When everyone heard that The Collective was knee deep in dev time on Konami’s fifth frightener in the classic creeping mist series, Silent Hill, a few eyebrows were raised.
Taking a few elements from the slightly duff Christophe Gans film, including liquefying walls and floors, Silent Hill V stars lone hero Alex; a 22-year-old scared combat veteran recovering from a war wound in a military hospital. One spooky visit from a warped vision of his infant brother and Alex is on his way to his hometown of Shepard’s Glen in New England in search of the boy only to find his mother a catatonic mess and the small town swamped in the mysteriously eerie fog. Spooky stuff, and all very in keeping with past entries in the series.
With a bunch of regulars returning, including those scalpel-wielding nurses, along with some new creatures including Siam, a mutated mess of male and female organs just begging to haunt your weirdest dreams, and a beastie called Smog, who vomits gas and seeps boil puss, this latest fear foray is going to terrorize anyone with a weak disposition.