Silent Hill 3 is the third installment in the Silent Hill survival horror series. It is a direct sequel to the first Silent Hill game, staged seventeen years after the game's events. This entry is centered on a teenage girl named Heather who is drawn into Silent Hill's bizarre reality after a terrifying experience one afternoon at a shopping mall. She ultimately discovers she is a part of the plans of the town's cult, and becomes caught in a conflict within the cult itself.
The game was released in mid-2003 for the Sony PlayStation 2 and was ported to the PC later that year. It was mostly well-received by critics, especially in its presentation, including the environments, graphics and audio, as well as the overall horror elements and themes that are continued from past installments.