posted by EQOAnostalgia (NEW YORK MILLS, NY) May 2, 2013
Member since Apr 2013
Seriously, you are at this moment looking at one of THE BEST games ever created. You can't look at a top ten list for PS2 games without seeing this! You would be hard pressed to find a all time greatest game list without this game near or on the very top of it!
If you are thinking about Silent Hill 2, just get it and stop reading right now! If you are more mainstream and into CoD and flashy no brainer games, this series is NOT FOR YOU!
These games didn't become legendary by offering the best combat and controlls available. This isn't your highschool buddies game. This is dads big boy game! This is where the adults go for story and gameplay! So most of the new generation simply won't understand it at all.
The rating on here should read 10. But it doesn't because little kids rent it thinking it's another brainless zombie shooter. This game forces you to think! If you are a strategy guide type of person this game is wasted on you! The game is meant to be explored and overcome on your own!
The story woven together here stands as one of THE BEST stories i have ever heard and completely pulls you in making you feel a huge range of emotions. It toys with you, it punches you in the gut and makes you beg for more! Also it's pretty darn scary!
Not pop out cheap jump scares either. SH2 DARES you to walk through the next door, and trust me, you won't want to. It actually makes you feel exhausted mentally and puts you through the ringer! In a good way!
With that said stay away from the HD collection. I was duped into giving it a solid rating before i knew of it's bugs and flaws! Get this and part 3 NOW! If you can get them on PC do it, because they look AMAZING in 1080p!
This game is one of the best games of all time. You may be saying, "How is THIS better than Amnesia?" I'll tell you.
The game follows James Sunderland, a lonely, quiet shell of a man that has lost his wife 3 years prior to this game. He receives a letter that says that she is waiting in their 'special place', which is Silent Hill. The story overall is a very well crafted experience that remains an example of great game story telling.
The one complaint many people have is that the controls are horrible, and it's obvious that people are talking about the 'tank' controls. Really, they're there for a reason, to make you feel helpless. If you want, you can change the settings to 2D mode, but I've personally never tried it. You're looking at your usual Survival Horror experience, with puzzles you have to solve that are very hard to solve. But it makes you feel good when you do. There's also a short escort sequence with a character that can't fight. This is one of the only good escort missions in Games.
This is going to shock you: The graphics look like they're from an Xbox 360 game. Yeah. I said It. If you look at it compared to a game like Fallout, you'll see that It looks just as good, if not slightly better, than some of the games that are here today.
This game is the Pinnacle of Survival Horror. Team Silent showed what great story-telling, gameplay, and genuine scares can do to you. This is a very disturbing game. I know I should've gone into more detail about the monsters, but If I did, I would have to give away certain plot points. This game deserves to be experienced by yourself, in the dark, at night...
This game gets a 10/10. Go get this game. You won't regret it.
Silent hill 2 brings back the scares of silent hill. This game follows james sunderland as he is drawn to silent hill by a letter sent by his dead wife. this game draws more upon a number of psychiological aspects than the original Silent Hill, drawing upon aspects such as guilt, abuse, lust and hate. many monsters are formed out of theses aspects, such as the 'abstract daddy' which represents a female characters father who sexually abused her when she was younger.
while the Aspects are differant, Silent Hill 2 still brings in the scares with dark enviroments, horrifing monsters and gruesome scenes. it also brings back the teeth grinding puzzles we both love and hate. While the voice acting is laughable, it has improved since the original Silent Hill.
This game also has a Number of endings like the original as well. the 'leave', "Maria', and 'In Water' endings are all available before first completing the Game. The 'Rebirth' ending is only available if you beat the game and collect 4 special items. The 'Dog' ending is only available if the first 3 endings are all attained or Rebirth ending is. the UFO ending Carries of from the UFO ending of the original Silent Hill, but is only available in the Directors cut, Xbox, or HD collection additions of this game.
This game - in most ways - is the best in the series.