In celebration of Silent Hill’s 20th anniversary, one modder has recreated the opening scene as re-imagined in a cinematic, first-person view.
It’s short, running between three and five minutes long, but took five months to complete as all of its assets were remade from the original models. Have a look at it in action below:
“I had to do HOURS of info research and gameplay viewing (as well as playthroughs myself) in order to get EVERY detail about the original game as I could,” wrote the mod’s creator Zero Trace Operative in a dev blog.
“Luckily I ran into the English book translation and model extractions from the OG game. Of course I wasn’t going to use the actual assets, so I began tracing in 3d. This resulted in a 99% faithful rebuild of the world from scratch. It was a truly intimate experience with one of my favorite games of all time. Seeing the ins and outs of the world through Team Silents eyes, and even partly walking in their shoes in my own way. Breathtaking to be honest.”
To play it yourself, head on over to the Silent Hill Remake demo at itch.io.