Games we’re glad we can’t smell


Silent Hill

The entire Silent Hill series is one pus-encrusted plaster, drifting towards your open mouth in a septic swimming pool of despair. To paraphrase: it reeks. The Toluca Lake town is populated by what can only be described as living medical waste: think filthy straight jackets, soiled mattress monsters and the unspeakable grot that resides on Pyramid Head’s apron. Add to this the series obsession with fishing around in filth-encrusted toilets and stagnant, semi-flooded dungeons, and you realise that it isn’t fog that clogs the town; it’s stink.