The Survival Horror genre straddles several genres. Is it a shooter? An action game? An adventure? The games usually feature a combination of puzzle-solving, investigation, shooting and sneaking - which doesn't take the genre a million miles away from the Adventure Game.
Story is always a truly important element, and that isn't more true in any Survival Horror game than it is in Silent Hill. So it is with some excitement that we anticipate the latest title in the series. Will it re-capture the excellent atmosphere and thrills of the first few games, or be a stinker like Silent Hill: Homecoming? I got some hands-on preview time with the game at the Eurogamer Expo 2011, and you can read my full hands-on impressions here.