Henry Townshend finds himself trapped in his apartment that has been cursed by a deeply rooted evil. Only by exploring mysterious portals leading to disturbing alternate worlds will Henry begin to uncover the truth. However, in true Silent Hill fashion, mysterious new characters, horrendous creatures, and the undead will use any means necessary to impede his progress. Silent Hill 4: The Room features a terrifying experience that fans and newcomers will never forget.
Silent Hill 4's gameplay will be taking a new turn. The trademark radio and flashlight of the series have been removed, and there is now a realtime menu and enemies that can go through walls. These are all elements which are meant to invoke a specific fear of constantly being chased, with no place to rest (hence the lack of a "safe" menu screen). There is also a new feature during fighting, wherein the player gets a power gauge, and can adjust the power of Henry's attack "like a golf game," according to Akira Yamaoka, the game's producer. Another new addition to the series is the first-person view, which will be automatically switched from third-person when the player is in Henry's apartment, and back to third-person for the rest of the game
- A new Silent Hill adventure, where terror comes to your room
- Horrific new monsters, including spirits that can attack through walls
- Expansive areas to explore, including a forest, prison, and hotel
- A cast of mysterious new characters