Silent Hill 4: The Room is the fourth installment in the Konami Silent Hill survival horror series. The game was released in Japan in June 2004 and in North America and Europe in September of that same year. Silent Hill 4 was released for the Sony PlayStation 2 and the Microsoft Xbox consoles as well as the PC. A soundtrack release was also made at the same time.
Unlike the previous installments, which were set primarily in the disturbed town of Silent Hill, this game is set in the fictional town of South Ashfield, and is focused on the character of Henry Townshend attempting to escape from his locked-down apartment. He explores a series of supernatural worlds and finds himself in conflict with an undead serial killer.
Originally intended to be unrelated to the Silent Hill series, Silent Hill 4 features an altered gameplay style with third-person navigation and plot elements taken from previous installments. In the actual room, gameplay is seen in first person mode. The player is required to exorcise the house using various items to keep out harmful spirits inbetween visiting strange world in which he reaches through a hole in his bathroom wall. Upon its release the game received a mixed critical reaction due to deviations from the original Silent Hill style.