ACCUEIL CRITIQUE

Score Metacritic : 89%
Score Game Rankings : 85.82%

Presse française

JeuxVideo.com
18/20
"Un titre incontournable que l'on soit fan de Survival Horror ou pas. Silent Hill 2 est très probablement l'une des révélations majeures de cette fin d'année sur PS2 grâce à une réalisation millimétrée et une ambiance qui ne permettra de trouver le repos qu'une fois parvenu à la fin."



Gamekult
8/10
"Magnifique et plutôt jouable, Silent Hill 2 nous entraîne dans l'aventure la plus malsaine et angoissante jamais vue sur console. Le scénario et les personnages sont brillants, la difficulté bien dosée. Un jeu véritablement générateur d'émotions fortes et d'adrénaline, avec lequel il est difficile de lâcher le pad. Mais, comme une jolie fille, il est à apprécier sans empressement, en tête à tête, et dans l'atmosphère sombre et silencieuse d'une pièce discrète."



JeuxVideoRama
90%
"Silent Hill 2 appartient très exactement à l’école japonaise de la peur (tendance Cure, Kaïro, Ring), bien plus que Resident Evil qui recyclait avec brio les ficelles hollywoodiennes posées par des maîtres tels que Carpenter, Romero ou Craven."



PC Jeux
80%
"Un jeu suffisamment prenant pour vous tenir en halaine, malgré son rythme lent."



Actu-Play
16/20
"Silent Hill 2 s'impose comme la nouvelle référence du survival horror toutes consoles confondues."

Presse internationale

IGN
9/10
"Konami's effort is a damn scary game, entirely worth every last cent. It's frightening, deep, clever, and tries to improve the genre, if just a little, and in the end, that's all I really want in a survival horror game."



Eurogamer
9/10
"Resident Evil has become tired and overdone, and Capcom haven't really scared anybody with it in a year or so. Silent Hill 2 is a much better game than any in the RE series, and it solves a number of problems that have dogged the survival-horror genre forever."



Into Liquid Sky
A
"Overall, with its flaws, Silent Hill 2 is one gaming experience no one will be quick to forget. It uses a combination of sight, sound, imagery and imagination to create the scariest game on any home console. Turn off the lights, grab your controller and enjoy the horror of Silent Hill 2."



Gamespot
7,7/10
"Silent Hill 2 is a much prettier, somewhat smarter but less-compelling game than the original. Those who had hopes that the sequel would improve upon every aspect of Silent Hill will be disappointed, because it doesn't. But high expectations aside, you're still left with a sturdy game."



GameRevolution
A-
"Resident Evil might have more whiz-bang, hotshot, S.T.A.R.S. commando action, but for sheer terrifyingness (scareification? horrorocity?), I'll take Silent Hill 2 any day. Turn out the lights, turn off that damn radio and you'll see what I mean."



AllGame
3,5/5
"Silent Hill 2 feels a bit rushed, and although it might not live up to the dizzying horror of the first game, it packs enough of its own punch to make it a worthy sequel. Fans of that first game or anyone who's looking for a good scare on the PS2 should give it a try."



GameSpy
4/5
"If you're a fan of the kind of delicious chills you get when watching a great horror movie, you owe it to yourself to play Silent Hill 2."



Gaming Target
9,4/10
"If I wasn't recommending the sequel as one of the scariest games of the year, I'd be suggesting that Silent Hill 2 rather would fit into the category of the scariest game ever."



Game Over
90%
"When all is said and done, Silent Hill 2 is beautifully crafted. The story-driven gameplay is compelling and the atmosphere is a visual and aural masterpiece. If you enjoyed the original Silent Hill, or you’re a fan of survival-horror games in general, Silent Hill 2 is not to be missed."