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 Introducing Pyramid Head.  He'll show up a bunch of time.
Silent Hill 2: Restless Dreams Xbox Yes, yes they are.
Silent Hill 2: Restless Dreams Xbox A scary room in the nightmare hospital
Silent Hill 2: Restless Dreams Xbox An object-placement puzzle. You'll have a few of these.

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

GameZone Jan 14, 2002 9.1 out of 10 91
Jeuxvideo.com Sep 30, 2002 18 out of 20 90
Eurogamer.net (UK) Oct 02, 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
X-Power Apr 29, 2003 8 out of 10 80
Game industry News (GiN) 2002 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Game Informer Magazine Feb, 2002 7 out of 10 70
Netjak Apr 05, 2002 5.9 out of 10 59

Forums

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

Trivia

Every time you begin a replay game, a number of things will be added and/or changed.
One of the lesser known ones, is a magazine that appears at Woodside Apt. building's room 205 (where you find the flashlight).
The text changes every time, and disguised as the advice for the heart kind of tabloid, it actually offers hints on how to achieve another one of the endings of the game. Not very clear hints, that's true, but hints anyway.

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 (9997) added Silent Hill 2: Restless Dreams (Xbox) on Sep 24, 2002
Other platforms contributed by John Chaser (459) and Jak Din (7)