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 You'll be seeing this a lot in both scenarios.
Silent Hill 2: Restless Dreams Xbox Opening CGI
Silent Hill 2: Restless Dreams Xbox This is Maria, she's the spitting image of James's dead wife, Mary, but Mary never dressed like that.
Silent Hill 2: Restless Dreams Xbox Reading Mary's letter in the intro.

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

Critic Reviews

GamePro (US) Jan 04, 2002 5 out of 5 100
GameZone Jan 14, 2002 9.1 out of 10 91
4Players.de Nov 24, 2002 90 out of 100 90
XBox Solution (XBS) Oct 07, 2002 9 out of 10 90
Gamesmania.de Nov 13, 2002 85 out of 100 85
Game Revolution Jan, 2002 B+ 83
The Next Level Feb 07, 2002 B+ 83
IGN Jan 04, 2002 8.2 out of 10 82
HonestGamers Oct 30, 2012 8 out of 10 80
Super Play Oct, 2002 8 out of 10 80

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.)
Brian Hirt (10002) added Silent Hill 2: Restless Dreams (Xbox) on Sep 24, 2002
Other platforms contributed by Karthik KANE (460) and Jak Din (7)