had a record low amount of sales compared to all of the previous Silent Hill games.
The Silent Hill franchise has since expanded, and a movie (strongly influenced by the original game) directed by Christopher Gans is due for a worldwide release on April 21st 2006. Several comics are also available, although they are all produced independantly, one comic that does have the backing of Konami has been made and is awaiting release.
As this is defined there are 4 games in the series, each with different storylines (actually, the first and third SH's are linked). Whatever the case, Silent Hill represents some of the finest in psychological terror, complete with realistic graphics, disturbing background music and sounds, and a deep storyline provoking food for thought.