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 Xbox James starts the game looking in the mirror in a filthy restroom.
Silent Hill 2: Restless Dreams PlayStation 2 Exploring the rooms of a LakeView hotel
Silent Hill 2: Restless Dreams Xbox Hospital map
Silent Hill 2: Restless Dreams Xbox You are expected to put your arm in that hole.

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 (761)
No, I don’t want to stick my hand in the toilet! Windows Adzuken (806)
Clive Barker meets Rod Serling meets a guy with a pyramid for a head Windows Zovni (9332)
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 Solution (XBS) Xbox Oct 07, 2002 9 out of 10 90
Thunderbolt Games Xbox Feb 22, 2003 9 out of 10 90
4Players.de Xbox Nov 24, 2002 90 out of 100 90
Gamezone (Germany) PlayStation 2 Oct 01, 2001 8.9 out of 10 89
XBox Evolved Xbox Apr 10, 2004 8.5 out of 10 85
Gamesmania.de Xbox Nov 13, 2002 85 out of 100 85
IGN Windows Dec 03, 2002 8.4 out of 10 84
Press Start Online PlayStation 2 Nov 01, 2006 15 out of 20 75
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

Remember the mannequin in the Woodside Apt Buildings, the one that was holding the flashlight? In case you didn't notice it, the clothes on the mannequin are the exact same Mary is wearing every time James has a flashback about her!

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 (10005), Karthik KANE (460) and Jak Din (7)