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 PlayStation 2 Maria starts a game in the Heaven's Night club
Silent Hill 2: Restless Dreams PlayStation 2 Angela is contemplating suicide
Silent Hill 2: Restless Dreams Xbox The fight against Pyramid Head isn't going well.
Silent Hill 2: Restless Dreams Xbox Each area has two versions. This is the normal of a hall on the third floor of the hospital.

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 (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 (9329)
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

GamePro (US) Xbox Jan 04, 2002 5 out of 5 100
Eurogamer.net (UK) Xbox Oct 02, 2002 9 out of 10 90
XBox Solution (XBS) Xbox Oct 07, 2002 9 out of 10 90
GameSpy Windows Jan 26, 2003 86 out of 100 86
IGN Windows Dec 03, 2002 8.4 out of 10 84
Adventure Classic Gaming Windows Oct 15, 2011 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Super Play Xbox Oct, 2002 8 out of 10 80
Press Start Online PlayStation 2 Nov 01, 2006 15 out of 20 75
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Windows Apr, 2003 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40
Level Windows Mar, 2003 8.2 out of 100 8

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

This one just may have past unnoticed by most people playing the game: once you get to the Lake View Hotel, if you try to read the letter from Mary you will find out the paper is totally blank! Spooky...

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 (10002), Karthik KANE (460) and Jak Din (7)