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Silent Hill

4 months ago

Konami still haven’t announced a new Silent Hill, but some Silent Hill stuff has arrived

Despite all the notE3 showcases and announcements this week, Konami have not announced a new Silent Hill. Not even hinted at one. Despite the rumours that they might have two coming. Ah well. However, two notable things have happened in the field of quiet mounds:1) Dead By Daylight launched Silent Hill DLC, adding Cheryl Mason and Pyramid Head. 2) Konami put seven Silent Hill soundtracks…

5 months ago

Silent Hill is returning… in Dead By Daylight DLC

While the Silent Hill series still seems basically dead, and maybe that's for the best, parts will return in Dead By Daylight. The 1v4 multiplayer horrorshow's next DLC pack will introduce Silent Hill, with Cheryl Mason as a playable survivor, Pyramid Head as a killer, and the school as a new map. DBD has long had guest characters out horror films, from Halloween to Scream,…

2 years ago

Silent Hills loses P.T. fan remake, gains a book and Fallout 4 mod

For a game that never released and a Playstation-only demo for said game that now un-exists, there's been a sudden rush of (mostly) good news regarding Silent Hills on PC. No, not for the game itself, because that ship has long since sailed. But if you were enraptured by the spirit of the whole hullabaloo, there's a lot of neat bonus projects suddenly at your…

Podcast: The naughty games we weren’t allowed to play

Psst. I know mum said you weren’t allowed to listen to those hellions on your favourite podcast anymore, but the hosts of the Electronic Wireless Show won’t tell if you don’t. This week we’re talking about the games we weren’t allowed to play as youngsters, but did anyway. Alice suffered strict rationing of The Sims 2, and Dave (oh hello Dave) was looked at with…

Someday You’ll Return brings us back to Silent Hill kinda

Saying that something is like Silent Hill is, at this point, like being a gigantic idiot and comparing something that isn't Dark Souls to Dark Souls. (I stand by it. Don't @ me.) Or like calling everything Lovecraftian. Unfortunately, there's really nowhere else to go with this one. Someday You'll Return is leaning in hard on everything that would make a great first person Silent…

How to HDify Silent Hill the wrong/right ways

The Silent Hill HD remake for consoles is one of the most famous muck-ups in gaming history. Konami rushed the project out the door, despite not telling consumers that they'd outsourced the up-rez'ing and -- most upsetting of all -- worked from incomplete files. Somehow, Konami misplaced the finished code for the original games, so it was left up to an understaffed team to replace…

4 years ago

Husk is a first-person tribute to the horror of Silent Hill

As survival-horror town names go, “Shivercliff” is really skirting the edges of self-parody. But that’s what the creators of Husk [official website] have gone with. It’s a first-person psychological horror game that they’re describing as a tribute to classics like Silent Hill. Set in the dreadyear of 1995, you’ve been in a train crash outside the mysterious town but there’s no sign of your daughter…

Resident Evil 7 And The Lure Of Short-Form Horror

Resident Evil 7's [official site] demo, Beginning Hour, isn't available on PC but the final game will be in January 2017. I've played through the demo several times and have some doubts as to how it'd translate into a longer game, but I also think it's the most exciting thing to happen to the horror series since Resident Evil 4. The key to it all…

5 years ago

Allison Road Cancels Kickstarter, Snags Publisher

The cancellation of Silent Hills becomes more distressing every time a new piece of information emerges. Guillermo del Toro's tweet stating that horror manga maestro Junji Ito would have collaborated on the game was a cruel blow and anyone who has encountered his work will understand why. When I first looked at Allison Road [official site], I hoped it would live up to the legacy…

The Park Wants To Feel Like A Stephen King Novel

MMORPG specialists Funcom have revealed more details about their ominous theme park-set single-player outing The Park [official site]. Although it's the studio's first solo-playing venture in nine years - Dreamfall: The Longest Journey in 2006 being the last - The Park takes place in The Secret World's wider universe.The latest trailer asks 'What is The Park?', before taking a behind-the-scenes peak beyond the rope barrier…

Horror: The Neglected Genre

Horror, in gaming, is the strangest genre. Mostly, a genre tag tells us what we'll be doing in a game – shooting, forming strategies, managing, flying, walking – but horror tells us what the game will be doing to us. That might explain the emergence of the term “survival horror”, which attempts to add a guiding verb. If our prime purpose is to survive rather…

6 years ago

Text, Lies And Videotape: Her Story Interview

Sam Barlow has one of the most impressive CVs in gaming. By my reckoning, he only has six releases to his name but two of those games are comfortably inside my list of all-time favourites - the experimental interactive fiction of Aisle and the masterful Silent Hill: Shattered Memories. The latter might never come to PC but hopefully it'll arrive in digital download form on…

Silent Hill Source Engine Fan Game Alchemilla Released

What's a Silent Hill game without combat? A moody adventure game where you spend too long kicking around a hospital, hoping you won't see more of those awful twitchy nurses. At least, that's what I've seen so far of Silent Hill: Alchemilla, a free fan game/Source mod which has all of the puzzling and rust without any of the stomping-on-squirming-things. It's relatively thoughtful puzzling too,…

Letters From Nowhere: Silent Hills

Dear RPS,There's a place that I sometimes go to but I rarely talk about it. I can't find the words. Maybe the only way to tell you is to go back there and to write everything down in a letter. So here I am. The first time I came to this place, this special place, I didn't have the courage to remain there alone...