After a few wayward entries, the eighth installment of the classic survival horror series returns to the formula that made the franchise a fan favorite. Players assume the role of a convict who comes across the foggy, abandoned town of Silent Hill after his prison transport crashes unexpectedly. As you solve brain-busting puzzles to make your way through the maze of dilapidated buildings and avoid capture, moribund flashbacks make you face up to your sins of the past. When the torrential rain starts pouring, there is a lot more to fear than wet socks, pneumonia, and bad dreams. With scarce ammo, melee weapons that degrade over time, and grotesque enemies crawling out of every orifice, your odds of coming out unscathed from the rain sequences are worse than in the prison shower.
Play If You Like: Jacob’s Ladder, Alan Wake, Flatliners