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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 And nominated as "the most tragic character of the game", Angela.
Silent Hill 2: Restless Dreams Windows Hey! Look me in the eye when you talk to me... well, that's supposing you DO have eyes...
Silent Hill 2: Restless Dreams Windows Just get in your car and leave...
Silent Hill 2: Restless Dreams Windows They kinda went over the line with the heat in this hotel.

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 (9360) 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

Game Captain Mar 20, 2003 88 out of 100 88
GameSpy Jan 26, 2003 86 out of 100 86
IGN Dec 03, 2002 8.4 out of 10 84
PC Zone Benelux Mar, 2003 82 out of 100 82
GameZone Dec 26, 2002 8.1 out of 10 81
PC Gameplay (Benelux) Apr, 2003 80 out of 100 80
PC Games (Germany) Feb 10, 2003 80 out of 100 80
GameSpot Dec 03, 2002 6.2 out of 10 62
ActionTrip Dec 18, 2002 49 out of 100 49
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Apr, 2003 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40

Forums

Topic # Posts Last Post
Pending correction 8 Crawly (1327)
Jan 14, 2011
Very well done 2 DJP Mom (11120)
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.)
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)