They are worth playing. 1,2,3 are the best. Your better off emulating them. After that try 4 and Downpour. Don't play the HD collection because they are very poor ports.Growing up I was not allowed to play M rated games, but bow that I'm an adult I have played many horror games that I love. I hear so many rumblings about new Silent hill movies and games. Unfortunately since I missed those games in the past I missed out on the lore and nostalgia. I know there were HD re releases and whatnot, but I've heard iffy things about them.
I have both a Series X and PS5 that I would imagine would be backwards compatible for some of the originals. Can you recommend me the good ones to try so that I can get into the series? And is it even worth it by now?
Stay away from Homecoming and Wii Silent Hill. Those are by far the worst.