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.



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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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11 September 2001 (USA)  »

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Silent Hill 2: Restless Dreams  »

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Many of the corpses the player can discover throughout the game are the same character model as the protagonist James. All of them though are so dismembered/bloodly/dirty that they're hardly identifiable or oblique camera angles are used to prevent the player from getting a full view. See more »


When James ducks into the closet to hide from Pyramid Head, he leaves his flashlight on the entire time, shining light through the slits and illuminating himself for Pyramid Head. See more »


Angela: You see it too? For me, it's always like this.
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Followed by Silent Hill: Homecoming (2008) See more »

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7 June 2002 | by (Scotland) – See all my reviews

This comment is coming from a DieHard Resident Evil fan. silent hill 2 is without a doubt the greatest survival horror game ever made the story and the atmosphere in the game are second to none a truelly amazing game it draws you in right from the start and never and i mean never lets go untill the credits roll at the end. the first ending i got when i completed it was = in water ending and i was horrified at what happened in it it really shocked me.the story is about a man called james sunderland and he had recieved a letter from his wife what puzzled him was that his wife was dead 3 years passed so how could she have sent it?. so he decides to go back to the place where they first met `silent hill`.to see if she really is dead or not so he can lay his mind at rest.there is just some thing about the story to it it makes me feel really sad at parts (this is coming from a person who lives for the heavy music , some tough guy i am eh?)that shows you how good the story really is then doesn`t it.i will not spoil it for any one who has not played it but all i will say is the rebirth ending end`s the same way as the Itallian Job does.

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