Since 1999, counting spin-offs and re-releases, there have been 18 Silent Hill games—and you can count the really, really great ones on one hand. That's a dismal average for a series with this much potential, and compelling proof that, when it comes to Silent Hill, Konami has no idea what it's doing. The first game launched on the original PlayStation in the late '90s, when the company was a powerhouse.
Games like Suikoden II, Metal Gear Solid, and Castlevania: Symphony of the Night sealed its reputation as one of the best publishers/developers in the business. And Silent Hill—a provocative, stylish, and mature horror game that made Resident Evil look like a B-movie—only strengthened that prestige.