I read a LOT of reviews about how the version originally released was broken to the level of being almost unplayable. The PS3 version was patched, but not the Xbox360 (so don't even think about getting this on X360 over PS3). Reviews stated that the patch made things good, and I will agree. The only issue I saw was in SH3 where the game might freeze for 1/10 to 1/4 of a second, but it never effected the game.
As for the games themselves, they actually were quite good. I personally didn't care for them, and my gut tells me that they won't be most people's favorite survival horror games. They just felt a little too heavy on the puzzle side of survival horror games. I truly enjoyed having the option to play the action and puzzle portions at differing difficulties in both games, which threw in real replayability. But, nothing made me jump like a Resident Evil, and action always felt to take a backseat. Even though action wasn't the primary focus, and the puzzles that were there were interesting, they didn't live up to what I like in puzzle games: all out in your face puzzles.
The stories are both off-kilter, but do raise some mature thoughts (death of a loved one, good vs evil, etc). There are also other alternate endings, where you can see a glimpse of the quirky side of Japanese culture.
It's rare that I'll rate a game highly because I see the quality in a game, even if I don't like it. If this series had a different balance that matched my tastes, I'd definitely say that this would be the rare game I'd buy. Since it didn't, I just played through each game a few times, and still am happy I rented the game.
If you've never tried Silent Hill and are curious, definitely get this game in your queue!
Silent hill HD collection provides Gamers to enjoy Silent hill 2 & 3 on next gen consoles. people complain about the controls and the claustraphobia inducing darkness and the camera angles, but ignore the good stuff.
Both games provide excellant stories, a number of both fun and irritating puzzles, a variety of scary monsters to battle and unforgettable characters.
To make things even better they enhanced the graphics and improved the Voice acting, making the games look and sound spiffy for the 360 and PS3. Some people complain about how the new voices dont fit the characters or that the graphics arent that good, but they are wrong. sure the graphics arent Resident evil 5 or Call of Duty good, but they fit the bill, and the voice acting? well thats their opinion. i personally have no problem with it.