Books

Novels

Silent Hill

Original title: サイレントヒル (角川ホラー文庫)
Region:
Japan
Release date: 2006.06.25
Publisher: Kadokawa Shoten
Writers: Paula Edgewood, Osamu Makino
Pages: 267
ISBN-13: 978-4043522088

Novelization of the Silent Hill film.

Silent Hill: The Novel

Original title: コナミノベルス「サイレントヒル」
Region:
Japan
Release date: 2006.08.11
Publisher: Konami Digital Entertainment
Writer: Sadamu Yamashita
Illustrations: Masahiro Ito
Pages: 272
ISBN-13: 978-4861558153

Novelization of the first Silent Hill game. Features 8 full page illustrations by Masahiro Ito (SH1-3 monster designer): 4 colour and 4 black-and-white.

Silent Hill 2: The Novel

Original title: サイレントヒル2 (コナミノベルス)
Region:
Japan
Release date: 2006.11.22
Publisher: Konami Digital Entertainment
Writer: Sadamu Yamashita
Illustrations: Masahiro Ito
Pages: 304
ISBN-13: 978-4861558320

Novelization of the second Silent Hill game. Features 4 full page illustrations by Masahiro Ito.

Silent Hill 3: The Novel

Original title: サイレントヒル 3 (KONAMI NOVELS)
Region:
Japan
Release date: 2007.07.27
Publisher: Konami Digital Entertainment
Writer: Sadamu Yamashita
Illustrations: Masahiro Ito
Pages: 288
ISBN-13: 978-4861558429

Novelization of the third Silent Hill game. Features 8 full page illustrations by Masahiro Ito.

Silent Hill Revelation

Original title: サイレントヒル リベレーション (竹書房文庫)
Region:
Japan
Release date: 2013.06.27
Publisher: Takeshobo
Writer: Kiyome Abe
Pages: 231
ISBN-13: 978-4812495148

Novelization of the second Silent Hill film.

Non-Fiction Books

Silent Hill: The Terror Engine (Landmark Video Games)

Author: Bernard Perron
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
Region: USA
Release date: 2012.01.03
Pages: 172
ISBN:
- 978-0-472-05162-5 (Paperback)
- 978-0-472-07162-3 (Hardcover)
- 978-0-472-90033-6 (Open Access)

A close analysis of the first three Silent Hill games and a general look at the whole series.

Bienvenue à Silent Hill: Voyage au coeur de l'enfer

Authors: Damien Mecheri, Bruno Provezza
Publisher:
Third Editions
Region:
France
Release date:
2016.05.25
Pages: 296
ISBN: 979-10-94723-38-8

The book is dedicated to the myth of Silent Hill, tracing with precision the genesis of this series, dissecting its universe as well as its inspirations, to finish by revealing all its secrets.

La ciudad doliente. Bienvenidos a Silent Hill

Author: Sergio Lifante "Quetzal"
Publisher:
Héroes de papel
Region:
Spain
Release date:
2018.05.25
Pages: 240
ISBN: 978-84-948168-4-0 (standard and limited editions)

Analysis of the entire series from its birth and splendor to its decline including its influences, complicated mythology and legacy, as well as the keys by which this series became a myth of terror in video games.

Silent Hill 2

Author: Mike Drucker
Publisher:
Boss Fight Books
Region:
USA
Release date:
2021.01.26
Pages: 176
ISBN: 978-1-940535-27-2

Silent Hill 2 doubles down on what made the first game so compelling: The feeling of being lost in a foggy, upside-down town as unsettling as it is familiar. Nearly two decades after first experiencing Silent Hill 2, writer and comedian Mike Drucker returns to its dark depths to explore how this bold video game delivers an experience that is tense, nightmarish, and anything but fun.

With an in-depth and highly personal study of its tragic cast of characters, and a critical examination of developer Konami’s world design and uneven marketing strategy, Drucker examines how Silent Hill 2 forces its players to grapple with the fact that very real-world terrors of trauma, abuse, shame, and guilt are far more threatening than any pyramid-headed monster could ever be.