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Lunabean's Silent Hill 2 Review

Silent Hill 2
Buy Silent Hill 2
Strategy Guide: LB Strategy Guide
Lunabean Rating: 7.4
Platforms: PS2*, Xbox, PC
Release Date: 09.28.01
ESRB Rating: M - Mature
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Online Play: No


*Designates which platform we played in creating the guide

Review

Dear God. Konami's "Silent Hill 2" was created with one objective in mind: to creep the bajeebies out of the poor soul who tries to be brave enough to play it. The story, in and of itself, is frightening enough to make any player a tad tense at the onset. It begins with an introduction to your character, James Sunderland.

It seems James has received a rather cryptic letter from his wife, Mary, stating, "Silent Hill, our sanctuary of memories...I will be waiting for you there." No biggie, right? Oh, did I forget to mention, Mary is DEAD!!! So, there's that. If you throw in scurrying monsters that hide under cars and attack your ankles, crying children, hallways lit up with only your flashlight, a thick layer of fog which surrounds you whenever you're outside, and buildings resembling insane asylums lining the streets, you have all of the ingredients necessary to make a game spooky as all hell.

The graphics are stunning, and the music is so in sync with the horror that surrounds you, I could cry thinking about it right now. As for gameplay, I, personally, love it. An interactive map lets you know what your next move is at all times, the game isn't bogged down by cut scenes, and the riddles take some figuring out. It moves fast, but it's not overwhelming. Overall, the game deserves a very positive review, as long as it's served with a side dish of Spookilicious.

-Allison


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