Allison Road, the Spiritual Successor to Silent Hill, Canceled

It looks like Silent Hill fans won’t get to find out more about Lily’s story after all.


It’s been a long hard road for Silent Hill fans. After the release of P.T, a special demo made to tease the new Silent Hills game coming from Kojima and Del Toro, was canceled fans weren’t quite sure where their next Silent Hill-esque experience would come from. Then came Allison Road, a first person survival game which was filled with and oozed the creepy and terrifying undertones of the pure horror that P.T. had elicited. The game even garnered enough attention to cancel its kickstarter and join up with Team17, a popular publisher of indie game titles.

Sadly, all the promise and excitement around Allison Road has come to an end, as the official Twitter account for the game by Lillith, LTD. has announced that the game’s development has been ceased, indefinitely.

No reasons for the cancellation have been given as of yet, but we’ll be sure to update this story with more information when we find out. For now, you can check out the original tweet from the official twitter below.

It’s really sad to see this happen to another game of this style, especially after the entire debacle surrounding the Kojima/ Del Toro collaboration. Will we ever see another true horror style game in this format? I guess time will only tell.

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    June 4, 2016 6:47 PM

    Josh Hawkins posted a new article, Allison Road, the Spiritual Successor to Silent Hills, Canceled

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      June 4, 2016 9:31 PM

      And those guys cancelled their kickstarter. That game should cost $50k to make if the guys know what they are doing.

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        June 5, 2016 5:20 AM

        Yeah, they realized people expected them to be able to retain staff with only $50k for salaries, nevermind operating expenses.

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      June 4, 2016 9:41 PM

      Siren: Blood Curse is free this month on PS3 PS+

      By the creator of the original Silent Hill.

      Which nobody played, even though it was the best horror game of the last gen.

      I'm so tired of this, lol. Kojima should do a totally NEW IP, not some Silent Hill rehash when Toyama is still out there with his own group, working for Sony.

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        June 4, 2016 10:24 PM

        I'm of the unpopular opinion that Silent Hill was light years ahead of Silent Hill 2. I hope some game comes out that manages to capture the same sense of dread that game created.

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          June 4, 2016 10:51 PM

          Original Silent Hill, for me, was all about the incredible sound design. Total masterpiece.

          You've played Siren or Siren: Blood Curse?

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            June 5, 2016 1:33 AM

            Friend of mine had just purchased a surround sound system and a PS2. He did the Saving Private Ryan test (it blew my mind that you could hear the bullets whizzing behind your head). Then he grinned and pulled out a copy of Silent Hill. I had never even heard of it before. 30 minutes in and I was too afraid to touch my feet to the floor, fearing something under the couch would pull me under.

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          June 5, 2016 12:00 AM

          I remember being really bitter about the number of SH2 fans that strongly denigrated SH1 for some dumb reason. It was a pretty popular thing to do, and a lot of them promptly shit on SH3 when it styled itself after SH1 more than SH2.

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            June 5, 2016 2:05 AM

            For narrative SH2 is stronger. It deals with some really heavy and very adult themes about long-term illness and the guilt that often comes with it, without sentimentalizing the trauma. It isn't perfect, but it's a terrific game for arguing that games are art.

            SH1, on the other hand, totally accomplished what it set out for as a perfect game adaptation of Jacob's Ladder. Honestly, in pure style I enjoy SH1 more. I love the cheesier music and well handled atmosphere and the wonky enemies and the creepy, creepy environment, and the horror movie nod gags, but SH2 nailed something that even movies like Tree of Life and Jacob's Ladder had to turn into melodrama about enlightenment and death.

            As far as what SH games to shit on or not, it's tough because the first two games hit very distinct notes very, very well and the other games struggled to either fit in or do something distinct.

            Personally I thought Origins was unjustly panned. It really hit the SH1 vibe (even if the story had a few holes in it).

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              June 5, 2016 2:16 AM

              I'm good with most of the Silent Hill games to one extent or another, but Siren was orders of magnitude better than all of them put together. The gameplay mechanism, forcing the player in and out of first person view from the eyes of the evil enemies, is just so incredibly disturbing. The disjointed timeline where your actions in one segment affected the gameplay in others was tougher than nails, but also brilliant.

              Siren: Blood Curse streamlined everything and added a little Western-style spin. Some of the most frightening mission setups I've ever encountered in a game.

              Anyone who likes horror games or just wants to see how deeply a game can manipulate a player's mind should play at least one of these. They're the most intellectual horror games made so far. I'm waiting for them to be topped, but it just hasn't happened yet, even though there are some decent ones that have come after.

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                June 5, 2016 2:24 AM

                Too bad it was a ps3 exclusive. :\

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                  June 5, 2016 2:33 AM

                  Siren was PS2 exclusive too. The guy works for Sony Japan Studio. They snagged him after Silent Hill. D:

                  The rumor is now that Gravity Rush 2 is wrapping up, he's on a new horror game, where he wants to do something short but really dense. That'd be an interested direction….

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                  June 5, 2016 2:40 AM

                  They're not the best games to watch someone else playing on youtube, but it's worth taking a look if you don't have a way of playing either of them.

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          June 5, 2016 2:31 AM

          You are not alone.

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          June 5, 2016 5:41 AM


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