Silent HIll 2: Enhanced Edition For The PC Is Still Receiving Much-Needed Updates As Shown In A Recent Trailer

Silent HIll 2: Enhanced Edition For The PC Is Still Receiving Much-Needed Updates As Shown In A Recent Trailer
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There have been many impactful survival-horror games throughout history, but one of the most important has been Silent Hill. The series burst on the gaming scene back in the late 90s. It was beloved for its unique atmospheric experiences, which can be attributed to the heavy fog that your characters always had to wade through.  You would be hard-pressed to find a more iconic visual element in a game, quite honestly.

Unfortunately, the Silent Hill franchise has tapered off. The last official game was Silent Hill: Book of Memories. It was a complete departure from elements that fans have grown to know and love. The dungeon-crawler design is fun initially, but after a while, it can grow very tedious.

Fans looking for a competent Silent Hill experience received hope in Silent Hill 2: Enhanced Edition for the PC. It’s a fan project that features some of the best elements of the second installment, which is one of the most popular in the entire franchise. Sure, it’s not a new game by any means, but its community constantly supports it with updates.

They were just featured in a recent update video, which highlights some of the improvements that fans have worked so hard on these last couple of months. In the video, we see a huge change in the shadow schemes. They’re much more dynamic than they were in the console version. That has always been a major issue for a lot of gamers. Some areas are just so hard to see and it feels like you have to stumble around for a while to finally figure out where it is you’re heading. That issue is noticeably absent, thankfully.

The controller schemes have also received a major update. For example, now when there are tense moments, your controller starts to rumble as to signal your character’s heartbeat getting stronger and stronger. It may seem like a subtle change, but it has a huge effect on players’ overall experiences.

Even just visually, this enhanced edition seems way better than past PC ports and the console edition. It truly is the definitive way to play Silent Hill 2. That’s great to see because this game really is a gem in the survival-horror space. It features great characters and an emotionally gripping story that you just have to experience for yourself. It seems like the sky is the limit for this installment thanks to community efforts.