Your Franchise Sucks: Silent Hill

Silent Hill Rabbit 274x300 Your Franchise Sucks: Silent Hill Welcome to the fifth episode in our bi-weekly series Your Franchise Sucks — which focuses on why various, iconic franchises are actually garbage. Granted, some of them may be lovable garbage, but garbage nonetheless. This is in no way meant to be a rational, critical examination of a franchise, but rather a group of gamers discussing their love and hatred, rational or not. This week, we attempt to survive Silent Hill.

Jen is joined by Adam Greene from Marooner’s RockZack Reese from The Gaming Vault, Dan Tack of Forbes and Luke Riley of Starburst Magazine to discuss the highs and lows of Silent Hill. While everyone can agree Silent Hill and Silent Hill 2 are two of the greatest horror games ever made, there is much discussion on when the franchise first went downhill and whether or not it can redeem itself.


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About Jen Bosier

Jen lives with her husband, daughter and super-villain cats. If she's not reading comics or engrossed in a WH40k novel, she's probably telling you which horror games you should be playing. She's a recovering member of the PC Master Race, and a reluctant Xbox fangirl. You can also find her on the Furious Fourcast.


  1. Silent Hill 2 I can agree with, the original… eh, I don’t know about that one. I feel Konami had a general idea that they better realized with the first sequel (hence why it’s actually great) but beyond the second it was nothing but a running game of “How can we drop the ball even quicker?”

    Then, of course, Konami went completely off the deep end as a company in general and started mishandling things that shouldn’t have been mishandled (Silent 2/3 HD) and otherwise exhibited signs that they were out to make that money as opposed to delivering any kind of quality product.

    I’d say I have some inner-lurking faith that a good game is yet on the horizon for the series but Konami itself has pretty much squashed that for me. Whereas Capcom still manages to get wood on the ball once in a while, I think Konami swats at the air wildly whether they have a bat in hand or not.

  2. Ugh, not this again, Look, Silent Hill 1 was a classic, and 2 through 4. After that, it was OK. You people complain to much.

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