Silent Hill 4: The Room, an installment in the popular Silent Hill series of survival horror games, casts you in the role of Henry Townshend, a young man who woke up five days ago to find his apartment door locked and chained shut, with no way out. Trapped in his apartment, ignored by the neighbors who pass by silently in the hall, Henry has been suffering nightmares.
Soon after you start the game, a hole opens in the wall of Henry's bathroom, and he climbs through it to find himself in a series of strange and horrifying worlds, linked by a mystery involving a dead serial killer. It's up to you to explore these worlds and figure out what's going on with Henry without losing your sanity — or your life.
After solving the puzzles in each level, you're returned to Henry's apartment, where you can rest, restock your inventory, and listen to the radio for further clues. But as the game progresses, things begin to get stranger and stranger in the "real world" of the room, and it becomes less of a refuge and more of a danger to you.
Silent Hill 4: The Room is more action-oriented and less puzzle-centric than other games in the series, but it maintains the trademark Silent Hill creepiness. Play it for a challenging time, and more than a few disturbing moments.