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Silent Hill 2: Restless Dreams Endings FAQ

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SILENT HILL 2: RESTLESS DREAMS-ENDINGS FAQ (Spoiler-Free)
Written By: Evil-Chicken
Version 1.3

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1. Introduction

2. Possible Endings

3. Ending Walkthroughs

4. Conclusion/Credits/Updates/FAQ's

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	1. Introduction

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	First off, I just decided to write a guide to the endings because I
figure that it would be very useful to many people. In my own experience, when i
looked for information on endings, it was scattered and not completely clear, so
I thought that if I wrote an ending guide, people wouldn't have to take the time
and effort to figure search several different sources for the same information.
So, here it is, many people want to know ONLY how to get the endings, but have
to look through specific parts of walkthroughs and parts to find what they're
looking for. Not anymore, here is everything you know, in a simple/small
walkthrough that's easy to read and use. The reason I chose SH 2:RD is because
its the first horror-survival game that I've really loved and wanted to play
over and over. The RE series is to action based and not enough horror/story
based. If I wanted an action game, I'd buy GTA3. SH 2:RD is different because
you can choose how hard the puzzles/enemies are. I think this is a MAJOR plus to
the games replay value and enjoyment overall. And seeing is there is only 1 FAQ
for the x-box version, (some people don't think to check the PS2 section) I
thought it didn't cover enough info on the endings, and not clearly enough. So
I'm going to elaborate them more clearly.

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2.Possible Endings

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	There are several factors that can go into what ending you receive. This
makes it hard to get the exact ending you want sometimes. With the exception of
the re-birth ending because you just have to find all the items for it. But I
will go into all of that in a bit. All of the endings are great, and in my
opinion, it's worth it to re-play the game over and over (with difficulty
adjustments to the puzzle/monster each time) to get all of the endings that are
possible. I will now go over what endings are possible to receive.

	A. Maria Ending

	B. In-Water Ending

	C. Leave Ending

	D. Rebirth Ending

	E. Dog Ending

	F. UFO Ending (Exclusive to X-Box)

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3.Ending Walkthroughs

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	Now its time to start on the actual walkthroughs for the endings (yay!),
I WILL NOT give away any part of what happens in the ending. I will just tell
you how to get them. K, here goes.

	A. Maria Ending

		In general, stay with Maria a lot, don't run ahead too much,
walk whenever possible (when with Maria). When your at the hospital, visit Maria
every time you pass the room. And when running towards the final boss, and there
is talking and voices in the background, do not listen to them. Run as fast as
you can, and get to the final boss without listening to all of it. Finally,
listen to the headphones to the headphones in the hotel. The basic idea to get
this ending is that you make James feel "attached" emotionally to her. Another
non-crucial tip, but just to help is after leaving the cell that she is kept in
(in the Labyrinth) re-enter it. One final tip, try not to let Maria get hurt.
Protect her with your life.

	B. In-Water Ending
	
		To get this ending, basically act like you don't really care if
your character dies. Don't spend much time with Maria. Don't visit Maria in the
hospital. Read the diary written by the little girl that you find on the roof of
the hospital. And when you encounter Angela with the knife, and you agree to
hold it for her, go into your inventory and examine it once or twice during the
course of your travels. Also, stay in red health. If you are hurt and you don't
heal yourself at all, and you do everything else mentioned above, you should get
this ending.

	C. Leave Ending

		With this ending, you do not want to become "attached"
emotionally to Maria, but you don't want to do the same steps as the In-Water
ending. So, when Maria is with you, always be running, don't care if she is
caught up with you or not. Never visit her in the hospital, and don't talk to
her when she's laying on the bed. Just leave her as soon as you get the chance.
But the main difference between this and the In-Water ending is that instead of
staying nearly dead, do the opposite. Try to stay in perfect health or close to
that whenever you have to resources to do that (on easier combat modes this
isn't hard at all). And when at the hospital, DO NOT read the diary on the
ground, just walk around for a second, then try to go through the door that you
didn't come onto the roof with. And another thing is, don't examine Angela's
knife, just let it sit in your inventory, don't give it a second thought.

	D. Rebirth Ending

		First off, you can only get this ending after you have beaten
the game once. It does not matter which ending you got on your first time
through. This one you don't really have to act a certain way to get the ending.
Instead, you must find the 4 ritual items hidden throughout Silent Hill. If you
played the Sub-Quest, you know what one of the items is, because you are sent to
go get it. One tip before you start out on this. DO NOT get the dog key. This
will cause you to not get this ending. The items you are looking for are the
Book Of Lost memories (found in the newsstand outside of the Texxon Gas
Station.) The White Chrism (found in room 105 of the Blue Creek Apartments, on
the kitchen counter.) The Obsidian Chalice (In a display case at the Silent Hill
Historical Society.) And the Red Death (Dark Hotel, reading room). Then just
finish the game and the ending will be different.

	E. Dog Ending

		To get this ending, it takes beating the game 2-3 times. You
have 2 choices for pre-quisits to get this ending. Either you; Get the Maria,
In-Water, and Leave endings, or, you get the rebirth ending. So either way you
have to beat the game at least 2 times before you get this one. Anyways, first
you need to get the dog key. Get this after you've found Maria in the park, go
by the gas station, in between the gas station and the bowling alley, you will
find a chain link fence. There is a hole in this fence that you can go through.
On the other side of the fence, there is a doghouse. Look around by the doghouse
and you will find the dog key. Then after you listen to Mary's voice (after
watching the video tape). Go to the observation room (after leaving the room
with the video tape, just go right.) And use the dog key there. When you go into
that room, you will witness this ending.

	F. UFO Ending

		This ending may only be received on a replay game. The first
thing you need to do is in the bathroom that you start in. Grab the blue gem.
After you are locked in the room in the hospital by Laura, and you fight the odd
looking monsters that hang from the ceiling, you watch a rather odd cut scene
showing the camera lowering through a vent or something with Maria calling your
name. After you start playing again, you are in a garden looking place. Use the
blue gem here and you can see UFO's in the sky, yippee. Then when on the dock
where you get in the boat. Go to the brown looking part of the dock/pier and use
the stone again, make sure to do this BEFORE you get in the boat. ooh, ahh, more
UFO's. Then finally, at the Lake View Hotel, when you reach room 312, use the
stone yet again. But this time instead of just seeing a UFO, the game will end,
and you will witness this exclusive ending.

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4.Conclusion/Credits/Updates/FAQ's

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	Well that's my guide to the endings. You can now easily acquire them all
without having to read and scan and put together bits and pieces from other
walkthroughs, and you avoided the spoilers. You now know how to get the endings,
but you do not know what happens in them. This is the best way to achieve them
in my opinion. If I said something wrong or if your having problems, e-mail me
at kidwithnolife@hotmail.com

	Hmm, who would I like to thank, who would I like to thank. Well Konami
for sure, for making the game. For game FAQ's for inspiring me to write this and
possibly publishing it. Lets see, who else.....hmm, one day ill think of
someone, hopefully. Oh wait, got someone, Miss Allie and Dark Schneider for the
locations of the 3 ritual items. That was a big help. Also thanks to CJ for
telling me about listening to the headphones for the Maria ending. Also big
thanks to CVXFREAK/ORCA782 for the location of the 4th ritual item. And thanks
to eesposi1@nycap.rr.com for alerting me that I had forgot to put down the 4th
ritual item.

Updates:
	March 13th-
		     Wrote pretty much everything.
	March 14th-
		     Wrote everything else
	
April 10th- Fixed a couple grammatical errors and started looking for the
answers to a question someone e-mailed me.

April 14th- Fixed a few things wrong that I discovered because of people
e-mailing me.

FAQ's:
	
	I got an e-mail saying that the blue gem wasn't in the bathroom. Does
anyone have an idea of why? For the person that sent me the e-mail-Make sure you
loaded your previous save file to start a new one, hope that helps.

	For whoever asked me about the 4th ritual item, I now have it, look at
the endings.


	If anyone else has questions/comments on my FAQ, send it to
kidwithnolife@hotmail.com
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