Silent Hill: Downpour didn't hit me like a Silent Hill game right away. It was a strange and different type of beginning that didn't have the same impact I am used to. It DID have impact, since it was unusual and violent to be forced to beat and stab someone to death, but it wasn't what I was expecting.
You play as Murphy Pendleton, an inmate at Ryall State Prison, who is being transferred to another facility. Shortly after, the bus crashes. Some are killed, most disappear, and Murphy is left to find his way out of the woods. Soon enough you will find yourself in Devil's Pit, a seemingly deserted, foggy, rainy and isolated mining town that becomes the starting point of your trip.