After receiving a letter from his late wife, from Silent Hill, James Sunderland makes his way to the town in an attempt to find her. Getting there, he will have to deal with his dark past, in a personification of true horror.



(scenario writer), (original concept)




Cast overview:
Guy Cihi ...
Monica Horgan ...
Angela Orosco (voice)
David Schaufele ...
Jakey Breckenridge ...
Laura (voice)
Dominic Allen ...
Game Show Host (voice)
Dennis Falt ...
Doctor (voice)
Ward E. Sexton ...
Ernest Baldwin - Restless Dreams version (voice)
Florence Minowa ...
Amy Baldwin - Restless Dreams version (voice)


After receiving a mysterious letter from his late wife, James Sunderland takes a terrifying trip to the small, lakeside town of Silent Hill. Now the question is not what brought him there, the question is will he get out alive? Written by J Hoffman

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Some fear death... others pray for it. See more »


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11 September 2001 (USA)  »

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Silent Hill 2: Restless Dreams  »

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Received an HD "remaster" on March 20th, 2012 for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 as part of the Silent Hill HD collection. This version was highly criticized for its poor handling with bugs and glitches not in previous versions along with new voice overs, graphical changes, and creative changes. There is an option to use the original voice overs, but even when this option is selected some of the new voices are still used. See more »


Every time James is shown walking up or down stairs, his legs move the same way they would if he were walking on flat grounds. See more »


Angela: You see it too? For me, it's always like this.
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Followed by Silent Hill: Shattered Memories (2009) See more »

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Creepiest video game I've ever played
15 December 2001 | by See all my reviews

Wow. If there's one video game out there deserving of the "M - Mature" rating, this is it. This game is creepy, disturbing, insane. The designers of this game really accomplished what they set out to do - scare you!! You have been warned.

This game was way better than the first "Silent Hill". The graphics are sharper, the atmosphere is creepier, and the puzzles are better. I have only one complaint, I wish the game would have been longer. But you can play it over again, and try to get all of the 5 possible endings - if you've got the guts! But whatever you do, don't play this with the lights off!

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