Following the success of the soundtrack from the first Silent Hill, Akira Yamaoka returns with an even better effort. Silent Hill 2 is considered by many as having the best soundtrack in the series. The soundtracks starts with "Theme of Laura", one of the single best tunes in the series and the main theme from Silent Hill 2, which is played in its majority with a guitar and some reminiscences of "Silent Hill" from the first game. Among the best tracks on the disc are "Ordinary Vanity", "Promise (Reprise)", "Heaven's Night", the hard "Angel's Thanatos", the melancholic "Magdalene" and "True", and "Laura Plays the Piano".
There is only one version of the soundtrack, available with different packages in Japan and Europe.
With fewer tracks than the first Silent Hill soundtrack, this time the soundtrack is better arranged and more enjoyable to listen. Silent Hill 2 Original Soundtrack is a must have for any Silent Hill fan.
01 - Theme of Laura (03:24) - PC credits
02 - White Noiz (01:23) - WC scene in the beginning of the game
03 - Forest (01:43) - meeting with Angela at the cemetery
04 - A World Of Madness (01:47) - background music
05 - Ordinary Vanity (01:39) - meeting with Eddie in the apartments
06 - Promise (Reprise) (01:44) - meeting with Angela in the apartments
07 - Ashes And Ghost (03:08) - alternative hospital
08 - Null Moon (02:50) - meeting with Maria at the pier in the Rosewater Park
09 - Heaven's Night (02:04) - "Heaven's Night" bar
10 - Alone In The Town (02:19) - meeting with Eddie in the "Pete's Bowl'O'Rama"
11 - The Darkness That Lurks In Our Mind (01:15) - alternative hospital
12 - Angel's Thanatos (03:17) - credits after getting "In Water" ending
13 - The Day Of Night (01:37) - meeting with Laura in the hospital
14 - Block Mind (01:12) - fighting with Flesh Lips in the hospital
15 - Magdalene (01:52) - in the elevator after Maria's death in the hospital
16 - Fermata In Mistic Air (02:16) - James Finds dead Maria in the labyrinth
17 - Prisonic Fairytale (01:54) - James reading Mary's letter at the observation deck
18 - Love Psalm (04:26) - credits after "Born from a Wish" scenario
19 - Silent Heaven (02:13) - room 202 in "Wood Side" apartments
20 - Noone Love You (01:32) - alternative hotel
21 - The Reverse Will (03:33) - credits after getting "Rebirth" ending
22 - Laura Plays The Piano (01:55) - meeting with Laura in the hotel's restaurant
23 - Terror In The Depths Of The Fog (04:31) - the end of "Born from a Wish" scenario before credits
24 - True (03:06) - meeting with Laura after watching the videotape in the hotel's room 312
25 - Betrayal (02:30) - fighting with two Pyramid Heads
26 - Black Fairy (01:12) - alternative hotel
27 - Theme Of Laura (Reprise) (01:51) - meeting with Angela at the burning staircase in the hotel
28 - Overdose Delusion (04:31) - credits after getting "Leave" ending
29 - Pianissimo Epilogue (01:37) - game result screen after game's walkthrough
30 - Promise (04:39) - credits after getting "Maria" ending