Developer: Team Silent
PlayStation (also playable on PS2)
PlayStation Portable (PSP)
- March 4, 1999 – Japan
- January 31, 1999 – North America
- August 1, 1999 – Europe
- July 7, 2009 – Japan (As part of Silent Hill Collection)
- September 10, 2009 – North America (on PlayStation Network)
STORY EXPLANATION – SPOILERS!!
BEHIND THE SCENES
GAME ENDINGS – SPOILERS!!
Every town has its secrets…some are just darker than others.
Harry Mason is a writer and single father. He and his 7-year-old daughter, Cheryl are on their way to the sleepy tourist town of Silent Hill when a figure steps into the road – Harry swerves and his Jeep careens off the embankment. When he wakes up, Cheryl is gone and the town is engulfed in a thick fog. He sets out to find his daughter, only to find himself in a world torn between silent secrets and a dark, industrial wasteland of horrors. Silent Hill set a high standard for what we now call “survival horror.” With its disturbing images, unnerving camera angles and scenarios that are just plain wrong, Silent Hill remains a benchmark upon many horror games are compared. NOTE: The Silent Hill Movie (2006) was loosely based on this game.
Silent Hill Intro courtesy of Silent Hill Media