NeoGAFs Kent Brockman
Using Epic Games' Unreal Engine 5, one group of fan developers called Codeless Studio created a wonderfully spooky Silent Hill remake.
Have you ever wondered what Silent Hill might look like on a more modern game engine? Luckily, one group of developers called Codeless Studio took it upon themselves to explore that question, reimagining Silent Hill in Unreal Engine 5.
On January 9th, Codeless Studio uploaded a four-and-a-half-minute video showcasing their Silent Hill fan remake. The video follows the first few minutes of the original Silent Hill game, as Harry Mason cautiously walks through the eponymous Silent Hill for the first time.
Though the video shows pre-alpha gameplay footage, the characters and environment already look fantastic. Also using fog to obscure distant buildings, the remake retains the same feeling of growing unease that made the original so tense. Keeping the original off-kilter camera angles and industrial soundtrack, this Unreal Engine 5 version visually takes Silent Hill to the next level.
Though Codeless Studio’s remake isn’t a 1-to-1 copy of the original, you can catch glimpses of the major recognizable moments in the video. Harry Mason’s crashed car eases out of frame, the broken wheelchair and gurney waver in the alley. Unreal 5’s advanced lighting really makes the rain and blood pop, forcing the viewer to take notice as the streets get progressively slicker with blood.
Even cooler, the alleyway scenes feel even more claustrophobic and cramped in the remake. Lit only by a match, the realistic flame emits only a small radius of light. With only so much visible, it makes turning each corner more dreadful than the last. It’s an impressive visual upgrade, yet keeps the design that made Silent Hill such a successful horror game.
This is a fan remake of Silent Hill, we are not related nor have anything to do with Konami and its intellectual property.
It's a real time gameplay footage running on Unreal Engine 5.
First of all we would like to thank you for all the love and support you have given to our project, we feel totally overwhelmed with love and we know that there are many things to polish!
Secondly, nobody but us would like to finish it, but the Silent Hill license is not ours so it is legally impossible for us. Our intention has been to share with you what is something we love and we hope you do too.
We will try to continue the project, improving the demo and adding different playable areas, puzzles, enemies...
Again we want to thank you for all your support and love.
PS: we will keep uploading content (related or not to Silent Hill)!