Silent Hill 2
Extra options menu:
Press L1 or R1 at the options screen
to display an extra options menu with blood color, map zoom, and
Press L1 + L2 + R1 + R2
+ Select + Start during game play.
Successfully complete the game. Start another game
and enter the extra options menu to access new features.
A "Bullet Adjust" option can be set, allowing the normal
amount of ammunition found at a location to be doubled or tripled.
A "Noise Effect" option can be toggled.
Another new option can be toggled, allowing scenes to be viewed
Additional riddle difficulty:
Successfully complete the game under the easy, normal,
and hard riddle difficulty settings. Select the hard riddle difficulty
again and begin a new game with a new combination of riddles.
Unlock all five endings, then start a new game. All
signs will now be revealed.
Book Of Lost Memories:
Successfully complete the game. Start a new game and
look for the newspaper stand near the Texxon Gas Station. The
Book Of Lost Memories can be found inside.
Book Of The Crimson Ceremony:
This book can be found in the reading room on the second
floor of the "Nightmare" hotel.
Successfully complete the game under the normal difficulty
and normal riddle difficulty settings. Start a new game to find
the Chain Saw among logs before the cemetery.
To get the Chain Saw easier, complete the game under the easy
difficulty and easy riddle difficulty settings. Get the "leaving"
ending (where he leaves the town with the girl). The Chain Saw
will be located in the section just after the first graveyard.
You will hear it, and it will be sawing away on some logs.
Successfully complete the game with the "Rebirth"
ending. Start a new game and a dog house will now appear near
Jack's Inn and the gas station. Look inside the dog house to find
the Dog Key. It is used to open the observation room in the ''nightmare''
Successfully complete the game two times. Start a new
game to find the Hyper Spray on the south side of the motor home.
Successfully complete the game. Start a new game and
enter the Historical Society building. The Obsidian Goblet can
be found on a shelf.
Successfully complete the game. Start a new game to
find White Chrism vial in the kitchen of apartment 105 in Blue
Introduction FMV sequence audio:
If you wait at the title screen for awhile, the introduction
FMV sequence will begin. In some scenes, there will be no audio.
Successfully complete the game one time and the audio will be
restored to those scenes.
Successfully complete the game once with the Leave
ending (where James and Laura leave the town), then complete it
again with the Rebirth ending (where James is going to revive
Mary). Start the game again and a Blue Gem should appear in the
bathroom where you start. Use the Blue Gem at the evil hospital
garden, the dock (before you get on the boat), and room 312 before
the intermission sequence. After using it in room 312, the UFO
ending will begin.
Hint: Innocent Man riddle:
One of the rooms you will enter in the Labyrinth will
include six men that have been hung by the ceiling. Your job is
to free the innocent man in the group. In easy riddle mode, the
innocent man will always be, "The Kidnapper". In normal
riddle mode, the innocent man will always be, "The Arsonist".
In hard riddle mode, the innocent man will always be ,"The
Counterfeiter". Once you find out who the innocent man is,
pull the corresponding empty noose in the second room to release
the body. In his place, the Key Of The Persecuted will be on the
Rob Van Ham
Hint: Box combination:
When you get almost to the end of the hospital area
and go down in the elevator, you will get a call on the radio.
It is game show which will ask three questions. You must go to
the third floor storeroom to get your prize. The combination to
the box is 3 1 3. Note: This is for the easy and normal difficulty
Hint: Chain saw:
Start a new game and when asked which puzzle and difficulty
level to be played, chose the easiest difficulty and hardest puzzle
settings. When you start the game on those settings, you will
find the chain saw stuck in some logs along the side of your path
into the town of Silent Hill. You can find it by looking or listening
for a loud annoying sound in front of you.
Hint: Hidden skulls in picture:
Go to room 307 in "Wood Side Apartments".
On the third floor is a picture on the wall. Press X and
the message "There's a painting hanging on the wall. It looks
like a landscape of this area." will appear. Look at the
picture to see two skulls on the side of the mountains.
Hint: Picture on floor:
After the Angela scene in the Blue Creek Apartment
Building, and after you get the knife, there is a picture on the
floor in the middle of the room.
Hint: Defeating Eddie:
In the first battle, equip your rifle and as soon as
you get the chance, shoot him four times. He will run away. Follow
him into the next room. Get far away from him and just keep shooting
until he dies. If he gets in close, run away and shoot him. If
done correctly, he should be locked in between shots and you will
not get hit.
Use the following trick to kill Eddie with one or two hits. This
works for both rounds with Eddie. Get next to him, take out the
Great Knife and slice away. If you hit him, he should die in one
hit. If not, attack him again. After he gets hit, blood flies
To defeat Eddie easily, you must have the Pyramid Head's sword
which can be found in the labyrinth. Hide behind the hanging
meat and wait for Eddie to get near. At the correct moment, hit
the meat with the sword. Eddie will fall back. While he struggles
to get up, unequip the sword and move near him. Equip the sword,
then as he cocks the gun, strike him. Do this repeatedly. Note:
If this is under the Easy difficulty setting, it will take about
two hits. More hits are needed for higher difficulties.
Hint: Defeating the Doorman/Angela's Papa
Obtain the Great Knife (very big sword), in the labyrinth
(from the room protected by the pyramid head enemy). Start the
Boss battle by immediately pressing Start. Go to the menu
and equip the Great Knife. Hold down Ready Attack before
the menu screen disappears, and press Attack as hard as
possible. If done correctly, you will do your fierce sword attack,
and since it requires about two and a half seconds to complete
by the time you swing you will have hit the Doorman. Now that
it is stunned, just tap Attack to do the lesser swing and
kill the Boss. If it does not, just swing the necessary amount
of times, and it will die quite easily.
Hint: Defeating Pyramid Heads:
Use the following trick to avoid using any ammo or
health while you face the Pyramid Head in the apartment. When
you go into the staircase on the second floor, immediately go
to the right (or left if the camera is facing on James). Dodge
around the Pyramid Head until you get to the wall. Wait until
he jumps down the staircase filled with water, then he is gone
until the hospital.
First, get the apartment stairway key in the Blue Creek apartments.
Then, go to the locked door at the end of the hall on the second
floor. Once you are inside, you will find the Pyramid Head doing
something to a monster. He will then throw the monster down and
go for you. Take out your gun and start firing. Your action level
determines on how many bullets you have to shoot. Note: If he
gets close, run. His attack is very powerful because he has the
Great Knife. You will get the Great Knife later. If he hits you,
and you do not die, quickly get a med-kit. Keep running back and
forth, shooting until he swims down the stairs and the siren goes
off. Then, run down the stairs. You will not encounter him again
until the hospital. Go out the door to get outside.
Use the following trick for a quick and easy way to defeat the
two Pyramid Head enemies at the end of the hotel. This will allow
you to defeat them without using any health or ammunition. First,
enter the room and start running around it counterclockwise. Let
them get fairly close to you and then quick spin around backwards
and equip the Great Knife. However, you have to make sure that
James is directly next to the wall (with the wall on his left
and the Pyramid Heads attacking from the right). Use the low swinging
attack. Since James swings the knife from right to left, the knife
will hit them a second time as it bounces off the wall. Keep swinging
and they should not even be able to hit you.
Although there are many ways do defeat the Pyramid Head(s) with
different weapons, it is also possible to just run. In the apartment
complex, he is holding the Great Knife. The room is small, but
it is fairly easy to dodge him even in hard mode. The fight may
last more than five minutes with just running, but you will not
have to use any bullets. It is possible that shooting him will
make him leave earlier, but under the hard difficulty setting
with very limited ammunition, it is better just to avoid him.
When he is shot, it sounds like James just hit metal and it looks
like Pyramid Head takes no damage. In the labyrinth, he can be
avoided easily. In the last fight with two Pyramid Heads with
spears, the same tactic is usable. They may be a lot faster, but
the room is also much larger. After a long time, the siren will
start and they will impale themselves. The Hyper Spray (with a
10 star ranking) can make Pyramid Head flee immediately.
Hint: Killing enemies:
When you encounter an enemy, try and get fairly close
to it. When it attacks, quickly hold Square and side step
out of the way by pressing either L1 or R1. Then,
face the enemy and attack it with the board with a nail in it.
Most of the early enemies you encounter have a slow reaction time
after they attack and can easily be taken down with the board
and nail. :Note: This is only recommended for use with those types
of enemies and should not be used when facing later enemies.
In the streets of Silent Hill, your radio will go off, indicating
there is a monster or monsters near by. Slowly walk and go into
first person view. If done correctly, you will see a monster not
moving or stuck in mid-step. You can shoot them with your gun
and kill them. However, if you walk too close they will come to
To easily kill a normal monster, shoot it until it falls down,
then run up and press Action. James will kick or step on
the monster and it will die.
Hint: Bar dance:
Once you enter the bar with Maria, walk over to one
of the poles and press X. This may require a few attempts.
If done correctly, Maria will ask if you would like her to dance
for you. Select "Yes" and she will start dancing until
James says something similar to "What are we doing? We don't
have time for this!"
Strategy: by Brian Coney
Strategy: by endeviguel_unknown
Published strategy guides: Silent Hill 2: Restless Dreams Official Strategy Guide
Published strategy guides: Silent Hill 2: Restless Dreams Official Strategy Guide (alternate)
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