____ _ _ ___ _ _ _____ _ _ _ _ _ ____ | __|| || | | _|| \ | ||_ _| | | | || || | | | |___ \ | |__ | || | | |_ | \ | | | | | |_| || || | | | / / |__ || || | | _|| |\\ | | | | | _ || || | | | / / __| || || |_ | |_ | | \\| | | | | | | || || |__ | |__ / /__ |____||_||___||___||_| \__| |_| |_| |_||_||____||____| |_____| -SAIGO NO UTA- SILENT HILL 2: SAIGO NO UTA FAQ/WALKTHROUGH JAPANESE SONY PLAYSTATION 2 WRITTEN BY: CVXFREAK AND Minesweeper (Nathan Norris) COPYRIGHT 2002 BY CVXFREAK AND Minesweeper (Nathan Norris) VERSION 1.15 Silent Hill 2: Saigo no Uta is a game that throws people off, especially the puzzles for some reason. But this guide is different from the other ones. It is simple, yet specific and even helpful in other areas of the game, like endings, complete item lists and etc. Email: FireEmblemPride@hotmail.com email@example.com Please, e-mail _Minesweeper_ (Nathan) with questions if needed! If you thank us for writing the FAQ, you're very welcome! ======================================================================== CONTENTS ======================================================================== 1. UPDATES 2. CONTROLS AND IMPORTANT OPTIONS 3. STORYLINE 4. CHARACTERS 5. WALKTHROUGH -BORN FROM A WISH WALKTHROUGH- 6. MODES 7. ITEM AND WEAPON LIST 8. MONSTER AND BOSS LIST 9. RANKINGS 10. MEMOS 11. ENDINGS 12. VERSIONS OF SILENT HILL 2 13. CVXFREAK'S PERSONAL REVIEW 14. SPOILER-FREE WALKTHROUGH 15. CONCLUSION ======================================================================== 1. UPDATES ======================================================================== =============== August 18, 2002 =============== UPDATE: Changed CVXFREAK's e-mail. Blame Klez. Yes. Blame them. ============= July 19, 2002 ============= UPDATE: Well, I basically included the PS2 version elements of the FAQ (controls) and merged some of the XBOX extras in. No big deal, since the game is the exact same as the XBOX version. Plus, the game has Japanese language options to turn them into English so understanding the game wasn't hard at all. ======================================================================== 2. CONTROLS AND IMPORTANT OPTIONS ======================================================================== ******** CONTROLS ******** PLAYSTATION 2 VERSIONS ---------------------- TRIANGE BUTTON: Map X BUTTON: Attack/Confirm/Search SQUARE: Press/Hold to run O BUTTON: Flashlight Control D PAD/L3 STICK: Move character R1: Arm weapon START BUTTON: Item Screen SELECT BUTTON: Pause XBOX VERSION ------------ Y BUTTON: Map A BUTTON: Attack/Confirm/Search WHITE BUTTON: Flashlight Control BLACK BUTTON: Toggle running and walking/guard attacks D PAD/LEFT STICK: Move character (Run for the stick) R: Arm weapon BACK BUTTON: Item Screen START BUTTON: Pause ***************** IMPORTANT OPTIONS ***************** The Analog Noise Screen is the "grain filter" of the game, causing the blurs of the game to be gone. To get this option, press L1 on the first option screen. The brightness level is for making the game dimmer or brighter, depending on your personal preference. The auto loading of guns is an option, though you might want it off for the challenge. The control type lets you choose whether or not you want to use the standard controls or the controls where you move the direction you push the D-Pad. The language options in the game switch in between Japanese and English. If you're fluent in Japanese (NOTE: Primarily uses Katakana and Hiragana, but some Kanji is in there), use the Japanese mode and vice versa. The subtitles are useful, if you are playing at night and can't hear what they're saying- you can now read what they say! The stereo or mono sound is an option, too. Change your sound preference. ======================================================================== 3. STORYLINE ======================================================================== In the first Silent Hill, Harry Mason went to the northern area of Silent Hill to go on vacation with his daughter, Cheryl Mason. With a dead wife, Harry only had Cheryl. As he drives, he sees a cop pass by him. Moments later, the cop's motor bike is off the road without her there... Upon arrival in SH, a girl in the road causes him to crash his jeep to avoid hitting her. He wakes and sees Cheryl gone, the right passenger seat empty. Searching around, Harry sees Cheryl a little bit ahead. He gives chase, but Cheryl runs away from Harry, into a dark and gloomy alleyway. Harry chases Cheryl through the alleyway and then is "killed" by little zombie children. Harry somehow awakes in a cafe with a cop named Cybil Bennett. She gives Harry a weapon and tries to find a way out of town. Harry searches separately, encountering the girl from the road many times, vanishing before his eyes. It turns dark, light, bloody. The school and hospital he explores experience that. Dahlia Gilespie, a girl Harry meets, feeds him information for the town. Lisa Garland, a nurse and Dr. Michael Kaufmann, a doctor, meet up with Harry. Harry eventually confronts the REAL enemy, Dahlia and figures out his daughter, Cheryl, and Alessa, Dahlia's daughter, share one soul. Cheryl, Harry tells to Cybil after they reunite, that she is adopted. Harry is forced to kill his daughter, but Alessa forks over a new one. Harry, Cybil and the new baby escape, while Lisa and the others aren't so lucky... Harry and Cybil get out and look at the baby at a cemetery. Thus their ordeal ends... But even with Samael's literal incarnation dead, his spirit and control over Silent Hill continues... Now... James Sunderland receives a letter from his wife, dead for 3 years. Mary. That's her name. James reads the letter... now he travels to Silent Hill to find her, wishfully thinking she is alive. What are his secrets? You'll find out during gameplay... ======================================================================== 4. CHARACTERS ======================================================================== ================ JAMES SUNDERLAND ================ He is the guy you control. Looks A LOT like Ark Thompson from Resident Evil: Gun Survivor... all the way down to the clothes. He runs slow, but has a very mature ego. His wife died 3 years ago, like Harry's wife. He goes to Silent Hill to find out the truth. ============= ANGELA OROSCO ============= She is looking for her family in SH. She is the first person James meets. Is she really looking for her family? We'll find out. ===== LAURA ===== Jerky little girl! She kicks away an important key during the game, making you do an extra task in the first "building" you explore. How convenient... She's MUCH worse than Cheryl Mason. ===== MARIA ===== She looks and talks like James' wife, Mary. When you meet her, she follows you. You can even shoot her, but the game will end. She has different hair and clothing from Mary, but otherwise she is a carbon copy. Her name is technically the same. Maria means Mary in Spanish. =============== MARY SUNDERLAND =============== This is James' dead wife... dead? She can't POSSIBLY write a letter, unless she somehow obtained a virus from a guy named William Birkin, which makes her have super powers AND revives her death. But I doubt it. What is going on and what is her connection to the cult from Silent Hill 1? ================ EDDIE DONBROWSKI ================ Whose side is this guy on? Well, when I first met him, he was vomiting very badly. He says he never killed anyone, though there is a dead body in his apartment room. Did he? You'll find out. What is he doing in SH? We'll find out. ======================================================================== 5. WALKTHROUGH ======================================================================== A man looks at himself in a dirty mirror. He asks himself the question: "Mary, could you really be in this town?" His name is James Sunderland, and he has come here to Silent Hill to look for his wife. ======================================================================= ENTERING TOWN ======================================================================= [NOTE: For the course of the game, maps will be VERY important. Use it when navigating. When I say "head into Sanders Street", use the map to get to it.] REST STOP BATHROOM After James asks himself the question above, leave the bathroom. You won't find anything other than the filth that's usually in public bathrooms, unless you're playing Silent Hill 2: Saigo no Uta (XBOX or the Japanese PS2). If you're playing with a Saigo no Uta game, look around for a BLUE GEM. It will give Saigo no Uta owners a chance to achieve a newer ending. REST STOP James will walk over to the railing bordering the forest and lean on it. He'll begin thinking lots of things to himself, like the words of his wife's letter, who's supposed to be dead! James thinks of her words "I'm alone there now, in our special place." He wonders if she really is there, and what she meant by their "special place," because the whole town is supposed to be their special place. James decides that it's probably the park, because they spent one whole afternoon there. Your first major objective then should be to get to that park. When James finishes talking to himself, search the blue car, which I guess is James's car, and get the MAP OF SILENT HILL. You need it and you won't be allowed to leave this area without it anyway. After collecting the map, go down the stairs marked "TOLUCA LAKE" to the northwest. (BTW, enjoy the clear surroundings now, because for most of the rest of the game you'll be surrounded in a claustrophobic fog.) FOREST Follow the path. You can hear a wolf or something barking occasionally, but don't worry, because nothing will attack you. Part of the way down you'll find a well. Look inside and you'll see a strange red object. These red things are what you will use for your SAVE POINTs. Shortly after passing the well, you'll come to some big iron gates. Go through them. GRAVEYARD Walk down the path and into the graveyard. Here you will meet Angela. James asks her if he's going the right way to Silent Hill, and she says yes. As he starts to walk away, Angela warns him that there's something wrong with this town, and it might be dangerous. James says he doesn't really care and he's going anyway. She asks why, and he says he's looking for somebody important to him. She says she came here looking for her mother, and really wants to see her again. They both say that they hope they each find who they are looking for, and then James walks away. Head through the gate to the west, past the chapel. WILTSE ROAD Walk down the gravel road, past Silent Hill Ranch and some other random things. You'll come to a small concrete tunnel with a gate in it. Go through the gate. EASTERN SILENT HILL Walk down the remainder of Wilste Road. I wonder how they manage to get cars running both ways down this tiny little street. You'll come out on Sanders Street. Across the street from you is the Flower Shop. Search the table to the left of the shop to find a FIRST-AID KIT. Proceed west down Sanders Street. When you arrive at the intersection of Sanders and Lindsey Street, you'll see blood marks on the pavement! You'll also see something stagger down Lindsey Street to the north. Follow after the shadow. If you try to wander off somewhere else the game will push you back. Along the right side of the street you'll find HEALTH DRINKS. They're small medicine bottles and kind of hard to see, so start training your eyes to pick them out. On the left side of the road, there is also the SWAMP MONUMENT, which you can read to learn about Blood Swamp which once was here before the land was settled. You won't be able to read much though because the plaque is scratched up and dirty. When you arrive at Vachss Road, you'll see more bloodstains curving down that road. You have to go this way because Katz Street is blocked by a barricade and Nathan Avenue is blocked by a cave in. You may notice a fenced-in area on the right shortly after starting down the road. If you walk through the gate, you'll find a SAVE POINT, and two HEALTH DRINKS. After visiting this area, continue down Vachss Road. You'll come to a construction zone. At the very end of the road, you'll start to hear some strange noise. Go through the barricade blocking the tunnel, and James will discover it's a broken RADIO. Suddenly, he's attacked by a monster like the one he saw going down Lindsey Street. He quickly grabs a PLANK to defend himself with. It looks like a zombie kind of. Hit it several times with the PLANK until it dies. James will mutter to himself, wondering what the heck he just killed. Go through the barricade again. James will examine the RADIO again, but he can't make it work. James decides to hang onto it anyway. You'll use it to detect monsters, so don't turn it off. Run back down Vachss Road again. Once you get back into the city, you'll discover it's been overrun by zombies like the one you saw at the construction site just now. They're kind of slow, so you can evade them with relative ease in the wide open streets. You ought to do that, because there's way too many of them to kill. Now, we're going to go out and explore the town some. Go west on Katz Street, then turn north onto Martin Street. You can find a HEALTH DRINK a little past the green car here. At the very end of this road, you'll find a corpse. Search it to get the APARTMENT GATE KEY. Now, if you want to, you can go straight to the next part of the game, which is at the Wood Side Apartment Building. Or, you can go out and search the town for more supplies first. If you're new to this game, then by all means, hunt around town for more items before going to the apartment building. I'll list where the rest of items and some noteworthy locations are below for you: - NEELY'S BAR on Neely Street. A camera will focus on the entrance door when you pass by it. Inside it you'll find a map indicating where most the blocked up streets and where some other places to visit are. You'll also be able to read a strange message written on a window: "There was a HOLE here. It's gone now." - The TRAILER on the west end of Saul Street. There's a note inside telling you about NEELY'S BAR above, and a SAVE POINT. - at the Happy Burger at the corner of Sanders and Neely, you can find a FIRST-AID KIT. - at the Lucky Jade Restaurant at the corner of Katz and Neely, you can find a FIRST-AID KIT and HANDGUN BULLETS. When you're ready to move on, go to the Wood Side Apartment Building on the west end of Katz Street. Unlock the front gate near the road block here with the APARTMENT GATE KEY. ======================================================================= WOOD SIDE APARTMENT BUILDING ======================================================================= FRONT LOT Go through the door near you on the west side. You won't find anything useful out here. Be sure to note the garbage chute down the alley to the right of the entrance though, because you'll be coming back here later. SOUTHWEST STAIRWELL Immediately after entering, take the MAP OF THE APT BLDG from the bulletin board on your left. You WILL need it to get through this part. You can't read it well in here, because all the lights are off and some idiot boarded up all the windows. Be sure to locate the FLASHLIGHT as soon as possible. You can also find a HEALTH DRINK on the planter in front of you, and a SAVE POINT on the right wall. Go upstairs and take the door leading into the second floor. SECOND FLOOR CORRIDOR In here, you'll get attacked by more zombies, but this time you're in narrow corridors. If you are playing hard mode, I suggest you just run like the wind past all the monsters. In hard mode the monsters just won't die and by the time you've killed some of them, you'll have a lot of damage. Immediately after entering, go into the small laundry room to the right of the room you're in now. Look in the garbage chute and you'll see some trash stuck in the hole. Be sure to remember this area. Go east down the hall and go into ROOM 205. ROOM 205 Note the mannequinn. You can see a bright light streaming out from its front. If you go closer you can see a FLASHLIGHT is being held up by it. When you take it from the mannequinn, you'll be attacked by a new monster. I call them the legs. Run back outta there. You can easily get out the door before it can reach you. SECOND FLOOR CORRIDOR Go to Room 210. ROOM 210 You can find some HANDGUN BULLETS in one of the bedrooms, and one on the coffee table in the living room. Leave when you're done. SECOND FLOOR CORRIDOR You've searched all the rooms on this floor that will offer something for now. All the rest are either blocked up, locked up, or you can't do anything in them yet because you don't have the needed items. Go back to the door to the SOUTHWEST STAIRWELL. SOUTHWEST STAIRWELL Go upstairs to the third floor door. THIRD FLOOR CORRIDOR Just to your right is a set of bars, and a key is behind them. If you check the bars, James thinks that he just might be able to reach it. When James tries to reach out and get the key, a little girl kicks it away then stomps on his hand. She then runs off saying "Ha-ha!" Stupid James, he could have easily gotten the key if he used that PLANK to drag it over. Anyway, the key is too far away to reach now. Go west down the hall to ROOM 301. ROOM 301 In here you'll see that the room's been shot up like somebody came in here with an assault rifle and just blasted everything. Anyway, search the shopping cart in the middle of the room to find a HANDGUN. I am thinking the same thing as James when he examines the cart. Why DOES somebody keep a shopping cart in their room? Go back out into the hall. THIRD FLOOR CORRIDOR Go back into the SOUTHWEST STAIRWELL. SOUTHWEST STAIRWELL Go downstairs to the second floor door. SECOND FLOOR CORRIDOR Notice that all the monsters have vanished. Go east down the hall. When you come to the first hall intersection, you'll hear somebody scream from the north. Go down the hall here to the north. Whoa, what's that scary thing behind the bars? You can't shoot it or kill it, so don't try. It won't do anything to you anyway. Enter ROOM 208. ROOM 208 Walk around the corner, and you'll find a corpse sitting in front of the turned-on TV set. Who killed him, and why? Anyway, search the shelf to the left of the corpse to find the KEY TO ROOM 202 on the shelves. Before going, note the grandfather clock in the bedroom. SECOND FLOOR CORRIDOR Uh oh, that guy behind the bars is gone. Is he on the prowl for us now? What's worse, the hall that was previously empty is now filled with monsters again. Go to ROOM 202 and unlock it with the KEY TO ROOM 202, duh. ROOM 202 I like to call this room the Butterfly Room, because the guy who lived here must have been nuts about butterflies. His pets are flying all over the place, but don't worry, they won't hurt you or anything. Go into the bedroom and examine the hole in the wall. You'll see something inside it. After a brief scare James will take out the CLOCK KEY. You ought to know where to go now that you've got it. SECOND FLOOR CORRIDOR Go back to ROOM 208. ROOM 208 If you look at the stand in the living room, you'll read a strange poem. It talks about three needles, and this guy called Scott who "rests not on three, but fifteen." Hmm... While you ponder this, go into the room with the grandfather clock, and examine the markings on the wall across from the clock. You'll read the names Henry, Mildred, and Scott. Also, each one of them has an arrow next to them. The next thing you should do is unlock the clock. Note that the second hand is pointing at fifteen, or three. That's it! Each of those names you read represents a hand, and the arrow is the direction you point them in. Henry is the hour hand, Mildred is minute hand, and Scott is the second hand. What you have to do is put the hands in the same places as the markings. When the hands are in thier correct places and stopped, you'll hear a click. Examine the side of the clock and you will be asked if you want to push it. Do so, and a hole in the wall behind the clock will give you access to ROOM 209. ROOM 209 In the kitchen of this room, you'll find a HEALTH DRINK, and there will be a SAVE POINT on top of a tea cart. Leave the room via the front door. SECOND FLOOR CORRIDOR Go into the stairwell to the north. NORTH STAIRWELL Go upstars. The first floor door is locked. At the third floor landing, you'll find a box of HANDGUN BULLETS on the stair rail. Go into the THIRD FLOOR CORRIDOR. THIRD FLOOR CORRIDOR Go into ROOM 307 to the south of where you are. ROOM 307 When James enters the room, he'll see the monster that you saw behind the bars on the second floor. From now on we'll call him Pyramid Head, because of his large, conical helmet. Pyramid Head is currently busy taking out his rage on some legs. James gets scared and hides in a closet. After Pyramid Head kills the legs, he slowly walks towards the closet. James finds a clip inside the closet and blasts away at Pyramid Head before he retreats through the front door. After Pyramid Head leaves, take the COURTYARD KEY that's in the closet you were hiding in. Go out into the hall again. THIRD FLOOR CORRIDOR Go to ROOM 303. ROOM 303 Here, you will find a FIRST-AID KIT in the living room, a HEALTH DRINK in the kitchen, and HANDGUN BULLETS in one of the bedrooms. After you've gathered these things up, leave. THIRD FLOOR CORRIDOR Get the FIRE ESCAPE KEY in front of the bars where it was kicked away from you by that girl, then go to the east end of the hall and into the SOUTHEAST STAIRWELL. SOUTHEAST STAIRWELL Go down to the first floor. Go to the end of the first floor corridor here to find the CANNED JUICE. You can't use it as a health item, so what can you do with it? Don't worry, one of the rules of every survival horror game is that no matter how strange the object, it will always eventually serve some kind of purpose. Unlock and go out through the front door on the first floor. FRONT LOT Run to the front door to the west. SOUTHWEST STAIRWELL Head up to the second floor door. SECOND FLOOR CORRIDOR Go into the laundry room to the right, and dump the CANNED JUICE in the trash chute to cause the "strange garbage" to get unstuck and fall down to the bottom. Go back to the SOUTHWEST STAIRWELL again. SOUTHWEST STAIRWELL Head downstairs and go out the front door. FRONT LOT Go to the garbage chute around the corner. In the bag of trash, you'll find the OLD MAN COIN, and you'll also get to read a GOSSIP MAGAZINE. It talks of a man called Walter Sullivan, who murdered two children called Billy Locane and his sister Miriam. It says he committed suicide in his jail cell. A schoolmate of his said that he was blurting out crazy stuff about a red devil right before he was arrested, and admits he was kind of crazy. Be sure to keep Walter's name in mind for later. Go back into the SOUTHWEST STAIRWELL. SOUTHWEST STAIRWELL Use the COURTYARD KEY on the door on the first floor. COURTYARD Go up onto the pool deck. Jump down into the empty pool here and you'll see a baby carriage. Search it to find the SNAKE COIN. Take the eastern door here back into the building. FIRST FLOOR CORRIDOR Go into ROOM 101 to the south. ROOM 101 In the kitchen, you'll find a dead body stuffed into the refrigerator, and you can also hear somebody puking in the next room. Get the HANDGUN BULLETS in the living room, then open the door next to the kitchen. Inside you'll find Eddie, who is puking his guts out into the toilet. Eddie denies that he didn't kill anybody before James even says anything. Eddie asks him about the dead guy in the kitchen, and he says he didn't kill anyone. He says he hid in here from the monsters he saw outside. James says that this place isn't very safe either, and that he ought to be getting out. Eddie says he doesn't know what is going on here, and that he was brought here by something, like James was. They both tell each other to be careful, then James leaves. Leave the room. FIRST FLOOR CORRIDOR Go to ROOM 104. ROOM 104 In here you can find HANDGUN BULLETS in the living room. After getting them, leave. FIRST FLOOR CORRIDOR Head out through the door into the COURTYARD again. COURTYARD Take the southern door. SOUTHWEST STAIRWELL Head up to the second floor door. SECOND FLOOR CORRIDOR Go to the west end of the hall and use your FIRE ESCAPE KEY here. You'll discover that there's no fire escape because another apartment building was put up here where it used to be. Looks like you'll have to go through another stinkin' building before you'll be allowed to get out of this place. Don't worry, you won't be there near as long as you were in this building. Go across the gap into the Blue Creek Apartment building. ======================================================================= BLUE CREEK APARTMENT BUILDING ======================================================================= ROOM 203 Go to the bathroom across from the bedroom you're in. CVXFREAK missed it the first time, but me, Minesweeper, and AndyRose2000 both found a wallet in the toilet with a safe combination. Eew, toilet water. The wallet will give you some numbers and arrows. The number is the safe number, and the arrow points in the direction that the dial must be turned in to reach the number. On hard mode you'll get Roman numerals instead of regular digits. Remember, X equals ten, and V equals five. If you get the number X0 for example, that means 10. Or if you get VV4, that means 14. You will receive four boxes of HANDGUN BULLETS for opening the safe. I, Minesweeper, found this myself, though I'll still thank to AndyRose2000 for this hint. Before going out, find the HEALTH DRINK in the kitchen. SECOND FLOOR CORRIDOR On this second floor, the only room you should concern yourself with is ROOM 209. It has a note on it which tells where to find the key to unlock the door. The key's in a room near the first floor staircase. Read the note if you want to, then go to the middle part of the hallway where the MIDDLE STAIRWELL door is marked by the red EXIT sign. MIDDLE STAIRWELL Look to your left on the floor to find the MAP OF THE WESP APT BLDG. Head down to the first floor door, as the third floor is blocked off. FIRST FLOOR CORRIDOR Be sure to look in the laundry room to the right of the MIDDLE STAIRWELL to find a FIRST-AID KIT. Go to ROOM 109. [NOTE: If you haven't talked to Eddie in the Woodside Apartment building, then you won't be able to get into ROOM 109 right now. Go back and talk to Eddie in the Woodside Apartment building in ROOM 101 now if you haven't already.] ROOM 109 You can get some HANDGUN BULLETS on the sofa here. Take the white door. In here you'll run into Angela. It looks like she's about to commit suicide with the knife she has, but James talks her out of it. She says she hasn't found her mother yet. James also says that he hasn't found his wife, and she shows her her picture. She says she hasn't seen her. She begins to leave, and James asks if he should go with her. She says she doesn't really need anybody with her. James asks if she should get rid of that knife. She agrees that she doesn't know what she could do with it, and says she'll give it to him. When James moves to take it, she suddenly screams and holds the knife in front of her. She then quickly apologizes and lays the knife on the stand, then runs out the door. You'll get ANGELA'S KNIFE, which can't be used as a weapon, and if you search the stand again, you'll get the PRISONER COIN. Leave the room. [NOTE: Rumor has it that examining the Knife may affect the game's ending. I can guess that if you examine the Knife in the item screen, a new ending occurs. I will have to try this out.] FIRST FLOOR CORRIDOR Go to ROOM 105. ROOM 105 Examine the cabinet with the five little holes in it. It looks like that guy's kooky uncle mentioned in the note put their keys in a fancy puzzle-locked drawer. I'd beat my uncle down if I had to solve this stupid puzzle to get into my apartment. This is where you have to use all those coins you've found around the apartment buildings. Read the poem that you get, and use the clues you read to figure out where the coins belong. If you can't figure it out, the solutions are below. When I say the second, third, etc. slot, I mean it from left to right, like this: 1 2 3 4 5 HARD Mode - OLD MAN COIN - second slot - SNAKE COIN - fourth slot - PRISONER COIN - fifth slot NORMAL Mode - OLD MAN COIN - second slot - PRISONER COIN - third slot - SNAKE COIN - fifth slot EASY Mode - OLD MAN COIN - first slot - SNAKE COIN - third slot - PRISONER COIN - fifth slot Once the coins are in their proper places, the drawer will open, and you'll be able to get the LYNE HOUSE KEY. This is the key that was mentioned in the note tacked to the door to ROOM 209, so you should go there. If you want to, you can use the SAVE POINT in here in the hall. Leave the room. FIRST FLOOR CORRIDOR Head for the MIDDLE STAIRWELL. MIDDLE STAIRWELL Go to the second floor door. SECOND FLOOR CORRIDOR Go to ROOM 209 and unlock it with the LYNE HOUSE KEY. ROOM 209/ROOM 208 Walk to the window in the living room, and unlike all the other windows in these apartments, this one's open and not boarded up. Walk out onto the balcony, then walk through the smashed partiton to get onto ROOM 208's balcony. Go into that apartment and get the HANDGUN BULLETS from the chair, and the APARTMENT STAIRWAY KEY from the top of the bed. There's also a SAVE POINT in here. Things are going to get pretty tough in a minute, so I strongly suggest you save here. Exit through ROOM 209's front door. SECOND FLOOR CORRIDOR Go to the stairwell to the north and unlock it with the APARTMENT STAIRWAY KEY. ====================== BOSS # 1: PYRAMID HEAD ====================== DIFFICULTY: MEDIUM When you enter the room, you'll see Pyramid Head taking out his rage on a zombie. James witnesses this and tries to flee, but the door locked behind him, so you'll have to fight. Watch out for the GREAT KNIFE Pyramid has. One overhead swing is enough to kill you, no matter how good your health is. My favorite way to beat him is to stand near the door, then when Pyramid Head gets close and begins the overhead swing animation, I run to the corner diagonally across from the door, and repeat run past again during the overhead swing animation. I keep repeating this while firing bullets until Pyramid Head goes away. You'll know if you're hurting him when you hear a shot clank off of his helmet. If you want to fight him with the PLANK instead, you can wait for him to do the motion that he's about to do an overhead swing, then run behind him and hit him in the back with the PLANK. He won't stop in the middle of the swinging animation, so you'll be safe. This is a lot trickier than doing it with the HANDGUN. You'll know you've defeated Pyramid Head when you hear sirens in the distance. When the sirens come on, Pyramid Head will walk down the stairs and into the water. Get out of his way and he won't attack you. Also don't follow after him down the stairs or you might get killed. Another away to defeat him, thanks to someone e-mailing CVXFREAK, is to evade Pyramid Head until you hear the sirens and he goes down the stairs. Hurting him will make him go down the stairs sooner, though. I recommend you evade him if you want to save your precious ammo. ====================== BOSS # 1: PYRAMID HEAD ====================== After Pyramid Head goes down the stairs, the water will drain away and you can go down the stairs. Leave out the door you see down here. Finally we're out of those stupid apartment buildings! ======================================================================= WESTERN SILENT HILL ======================================================================= WESTERN SILENT HILL Welcome to the western district. Remember that your main objective once you got into town was to go to Rosewater Park so you can see if you could find Mary there. Now that we have escaped EASTERN SILENT HILL, we can go there. Walk down the stairs, and get the FIRST-AID KIT from the barricade to the left. Go down the alleyway to the north. On the way, you'll run into the kid that stepped on your hand and kicked the key away in the Wood Side Apartment Building. She's sitting on top of a wall. James asks her about that letter she's holding, and she says it's none of his business, and yells he didn't like Mary anyway. James tells her to wait, asking how she knew Mary, but she jumps down on the other side of the wall and runs away. Continue on through the tunnel, and you'll arrive in Rosewater Park, the one that James talked about near the beginning of the game. If you search the confusing courtyard to the west, you'll find two boxes of HANDGUN BULLETS in a corner, and a HEALTH DRINK on a park bench. You can also find another box of HANDGUN BULLETS on a bench near the small pavilion. When you reach the waterfront, you can find a HEALTH DRINK near a telescope. On the way down the waterfront, you'll run into a woman. James thinks it's Mary at first, but it turns out she's just a woman who looks like her named Maria. The only things that are different are her hair and clothes. Maria asks him about Mary, and he says he's here because she said this was their special place. Maria says she hasn't seen her, and asks if there could be another special place somewhere. James thinks a little, and says it might be the Lakeview Hotel they stayed at. Maria says that she wants to tag along with James, because of the monsters, and he agrees to it. She'll follow you around now. I smell another Sherry Birkin scenario here... If she gets killed, it's GAME OVER. She'll get in the way while you're attacking monsters. You can hurt her with your weapons, so you have to be careful not to accidentally hit her. Unlike Sherry, however, she can run just as fast as you. No matter how hard you run, she'll be able to keep up. Exit Rosewater Park via the west entrance. Don't bother to search the second courtyard, because you won't find anything, except a suspicious-looking patch of dirt behind a statue. You can't do anything to it though. On the path leading out, you'll find a HEALTH DRINK on the right side of the path, near a building's entrance. Now that you're out of the park, you can either go straight to Pete's Bowl-O-Rama to start the next part of the game, or check out WESTERN SILENT HILL for more supplies. I'll list places where you can find items: - at the Jack's Inn motel at the corner of Murron and Nathan, you can find a SAVE POINT on the trunk of a blue car. - on the west side of the blocked up alley you entered from the Blue Creek Apartment Building, you can find a HEALTH DRINK. - near the west end of Katz street is a FIRST-AID KIT in front of a tan car. You can also find another FIRST-AID KIT in a garbage pen across the street. - at the Texxon Gas Station at the corner of Carroll and Nathan, you can find the STEEL PIPE, a new weapon, stuck in a car's hood, a HEALTH DRINK and a box of HANDGUN BULLETS in front of a garage door, and two more HEALTH DRINKS and HANDGUN BULLETS in front of a parked van. After you've gathered up all your supplies, go to Pete's Bowl-O-Rama at the corner of Nathan and Carroll. Maria says she'll wait outside because she hates bowling. James says he's not going to be playing a game, but she still wants to stay outside anyway. [NOTE: If you try to go to the Lakeview Hotel by going west down Nathan Avenue, you'll get stopped by a destroyed bridge. A corpse will by lying in the roadway with a map nearby, which will direct you back towards Pete's Bowl-O-Rama. I told you to go to the bowling alley above so you won't have to take a long walk. The only reward for coming this way is a box of HANDGUN BULLETS near the corpse.] PETE'S BOWL-O-RAMA Take the door to the left of the one you used to get in. You'll view a conversation between Eddie and Laura, the little girl who's been pestering you recently. Laura talks with Eddie about what he did that made the cops come after him, while he chows down on some pizza. Wonder where he got it, considering most everyone in this town is either dead or vanished. Whatever he did do, Eddie says nobody will ever forgive him for it. While you're looking around in the staff room, he asks if she's found Mary yet. Mary...! Go to the door on the other end of the staff room and walk out of the snack bar to talk to Eddie. While James asks if he's here alone, Laura runs out the front door and says "Bye-bye!" James yells at Eddie to come with him to get her, but he asks why he should. He says she called him a stupid fatso who would slow her down. James gets angry at him because the town's full of monsters and all he cares about is eating pizza. He then storms away angry. If you want to, you can check at the end of the third alley from the right to find HANDGUN BULLETS. Go out the front door after Laura. WESTERN SILENT HILL When you come outside, Maria will run up to you, out of breath. James asks if she saw the girl, and she says that she tried to catch her, but the girl was too fast. Turn right from the door and run around behind the bowling alley. You'll find an open gate. Go through it. Turn left and walk to the end of the alley. Maria will tell you that Laura went between the buildings. The space is too narrow for an adult. James asks if there's another way, and Maria points to a nearby door. The door's locked, she unlocks the door with three keys and gestures you inside. HEAVEN'S NIGHT Go up the stairs and down the hall. Go through the door in the end. You'll emerge into a strip club called Heaven's Night. It seems pretty fitting that Maria would have the keys to a place like this, with her attitude and the way she dresses. Take the FIRST-AID KIT from a chair of the table closest to the front door, then leave through the front door. WESTERN SILENT HILL Go down the street, and you'll see Laura run inside the hospital. Follow after her. ======================================================================= BROOKHAVEN HOSPITAL ======================================================================= FIRST FLOOR CORRIDOR Grr...I absolutely HATE this part of the game, because it's so long and boring. Of all the places Laura could have run to, why did it have to be a confusing rat-maze of a hospital!? You'll also need to be careful in here because Maria is behind you. Remember, if she get's killed, it's GAME OVER. You got a lot of exploring to do, so get started by taking the MAP OF THE HOSPITAL from the bulletin board to your left. The first place you should go is the RECEPTION OFFICE, which is the door nearby the reception window. RECEPTION OFFICE In here you'll find a SAVE POINT. Proceed onto the next door. DOCUMENT ROOM Examine the document. It talks of an illness which drags it's victim into "the other side," which is a place between reality and unreality. At the bottom of the document is a handwritten note, which says that a guy got the key from Joseph, and it's probably for "that box." You'll receive the "PURPLE BULL" KEY, which is the key mentioned in the document. Leave the room again. RECEPTION OFFICE Go out into the hallway. FIRST FLOOR CORRIDOR Go to the stairway. EAST STAIRWAY Go up to the second floor door. SECOND FLOOR CORRIDOR Watch out for the nurses of death stalking the halls. Those long clubs they have are deadly. One nurse is bad enough, but unless you find some hard hitting firepower, you'll die if there's a pair after you at the same time. The first place you ought to go to is the WOMEN'S LOCKER ROOM to the north. WOMEN'S LOCKER ROOM Inside this room, you'll find the much-needed SHOTGUN in a locker. Examine the teddy bear to the left of that locker and James will accidentally prick his hand. He finds that he stuck his finger on a BENT NEEDLE and takes it. Leave the room. SECOND FLOOR CORRIDOR Go to the MEN'S LOCKER ROOM nearby. MEN'S LOCKER ROOM Search the dirty lab coat hanging from a locker on the right to find the EXAMINATION ROOM KEY. SECOND FLOOR CORRIDOR Go back to the stairs. EAST STAIRWAY Go back to the first floor. FIRST FLOOR CORRIDOR Unlock the EXAMINATION ROOM with the EXAMINATION ROOM KEY, duh. EXAMINATION ROOM Go through this room into the DOCTOR'S LOUNGE. DOCTOR'S LOUNGE Look in the sink to find SHOTGUN SHELLS, which you'll probably have a desperate need for in this place with those maniac nurses running around. Look at the whiteboard on the east wall. In EASY and NORMAL the game gives you 7335, the code for the door to the patient wing. On HARD you get this cryptic message about the number being T. I don't understand how it works, but from this clue you're supposed to get 1328 as the code. Leave through the door you didn't use to get in. FIRST FLOOR CORRIDOR Go to the stairs again. EAST STAIRWAY Go upstairs to the second floor. SECOND FLOOR CORRIDOR Take the double doors near you which lead into the corridor with the M rooms. M CORRIDOR Go into EXAMINING ROOM 3. EXAMINING ROOM 3 You'll find a FIRST-AID KIT on the bed here. Examine the typewriter on the northern wall. In a message that has the same kind of grammar and punctuation as most emails I receive about my FAQ's, you'll get a random code for a box. (I got 7998 and 1151 once) Be sure to remember it because you'll need to know it later. Leave the room. M CORRIDOR Go into M2. M2 Look at the stand on the eastern wall to get the "LAPIS EYE" KEY and a box of SHOTGUN SHELLS. M CORRIDOR Go into M3. M3 In here you'll find a box of HANDGUN BULLETS and a HEALTH DRINK in front of the overturned beds. M CORRIDOR There's one more room in this corridor you can visit, but it's risky to go in there, especially on HARD mode. M6 In here, two nurses will attack you and Maria simultaneously on HARD. You both will probably suffer a lot of damage here. You will get for a reward a HEALTH DRINK and a box of HANDGUN BULLETS. M CORRIDOR Go to the SECOND FLOOR CORRIDOR. SECOND FLOOR CORRIDOR Go to the stairs. EAST STAIRWAY Go up to the third floor. THIRD FLOOR CORRIDOR If you're willing to brave the nurses, you can find a FIRST-AID KIT in the open area near the elevator. Go to the double doors near the stairs. Input 7335 as the code if you're playing EASY or NORMAL, or 1328 if you're playing HARD. Go through the door. S CORRIDOR Go to S3. S3 Maria will say she's feeling tired and takes some medicine. She says it's a hangover, and James suggests she sleeps on the bed in here. He says he's going to go look for Laura while she rests. Take the ROOF KEY here, then leave the room. S CORRIDOR At long last, Maria is gone and we don't have to worry about protecting her from the monsters or accidentally hitting her! Go back into the THIRD FLOOR CORRIDOR. THIRD FLOOR CORRIDOR Head for the stairs. EAST STAIRWAY Go up to the roof and unlock the door there with the ROOF KEY. ROOF Your health had better be filled up pretty high when you come out here. You'll find a diary up here. You can read it if you want to. [NOTE: It's rumored that if you read the diary, you get a certain ending. CVXFREAK hasn't confirmed this, but it seems likely.] Walk towards the ELEVATOR CONTROL ROOM, and you'll hear a grinding noise behind you. What is that? Suddenly, Pyramid Head will appear and knock you off the roof with his GREAT KNIFE. SPECIAL TREATMENT ROOM You'll discover that you fell through the roof of the third floor and have ended up in this area. You should have been hurt pretty badly by the fall, so heal up now. Take the second door from the left in here. PADDED CELL 2 You'll see a message written on the wall in blood. It's a wierd message, but you'll get another code. It's random, so be sure to remember it. Leave the room. SPECIAL TREATMENT ROOM Leave out the entrance. THIRD FLOOR CORRIDOR Go to the S CORRIDOR. S CORRIDOR Go to S11. S11 In here, you'll find a SAVE POINT and a HEALTH DRINK. Save if you want to, and leave. S CORRIDOR Go to S14. S14 In here, you'll find the box that you may remember being mentioned in the files you've found since entering the hospital. It's locked up pretty tight, but don't worry, because you should have all the codes and keys necessary to unlock it. Use the "PURPLE BULL" KEY and the "LAPIS EYE" KEY to remove two of the locks. Use the code you got from the typewriter in EXAMINING ROOM 3 on the second floor on the number pad, and use the code you got from the SPECIAL TREATMENT ROOM on the this floor to undo the combination lock. For all your trouble, you'll get HAIR!!! Umm...HAIR??? What are we supposed to do with that?! Don't worry, ALL items in a survival horror game, no matter how obscure, will always eventually serve a purpose. Leave the room. S CORRIDOR Go to the SHOWER ROOM. SHOWER ROOM Look at the drain pipe in the middle of the room with the green slime. James will suggest finding a long, narrow tool to get the thing at the bottom of the pipe. The "long, narrow tool" you'll use is the HAIR combined with the BENT NEEDLE. Use the "Combine" command on both the HAIR and the BENT NEEDLE, then click "Use." James will lower the BENT NEEDLE into the pipe like a fishing hook, and his catch of the day is the ELEVATOR KEY. Leave the room. S CORRIDOR You might want to go to S11 to save before you proceed onward. Go to the elevator, and use the ELEVATOR KEY to open the cover over the call button. Hop inside the elevator and ride down to the first floor. C CORRIDOR Go to C3. C3 Search in front of the matress to the left to find HANDGUN BULLETS, and look on the stand to the right to find SHOTGUN SHELLS. Leave. C CORRIDOR Go to C2. C2 Walk over to the teddy bears in front of you, and you'll see Laura playing with them. James asks her about Mary, and she says she was friends with her while she was sick. James says that's impossible, and he says they should talk about this later while they get out. C CORRIDOR Laura says she needs to get something, and says it's a letter from Mary. She unlocks a door and gestures you inside. EXAMINING ROOM 2 James begins to go inside, and Laura says it's at the back of the room. As James moves for the back of the room, Laura slams the door and locks him inside. I don't know about you, but I saw this coming a mile away, unlike stupid ole James. He frantically yells at Laura to open the door, but she decides not to. Meanwhile, some monsters swing down from the ceiling. Looks like you'll have to fight your way out... ===================== BOSS # 2: HANGING MEN ===================== DIFFICULTY: Easy This fight's pretty easy, especially compared to the fight with Pyramid Head back at the Blue Creek Apartment Building. Just blast them with the SHOTGUN or the HANDGUN. If you let them get close, they'll choke you with their feet, but it won't cause a lot of damage. Keep track of your health and everything will be fine. After you defeat three of them, the battle will end, and you'll hear those sirens again as James goes unconsious. You'll get a scene of James being carted out of the hospital and into the GARDEN on a hospital bed. ==================== BOSS # 2: MONKEY MEN ==================== ======================== DARK BROOKHAVEN HOSPITAL ======================== GARDEN We have now entered Dark Silent Hill from Misty Silent Hill. In case you don't know, Dark Silent Hill is the even darker side of this strange town which is already bad enough in its normal form. Anyway, this is some garden you're standing in. It's just a small square of grass surrounded by concrete walls. [XBOX players: If you have the BLUE GEM, use it right now if you have it.] Leave out the double doors. WESTERN FIRST FLOOR CORRIDOR In here, you'll find a SAVE POINT on a chain link fence, and a box of SHOTGUN SHELLS. Move on to the C CORRIDOR. C CORRIDOR Go to C2. C2 In here, you'll find a FIRST-AID KIT. Ignore the sound of breaking glass, because it's only there to scare you. BTW, what's up with all the sheets covering everything? Leave the room. C CORRIDOR Go to C1. C1 In here, you'll find a HEALTH DRINK and HANDGUN BULLETS. Leave. C CORRIDOR Go into the elevator, and ride it to the second floor. M CORRIDOR Go to M6. M6 Inside M6, you'll find HANDGUN BULLETS, a FIRST-AID KIT, and in the wall painting, you'll find the DRY CELL BATTERY and the BASEMENT STOREROOM KEY. It would be good to have an extra battery, you know, in case your flashlight battery ran out. Read the note to the right of the painting. The guy who wrote it said he lost a ring in the basement's basement. Basement's basement? What is he talking about? Keep that note in mind and leave the room. M CORRIDOR Go to M4. M4 You will find SHOTGUN SHELLS and a HEALTH DRINK in here. Leave. M CORRIDOR If you want to, look in the DAY ROOM. DAY ROOM On the floor is a refrigerator, but the door is too heavy for James to open it alone. Just keep this place in mind for later. M CORRIDOR Go to the elevator, and head to the third floor. S CORRIDOR Notice the odd door next to you, with the woman painting on it, and a 3D hand sticking out, maybe to put a ring on it? Again keep this location in mind. Go to S11. S11 Get the HANDGUN BULLETS and the AMPOULE in here. Leave. S CORRIDOR Go to S3. S3 Maria's gone... All that's left of her is several empty medicine bottles. Leave the room again. We'll have to find her. S CORRIDOR Go to the THIRD FLOOR CORRIDOR. THIRD FLOOR CORRIDOR Go to the THIRD FLOOR STOREROOM. THIRD FLOOR STOREROOM On the shelves in here, you'll find a FIRST-AID KIT, HANDGUN BULLETS, and SHOTGUN SHELLS. Leave. THIRD FLOOR CORRIDOR Go to the stairs. EAST STAIRCASE You'll find a SAVE POINT in here if you need to save. Walk all the way down to the basement level and unlock the door there with the BASEMENT STOREROOM KEY. All the other doors are locked anyway. BASEMENT STOREROOM Get the SHOTGUN SHELLS off the floor, and note the shelf with the bloody handprints. Move the shelf out of the way to reveal a secret ladder. When you examine it, Maria will appear. She's angry because you left her behind and you don't sound happy to see her. James apologizes for his actions and says he found Laura, but she ran off. Maria says she feels like she has to protect her. After you are done talking, go down the ladder you revealed. BASEMENT'S BASEMENT So this is what that file meant upstairs about the basement's basement. Get the COPPER RING, and climb back out again. BASEMENT STOREROOM Go out the door. EAST STAIRWELL Run back up to the third floor and save your game. Go into the hall. THIRD FLOOR CORRIDOR Go into the S CORRIDOR. S CORRIDOR Head for the elevator. Take it down to the second floor. Suddenly, a game show comes on over the radio, and you're the contestant! What in the world is going on?! The host says you must answer three questions. Question #1: What is the name of the amusement park in northern Silent Hill? 1 - Fantasy Land 2 - Silent Hill Amusement Park 3 - Lake Side Amusement Park Question #2: What is the name of the man who murdered two children? 1 - Walter Sullivan 2 - Scott Fairbanks 3 - Eric Gein Question #3: What is the name of the road leading to Paleville? 1 - Bachman Road 2 - Menden Street 3 - Nathan Avenue The host then says to answer the questions, you should go to the storeroom on the third floor, and says you had better make sure you're not wrong, or you'll face the punishment. Maria asks what that was about, and then the elevator arrives at the second floor. M CORRIDOR For now, let's ignore that crazy guy on the radio and go to the DAY ROOM. DAY ROOM Try to open the refrigerator again, and James still can't open it. Maria says she'll help. With both of you working together, you'll open it up. Get the LEAD RING from inside, then go back into the M CORRIDOR. M CORRIDOR Go to the elevator and head up to the third floor again. S CORRIDOR Here, you have two choices. You can either take the Trick or Treat challenge in the THIRD FLOOR STOREROOM, or unlock the strange door with the rings you found. If you're going to skip over the Trick or Treat box, then skip everything past this row of stars, and I'll join you again at the next row of stars. I'll warn you though, you're missing out on a huge item cache! *********************************************************************** S CORRIDOR Go into the THIRD FLOOR CORRIDOR. THIRD FLOOR CORRIDOR Go into the THIRD FLOOR STOREROOM. THIRD FLOOR STOREROOM You'll see that while you were gone, somebody put a new box there. This is where you have to enter your answers. Here is the sequence box. 1 2 3 Q1: O O O Q2: O O O Q3: O O O On Row 1, the correct answer is button 3, because if you check your map you'd know that the name of the amusement park is Lakeside Amusement Park. On Row 2, the correct answer is button 1, because if you looked in the gossip magazine you found in the garbage at the Wood Side Apartment Building, it would tell you the murderer is Walter Sullivan. On Row 3, the correct answer is button 3, because again if you check your map, you would see the only road going to Paleville was Nathan Avenue. If you press all the correct buttons, you'll receive five boxes of SHOTGUN SHELLS, and two AMPOULES. This is well worth the little side trip. If you're wrong, however, you get your health knocked down to near death if not dead, and the Trick or Treat Box locks up it's goodies permanently. Leave the room. THIRD FLOOR CORRIDOR Go to the S CORRIDOR. *********************************************************************** S CORRIDOR Welcome back to the main track again. Go to the door with the lady painting on it and put the LEAD RING and the COPPER RING on the 3D hand to unlock the door. WEST STAIRWAY Go down to the basement, as all the other doors are locked anyway. On the way down, read the note with the same kind of poor spelling I get in emails about my FAQ's. Behind the praying woman? Maybe that odd patch of ground behind the praying woman statue in Rosemary Park? Be sure to remember that. LONG HALLWAY Begin your trek down the hall. Suddenly, Pyramid Head ambushes you from behind! Run down the hall as fast as your legs can carry you, because again if Maria is killed, it's GAME OVER. At the end of the hall, you'll get to an elevator. James manages to get inside, but the doors close too far before Maria can get there in time. Only her hand manages to get through. James watches, unable to do anything, as Pyramid Head kills Maria. It's real sad, but her death is scripted. You can't save her. Her hand slips out of the door and the elevator goes to its destination. James lowers to the floor in sadness. You'll arrive at the first floor. FIRST FLOOR CORRIDOR Go to the DIRECTOR'S ROOM. DIRECTOR'S ROOM Look at the map on the table. You'll find a message directing you back to EASTERN SILENT HILL to find a letter and a WRENCH, plus circles around the western courtyard in Rosewater Park, and the SILENT HILL HISTORICAL SOCIETY. James will copy the locations on to his map, and you'll get the HOSPITAL LOBBY KEY, which will let you out of the hospital's front door! Finally we can get out of here! As James picks up the key, he sees Laura through the window running down the street. Leave the room. FIRST FLOOR CORRIDOR Use the HOSPITAL LOBBY KEY to unlock the front door. If you need to save, then use the SAVE POINT nearby. ======================================================================= DARK SILENT HILL ======================================================================= WESTERN SILENT HILL Dark Silent Hill's effects aren't as extreme this time, compared to Silent Hill 1. The town simply goes into nighttime, without the streets turning into grating over bottomless pits. Even better, there's a whole new set of items for you to pick up on the ground! Go south down Carroll Street, then turn onto Rendell Street. Go to the west end of Rendell, and you'll find a FIRST-AID KIT, a HEALTH DRINK, an AMPOULE, and HANDGUN BULLETS. Walk east down Rendell. If you walk on the left side of the street, you'll find lots of items on the way. At one point along the road, you'll be able to walk behind some fencing into a lot. In this lot, you'll find two boxes of SHOTGUN SHELLS, two boxes of RIFLE SHELLS, and one box of HANDGUN BULLETS. Near the point when you arrive at Monson, you'll find a HEALTH DRINK and SHOTGUN SHELLS on the left side of the road. When you arrive at Monson Street, go south. At the southern end of Monson Street, you will find two boxes of HANDGUN BULLETS. On one of the corners of Saul and Monson, you'll find two HEALTH DRINKS. Turn east onto Saul Street and head through the tunnel. The monkeys under the fence can hurt you, but it's easy to avoid running over them. Unlock the gate at the end to reenter EASTERN SILENT HILL. EASTERN SILENT HILL If you want to, save in the trailer nearby. New items have been scattered around here for you to take. I'll list them for you. I can't believe I actually took the time to write this thing: - at the trailer, there's a FIRST-AID KIT. - at the car a little ways away from the traier is two boxes of SHOTGUN SHELLS. - in front of the diner east of the trailer, you'll find two boxes of HANDGUN BULLETS. - at the Happy Burger, you'll find two boxes of RIFLE SHELS. - on the back door steps of a warehouse at the corner of Sanders and Lindsey is two boxes of SHOTGUN SHELLS, and around the corner on the front stairs is a HEALTH DRINK. - at the Flower Shop, you'll find two boxes of HANDGUN BULLETS and one box of SHOTGUN SHELLS. - on the front steps of the building around the corner of NEELY'S BAR, you'll get a HEALTH DRINK. - at the corner of Neely and Sanders, you'll find HANDGUN BULLETS. - at the Chiropractice and Sports Injury Center, at the western end of Sanders Street, you'll find a FIRST-AID KIT. - at the corner of Saul and Neely, you'll find a FIRST-AID KIT. - at Big Jay's, you'll find RIFLE SHELLS and a HEALTH DRINK. - at the Grand Market, you can find HANDGUN BULLETS. - in front of two businesses south of the Grand Market, you can get HEALTH DRINKS. - at Cafe Texan, you'll find HANDGUN BULLETS. - in front of a garage door just south of the entrance to Vachss Road, you'll get HANDGUN BULLETS. - It's not really an item, but if you go inside NEELY'S BAR, where you found that map near the start of the game, you'll find a new and threatening message written on the wall in here, concerning James wanting to find Mary. To continue on with the game, go to Gonzale's Mexican Restaurant. On a house porch a door down is the letter and the WRENCH the map in the hospital showed you. The letter directs you to go to the park near the statue of the praying woman, and use a wrench to open a box buried there to get the key to the Silent Hill Historical Society. The note also harshy warns you of how terrible the path will be if you wish to continue on with your quest of finding Mary. If you still want to keep going, despite the ominous warning, head west along Katz Street towards the Wood Side Apartment Building. You may have noticed the door in the construction barricade there. It was locked before, but you'll be able to get through it now into WESTERN SILENT HILL. WESTERN SILENT HILL If you STILL thirst for more items, you can find a handful more at these locations: - on a staircase at the corner of Munson and Katz, you'll find HANDGUN BULLETS and a HEALTH DRINK. - in the trash area at the west end of Katz Street, you'll find an AMPOULE. - at the eastern end of Nathan Avenue, you'll get HANDGUN BULLETS. - on the left side of the path going into Rosemary Park, you'll find two boxes of SHOTGUN SHELLS. After you are done looking around, enter Rosewater Park via the west enterance and go into the western courtyard. Look for the praying woman statue, and dig up the patch of dirt behind it. A box fastened with screws will be revealed. Use the WRENCH to remove the screws and get the OLD BRONZE KEY. This is the key to the Silent Hill Historical Society to the northwest. Walk west along Nathan Avenue there to get there. Before heading inside, get the FIRST-AID KIT from in front of the gate blocking the boat launch. Use the OLD BRONZE KEY to open the front door. ============================== SILENT HILL HISTORICAL SOCIETY ============================== ENTRANCE ROOM/EXHIBIT ROOM 1 There's a SAVE POINT on the counter if you need to save. Proceed through the doorway that has its doors torn off. In here, observe the painting on the left wall. It's called "Misty day, remains of the Judgement," and it displays Pyramid Head next to several of his victims. Why would a picture of him be here? Anyway, proceed to the next room. EXHIBIT ROOM 2/LONG STAIRWAY In here, you can look at several paintings of Silent Hill's history. One of them displays an old photograph of Brookhaven Hospital, another of the director of the old Brookhaven Hospital, and a picture of a deep hole for some reason. Go through the large hole in the wall and a looooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooong way down the stairway. Perhaps a way to build your anticipation of what's to come? Eventually, you'll get to a door. Go through it. CHECKPOINT Look at the document, and you might get a bit of a shock, because the most recent date is 1820. Take the FIRST-AID KIT from the table, and move on to the next room. MYSTERY CORRIDOR Walk through the gates, and turn left. The door to the right has it's lock broken. At the next fork, turn right, the left leads to a dead end. You might not notice it, but there's a door right around the left corner. Go into it. EXHIBIT ROOM 3 In this room, you'll find HANDGUN BULLETS, as well as some paintings and notes about Toluca Prison Camp. MYSTERY CORRIDOR Continue down the corridor, and go into the door you come to. HOLE ROOM This room features the hole you might have seen in the painting in EXHIBIT ROOM 2. It's too dark to see the bottom. There's nowhere else to go, so you might as well jump down in. James is a bit hesitant to jump down of course, but he'll do it anyway. WATER WELL At first, it looks as if you've made a real crap mistake jumping down here, as there's no doors, and the walls are too steep to climb on. Are we trapped here forever?! Don't lose your hope though, because there IS a way out of here. Closely examine every inch of the wall, until James detects a spot that's different. Break down the wall with your PIPE, and a secret door will be revealed. Go through it. [Note: If you don't have the PIPE with you right now, then it's because you skipped over it before. Go to the gas station in WESTERN SILENT HILL right now and get the PIPE from the car that's running there right now. CVXFREAK: Or alternatively, you can use the PLANK.] SEWER Turn right, and walk down the hall until you come to a fork. You'll see steps leading up to a dry platform. The door to the right is open. Take it. HOLE ROOM 2 You can see another hole ahead of you, but this one is blocked by a fence. You have to unlock the gate. Take the door on the right side of the hall before the hole. BUG ROOM You'll see the SPIRAL-WRITING KEY for the hole in the other room, so grab it. But no, it's not that simple. Your FLASHLIGHT'S battery chooses that moment to run out, so use the DRY CELL BATTERY you found at Brookhaven Hospital to get your FLASHLIGHT working again. Now the room's full of bugs, and the door's locked with a combination lock. There are 9 numbers, but notice how only three are lit up. You need to press the lit buttons in a certain order to unlock the door. There aren't any clues as to what the combination is, so just guess what the code is until you get it right. There's only like a handful of possible codes to try anyway. HOLE ROOM 2 Use the SPIRAL-WRITING KEY to unlock the gate on the floor, then jump down the hole like last time. ======================================================================= TOLUCA PRISON ======================================================================= PRISON CAFETERIA How in the world did some hole just land us in some Civil War era prison? Anyway, you'll run into Eddie here, who's acting pretty crazy. He says killing's no big deal, and says he shot the guy next to him, and says he also shot a dog too. He says that guy was looking at him weird, and James says that's no reason to kill somebody. Eddie then says he was just kidding. He says the guy was already dead when he got here, and leaves the room. After Eddie leaves, get the TABLET OF "GLUTTONOUS PIG" from the back of the room, a HEALTH DRINK off a cart, another HEALTH DRINK off a table, and if you want to, save at the SAVE POINT on a column here. WEST CORRIDOR Turn left and run down the hall. Ignore all the doors you see for now. At a desk at the first gate, you'll find HANDGUN BULLETS. When you come to a second gate, you'll find the MAP OF THE PRISON on the desk. Like all maps in this game, it's VITAL that you have it. Go to the door on the east side of the hall which leads into a room which holds several others. SHOWERS Go to the northern bank of showers, and enter the one at the end of the row. Inside, you'll find the TABLET OF "THE SEDUCTRESS." Leave. WEST CORRIDOR Go to the southern rows of cells, and enter the northern corridor of the cell block. SOUTH CELL BLOCK You'll see many cells in here, but the only ones you can get into are the ones that have their doors open already. In the first open cell, you'll get HANDGUN BULLETS. In the second cell, which is laden with occult items, you'll find the WAX DOLL. Exit through the eastern door. EAST CORRIDOR As you pass through the first gate heading north, you'll find HANDGUN BULLETS on a table. Go through the double doors on the west side at the middle point of the hall. UNIFORM ROOM Grab the RIFLE SHELLS here, then leave. EAST CORRIDOR Continue walking north down the hall. Enter the southern corridor of the northern cell block. NORTH CELL BLOCK You can hear some weird noises in here, but ignore them. They are only there to creep you out. The doors this time aren't open. You'll have to check the doors yourself. In the first cell from the east, you'll see that the inmate who used to be here loved painting. You can look at the "463 People at a Recital" painting, or the "Burning Man" painting. The cell you should be interested in going to is the fourth cell from the west. Get the TABLET OF "THE OPPRESSOR" in here, then exit through the eastern door. EAST CORRIDOR Go to the door that leads into the MASSIVE area on the east side of the map. GALLOWS YARD The first time I came in here, I was expecting some massive boss encounter. Turns out I was wrong. In the center of this yard is the hanging platform. Place the TABLET OF "GLUTTONOUS PIG," the "TABLET OF "THE SEDUCTRESS," and the TABLET OF "THE OPPRESSOR" in the platform. You'll hear a scream, but nothing else happens! Now what are we supposed to do? Since it seems nothing has happened, let's leave. Hanging from the handle of the door is the HORSESHOE. It looks like we got something after all. Take it and leave the yard. EAST CORRIDOR Go to the NORTH CELL BLOCK. NORTH CELL BLOCK Cross through the room to the western door. WEST CORRIDOR There should be two doors across the hall from you that you can open. Take the one to the south first. SOUTH VISITING ROOM In here, get the FIRST-AID KIT. On the other side, you can see a LIGHTER, but the glass is in the way. You'll have to leave. WEST CORRIDOR Take the northernmost door you can reach. NORTH VISITING ROOM The table and glass in the middle has been totally destroyed, so you can reach the visitors part of the jail. Go through to the next corridor. VISITORS' CORRIDOR Go into the SOUTH VISITING ROOM. SOUTH VISITING ROOM You're on the other side of the glass now, and can get the LIGHTER. Leave. VISITORS' CORRIDOR Skip over the next door on the east side of the hall, and enter the next door to the south. WOMEN'S RESTROOM This room's only good for a little scare. Try knocking on the closed stall door, then walk away. VISTORS' CORRIDOR Go into the next door to the south. MEN'S RESTROOM In here, you'll find a SAVE POINT if you need it. VISITORS' CORRIDOR Take the one door on the west side of the hall that's unlocked. GUARDS' LOUNGE In here, you can find an AMPOULE, a FIRST-AID KIT, and a HEALTH DRINK. Take the door on the northern wall. ARMORY Inside this room, you can get a box of HANDGUN BULLETS, a box of SHOTGUN SHELLS, two boxes of RIFLE SHELLS, and (dun dun DUHHHH!) the HUNTING RIFLE! We now have the most powerful gun in the game! It shoots more slowly though, can only hold four bullets, and can only hurt one enemy. Save it for bosses. Leave the room. GUARDS' LOUNGE Go out into the hall. VISITORS' CORRIDOR You might want to save in the MEN'S RESTROOM. After you have saved, go through the iron gate. Examine the hatch on the floor then. You can't lift it up because it doesn't have a handle. There's only a hole where it once was. Don't worry though, because you have all the stuff you need to improvise a new handle. Combine the WAX DOLL, the LIGHTER, and the HORSESHOE to melt the wax into the hole, and to use the HORSESHOE as the handle. Lift up the cover and jump down in. BASEMENT CELL BLOCK All the cells are locked, and the stairs are blocked off too, so your only choice is to go through the double doors that aren't marked on the map. MORGUE In here, you'll see dozens of corpses in the holes in the walls. Thankfully James won't have to search any of the holes to get items. This room's only here to gross you out really. Continue to the next door. HOLE ROOM 3 ANOTHER HOLE?! James is one determined guy. I would have given up long ago, back at the first hole. I'm terrified of heights. No way I could stomach leaping down holes that you can't even see the bottom of. Anyway, JUMP! HOLE ROOM 4 After James gets up, open the nearby door. ANOTHER HOLE!?!?!?! Jump down again anyway. ELEVATOR SHAFT Walk into the nearby elevator. While it proceeds even further downward to it's destination, grab the FIRST-AID KIT, the RIFLE SHELLS, the SHOTGUN SHELLS, and the HANDGUN BULLETS. When the elevator arrives, walk out and save at the SAVE POINT here. ======================================================================= LABYRINTH ======================================================================= LABYRINTH CORRIDOR 1 Welcome to the Labyrinth. This place is real confusing. Though there isn't a map of this area, James will draw his own map as you move through the maze. Keep your FLASHLIGHT on at all times, so James can have the light to draw with. Turn right at the fork with the door blocked by wires. Go straight at the next fork, then turn left when the path goes left and right. You'll come to another fork. Each fork leads to a ladder, but they both go to the same room anyway. OCTAGON CORRIDOR Down here, you'll run into monkeys hanging off the bottom of the fence walkways, and Pyramid Head is also walking around here too. If you want him to go away, scare him off with the RIFLE. Run around in here until you find a door. Take it. PYRAMID HEAD'S ROOM It could be his room, because it's got his skewered victims hanging from the ceiling, and his GREAT KNIFE is on the bloody table with two boxes of SHOTGUN SHELLS. Wonder why he's got ammo in here? It'd be real scary if he started coming after you with guns! Anyways, if you're thinking now "Mwahahaha! Now I'll kill that idiot Pyramid Head with his own weapon!" then you'll probably be wrong, because you have to drag it behind you like Pyramid Head does, and you can only do slow horizontal swings and one real slow overhead swing. Walk out of the room. OCTAGON CORRIDOR Climb out of here at either of the ladders. LABYRINTH CORRIDOR 1 Go back down the hall from the ladders, and go straight at the fork. You'll come to a ladder going down into a pit that blocks the hall. WATER CORRIDOR 1 Walk to the ladder at the other end of the hall. STATUE HEAD ROOM ************ BLOCK PUZZLE ************ In the middle of this room is an odd cube with faces on every side of it. Each face has a different eye color. This cube controls the rotation of the next room, meaning whichever way the cube is rotated, that's the way the room will go. You have to rotate the cube until you have an open door to the next room. The solution is random as to what head with the colored eyes needs to be facing you, so you'll just have to keep guessing until you get it right. MARIA'S JAIL CELL Once you get it right, go through the open door, and you'll find Maria in a jail cell. She's alive and doesn't have a scratch on her, but how?! We saw Pyramid Head kill her in the hall at the hospital. She says you only got "separated" from her, and she even says some memories about their time in the Lake View Hotel that are supposed to be Mary's. Anyway, you now have to run through the maze again and find the way around those bars. STATUE HEAD ROOM When you come back in, you can hear an odd buzzing noise. Next to the ladder, you can see an electrical box has been tampered with, and someone left behind his WIRE CUTTER. Take it and go down the ladder. WATER CORRIDOR 2 Go through the hall to the other ladder. LABYRINTH CORRIDOR 1 Use your map to get back to the door blocked by wires, and use the WIRE CUTTER to get them out of the way. Climb down the ladder here. WATER CORRIDOR 2 Take the right fork down here. Going straight will lead you to a dead end at LABYRINTH CORRIDOR 2. LABYRINTH CORRIDOR 3 Turn right and go down the ladder at the end of the hall. WATER CORRIDOR 3 This corridor becomes a loop if you look at your map while walking. The exit is the door in the corridor just around the corner from the west corridor. LABYRINTH CORRIDOR 4 At the first fork, turn right. When you get to the chainlink fence, walk left around behind the fence to find the next ladder. WATER CORRIDOR 4 When you get to the fork, go left. The straight fork leads to a dead end room. LABYRINTH CORRIDOR 5 You'll know you're on the right track if you find HANDGUN BULLETS next to you when you get into this room. Walk down the short hall to the next ladder. WATER CORRIDOR 5 You better watch out because Pyramid Head's down here waiting on you. If you want some extra ammo, go straight at the fork. You'll enter a path that loops. Take the ladder up. LABYRINTH CORRIDOR 6 In here, you'll find two boxes of HANDGUN BULLETS. WATER CORRIDOR 5 To get to the next hall, take the ladder to the east. LABYRINTH CORRIDOR 7 In this small room, you'll find a bloody newspaper and a SAVE POINT. Save your game and go through the door. LABYRINTH CORRIDOR 8 In here, you'll see newspapers scattered everywhere, and a little further down the hall, you'll hear Angela yell "No daddy! Please don't!" from behind a door covered with newspaper. James runs inside. ANGELA'S ROOM You'll find Angela cornered by a huge monster, that looks like its got a door stuck to it. Pull out your shotgun. =================== BOSS # 3: DOOR BOSS =================== DIFFICULTY: Medium Pound this guy hard with SHOTGUN SHELLS. After around 10+ hit's, it'll die. It's one attack is very devestating. It looks like the monster jumps on you then proceeds to chomp on your head. This can kill you in three hits, so monitor your health carefully and heal after every two hits. The boss is fairly slow, and the SHOTGUN'S fast, so you should not have to worry much though. Keep track of your ammo and don't get caught in a reloading animation. The RIFLE may be stronger, but it's too slow. The boss will be able to keep up with you between shots. =================== BOSS # 3: DOOR BOSS =================== After you knock down the monster, Angela then proceeds to kick the monster in the head, and then drop a TV set on it's head to kill it. James tells Angela to calm down, but she yells at him to quit ordering her around. Angela then accuses James of wanting him to be after only one thing. She asks if James's wife is dead. James says yes, then Angela yells that he's a liar and he probably just found someone else. Angela then runs out. Leave the room too. LABYRINTH CORRIDOR 8 Go to the door at the end of the hall. LABYRINTH CORRIDOR 9 Take the door next to you. CRIMINALS' ROOM You can see six corpses of men who have been hung for various crimes. Learn which man is responsible for each crime, by reading the papers on their faces, then go out into the hall. Remember where in the room they are standing. LABYRINTH CORRIDOR 9 Go to the other end of the hall. Take the door on the left. NOOSE ROOM In here, you'll see the exact same room as the CRIMINALS' ROOM, only the corpses have been replaced by hanging nooses. The goal is to pull the noose of the man who was innocent. You do this by reading the poem written on the wall. Look carefully at which crime the man was accused of without any proof, or which crime is not mentioned in the poem at all. If you can't figure it out, then look at the solutions below: EASY MODE: The Kidnapper is innocent. NORMAL MODE: The Arsonist is innocent. HARD: The Counterfeiter is innocent. Pull the rope that is in the place of the man who is innocent, then leave the room. LABYRINTH CORRIDOR 9 If you pulled the wrong rope, the hall will be full of monsters. If you are right, and haven't gotten wrong before, then there will be no monsters. Go to the CRIMINALS' ROOM if you got it right. CRIMINALS' ROOM In the place of the man who you found to be innocent, there will be the KEY OF THE PERSECUTED. Leave. LABYRINTH CORRIDOR 9 Go to the other end of the hall, and take the other door you haven't tried yet. LABYRINTH CORRIDOR 10 Go down the hall, and you'll find a rolled down gate. Use the KEY OF THE PERSECUTED to unlock the handcuffs holding the valve, then turn the valve to bring the gate up. Go down the ladder. WATER CORRIDOR 6 Go down the hall, and head straight at the fork. MARIA'S JAIL CELL You're too late, someone came in while you were gone and killed Maria. Twice Maria has been killed before your eyes. Who did it this time? James will then leave the room. WATER CORRIDOR 6 Climb the ladder down the fork with the long hall. GRAVEYARD Take the FIRST-AID KIT in front of you, then enter the graveyard. If you search around, you can find three boxes of SHOTGUN SHELLS, and an AMPOULE. There's a SAVE POINT on one of the graves if you need to save. Also, look at some of the names on the gravestones. Miriam K. - "Traitor," and Walter Sullivan, the guy who murdered those two kids in the gossip magazine article. There are also three graves ready to accept new corpses. Eddie Dombrowski, and Angela Orosco...what? The characters we met during this adventure? Those graves are for them?! What does this last one say? Uh oh, it says James Sunderland... This grave doesn't have a bottom. There's nowhere else to go, so you might as well jump down. MISTY CORRIDOR You might want to equip your SHOTGUN or RIFLE. Walk down the stairs, and enter the door at the end of the hall. COLD ROOM You'll confront Eddie, who's REALLY gone psycho. He killed everyone in this room, and says it doesn't matter what you were like when you're alive, it's just all the same when you're dead. He did it because he said he's not going to let anyone laugh at him from now on. James asks him if he's gone nuts, and Eddie takes that as laughing at him. He decides to kill James too. =============== BOSS # 4: EDDIE =============== DIFFICULTY: MEDIUM Start shooting Eddie after he finishes talking. Don't EVER let him shoot you. One hit will take you down to bottom health. Fortunately, it takes him awhile to draw his gun and fire a shot. If you want to, you can beat him with the PIPE or the PLANK. Be sure to trap him in a corner before doing this. Usually, he'll punch you if you hit him with a blunt object. Sometimes, he'll keep trying to draw his gun, but you can hit him hard during the slow aiming animation. Every time he is hit, he'll have to start the animation over. When he's hurt bad enough, he'll retreat to the next room. Before you chase after him, gather up the SHOTGUN SHELLS and the RIFLE SHELLS. MEAT LOCKER Eddie will mouth off some more at James about being hated all his life, and brags about him killing that dog and the guy who came after him. When he stops talking, he'll come out of hiding and start attacking again. This time, he'll take more damage. Eddie has more room to move around, so you might be forced to use a gun this time. The fight will then end with Eddie falling dead on the floor. James is very sad due to the fact he actually killed another human being. He is still wondering if Mary really did die three years ago. =============== BOSS # 4: EDDIE =============== After you kill Eddie, exit through the big doors on the opposite side of the room from the door you used to get in. ============== BOAT ADVENTURE ============== BOAT LAUNCH It feels good to be outside again in daylight, especially after that long journey through those claustrophobic dark corridors. Walk down the right side of the path. If you want to save, there's a SAVE POINT on the oil drum before you walk onto the pier. Walk down the wooden pier where a rowboat is. [Saigo no Uta players: If you have the BLUE GEM, use it right now if you have it. You'll end up with a new ending.] You may see that light through the fog. That's where you need to go. Press X at the boat and James will climb inside. Just turn right and then row towards the light in the distance for about a minute to get to the Lake Side Hotel. On Easy and Normal Mode, head toward the light by simply pressing the D- Pad. Turn right when you get on and run toward the light. On Hard mode, you must use the twin sticks. OK. Start by rotating both sticks right. You should see the light. Now turn the left stick left and the right stick right, both at the same time. ======================================================================= LAVE VIEW HOTEL ======================================================================= HOTEL BACK LAWN James will comment that this place hasn't changed at all in three years. Walk off the dock, up the stairs, and onto the back lawn. Turn left and look for a fountain in the shape of a bird. Here you will find the "LITTLE MERMAID" MUSIC BOX. Go inside through the back door. FIRST FLOOR MIDDLE CORRIDOR Grab the HOTEL MAP (FOR GUESTS) from the board to your left. This time, you can see somebody wrote "Waiting for you..." on ROOM 312, the room Mary and James stayed in the last time they were here. Could Mary really be there? We'll just have to hurry up and get up there! Now, if you are thinking of just rushing up the stairs to the third floor to rescue your fair damsel, don't bother. You'll get stopped by a security gate before you can get into the third floor corridor. Enter RESTAURANT "LAKE SHORE" to the east. RESTAURANT "LAKE SHORE" Walk near the piano, and there's a sudden burst of music. Laura climbs out from behind the piano, and asks if he's here looking for Mary. Laura says she's here looking for her too. Laura gives him a letter from Mary. In the letter, Mary tells her not to be to hard on James, and wishes her a happy eighth birthday. After speaking with Laura, James finds out that her birthday was a week ago, which means if Mary did die, she only passed away a week ago, which means, she really could be up there, waiting for James... Laura is about to show James another letter, but she realizes she dropped it, and runs out the door to find it. James tries to stop her but she gets away. Get the "FISH" KEY from the dinner plate on the one table with a tablecloth. Leave. FIRST FLOOR MIDDLE CORRIDOR Take the single door on the south side of the hall nearest the double doors leading to the hall with the guest rooms. It's not marked on your map, as this is a guest map, which does not cover employee areas. WEST EMPLOYEE CORRIDOR Go into the one room in this hall that has its door open. Grab the one box of RIFLE SHELLS, and the three boxes of HANDGUN BULLETS. Leave. FIRST FLOOR MIDDLE CORRIDOR Go down to the basement. BASEMENT CORRIDOR Walk to the end of the hall where the elevator car is sitting idle. Inside, you'll find the THINNER. Go back upstairs again. FIRST FLOOR MIDDLE CORRIDOR Enter the LOBBY through one of its doors. LOBBY You'll find a SAVE POINT on one of the chairs in here if you need to use it. Go to the reception desk. On it you'll find a note addressed to you from the hotel staff. It says that the video tape you left behind here is being kept in the first floor office. Walk behind the counter. RECEPTION COUNTER Coincidentally, the only key in the key box is the exact key you need to get to where you need to go. Take the KEY TO ROOM 312 and go into the LOBBY again. LOBBY Look at the music box in the middle of the room. There are three slots. Each of them fits your "LITTLE MERMAID" MUSIC BOX well, but we only have one, so there must be two more somewhere around here. Run upstairs to the second floor balcony. Take the double doors to the east. SECOND FLOOR EAST CORRIDOR Grab the HEALTH DRINK, and the RIFLE SHELLS. Leave the room through the same door. LOBBY Run across the balcony to the other set of double doors to the west. SECOND FLOOR WEST CORRIDOR Go inside the CLOAK ROOM. CLOAK ROOM Get the FIRST-AID KIT, the two boxes of SHOTGUN SHELLS, and the two boxes of HANDGUN BULLETS. Use the "FISH" KEY to unlock the black briefcase on the counter. Inside, you'll find the KEY TO ROOM 204. Leave. SECOND FLOOR WEST CORRIDOR Go into the READING ROOM. READING ROOM Get the two boxes of SHOTGUN SHELLS, and the HEALTH DRINK. Leave. SECOND FLOOR WEST CORRIDOR Take the double doors into the next part of the hallway. Go to ROOM 204 and use the KEY TO ROOM 204 to unlock the door. Go inside. ROOM 204/ROOM 202 Get the EMPLOYEE ELEVATOR KEY off the desk in ROOM 204, then walk through the hole in the wall to ROOM 202. If you examine the suitcase, you'll see it's locked with a combination, but you don't know what it is. Examine the photographs on the bed. One of them shows the suitcase's combination lock, but it's been colored over with a marker. Use the THINNER to make the marker wear away and reveal the code. It's random, so I can't tell you what it is. Use the code from the photo on the suitcase to open it and get the "CINDERELLA" MUSIC BOX. Go out into the hall. SECOND FLOOR WEST CORRIDOR Go onto the second floor balcony again. LOBBY Walk across the balcony to the SECOND FLOOR EAST CORRIDOR. SECOND FLOOR EAST CORRIDOR Go to the door on the wall past the elevator, and use the EMPLOYEE ELEVATOR KEY to unlock the door. EMPLOYEE ELEVATOR ROOM Get the two HEALTH DRINKS from the cart. There is a SAVE POINT in here if you need it. Try to board the elevator. It seems there's a weight limit. Since James hasn't been too good about losing those extra pounds, we're going to have to leave all of our items on the shelf next to the elevator. That's right, EVERY LAST ITEM, right down to the FLASHLIGHT and that photograph of Mary you had at the start of the game. After you have deposited every single item, you may now board the elevator and ride it to the first floor. Don't sweat it, because you won't encounter much resistance while running around itemless. EAST EMPLOYEE CORRIDOR Get the HOTEL MAP (FOR EMPLOYEES) off the bulletin board to the left. Now, finally, you have a map for the entire hotel, and not just areas allowed to guests. The office mentioned in the memo about the video tape is just around the corner to the left. Go inside. OFFICE Look inside the safe beneath the pile of boxes to get the VIDEOTAPE and the CAN OPENER. Leave the room. EAST EMPLOYEE CORRIDOR Go inside the EMPLOYEE LOUNGE. EMPLOYEE LOUNGE On top of the fridge, you'll find two boxes of RIFLE SHELLS. Leave. EAST EMPLOYEE CORRIDOR Go to the PANTRY. PANTRY In here, you'll find the "SNOW WHITE" MUSIC BOX. We got all three music boxes now! Leave. EAST EMPLOYEE CORRIDOR All the rest of the doors you can't get through, so you ought to go to the stairs and head for the basement. EMPLOYEE STAIRWELL Go down to the basement. BASEMENT EMPLOYEE CORRIDOR Go to the ELECTRICAL ROOM. ELECTRICAL ROOM Get the FIRST-AID KIT, then walk around the corner and get the BAR KEY. Leave. BASEMENT EMPLOYEE CORRIDOR Go to the KITCHEN. KITCHEN Grab the three HEALTH DRINKS, then look at the unmarked can on the counter. Use the CAN OPENER, and inside you'll find a LIGHT BULB. Mmmm...light bulbs. Maybe we can use them to make a light snack, heh. Anyway, take the light bulb and enter the BAR "VENUS TEARS." BAR "VENUS TEARS" If you try to use the BAR KEY to unlock the front door, James will make up a lame excuse not to open it. It's because it's too dark to see the keyhole. Oh brother, I don't have that much trouble unlocking doors with keys in the dark in real life. Anyway, to help our visually challenged friend James, place the LIGHT BULB in the lamp on the counter nearby to shine a light on the door. Now James will be able to unlock the door. BASEMENT CORRIDOR Run upstairs. FIRST FLOOR MIDDLE CORRIDOR Run upstairs again. SECOND FLOOR WEST CORRIDOR Walk out onto the balcony in the LOBBY. LOBBY Run across the balcony to the SECOND FLOOR EAST CORRIDOR. SECOND FLOOR EAST CORRIDOR Ener the EMPLOYEE ELEVATOR ROOM. EMPLOYEE ELEVATOR ROOM Get all your stuff back, then go out again. SECOND FLOOR EAST CORRIDOR Go into the LOBBY again. LOBBY Run downstairs to the music box on the first floor. Now, you can either use the clues you get by reading the words beneath the indentations for the music boxes. The combinations change from difficulty level to difficulty level, but the center one will always be the "LITTLE MERMAID" MUSIC BOX. After the boxes are in the correct places, play the music box and you'll get the HOTEL STAIRWAY KEY. Finally we can get into ROOM 312 and see if Mary really is there... Well don't just stand there! Run upstairs and enter the SECOND FLOOR WEST CORRIDOR. SECOND FLOOR WEST CORRIDOR Go upstairs. THIRD FLOOR MIDDLE CORRIDOR Use the HOTEL STAIRWAY KEY to remove that annoying security gate, then use the KEY TO ROOM 312 to unlock ROOM 312. Go inside and see what's waiting for you... ROOM 312 WE FINALLY MADE IT!!! But...nobody's here, and the bathroom's locked up, so nobody is in there either. [Saigo no Uta players: If you have the BLUE GEM, use it right now over by the window if you have it. You'll end up with a new ending.] Go to the TV set near the big windows, and use the VIDEOTAPE on the VCR. You'll get to witness one of James's last vacationing day here at the hotel. Mary talks about how much she loves it in Silent Hill, and asks James if they could come back again someday. She then coughs some, and the videotape suddenly gets a lot of static. We see another fuzzy scene. James is visiting with Mary at her bedside when she was sick. He talks to her some, then grabs the pillow from underneath her and holds the pillow on top of her, causing her to die by running out of breath. The tape then fades into video snow, and James stares at the floor, finally remembering how Mary really died. He killed her. Laura runs in, and asks if he found Mary or not. James finally admits that she's dead and he killed her. Laura yells at James that he's a killer and she hates him. Laura then leaves the room. He then hears a radio message over his pocket radio. Mary is calling out to James to find her, and saying she's nearby. Walk out of the room. ======================================================================= DARK LAKE VIEW HOTEL ======================================================================= THIRD FLOOR MIDDLE CORRIDOR You'll discover that Misty Silent Hill has now transformed again into Dark Silent Hill. If you need it, there's a SAVE POINT down the hall on the door to ROOM 313. Go downstairs. SECOND FLOOR WEST CORRIDOR Go to the READING ROOM. READING ROOM On the desk, you'll find a pair of headphones. Listening to them will likely change your ending. You don't have to do it if you don't want to. It depends on what else you've done during the game. Go out into the hall again. SECOND FLOOR WEST CORRIDOR Go into the hall with the guests' rooms. The doors are all wierd now, and will warp you to other doors in this hall, or the doors of the guests' rooms in the SECOND FLOOR EAST CORRIDOR. I'll run down a list of where you'll go depending on which door you pick. The arrow indicates which door you'll go to after choosing a door: ROOM 207 > ROOM 204 ROOM 204 > ROOM 207 ROOM 202 > ROOM 219 ROOM 219 > ROOM 220 ROOM 220 > ROOM 207 ROOM 212 > ROOM 202 So, you ought to pick ROOM 202 to warp to the next hallway. SECOND FLOOR EAST CORRIDOR On the windowsill in this hall, you'll get two boxes of HANDGUN BULLETS. Go to the double doors in this hall. Head for the guests' elevator. Before stepping on, take the two AMPOULES from the table nearby. Ride the elevator to the basement. BASEMENT CORRIDOR WHOA! The basement's full of water! Enter the BAR "VENUS TEARS." I guess Venus really did shed some tears. (CVXFREAK: LOL!) BAR "VENUS TEARS" Behind the counter, grab the five HEALTH DRINKS. Go into the KITCHEN. KITCHEN Inside here, you'll find a FIRST-AID KIT, two boxes of SHOTGUN SHELLS, and two boxes of RIFLE SHELLS. Go into the EMPLOYEE BASEMENT CORRIDOR EMPLOYEE BASEMENT CORRIDOR Go to the stairs. All the doors down here are locked. FIERY STAIRWELL Inside here, you'll run into Angela, amidst blazing flames which are consuming everything.. When she sees you, she'll think you're her mama. She then realizes you're James. She thanks you for saving her, but wishes you hadn't. She then gets a little edgy and sarcastically asks if you'll take care of her, love her, save her, etc., and then says "That's just what I thought." She asks for the knife back, and James says no. He asks if he's saving it for himself. He denies it, then she starts up the stairs. Flames then separate them, and James finally admits it's hot as hell in here. Angela then says for her it's always like this. Walk back out of the room. EMPLOYEE STAIRWELL Now you're inside the real stairwell. Go up to the first floor. EAST EMPLOYEE CORRIDOR Go near the bathrooms, and you can find two AMPOULES on a table near the doors. Every door in here is locked, save the back door at the northeastern part of the hall. Go through it. OUTSIDE HALL Wierd, isn't it? You should be outside, the map even shows it, but you're still inside. Go down the long hall, avoiding the monkeys under the fencing floor. OUTSIDE ROOM Another room where you should be outside but you're still inside. You can see nine SAVE POINTS on the wall over there. What's the point of that? Save, because things are about to get pretty tricky. Walk through the front door. LOBBY Inside, you'll see Maria alive again! She's about to be executed on the balcony, but the stairs are gone so you can't rescue her. Two Pyramid Heads stand on either side. One drives a spear into her and she dies. James admits he was weak, and needed Maria to punish him for his sins. The Pyramid Heads then come down to kill James. James says he's going to end this now. =========================== BOSS # 5: TWO PYRAMID HEADS =========================== DIFFICULTY: FAIRLY HARD This is where your skills as a Silent Hill 2 gamer are tested. This boss is like the one you faced in the Blue Creek Apartments- except there are TWO of them! Also, you MUST shoot them this time, instead of just dodge like in the Blue Creek Apartments and at the labyrinth and hospital. Load the Shotgun. It is faster than the Hunting Rifle, yet slightly weaker than the Hunting Rifle. Which should you choose? Like the battle with Eddie at the Labyrinth, quickness is more than power. If you are slow, the Pyramid Heads will slash you up into pieces. If the shots are powerful, you can squeeze by with one shot before running again. There are 2 different strategies here. One for the Shotgun and one for the Rifle, since different gamers can utilize bth weapons their own way. ================ SHOTGUN STRATEGY ================ Load the Shotgun. Get as far from either one as possible. Then start firing. Fire 2 shots and move around them as they approach. They are slightly slow, yet slightly fast. Shoot them in a 2 shot pattern. You might get hit in the process- use a Health Drink or Ampoule. The Ampoule will protect you from damage for 10 seconds- so this might be the time to equip the Rifle and fire off 5 powerful shots. 19-25 shots should kill them. Pyramid Head's gone now! YAY! Take THAT, punk! [That bastard who killed me twice!] ************** RIFLE STRATEGY ************** So you like the Rifle better? OK, that's fine. Load your rifle and run to a corner, far from them. Fire one shot. If they are pretty far, shoot again and run. Run far from them, since they are medium distance in moving. Fire one shot or two shots, again. Run to the first corner you were in and repeat. 15-18 shots kill them at long last. **************** HANDGUN STRATEGY **************** This is the way I, Minesweeper, did it the first time. Equip the HANDGUN, run to a corner of the room, count and fire three shots, run to the next corner, fire three shots, next corner, fire three shots, fourth corner, fire one shot and reload. Repeat this pattern and after about 100 bullets they'll die. This takes a real long time to do though. =========================== BOSS # 5: TWO PYRAMID HEADS =========================== After you win, the Pyramid Heads will stab themselves through their heads with their own spears. Search them for a SCARLET EGG and a RUST- COLORED EGG. Go to the two doors on the south side of the arena. Put the SCARLET EGG in the right door and the RUST-COLORED EGG in the left door. Then go through one of them. FIRST FLOOR MIDDLE CORRIDOR Go through the back door you used to get in here when you first arrived. CONVERSATION HALLWAY On your way down the hall, you can hear a conversation between Mary and James while she was still ill in the hospital. If you listen to the whole conversation, it can change your ending. At the very end of this long hallway is a door. Enter it, or wait till the conversation ends and then go through it if you want to change your ending. LONG STAIRWELL Turn left and go up the long series of stairs, and into a large room at the top. ROOF In here, the final boss is waiting... ***SPOILER ALERT*** (Scroll down... way down!) The boss is... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . MARY/MARIA! . . . . . . . . . . . ***SPOILER ALERT*** Anyway, you must fight a boss. Arm... whatever you want to arm, because like the last boss, there are 2 strategies to use here. ======================= BOSS # 6: DEMON MONSTER ======================= DIFFICULTY: MEDIUM Compared to Eddie, she's a total wimp. Arm whatever you want. So what should you arm? For the challenge, use the Handgun. For the mid challenge, use the Shotgun. For the real challenge, use the Hunting Rifle. ************ HANDGUN TIPS ************ For the Handgun, you must learn to run, shoot, run and shoot. If you fought Pyramid Head with the Handgun at the Blue Creek Apartment Building, you might know how to do it. Shoot, run, shoot, run is the strategy. Since the gun is quick, 3 shots can be fired before you must run again. Take advantage of the smallness and quickness of this gun. If the boss can never hit you, just pelting it with one bullet before running again can guarantee you a victory. I won't suggest this strategy, but merely if you want the challenge. It's harder than you believe! ********** RIFLE TIPS ********** The Rifle is the strongest and slowest weapon- major sacrifice! Shoot one shot and run. If you're lucky, the bosses' flies won't hit you. Use the strategy from the Pyramid Head fight to beat this boss. ************ SHOTGUN TIPS ************ Use the strategy you used on pyramid Head and Eddie to kill the boss. One last shot once the boss is on the ground will kill this freak. ======================= BOSS # 6: DEMON MONSTER ======================= ******** END GAME ******** You have beaten the damn game already, though it was rather short! Enjoy your ending! ======================================================================= BORN FROM A WISH WALKTHROUGH (Saigo no Uta ONLY) ======================================================================= After the cut-scenes, head out of the room into the main room of the Heaven's Night bar. Grab the Chinese Cleaver on the counter and then exit the room. Head south on Caroll Street. Then head east on Rendell and then head north on Munson Street. Hug the right side of the Munson and when you reach a door with blood in front of it (near the Blue Creek Apartment Buildings), enter through. This is the Baldwin Mansion, so enter through the front doors. In this Entry Hall, run up to the double doors to enter the mansion proper. Turn to the door to the very left. Inside this next room, climb the stairs and try opening the door to the right. Skip the cut-scene. After the cut-scene, head through the only open door nearby. In this hallway, dodge the Mannequin. Head to the door to the very right from where you entered the hallway from. In this balcony is a White Board. Return to the first floor. On your way down, you'll hear a clatter. Head to the Main Room and then examine the Fire Place. A new ladder will be revealed. Climb it to some sort of a graveyard. Grab the Red Board and the Black Board and prepare for a puzzle. Examine the tombstone. ************* ACACIA PUZZLE ************* To solve this, place the White Board in first. Then Place the Red Board in, but turn it to the left. Then insert the Black Board as is and you will get the Acacia Key. Take this key back to the second floor. Once in the Hallway where you talked to Ernest, take the only open door again. In this hall where you dodged the Mannequin, proceed down into another door. Through this door is another balcony above the Main Room. Across is a locked door. Use the Acacia Key to unlock it. Go through this long hall, passed one blocked door to an unlocked door. This is a bedroom. Grab the Matches and leave. Continue down the hall outside the bedroom until you come to another unlocked door. It leads to an attic. Climb it. As you climb, you will hear a voice. At the top of the stairs, use the Matches on the candles to light the room. Then look underneath a big chair to find a Birthday Card. Return down the stairs to hear a voice. Return to the door where you saw Ernest. It is unlocked now. So head through. Head through another door to a noisy hallway. Take the only open door and head down a long hallway. Through the next door is a kitchen. Grab any items and head through another door. Through it is a hallway. Look to your left for a locked door and a save pad. Remember that locked door. Head through the nearest door that is unlocked and head inside. The room is marked "Study" on the Map. Head to the other door. Talk to Ernest again. Now go to the locked door you saw a minute ago. You might want to save your game. Head down the stairs and down a long hallway. Head up another flight of stairs, through a door and you are outside again. Look for a hole in the fence and enter the blue door you see nearby. You are in the Blue Creek Apartments. Head through the first door you see. In this hall, turn to the first door to Maria's left. In Room 105, head to the locked cabinet and grab the White Liquid. Return to the where you last talked to Ernest. After a few cut-scenes, this rather short mini game is over! ======================================================================== 6. MODES ======================================================================== There are 4 difficulty modes in Silent Hill 2. They are Hard, Normal, Easy and Beginner. The hardest difficulty is well, hard. Middle difficulty ranges in the normal zone. Easy, is well, easy! Beginner is an easy version of easy! If you played SH1, Normal or Easy is the best way to start. If you never played SH1 at all, beginner is the way to go. Hard is for veterans on the go. Here is a lowdown of the major modes. ==== HARD ==== -Enemies can take more shots. -James trips once in a while (goof!) -Enemies revive faster and move faster. -James has low health. ====== NORMAL ====== -Enemies can take some ammo. -James rarely trips. -Enemies don't revive often. -James has fragile health. ==== EASY ==== -Enemies can take little ammo. -James never trips. -Enemies never revive. -James has great health. ======== BEGINNER ======== -Enemies can take VERY little ammo. -James never trips. -Enemies never revive. -James has strong health. ============ RIDDLE MODES ============ =========== EASY RIDDLE =========== Some of the puzzles are MUCH easier to solve. The decisions are a little more obvious with the files around and don't really involve any thinking. ============= NORMAL RIDDLE ============= Some of the puzzles are a little easier to solve. The decisions are a little less obvious even with the files around and don't really involve THAT MUCH thinking, though might be some behind it. =========== HARD RIDDLE =========== Some of the puzzles are much harder to solve. The decisions are not very obvious even with the files around and they really involve THAT MUCH thinking. ======================================================================== 7. ITEM AND WEAPON LIST ======================================================================== These are the items I found so far. I haven't finished the game yet, you know, so not all of them will be on. ********************************* EAST SOUTH VALE SILENT HILL ITEMS ********************************* ================== APARTMENT GATE KEY ================== Where: Corpse on Martin Street. Used: Woodside Apartments Gate. =============== FIRST AID SPRAY =============== Where: Many places. Used: To give James full recovery health. ============= HEALTH DRINKS ============= Where: Many places. Used: To give James small health recovery. =============== HANDGUN BULLETS =============== Where: Many places. Used: bullets for Handgun. ============ WOODEN PLANK ============ Where: Construction Zone. Used: To kill monsters. ===== RADIO ===== Where: Construction Zone. Used: To tell when monsters are near. =============== SILENT HILL MAP =============== Where: Path Used: To navigate Silent Hill. ******************* WOODSIDE APARTMENTS ******************* =============== FIRE ESCAPE KEY =============== Where: 3F. Used: To open door on 2F. ============= COURTYARD KEY ============= Where: 3F. Used: To open 1F door. ============= HEALTH DRINKS ============= Where: Many places. Used: To give James small health recovery. ========== FLASHLIGHT ========== Where: 2F. Used: To light dark areas. ============= FIRST AID KIT ============= Where: many places. Used: To give James full health recovery. =============== HANDGUN BULLETS =============== Where: Many places. Used: Handgun Ammo. ======= HANDGUN ======= Where: 2F. Used: To kill monsters. ========= CLOCK KEY ========= Where: 3F. Used: 2F Clock. ============ ROOM 202 KEY ============ Where: Room 208, 2F. Used: Room 202, 2F. ============ OLD MAN COIN ============ Where: Garbage Dump. Used: Opens drawer at Blue Creek. ========== SNAKE COIN ========== Where: Courtyard, 1F. Used: Opens drawer at Blue Creek. ********************* BLUE CREEK APARTMENTS ********************* ===== KNIFE ===== Where: Angela Room, 1F. Used: None. ============= PRISONER COIN ============= Where: Angela Room, 1F. Used: Opens drawer at Blue Creek. ============== LYNE HOUSE KEY ============== Where: Room 105. Used: To open room 209. ====================== APARTMENT STAIRWAY KEY ====================== Where: Room 208. Used: Apartment Stairway, 2F. ************************** WEST SOUTHVALE SILENT HILL ************************** ========== STEEL PIPE ========== Where: Texxon Gas Station. Used: To kill monsters. ******************* BROOKHAVEN HOSPITAL ******************* =============== PURPLE BULL KEY =============== Where: Document Room, 1F. Used: Louise Box, 2F, Room S14. ============= EXAM ROOM KEY ============= Where: Men's Locker Room, 2F. Used: Exam Room, 1F. =========== BENT NEEDLE =========== Where: Women's Locker Room. Used: Shower Room, 2F. ======= SHOTGUN ======= Where: Women's Locker Room. Used: To kill monsters. ============= LAPIS EYE KEY ============= Where: Room M3, 3F. Used: Louise Box. ============== SHOTGUN SHELLS ============== Where: Many places. Used: Ammo for Shotgun. ======== ROOF KEY ======== Where: Room S3. Used: Roof Door. ==== HAIR ==== Where: Louise Box, 2F. Used: To get Elevator Key. ============ ELEVATOR KEY ============ Where: Shower Room. Used: On 3F Elevator. ************************ DARK BROOKHAVEN HOSPITAL ************************ ======= AMPOULE ======= Where: Many places. Used: To cure and makes James invincible. ================ DRY CELL BATTERY ================ Where: Room M6. Used: Flashlight. ====================== BASEMENT STOREROOM KEY ====================== Where: Room M6. Used: Basement Room Door. =========== COPPER RING =========== Where: Basement's Basement. Used: To open strange door. ========= LEAD RING ========= Where: 2F Fridge. Used: To open strange door. ================== HOSPITAL LOBBY KEY ================== Where: Director's Room, 1F. Used: To unlock nightmare hospital entrance. *************************** EVIL SOUTH VALE SILENT HILL *************************** ====== WRENCH ====== Where: Gonzale's Mexican Restaurant. Used: To open box at Rosewater Park revisit. ============== OLD BRONZE KEY ============== Where: Rosewater Park Revisit. Used: To unlock Silent Hill Historical Society. ****************************** SILENT HILL HISTORICAL SOCIETY ****************************** ================== SPIRAL WRITING KEY ================== Where: Roach Room. Used: To open hole bars. ************* TOLUCA PRISON ************* ========== PIG TABLET ========== Where: Room with Eddie. Used: To get Horseshoe. ================= SEDUCTRESS TABLET ================= Where: Bathroom. Used: To get Horseshoe. ================ OPPRESSOR TABLET ================ Where: Cellblock. Used: To get Horseshoe. ======== WAX DOLL ======== Where: Cellblock. Used: To open Labyrinth Entrance. ========= HORSESHOE ========= Where: Yard. Used: To open Labyrinth Entrance. ============= HUNTING RIFLE ============= Where: Office. Used: To kill monsters. ======= LIGHTER ======= Where: Visiting Room. Used: To open Labyrinth Entrance. ************* THE LABYRINTH ************* =========== GREAT KNIFE =========== Where: Basement Circle Room. Used: To kill monsters. =========== WIRE CUTTER =========== Where: Face Cube Room. Used: To cut wire. *************** LAKE VIEW HOTEL *************** ================== LITTLE MERMAID BOX ================== Where: Outside fountain. Used: To get Hotel Stairway Key. ======== FISH KEY ======== Where: Hotel Restaurant. Used: To open case. ============= PAINT THINNER ============= Where: Elevator Basement. Used: To clear picture. ======= 312 KEY ======= Where: Check in desk. Used: To open Room 312. ======= 204 KEY ======= Where: Briefcase. Used: To open Room 204. ===================== EMPLOYEE ELEVATOR KEY ===================== Where: Room 204. Used: To open elevator in employee room. ============== CINDERELLA BOX ============== Where: Room 204. Used: To get Hotel Key. ============== SNOW WHITE KEY ============== Where: Basement. Used: To get key. ==== TAPE ==== Where: Office Basement. Used: To view important scene. ========== CAN OPENER ========== Where: Office Basement. Used: To get light bulb. ======= BAR KEY ======= Where: Boiler Room. Used: To get out of Venus Bar ========= LIGHTBULB ========= Where: Kitchen. Used: To light lamp. ================== HOTEL STAIRWAY KEY ================== Where: Lobby. Used: To access 3F. ******************** EVIL LAKE VIEW HOTEL ******************** =========== SCARLET EGG =========== Where: Pyramid Head Room. Used: To unlock door. ================ RUST-COLORED EGG ================ Where: Pyramid Head Room. Used: To unlock door. Those are all the items I have found and those might be it. There may be more items after beating the game once, like the first Silent Hill. ======================================================================== 8. MONSTER AND BOSS LIST ======================================================================== =============== HEADLESS ZOMBIE =============== Damage: Light Recommended Weapon: Plank. These are the most abundant monsters in the game. They take some plank shots, but only a few Handgun Shots. ============== FACELESS NURSE ============== Damage: Medium Recommended Weapon: Pipe. These girls are abundant in the hospitals. They wield some melee weapons and are somewhat dangerous. Hit them with the pipe or shoot them with the Pistol. =========== DOOR DEMONS =========== Damage: Medium. Recommended Weapon: Shotgun. These guys appear at the end of the game. They deal some damage, so kill them with the Shotgun before they can deal any real damage. Health Drinks can cover their damage. 3 monsters only? Well, the rest are bosses. ====================== BOSS # 1: PYRAMID HEAD ====================== DIFFICULTY: MEDIUM This is probably the monster President Evil called "Pyramid Head" in his analysis of SH2. Now it's after us! Arm the Handgun and get as far as possible from Pyramid Head. Start shooting it. On Normal and Hard Modes, reload your gun in the menu because James can get hit doing it manually. Believe me, I know! Keep shooting and running passed it. It hits pretty hard. That Knife is the best weapon James can find later and if it is stronger than even the Handgun, imagine the damage it can inflict on James. Although it seems P. Head isn't getting hurt, it is. Just listen to the clank of the bullets. P. Head will eventually go down the stairs. DON'T FOLLOW! I followed him and I got killed. The water will drain and you can now exit the damn place. Exit and you are back outside, on the other side of the blocked area near Woodside Apartments. Another away to defeat him, thanks to someone e-mailing me, which I will post his name soon, is to just dodge him until he leaves the room down the stairs. Some people say it is impossible to hurt him, and it is. BUT the shots make it faster for him to surrender. ====================== BOSS # 1: PYRAMID HEAD ====================== ==================== BOSS # 2: MONKEY MEN ==================== DIFFICULTY: Easy I call them monkey men because they hang on ceilings. Aim your Shotgun up and fire a shot from the Shotgun. There are 2 of them, so keep moving and strafing. They can damage, but not VERY much. They'll give you the occasional hit, but it won't be anything a Health Drink can't heal. But be careful... as in all survival horror games, damage adds up (I've died countless times against crows in BioHazard 2!). Keep firing that Shotgun and it'll be your best friend. The Handgun is also effective if you run out of Shotgun Bullets. After the scenes, we arrive in the Evil Brookhaven Hospital! ==================== BOSS # 2: MONKEY MEN ==================== =================== BOSS # 3: DOOR BOSS =================== DIFFICULTY: Medium Pop this thing with the Shotgun. Run around this relatively slow boss and pump this thing full of Shells. After 10+ shells, the boss should die. This thing can have a devastating attack if it hits you. It smashes you and can cut your health down pretty low. Be careful, because 3 hits can spell James' doom. But don't worry. The relatively quick Shotgun and the slow boss are a good fit, especially with the Shotgun's sheer power. The Hunting Rifle is also effective. But it is relatively slower and got me killed. DON'T USE IT! You can barely move with it AND it fires slower than the Shotgun. This can be your biggest blunder, so be VERY, VERY careful! =================== BOSS # 3: DOOR BOSS =================== =============== BOSS # 4: EDDIE =============== DIFFICULTY: MEDIUM After Eddie stops talking, hit Eddie with the Hunting Rifle twice. One hit from his gun with take you down to the bottom health, so heal with a First Aid Spray or Ampoule. After 3-5 Rifle hits, Eddie heads into the next room. At this time, equip the Shotgun because Eddie will take a few more hits. Follow him and then start shooting after he shuts the hell up. Run around him and fire the Shotgun. Eddie's Pistol can kill James in even just 2 hits. Always use a Health Drink when shot. Run around Eddie. Fire the Shotgun several more times. Eddie will eventually fall. Unlike the fight with Cybil from Silent Hill 1, Eddie can't be saved. =============== BOSS # 4: EDDIE =============== =========================== BOSS # 5: TWO PYRAMID HEADS =========================== DIFFICULTY: FAIRLY HARD This is where your skills as a Silent Hill 2 gamer are tested. This boss is like the one you faced in the Blue Creek Apartments- except there are TWO of them! Also, you MUST shoot them this time, instead of just dodge like in the Blue Creek Apartments and at the labyrinth and hospital. Load the Shotgun. It is faster than the Hunting Rifle, yet slightly weaker than the Hunting Rifle. Which should you choose? Like the battle with Eddie at the Labyrinth, quickness is more than power. If you are slow, the Pyramid Heads will slash you up into pieces. If the shots are powerful, you can squeeze by with one shot before running again. There are 2 different strategies here. One for the Shotgun and one for the Rifle, since different gamers can utilize both weapons their own way. ================ SHOTGUN STRATEGY ================ Load the Shotgun. Get as far from either one as possible. Then start firing. Fire 2 shots and move around them as they approach. They are slightly slow, yet slightly fast. Shoot them in a 2 shot pattern. You might get hit in the process- use a Health Drink or Ampoule. The Ampoule will protect you from damage for 10 seconds- so this might be the time to equip the Rifle and fire off 5 powerful shots. 19-25 shots should kill them after they stab each other. Pyramid Head's gone now! YAY! Take THAT, punk! [That bastard who killed me twice!] ================ SHOTGUN STRATEGY ================ ************** RIFLE STRATEGY ************** So you like the Rifle better? OK, that's fine. Load your rifle and run to a corner, far from them. Fire one shot. If they are pretty far, shoot again and run. Run far from them, since they are medium distance in moving. Fire one shot or two shots, again. Run to the first corner you were in and repeat. 15-18 shots kill them at long last. =========================== BOSS # 5: TWO PYRAMID HEADS =========================== ======================= BOSS # 6: DEMON MONSTER ======================= DIFFICULTY: MEDIUM Compared to Eddie, she's a total wimp. Arm whatever you want. So what should you arm? For the challenge, use the Handgun. For the mid challenge, use the Shotgun. For the real challenge, use the Hunting Rifle. ============ HANDGUN TIPS ============ For the Handgun, you must learn to run, shoot, run and shoot. If you fought Pyramid Head with the Handgun at the Blue Creek Apartment Building, you might know how to do it. Shoot, run, shoot, run is the strategy. Since the gun is quick, 3 shots can be fired before you must run again. Take advantage of the smallness and quickness of this gun. If the boss can never hit you, just pelting it with one bullet before running again can guarantee you a victory. I won't suggest this strategy, but merely if you want the challenge. It's harder than you believe! ********** RIFLE TIPS ********** The Rifle is the strongest and slowest weapon- major sacrifice! Shoot one shot and run. If you're lucky, the bosses' flies won't hit you. Use the strategy from the Pyramid Head fight to beat this boss. ************ SHOTGUN TIPS ************ Use the strategy you used on pyramid Head and Eddie to kill the boss. One last shot once the boss is on the ground will kill this freak. *********************** BOSS # 6: DEMON MONSTER *********************** ======================================================================== 9. RANKINGS ======================================================================== There are several strategies for getting the best rankings possible. This is based off of my own experience. There may be varying ways to acquire great scores. Your ending doesn't count, as far as I am concerned. GATHER ITEMS YOU SEE Yes, the item count counts for the ranking, as in the original Silent Hill. Without taking too much time away, pick up ANYTHING you see. SPEED THROUGH THE GAME FAIRLY QUICKLY Try to get a fast game. The fastest time results in a better ranking. But try to grab all the items you may see. Good ways to speed through the game is to avoid going through the item screen when unneeded. Skim through files, because most of them just take time up. TRY TO AVOID DAMAGE Unless you want a certain ending, you want to keep yourself healthy in order to help you get a faster speed ranking. Enough said. PROTECT OR HURT MARIA If you want a certain ending, protect or don't protect Maria. Hit her with the Wood Plank several times without killing her, or hang around and wait for her while she is with you. You get a certain ending, but the ending ranking will be fairly high. AVOID REPEATED AND UNNEEDED SAVING Save when you have to. Try to vary your saves between sections of the FAQ and save after something important has happened, such as a boss fight or an FMV. Don't save if you saved 5 minutes ago or don't save if you saved after a boss and only advanced by getting a new key. Saving after puzzles is smart, but if you hated the puzzle, definitely save! After playing the game several more times, saving should be very minimal. PLAY ON THE HARDEST DIFFICULTY MODES Yup. Playing on Wimpy Modes warrants a lower ranking. Playing on Hard Mode logically guarantees a good ranking. You should start by playing Beginner and Hard Riddle Mode. The Riddles are not very hard in any mode, so only the game play will throw you off. Work your way up to Normal Mode (Easy Mode is Beginner Mode with a tad of difficulty. It is a difference equivalent to that of a B+ and an A-.). HAVE FUN While this isn't a real thing, the point of this game is to have fun. While I didn't, others have and that hopefully will drive your motivation to getting that 10 Star Rank. ======================================================================== 10. MEMOS ======================================================================== I found several memos now. I haven't found them all, yet, so be patient. If you have a transcript of the files and want to save me some typing, feel free to e-mail them to me! If you do, I'll credit you in a BIG way! ======== BAR NOTE ======== There was a hole here. It's gone now. ============================ ARTCLE ABOUT MURDER INCIDENT ============================ The police announced today that Walter Sullivan, who was arrested on the 18th of this month for the brutal murder of Billy Locane and his sister, Miriam, committed suicide in his jail cell early in the morning on the 22nd. According to the Police Statement, Sullivan used a soup spoon to stab himself in the neck, severing his carotid artery. By the time the guard discovered him, Sullivan was dead from blood loss, the spoon buried 2 inches in his neck. An old school mate of Walter Sullivan's from his hometown of Pleasant River said "He didn't look like the type of guy to kill kids. But I do remember that just before they arrested him he was blurting out all sort of strange stuff like "He's trying to kill me. He's trying to punish me. The monster... the red devil. Forgive me. I did it, but it wasn't me!" The school mate then added "I guess now that I think of it, he was kinda crazy." ======================== TO THE RIGHT IS THE LADY ======================== To the right is the lady. To the left is the old one. In the center crawls the others. Now just 2 spaces remain. But fear not for now. The puzzle is done. The puzzle is done. ============== PATIENT RECORD ============== [Jack Davis] He has attempted suicide three times in the past for reasons unknown. Although he is normally a model patient who follows doctor's and nurse's orders, he must be watched closely due to his past pattern of sudden and violent suicide attempts. [Joseph Barkin] His illness seems to be rooted in the fact that he believes he is guilty of causing his daughter's death. His symptoms suggest a psychotic break and paranoid delusions. Normally calm, but has a tendency toward violence when excited. ============== SWAMP MONUMENT ============== Remains of ______ Swamp The _____ of land surround____ ____ is monument was originally swamp, but was later fil____ Fr____ng ago, t__________s nicknamed Blood Swamp because the ________ers poured the wat___ __ sed to wash the ex_________ols in here. Perhaps it's fo___________hat many pe____m to have s______ ________n the area. ==================================================== WORDS WRITTEN ON THE WALL OF BAR NEELY'S (NIGHTMARE) ==================================================== If you really want to see Mary, you should just die. But you might be heading to a different place than Mary, James. ============== WALL SCRATCHES ============== Henry, Mildred, Scott with arrows pointing in different directions ====================================== THREE DIFFERENT SIZES, TIME ON THE RUN ====================================== Three different sizes, time on the run. Three young men circlin' round the sun. Henry is short and very, very slow, Scott can't stop, he's always on the go. ===================== SIGHT SEEING BROCHURE ===================== Welcome to Silent Hill! Silent Hill, a quiet little lakeside resort town. We're happy to have you. Take some time out of your busy schedules and enjoy a nice restful vacation here. Row after row of quaint old houses, a gorgeous mountain landscape, and a lake which shows different sides of it's beauty with the passing of the day, from sunrise to late afternoons and sunset. Silent Hill will move you and fill you with a feeling of deep peace. I hope you time here will be pleasant and your memories will last forever. Editor: Roger Widmark ======== DEAR TIM ======== Dear Tim, I have to run an errand so I'm going out. I left the house key with Uncle David (You know where he lives, don't you? The key is in the room near the first staircase.). I'll be back as soon as I can, So please watch the place while I'm gone. ================ DOCTOR'S JOURNAL ================ The potential for this illness exists in all people and, under the right circumstances, any man or woman would be driven, like him, to "the other side." The "other side" perhaps may not be the best way to phrase it. After all there is no wall between here and there. It lies on the boarders where reality and unreality intersects. it is a place both close and distant. Some say it isn't even an illness. I cannot agree with them I'm a doctor, not a philosopher or even a psychiatrist. But sometimes I have to ask myself this question. It's true that to us his imaginings are nothing but the inventions of a busy mind. But to him, there simply is no other reality. Furthermore he is happy there. So why, I ask myself, why in the name of healing him must we drag him painfully into the world of our own reality? (Something else is written by hand.) I got the key from Joseph. It's probably the key to that box. ================================= NUMBER WRITTEN ON THE WHITE BOARD ================================= 3rd floor patient wing hall - 7335 Could be random number. ======================= IMPRINT ON CARBON PAPER ======================= i know it i know the number of the box 7452 it cant help him anymore the button key doesn't scare me so nobody can stop who i am i don't know who i am is who i am is who i am is *Three needles of three different heights*(found on side of clock) Three needles stand of three different heights. The fat, the tall, and the thin. From slow to fast, they move to the right. Scott rests not on three, but fifteen. *Wallet in Toilet Bowl*(found in blue creek apts) 1516<<0106 (may be different) *Three bright coins in five holes be*(found on desk) Three bright coins in five holes be at one end sits the seducer of she the wind from behind, the woman doth play the formless one, null, lies furthest from they the old one beside the serpent sits not 'tis to the prisoner's left that he doth rot *Diary from Roof*(found on roof of hospital) May 9-Rain. Stared out the window all day. Peaceful here. Nothing to do. Still not allowed to go outside. May 10-Still raining. Talked with the doctor a little. Would they have saved me if I didn't have a family to feed? I know I'm pathetic, weak. Not everyone can be strong. May 11-Rain again. The meds made me feel sick today. If I'm only better when I'm drugged, then who am I anyway? May 12-Rain as usual. I don't want to cause any more trouble for anyone, but I'm a bother either way. Can it really be such a sin to run instead of fight? Some people may say so, but they don't have to live in my shoes. It may be selfish, but it's what I want. It's too hard like this. It's just too hard. May 13-It's clear outside. The doctor told me I've been released-that I've got to go home. I *Tern tern tern the numbers*(found in padded room in hospital) 9483(written in blood) Tern tern tern the numbers better not forget them so I'll write them down here the other one, my secret name *Louise*(3rd fl, hospital) Louise I'll take care of you four ever. It's my destiny! *The basement's basement*(hospital, somewhere) I was locked up inside the basement's basement. It was so small and dark and I was so afraid. I dropped my precious ring. But I will never, ever go back there. *She's an angel*(hospital, somewhere) She is an angel no one knows only I can see the Lady of the Door they can not walk along her Bridge of Thread they fall from the weight of their crimes. Like bloated and ugly corpses their sins she devours them sin and sinner like she saves me she is an angel. *I took the direktor's key*(hospital, somewhere) I took the direktor's key the one to the mooseum. I hid it behind the praying woman when I went out for the day trip. I picked it up but I did not steal it. But I'm not a krimminal. *There's a letter and a wrench*(director's office, evil hospital) Map He who is not bold enough to be stared at from across the abyss is not bold enough to stare into himself. The truth can only be learned by marching forward. Follow the map. There's a letter and a wrench. *The key is in the park*(porch) Or perhaps you are a fool. The truth usually betrays people. A part of that abyss is in the old society. The key to the society is in the park. At the foot of the praying woman, inside of the ground, inside of a box. To open it, I need a wrench. My patient buried it there. I knew, but I did nothing. It made me uneasy to have such a thing near. I wasn't looking for the truth, I was looking for tranquility. I also saw that thing. I fled, but the museum was sealed as well. Now no one dares to approach that place. If you still do not wish to stop, James, I pray to the Lord to have mercy on your eternal soul. *Waterfront Landscape*(painting in historical society) Waterfront Landscape- Allen Smith(date of birth and death unknown) A scene of this area from long ago. From the style, it looks like it was done sometime around 1820. There were a lot fewer people then, and only a handful of buildings. *Pyramid Head Painting*(painting in historical society) Misty day, remains of the judgment *Legend of the Lake*(prison) Toluca Lake, the town's main tourist attraction. This clear, beautiful lake has another side as well. It may seem like just a typical ghost story that you might find in any number of old towns across the country. But in this case, the legend is true. On a fog-bound November day in 1918, the Little Baroness, a ship filled with tourists, failed to return to port. A newspaper article from back then simply says, "It most likely sunk for some reason." Despite an extensive police search, not a single fragment of the ship nor any of the 14 bodies of passengers or crew has ever been recovered to this day. In 1939, an even stranger incident occurred. -There are many pages torn out- Many corpses rest at the bottom of this lake. Their bony hands reach up towards the boats that pass overhead. Perhaps they reach for their comrades. *Prison guard's diary*(found in prison) Prisoner's do not feel remorse. In fact, they do not feel themselves to be villans at all. Even the most uneducated brute will use what little words he knows to justify himself. In such trifling dreams they have, flourishing even in the darkness. Prisoners, too, are no exceptions. No matter how foul nor loathsome one's own life and existence may be, human nature is abiding. *Painting 1 from cell* Burning man *Painting 3 from cell* 436 people at a recital ======================================================================== 11. ENDINGS ======================================================================== =============== IN WATER ENDING =============== After the last boss dies, a letter from Mary is read. Then... ***SPOILER ALERT*** . . . . . . . . . . . . JAMES COMMITS SUICIDE. ************ LEAVE ENDING ************ After the last boss dies, a letter from Mary is read. Then... ***SPOILER ALERT*** . . . . . . . . . . . . JAMES LEAVES SILENT HILL WITH LAURA. Those are only 2 of five rumored endings. I must get them all first before describing them. ************ MARIA ENDING ************ After the last boss dies, James goes to Rosewater Park with Maria and decides to leave with her altogether. Maria coughs in the process, so supposedly he'll have to live through that nightmare again. ************** REBIRTH ENDING ************** After defeating the final boss, James runs to the boat and rides it to the island in the middle of Toluca Lake. He performs a ritual for Samael and according to President Evil, revives the cult. ********** DOG ENDING ********** After using the DOG Key at the appropriate location, a dog is at the controls of a panel. James speaks Japanese to the dog and then the ending ends. Thanks to "The_BullPen" for the description. ======================================================================== 12. VERSIONS OF SILENT HILL 2 AND OTHER SILENT HILL GAMES ======================================================================== SILENT HILL 2 PLATFORM: PLAYSTATION 2 COUNTRY: US/CANADA/EUROPE PAL RELEASE DATE: SEPTEMBER 25, 2001 This is the version of Silent Hill 2 released in America. It has a green cover with Angela on the ground, in the scene with the Knife. SILENT HILL 2 PLATFORM: PLAYSTATION 2 COUNTRY: JAPAN RELEASE DATE: SEPTEMBER 25, 2001 This is the Japanese version of Silent Hill 2. The cover is different. It shows James looking at us. The cover is the same as the instruction booklet cover of the US/CANADA/EUROPE version. SILENT HILL 2: Saigo no Uta PLATFORM: PLAYSTATION 2 COUNTRY: JAPAN RELEASE DATE: JULY 4, 2002 Take the XBOX version of Saigo no Uta, use the original version's controls, loading times, memory cards, etc. and you have a PlayStation 2 version of Silent Hill 2: Saigo no Uta. SILENT HILL 2: SAIGO NO UTA PLATFORM: MICROSOFT XBOX COUNTRY: JAPAN RELEASE DATE: FEBRUARY 22, 2002 (JAPANESE XBOX LAUNCH) The Japanese XBOX version of Silent Hill 2, subtitles "Saigo No Uta," meaning "The Final Verse," has an extra game that takes role of Maria, which was absent in the original PlayStation 2 version. SILENT HILL 2: Saigo no Uta PLATFORM: MICROSOFT XBOX COUNTRY: US/CANADA/EUROPE PAL RELEASE DATE: DECEMBER 2001 This is the American Version of the XBOX Silent Hill 2: Saigo No Uta. As in the Japanese Version, this will feature a new scenario featuring Maria. Saigo no Uta or The Final Verse don't seem to fit the new mini game, but we will have to see. SILENT HILL PLATFORM: SONY PLAYSTATION COUNTRY: US/CANADA/JAPAN/EUROPE PAL RELEASE DATE: JANUARY 1999 This is the original Silent Hill, which features different characters and a different story line. Look at the story line for more information. SILENT HILL PLAY NOVEL PLATFORM: NINTENDO GAMEBOY ADVANCE COUNTRY: JAPAN ONLY RELEASE DATE: MARCH 22, 2001 (JAPANESE GAMEBOY ADVANCE LAUNCH) This is the original Silent Hill, built into an adventure book, where we choose choices about the story. It reveals several new things about Silent Hill. A diary of Alessa is supposedly there now. This will not see a US/CANADA/EUROPE PAL release, so importing is best, IF YOU KNOW JAPANESE OR HAVE A COMPUTER/HUMAN TRANSLATOR! ======================================================================== 13. CVXFREAK'S PERSONAL REVIEW ======================================================================== SIMPLY NOT MY TYPE OF SURVIVAL HORROR In January 1999, Konami released its game called Silent Hill. It was to compete with Capcom's Resident Evil series and to be truthful, it held its own against the masterpiece, Resident Evil 2. It was a wonderful game, but Silent Hill 2 just doesn't touch the masterpiece games I got to know in Resident Evil 2, Silent Hill 1 and Resident Evil 3: Nemesis. Silent Hill 2, to me now, is repetative, unoriginal and plain boring. Furthermore, I would like to add that I have been personally flamed and attacked for this review. But it simply makes my opinion stronger about this game and hopefully those narrowminded folks will realize that someday, they'll learn to take other opinions kindly. I am fixing several review areas to make it more understandable. But in layman's terms, I now prefer many other games over this one. Got a problem? Suck it up. Graphics: 7 The graphics are grainy for a 128-bit game. But it is the PS2's limits, if you know the hardware facts and believe me, they may surprise you. But they are crisp and the game is quite large in areas, especially the city. There is detail. Very exceptional, though CODE: Veronica looks a tad better, though CVX is dated. The graphics are kinda grainy, but Silent Hill is ALWAYS like that, though there are only 2 games. Not exactly the worst thing EVER, but I preferred the non-grainyness of the game. We can turn it off, but it simply looks washed out to my eyes. Games like Devil May Cry have my type of graphical preference. Other's opinions, of course, always vary. Sound: 7 Well, SH1 had scarier sound. The sound here gets repetative, and non scary, except for a few parts. Some scores, like the Angela/James meeting at the start, could have been made a little better. SH1 had a great soundtrack, while Silent Hill 2 comes a distant second. Sure, the sound is what some others will call scary, but they are basically reworked sounds from Silent Hill 1. I've been through them, so I was used to them. Others, again, may differ. Please remember that. Gameplay: 2 The entire game consists of running in the streets. Then you enter a building to get to another section of the street. In the building are rooms with keys to get through other locked doors to get keys for other locked gates on the other floor. Repetative? You betcha! There are 2 apartment buildings, a hotel and a hospital. They are all too repetative. They offer nothing new with getting around in these types of games, which angers me. At first it seems really cool, but now it's bland, washed out and overused. Everyone says SH beats Resident Evil. I am a RE freak, so to speak and I know survival horror. All the RE games to date (Except RE1 and Survivor) have been great and story intriguing and surpass SH2 (not necessarily SH1). Story: 7 James Sunderland has no wife. His wife died 3 years ago. Now he gets a letter from her telling him to go to Silent Hill. Mary, his wife, is nowhere to be found. A girl named Angela and Eddie are found and Maria, a carbon copy of Mary, is found. I won't spoil anything, because the story is what sets this apart from BioHazard/Resident Evil. The story is average, because the events are simply too convenient. Maria... gets hurt and then comes back! HOW?!?!?! Konami tries to blow if off with amnesia, but it shouldn't work that way. In RECVX, a dead man came back to life for a real reason (something that is almost expected in RE type survival horror). In this game, she miraculously returns. Again, inferences factor in, but I'm not a fan of them. This review is my opinion. Remember that. Control: 9 They are different from Silent Hill 1, which frustrates me. The controls for the item screen are slightly dull, but not bad. Resident Evil 3: Nemesis for PSX had better controls. While they are less advanced in SH2, it doesn't affect gameplay much. Overall, the control is a bit dull, again, but it isn't like the controls in Resident Evil: Director's Cut. Rent or Buy? If you like Survival Horror, buy the game. But you may not be a big fan of what the game offers, in comparison to the first game or even the new Devil May Cry. If you are new to the series, rest, though if you like it, you may want to try Resident Evil 2 or Silent Hill 1 for beginners. OVERALL: 4 It lushes in many aspects, yet dies in gameplay and a little in story. While every other aspect is in the 7 range, gameplay, story and even graphics are important and those are just outdated against RE3: Nemesis, which offered conspiracy, action, scares (When you hear Nemesis' voice, it is random, which makes it scary). Silent Hill 2 is OK, closer to bad than good. I wish they learned to make gameplay important, too, not just story. ======================================================================== 14. SPOILER FREE WALKTHROUGH ======================================================================== ============= ENTERING TOWN ============= After the scenes, head west from the bathroom. In the car, grab the Silent Hill Map. [NOTE: For the course of the game, maps will be VERY important. Use it when navigating. When I say "head into Sanders Street", use the map to get to it.] Head down a flight of stairs and head across a path. You should see a gate nearby. Head through. Inside the graveyard, you'll see a cut-scene. Exit through the gate to the west. Follow the path and you'll be on a road. That road is Sanders Street. Head to Lindsay Street to find blood. Head north on Vachss. There are some Health Drinks on the right side of the street. Grab them... you'll need them, especially on hard mode! Follow Vachss Road. There's a lawn nearby with the first SAVE POINT of the game. Instead of the notepad from SH1, you get some red slab. There are 2 health drinks nearby... you'll need them. Continue on Vachss Street. At the end is a wooden block in. Climb through and you'll encounter your first monster. Inside, a scene happens. James gets his first weapon... a Wooden Plank! It is effective close-up. Strike the monster and finish it off. The Plank is effective, since the Handgun isn't coming your way for a while. You also get the Radio, which sounds when monsters are nearby. Head back to Lindsay Street. From there, find your way to Saul Street and then to the very top of Martin Street. [NOTE: You can find a trailer at the west end of Saul Street, pointing to the top of Martin Street... it's probably useless, but it has a save point.] Monsters now roam the streets... dodge them since you have a lot of space. On the top is a corpse. On it is a key. It is the Apartment Gate Key. Look at the map to find "WOODSIDE APARTMENTS." To get there, head west on Katz. The gate is nearby. Use the Key you just found to get in. Head to the nearby door. You are in the Woodside Apartment Building. It is MUCH like the Midwich School from the first game. =================== WOODSIDE APARTMENTS =================== Inside the building, grab the Map of Woodside. You'll need it! Grab the Health Drink and save. You can't see the map yet because you need a flashlight. Head up the nearby stairs. Enter through the door to the second floor. Turn right and travel down the hall passed 2 doors into room 205. Inside, explore the human decoy. Grab the Flashlight and a monster attacks. Hurt it with the Plank. Now that you can see the map, we need more weapons, after that weird monster. While the Handgun isn't coming for a while, we stock up on bullets. Run to Room 210, using the map for guidance and killing monsters with the Plank on your way there. Inside the rooms, grab the Handgun Bullets. Now that we have decent stock, head to 3F. There, you'll see a key across a gate. A scene will cause you to get the key another way. Head to room 301 on 3F. Inside is the Handgun in a cart. [NOTE: The Handgun runs out fast against all the monsters. You might want to stick to the Plank, since we've been doing well with it. But if you are a beginner and are playing on Hard Mode, stay equipped with the Gun.] Go to Room 208 now. Passed it is a gate with a monster. Beyond that gate is something important- a door! Inside 208, a man lies dead. On a shelf is Room 202 Key. Take it to Room 202 on 2F. Inside, head to the kitchen for an important Health Drink. A bedroom with some green stuff and bats has a Clock Key. Take the Clock Key to Room 208 and head into the room near the dead guy. Inside is a clock. Use the Clock Key on the face. Now use the D PAD to turn the keys of the clock. Keep turning it until you hear a click. When it clicked while I was playing, it was a 9:10. It may be random, depending on the riddle difficulty you chose at the start of the game. Now go to the side and try to push the clock. Examine the clock like you would any item and select "yes" when pushing it. It reveals a hole in the wall leading to another apartment. Head out this apartment and save. Outside the room, you are on the other side of the gate near the door leading to Room 208. Head through the door to another flight of stairs. Climb it to 3F. Examine the Map to find out that you can now get to the other side of that gate where that girl kicked the key. Run there. Grab the Fire Escape Key. Head into Room 307. After a scene, grab the Courtyard Key in the closet and exit. Head to the stairs on the east, noted on the map. Head down to the bottom of the stairs to 1F. The door nearby leads to Canned Juice. Grab it. Head back up to 2F by taking the stairs you just went down on. Head up to 3F, down the north stairs, through Room 209, through the room with the clock and dead man and to the laundry area by the stairs you first used to get to 2F. There is a garbage tunnel there. After about 10 minutes of figuring, the realized the heavy thing you needed to drop into there was the Canned Juice you found. Now I ponder... where do we go next? Outside. This took me an hour to find, but outside, near the gate you first entered from, is a garbage dump. Examine it to get an Old Man Coin. Head inside again and to the locked door at the foot of the stairs. Use the Courtyard Key and head out. In this pool area, run down into it and shoot the monsters. Head to the cart in the middle and grab the Snake Coin. Now head to the other door in this courtyard. It is near the one you used to get to this building. Head into Room 101. Inside, is a scene. After the scene (It never occurred to me that we had to explore that area, so we couldn't move ahead), leave. Head back through the courtyard and climb to 2F. Head to the left side of the lobby and use the Fire Escape Key to head through. You arrive at another building... another damn apartment building! ===================== BLUE CREEK APARTMENTS ===================== We are in another apartment building, but this one is shorter than Woodside. We are in a bedroom. Run out into the bathroom. AndyRose2000 told me to check in the toilet for a combination. Check it and you get a combination. It might be random. Jot it down, along with arrows' direction. Head into the main area o the same room and you will find a safe. Use the combination from the toilet. When going to a new number, turn the dial in the direction of the arrow after the previous number. Inside are 4 Handgun Bullets. Thanks to AndyRose2000 for this extremely helpful tip. Now we need to head out. Arm the Plank for now. Head out. Outside, find a door under an exit sign. It is a stairway and to James' right is the Blue Creek Map. Use it to follow my next directions. To get back to Woodside Apartments, use Room 203, as hinted in the map. But we don't need to bother with that place anymore, but if you want to ever get back to the areas at the start, that's the path you use. If you want to save, head to Room 105, on the first floor. For another dose of ammo, head to Room 109. Head through the white door in that room and you'll see a scene. You know have a knife. But it isn't a weapon! I've tried! [NOTE: Rumor has it that examining the Knife may affect the game's ending. I can guess that if you examine the Knife in the item screen, a new ending occurs. I will have to try this out.] Collect the coin nearby. It is the Prisoner Coin. Like the Snake and Old Man Coins you found at Woodside, we are going to need this for a puzzle coming up. Head to Room 105. Look at the little drawer with the 5 circles. The coins you found are needed for it. Since I'm playing on all 3 Riddle Modes, here are my solutions. For the HARD Mode, insert the Old Man in the second slot. Put the Snake in the fourth slot and the Prisoner in the last slot. For the NORMAL Mode, insert the Old Man in the second slot. Put the Prisoner in the middle slot and the Snake in the last slot. For the EASY Mode, insert the Old Man in the first slot. Insert the Snake in the middle slot and the Prisoner in the last slot. The drawer should open, revealing a key called the Lyne House Key. A person named Lyne probably owned this place. The Lyne House Key fits into Room 209, so head there on 2F. Inside, you'll hear someone whisper. But I couldn't hear what he said. If anyone heard, please e-mail me! Anyway, head to Room 208 via the balcony. Inside 208, there is a Save Point. SAVE!!! Then grab the Apartment Stairway Key and the Bullets- you'll need the bullets for your first boss fight! Travel to the north stairs on 2F. Travel across the balcony again to 209 and turn left to the stairs in the northern area. The Key you got should work there. Remember to SAVE!!! Head down to a boss fight! This is fairly hard, so arm the Handgun and have at least 45 Handgun Bullets. ====================== BOSS # 1: PYRAMID HEAD ====================== DIFFICULTY: MEDIUM This is probably the monster President Evil called "Pyramid Head" in his analysis of SH2. Now it's after us! Arm the Handgun and get as far as possible from Pyramid Head. Start shooting it. On Normal and Hard Modes, reload your gun in the menu because James can get hit doing it manually. Believe me, I know! Keep shooting and running passed it. It hits pretty hard. That Knife is the best weapon James can find later and if it is stronger than even the Handgun, imagine the damage it can inflict on James. Although it seems P. Head isn't getting hurt, it is. Just listen to the clank of the bullets. P. Head will eventually go down the stairs. DON'T FOLLOW! I followed him and I got killed. The water will drain and you can now exit the damn place. Exit and you are back outside, on the other side of the blocked area near Woodside Apartments. Another away to defeat him, thanks to someone e-mailing me, which I will post his name soon, is to just dodge him until he leaves the room down the stairs. Some people say it is impossible to hurt him, and it is. BUT the shots make it faster for him to surrender. ====================== BOSS # 1: PYRAMID HEAD ====================== ======================================= ROSEWATER PARK AND PATH TO THE HOSPITAL ======================================= We need to get to the park James wanted to go to at the start of the game. Run to Rosewater Park. Use the Map to get there. On your way, you'll see a scene. After she leaves, proceed to Rosewater. Run through the park until you see a scene. Maria will accompany you for now on. According a few people, what you do with her affects the game. Now look for "Pete's Bowl-A-Rama." Head inside. Turn to the door to the left and you'll see a scene. [Note: if you continue toward the north part of the lake, where SH1 took place, the place will be blocked and a corpse will be there to tell you to go to Pete's Bowling Alley. I directed you to go there directly to avoid a long walk.] Leave the place for now. See a scene and head down the side of Pete's. Turn right and you'll see a gate. Head through and turn left. After a scene with Laura, try opening the nearby door. After another scene, head through the door and up the stairs to the right. Look for the tiled door and head through to a night club room. Head out and turn right. Go to the hospital. Head inside. =================== BROOKHAVEN HOSPITAL =================== Hospitals... brings back [UN]lovely memories, especially in SH1 and RE3. To the left is a Hospital Map- you'll need it like all the maps thus far. If you want to save, there's a red slab in the Reception Office. Head to the Document Room, via the Reception Room. There's a Purple Bull Key by the typewriter. Read the journal nearby, too. Using the map, find the staircase so we can go to Floor 2. Head inside the Women's Locker Room. Examine the bear for a Bent Needle. The Shotgun is in the nearby locker. Head inside the Men's Locker Room. Inside the Exam Room Key. Go back downstairs and unlock the Examination Room. Head to the Doctor's Lounge for very important Shotgun Shells. Travel to 2F again. Head into Exam Room 3. Grab the First Aid Kit. Check the typewriter for a VERY, VERY important code. JOT IT DOWN ON PAPER, because it is random! Head into the room called M2 and grab the Lapis Eye Key. The Shotgun Shells nearby are a needed item for the boss at the end of this section. Head into M3 for Handgun Bullets and a Health Drink. M6 has Shotgun Shells and a Health Drink. Head to Floor 3. Go to the door leading to the hallway with the "S" Rooms. You need a code. That code is 7335 on Easy and Normal Riddle Modes and 1328 on Hard. To find this out, read a memo in the First Floor Exam Room. Head to Room S3. Maria will leave James' side. There's a key nearby. Grab the Roof Key. Head over to the roof, via the staircase. Use the Roof Key to unlock it. On top is a diary. Read it if you want. [NOTE: I hear the if you read the diary, you get a certain ending. I have not confirmed this, but it seems very likely. Stand around it if you don't want to hear it. Stand for a few moments and then try heading out.] As you head back in, something will be blocking the door. Pyramid Head, from the Blue Creek Apartments, has returned. After a scene, you'll be back on the third floor, in the Special Treatment Room. Down there, head through the door left of the sign. Inside, read the blood-spattered wall. Try to figure out the code. JOT IT DOWN ON THE SAME PAPER AS THE CODE FROM EARLIER! Head to Floor 2 and check on Maria. Then head to the last door in that hall- S14. Inside, is a box that needs 2 codes and 2 keys to open. Use the Lapis Eye Key and Purple Bull Keys to remove the chains. Now enter the code you got from the typewriter on the right padlock. Enter the code you got from the bloody wall on the left and open the case for... HAIR!!! Ew... Anyway, this took me a damn half-hour to figure out, so I had to refer to the BradyGames Guide for this one! Thanks to BradyGames for the tip! Go to the Shower Room and look at the green slimed faucet. Go to the item screen and combine the hair from the bear with the bent needle. To combine, select the hair and then use the "combine." Now select the bent needle and select "use." You should get an elevator key. Use it on the elevator on Floor 3F. Ride it to Floor 1. Head into Room C3 and see a scene. After a few scenes, you are in your second boss battle. Arm the Shotgun! ==================== BOSS # 2: MONKEY MEN ==================== DIFFICULTY: Easy I call them monkey men because they hang on ceilings. Aim your Shotgun up and fire a shot from the Shotgun. There are 2 of them, so keep moving and strafing. They can damage, but not VERY much. They'll give you the occasional hit, but it won't be anything a Health Drink can't heal. But be careful... as in all survival horror games, damage adds up (I've died countless times against crows in BioHazard 2!). Keep firing that Shotgun and it'll be your best friend. The Handgun is also effective if you run out of Shotgun Bullets. After the scenes, we arrive in the Evil Brookhaven Hospital! ==================== BOSS # 2: MONKEY MEN ==================== ======================== EVIL BROOKHAVEN HOSPITAL ======================== We are back in the Garden, but now it is EVIL, like the Midwich School from SH1. Move through the double doors. Save and grab the Shotgun Shells. [XBOX players: If you have the BLUE GEM, use it right now if you have it.] Search Room C2 for a First Aid Kit, which you will definitely need. Head to the elevator. Ride it to Floor 2, 2F. There are nurses and Shotgun Shells on M4. Head into M6 and grab the Dry Cell Battery and the Basement Storeroom Key. [NOTE: Grab the Dry Cell Battery! Your Flashlight will run out in the next sections, and the Dry Cell Battery will refill it!] They are located near some strange color symbol. Grab the memo nearby. There are also Handgun Bullets and a First Aid Spray in there. Return to the elevator and go to 3F. When you emerge, there is a weird door nearby. It needs 2 rings. Didn't the file from the last room talk about a ring? Head to S11 and grab the Handgun Bullets and the AMPOULE! This makes Harry go to green health AND makes him invincible for about 20 seconds! Read the memo nearby. Head to the stairs on 3F by the Storeroom. Descend all the way to the basement level and use the Basement Storeroom Key to open it. Inside, push the shelf nearby. After a scene, climb down the ladder and grab the Copper Ring. Travel back to 3F. Head down the elevator to 2F. A radio show message comes from James' Radio, the one he found in the Construction Site when that monster first attacked him. Read it closely. Travel to the Day Room on 2F. Open the refrigerator with Maria's help to get the Lead Ring. This next section is optional. Otherwise, travel to the strange door by the elevator on 3F. ****************** TRICK OR TREAT BOX ****************** Here is the sequence box. 1 2 3 01: O O O 02: O O O 03: O O O OK. Now we need to press the right buttons. If you remember from the elevator message, you need the right answers. Well, on the "01" Row, press button 3. Press button 1 on the "02" Row. On the "03" Row, press the 3 button. The box should open, revealing 5 Boxes of Shotgun Shells and 2 Ampoules! Worth the deviating trip! ********************** END TRICK OR TREAT BOX ********************** Now we are back on track. Head to the weird door by 3F's working elevator. Use the Copper and Lead Rings. Head through the door and down the stairs. Down there, there is a long tunnel. Pyramid Head seems to have survived your battle from Blue Creek Apartments, so we need to run! Run down the tunnel as fast as you can. Keep running. If Maria is murdered, the game ends. Keep running until you're at an elevator. After a sad scene, James is at the other section of 1F. Don't be too sad, though. Head into the Director's Room and grab the Hospital Key. Check the map, too. Now we could head out. Exit through the way you came in after seeing a scene. =========================== DARK SOUTH VALE SILENT HILL =========================== Head south on Carroll Street. The travel east on Rendell. Head south on Monson. There are many items on the ground- search for many of them! Head back to Saul Street. Cross the gate. Now run to the trailer you may have gone to before and save there. Now go to Neely's Bar for an important file. Look on the window, passed the comment you saw at the beginning of the game. Head to "Gonzale's Mexican Restaurant" on East South Vale Silent Hill. Head there by going north on Neely's Street, and East on Sanders. Head north Lindsay and grab the Wrench and memo. Now we need to get back to Rosewater Park where we first saw Maria. Either retrace your steps to the hospital and head through the Heaven's Night Bar and run to the park, or head west on Katz, through the gate, near the Woodside Apartments and Blue Creek Apartments you explored at the start of the game. Continue for Rosewater Park. Head through the left entrance of the park and find the statue of a praying woman. Behind the face of it, look for a brown spot and dig there. There is a box in which you will use the Wrench for. Now grab the Old Bronze Key. Head to the Silent Hill Historical Society. Head there, which is west of the Rosewater Park. Enter through the door in the parking lot. Use the Silent Hill Map from the truck in the start of the game to get there. ============================== SILENT HILL HISTORICAL SOCIETY ============================== Head into the only open door in this room. Head through the hole in the wall. Keep going down for about 3 minutes until you reach a door. Through it, take the FAK (First Aid Kit). Move to the nearest door for Handgun Bullets. Now head to the far door to continue. There is a hole in this room. Jump down. You end up in a well. Arm the Steel Pipe you found at Texxon Gas Station. Examine every inch of the wall until you find a message saying some of the wall is weaker. When you find that part of the wall, hit it with the Steel Pipe to find a door. Head through are you are in a new section of the sewers from the first Silent Hill. Head to your right to find a blocked door. But near it is another door to head through. At the end of the next room is a hole in the ground. We need to open the hole first. Head through the nearby door. Grab the Spiral-Writing Key. Now the room is filled with Roaches and your Flashlight goes out. The Dry Cell Battery you found way back in the Evil Hospital. Suddenly, the door is locked. Head to the nearby panel. We need to unlock it. Check to see the lighted buttons. This will change, depending on your difficulty level. But you must only press the lighted buttons. Try out all combinations. Eventually, you'll get the code to get out. Head to the bars to the right. Use the Spiral Writing Key. Jump down the hole (again). ============= TOLUCA PRISON ============= We are in a prison beneath the Historical Society. Run to the nearest door. Inside is a scene. After the scene, check the room for some items, including a Pig Tablet. Head out and turn left... all the way to the table. There is a map there. Take it! This place can be confusing! Head down to the door to the right. Head into the shower and grab the Seductress Tablet. Use the map to get to the bottom hall of the Toluca Prison. In the bottom hall, head to the only open cellblock for a Wax Doll. Head to the right hall of the Prison now. Head north. Head north to the middle doors of this hall and enter the one to the left. There are VERY important Rifle Shells, since we are getting the most powerful gun, the Hunting Rifle! Head to the northern hallway. To your right, head to the seventh cell block to find the Oppressor Tablet. We have 3 tablets... head to the very large room of this complex. In this yard is an hanging platform with 3 square engravings. Place all 3 Tablets into it and you'll hear a dying man scream. Nothing happens! Argh! Head back through the door you came from... there's a Horseshoe on the door! Grab it! Head to the west corridor. The best way would be to cross the northern hallway back to the west hallway, to unlock some doors. Head to the very top left door of the west hall. Head through this visiting room to the other door. On this new corridor, head to the lowest right room of this hall to get a Lighter. Outside in the hallway, there is a sewer hole. Before opening it, you might want to save in the Boy's Bathroom, nearby. Before going, check on of the doors on the left side of this hallway. Use the map for reference. Inside is the... HUNTING RIFLE! [NOTE: The Hunting Rifle is a tad stronger than the Shotgun, but a little slower. This weapon is only recommended for groups of monsters and single Pyramid Heads if you run into one (which will be very soon, actually). The Shotgun is preferred for the last 2 bosses.] Head back to the sewer hole. Got to the COMBINE option and use it on the Wax Doll. Then select the lighter and use COMBINE again. Then use the Horseshoe and the sewer door should open. Thanks to BradyGames' guide for this tip (since I couldn't figure this one out either:). We aren't out of the prison yet, though. We are in the basement. Head through the only open door. Head through the next rooms until you reach a hole (AGAIN! James' feet will eventually get CRUSHED!). Head into the nearby elevator. Ride it to another room and save, because there is a VERY confusing level next. ========= LABYRINTH ========= I call this place the labyrinth because it is a Greek word for "maze" and believe me, it's more than just a maze! It is also something that constructs itself... if you refer to the map, the maze is building as James moves! Across from the doorway is a ladder that is blocked. Turn left and find a fork in the maze. You should see a nearby ladder you can climb down- climb down. Pyramid Head is here, so if you want to fight, use the Rifle to scare it away. Circle the room until you feel you have made a circle and look at the map. The red shows you've been through that door, so you should head through the other one. Head through. Inside is the Great Knife! It's the Knife that Pyramid Head used when you fought him in the Blue Creek Apartments and when Maria was stabbed. Grab it and 2 ammo boxes. The Great Knife is stronger than the Steel Pipe and Wooden Plank, but a little slower. Head back through the ladder you came from. Using the map you have, head "DOWN" to where a hole has been made. Head down. Now is the time to use that Great Knife. ************ BLOCK PUZZLE ************ Head through the tunnels until you see a block with faces. Here is MY solution, though it may be random, depending on the difficulty level. The cube needs to have red eyes facing right side up. Turn the cube until you see an upside down face with green eyes. The exit will now be open. A scene will happen. Head back to the room with that cube. There is a wire cutter now. OK. Fight your way to the very start of the level, where you entered from the Toluca Prison. Remember the blocked ladder? Cut it with the Wire Cutter and head down the ladder. Head to the first ladder in a tunnel leading right. Climb that ladder. Follow the next few tunnels. There are some dead ends, but they only cause a 10-second devitation. The exits of the tunnels should eventually find you. Climb a few ladders and turn left, since Pyramid Head is nearby. Climb the ladders. Equip the Shotgun now. A boss is coming up! Head down the hallway. =================== BOSS # 3: DOOR BOSS =================== DIFFICULTY: Medium Pop this thing with the Shotgun. Run around this relatively slow boss and pump this thing full of Shells. After 10+ shells, the boss should die. This thing can have a devastating attack if it hits you. It smashes you and can cut your health down pretty low. Be careful, because 3 hits can spell James' doom. But don't worry. The relatively quick Shotgun and the slow boss are a good fit, especially with the Shotgun's sheer power. The Hunting Rifle is also effective. But it is relatively slower and got me killed. DON'T USE IT! You can barely move with it AND it fires slower than the Shotgun. This can be your biggest blunder, so be VERY, VERY careful! =================== BOSS # 3: DOOR BOSS =================== After killing this bastard, a scene happens. Head out after the scene. Head to the first door you see. Read the inscriptions on the bodies. I figured out this puzzle. EASY MODE: The Kidnapper is innocent. NORMAL MODE: The Arsonist is innocent. HARD: The Counterfeiter is innocent. Remember their positions in this room! Head to the next door to the left you see. Inside, depending on your mode, pull the rope that had the inscription of the guy in the previous room. If you read the papers of the hanged men, you'll see you're in a similar room. Pull the rope that had the innocent man and head back to the room with the bodies. The Persecuted Key is there. Grab it and head through the only door you haven't been through in the hall outside. Proceed and you end up in Maria's Cell. After a scene, leave/ Head through the gate. You are in a weird graveyard. Save, grab 3 Shotgun Shell boxes and head down the grave hole. Make sure you have the RIFLE equipped. Down the hole, you must fight yet another boss. =============== BOSS # 4: EDDIE =============== DIFFICULTY: MEDIUM After Eddie stops talking, hit Eddie with the Hunting Rifle twice. One hit from his gun with take you down to the bottom health, so heal with a First Aid Spray or Ampoule. After 3-5 Rifle hits, Eddie heads into the next room. At this time, equip the Shotgun because Eddie will take a few more hits. Follow him and then start shooting after he shuts the hell up. Run around him and fire the Shotgun. Eddie's Pistol can kill James in even just 2 hits. Always use a Health Drink when shot. Run around Eddie. Fire the Shotgun several more times. Eddie will eventually fall. Unlike the fight with Cybil from Silent Hill 1, Eddie can't be saved. =============== BOSS # 4: EDDIE =============== After Eddie dies, exit this weird place. We are out of the Labyrinth! ============== BOAT ADVENTURE ============== James ends up in an area behind the Silent Hill Historical Society he explored just a few minutes ago. Now that we are out of that damn strange level, we still have to get to the Hotel over by the northern area of the lake (By the area where SH1 took place). Its also day time, again, which is good. Save and head down the pier. [XBOX players: If you have the BLUE GEM, use it right now if you have it.] There is a boat you have to row. On Easy and Normal Mode, head toward the light by simply pressing the D-Pad. Turn right when you get on and run toward the light. On Hard mode, you must use the twin sticks. OK. Start by rotating both sticks right. You should see the light. Now turn the left stick left and the right stick right, both at the same time. You should reach the light in no time. You are now in the hotel. =============== LAVE VIEW HOTEL =============== Climb the stairs and turn left. Look on a fountain for a Little Mermaid Box. Grab it and enter the Hotel. Inside, turn left to get the Hotel Map. Use it to navigate through for the rest of the game. Enter the Lake Shore Restaurant. Investigate the piano and you get a Letter. Find a table and gather the Fish Key. There are Door Monsters, but they are smaller than the one you saw at the Labyrinth. The Great Knife can do damage. Look for the small set of stairs behind a nearby door. Head down the B1F. Look for the Venus Tears Bar. It's locked. But in the nearby elevator, is a Thinner Can. Head up to 1F and to the lobby. Inside, insert the Little Mermaid Music Box in the center stand, on the left slot. Save and head through the door left off the check in desk. Grab the Room 312 Key. Head up the staircase and turn right through the door. Search the Cloak Room. There is a briefcase you should open with the Fish Key. Grab the Room 204 Key. Grab all the other supplies. Head to Room 204. Unlock it and look for an Employee Elevator Key. Head through the hole in the room to the next apartment room. There are photos- use the Thinner to get a code. Use it on the nearby safe. The Cinderella Box is inside, like the Little Mermaid Box from the fountain outside. Head to the staircase and then through the other door. Head through the white door with the Employee Elevator Key. Inside, save and there is a SAVE POINT. Near the elevator is a cabinet. You MUST store all your items. EVERY LAST ONE. Head to 1F on the elevator. Ride down and grab another map of the hotel, displaying some employee areas. Go to the Pantry Room and collect the Cinderella Box from the shelves. Enter the Office nearby and grab the Video Tape and Can Opener. Find the staircase and head down to B1F. Head to the Boiler Room, avoiding any monsters. Inside, look to your right and grab a key hanging from a rope. Head to the Kitchen now. Inside is a can. Use the Can Opener and grab a Light Bulb. Head through the other door in the kitchen to the Venus Tears Bar. On the bar, near the jukebox, use a Light Bulb on the lamp and exit the room using the Bar Key. You are now back in the hall where you found the Thinner. Head back up to the lobby and head to the center-piece where you left the Little Mermaid box. Place the Cinderella Box inside, but we need the last one- it's in the cabinet near the employee elevator. Run back there, gather all your items and head back here. Place the Snow White Box inside. There may be different combinations, so place them all in whatever order. You should get the Hotel Stairway Key. Head to the 2F stairs. On the 3F level, unlock the gate to 3F. Head to Room 312 at last. [XBOX players: If you have the BLUE GEM, use it right now if you have it. You'll end up with a new ending.] Inside, view the video tape and see a scene. Afterwards, exit the room. Afterwards... some things will have changed... ==================== EVIL LAKE VIEW HOTEL ==================== Now travel to the Reading Room on 2F. Listen to the headphones. [After playing more than once, the headphones have been determined to get you an ending. When I viewed it, I got both the In Water ending and Leave ending. It depends on your other actions.] Head to the elevator (the one NOT used by staff). Head to Room 202 to get warped outside Room 19. From there, run to the elevator. Ride it to B1F. Enter the Venus Tears Bar. In the back of the bar, grab 5 Health Drinks. Run to the kitchen. There are Shotgun and Rifle Shells. You'll need the Shotgun Shells, trust me! Head to the Employee Stairs. After the scene, exit. When you exit, you aren't in the previous room anymore- you're at the top of the employee stairs! Weird... Head to 1F. The Manager's Office has some Rifle Shells you may need. Head through the other door that's unlocked. Run down the hall, avoiding the monsters underneath. At the end are 9 total SAVE POINTs. SAVE! SAVE!! SAVE!!! Load the Shotgun, since you know have to fight a boss in the lobby. =========================== BOSS # 5: TWO PYRAMID HEADS =========================== DIFFICULTY: FAIRLY HARD This is where your skills as a Silent Hill 2 gamer are tested. This boss is like the one you faced in the Blue Creek Apartments- except there are TWO of them! Also, you MUST shoot them this time, instead of just dodge like in the Blue Creek Apartments and at the labyrinth and hospital. Load the Shotgun. It is faster than the Hunting Rifle, yet slightly weaker than the Hunting Rifle. Which should you choose? Like the battle with Eddie at the Labyrinth, quickness is more than power. If you are slow, the Pyramid Heads will slash you up into pieces. If the shots are powerful, you can squeeze by with one shot before running again. There are 2 different strategies here. One for the Shotgun and one for the Rifle, since different gamers can utilize bth weapons their own way. ================ SHOTGUN STRATEGY ================ Load the Shotgun. Get as far from either one as possible. Then start firing. Fire 2 shots and move around them as they approach. They are slightly slow, yet slightly fast. Shoot them in a 2 shot pattern. You might get hit in the process- use a Health Drink or Ampoule. The Ampoule will protect you from damage for 10 seconds- so this might be the time to equip the Rifle and fire off 5 powerful shots. 19-25 shots should kill them after they stab each other. Pyramid Head's gone now! YAY! Take THAT, punk! [That bastard who killed me twice!] ================ SHOTGUN STRATEGY ================ ************** RIFLE STRATEGY ************** So you like the Rifle better? OK, that's fine. Load your rifle and run to a corner, far from them. Fire one shot. If they are pretty far, shoot again and run. Run far from them, since they are medium distance in moving. Fire one shot or two shots, again. Run to the first corner you were in and repeat. 15-18 shots kill them at long last. =========================== BOSS # 5: TWO PYRAMID HEADS =========================== Run to where the Pyramid Heads are and search them for Scarlet and Rust-Colored Eggs. Head to the nearby doors. Insert the Scarlet Egg to the right door and the Rust Colored Egg on the left door. Head through one of the doors now- it doesn't matter which one. Cross the hallway- if you listen as in stop running... you get a certain ending. If you run through without stopping, you probably will get another ending, based on my experience. Head through the door at the end. At the other side, turn left and head up the long stairs. You must fight a boss. Arm... whatever you want to arm, because like the last boss, there are 2 strategies to use here. ======================= BOSS # 6: DEMON MONSTER ======================= DIFFICULTY: MEDIUM Compared to Eddie, she's a total wimp. Arm whatever you want. So what should you arm? For the challenge, use the Handgun. For the middle challenge, use the Shotgun. For the real challenge, use the Hunting Rifle. ============ HANDGUN TIPS ============ For the Handgun, you must learn to run, shoot, run and shoot. If you fought Pyramid Head with the Handgun at the Blue Creek Apartment Building, you might know how to do it. Shoot, run, shoot, run is the strategy. Since the gun is quick, 3 shots can be fired before you must run again. Take advantage of the smallness and quickness of this gun. If the boss can never hit you, just pelting it with one bullet before running again can guarantee you a victory. I won't suggest this strategy, but merely if you want the challenge. It's harder than you believe! ********** RIFLE TIPS ********** The Rifle is the strongest and slowest weapon- major sacrifice! Shoot one shot and run. If you're lucky, the bosses' flies won't hit you. Use the strategy from the Pyramid Head fight to beat this boss. ============ SHOTGUN TIPS ============ Use the strategy you used on pyramid Head and Eddie to kill the boss. One last shot once the boss is on the ground will kill this freak. *********************** BOSS # 6: DEMON MONSTER *********************** ======================================================================== 15. CONCLUSION ======================================================================== Well, this is my complete Silent Hill 2: Saigo no Uta (Japanese PS2) FAQ/Walkthrough. I hope you all enjoyed our guide and found it helpful, because I love being of some help! Thanks to you, again, for reading my guide. Good luck! THANKS TO: -Myself, for spending the time to grab this game despite the fact that I've owned the 2 previous versions, and didn't even like the game very much. I have _WAY_ too much free time. -Nathan Norris (Minesweeper) for writing a better walkthrough! Check out President Evil's Analysis for the 2 Silent Hill games at gameFAQS.com! Thanks to them all! CVXFREAK FireEmblemPride@hotmail.com CVXFREAK @ the GameFAQS.com Message Boards. ---------------------------------------------- Nathan Norris (Minesweeper) firstname.lastname@example.org Minesweeper @ the GameFAQS.com Message Boards.