After a beginning part that sets up the game’s story, you’ll find yourself in the southeast corner of Silent Hill. But this isn’t just your starting point, it’s the hub from which you’ll explore the town.
Unlike previous Hill games, where you only got to visit a small section of the scary suburb, Downpour lets you wander all of its streets. In fact, because the town is so large, and can take a while to traverse, the developers have included a subway system so you can quickly travel from one part of town to the next. Though you will have to complete some of those aforementioned side quests to unlock different stations.