Silent Hill 3
PS2 (MSRP $39.99)
Silent Hill - the other white meat of Survival Horror gaming - remains a love it or hate it in many players' books.
Some say that the game is too tedious, too slow moving or just isn't as good as the Resident Evil series. With an incredibly effective soundtrack, jaw-dropping graphics (probably the best for the PS2), and a riveting storyline, SH3 is one of my current faves to pop in after the kids have gone to bed. Patience (which many just don't have) really is the key to this puzzle-solving title, and there is a lot to explore in this truly frightening game with excellent replay value.