It was released in May for the PlayStation 2, with a port to Microsoft Windows released in October of the same year.
Silent Hill 3 is a direct sequel to the first installment in the series. The fourth installment in the series follows Henry Townshend, who finds himself locked in his apartment as strange phenomena begin to unfold around him and other residents of the building.
It was released in for the PlayStation 2, Xbox and Microsoft Windows and it also marked the end of Team Silent 's contributions to the series.
The fifth installment in the series is a prequel that follows trucker Travis Grady, who becomes trapped in Silent Hill after rescuing a girl from a burning house.
During his quest to find the fate of the burned girl, he encounters characters from previous installments and is forced to face his past. The sixth installment in the series follows Alex Shepherd, a soldier who has returned from a war overseas.
Alex discovers upon his arrival that his father has gone missing, his mother has become catatonic , and no one can provide the whereabouts of his younger brother, Joshua.
The game chronicles Alex's search to find his missing brother. The seventh installment in the series is a reimagining of the first installment.
Gameplay takes place in two parts: Shattered Memories ' gameplay focuses on completion of psychological tests which alter in-game elements while in the first setting, and exploration, puzzle solving, and monster evasion when in the second setting.
The game's developers avoided integrating combat into the second setting's gameplay, centering instead on a weaponless player character attempting to rescue themselves from powerful opponents, as they considered this to be more fear-inducing.
The game received generally positive reviews, with its graphics, storyline, voice acting, soundtrack, and use of the Wii Remote as the Wii version's controller praised by reviewers; Shattered Memories ' chase sequences were criticized by certain reviewers, because they deemed them potentially frustrating and short.
The eighth installment in the series follows Murphy Pendleton, a prisoner who is stranded in Silent Hill after his prison transport vehicle crashes.
The Arcade deals with two characters, Eric and Tina, who have entered the town of Silent Hill and must battle monsters while uncovering the mystery behind Eric's nightmares about a girl and a steamship.
The Escape is a mobile phone spin-off title for the Silent Hill franchise. The goal of the game is to guide the player through ten stages by finding a key and opening the locked door.
The game is played in a first-person perspective. The game achieved mixed reviews due to lack of storyline and poor execution.
Silent Hill 2 features the exclusive option to use both the old and new voices; however, Silent Hill 3 features only a new voice track, with the old voices unavailable due to legal reasons.
Silent Hill 2 features both the main scenario and the Born from a Wish sub-scenario for Maria seen in later re-releases, namely the Director's Cut. This pack is also the first time Silent Hill 3 is playable on an Xbox brand console.
The collection got mixed to negative reviews due to severe issues with both games, such as severe framerate problems, lockups and more.
While the PlayStation 3 version was patched, the Xbox patch was cancelled and Konami offered refunds to all Xbox owners of the game.
Book of Memories , was released in October WayForward Technologies , developers of Silent Hill: Book of Memories , worked on a series installment for the Nintendo DS in They developed a one-room prototype demo using the lead character and assets from Silent Hill 2 before the game was cancelled.
Renegade Kid pitched their DS title, Dementium: The Ward as a Silent Hill spinoff title. It was rejected by Konami for various reasons involving Konami not wanting to trust a small company with the Silent Hill license.
Renegade Kid later pitched a modified version of Dementium II which was also rejected, but for Konami simply not wanting to enter the DS space with a horror title at the time.
Before Climax Studios started working on what would later become Silent Hill: Origins , they had originally pitched a different game idea to Konami in Intended to be a PlayStation 3 exclusive, the proposed game would have taken place in Arizona and starred protagonist Father Hector Santos.
The priest would have utilized water, a major motif in the game, to perform "holy rites and rituals. Silicon Knights , a video game developer struggling financially after a legal battle with Epic Games , announced the titles in production when the company ceased development in One of these games was called Silent Hill: The Box ,  but later became known simply as The Box , which could have been the codename for the title after a publishing deal fell through given the company's financial status.
A screenshot from the game was released via ComputerAndVideoGames. Upon completion of the teaser it was revealed to be for a new Silent Hill game entitled Silent Hills , being developed by Kojima Productions using the Fox Engine , and a collaboration between Metal Gear series creator Hideo Kojima and Hollywood director Guillermo del Toro , featuring actor Norman Reedus.
During the San Francisco Film Festival on April 26, , del Toro announced that he would no longer be involved in the project with Kojima, presumably due to Kojima's leaving of Konami.
All the plots of the installments in the Silent Hill series, except Shattered Memories and The Room , share a common setting: The town in the first three games was inspired by concepts of a small town in America as depicted by various media from various countries of origin.
While some of the development planning is more reminiscent of that of a Japanese village, indirect influence comes from perhaps two factual American towns in particular: Cushing, Maine ; [a] and Snoqualmie, Washington.
The series' player characters experience an occasional dark alteration of reality called the "Otherworld".
The origin of these manifestations is a malevolent power native to Silent Hill, which materializes human thoughts; this force was formerly non-evil, but was corrupted by the occurrence of certain events in the area.
A dog named Mira is also included in many joke endings. Another recurring plot trait in the Silent Hill series is a fictitious religious cult known only as The Order.
The organization has certain members who act as antagonists in most of the series' installments such as Dahlia in the first and prequel, Claudia in 3, Walter in The Room, and Judge Holloway in Homecoming , and operates the "Wish House" also called "Hope House" , an orphanage for poor and homeless children built by a charity organization called the "Silent Hill Smile Support Society".
Three thematic elements consistently drive the narratives of Silent Hill games: Multiple endings are a staple of the series, with all installments featuring some, the realization of which often depends on in-game actions performed by the player.
The Room , and the only joke ending in Downpour is a surprise party for the player featuring characters from previous installments of the franchise.
The installments in the Silent Hill series contain various symbolism. The symbols are images, sounds, objects, creatures, or situations, and represent concepts and facts, as well as feelings, emotions, and mental states of the characters.
The installments in the Silent Hill series utilize a third-person view , with occasional fixed camera angles.
While visibility is low due to the alternating fog and darkness, all of the series' player characters, except Henry Townshend of Silent Hill 4: The Room , are equipped with a flashlight and a portable device which warns the player of nearby monsters by emitting static a transistor radio in Origins and the first three installments, a walkie-talkie in Homecoming and Downpour , and a mobile phone in Shattered Memories.
Another key feature of the series' gameplay is puzzle-solving, which often results in the acquisition of an item essential to advance in the games.
Development of the Silent Hill series started in September with the beginning of the development of its first installment, Silent Hill. For this reason, a Hollywood-like atmosphere was proposed for it.
Despite the profit-oriented approach of the parent company, however, the developers of Silent Hill had much artistic freedom because the game was still produced as in the era of lower-budget 2D titles.
Eventually, the development staff decided to ignore the limits of Konami's initial plan, and to make Silent Hill a game that would appeal to the emotions of players instead.
The first installment's scenario was created by director Keiichiro Toyama. The first game, Silent Hill , utilizes real-time 3D environments. To mitigate limitations of the hardware, developers liberally used fog and darkness to muddle the graphics.
The games are known to have drawn influence from media such as Jacob's Ladder ; Phantoms ; Session 9 ; Alien ; Stephen King's The Mist ; and the art of Francis Bacon , largely through cultivating a technique of inducing fear through more psychological levels of perception.
Many sequences and tropes from these films share identical concepts. It was based on Western literature and films, as well as on depictions of American towns in European and Russian culture.
The installments in the Silent Hill series feature various sound effects ,   some of them being ambient, as well as silence;  the sound effects have been added with the intent of inducing certain emotions and feelings in the player,   such as urgency, displeasure,  or a sense of disturbance of their psyche.
Spin-off video games based on the series include the visual novel Play Novel: The Arcade ,  and the mobile games Silent Hill: The Escape and Silent Hill: The Silent Hill series has been universally praised for its graphics, atmosphere, and story.
While the first three installments received critical acclaim, later games were less well received. The first installment in the series, Silent Hill , received positive reviews from critics on its release and was commercially successful.
It is considered a defining title in the survival horror genre, moving away from B movie horror elements, toward a psychological style of horror emphasizing atmosphere.
Silent Hill 2 was risen by critical acclaim. It was named the fourteenth best game of the PS2 by IGN , saying "It preserved most of the original game's what-might-be-out-there fear, but with major advances to the graphics and sound, the game was able to deliver a far more immersive, frightful and compelling storyline.
Silent Hill 3 was mostly well received by critics, especially in its presentation, including its environments, graphics and audio, as well as the overall horror elements and themes that are continued from past installments.
Beginning with Silent Hill 4: The Room , the games have been slightly less well received; many reviewers criticized the increased emphasis on combat, compromising the horror aspect of gameplay.
Origins received positive reviews despite some criticism. It was praised for going back to the old gameplay formula—according to IGN, " Origins does justice to the series as a whole.
GameSpot stated that "This old fog needs to learn some new tricks. De serie heeft ook een aantal spin-offs gekregen in de vorm van stripseries , boeken en een film.
De eerste drie spellen uit de serie waren erg populair. De spellen in de serie staan bekend om hun complexe verhaallijnen, welke worden verteld door tussenfilmpjes aan aanwijzingen in de spellen zelf.
Elk spel ontvouwt zich langzaam, als een soort film, waarbij de acties van de speler bepalen hoe het verhaal verdergaat. De spellen staan ook bekend om hun soundtrack , gecomponeerd door Akira Yamaoka.
De spellen spelen zich af in een klein Amerikaans stadje genaamd Silent Hill, gelegen aan de rand van het Tolucameer en een groot bos.
De stad heeft een eigen basisschool , winkelcentrum , kerk , twee ziekenhuizen en andere attracties. De meeste winkeltjes in de stad zijn van kleine ondernemers die in monsterlijke gedrochten zijn veranderd.
Voor was het landgoed waar Silent Hill op gebouwd is grondgebied van een Indianenstam , die er heilige rituelen uitvoerden.
Onder de eerste kolonisten die de stad stichtten, braken vreemde ziektes en sterfgevallen uit. Derhalve werd de stad bijna een eeuw lang door iedereen gemeden.
In de 19e eeuw gebeurde nogmaals precies hetzelfde. Na de Amerikaanse Burgeroorlog vestigde zich in Silent Hill een sekte genaamd "De Orde", waarvan elk van de leden een andere afgod vereerde middels mensenoffers en dodenbezwering.
De Orde handelde in een psychedelische drug genaamd White Claudia. De handel in deze drug werd opgerold na een oorlog tussen de Orde en de autoriteiten.
Silent Hill manifesteert zich in de spellen op drie parallelle bestaansniveaus of dimensies. De eerste is de normale, bewoonde dimensie.
In de tweede, ook gekend als de "Mistige Wereld", is het plaatsje een schijnbaar verlaten stad die voortdurend gehuld is in dichte mist.
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