Many fans of the Silent Hill series were disappointed when Konami announced that their new Silent Hills game had been cancelled back in 2014. But the truth is that this series has offered some of the best survival horror experiences of all time. And taking into account Konami could be bringing the series back soon, it’s time to take a look at what Silent Hill has offered over the years.
And games like Silent Hill 2 and Silent Hill 3 have been some of the best in the genre, despite the fact that Silent Hill has played second fiddle to Capcom’s Resident Evil over the years. Nonetheless, the series has developed its own identity over the years, and these games are still loved by millions of players worldwide. So without further ado, here follows a list of the Silent Hill games, ranked from worst to best.
9. Silent Hill: Book of Memories (2012)
The Silent Hill video games have offered third-person survival horror gameplay in creepy locations, but Konami tried something new with Silent Hill: Book of Memories. This is a Diablo-style dungeon crawler with level design and enemies inspired by earlier Silent Hill games, and featured an isometric perspective instead of the series’ over the shoulder view. But sadly, it did not turn out to be a player favourite.
The horror and tension of games like Silent Hill 3 were completely absent here, for starters. Also, battling hordes of Pyramid Heads grew old quickly too. Meanwhile, the puzzles were not that inspired, while there was much in the way of story either. But at least tackling the game’s levels with up to 4 friends in multiplayer was a better experience, and also made the lack of checkpoints more bearable, as players would respawn in the vicinity of their team after dying. All in all, this was a decent diversion on the PS Vita, but obviously not the best Silent Hill game released to date.
Came out on: PS Vita