Games To Try Before You Die: Silent Hill (PSX)
Since it is Halloween time, I better inform you about a terrifying game. This game here, will scare the living crap out of you man. Many games have attempted to scare you, such as Resident Evil, Alone in the Dark, Night Trap, etc. They did a pretty good job at it, but nothing is quite as terrifying as Silent Hill.
What: You play as Harry Mason going on a vacation to a little town named Silent Hill with your daughter Cheryl. The car crashed and you are lost in a silent and creepy town, and it’s so foggy you can’t see a thing. Even worse, your daughter has gone missing. You need to find her and escape the horror town of Silent Hill.
Why: Play this game at night with no one in the house, lights off, and just the glow of the TV…I DARE YOU! The isn’t really a bloody gory game, but the amount of disturbing images, lack of music, and sense of loneliness will make you soil yourself. This game arrived when ‘survival horror’ was a very popular genre. Resident Evil was a scary game, but Silent Hill arrived and knocked it out of the park.
The lack of music adds to the environment of this game, and all you can hear is the sound of your feet hitting the ground and the creepy sound of you radio static when danger is near.
I really don’t know how to describe this game, it’s an experience you need to witness first hand. Sure there are these Silent Hill movies, but that is nothing in comparison to what this game was like when it arrived on the scene. Even today, Silent Hill is usually number 1, when it comes to Top 10 Freakiest Game list. It makes you wonder, “How the hell did someone come up with such a disturbing game?”
Want a scare? Check out Silent Hill…..beat the game….then change your pants.