Mine is Silent Hill 3 simply because it got rid of all problems previous Silent Hill games had as walking for long distances in foggy places which was used to make up for lack of substance. Another thing I liked about it is increasing the number of locations and decreasing the number of rooms which you have to go in to see whether there's an item you need to pick up or a document to read.
I also like the fact that Silent Hill 3 protagonist is a young woman. Yay for gender biase! Seriously though, realistic portrayal of women in video games is rare. So seeing a realistic looking character who's not only playable but a main character too is quite refreshing.
You play as Heather, a teenage girl who wakes up one day and finds herself in an alternative Silent Hill. As Heather tries to unveil the mystery behind the alteration, she learns about her upbringing and that she was was supposed to bring "Salvation" to humanity. But the people whom her father took away from seek revenge and eventually kill her father. I'm not sure where "Silent Hill" fits into all that and why protagonists from other Silent Hill games keep coming back and whether it's haunted or not but it still holds your interest in the game.
The thing I like about Silent Hill 3 the most is the levels. The game is set in different parts of the town. Despite going back to locations from previous games as the hospital and church, Silent Hill 3 features one of the most clas-sic settings for horror stories which is of course the theme park, precisely the haunted mansion. Besides stunning character models which I consider the best on PS2, the crew did an excellent job at capturing the atmosphere of what the location is based on. Silent hill 3 feels like a cheap horror flick but in a good way. It's not over the top and doesn't try to be a block buster game like other horror titles and that's what I love about the series.
So what's your favorite Silent Hill game?