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=========================== Silent Hill 3 =====================================
============================ Weapons FAQ ======================================
==========================  FINAL VERSION =====================================
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=========================== - Copyright - =====================================
=========================  - Mister FANTASTIC Ė ===============================
==================== - Joeri_Crauwels@hotmail.com - ===========================
============================ - 2003 - =========================================
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1: Table of contents
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1: Table of contents
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2: About me and this FAQ
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3: The Weapons
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3.1: The Melee weapons
   3.1.1: The KNIFE
   3.1.2: The STEEL PIPE
   3.1.3: The MAUL
   3.1.4: The KATANA
3.2: The guns
   3.2.1: The HANDGUN
   3.2.2: The SHOTGUN
   3.2.3: The STUN GUN
   3.2.4: The SUB MACHINE GUN
3.3: The secret weapons
   3.3.1: Flamethrower
   3.3.2: Unlimited Sub Machine Gun
   3.3.3: Beam Saber
   3.3.4: Heather Beam
   3.3.5: Sexy Beam
   3.3.6: Silencer
   3.3.7: Silver en Golden Pipe
4: Extra weapon items
   4.1: The silencer
5: HOW TO OBTAIN THE SECRET WEAPONS IN 1 TIME!!!

4: Credits
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2: About me and this FAQ
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Hi to everyone whoís reading this new FAQ of mine.
First, about me:
Iím an 19 year old student from Belgium. I go to school in a place called
Keerbergen (wich means turning mountains in English). For myself, I live in
aplace called Hever. This isnít the first FAQ written by my, though it is the
first specified FAQ. My other FAQs are complete walktroughs, but hey had to be
taken ofline, since I sold them to a magazine.(they will go back online later
though)
Next, about this FAQ.
You have to know that this FAQ belongs to me, and me only. This FAQ may also
only be found at:
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Nothing in this text me by copied without my permission! So if you want to use
something in this FAQ, ask me first, and save yourself a lot of cash. ;-)if you
know what I mean.
If you want to contact me, you can find me at joeri_crauwels@hotmail.com. Yet,
donít send me any spam, cuz it will be filtered out.
You can also contact me by leaving a message at this forum. www.playstation.be
Just adress it to MisterFANTASTIC. The same thing aplies for my own PlayStation
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3: The Weapons
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3.1: The melee weapons
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3.1.1: The KNIFE
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About the weapon:
THis weapon sucks big time. I never use it. And I suggest you don't either.
It's only good if you relly need to save ammo, until you come across of a beter
melee weapon. It's quite fast but hardly does any damage to an enemy. And
forget about stopping power...

Where to find it:
You'll start with this in your inventory.

3.1.2: The STEEL PIPE
---------------------

About the weapon:
This is a pretty descend weapon. It's does a lot more damage than the KNIFE and
it's fast as well. Perfect for weak up to medium enemies. It can keep an enemie
at a distance if you know how to use it properly.

Where to find it:
You'll find it in the Shopping mall, in tha room south of the bookstore. This
is just after the scene with Claudia.

3.1.3: The MAUL
---------------

About the weapon:
This is a pretty good weapon against slow enemies since this weapon is slow as
well. However, it is extremely powerful. Not adviced to use often though. Just
equip it if you want to finish a downed enemy. The weapon itself looks really
cool, almost Medievel. It this steel bar with a spikked bol on top. Really cool.

Where to find it:
You can find this in the underground passage, when you get out of the train.
It's in the room where you can find the map for that area.

3.1.4: The KATANA
-----------------

About the weapon:
It's a samourai sword. Pretty cool. It's fast, does great damage and perfect to
hold back most enemies. Only one downside, because of it's size, it's pretty
hard to use in small hallway's, since you will most likely hit the wall instead
of the enemy.

Where to find it:
You can find this superb weapon on the 5th floor of the office builing. It's in
a room past the art gallery (where the big paining is missing). Just go trough
the hall and the room is at the end of it.


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3.2: The guns
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3.2.1: The HANDGUN
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About the weapon:
This is your standard weapon. It's very fast, does descend damage and you can
use this from a pretty good range. Just don't try to use it on groups, and
don't use it on slow enemies. Just ran past those.

Where to find it:
You will get this automaticly in the beginning of the game in the Shopping
mall. You don't have to look for it, as I said, you'll get it automaticly
during a cutscene.

3.2.2: The SHOTGUN
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About the weapon:
This is the weapon for bosses. Try to save your ammo for it. This weapon has
god great stopping power, and is super powerful. Don't try to use it from far
away though.

Where to find it:
Go to train platform 2. Here you will find a train with open doors. It's inside.

3.2.3: The STUN GUN
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About the weapon:
This is a typical womens weapon. You know, it's the thing they all carry around
in their purses or bags. It's a small thingy with electrocutes foes. It's quite
powerful as, yet very slow. I don't suggest using it, unless you need to save
beter ammo, or you have run out of other ammo.

Where to find it:
You can find this weapon in Heather's room. You can go there after you've
killed the boos (missionary) there.

3.2.4: The SUB MACHINE GUN
--------------------------

About the weapon:
This is the most powerful weapon in the game. It's extremely powerful, fast and
has superb stopping power. Only use this on bosses (try to save it for the
final boss) since you will find almost NO AMMO for it.

Where to find it:
You can find this in the hospital in the basement. It's where the wheelchair is.


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3.3: Secret weapons
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Just like the previous games, this game contains a couple of secret weapons.
Once you've finished the game, you'll get a notice off with weapon(s) you've
unlocked. Select next new game and you can use them...

3.3.1: Flamethrower
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How to obtain:
To get this weapon, you need to kill more enemies with a gun, then by using a
melee weapon.

About the weapon:
This is a pretty good weapon because it does a lot of damage, and helps you to
keep most enemies at a distance. The donwside is that it takes to long to
actually kill an enenmy, and it is quite slow in use. The last downside is the
limited range.
Yet, it is fun to frie something, so this makes up for the downsides.

Where to find it:
You will find it the next time you play the game on the counter in Helen's
Bakery.

3.3.2: Unlimited Sub Machine Gun
--------------------------------

How to obtain:
You can get this weapon by killing the Final boss (you know, that thing
pretending to be a god) with a melee weapon.
NOw, for those of you who have trouble with taking it out with a melee weapon,
here's a BIG TIP: you only need to kill it with a melee weapon, but you can do
all the damage with a gun. So just pump it full with bullets, and when you
think you nearly got it down, just take out a melee weapon and deliver the
final blow with it. I suggest using the KATANA for it.

About the weapon:
It's the same Sub Machine gun as the other, only with infinite ammo. This is
the best weapon in the game, it's got great stopping power and deals with al
lot of damage. It also has a huge range.

Where to find it:
You'll get this in the beginning of the game. Exit the bathroom where you first
control Heather, and turn left after climbing trough the window. It's on the
cardboard boxes.

3.3.3: Beam Saber
-----------------

How to obtain:
If you want to obtain this cool weapon, you will need to kill more enemies by
melee weapon than by a gun. So you'll have to do the opposite from what you
have to do to obtain the flamethrower.

About the weapon:
This is the beam saber you know from Star Wars. It's pretty strong, about as
fast as the KATANA, it's got some good stoping power, but the downside of this
weapon, is that it takes up to 2 sec (wich is quite long if you're being
attacked) and everytime you get hit, you will have to activate it again by
pressing R2.

Where to find it:
You'll find it in the Mall hallway on F2, where you fight your first numb body.
It's the doorknob on the door at the far end of this hallway.

3.3.4: Heather Beam
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How to obtain:
Kill 333 enemies. Yes, you read it right. 333 enemies. Of course, this counts
more than one play trough.

About the weapon:
Activate it by pressing R2, en press x to shoot a missiles, press x + forward
to shoot a charged energy ball. It's not really powerfull, but it has got a
huge range and good speed. It's fun to use this weapon, yet quite useless.

Where to find it:
It will be in your inventory the next time you start the game after unlocking
it.

3.3.5: Sexy Beam:
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How to obtain:
This is the Heather beam, only a bit stronger. The Heater Beam will change into
the Sexy Beam if you equip Transform costume by entering the code PrincessHeart
in the Extra Costume option.

About the weapon:
Same as the Heather Beam, only a bit more powerfull.

Where to find it:
You'll find it in your inventory as the Heater Beam at the beginning of a new
game.

3.3.6: Silver and Golden Pipe
-----------------------------

How to obtain:
In the sewers, where you have to frie the beast with the dryer you have to
examine the water. You can choose to throw the STEEL PIPE in the water (but you
musen't have the STEEL PIPE equiped, or it won't work). If you choose to do so,
a fairy will appear and she will ask you 3 questions.
Answer them correctly and she will give you back your STEEL PIPE back, and the
SILVER and GOLDEN PIPE.

About the weapon:
These PIPES are just the same as the STEEL PIPE, but only with a new pretty
color.

Where to find it:
See the how to obtain section.


4: Extra weapon items
======================

4:1: Silencer
-------------

How to obtain:
In the office builiding you will come across of a room with a hole in the
middle. There you have to throw a matras in the hole. But don't jump down yet.
On the left side of the entrance in the room. you will find a part in the wall
with a different structure. Heather will mention it when you examine tha wall,
and the camera changes. Switch to the MAUL and start hitting the walle. It will
come down and you will find the silencer.

About the silencer:
This is not weapon, just an extra you can combine with the HANDGUN and the SUB
MACHINE GUN. Just press equip in your inventory, and it will be combined with
the weapon. It reduces the noise of your shots. It will not be stuck to the
weapon, so you can use it on the other weapon.

Where to find it.
See the how to obtain section.


5: HOW TO OBTAIN THE SECRET WEAPONS IN 1 TIME!!!
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How to do this:
Simple; just SAVE your game in the Moon Tarot card puzzle room. Then, proceed
and go finish the final boss.
Watch the credits and see wich secret weapon you've unlocked.
Then, reload that game, kill the boss again, this time by using a melee weapon
to deliver the final blow. Watch the credits to see wich weapon(s) you've
unlocked this time, and save over your FINISHED game SAVE. If you still have to
unlock the flamethrower, Unlimited Sub Machine Gun or Beam Saber, just repeat
the process.
Just remember to save the finished game over the last FINISHED game SAVE.



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4: Credits
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None so far.