The best Silent Hill games of all-time

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With a host of new Silent Hill games coming, there's never been a better time to return to some of the best in the series.

Silent Hill is back in a big way, with new upcoming entries, including a Silent Hill 2 remake. That's why now is the perfect time to dig back into the best games the chilling series has to offer...

Far from the return to form that its title implied, Silent Hill: Homecoming brushed aside many of the franchises conventions, even if it didn't wave away that dreadful fog.

7. Silent Hill: Homecoming

Year: 2008
Platform(s): PC, PS4, Xbox 360

Following Henry Townsend as he attempts to escape his gradually more haunted apartment, it's an instantly uncomfortable experience. The Room is quite unlike any other entry in the series. 

6. Silent Hill 4: The Room

Year: 2004
Platform(s): PC, PS2, Xbox

Silent Hill: Downpour is a brilliantly flawed, wonderfully troubling game. It may have been a little too familiar, but some of its best scenes are astonishingly brutal.

5. Silent Hill: Downpour

Year: 2012
Platform(s): PS3, Xbox 360

A surprisingly interesting, creative, and fresh take on the franchise. Amazingly, its use of the Wii-mote didn't make you want to accidentally throw it across the room.

4. Silent Hill: Shattered Memories

Year: 2009
Platform(s): Wii, PS2, PSP

There's a truly disturbing atmosphere to SH3, and that's a big part of its appeal. The monsters within are brilliantly grotesque, from the club-armed Closer to the disgusting Glutton.

3. Silent Hill 3

Year: 2003
Platform(s): PC, PS2

As draw distances were poor on PS1, Team Silent decided that such a limitation would be a good stand-in for fog. It was an ingenious decision that defined the series' style and atmosphere.

2. Silent Hill

Year: 1999
Platform(s): PS1

A truly seminal sequel, and easily the greatest Silent Hill ever made. From its first moment to its last, it asks you "why?" And "I don't know" is still the scariest answer of all – and it's the truth.

1. Silent Hill 2

Year: 2001
Platform(s): PS2, PC, Xbox

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