This is a deal better suited to PS3 owners to be honest. On release, the game was full of glitches and bugs. Since then Konami have patched the PS3 version but said they're not going to bother with the 360 version. Way to reach out to the largest console market out there, Konami. The gameplay hasn't aged particularly well either way, but Silent Hill 2 remains a classic mainly thanks to an excellent story that still feels like a kick in the guts at the end.
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Just a quickie: Konami won't be patching the botched HD remakes of Silent Hill 2 & 3 on the Xbox 360. "Plans for an XBOX 360 title update have been cancelled due to technical issues and resources," reads the official line (translate it how you will), which basically means that you'll have to put up with some horrendous lip-synch, audio issues and frame rate concerns. Brendan chronicled the comedy of errors in our Silent Hill HD Collection review.
The PS3 version was patched last month.
The Silent Hill HD Collection should have been one of this year's most exciting releases, but it turned out to be a bit of a botch job. PS3 owners suffered the worst, with dodgy framerate, missing sound, horrendous lip synch and a grab bag of other issues to contend with.Click here to read more...
Developers: Konami (original devs) | Hijinx Studios (HD versions)
They always say you should never go back. And considering the gruesome nightmares of the body and mind that the Silent Hill tourist board have been selling for years, perhaps we should heed the old adage. Against our better judgment though, we’re going to go and poke its festering corpse with an HD stick.
There have been plenty of HD re-releases of late and the majority of them have been awesome. God of War, Metal Gear Solid and Sly Raccoon are still fantastic games to play. Silent Hill may prove to be a rotten horse flaying too far though.
PS2 gamers will barely need reminding that Silent Hill 2 was a pioneering powerhouse of survival horror. The lonesome soundtrack, the “what the f**k was that!” sound effects, the atmosphere and the story still stand up today. And holy shit that ending? Still one of the most emotional to come from the gaming medium, but I’m afraid the journey there hasn’t aged particularly well.Click here to read more...
Konami has confirmed that the Silent Hill HD Collection will release for Xbox 360 and PS3 on March 29th, including remastered versions of Silent Hill 2 and 3. A re-recorded soundtrack and voiceover featuring the original actors will accompany the improved visuals - along with extra Director's Cut content for Silent Hill 2.
We've got a creepy teaser trailer after the break.Click here to read more...
Well you can scrub that January 24th date out of your diaries as Konami have confirmed that Silent Hill HD Collectio won't be seeing the light of day now until March. A few online retailers had been spotted shifting the dates and Konami confirmed the change in a statement given to Joystiq yesterday that looked something like this:
"[the] Silent Hill HD Collectionrelease date has been changed. The game will now be released in March. We will be sending out definitive dates on all three Silent Hill games later this week."
We'll keep you posted.
It won't just be Playstation 3 owners able to (re)live the scares of Silent Hill 2 and 3 early next year, as Konami have today announced that Silent Hill: HD Collection will be coming to Microsoft's Xbox 360 console as well.
While it's hard not to be a little gutted at the omission of the seminal and original Silent Hill title, as well as the clunky (but still excellent Silent Hill 4), there are more than enough reasons to go and buy the HD Collection regardless, particularly seeing as the RRP is floating around about the £25 mark.
James Sunderland's tragic tale of love and loss is masterfully told in Silent Hill 2, and Heather's Silent Hill 3 venture into the creepiest town on earth stands alongside it as one of the most frightening experiences you're likely to have in gaming. And so Playstation owners are left with one (two?) less classic to call their own.
There was an exclusive here. It's gone now.