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Silent Hill 2: The Novel

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"He received a letter from his beloved wife.
A woman who had died three years ago.
“I’ll be waiting for you in our ‘special place’”
Could Mary really be waiting in Silent Hill?
In this town that holds far too many memories.
There are many suspicious people there; including Maria, a mysterious woman who resembles his late wife.
A red demon restlessly looms in the shadows.
Can Jame
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Paperback, 303 pages
Published 2006 by コナミデジタルエンタテインメント (Konami Digital Entertainment)
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Biondy
Nov 12, 2014 Biondy rated it really liked it
Judul: Silent Hill 2: The Novel
Penulis: Sadamu Yamashita
Penerbit: Konami Digital Entertainment
Halaman: 303 halaman
Terbitan: 2006

"Silent Hill 2: The Novel" adalah novelisasi dari video game Silent Hill 2 yang dirilis pada September 2001. SH 2 bercerita tentang James Sunderland, seorang pria yang menerima surat dari Mary, istrinya yang telah meninggal 3 tahun lalu. Berpegang pada harapan bahwa istrinya masih hidup, James pergi ke Silent Hill, sebuah kota kecil yang pernah dia kunjungi bersama istr
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PsypherPunk
Oct 12, 2013 PsypherPunk rated it liked it
Silent Hill 2 is still considered by many to be a landmark game and a genuine contender for "best ever", mostly due to its compelling story. Given that this is essentially a retelling of said story there's little way in which it could actually be bad and thankfully, for the most part, it isn't. It's rather flat and repetitive in places, highlights a little too clearly some of the game's more bizarre moments of video-game-logic and at the end explicitly draws conclusions on the reader's behalf bu ...more
Ramza
Mar 27, 2015 Ramza rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Die-hard SH2 fans.


The Silent Hill franchise is often hailed as an epoch-making landmark in Horror gaming history, and for good reason. In a time where the Resident Evil series marked the golden age of Survival Horror, and uninspired, paint-by-number copycats of said games ran amok, Silent Hill was certainly the most unique new arrival if there ever was a word for it, taking the genre to unparalleled heights. The franchise really helped demonstrate to the sceptics of the time that video-games could indeed be consi
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Sah Angoluan
May 07, 2013 Sah Angoluan rated it really liked it
This novel is one of the most interesting novels that i have read so far, aside from the 'A Song of Ice and Fire' by George R.R. Martin. The story of Silent Hill 2 revolves around James Sunderland in the search of his wife Mary, actually Mary died 3 years back due to chronic disease, but James went to look for her because he received a letter written to him from Mary.

It is said,

In my restless dreams,
I see that town.

Silent Hill.

You promised me you’d take me
there again someday.
But because of me, y
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Jorge Soto
Mar 15, 2016 Jorge Soto rated it liked it
Bien, esto es una guía del juego Silent Hill 2 en forma del libro >.< creo que al autor debió de tomarse algunas libertades respecto a la trama y darle un poco de "sabor", en ocasiones resultó muy mecánico la manera en que se va desenvolviendo la historia, las batallas con los "monstros" (así aparece en el libro) son bastante simples; por otro lado la descripción de personajes y lugares es muy pobre, pero se cuenta a lo largo de la historia con ciertas imágenes, que son muy malas, parecen ...more
Mohamed
Mar 01, 2014 Mohamed rated it really liked it
The novelization of the best game I have ever played?! How could I possibly not read that? And what took me so long to do so???

Well, it was a quick, nostalgic read that I surprisingly enjoyed quite much, minus the poor Character Development (if any) that these kind of books usually offer as a main purpose, an added value to the original piece, be it a movie or a video game. Eventually, I ended up going through the game one more time, reading instead of playing. More or less.

Read this if you are
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Uninvited
Oct 31, 2016 Uninvited rated it liked it
I've been playing the Silent Hill games since the first one was released on PS1. Story-wise, I consider SH2 to be not only the best in the franchise, but one of the best among all games, and I've played it several times since it was released. Now I don't much care for reading books based on games (I prefer playing the games themselves, if they interest me), but SH2 was so good, I thought I'd make an exception. The only other time I've made this exception was when I read the book based on the inc ...more
Incy
Mar 16, 2015 Incy rated it it was ok
An excellent game poorly retold as a novel. Fans of the games can probably tolerate this weak writing for the sake of nostalgia and returning to Silent Hill, but others should steer clear of this glorified walkthrough. To say it feels rushed is an understatement. Within ten minutes of reading, we're introduced to Laura, to James and his background, have chatted to the Angela Orosco (the graveyard lady), been rushed into Silent Hill and already witnessed Jame's first slaying of a monster!

Little
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Felipe Guerrero
Oct 06, 2014 Felipe Guerrero rated it it was amazing
Excelente libro, muy, muy bueno.

La historia de Silent Hill es genial, ya sea que solo hayas jugado uno de los juegos o mas, simplemente los juegos son verdaderamente aterradores tanto por su atmósfera como por su historia. Los acertijos siempre son geniales y también lo son los monstruos que deambulan por ese lugar. Este libro plasma eso de manera bastante fiel aunque se echan de menos los acertijos ya que no son mencionados, ni uno solo, de hecho es como si el personaje principal del libro tuvi
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Gayle
The novelization falls short from the tremendous impact that the game delivers. Most of the scenes happened all too quickly, especially scenes where James battles the monsters of Silent Hill. I remember scenes with Angela and Eddie wrapping up within a few paragraphs, like the encounter happens, the characters are brushed off, and then James continues his search for Mary. I think it would have lived up to the game way, way more had it been more realistic and slowed down in terms of pacing. Havin ...more
Oscar Torrado
Mar 20, 2013 Oscar Torrado rated it it was amazing
Excelente novelización de un excelente juego. A diferencia de las novelizaciones de Resident Evil, Silent Hill 2 no se siente como una guía del juego sino como una historia que ahonda más en los detalles de los personajes y en situaciones que realmente no comprendíamos o simplemente se dejaron a la imaginación.

La historia de un hombre que baja al mismísmo infierno por amor y en busca de redención y perdón es única, triste y maravillosa. El final que escogieron para esta versión es el más acertad
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Joel
Jan 03, 2015 Joel rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: videogames, horror
Though it suffers from being a story intended to be told visually and interactively transformed into pretty dry prose, I enjoyed it and am glad that I tracked it down. More than anything else, it reads like a mildly embellished walk-through of the game, rather than a story in its own right, and adds very little to the game's inherently superior telling of the same story.

While I enjoyed it, it's a hard one to recommend as there are better places to find creepy, otherwordly stories that don't feel
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Shiki
Nov 15, 2014 Shiki rated it it was ok
Shelves: novel, horror
流石っていうか、思った通りというか...
取り敢えず、丁寧で読みやすかったんで、これはこれでOKかな?

オレ、元々Silent Hillのファンじゃないもんな。
でも、この「2」は色んな想いがいっぱい詰まったんだ。ゲームの攻略も作ったことあるし、だから読まずにいられないんだ。

エンディングは「あれ」を選ぶのも想定内だった。
あれは、ある意味日本人が好きそうな終末だから。
この「2」にはぴったりけど、やっぱオレはちょいと遠慮しときますわ。

米ゲームノベライズならやっぱりバイオハザードが一番かな?

んまあ、それはおいといて...悪くないよ、この本。

特にあのクソッタレわけわかんねえ胞子を読んだ後じゃあ!!
Troy Palmer
Dec 01, 2015 Troy Palmer rated it it was amazing
Being a fan of the video games, it was good fun to read about the place I've spent so much time playing in.
Danny Bustamante
Dec 24, 2012 Danny Bustamante rated it it was amazing
I love that book, his story describes the game & another secrets, let's see inside & and live the story. Recomended
Hee Junin
One of the best novel I read so far !
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Jul 21, 2014 Bryann Alexandros rated it it was amazing
Sad and fulfilling but in a demented way. Total plot twist at the end. :-)
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