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The Silent Hill Collection (PlayStation 2)

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Advertising Blurbs

Back of Case - PlayStation 2 (UK):

    In your hands, a one way ticket to the cursed town of SILENT HILL...
    no guarantee that you'll ever find your way out...

    A macabre collection of all PlayStation 2 episodes (Silent Hill 2, 3 and 4) from the critically acclaimed SILENT HILL series.

    Follow the footsteps of three who have inexplicably found their way into Silent Hill, pursued a bloody trail in an eerie mist-filled town harbouring the most unspeakable, depraved secrets... and descended into a nightmare full of mutilated fiends lurking in the shadows and fog... of which there seems no escape!

    Can you keep hold of your sanity when plummeted into a grotesque and mangled alternate world, your mind invaded by creepy murmurs and white noise?
    Why are you there? Who can you trust?
    How do you survive the horrors that are predestined for you...?!

    A must for all fans of horror who dare to explore the depths of their innermost fears...

    These games contain scenes of graphic violence and should not be played by people of a nervous disposition.

    Contributed by TechSmurfy (813) on May 11, 2012.

UK publisher's website:
    Konami is releasing all three PlayStation 2 Silent Hill games as part of a cut-price Limited Edition box set. Silent Hill 2, Silent Hill 3, and Silent Hill 4: The Room will be re-launched to coincide with the Hollywood film starring Sean Bean (Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring, The Dark) and directed by Christophe Gans (Brotherhood of the Wolf). If you’ve yet to brave the horrors that lie beyond the fog in Silent Hill, there has never been a better time.

    Each game is linked to the mysterious town of Silent Hill, a mist-covered and deserted place where misshapen creatures lurk in the shadows and abandoned buildings. It was first visited in the PSOne title of the same name in 1999, before the three sequels made the leap to PlayStation 2 and added larger play areas and more grotesque imagery.

    All of Konami’s Silent Hill games are famed for their potent mix of puzzle-solving, exploration and jump-out-of-your-skin combat elements. Beautifully-realised and haunting cinematic cut scenes reveal new twists in the plot as the mystery of Silent Hill is developed.

    In Silent Hill 2, James Sunderland's life is shattered when his young wife Mary suffers a tragic death. Three years later, a mysterious letter arrives from Mary, beckoning him to return to their sanctuary of memories, the dark realm of Silent Hill.

    Silent Hill 3 begins with a young girl called Heather innocently shopping in a sprawling mall, only to find herself transported to Silent Hill for reasons linked to her childhood. The gradual transformation of the shopping mall into the rotting locations of the town is eerily conveyed.

    Silent Hill 4: The Room is the most claustrophobic entry to the series. A young man called Henry Townshend finds himself trapped in his apartment, unable to contact anyone outside. A large portal has appeared in his bathroom that leads him to Silent Hill and a terrifying plot that could see the town's inhuman denizens invading our dimension. As the town's evil seeps through the portal, Townshend’s apartment starts to decay.

    Contributed by Sciere (245445) on Apr 28, 2006.

Press release (29th March 2006):

    Return to Silent Hill

    Konami of Europe hails launch of new Silent Hill movie with three-game box set showing how it all started...

    As cinema-goers await Christophe Gans' big screen interpretation of Silent Hill, Konami of Europe – the publisher of the renowned horror series – has announced it is to release The Silent Hill Collection: a special limited box-set featuring the three PlayStation 2 games that inspired the new movie.

    Due for release in April to coincide with the Silent Hill movie's debut, The Silent Hill Collection comprises Silent Hill 2, Silent Hill 3, and Silent Hill 4: The Room, offering a massive overview of the games that redefined the horror genre. Each game is linked to the mysterious town of Silent Hill, a mist-covered and deserted place where misshapen creatures lurk in the shadows and abandoned buildings. It was first visited in the PSOne title of the same name in 1999, before the three sequels made the leap to PlayStation 2 and added larger play areas and more grotesque imagery to the game.

    Each Silent Hill title follows a central character inextricably linked to the town. In Silent Hill 2, James Sunderland's life is shattered when his young wife Mary suffers a tragic death. Three years later, a mysterious letter arrives from Mary, beckoning him to return to their sanctuary of memories, the dark realm of Silent Hill. Silent Hill 3, however, begins with a young girl called Heather innocently shopping in a sprawling mall, only to find herself transported to Silent Hill for reasons to tied to her childhood. Silent Hill 4: The Room is a more claustrophobic entry to the series. A young man called Henry Townshend finds himself trapped in his apartment and unable to contact anyone outside. A large portal has also appeared in his bathroom and inevitably leads him to Silent Hill – and a terrifying plot that could see the town's inhuman denizens invading our dimension.

    The games all use a potent mix of puzzle-solving, exploration and combat elements, while beautifully-realised cut scenes reveal new twists in the plot as the mystery of Silent Hill is developed. The three games also boast unique elements, too, with Silent Hill 3 featuring the gradual transformation of the shopping mall into the rotting locations of the town, while Henry's flat in Silent Hill 4: The Room is also affected by the grime and visible decay as the town's evil seeps through the portal.

    The Silent Hill Collection marks the first time the three games have been released together and is perfectly complemented by Christophe Gans' realisation of the series. "The Silent Hill Collection is a stunning compilation of arguably the most ground-breaking and renowned horror games for PlayStation 2", commented Martin Schneider, European Marketing and PR Director for Konami of Europe. "With interest in the film certain to be huge, we felt it was right to remind fans of the gaming beginnings of the mysterious Silent Hill and to introduce the games to a new audience ready to enter at their own risk."

    The Silent Hill Collection will be released for PlayStation 2 in April 2006, priced 44.95 Euros.

    Contributed by Sciere (245445) on Apr 28, 2006.