Silent Hill 2 Enemy and Boss FAQ. This FAQ is for all versions. Written by Michael Mattiocco A.K.A. TrueGamer104 Copyright, 2006. This FAQ is written for all enemies and bosses encountered throughout Silent Hill 2. I also included in-depth strategies for the best way in dealing with them. This guide does contain some spoilers!! The spoilers are obviously what monsters and bosses are in the game in order. And the best strategies I have come up with in dealing with them. Other than that, this guide does not contain endings and or locations for things, so in that sense it is spoiler free. Also please keep in mind that this guide was strictly written for ALL enemy and boss descriptions and strategies. This FAQ does not contain information on items and or weapon locations or how to reach the enemies or bosses. While looking through this guide you will find the name of the enemy and/or boss, descriptions, how they attack, and how to deal with them. Enjoy! This FAQ is written on Normal difficulty. If you play the game on an easier or harder difficulty this FAQ won't help as much. It effects the amount of damage you take and how much it takes to kill an enemy or a boss. My progress. Started on 4/26/06 4/27/06 4/28/06 4/29/06 Ended on 4/30/06 =============================================================================== INDEX Section 1-................Controls Section 2-................Enemies encountered in the game and strategies Section 3-................Bosses and boss strategies Section 4-................Tips and strategies on combat and conservation Section 5-................Legal stuff and Thanks =============================================================================== Section 1-................Controls. =================================== (This section covers all the basic controls) D-pad, Left Analog Stick......Movement Right Analog Stick............You can press this to use health items Start button..................Opens game menu, Skip scenes Select button.................Pauses the game X-button......................Search area, attack, stomp enemy and/or kick o-button......................Toggles the flashlight on and off, Cancel, exit Square-button.................Use this to block or run Triangle-button...............Use this to open the quick map R1............................Sidestep right L1............................Sidestep left R2............................Gets your weapon ready L2+Right Analog Stick.........Look in all directions (what you can see) L2............................Resets the camera behind James =============================================================================== Section 2-...............Enemies and Strategies =============================================== (In this section) Straight Jacket Monsters...2/A Big Roach Bugs.............2/B Leg Mannequins.............2/C The Evil Nurses............2/D Floor Clingers.............2/E The Door Monsters..........2/F 2/A Straight Jacket Monsters ============================ -Description- This enemy is encountered first in the game. In my opinion this vile creature is one of the freakiest looking creations I have ever seen in any game or movie . They don't move to fast, about an average walking pace. The make a distinctive growl and are noisy when they walk. They look like deformed human beings that were once in straight jackets and douced with acid which melted them down. They have no arms but them compensate highly for it. -How they attack- Although these creatures have no arms they are as dangerous as they look. If you get to close but not close enough they release this brownish acid that sprays in a clouded mist. It does considerable damage to you as well. Also they don't always go down. If you do not kill them completely (seeing blood or hearing no more music) they will attack from the ground. They can scurry along at very fast speeds and damage you just by running into you. They damage is mild but they are a handful if you get they to this point. -How to deal with them- First off if you do not want to deal with them at all your best bet is to keep your distance and run as far away from them as possible. This is due to the fact that they can spit an acid like substance if you get to close. If you want to conserve your ammo then use a melee weapon, three hits should be sufficient. After that you want to stomp on the creature to kill it off. If you do not do this it is like starting all over again, they will just stand up and come back for more. If you use your handgun, two to three shots should be sufficient and if you miss kicking it and it moves on the ground, don't forget you can stop it with a bullet momentarily. But you must be quick to stomp on it. 2/B Big Roach Bugs ================== -Description- These nasty critters can be found more frequently in areas of South Vale. They look like over grown roaches and are quite a nuisance. On your broken radio they create an annoying hissing and crackling sound which is very distinctive. The only downside to fighting them is that sometimes they are to small and you miss them. -How they attack- They attack by biting you. This could cause James to keep getting hit in the same spot which makes it hard for you to move. This also adds up to a lot of damage for your character. -How to deal with them- Sometimes fortunately you can get your timing just right and squash them underfoot. In order to do this you simply wait until they come along and crush them. Sometimes you can run over them and crush them that way. If they are becoming a serious problem then bust out the handgun and a single bullet should take care of these little suckers. 2/C Leg Mannequins ================== -Description- They look just like their name implies, mannequins. Only they look like deformed mannequins and they have legs for legs and arms for legs. They are somewhat quiet and just stand there until you approach. In a dark room it would be wise to proceed with caution, or use of your flashlight. They sound similar to the straight jacket monsters and have a deep growl similar to a wet gurgle. -How they attack- They attack very simply by battering you with a leg. If you are not careful you will get hit for they attack pretty quickly. The attack is mild at best but in a tight situation they can be pretty dangerous. They also move at a walking pace. Remember with these monsters that you must kill them off for good by stomping the sometimes, otherwise they gather themselves up as if you did nothing to them at all. -How to deal with them- They are a bit easier to avoid than other monsters. You can usually keep your distance unless you are forced to fight in a tight corner. Unless you necessarily have to use ammunition, try the wood plank for it is sufficient enough. The steel pipe works even better. Get your timing down right and they will not be such an obstacle. 2/D The Evil Nurses =================== -Description- Well they look like nurses, ugly nurses. They are filthy and walk around as if they have no hip bone, kind of hinging on their waist. They have the typical nurse uniform but their faces look as if they were suffocated in saran wrap and battered. They usually are noisy and twitch rapidly, especially there heads. They carry long pipes which they drag on the ground. -How they attack- These are the most annoying creatures in the game. They are very unpredictable and attack very very quickly with their weapon in hand. Beware being caught in small rooms with these ones for they cause servere damage! They walk a little faster than the previous creatures so watch your back. -How to deal with them- Don't bother trying to find a pattern here, melee weapons in my opinion are pretty much useless. They attack with quickness and can not be read. Your best bet would be the handgun and fire two or three shots to bring it down and then while it is twitching, stomp on it. (otherwise yes it will rise with full strength) Other "heavier" weapons are ever stronger but the handgun is choice for it is the weakest and the next resort when it comes to failed melee attacks. 2/E Floor Clingers ================== -Description- These creatures like to hang out underneath the wire mesh floors and they make a tremendous amount of noise and always move. Their powerful arms on which they hang shoot these tenticle like things out into your feet causing extreme damage. They look like large bodies with huge arms on which they hang from. -How they attack- They move super fast and do not take long to catch up with you. If you are on solid ground you are safe. But if you walk on grated ground they climb underneath where you are standing and try to pierce your feet causing extreme damage and may temporarily stun you leaving an opening for a second attack. -How to deal with them- I wouldn't even bother trying to kill these things for it is tough for one and time consuming for another. Just simply run and keep your distance. If you manage to avoid them you will be fine, you can manuever around these things without getting hurt. 2/F The Door Monsters ===================== -Description- These monsters look like square doors and remind me of dogs. They are very dark and have two portruding arms, two portruding legs and a head underneath. -How they attack- These monsters are one of the more aggresive in the game. They attack on site and they will either hit you or jump up on you and suck the life out of you. They are pretty slow but take up a lot of space and are hard to get around. -How to deal with them- Using any other gun other than the shotgun is a slower resort allowing them to come in and get a chance to attack you. Usually two blasts from your shotgun will put them out of commision, although like the rest you must be quick and stomp them flat...literally. =============================================================================== Section-3 Bosses and Boss Strategies ==================================== (In this section) Pyramid Head...............3/A The Hanging Creatures......3/B Door Monster...............3/C Eddie......................3/D Two Pyramid Heads..........3/E Final Boss.................3/F 3/A Pyramid Head ================ -Description- The most wicked and coolest baddie in the game. He is pretty big and his head is shaped like a HUGE pyramid of metal (pyramid head) He carries around "The Great Knife" this time around which is an awesome weapon and can kill you in an instant. -Strategy for staying alive- This is pretty much your first boss battle. Is it possible to win without getting damaged at all? Yes it is as a matter of fact. You need to work on timing and precision here. When you enter the room in the apartment complex you want to instantly start shooting. Since your handgun fires ten rounds a piece before reloading, you want to count ten shots a piece and stop. Every time you do this you will go into your menu and reload that way saving you time so you lessen your chances of getting hit. While you are firing, Pyramid Head will draw nearer to you but he shows two signs of attack. First he will stop and lean back to position himself to strike you with the great knife (the weapon he drags on the floor) When he does this you want to either strafe to the left or right (wherever you have room) or run around him and start again at the other side of the room. Your best bet to reload is after ten shots and wait until he gets ready to strike, then run to the other side of the room and reload there. If you get to close to him he will sort of shove you which can cause some pretty big damage. The mose important thing is to watch out for his knife, if he manages to nick you even with it, you will be down in the red with your health and need medicine. If he manages to cleave you entirely, it's game over. He only needs one good down swipe to kill you. However if you keep up this routine and after around 35 shots you will defeat him (for now) Keep in mind as well that when he is off screen that you can still shoot him by listening to the clunking sounds when you hit him (almost sounds like you are shooting metal) After you finish with him a siren will sound and he will make his way to the staires, don't follow him because he will turn around quickly and try to kill you with the knife. So in this case just let him go. 3/B The Hanging Monsters ======================== -Description- Your second boss battle/s. And what a perfect place but the hospital? They look slightly different here but are pretty much the same monsters as described in the enemies section. And this time around they drop down from the ceiling. They attack using their feet to strangle james and also slam into you. If you are being pulled up an strangled you must hit every button rapidly to break free. -How to stay alive- Can you get through this without loosing any health? Yes you can but it's a little tighter here as with the Pyramid Head battle. When you anter the room you are forced to fight these creatures. Two drop from the ceiling and move around the room, preferably to where you are. The object is to stay away and get a clear shot, even if you can manage one at a time before moving. Use the shotgun and wait for James to aim it upward and then fire. You should be able to take out the both of them within due time. After they are finished, a third hanger drops down and you must do the same with it. Using the shotgun is efficient and deadly, after about five six shots, that should do it. If you must resort to the handgun, figure expending fifteen to twenty shots a piece. Don't forget to reload. Since they are on the ceiling there is no snuffing them out so they will eventually die off. 3/C Door Monster ================ -Description- This is the same as the monster as described above. This time since it is a boss it is a little bit tougher. It's attack is also something that can cause serious damage depending on what you do. Once this thing latches onto you, your health will drain so you must move the analog sticks rapidly to break free. -How to stay alive- This one is by chance and skill, you may sacrifice some health here. The room is very small and strafing is just out of the question due to this things range. Your best bet once again is the shotgun, two blasts will stun it giving you time to run around to a larger part of the room. From here you want to reload and start the same procedure to stop it. Depending on your range, you will only have time to make one or two successful shots before moving. And depending on where you are standing when you shoot it, it takes about eight to ten shots to bring this baddie down! 3/D Eddie ========= -Description- Eddie Dombrowski is a strange fat man. You run into him several times in the game and often wonder about him. This time around the "run-in" is not quite pleasant and he kind of goes off the deep end. After the cut scene with him you begin the battle. -How to stay alive- This is another tough one to avoid, you may or may not sacrifice health. Ha, the rooms are getting smaller and smaller I tell you! There is basically no strategy here what so ever. You two guys are just at such a range, it wouldn't be wise to move anywhere. Just continuously exchange gunfire and you can tell by the vibration of the analog stick if James needs health. Eddie's gun has six shots in it so he will pause to reload which may give you two free clean shots. After he can't take anymore he runs into the next room, follow him. You find yourself in a room with hanging meats. What you want to do is either hide behind them and wait for him to come to you. Or you could strafe around and wait for him to become confused and then blast him. If you follow him to much he will shoot you. Otherwise he will come after you and punch you, which is a lot better than taking a bullet. Once you manage to cap him run and hide again and repeat the process. After about nine gunshots, he should be down for the count. 3/E Two Pyramid Heads ===================== -Description- Yup, that is correct. And you thought one Pyramid Head was bad! This time they have spears. They attack either together or one by one but either way if you let them both catch up to you, your finished. -How to stay alive- Believe it or not this battle isn't so bad. You can actually manage with a clean bill of health. The room you battle them in is HUGE. I wouldn't count on strafing but running as far as you possibly can into a corner of the room and using the rifle to hit them. It doesn't matter which one you hit, they have almost like a combined health (you can't see it obviously) Once you run to a corner of the room, you will only manage to fire about two shots from the rifle if you are lucky, then escape to another far corner. Repeat until you triumph over the dangerous duo. Should be about elevin shots from the rifle to finish them. 3/F Final Battle ================ -Description- Well, it's kind of like a mixture of his wife and a hanging monster. This monster has two forms of attack. The first attack is a swarm of bugs summoned to fly after you and attack you slowly draining your health. The second attack is nothing to be reckoned with, when the monster draws in closer it will lift you up and choke you causing ultimate damage! -How to stay alive- Well this is pretty much it. You definitily want to keep your distance. Just keep running and firing with the rifle/shotgun. When she summons the killer bugs to come after you, just run and hope they dissipate. Try not to let her get a hold of you to choke you because her attack is lightening fast! Other wise just keep running and gunning and don't forget to keep your health at max. I feel at this point you should have plenty of ammo and health to finish the job. When she falls, deliver one last shot to the head when it is down and presto! you did it. Congratulations! =============================================================================== Section-4 Tips and Strategies ============================= 1. Be sure to save often, especially before a boss battle so you don't have to start to far back 2. Conserve as much ammo as you could. Try to avoid enemies and use your melee weapons. 3. Use weapons in this order, Melee, handgun, and so on. In this order you go from the weakest to the strongest to save you on using heavy weaponry 4. Use your flashlight! 5. Check your map often! 6. Explore as much as you could, you never know what you may find. You also could find guns and ammo and health. 7. Use your health sparingly, this is also something to conserve. 8. Get to know your enemies. Most enemies have weak spots and patters. Often times you can pick up a pattern which makes enemies more easily defeated. 10. Take your time. There is no rush, so take your time and explore, if you rush you will screw up. 11. Don't worry about restarting your game to do a better job the next time, this can save you a few extra bullets or health drinks and kits. 12. Don't forget to check your inventory often because you may have items or clues that can help you along your way. 13. Check your files often as well. Pay close attention to what you are reading because you never know when it will come in handy. 14. Asides from conservation, you don't have to kill everything. Try running because it could save your life. =============================================================================== Section 5-............Legal stuff and Thanks ============================================ Legal Stuff and Thanks ====================== This FAQ is not to be reproduced/altered in any way. If you want to copy it out please include the credit and author of this FAQ otherwise it is forbidden. And I also forbid the use of this FAQ on any other website other than my second home, GamefaQs. Also I would like to thank everyone at GamefaQs for making this possible. Your site makes me feel like I am apart of something great! And come to think about it...I am. And thank you guys at Konami for making such a wonderful game, one of my absolute favorites! The End. Happy Gaming!