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Silent Hill 2: Restless Dreams (Xbox)

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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 The fight against Pyramid Head isn't going well.
Silent Hill 2: Restless Dreams Xbox James starts the game looking in the mirror in a filthy restroom.
Silent Hill 2: Restless Dreams Xbox This is the house where most of "Born from a Wish" takes place.
Silent Hill 2: Restless Dreams Xbox Protecting Maria right after you meet her.  How well you protect Maria is one factor that determines your ending.

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

Awesome game bob harrison (3) 4.86 Stars4.86 Stars4.86 Stars4.86 Stars4.86 Stars
Definitely not for everyone... Joe Galindo (4) 2.57 Stars2.57 Stars2.57 Stars2.57 Stars2.57 Stars

The Press Says

GamePro (US) Jan 04, 2002 5 out of 5 100
XBox Solution (XBS) Oct 07, 2002 9 out of 10 90
Thunderbolt Games Feb 22, 2003 9 out of 10 90
Eurogamer.net (UK) Oct 02, 2002 9 out of 10 90
Jeuxvideo.com Sep 30, 2002 18 out of 20 90
The Next Level Feb 07, 2002 B+ 83
Game Informer Magazine Feb, 2002 8.25 out of 10 82
Gaming Target Jan 23, 2002 8 out of 10 80
Super Play Oct, 2002 8 out of 10 80
Game industry News (GiN) 2002 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70

Forums

Topic # Posts Last Post
Pending correction 8 Crawly (1327)
Jan 14, 2011
Very well done 2 DJP Mom (11115)
Apr 30, 2009
Best survival horror game? 12 Matt Neuteboom (941)
May 24, 2007

Trivia

In the original Silent Hill, the fog was used to cover up the draw distance, due to the limited memory of the PlayStation.

In this game, the fog is purposely used to create a sense of atmosphere and limited visibility, adding to the overall, frightening aspect of the game.

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.)
Brian Hirt (10006) added Silent Hill 2: Restless Dreams (Xbox) on Sep 24, 2002
Other platforms contributed by Karthik KANE (460) and Jak Din (7)