Silent Hill: Downpour is not a revolution in the horror genre, and it probably doesn’t outclass the best games in this franchise. What it does, however, is drag this series out of its depressing slump and deliver a genuinely good, compelling and memorable experience that is driven by a powerful narrative and plenty of terrifying moments. It’s a refreshing game that remains satisfyingly familiar, and when it gets going, it’s hard to put down. And that’s a great relief, since these days Silent Hill usually spells disappointment and missed opportunities. Downpour corrects that, returning the series to greatness.