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Silent Hill 2: Restless Dreams (Windows)

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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 Pyramid-Head: hands down, the coolest villain ever —and not only in videogames.
Silent Hill 2: Restless Dreams Windows The backgrounds are incredibly detailed... and the far clipping plane is incredibly near!
Silent Hill 2: Restless Dreams Windows And leading yet another tragic cutscene... Angela!
Silent Hill 2: Restless Dreams Windows Yep. I knew I shouldn't have jumped down.

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 Dr. M. "Schadenfreude" Von Katze (590) 3.57 Stars3.57 Stars3.57 Stars3.57 Stars3.57 Stars
A psycho-sexual drama that is disturbing, scary, and beautiful at the same time. Kadath Bird (706) 4.57 Stars4.57 Stars4.57 Stars4.57 Stars4.57 Stars
No, I don’t want to stick my hand in the toilet! Adzuken (702) 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars
Clive Barker meets Rod Serling meets a guy with a pyramid for a head Zovni (9355) 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars
A terribly done adventure game Paranoid Opressor (167) 1.57 Stars1.57 Stars1.57 Stars1.57 Stars1.57 Stars
When playing this game, have an extra pair of underwear handy. OlSkool_Gamer (99) unrated
Real horror, great story, with many endings MDawson (8) 4.86 Stars4.86 Stars4.86 Stars4.86 Stars4.86 Stars
Pure horror. There is nothing quite like this (well perhaps SH3) Goteki45 (308) unrated

The Press Says

Jeuxvideo.com Feb 20, 2003 17 out of 20 85
PC Zone Mar 09, 2003 8.4 out of 10 84
PC Zone Benelux Mar, 2003 82 out of 100 82
PC Games (Germany) Feb 10, 2003 80 out of 100 80
Adventure Classic Gaming Oct 15, 2011 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Joystick (French) Mar, 2003 7 out of 10 70
GameStar (Germany) Jan, 2003 66 out of 100 66
GameSpot Dec 03, 2002 6.2 out of 10 62
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Apr, 2003 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40
Level Mar, 2003 8.2 out of 100 8

Forums

Topic # Posts Last Post
Pending correction 8 Crawly (1327)
Jan 14, 2011
Very well done 2 DJP Mom (11118)
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.)
Karthik KANE (460) added Silent Hill 2: Restless Dreams (Windows) on Dec 29, 2002
Other platforms contributed by Brian Hirt (10014) and Jak Din (7)