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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.


Silent Hill 2: Restless Dreams Xbox Title screen
Silent Hill 2: Restless Dreams PlayStation 2 The long opening run through the forest is long for two things... to show you how far away you are from nowhere, and to test your nerves of steel
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.
Silent Hill 2: Restless Dreams Windows This would be the kind of place no sane human being would get in.

Promo Images

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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 (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 Kaddy B. (758)
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 (9305)
Awesome game Xbox bob harrison (3)
Turn off the lights, plug in the stereo and get ready for some chill PlayStation 2 Quapil (4720)
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
XBox Solution (XBS) Xbox Oct 07, 2002 9 out of 10 90
XBox Evolved Xbox Apr 10, 2004 8.5 out of 10 85
IGN Windows Dec 03, 2002 8.4 out of 10 84
The Next Level Xbox Feb 07, 2002 B+ 83
IGN Xbox Jan 04, 2002 8.2 out of 10 82
Gameplay (Benelux) Windows Apr, 2003 80 out of 100 80
HonestGamers Xbox Oct 30, 2012 8 out of 10 80
Press Start Online PlayStation 2 Nov 01, 2006 15 out of 20 75
Netjak Xbox Apr 05, 2002 5.9 out of 10 59


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


This one will only make sense for those familiar enough with the game:
In the restrooms where the game starts, there are a few advertising posters of the "Heaven's Night" pub.
In these, we can see Maria's face.

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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