The eighth feature entry in Konami's premiere survival-horror series continues the traditions of tense exploration and hell-spawned attacks in a disturbing, rural setting, while adding stereoscopic 3D visuals to engulf the player in hazy scenes of pending doom. Set in and around the recurrently creepy town of Silent Hill, Downpour follows an original storyline of a main character with a troubled background. The adventure begins as a prison bus goes off the road in a heavy storm, and convict Murphy Pendleton finds himself, alone and unarmed, in the woods that outskirt the village.
Many of Downpour's locations may be familiar from earlier adventures, but even players who have survived Silent Hill in the past will explore never-before-seen areas, including a diner, defunct transport tunnels, and an abandoned mine, aptly called the Devil's Pit. The first Silent Hill game produced since Akira Yamaoka left Konami, Downpour's score was composed by Daniel Licht, known for his work on Showtime's macabre serial killer drama, Dexter. The pop-metal band Korn contributes a song to the soundtrack as well. ~ T.J. Deci, All Game Guide