Inside the mind of Silent Hill

We delve into the rich history of this twisted series

There’s more to the Silent Hill series than most people realize. If you play through it and take everything you see at face value - assuming that the writhing flesh sacks are just writhing flesh sacks - then you’re missing out half the experience. Each game in the series revolves around psychological themes and everything your character witnesses, from bubble-headed nurses through ghostly apparitions to rusty wheelchairs, are all there for a specific reason, conjured up by the evil-infested town. This is because Silent Hill is what you bring to it; a place where the demons that torment a person’s soul are made manifest to either forgive or condemn them. We look at the games, their underlying themes and what the town means to the four main characters.

Beware: spoilers abound.

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