Silent Hill Homecoming tells the tale of, ex-soldier, Alex Shepherd and his brief return visit to his hometown, Shepherd's Glen. He arrives to find the city in shambles, with most of the townsfolk plastered on various missing persons flyers, destroyed roads, a foggy ash-raining climate, and various forms of hellish monsters roaming about. His encounters with the various characters in town range from awkward to standoffish, with only two actual friends. As you return home to find your distraught mother staring blankly out the window, you learn that your father and younger brother are also missing. This begins your traversing the strange and creepy journey between the normal world and the nightmarish evil world as your quest to find your missing family members eventually brings you to the nearby Silent Hill.