Silent Hill 2: Restless Dreams is a special version of Silent Hill 2 with new features. It was re-released on the PS2 and ported to the Xbox and PC. The PC version was ported by Creature Labs.
Silent Hill 2: Restless Dreams is also known as Silent Hill 2: 最期の詩 (Silent Hill 2: Saigo no Uta, lit. "Silent Hill 2: The Final Song") in Japan, Silent Hill 2: Inner Fears (Xbox version) and Silent Hill 2: Director's Cut (PC and PS2 version) in Europe, and Silent Hill 2: Greatest Hits in North America.
Born from a Wish
Maria wakes up alone and frightened in the "Heaven's Night" club. After pondering to herself about what she should do, she eventually decides to try and find someone else in the town. She begins to wander through the streets of Silent Hill until she eventually enters the Baldwin Mansion, an area out of bounds in the main game. Here she meets the owner of the mansion, Ernest Baldwin, although she never actually sees him; all their conversations are shared between locked doors. Ernest speaks in a strange monotone, and asks her to find the "white liquid" to help him bring back his dead daughter. Maria helps him with this, even though it may not work, stating: "I don't mind fighting for an impossible cause."
When she's exploring the house, she finds a teddy bear in a child's room. She comments that Laura would love that toy, showing that she shares some of Mary Shepherd-Sunderland's memories. After Maria brings back the "white liquid" to Ernest, he reveals slightly more about Maria to her, and tells her about a man named James. He warns Maria that James Sunderland is a bad man, and that he's looking for "the you that isn't you". This seems to stir something in Maria, who begins to remember things about James - that he wasn't good to his wife while she was ill and that he killed her. She also remembers that underneath, James is a kind person. Maria then opens the door, but the room where Ernest is in is empty. Disappointed from not finding another human, Maria leaves the Baldwin mansion and considers suicide, but refrains. She decides to follow her fate, hoping that James will accept her as she is.
Letter from Silent Heaven
Differences from the original
- One new ending, the UFO Ending.
- A new scenario, Born from a Wish, where the player can play as Maria in the events before James arrives in Silent Hill.
- In the PC version, the player can save anywhere in the game, as well as automatically switch weapons without having to open the menu. It also contains a movie gallery where the player can view cutscenes from the game.
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