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In the end, the Greatest Hits release of Silent Hill 2 trumps the original because of the additional storyline, but even on its own, it still stands strong as the top survival horror game of the decade. Silent Hill 2 is leading the way for all video games into an era of beautiful, wonderful games designed to entertain the masses. Wonderfully, after playing through the game once, you can play through again and again, as the games multiple endings make it well-worth the trip back into Silent Hill. Pick up Silent Hill 2, and prepare for one of the best experiences of your gaming career.
Noch schauriger, noch erschreckender und noch bizarrer präsentiert sich der Nachfolger des Horror-Spektakels auf der PS One. War den der Vorgänger nicht beklemmend genug... nein, diese düstere Fortsetzung ist noch beängstigender und triumphiert zu einem Horror-König in der Spielwelt auf.
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For the Platinum release of Silent Hill 2 you not only get the original PS2 games but also the once-Xbox-exclusive bonus scenario. This additional four-hour journey into Hell is in a similar vein as the rest of the original game, so expect more dark, moody visuals, scares around every corner and a sick plot that'll make your skin crawl. On the whole not worth getting if you already own Silent Hill 2, but newbie horror freaks looking to satisfy their bloodlust should definitely get stuck in.
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Pyramid Head, the game’s lead villain, is an effective personification of the Silent Hill 2 experience. Though he lumbers around with all the grace of a shopping trolley, beneath his silent exterior lies a subtlety and purpose that few videogames have ever managed to explore in such unspoken and uncertain terms. While the one-off scares are easy to recall in the short term, it’s the slow-burning dissection of Silent Hill 2’s magnificent plot that will remain with us for some years yet.
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||How smart (or dumb) you perceive the game's artificial intelligence to be
||How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.)
||The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines
||How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes
|Sound / Music
||The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition
|Story / Presentation
||The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed
|Overall MobyScore (40 votes)