"Stranger Things" Season 2 is just around the corner, and fans are all the more excited to once again set foot in the fictional world of Hawkins, Indiana, in the 1980s. This science fiction-horror Netflix television series was an overnight sensation, averaging 14.07 million views in its first 35 days of release with its cast receiving multiple nominations from different award giving bodies. The show itself received positive reviews in general and continued to gain momentum in the web television scene.

The show featured different references to the decade's pop culture, like "Dungeons and Dragons" (a fantasy tabletop role-playing game) and the Atari 2600 (a home video game console released in 1977).

The show itself serves as a portal to old school geeks and gamers who feel much at home watching the series. it won't be long before we hear producers and developers wanting to cash in on a "Stranger Things" video game.

The "Stranger Things" brand shows a lot of promise, moreover, it has such potential that we actually feel that it deserves a video game adaptation or at least a game that is loosely based on it. With the likes of "The Walking Dead" and "Game of Thrones," "Stranger Things" is another good candidate for a television series spawning a video game title that doesn't actually suck, you can almost see an ST game with a psychological horror theme.

While fans wait and hope for an immersive video game experience based on "Stranger Things," we can all soak into a much similar scare we can find in "Silent Hill." There are some striking similarities and a few reasons why ST fans should start playing this pretty messed up game.

The alternate dimensions

The hit web television series "Stranger Things" featured and introduced an alternate dimension called the upside down, this realm exists in parallel to the human world though it is mysterious, gloomy, foggy and is almost entirely bereft of human life. This idea of fear can also be seen in the highly acclaimed video game franchise "Silent Hill."

SH's otherworld concept is pretty much the same as ST's upside down.

Otherworld, like the upside down, is seen as a grim and disturbing reflection of the locales of the town present in the game of "Silent Hill," it is also pictured as a dark, decaying, oppressive, ruined universe inhabited by monsters haunting this god forsaken place.

Easily the worst place to hang out, "Stranger Things" fans and "Silent Hill" players can easily relate to these wretched and miserable worlds.

Missing kids

ST's first episode was about the disappearance of a kid named Will Byers, from there, it took its audiences to an epic journey of finding and saving this lost dude. "Silent Hill" started its video game series in the same fashion, where Harry was knocked out unconscious after a car accident, wakes up to find his daughter Cheryl missing. He then sets off to venture the snowy fog-covered town to save her regardless of what lies ahead.

Both the TV series and the video game franchise kicked their stories off with missing children, leaving fans and players wanting to know more and hungry to explore the spooky setting both the show and the video game had to offer.

"Stranger Things" Season 2 will start streaming on Netflix on Friday, Oct.

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