Silent Hill 2: Restless Dreams

Critic Score User Score
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 Windows Once again, Konami's infamous zombie-nurse fetish.
Silent Hill 2: Restless Dreams Windows And leading yet another tragic cutscene... Angela!
Silent Hill 2: Restless Dreams Windows Maria, leading the "bonus" scenario.
Silent Hill 2: Restless Dreams Xbox Town map. James marks areas of interest.

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

The greatest story ever told Windows Dr. M. "Schadenfreude" Von Katze (584)
It's a rough but enjoyable return to Silent Hill Windows BeamingLizard (24)
A psycho-sexual drama that is disturbing, scary, and beautiful at the same time. Windows Kadath Bird (755)
No, I don’t want to stick my hand in the toilet! Windows Adzuken (818)
Clive Barker meets Rod Serling meets a guy with a pyramid for a head Windows Zovni (9330)
Awesome game Xbox bob harrison (3)
Turn off the lights, plug in the stereo and get ready for some chill PlayStation 2 Quapil (4733)
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)

Critic Reviews

XBox Evolved Xbox Apr 10, 2004 8.5 out of 10 85
Gameplay (Benelux) Windows Apr, 2003 80 out of 100 80
Computer and Video Games (CVG) PlayStation 2 Apr 07, 2003 8 out of 10 80
Gaming Target Xbox Jan 23, 2002 8 out of 10 80
X-Power Xbox Apr 29, 2003 8 out of 10 80
HonestGamers Xbox Oct 30, 2012 8 out of 10 80
Game industry News (GiN) Xbox 2002 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
PC Action Windows Feb 12, 2003 68 out of 100 68
GameStar (Germany) Windows Jan, 2003 66 out of 100 66
GameSpot Windows Dec 03, 2002 6.2 out of 10 62

Forums

Topic # Posts Last Post
Pending correction 8 Crawly (1324)
Jan 14, 2011
Very well done 2 DJP Mom (11111)
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.)
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