Silent Hill 2: Restless Dreams Reviews (PlayStation 2)
|Turn off the lights, plug in the stereo and get ready for some chill||Quapil (5522)|
|``this is how to make a survival horror game``||Iced Earth (11)||unrated|
|One of the scariest games I've ever seen.||Sycada (191)|
Our Users Say
|Acting||The quality of the voice or video acting.||3.9|
|AI||The quality of the game's intelligence, usually for the behavior of opponents.||3.8|
|Gameplay||How well the game mechanics work and the game plays.||4.1|
|Graphics||The visual quality of the game||4.4|
|Personal Slant||A personal rating of the game, regardless of other attributes||4.3|
|Sound / Music||The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition||4.4|
|Story / Presentation||The main creative ideas in the game and how well they are executed. This rating is used for every game except compilations and special editions which don't have unique game content not available in a standalone game or DLC.||4.3|
|Overall User Score (45 votes)||4.2|
Critic ReviewsMobyRanks are listed below. You can read here for more information about MobyRank.
Into Liquid Sky (Jul, 2002)
In the end Silent Hill 2 comes out with only some small gripes. The controls can and will still get on people's nerves, so if you were never a fan of the control style this game won't change that. The lip-synching in the game can also appear slightly off, but that's just nitpicking. Also, if these type of games never were your thing, well they still won't be. Overall, with its flaws, Silent Hill 2 is one gaming experience no one will be quick to forget. It uses a combination of sight, sound, imagery and imagination to create the scariest game on any home console. Turn off the lights, grab your controller and enjoy the horror of Silent Hill 2.
Thunderbolt Games (Sep 19, 2004)
In the end, the Greatest Hits release of Silent Hill 2 trumps the original because of the additional storyline, but even on its own, it still stands strong as the top survival horror game of the decade. Silent Hill 2 is leading the way for all video games into an era of beautiful, wonderful games designed to entertain the masses. Wonderfully, after playing through the game once, you can play through again and again, as the games multiple endings make it well-worth the trip back into Silent Hill. Pick up Silent Hill 2, and prepare for one of the best experiences of your gaming career.
Gamezone (Germany) (Oct 01, 2001)
Noch schauriger, noch erschreckender und noch bizarrer präsentiert sich der Nachfolger des Horror-Spektakels auf der PS One. War den der Vorgänger nicht beklemmend genug... nein, diese düstere Fortsetzung ist noch beängstigender und triumphiert zu einem Horror-König in der Spielwelt auf.
Computer and Video Games (CVG) (Apr 07, 2003)
For the Platinum release of Silent Hill 2 you not only get the original PS2 games but also the once-Xbox-exclusive bonus scenario. This additional four-hour journey into Hell is in a similar vein as the rest of the original game, so expect more dark, moody visuals, scares around every corner and a sick plot that'll make your skin crawl. On the whole not worth getting if you already own Silent Hill 2, but newbie horror freaks looking to satisfy their bloodlust should definitely get stuck in.
Press Start Online (Nov 01, 2006)
Pyramid Head, the game’s lead villain, is an effective personification of the Silent Hill 2 experience. Though he lumbers around with all the grace of a shopping trolley, beneath his silent exterior lies a subtlety and purpose that few videogames have ever managed to explore in such unspoken and uncertain terms. While the one-off scares are easy to recall in the short term, it’s the slow-burning dissection of Silent Hill 2’s magnificent plot that will remain with us for some years yet.