Silent Hill is often regarded as one of the scariest franchises out there, and there is a lot of love directed specifically at the second game in the series. What really makes Silent Hill 2 stand out is the inclusion of the antagonist Pyramid Head. He is more than just a cosplay staple at cons. Pyramid Head is partly remarkable for his design, which leverages the grotesque, combining distinctly humanoid features with more unnatural elements. This works perfectly as the creature's function in the game is both symbolic and psychological. Pyramid Head is consistently shocking and his presence is potent, somehow standing out as exceptionally well-executed in a game that is rife with quality components.