8. Silent Hill: Downpour (2012)
As the “Downpour” part of its name suggests, this Silent Hill game mostly replaced the series’ trademark fog with rain (lots of it actually…). This also marked a return to Silent Hill’s traditional survival horror gameplay, after the linear action of the earlier Silent Hill: Homecoming had left many with a bitter taste in their mouth. Downpour also had some interesting role-playing choices, as you could decide the fate of certain characters throughout the game.
And like earlier Silent Hill protagonists, Downpour’s main character Murphy Pendleton isn’t a super-soldier in combat. The combat was hardly exciting though, despite the breakable weapons and scarcity of ammo for firearms. But exploring the town of Silent Hill and its environs (especially a rickety old mine) was fun here, though. Plus there were some interesting side-quests too in a Silent Hill game that might not be up there with the series’ best, but which still offered plenty of good survival gameplay back in 2012.
Came out on: Xbox 360 and PS3.