I know that Silent Hill has been out for about two and a half years, but I just picked it up as part of the $19.99 greatest hits PS series. Very glad I did too, since this game is apparently out of print. I didn't even own a Playstation when this game first came out and missed much of the hype about it. I did a search but couldn't find any threads about the original Silent Hill, only SH2. I've been playing the game for about a week now and would like to get some other opinions. As for me, I'm totally into it. This is my first horror game, really. I had always heard that the game was really gory and scary and I must concur. In the very beginning, I was like "This isn't so scary," (except for that music they play during the opening cinema sequence which I found to be freaky as hell) but then I got to the door that leads you outside into the darkness on the way to the school. Then my reaction was "oh shit". Ever since I got to the school, this game has kept my nerves on end. I have a sense of dread each time I open a door, afraid of what may be behind it. Though I haven't found the monsters themselves to be very scary, it's the whole atmosphere and feel of the game that piles on the suspense. I will soon be entering the "Nightmare School" and am both dreading and anxiously awaiting it. I have decided to only play Silent Hill in the daytime. If anyone doesn't mind talking about a dinosaur of a system like PS1, I would love to hear some opinions and personal experiences with this great game.