Closer first appeared in Silent Hill 3 as a possible replacement of the Mandarin from Silent Hill 2 with similar characteristics. Closer is a humanoid tall monster with club-like arms and an extensible blade-like bone fragment from the tips of their arms.
Closer is a symbol of the manifestation of Alessa Gillespie's memories of her mother's suffering, hence the enlarged arms. Closers are found in Central Square Shopping Center, Hazel Street Station, Brookhaven Hospital (roof), Lakeside Amusement Park and the Chapel.
In the modification, Silent Hill Exotica, Closer appears with Insane Cancer to attack the player as part of his nightmare, his appearance in the mod is exactly the one featured in Silent Hill 3. However, due to the one year gap between Silent Hill 3 and GTA Vice City, this myth is deemed as false along with futile search results from the internal files, deeming the myth as false.