For those who are unaware, I’m a huge Silent Hill fan. Whereas Resident Evil was a horror experience that thrilled you with its intensity and action, Silent Hill was more cerebral, scaring players with atmosphere and psychological trauma.
Admittedly, the Silent Hill franchise has its drawbacks; the controls come to mind. Alright, let’s face it, your character is usually a tank–2008’s Silent Hill: Homecoming being an exception. Still, for me, the saturation of atmosphere and thought-provoking story has been enough to draw me back time and again.
So, it goes without saying that when I just–and I mean just–discovered that the original PlayStation Silent Hill (now 10 years old) was released on PSN, I was ecstatic. And, as I do with anything that I’m passionate about, I wanted to share this information with you.
For $5.99, you can now own Konami‘s original Silent Hill. Take it on the go with your PSP, or experience it behind locked doors, from the safety of your own house. Either way, if you’re a fan of Survival Horror or psychological horror–Jacob’s Ladder, anyone?–you owe it to yourself to give Silent Hill a try.