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Silent Hill 2: Restless Dreams

MobyRank MobyScore
PlayStation 2
...
4.1
Windows
71
4.1
Xbox
83
4.0
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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 Xbox This is Maria, she's the spitting image of James's dead wife, Mary, but Mary never dressed like that.
Silent Hill 2: Restless Dreams PlayStation 2 James will doodle on his maps to mark it true to the current events in Silent Hill
Silent Hill 2: Restless Dreams Xbox An object-placement puzzle. You'll have a few of these.
Silent Hill 2: Restless Dreams Xbox Like James, Maria starts her game looking in a mirror.  Note the film-grain effect is off.  You can toggle this once you beat the game.

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

Part of the Following Groups

User Reviews

The greatest story ever told Windows Dr. M. "Schadenfreude" Von Katze (590)
A psycho-sexual drama that is disturbing, scary, and beautiful at the same time. Windows Kadath Bird (706)
No, I don’t want to stick my hand in the toilet! Windows Adzuken (702)
Clive Barker meets Rod Serling meets a guy with a pyramid for a head Windows Zovni (9350)
Awesome game Xbox bob harrison (3)
Turn off the lights, plug in the stereo and get ready for some chill PlayStation 2 Quapil (4739)
Definitely not for everyone... Xbox Joe Galindo (4)
A terribly done adventure game Windows Paranoid Opressor (167)
When playing this game, have an extra pair of underwear handy. Windows OlSkool_Gamer (99)
Real horror, great story, with many endings Windows MDawson (8)

The Press Says

GamePro (US) Xbox Jan 04, 2002 5 out of 5 100
Thunderbolt Games PlayStation 2 Sep 19, 2004 10 out of 10 100
Eurogamer.net (UK) Xbox Oct 02, 2002 9 out of 10 90
Gamesmania Xbox Nov 13, 2002 85 out of 100 85
PC Games (Germany) Windows Feb 10, 2003 80 out of 100 80
HonestGamers Xbox Oct 30, 2012 8 out of 10 80
PC Gameplay (Benelux) Windows Apr, 2003 80 out of 100 80
GameSpot Xbox Dec 04, 2001 7.9 out of 10 79
Joystick (French) Windows Mar, 2003 7 out of 10 70
Netjak Xbox Apr 05, 2002 5.9 out of 10 59

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 XBox version of Silent Hill 2, the extra scenario, Born From A Wish, contains an extra four to six hours of gameplay, on top of the standard 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.)
Contributed to by Brian Hirt (10014), Karthik KANE (460) and Jak Din (7)