Silent Hill 4 might be Konami's next PC rerelease

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A rating for Konami's Silent Hill 4: The Room for PC has shown up on the PEGI website, rating it 18 for graphic violence. Last week, Konami's PC ports of Metal Gear, Metal Gear Solid, Metal Gear Solid 2, and a Castlevania & Contra two-pack were rereleased on GOG. Could some of the early Silent Hill games be about to join them?

Silent Hill 4 originally came out in 2004, and was the last game in the series to be made by original developers Team Silent. It alternates between first-person segments where you're trapped in an apartment, and third-person survival horror sections more traditional of the series. While not the best of them, it's still fondly remembered and someone even went to the trouble of recreating its apartment in Unity.

A PC port was released in 2004, but is hard to track down nowadays. It would be a perfect candidate for a digital rerelease, as would Silent Hill 2 and Silent Hill 3, which both received ports back in the day—though the original never did.

Here's why Silent Hill belongs on PC.

Jody Macgregor
Weekend/AU Editor

Jody's first computer was a Commodore 64, so he remembers having to use a code wheel to play Pool of Radiance. A former music journalist who interviewed everyone from Giorgio Moroder to Trent Reznor, Jody also co-hosted Australia's first radio show about videogames, Zed Games. He's written for Rock Paper Shotgun, The Big Issue, GamesRadar, Zam, Glixel, Five Out of Ten Magazine, and, whose cheques with the bunny logo made for fun conversations at the bank. Jody's first article for PC Gamer was about the audio of Alien Isolation, published in 2015, and since then he's written about why Silent Hill belongs on PC, why Recettear: An Item Shop's Tale is the best fantasy shopkeeper tycoon game, and how weird Lost Ark can get. Jody edited PC Gamer Indie from 2017 to 2018, and he eventually lived up to his promise to play every Warhammer videogame.