Game Review: Silent Hill

I first saw Silent Hill in a local gaming store.  There were several used copies.  I had been perusing the store for a while and I hadn’t seen anything I wanted that I didn’t already have.  I purchased Silent Hill on a whim.  Little did I know what a chilling treat I was in for.  When poor Harry Mason’s world goes dark, the gloom reached out of my television screen and encircled me as well.  When I heard that horrible, long siren sounding like a wailing and wounded demon for the third time I felt dread pump into me as if I had been injected.  I knew I was playing something truly special.  Silent Hill raises the survival horror game genre to an art.  Yeah the controls are crappy, but the story being told is worth the aggravation.  It remains to this day, one of my all-time favorites.