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Silent Hill

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Released: 1999

Genre: Adventure

Format reviewed: PlayStation

Publisher: Konami

Developer: KCET

Submitted by: Richard Goulding

Silent Hill is the first in the series. It follows the story of Harry Mason who brings his daughter Cheryl for a holiday to Silent Hill. They have a crash and Cheryl goes missing. Harry’s mission is to find his daughter but he must face weird creatures that attack him. The game is rendered in full 3D unlike Resident Evil which used pre-rendered backgrounds. The game uses the PS1’s shortcomings to it’s advantage by masking limited draw distance with thick fog and pure darkness, forcing the player to rely on a map and flashlight.