The Rise and Fall of Silent Hill


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In the late 1990s, horror games were on the rise. The hardware capabilities of Sony’s PlayStation enabled developers to craft immersive 3D experiences that married the atmosphere and shock of Hollywood’s most terrifying pictures with the agency of games - and players couldn’t get enough of them.
Among these titles was a twisted, yet comparatively demure experience called Silent Hill. Developed by a motley crew of talented Konami employees, Silent Hill flipped contemporary horror game tropes on their head, casting the player as an everyman in search of his daughter in a fog-enshrouded town. The game would be well received, and followed up by three sequels on the PlayStation 2 that would catapult the Silent Hill name into horror gaming stardom.
However, shifting interests within Konami would lead the Japanese company to disband the team that developed these early titles, and outsource all future games in the series to studios in Europe and America. While this move would produce some genuine highlights, mixed efforts and a lack of care on Konami’s part would result in Silent Hill gradually becoming a shell of its former self; a legend brimming with potential that always seemed to fall short of its glory days through some issue or another.
This is the rise and fall of Silent Hill.
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  • RD H
    RD H9 godzin temu

    F @$& konami , killed metal gear and silent hill

  • Fableyzz
    FableyzzDzień temu

    Imagine Silent Hills PT was made

  • Event Horizon
    Event Horizon2 dni temu

    Resident Evil 4 did so much damage to the survival horror genre.

  • Yang Ong
    Yang Ong2 dni temu

    In my restless dreams, I will visit that foggy town. Silent Hill. I will never forget you.

  • Mujahid Ahmad
    Mujahid Ahmad4 dni temu

    Theres no rise and fall, still haunts my dreams

  • Hugo Tate
    Hugo Tate6 dni temu

    That guy at the pachinko machine was like “I hope you guys brought an extra pair of socks...because fuck you 😎”

  • Hugo Tate
    Hugo Tate6 dni temu

    “Hee-jinks” lol

  • Hugo Tate
    Hugo Tate6 dni temu

    Team Silent. a team of failures Lol

  • Turtleproof
    Turtleproof6 dni temu

    Hallways, always. Blank stares,endless glares.

  • Arief Cahyadi Firmansyah
    Arief Cahyadi Firmansyah7 dni temu

    Do Resident Evil Outbreak Documentary please...

    UNBOUND8 dni temu

    The things I would do for a remastered collection of silent hill games...a good one

  • Qbasz007


    3 dni temu

    Hi! Silent Hill 2: Enhanced Edition (PC) have fun.

  • PerFections
    PerFections9 dni temu

    Silent hill will always be something that everyone can experience that's both scary and awesome. The first 3 games were amazing (then they turned silent hill into a casino game) and the movies were pretty ok to. Today I can't even watch a scary movie or play a scary game without remembering silent hill and the horrors it made me feel. I can't even be scared from scary movies anymore because silent hill literally surpasses all other scary movies.

  • Laundry Toddz
    Laundry Toddz10 dni temu

    Man the Japanese freakin nailed the horror genre! Silent hill 1 and 2 terrorized my childhood but i loved it! But now as an adult i really understand the true meaning behind silent hill, our own minds are the most terrifying thing

  • John Garcia
    John Garcia10 dni temu

    konami should've let kojima make the new silent hills

  • Chuck Lee
    Chuck Lee11 dni temu

    "In my restless dreams, I see that town. Silent Hill. You promised you'd take me there again someday... but you never did." Damn, what an emotional way to end this video.

  • Subhodeep M
    Subhodeep M14 dni temu

    Old resident evil games r kinda unplayable to me but silent hill 1 stopped feeling like an old game after 5 mins of gameplay

  • Stefan Bourne
    Stefan Bourne16 dni temu

    The ending of this video is so good!

  • Elder Martins
    Elder Martins18 dni temu

    Konami: we are working on Silent Hill new games Also Konami: here's some PACHINKO!!!

  • Synth Tha Kidd
    Synth Tha Kidd21 dzień temu

    this comment section is sad and hasn't payed attention to anything

  • Lars-Petter
    Lars-Petter22 dni temu

    Is Spanish subs burnt into the video?

  • Matt H
    Matt H25 dni temu

    Sucks that konami's gems are just pachinko backgrounds now. What a waste

  • Game Time
    Game TimeMiesiąc temu

    My opinion silent hill 2 was by FAR the best. Amazing story, great horror & scares, haunting soundtrack, crazy story twist, and hilarious secret ending. I actually havent played any other of the silent hills other than 1-4

  • John Kimble
    John KimbleMiesiąc temu Attention Silent Hill fans! We are Room 302, a small discord community looking for more active members who are interested in the series, old fans and newcomers are all welcome! We have many channels dedicated to the Silent Hill series, including modding, streaming, chat and even our own guide to help you get the best experience with playing and installing the original quadrilogy, made by members within our Discord. Room 302 admin team is friendly and helpful, we encourage you to join us in a mature environment where you can discuss the series with like minded people

  • Sam Wilson
    Sam WilsonMiesiąc temu

    No matter what. I want to play more games of Silent Hill, ❤️

  • Nicolas Ruiz
    Nicolas RuizMiesiąc temu

    I've officially watched and liked every video from GVMERS. Please never stop making this incredible content.

  • Sam Wilson
    Sam WilsonMiesiąc temu

    I want to play more games of Silent Hill! ❤️

  • Mark Sayos Mejia
    Mark Sayos MejiaMiesiąc temu

    Rise and fall of parasite eve pls.

  • もちさんしろしろい
    もちさんしろしろいMiesiąc temu

    A 2022 game, with the same psone graphics and gameplay.

  • The Anomaly M
    The Anomaly MMiesiąc temu

    It's okay, Microsoft is rebooting this with the original developers help.

  • Ratus
    RatusMiesiąc temu

    so this is where tlou got its pitch?

  • Emiliano Alvarez Martinez
    Emiliano Alvarez MartinezMiesiąc temu

    You know a franchise is dead when the put ARCADE in its name

  • Jake Klinger
    Jake KlingerMiesiąc temu

    First one I played was Silent Hill 2, it had just released and I was just 8 at the time and rented it for a week from Blockbuster. To say it was the scariest game I had ever even imagined at that time is an understatement. 8 year old me panicking in the maze-like hallways in the apartment building, running from Pyramid head, etc. Unforgettable memories!

  • Bee Well
    Bee Well2 miesięcy temu

    oh does this mean that Netflix will make a series of it?

  • Bee Well
    Bee Well2 miesięcy temu

    "hey we dont know how to make a game and we have some leftovers from those two games, lets release it"

  • klaus qendro
    klaus qendro2 miesięcy temu

    Seeing Silent hill ending up in a pachinko machine just broke my heart in 1000 pieces..

  • Ralph Lester Fabillar
    Ralph Lester Fabillar2 miesięcy temu

    Let us say again.... FUCK KONAMI!

  • Matt rex

    Matt rex

    21 dzień temu

    Eh, we’re tired of beating a dead horse

  • Zene Johann Bornman
    Zene Johann Bornman2 miesięcy temu

    I though the graphics would get better over time. That's what bothers me.

  • digital tv network
    digital tv network2 miesięcy temu

    Thank you. Great docu. P.T. will come...

  • ihatecrossroads
    ihatecrossroads2 miesięcy temu

    This is a BAD+ ending for this serie...

  • ZERØ
    ZERØ2 miesięcy temu

    Silent hill didn’t fall Konami just gave up on it if pt would have been released this vid wouldn’t exist the day Sony gets silent hill will get our classic horror game back

  • High Tier Loot
    High Tier Loot2 miesięcy temu

    Newly Released game ,Medium was the closest next gen silent hill like game we've came closed to imagine

  • Jommy Salami
    Jommy Salami2 miesięcy temu

    Revelations sucks ass, but I still love the mannequin spider scene.

  • Sirel Doom
    Sirel Doom2 miesięcy temu

    Here is what style of games i like Resident evil 2 and 3 (remastered) and Dying light , and Silent hill 3, dark souls 3 , mortal kombat 11. I rly hope some day ppl make silent hill survival horror with open world :P like dying light but with 3rd person and in silent hill town it will rock :) imagine not to just walk past by stuff but litteraly sleep there :P

  • IcyBones
    IcyBones2 miesięcy temu


  • Krukikro
    Krukikro2 miesięcy temu

    If MGS Remake rumors are true, maybe there's hope for a SH comeback, too :) Sony was going hard for the remake/nostalgia road last years.

  • Hasstard Schlachtfeldner
    Hasstard Schlachtfeldner2 miesięcy temu

    Very informative documentary, very sad conclusions...

  • s ku
    s ku2 miesięcy temu

    31.01.21 and Im still waiting. In my restless dreams I see that sequel, Silent Hill.

  • Gema D
    Gema D2 miesięcy temu

    what i love about silent hill is the mysterious atmosphere not just about kill monster to win the game. But Sadly Konami think more action more money.

  • Nathanael Coetzee
    Nathanael Coetzee2 miesięcy temu

    gladly that project at climax Los angeles was rejected they had no idea what the franchise was about and would have delivered a nonesensical game, even if after the entries were no very good.

  • OhMyJosh -_-
    OhMyJosh -_-2 miesięcy temu

    @GVMER - Maybe you should look into The rise and fall of Severance: Blade of Darkness

  • Santiago Medina Monroy
    Santiago Medina Monroy2 miesięcy temu

    One thing that pops up to me, is that the game or rather the Name S. Hill started to decline because the original story writers where not there, everyone trying to milk it in their way but not having the essence of the creation itself. Game developers really need to learn when to drop a name and develop new ideas instead...

  • Gizzle Just
    Gizzle Just2 miesięcy temu

    japanese game developers look like fuckin Rockstars

    THIEFGAMER2 miesięcy temu

    i believed both Downpour and Homecoming were pretty enjoyable games but mediocre Silent Hill games

  • TeamRaptor
    TeamRaptor2 miesięcy temu

    Chris hansen is narrating

  • Captain Bongwater
    Captain Bongwater3 miesięcy temu

    Konami shut down _Silent Hills_ and left us with _Hideo Kojima’s Hiking Simulator_ featuring Norman Reedus and the Human Fetus.

  • DeadByDaylight_Gameplays
    DeadByDaylight_Gameplays3 miesięcy temu

    Damn shame slient hill 1-3 best horror games ive ever played i still regularly play the original game on ps1 and the other ones on ps2 wish there was ports to steam as pc is my daily. I'd never liked resident evil as much the only resident evils i liked were 1,2 and 4 .

  • Rob H
    Rob H3 miesięcy temu

    The white noise in the original Silent Hill was one of the scariest things ever lol

  • uncledibby
    uncledibby3 miesięcy temu

    Highest quality PLclip channel to ever exist

  • Lone Wanderer
    Lone Wanderer3 miesięcy temu

    In my opinion, many good or potential games fail, because publishers and sometimes developers, force the game to fit a franchise title, rather than taking the risk of such game being its own work of art. And many times it is best to let a franchise end when is succesful, or even prevent a game to become a franchise for that matter. Success often comes when developers are free to play and implement ideas to produce an outstanding game, but when publishers grasp the success, they imagine that producing games as a franchise is like producing Ford Model Ts, and it fails.

  • Zain Carbajal
    Zain Carbajal3 miesięcy temu


  • Rahim Salamaan
    Rahim Salamaan3 miesięcy temu

    Silent 4 the room was the best for me.

  • k0ngbuster
    k0ngbuster3 miesięcy temu

    Out of curiosity, does J.K. Simmons voice these videos? I am watching Avatar: The Legend of Korra, for the first time, and this gentleman sounds awfully similar to Tenzin from that series.

  • dot0rg
    dot0rg3 miesięcy temu

    Great work.

  • Fallen One
    Fallen One3 miesięcy temu

    thank you konami -_-

  • Brother Juggernaut
    Brother Juggernaut3 miesięcy temu

    not to mention the second movie is supposed to be about a 16 year old girl not a woman in here 40s

  • Ian Cruz

    Ian Cruz

    3 miesięcy temu

    They still doing that back then

  • Martin Rios
    Martin Rios3 miesięcy temu

    I still find myself humming the intro song of the first SH to this day, although I played it 20 years ago. Still gives me like a weird nostalgia I can't explain.

  • Rambo Jesus
    Rambo Jesus3 miesięcy temu

    Silent Hill really wasn't that good of an IP.

  • Ian Cruz

    Ian Cruz

    3 miesięcy temu


  • Shadow Heart
    Shadow Heart3 miesięcy temu

    Still hurts.

  • Christian Leeperrr
    Christian Leeperrr3 miesięcy temu

    What an amazing video

  • T_Rex Diaz
    T_Rex Diaz3 miesięcy temu

    My god everytime i watch the end of this minidocumentary, i want to cry

  • Brad Malone
    Brad Malone3 miesięcy temu

    A new silent hill game is coming.

  • Bakanariyā
    Bakanariyā3 miesięcy temu

    James: "W-why did you blew out his brains!?!?!?" 2:32 Billy: "He call me fat."

  • spookybugs
    spookybugs4 miesięcy temu

    What silent hill needs is a real remake as a jump starter. Give it the RE2 treatment and not only would it grab the attention of old fans but it would lure in new ones. As much flack as it got I recently bought the HD collection since I grew up more on resident evil. And I’m just falling in love with SH. it makes me sad the series has been neglected. It deserves to be remembered.

  • Dodi Forir
    Dodi Forir4 miesięcy temu

    One day it will come back stronger than ever...

  • Shaggster
    Shaggster4 miesięcy temu

    siren was really good too imo

  • Haykel G
    Haykel G4 miesięcy temu

    Silent hill never fall.

  • Michael Schrader
    Michael Schrader4 miesięcy temu

    Konami is dog shit. How do you mange to ruin metal gear and silent hill...

  • Warrior Gaming
    Warrior Gaming4 miesięcy temu

    25:14 excuse me what is this!

  • Geoff 127
    Geoff 1274 miesięcy temu

    And thats why i still have original "uncut" ntsc version- demon babies in the school!! what a mind fk that is.

  • Ian Cruz

    Ian Cruz

    3 miesięcy temu


  • SHN Silent Hill Network
    SHN Silent Hill Network4 miesięcy temu

    don't lie! Hiroyuki Owaku did not write the script for the first part of Silent Hill! The script, like the idea, belongs to Keishiro Toyama and Naoko Sato!

  • mCgoober
    mCgoober4 miesięcy temu

    What a lovely voice 🎙

  • Martin Brichta
    Martin Brichta4 miesięcy temu

    Silent Hill movie was just awesome, all of them. Silent Hill 2 was the best game of the series.

  • Esas
    Esas4 miesięcy temu

    Fuck konami

  • jigokuNeko
    jigokuNeko4 miesięcy temu

    I herd silent hills failed cause Kojima wanted to sale players a complete game where konami didn't but through dlc

  • Genxtasy 99
    Genxtasy 994 miesięcy temu

    That vita game is tedious.

  • Sprits Fal
    Sprits Fal4 miesięcy temu

    In my restless dreams, I see that town. Silent Hill. And how it used to be. Good.

  • Sprits Fal
    Sprits Fal4 miesięcy temu

    1:00 and completely fk them all up after sh3. Like wtf Konami? U had 3 fantastic games in a row for a single series. Why fk that up!?

  • Master Zed
    Master Zed4 miesięcy temu

    silent hill nunca tuvo caida...

  • Sakura Redd
    Sakura Redd4 miesięcy temu

    man, do you do Audio books ? your voice is awesome

  • I like fries
    I like fries4 miesięcy temu

    No matter how hated some of the silent hill games were I still found certain aspects of each particularly enjoyable

  • Jos
    Jos5 miesięcy temu

    Silent hill 3 best horror experience ever

  • YTGC-RoyaleWareX51
    YTGC-RoyaleWareX515 miesięcy temu

    Please make one for The Rise And Fall of Alone In The Dark series ! Make a video about with Gothic, Duke Nukem, Deus Ex and Blood series too

  • -Attack of the youtube Overlords-
    -Attack of the youtube Overlords-5 miesięcy temu

    Man what was it about 2018 that two people made a vid about the fall of silent hill

  • Matt Rangel
    Matt Rangel5 miesięcy temu

    In my restless dreams, I see that game. Silent Hill. You promised you'd give me a new one someday. But you never did.

  • William Allison
    William Allison5 miesięcy temu

    Honestly I think we dont need to revive everything we just need more good thrillers it is hard to constantly recreate and make it original its truly a oxymoron

  • William Allison
    William Allison5 miesięcy temu

    As a kid I always loved the aesthetic of silent hill but was toos scared and young to figure it out however thriller games are the best

  • Parves Koyes
    Parves Koyes5 miesięcy temu

    That cancelled silent hill demo that PewdiePie played could’ve been the best horror game in years you guys have to check it out

  • AscendantGaming
    AscendantGaming5 miesięcy temu

    Sucks i'll never get to play this series because Konami went to downhill, they only make gambling machines now.

  • stoic
    stoic5 miesięcy temu

    Did you guys like outlast 1 and 2?

  • Domino 64
    Domino 645 miesięcy temu

    Goddammit Konami