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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 Protecting Maria right after you meet her.  How well you protect Maria is one factor that determines your ending.
Silent Hill 2: Restless Dreams Xbox Fighting some sort of mannequin enemies in the apartments.
Silent Hill 2: Restless Dreams PlayStation 2 Selecting to play the main or the extra scenario
Silent Hill 2: Restless Dreams Xbox Introducing Pyramid Head.  He'll show up a bunch of time.

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 (580)
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 (753)
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 (9318)
Awesome game Xbox bob harrison (3)
Turn off the lights, plug in the stereo and get ready for some chill PlayStation 2 Quapil (4722)
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

Thunderbolt Games PlayStation 2 Sep 19, 2004 10 out of 10 100
4Players.de Xbox Nov 24, 2002 90 out of 100 90
GameSpy Windows Jan 26, 2003 86 out of 100 86
PC Zone Windows Mar 09, 2003 8.4 out of 10 84
Game Revolution Xbox Jan, 2002 B+ 83
IGN Xbox Jan 04, 2002 8.2 out of 10 82
PC Action Windows Feb 12, 2003 68 out of 100 68
GameStar (Germany) Windows Jan, 2003 66 out of 100 66
Netjak Xbox Apr 05, 2002 5.9 out of 10 59
ActionTrip Windows Dec 18, 2002 49 out of 100 49

Forums

Topic # Posts Last Post
Pending correction 8 Crawly (1324)
Jan 14, 2011
Very well done 2 DJP Mom (11110)
Apr 30, 2009
Best survival horror game? 12 Matt Neuteboom (941)
May 24, 2007

Trivia

Silent Hill 2 —and the previews of SH3— reveals the "SH series" as a multi-character based series, in which the different chapters will solely have in common the physical location the action takes place in —this is, Silent Hill.
However, there are several small signs for the trained eye to find, that tie up the different games to one another, so the binding between the different stories is more complex that it appears at first sight. ******************* * SPOILER ALERT * ******************* If you look closely at the carpet in the Hotel Lobby during the Two-Pyramid-Heads boss fight, you'll notice two very feint circular designs on the carpet.
This is the infamous Mark of Samael, imported directly from the first Silent Hill; a major factor in the story behind the curse of Silent Hill. For SH players, there are clearly higher powers in action here. ******************* * /SPOILER END * *******************

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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