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Silent Hill 2: Restless Dreams (PlayStation 2)

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Description

Restless Dreams is an updated version of of Silent Hill 2. It contains all of the content of the original version and adds several pieces of new content. The most significant is a new short scenario called Born from a Wish, where players take control of Maria from her first moments right up to where she first appears in the main game. Also included is a sixth ending to the main scenario and a minor feature that allows the player to turn off the graphical effect, which makes the game look like it was shot on cheap film stock.

Screenshots

Silent Hill 2: Restless Dreams PlayStation 2 James approaching a familiar looking figure, could it be...
Silent Hill 2: Restless Dreams PlayStation 2 James saving Angela from... a furniture monster
Silent Hill 2: Restless Dreams PlayStation 2 Meeting Maria
Silent Hill 2: Restless Dreams PlayStation 2 An opening to "Born from a Wish" scenario where you play as Maria

Alternate Titles

  • "Silent Hill 2: 最期の詩" -- Japanese spelling
  • "Silent Hill 2: Saigo no Uta" -- Japanese title
  • "Silent Hill 2: Inner Fears" -- UK Xbox title
  • "Silent Hill 2: Director's Cut" -- European/Australian PC/PS2 title

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User Reviews

Turn off the lights, plug in the stereo and get ready for some chill Quapil (4739) 4.71 Stars4.71 Stars4.71 Stars4.71 Stars4.71 Stars
``this is how to make a survival horror game`` Iced Earth (11) unrated
One of the scariest games I've ever seen. Sycada (175) 4.43 Stars4.43 Stars4.43 Stars4.43 Stars4.43 Stars

The Press Says

Thunderbolt Games Sep 19, 2004 10 out of 10 100
Gamezone (Germany) Oct 01, 2001 8.9 out of 10 89
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Apr 07, 2003 8 out of 10 80
Press Start Online Nov 01, 2006 15 out of 20 75

Forums

Topic # Posts Last Post
Pending correction 8 Crawly (1327)
Jan 14, 2011
Very well done 2 DJP Mom (11118)
Apr 30, 2009
Best survival horror game? 12 Matt Neuteboom (941)
May 24, 2007

Trivia

In the original Silent Hill, the fog was used to cover up the draw distance, due to the limited memory of the PlayStation.

In this game, the fog is purposely used to create a sense of atmosphere and limited visibility, adding to the overall, frightening aspect of the game.

Related Web Sites

  • Hints for Silent Hill 2 for Windows (Questions and answers to help you solve the game.)
  • official homepage (Konami's website for Silent Hill 2. Shows about the game, screenshots, movies and tips&tricks for the game, and is on english language.)
  • official website ("Konami computer entertainment Tokyo" official website on english and japanese. However, japanese link has much more info about the game, including all descriptions you'll need, movies, merchandise and such.)
Jak Din (7) added Silent Hill 2: Restless Dreams (PlayStation 2) on Oct 01, 2001
Other platforms contributed by Brian Hirt (10014) and Karthik KANE (460)