I just finished playing this for the first time (HD Collection) and absolutely loved it. I can't think of many other games that have sucked me in as much as this did. I was up til the early hours beating it, I just couldn't put the controller down. Fantastic game.
Sorry Joe, but you were way off on this one. This was a fantastic game. While I agree that it wasn't as terrifying as the original, I thought this story was much improved over the original -- which was pretty disjointed. I enjoyed the more creepy horror, and Pyramid Head was badass. And the graphics for this game still look amazing 10 years later. I remember he got a lot of hate mail for this review way back then. : )
defianc4 - don't be dumb, Silent Hill 2 is an awesome game that certainly has held up well over time, and I agree that it deserved a higher score, but comparing it to Super Mario Galaxy (or I think you're actually meaning to compare it to Super Mario Galaxy 2, but then again I doubt you would know the difference) is unnecessary. They are two completely different games and nowhere near the same genre. Besides, no one cares what you think about that game, because this is a video review of SILENT HILL 2. Just enjoy the game and if you don't like a game, or don't think it is worth a "10" rating, then don't buy the game and don't play it. Gamespot is just a freaking website, not the end-all be-all gospel of gaming. Reviews are just the opinion of the reviewer, so get over it.
i got this pretty early in my gaming life and when i saw that first cutscene i was like WHOA THIS LOOKS EPIC and then i played it and then i said wow this game is fun but the graphics were a tease
Could someone please tell me exactly how this game is significantly worse than something as stupid as Mario Galaxy? Mario Galaxy is far worse, came out seven years later, and is still given a 10/10 while this game has a 7.7? Well, I guess if you listen to the reviewer and consider this game "Just a place with fog," I guess it does sound pretty boring.
I like this game and it's a fun and enjoyable but joe is reviewing this game so boringly if you know what I mean
I liked Joe Fielder, but he was way off the mark with this score. Silent hill 2 is widely regarded as the best in the series. His complaints about it were pretty weak. I thought the story was as fascinating as the first game, But with less of the hokiness of the first Silent Hill. Sorry, Joe, but you were wrong!
My ex gave me this game. I have yet to play it. But this dude is making it sound lame. I have never play a silent hill game except SH4,. I never finished it... got mad when my chick appeared all f'd up'. I protected her well and it made me mad when she was all scarred. Is this game better?I like RE and such. But I've already played them lol. Looking for creepy...will this do?
I used to own an original copy but someone stole it along with 3 :( now i have the restless dreams version and i have to say it was the best (re) investment i made
oh god, it's the same guy that reviewed the first Halo. (Funny he has the ability to make great games sound so boring)
Oh my...this is just the kind of reviewers that almost every gamer hates...I mean, where's your passion man?? You just can't talk about a game like this as if it was a history lesson. BORING. I haven't tried this one in particular but I have a huge respect for the series, and if people (like myself) still gets interested after almost 10 years...well that's gotta mean something.
this game just blow my mind, story is insane like great movie, and music is so good, in the end i thought im going to cry, definatly its best in a series not couse gameplay or scary stuff, but with story and atmosphere, sad what new sequels doesnt offer close to the classic one, maybe its just everything squeezed from silent hill, just sad :(
Not only is this the best game in the Silent Hill series but it's the best game I have ever played. Silent Hill 2 rekindled my interest in video games.
What's ironic is that many reviewers criticized this game while the vast majority of players agree that it's the best SH game out.
That review is Bull$*%@! The whole point of a sequel is that the players were so satisfied with the original that a new "chapter" is made. If people weren't satisfied with the original a sequel won't be made. A sequel is not meant to give you what was missing from the story in the original. If certain factors within the story weren't given to us, it means we weren't meant to know. The mystery and confusion is one of the scariest factors of this game. The mystery is what makes Silent Hill (the city, not the game) so interesting. The players finished SH1 confused and satisfied. If SH1 wrapped everything up, Silent Hill would no longer be an interesting place to explore. It's reviews like this that led SH3 to having such a bland, up-front story, and a soap opera dialogue. He claims that SH2 has a boring, unneccesary story. Anyone who has beaten SH2 can confirm that it has one of the most surprising and intrigueing stories ever to be seen in a video game. I'm starting to wonder if this "reviewer" even played the game.
HAHA He looks exactly like the main character... Even his hair is combed to the right like the main character hahaha... Weird.
"The reviewer looks just like the main character from the game. Coincidence? I really doubt it!" haha, that's the first thing i thought even before reading the comments below.
then dont play the pc version chilipepperman play it on a big tv with surround sound its much better
I just got back into this series. Nice and creepy. I managed to find the Greatest Hits version of SH2, and SH3 +soundtrack. Very cool, and they still look great! Best fog EVER!!
@wiserat4 joe fielder