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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 PlayStation 2 Browsing through the inventory
Silent Hill 2: Restless Dreams PlayStation 2 Before you proceed any further, it may be useful to take a map from your car's front seat
Silent Hill 2: Restless Dreams PlayStation 2 Watching the tape James and Mary made together when they were on a vacation in Silent Hill
Silent Hill 2: Restless Dreams PlayStation 2 Selecting to play the main or the extra scenario

Promo Images

Silent Hill 2: Restless Dreams Other Front Page
Silent Hill 2: Restless Dreams Magazine Advertisement
Silent Hill 2: Restless Dreams Other Page 6-7


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

The greatest story ever told Windows Slug Camargo (589)
It's a rough but enjoyable return to Silent Hill Windows BeamingLizard (24)
A psycho-sexual drama that is disturbing, scary, and beautiful at the same time. Windows Kaddy B. (796)
No, I don’t want to stick my hand in the toilet! Windows Adzuken (854)
Clive Barker meets Rod Serling meets a guy with a pyramid for a head Windows Zovni (10633)
Awesome game Xbox bob harrison (3)
Turn off the lights, plug in the stereo and get ready for some chill PlayStation 2 Quapil (5475)
Definitely not for everyone... Xbox Joe Galindo (4)
A terribly done adventure game Windows Paranoid Opressor (191)
When playing this game, have an extra pair of underwear handy. Windows OlSkool_Gamer (102)

Critic Reviews

Into Liquid Sky PlayStation 2 Jul, 2002 A 100 Xbox Nov 24, 2002 90 out of 100 90
IGN Windows Dec 03, 2002 8.4 out of 10 84
GameZone Windows Dec 26, 2002 8.1 out of 10 81
X-Power Xbox Apr 29, 2003 8 out of 10 80
PC Format (UK) Windows Mar, 2003 80 out of 100 80
Press Start Online PlayStation 2 Nov 01, 2006 15 out of 20 75
Game Informer Magazine Xbox Feb, 2002 7 out of 10 70
PC Action (Germany) Windows Feb 12, 2003 68 out of 100 68
GameSpot Windows Dec 03, 2002 6.2 out of 10 62


Topic # Posts Last Post
Pending correction 8 Crawly (1416)
Jan 14, 2011
Very well done 2 DJP Mom (11376)
Apr 30, 2009
Best survival horror game? 12 Matt Neuteboom (989)
May 24, 2007


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.)
Contributed to by Brian Hirt (10025), John Chaser (525) and Jak Din (10)