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Silent Hill 3

Bonus costumes:
To use the bonus costumes, you must first complete the game once and unlock the "Extra Costume" option. Enter the following case-sensitive passwords and you will be prompted for that costume. Once entered, you can then equip them during game play. Some codes are specific to the NTSC version of the game and may not work with the PAL version.
Amir Besharaty, joe han, BixBite, Peter Newman, Matt3d, and monkeygoddessfen.

Heather Shirt: HappyBirthDay
Onsen: I_Love_You
Block Head: PutHere2FeelJoy
God Of Thunder: GangsterGirl
The Light: LightToFuture
Transience: ShogyouMujou
Killer Rabbit: BlueRobbieWin
Royal Flush: 01_03_08_11_12
Golden Rooster: cockadooodledoo
Transform: PrincessHeart (Note: This is actually a key)
Zipper: Shut_your_mouth
13ème RUE: Suspense
EGM: EGMpretaporter
Game Informer: gameinformer
Game Reactor: SH3_Wrestlarn
Gamepro: ProTip
GameSpy: iaml33t
GMR: GMRownzjoo IGN_pickleboy
OPS2: extra_thumbs
Play: sLmLdGhSmKfBfH
PSM: badical
GN: IwannabeaGJ passwords:
The following case-sensitive passwords are for the locked doors at the official Japanese site for Silent Hill 3.
joe han.

Room 106 : (this password always changes)
Room 209 : esytarlsrayt
Room 301 : chsyoins
Room 302 : welsbjbb
Room 303 : thokifjb
Room 304 : kyaoampd
Room 305 : csimuzpw
Room 306 : mezzossh
Room 307 : 120CGC

Douglas in underwear:
After successfully completing the game once, highlight the "Extra New Game" option at the main menu and press Up(2), Down(2), Left, Right, Left, Right, Circle, X. Heather will sigh after you choose a difficulty and riddle level to confirm correct code entry. In some scenes when you see Douglas, he will be wearing his underwear.
joe han.

Alessa costume:
Successfully complete all ten extreme levels.

Extra options menu:
Press L1 or R1 at the options screen to display an extra options menu

Beginner fighting difficulty setting:
Intentionally die twice during game play under the normal fighting difficulty setting. The fighting difficulty setting can now be set to "Beginner" in the extra options menu.

Life display option:
Successfully complete the game under the hard difficulty setting to unlock "Life Display" at the extra options screen.

Hint: UFO ending:
Successfully complete game and unlock the Heather Beam weapon. The Heather Beam is a special weapon which you can only use if Heather or Cheryl is not holding any weapon. Kill more than thirty enemies with the Heather Beam weapon before you get to your apartment. If done correctly the game will actually end there with a new ending sequence.

Hint: Possessed ending:
Get over 4,000 points after you have already completed the game once before.

Hint: Extra interactive scenes:
To get extra scenes while playing the game, use a memory card with at least one finished saved game file from Silent Hill 2. New interactions with some objects and new scenes will now be available. These scenes are similar or with some type of reference to the previous game. For example, Heather trying to look for something stuck into the toilet in the mall.

After completing Silent Hill 2, use that same memory card while playing Silent Hill 3 to get flashbacks. The flashback locations are:

When you examine the second stall in the 1F ladies room in the mall.
When you examine the mail boxes across from Daisy Villa Apartments.
When you examine the poster at Heaven's Night Bar.
When you examine the small section of fence on the north side of the Brookhaven Hospital's Roof Area.

Hint: Death scenes:
There are multiple areas in the game where special death scenes occur for your character if you trigger them.

In the hospital, allow yourself to be killed by the nurses. The screen will go black, and then it will show Heather lying on the ground, as a male doctor zombie shambles up, grabs and widely spreads her legs, and drags her off into the darkness.
At the final area, after Claudia kills Vincent and the exchange between Heather and Claudia ensues, equip a weapon and attack Claudia with it. Heather will then begin to bleed out and birth the "God". This is not really an ending, as it counts as a "Game Over", but is a gruesome ending nonetheless.
While in the subway, hop down onto the tracks and run all the way to the end of them, into the tunnel. Heather will be run over by the train, accompanied by nauseating sound effects.
When on the train, simply turn around and exit through the door in the rear of any car. Heather will be on the very end of the train. If you move forward towards the edge, a first-person cut scene will occur in which Heather falls from the train onto the tracks, and dies.

There are other death scenes located in specific areas throughout the game. Look for areas that seem significant (locations from previous games, for instance) and allow yourself to be killed.
Mike P.

Hint: Advancing to Extreme X easily:
Defeating the final Boss on Extreme X is a nightmare. However, there is way to get around it. Do the Revenge ending repeatedly and you are on your way to Level X. The only Boss monster that you should encounter is the worm that resembles a mutated Johnson on Sundays. Beware, your only weapon during this quest is the slow, fairly strong Sexy Beam. Become familiar with using the Sexy Beam, use the True Heather Beam (R2 + X) on dogs and flying monsters, and use the Heather Ray (R2 + X(2) or Forward + R2 + X) on the giant monsters and the squirming little ones. Remember you can recover your stamina by exiting and reentering a room. Stamina is a must during this quest
joe han.

Hint: Unlock up to ten Extreme Action Mode games:
Finish the game in hard action mode to unlock Extreme Action Mode 1 (an increased difficulty mode). Finish Extreme Action Mode 1 to unlock Mode 2, etc. Continue doing this until you unlock the last one, Extreme Action Mode X. If you finish this last mode you will be rewarded with the God Of Thunder T-shirt.

Hint: Bookstore: Puzzle:
When putting the books out of order, the solution is 4 5 2 3 1, under the normal action and normal riddle difficulty settings.
Amir Besharaty.

The solution under the hard difficulty setting is 8 3 5 2.
joe han.

The solution under the easy difficulty setting is 8 9 6 4.
Erik Hoff.

Hint: Brookhaven Hospital: Second lobby door password:
The password is an easy math problem. The first digit is greater than the second digit. The second digit is the third digit multiplied by two. The third digit is half of the first digit. The solution is 8 6 3 4, under the normal action and normal riddle difficulty settings.
Amir Besharaty.

The solution under the easy difficulty setting is 4 6 3 9.
arash mostafapoor.

The solution under the hard difficulty setting is 4 8 9 6.
joe han.

Hint: Brookhaven Hospital: Third lobby door password:
For this, go to floor B, then to the storeroom . Go to the end of the room and take a photo of the bloody wall with a shelf near it. The solution is 4 7 5 6, under the normal action and normal riddle difficulty settings.
Amir Besharaty.

The solution under the hard difficulty setting is 1 3 2 8.
arash mostafapoor.

Hint: Brookhaven Hospital: Crematory puzzle:
The solution under the hard riddle difficulty setting is 9 2 7 1.
joe han.

The solution under the normal difficulty setting is: 9 3 6 7.

Hint: Brookhaven Hospital: Suitcase on bed password:
Look at the clock near the bed. The time is the password. For example, if the clock shows the 5h:6m, you would enter 0 5 0 6. The solution is 0 7 1 9, under the normal action and normal riddle difficulty settings.
Amir Besharaty.

Note: The clock should be read in military time. For example, if the alarm clock reads as 2:14 then it should be entered as 14:14 on the suitcase.
joe han.

Hint: Brookhaven Hospital: 33rd floor lock password:
The solution to the puzzle is about some birds . The order is Wren, Owl, Linnet, Sparrow. The solution is 9 2 7 1 under the hard riddle difficulty setting.
Amir Besharaty.

Hint: Brookhaven Hospital: Bloody mode 33rd floor lock password:
After hospital changes to bloody mode, you can go to the 33rd floor. At the top of the room is a stony picture on the wall . This picture shows you the order of the digits. For example:

I is number of this bed is digit 1
II is number of this bed is digit 2
III is number of this bed is digit 3
IV is number of This bed is digit 4

Where the digits are indicate the number of beds that you see bloody. The solution is 8 2 3 7, under the normal action and normal riddle difficulty settings.
Amir Besharaty.

Hint: Brookhaven Hospital: Perfume item:
In the hospital level in Hard or Normal mode, you can obtain a perfume item in the same locker as the nail polish remover. The only use the perfume has is that it attracts monsters to you when you equipped. It is only useful if you are trying to get a high score by killing as many enemies as possible.

Hint: Shopping Mall: Get Past the bats/moths in Hard mode:
In Hard mode, you will encounter some bats/moths that block your path. Go back out to the hallway and look at the fan. There is a switch which you can use. Use it to turn off the fan, then go back into the hallway with the bats/moths. Use the pail to mix the detergent and bleach found elsewhere in the mall, then turn the fans back on to get rid of the poisonous gas that is created by mixing the two.

Hint: Subway: Vengeful ghost:
When initially reaching the subway station, look for a cluster of vending machines for coins and tickets. On top of one of those machines is a newspaper telling of a man who was killed, presumably by accident, by a train. Later, once you begin descending levels, you will come across a stairwell that has an occult magazine lying on the ground. Read it, and it will describe how the ghosts of those who commit suicide or those who died by accident often come back to haunt the places of their death, and will either come to people for help or take revenge on them. If you read both of these articles and descend the steps, Heather will walk down to the subway track, and a small intermission sequence will ensue which has a ghost push Heather onto the train tracks. You must turn around quickly and climb back up, or you will be killed by an oncoming train. Note: That this occurred in the Extra New Game mode.
Mike P.

To have this happen in Normal mode, you only need to look at the newspaper on the ticket vending machines for the sequence to happen. You do not have to look at the magazine.

Hint: Order of tarot cards at the last door of the game:
Arrange the cards as follows in the normal action and normal riddle difficulty settings:
Amir Besharaty.

Northwest position: Eye Of The Night
Northeast position: Moon
West position: High Priestess
East position: Fool
South position: Hanged Man

Arrange the cards as follows in the hard difficulty setting.
Piergiulio Cinelli.

Northwest position: The High Priestess
North position: The Eye Of The Night
Center position: The Fool
East position: The Moon
Southwest position: The Hanged Man
The riddle is a problem with Roman numerals. The Priestess is number II (2) as read on the book about tarots. The Eye Of The Night is XXII (22). The Fool is 0. The Moon is XVIII (18). The Hanged Man is XII (12). Look in the book of drawings to see that XVIII can stay only in the east position (the last letter is I instead of L); XII is only in the southwest position; II is only in the northwest position; 0 and XXII have two places where they can stay. Swap them until you find their correct place.

On the easy difficulty setting, simply look at Alessa's Drawing book for drawings representing the different cards and where they should be put on the door.

Hint: Heather Beam:
Kill 333 enemies. Playing through the game several times will achieve this.

Note: Wear the Transform costume to change the Heather Beam into the Sexy Beam.

Hint: Life Bar:
Successfully complete the game under the hard action and hard riddle difficulty settings to unlock the "Life Bar" option at the extra options screen.

Hint: Keep running without stamina:
Equipping the Princess Heart costume will make Heather able to keep running with no stamina remaining. However once you stop, she will need to catch her breath. This is also useful for the Heather Beam weapon, since it depends on how tired Heather is.
joe han and Matt3d.

Hint: Heather looking dead:
Equipping the God Of Thunder costume allow Heather to look like one of the evil Heathers in the Amusement Park. When you get to the scene where Heather will "eat" her pendant, you will see some kind of lettering on her fingers.
joe han.

Hint: Defeating the last Boss with less ammunition:
Equip the handgun and fire two shots. Note: One should be fine, but fire two just in case. After Claudia bends over, equip the Maul (spiked mace) and do the overhead attack by pressing X hard. Since you will be invulnerable when Heather swings the Maul, Claudia will not hit you with her Retaliation smack. Note: Even though the swing is slow, Claudia will just wait for it.
joe han.

Hint: Weapons:

Knife: Always with you.
Handgun: Obtained after an intermission sequence at the start of the game.
Steel pipe: Located in the shopping mall, in the corner of the cafe you unlock with the cooked key on the second floor.
Shotgun: Located in the subway station, in the train car.
Maul: Located in a room in the underground passage. It is stuck in a table on the left side of the room along with the map of the level.
Katana: Located on the fifth floor of the office building, in a closet at the end of a hallway that you enter though the art gallery.
Stun gun: Located in Heather's bedroom at her apartment, in her drawer
Submachine gun: Located in the hospital on the basement floor near the elevator.

Hint: Special weapon locations:
Once you unlocked the following Special weapons they can be found at their respective places:
joe han.

Beam Saber: At the end of the hallway where you get the bookstore key; hanging on the door.
Flamethrower-In Helen's Bakery (where you get the tongs); on the counter.
Infinite Ammo Sub Machine Gun: Immediately after exiting out of the bathroom window (after the start of the game) go left; it is at the dead end.
Heather Beam: After obtaining it, you always have it. You can use it when no weapon is equipped.

Hint: Boost bullet adjust and bonus weapons faster:
When you get to the church and are ready solve the children's room riddle (with the Tarot cards), save the game before you do so. Then, complete the game, defeat the Boss and get to the results screen. When you are done viewing your ranking, press X to see what bonus you were awarded. If you killed more enemies with a melee weapon, you will get a Beam Saber. If you shot more enemies, you will get an infinite flamethrower. Save the game in a new file -- do not overwrite your existing game data. Return to the main title screen and select the "Load" option. Load the saved game created before you killed the Boss. Kill the boss again and skip the credits. When you get to the results screen for the second time, the game will count you having completed the game a the second time (because you already have a completed game save data on you memory card). This is much faster than actually going through the game multiple times to get bonus weapons and increase your bullet adjust. Bullet adjust allows you to double the amount of bullets you can get from a single box, depending on how many times you completed the game. If you did this trick three times you can triple the amount of bullets you would normally get from a single box in very little time.

Hint: Silencer:
After the sewer, go to the apartment 5F. You will see a room with a big hole. There is mattress near the hole. To the right of it is a wall that that has a light blue color section. Use a pipe to break the wall and get the silencer.
Amir Besharaty.

Hint: Unlock the Flamethrower and the Beam Saber with just one game played completely:
To unlock these two extra-weapons without having to play a new game from the beginning, save your game in the tarot-puzzle room just before the last Boss. When you finish the game, you will unlock one of the weapons (Flamethrower or Beam Saber). Save your results. After this, load that previous saved game and finish it again. You will now unlock the other weapon.

Hint: Unlock the Flamethrower, Beam Saber, and Unlimited Sub Machine Gun with just one game played completely:
Finish the game and save your results. You should have at least one special weapon unlocked (Beam Saber, Unlimited Sub Machine Gun, or Flamethrower). Then, load your saved game again. Finishing the game the second time with the same save will unlock the Flamethrower (if you do not have it). Finish the game the third time, but kill the last Boss, Claudia, with only melee weapons such as the Maul or the Katana. After that, you will unlock the Unlimited Sub Machine Gun. Note: If you do not have the Beam Saber, then in the third time through kill the last Boss, Claudia, with long range weapons such as the shotgun or the sub machine gun.
joe han.

Hint: Heather Beam firing modes:
There are three ways to fire the Heather Beam. The Homing Ray is only usable when Heather is not wearing the Princess Heart costume, and can be done by holding X. The second one is The Psycho Ball, which is usable anytime and can be done by pressing X then pressing and holding X a second time. The third one is Heather True-Beam, which is only usable when Heather is wearing the Princess Heart or Transform costume, and can be done by holding X.
joe han.

Hint: Setting the ammo multiplier:
You can only set the ammo multiplier after successfully completing the game at least once. Then, press Select to go to the status menu, and go to the options menu. Press R1 or L1 to enter the extra options menu. You can now set the ammo multiplier to any value. The ammo multiplier will set the amount of any ammunition you pick by a multiplying its current ammo value to the number you set in the bullet multiplier extra option. For example, when you pick a magazine of 32 bullets for the machine gun, you will instead get 64 bullets when you set the bullet multiplier to 2X.
joe han.

Hint: Ammo multiplier 5X:
Finish the game once, then load your saved game again. Finish the game again nine times using the same saved game. When you start a new game or extra new game, enter the extra options menu. You can now set the bullet multiplier option to 5X. When you pick any ammunition, it will be multiplied nine times more than the normal amount.
joe han.

Hint: Ranking system:
At the end of the game after the credits, you are shown the ranking you earned. Your ranking is determined by many factors, such as the time needed to complete the game and Boss, how many monsters you killed, how much damage you took, etc. At the bottom of the screen you will see two rows of stars. Every large star represents ten small stars, Use these stars to calculate your final ranking out of 10.0. For example, if you got seven large stars and eight small stars, your ranking would be 7.8.

Hint: Blood color change:
You can change the color of the blood in the extra options menu. You can set the blood color to green, and when you get hit or attack a monster it will instead spill green blood rather than the usual red.
joe han.

Hint: Getting Gold and Silver Pipes:
In the place where you use the dryer to kill off some tentacles, walk to the water. Make sure you do not fall and press X. Answer the questions truthfully to get both pipes as well as your steel pipe back.
joe han and Matt3d.

In the underground tunnels after the subway, when you go into the room with the monster that pulls you underwater, go over to the ledge. Stay away from the bridge. Equip the metal pipe that you should have picked up in the mall. Press X near the ledge. You will be prompted to drop the metal pipe. Select "Yes", and Heather will drop it and start an intermission sequence. An angel figure will appear asking if you dropped a gold pipe. Answer "Yes" and she will call you a liar. Answer "No" and she will ask you if you dropped a silver clean pipe. Answer "Yes" and you will be called a liar. Answer "No" and she will ask if you dropped a dirty pipe. Answer "Yes" and she will give you all three of the pipes. When that is all done, you can drop all three but nothing will happen and you cannot get them back.
Julien Delgado.

Hint: Claudia:
When the intermission sequence between Claudia and Vincent is finished and Vincent dies, use the necklace.
arash mostafapoor.

Hint: Die by getting pulled in water:
After getting in the sewer, you should find a area with a door that has a warning sign next to it. Read the diary on the desk. It will have information revealing that a monster killed his friends and a little more on how to kill it. Save the game and go across the bridge without getting rid of it. A large tentacle will grab your leg and drag you in the water.
Juan Carlos.

Hint: Stop intermission sequences from resetting (demo version):
Keep rotating the Left Analog-stick.

Hint: Clean bunnies:
In the introduction at the Lakeside Amusement Park (nightmare), when you look at all the bunny costumes they are covered in blood. When you enter the gift shop, you can see that only the pink bunnies are covered in blood, and the rest are clean.
Revenile Slindin.

Glitch: Pause canceling:
Almost all action scenes can be canceled (such as when you are going up or down from an elevator) with Start. However, there is a point in the final area where the lift scene can be canceled, but it will pause the game first. When you press Start again, the game will resume, but the lift scene will be canceled.
joe han.

Strategy: Extreme speed: by J.R. Kerr
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