Silent Hill 2: Restless Dreams (Xbox)

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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 Reading Mary's letter in the intro.
Silent Hill 2: Restless Dreams Xbox Meeting Angela.
Silent Hill 2: Restless Dreams Xbox After you knock enemies down, you can stomp them to finish them off.
Silent Hill 2: Restless Dreams Xbox James starts the game looking in the mirror in a filthy restroom.

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
Thunderbolt Games Feb 22, 2003 9 out of 10 90 Nov 24, 2002 90 out of 100 90
XBox Solution (XBS) Oct 07, 2002 9 out of 10 90
XBox Evolved Apr 10, 2004 8.5 out of 10 85
The Next Level Feb 07, 2002 B+ 83
Game Revolution Jan, 2002 B+ 83
Gaming Target Jan 23, 2002 8 out of 10 80
X-Power Apr 29, 2003 8 out of 10 80
GameSpy Feb 17, 2001 77 out of 100 77


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


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.)
Brian Hirt (10000) added Silent Hill 2: Restless Dreams (Xbox) on Sep 24, 2002
Other platforms contributed by John Chaser (460) and Jak Din (7)