Trendy Gamers: Silent Hill: Downpour is not a redefining experience. It does not return the Silent Hill franchise to its former glory or revolutionize the survival-horror genre. It does not have the complex characters, gripping narrative, and oppressive atmosphere that fans have been hoping to see again ever since Silent Hill 2. The game lacks tension, is a buggy mess, and contains several sections that seem to be designed to actively annoy the player. Most surprisingly, is that despite all this there is still an incredibly fun and satisfying game to be played here.