Silent hill use to be one of the top triple-A survival horror game. Resident evil focuses more on sci-fi horror, While Silent Hill has a more religious undertone. Silent Hill is focusing on the paranormal and supernatural. It is a psychological survival horror game than an action one.
It’s symbolisms will give you an existential crisis because of its deep message. As the title of the game says, It is about namely Silent Hill. A town that is full of dark secrets.
It is a town that will make you face your inner demons the moment you visit. So, in every game, the main protagonist must face monsters that represents their inner demons. The monsters that the protagonist will face is a manifestation of their darkest thoughts.
If you want a summary of the full franchise, This video explains things better.
I remember fans being excited about an upcoming reboot of the series. The Trailer of Silent Hills got released back in 2014. People got super excited. The game would have been a collaboration between Benicio Del Toro and Hideo Kojima. Also, the main character has the likeness of Norman Reedus. It deserves all the hype back then.
Sadly Konami canceled the game and the franchise altogether because Konami decided to focus on mobile games.
Keiichiro Toyama the creator of the first Silent Hill just founded his own Game studio. It will be called Bokeh Game Studio. He can now make games based on his vision. No more need to worry about interruptions from Konami. Bokeh Game Studio will be the name of his own studio. He is currently working on an action adventure game. Toyama believes game will appeal to the Silent hill crowd but also the casuals too. His game will be a Survival horror game with elements of action. I guess his game will be more like Resident evil than Silent hill. I just hope it will be some kind of a Spiritual predecessor.