Section 01. Overview

  • Estimated Trophy Difficulty: 9.0
  • Offline Trophies: 28 (10, 12, 5, 1)
  • Online Trophies: 0
  • Approximate time to /100%: 30+ Hours
  • Minimum Number of Playthroughs Needed: 6+
  • Number of Missable Trophies: 18 - Free to Go , Second Best , Goodbye , Fountain of Youth , Not So Lost Memories , Light Reading , We're Not Alone , Say Your Prayers , It All Makes Sense Now , Never to be Heard from Again , Keen Eye , Don't Keep Her Waiting , Hard to Hit , Unholy Grail , Man's Best Friend , Playing on the Edge , Warp Speed , Who Needs a Gun?
  • Glitched Trophies: None
  • Does difficulty affect trophies: Yes
  • Do cheat codes disable trophies: No


Section 02. Introduction

Silent Hill 2 HD is an HD upping of a game that originally came out on the PS2 over ten years ago and is one of two games part of the HD Collection. There was a later version released with additional content; this HD version includes the added content. The most important thing is this platinum is hard to obtain. The hardest and final trophy will have you performing almost every lesser trophy in a single playthrough. You will have to learn the game and excel in playing it if you want to walk away with all the trophies, so be ready for trouble.

Section 2.1 - What to know
There are a few things you should know if you are dedicated to earning this platinum. These are not game breaking bugs or glitches, but bits of advice that can make your journey somewhat easier as you work towards the platinum.

Pausing the game
Pressing will pause the game and the timer so if you forget where to go, you can pause and look at a walkthrough. Pausing will freeze the in game timer and help you make the 3 hour time limit.

Bullet Adjustment
After beating the game once, go to the Options screen and press to enter the secret options menu. Choosing a higher number under Bullet Adjustment will give you more bullets when you pick them up.

Important Links
Detailed walkthrough can be found HERE
Detailed explanation for riddles can be found HERE
Maps for South Vale: East / South Vale: West
Maps for South Vale: East (Alt) / South Vale: West (Alt)
Maps for Brookhaven Hospital / Brookhaven Hospital (Alt)
Maps for Lakeview Hotel / Lakeview Hotel (Alt)
Maps for Blue Creek Apartments / Woodside Apartments
Maps for Toluca Prison / The Labyrinth
Maps for Historical Society/Sewers
Thread dedicated to 10 Big Stars found HERE

Section 03. Walkthrough

If you're still dedicated for this platinum then steel your nerves and let's get this going. You'll be playing through the game a few times and you should use this time to get a feel for everything, understanding the puzzles and where to go next; remember if you forget something you can always pause the game and check what to do. One last thing, after you clear the game and see your ending results you can save your game; I suggest you do not overwrite a previous clear data.

Before we begin, understand that this game does not have a master file that tracks everything you've achieved. Because of this, earning the 4/4(+2) ending score or access to the Blue Gem requires vigilance on your part. To continue receiving credit for your endings, you'll need to load your results screen before you go to start a new game. Failure to do this will result in your playing through the game and not adding the ending to the total count.

Section 3.1 - First Playthrough

This will be your first time through the game, whether you're new or have played this before; use this playthrough to get used to everything. I'd recommend having the Action level on Normal and Riddle on Easy. By the end of this playthrough you'll have a handful of trophies but will still need many more. This is your initiation playthrough, you'll need to practice more to get the platinum so enjoy this one while you can.

Trophies Earned
Free to Go or Second Best or Goodbye
Childhood Trauma
I Don't Need You Anymore
Where's That Letter
Keep Your Distance or Melee Master
Keen Eye
Say Goodbye

Section 3.2 - Born From a Wish

Go ahead and start Maria's scenario. Her journey isn't too long or have many puzzles. Once you're done with the scenario be sure to save your data after the credits.

Trophies Earned
Restless Dreams

Section 3.3 - Second Playthrough

This is your second playthrough; to get practice in you should have the Action level set to Hard while Riddle is set to Normal. You should work on getting one of the other 2 regular endings here. You can also start collecting some of the special items. Be sure to save your clear data.

Trophies Earned
Free to Go or Second Best or Goodbye
Keep Your Distance or Melee Master

Section 3.4 - Third Playthrough

This is your third playthrough and you should focus on getting the last of the three basic endings. Set your Riddle level to Hard and play through the game again, be sure to save your clear data.

Trophies Earned
Free to Go or Second Best or Goodbye

Section 3.5 - Fourth Playthrough

This will be your first of three playthroughs for the special endings. I recommend going for the Rebirth ending. Have your Riddle level set to Hard again. You'll need to acquire 4 items throughout the game and all 4 of them can be missed. When you clear the game again, be sure to save your data.

Trophies Earned
Fountain of Youth
Not So Lost Memories
Light Reading
Unholy Grail
Say Your Prayers
I.Q. Test

Section 3.6 - Fifth Playthrough

You're almost there, play through the game again but this time you should go for the UFO ending. This requires claiming the Blue Gem from the start of the game and using it in 3 specific locations. Be sure to save your data.

Trophies Earned
We're Not Alone
Never to be Heard from Again

Section 3.5 - 10 Star Playthrough

This is what it all comes down to, all your practice and everything you learned will be put to the test here. You may have earned many of these trophies before this but you will need to perform these and many other functions in this playthrough to earn the 10 Big Stars. You will also be going for the Dog ending this playthrough. If you make it to the end and have performed all required actions for the 10 Big Stars, congratulations on reaching the end of the line.

Trophies Earned
Overkill
Hard to Hit
Don't Keep Her Waiting
It All Makes Sense Now
Warp Speed
Playing on the Edge
Man's Best Friend

Section 3.6 - Last Things Last
You're not quite done, but this will be the most rewarding part. Start the game one more time. Now make your way to the camper on Saul street. Once inside pick up the Green Hyper Spray... Congratulations!

Who Needs a Gun?
She Would Be Proud

[PST Would Like to Thank Kheapathic for this Roadmap]

Silent Hill 2 HD Trophy Guide

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28 trophies ( 12  10  )

  • Unlock all Trophies in SH2.

    It's the platinum and as it says, unlock all the trophies to earn this one.

  • Unlock the "Leave" ending.

    (Missable) This is one of six possible endings and one of three of the regular endings in the game. To earn this trophy you will need to finish the game while playing in a specific fashion.

    Listen to the hallway conversation at the end of the game.
    Occasionally look at Mary's letter and picture.
    Heal as soon as you get hurt.

    Do not stay close to Maria.
    Do not try to check on Maria.

  • Unlock the "Maria" ending.

    (Missable) This is one of six possible endings and one of three of the regular endings in the game. To earn this trophy you will need to finish the game while playing in a specific fashion.

    Try to return to Maria's body in the Labyrinth.
    Stay close and protect Maria from harm.
    Revisit Maria in the hospital room.

    Do not go back to Nathan Ave. after the bowling alley.
    Do not look at Mary's letter or picture.

  • Unlock the "In Water" ending.

    (Missable) This is one of six possible endings and one of three of the regular endings in the game. To earn this trophy you will need to finish the game while playing in a specific fashion.

    Read the message to James in Neely's Bar
    Examine Angela's Knife
    Read the diary on the hospital roof
    Listen to the headphones in the Reading Room in the Hotel
    Listen to the entire hallway conversation.

    Don't heal right away and stay at low health

  • Unlock the "Rebirth" ending.

    (Missable) This is one of six possible endings and one of three of the special endings in the game. To earn this trophy you will need to collect 4 specific items in the game before defeating the final boss on a playthrough after beating the game at least once.

    These items can only be found if you have cleared the game at least once.

    White Chrism - In Blue Creek Apartments Room 105, search the kitchen area.

    Book of Lost Memories - In South Vale West Texxon Gas Station, search the newspaper stands.

    Unholy Grail - In Historical Society, search the broken display case in the room with the very long stairway.

    Book of Crimson Ceremony - In Alternate Lakeview Hotel 2nd Floor Reading Room, check one of the bookshelves.

    If you collect all 4 items, this ending will override any of the three regular endings.

  • Unlock the "Dog" ending.

    (Missable) This is one of six possible endings and one of three of the special endings in the game. To earn this trophy you will need to collect the Dog Key during the main game and use it to unlock the Observation Room on the third floor in the Alternate Lakeview Hotel.

    To get the Dog Key you must first earn the three regular endings; Leave, In Water, and Maria; or you can earn the Rebirth ending. Now start a new game and when you head to Rosewater Park, search the east side of the park for a doghouse and search it to find the key.

  • Unlock the "UFO" ending.

    (Missable) This is one of six possible endings and one of three of the special endings in the game. To earn this trophy you will need to collect the Blue Gem and use it in three specific locations through the game.

    To get the Blue Gem you must clear the game at least once and clear Maria's scenario. It is found in the bathroom James begins the game in.

    The first location is the Garden in Brookhaven Hospital; this is the area you wake up in after defeating the Flesh Lips.

    The second area is on the docks, in front of the rowboat after defeating Eddy.

    The third and final location is in Room 312 in Lakeview Hotel before you watch the video.

     


    Once you use the blue gem the final time, a scene will start and you will be at the end of the game.

  • Complete SH2 in 3 hours or less.

    (Missable) This is not as hard as it sounds since you're able to pause the game and the in game timer by pressing . The best advice is run don't walk and skip every cutscene no matter how short. With that in mind, make it from the start of the game to your results screen (you can also skip the credits) within 3 hours for this trophy. This is one of the requirements to earn Who Needs a Gun?.

  • Acquire the Chainsaw.

    This trophy requires you to clear the game at least once. Once you start a new game, start running towards the town. Pass through the graveyard and when you near the town you should hear the chainsaw. To your right will be a pile of logs and the chainsaw will be stuck in them. Approach the chainsaw and press to acquire the chainsaw and this trophy. This is one of the requirements to earn Who Needs a Gun?.

  • Acquire the Green Hyper Spray.

    (Missable) This is by far the most challenging trophy in the game and earning it will require you to perform most of the other trophies actions within a single playthrough. The Hyper Spray is found in the camper on Saul Street and actually changes color based on your most recent game clear results. To have it turn Green you will need to clear the game with a 10 Big Star result. The Hyper Spray is also one of the items you will need to collect to earn the proper rating. Once you've done that, save your data, start a new game and acquire the Hyper Spray from the Camper on Saul Street in South Vale: East.

    To earn a 10 Big Star rating you will have to perform multiple actions in the game, many of which aren't so bad by themselves but can be difficult while attempting everything else. To get the rating you will need to;

     

    1. Beat the game on Action Level Hard.
    2. Beat the game on Riddle Level Hard.
    3. Have cleared the game with every ending. You can be on your final ending while attempting this. Your ending result should read 4/4(+2)
    4. Beat the game while saving no more than 2 times. (Playing on the Edge)
    5. Beat the game in under 3 hours. (Warp Speed)
    6. Beat the game while collecting 150 items and all 8 special items.The Special Items are;
      • Blue Gem (We Are Not Alone)
        Chainsaw (Overkill)
        Hyper Spray
        White Chrism (Fountain of Youth)
        Dog Key (Man's Best Friend)
        Book of Lost Memories (Not so Lost Memories)
        Obsidian Goblet (Unholy Grail)
        Book of Crimson Ceremony (Light Reading)
    7. Beat the game and defeat 75 enemies by shooting. (Keep Your Distance)
    8. Beat the game and defeat 75 enemies by fighting. (Melee Master)
    9. Beat the game while clearing the Boat Stage in under 80 seconds. (Don't Keep Her Waiting)
    10. Beat the game while taking less than 500 damage points. (Hard to Hit)
    11. Do not use either special weapon; Chainsaw or Hyper Spray.

     


    Every graded statistic should be displayed in yellow to show you've earned maximum points in that area. Below is what your result screen should look like.

     


    Credit to conkervertex for this image.


    Unless you missed out on one of the particular trophies earlier, there is no way to keep track of your statistics as you play through the game. You will have to use your own way to keep track of your kills, your time for crossing the lake and how much damage you've taken. This is no small order but if you can pull this off, you will have definitely earned the platinum.

    There are two threads on the site dedicated to assisting people earn the 10 Big Star Rank.
    conkervertx's thread
    duck360's thread

     


    Unless you missed out on one of the particular trophies earlier, there is no way to keep track of your statistics as you play through the game. You will have to use your own way to keep track of your kills, your time for crossing the lake and how much damage you've taken. This is no small order but if you can pull this off, you will have definitely earned the platinum.

    There are two threads on the site dedicated to assisting people earn the 10 Big Star Rank.
    conkervertx's thread
    duck360's thread

  • Complete SH2 with 2 saves or less.

    (Missable) This trophy is misworded a bit. It's not that you can't save, you simply cannot interact with the red squares more than twice. Even if you don't save your game, the game records you interacting with the save point, so be careful when searching for items that may be near a save point. If you are not good about not taking damage this could be difficult. This is one of the requirements to earn Who Needs a Gun?.

    When attempting to play for 10 Big Stars there are two highly recommended places to save. In the Alternate Hospital, before you go down to the basement and get chased by Pyramid Head; people save here because on Hard difficulty, Maria gets killed very easily and this can end your game.


    The other best place is in The Labyrinth before the Eddy fight. It's good to save here as Eddy is the most dangerous enemy in the game and can easily push you over the 500 point damage cap. This is also right before the rowboat and so you can also re-attempt the boat if you cannot cross the lake fast enough.

  • Defeat at least 75 enemies by shooting in SH2.

    This trophy requires you to kill at least 75 enemies by shooting, this does include bosses. You only get three shooting weapons in the entire game and must deliver the fatal blow by shooting. If you knock an enemy down but finish them off by kicking you will not receive credit for a shooting kill. You acquire the Pistol as part of the story, the Shotgun in Brookhaven Hospital, and the Hunting Rifle in Toluca Prison. This is one of the requirements to earn Who Needs a Gun?.

  • Defeat at least 75 enemies by fighting in SH2.

    This trophy requires you to kill at least 75 enemies with melee weapons, this does include bosses. You get three standard melee weapons in the game and must deliver the fatal blow by attacking or kicking them while they're down. You acquire the Wooden Plank as part of the story, the Steel Pipe at the Texxon Gas Station, and the Giant Knife in The Labyrinth. This is one of the requirements to earn Who Needs a Gun?.

  • Find at least 150 items + extra items in SH2.

    (Missable) This trophy is misworded a little. You do need to find 150 items, but do not need to collect any of the extra items to earn this trophy. Please go over the walkthrough and maps linked in the Roadmap for the numerous places to find items. However, earning 150 items + all 8 extra items is one of the requirements to earn Who Needs a Gun?.

  • Complete Boat Stage in less than 1 min 20 seconds.

    (Missable) This trophy is one of the most frustrating trophies in the game. After defeating Eddy you'll be on a dock with a rowboat. To earn this trophy you need to reach the dock at the Lakeview Hotel within 80 seconds. To reach the Hotel you'll need to follow a bright light through the fog and row towards it. The light starts out to your right and once you line the boat up just row forward and don't stop until you're on the other side.

    The controls for the boat are more complex on Hard than they are on Easy/Normal. On Easy/Normal you just need to press the in the direction you want to row; turns left, turns right, and rows forward. On Hard the left oar is manipulated by rotating the counter-clockwise and the right oar is manipulated by rotating the clockwise. This is one of the requirements to earn Who Needs a Gun?.

    When going for this trophy you can hold to have James row faster. This can be frustrating with only 2 hands. Go into the Special Options screen and turn Invert Movement on; this will have James run and row faster without holding .

  • Receive less than 500 points of damage in one game, in SH2.

    (Missable) This trophy can be one of the most frustrating trophies in the game. You need to make it from the beginning of the game, all the way through to any ending while taking less than 500 points of damage. 100 points of life is equal to the damage it would take to kill James if he was at perfect health. The damage you take when Pyramid Head knocks you off the Hospital Roof does not count for this. You can estimate how much damage you've taken by going into your inventory and looking at the screen in the upper left. This is one of the requirements to earn Who Needs a Gun?.

    Green Tint = Fine.

    No tint = Not bad.

    Red Tint = Near Death.

  • Defeat Abstract Daddy.

    This is a storyline related trophy and cannot be missed. When you're in The Labyrinth you'll pass a door and hear Angela screaming. You'll automatically enter this room and engage her daddy. Defeat the enemy to save Angela and earn this trophy.

  • Defeat Pyramid Head.

    This is a storyline related trophy and cannot be missed. When you're in the alternate Lakeview Hotel you'll eventually reach a room with two Pyramid Head enemies, they'll kill Maria again before attacking you. Defeat both of them to earn this trophy.

    This fight will not happen if you earn the Dog or UFO ending.

  • Defeat Flesh Lips.

    This is a storyline related trophy and cannot be missed. When you're in Brookhaven Hospital you will eventually find Laura and she will lure you into a room before locking you in. Defeat the 3 enemies who appear to earn this trophy.

  • Defeat Mary.

    This is a storyline related trophy and cannot be missed. After the two Pyramid Head fight you'll go through a few rooms before reaching the final room. The scene is a little different depending on how you've been playing but you will end up fighting Mary. Defeat her to clear the game and earn this trophy.

    This fight will not happen if you earn the Dog or UFO ending.

  • Unlock the "Born from a Wish" ending.

    This trophy is really simple to earn. When selecting New Game from the main menu you can select the main game or Maria's scenario. Choose the latter and clear the scenario to earn this trophy. Be sure to save your clear data so you'll be able to access the Blue Gem.

  • Complete SH2 on Extra Riddle difficulty.

    When you go to start a new game you may notice there is no Extra difficulty for riddles. To unlock the Extra difficulty you'll need to beat the game 3 times, each time on a different riddle difficulty. Once that is done you need to start a new game and put the riddle difficulty on Hard. Even though it doesn't say it on the menu you will be in Extra difficulty, now beat the game again to earn this trophy. You can confirm it by looking at your save file, which displays the difficulty for Action and Riddles. If you are having a hard time solving a particular riddle, please check the links section in the Roadmap.

  • Acquire the White Chrism.

    (Missable) This item is the first of four that is required to earn the Rebirth ending. After clearing the game at least once, search the kitchen area of Room 105 of the Blue Creek Apartments. This is the room with the coin box puzzle. This is one of the requirements to earn Who Needs a Gun?.

  • Acquire the book of Lost Memories.

    (Missable) This item is the second of four that is required to earn the Rebirth ending. After clearing the game at least once, search the newspaper stands at the Texxon Gas Station on the East side of South Vale. This is one of the requirements to earn Who Needs a Gun?.

  • Acquire the Obsidian Goblet.

    (Missable) This item is the third of four that is required to earn the Rebirth ending. After clearing the game at least once, search the broken display case in the Historical Society room that has the very long staircase. This is one of the requirements to earn Who Needs a Gun?.

  • Acquire the book of Crimson Ceremony.

    (Missable) This item is the last of four that is required to earn the Rebirth ending. After clearing the game at least once, search one of the bookshelves in the Reading Room on the second floor of the Alternate Lakeview Hotel. This is one of the requirements to earn Who Needs a Gun?.

  • Acquire the Dog Key.

    (Missable) To first be able to acquire the Dog Key you will need to clear the game with all 3 regular endings; Leave, In Water, Maria; or clear the game with the Rebirth ending. Once that is done, start a new game and when you make it to Rosewater Park you can find the Dog Key in a doghouse on the east side of the park. This is one of the requirements to earn Who Needs a Gun?.

  • Acquire the Blue Gem.

    (Missable) This item is required to earn the UFO ending and can be found in the bathroom James is in at the start of the game. The item only appears if you've cleared the game at least once and have also cleared Maria's scenario. This is one of the requirements to earn Who Needs a Gun?.

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