The revival of the action-rpg (ARPG) has been welcomed with open arms. Diablo 3 and Torchlight 2 have re-invigorated gaming fandom’s thirst for hacking, slashing and looting. Silent Hill: Book of Memories is an odd entry into this genre. While the game at its core is an ARPG, Silent Hill: Book of Memories is still heavily soaked in Silent Hill lore, though without the suspense and methodical build of dread and anxiety. Silent Hill is known for surreal psychological survival horror flavored with a mix of disturbing imagery and sound. Book of Memories makes many attempts at this while delving into an unlikely game style.