"It's unquestionably still part of the canon; some may view it as a half-sibling and a stepchild. You play Alex Shepherd, a young man discharged from the military. On your way home, you discover that your younger brother Joshua is missing; when you get home, your father is also missing and your mother has become catatonic. The plot is still unpredictable, but it doesn't feel original. The biggest divergence here is that while a few questions are left open, most are answered; if understanding why all the characters do what they do and become what they become would ruin Silent Hill for you, you may feel betrayed by this game (do not worry: there is still a UFO ending)."