01. Old Silent Hill
02. Midwich Elementary School
03. Nightmare School
04. Old Silent Hill Part 2
05. Central Silent Hill
06. Alchemilla Hospital
07. Nightmare Hospital
08. Central Silent Hill Part 2
09. Nightmare Central Silent Hill
10. Sewers (Connecting to Resort Area)
11. Silent Hill Resort Area
12. Nightmare Silent Hill Resort Area
13. Sewers (Connecting to Amusement Park)
14. Lakeside Amusement Park
Recommendations Before You Start
My most important recommendation is to change Walk/Run Control to Reverse. Normally you must hold Square while moving to run, but changing this makes running the default movement, saving you from holding Square for 90% of the game. If you wish to walk here and there after changing it, just hold Square.
As for setting the mood, I can't recommend enough that you allow this game to scare you as intended. To do so, play with the lights off at nighttime and crank the volume up. A good sound system or headphones will really immerse you in the terrifying world of Silent Hill. Maybe keep an extra pair of undies on standby.
Note: This walkthrough was written while playing on Normal difficulty. Therefore enemy locations and numbers may vary on other difficulties, but even some areas may sometimes have a different number of enemies on the same difficulty.
Otherwise, item locations will be the same. All riddles and puzzles will be thoroughly explained for all difficulties, as well as tips for each boss fight.
"It's strange... It's quiet. Too quiet. This place is like a ghost town."
Run ahead for Harry to hear and follow footsteps around the corner. With Cheryl in sight, follow her across the road and into the alley. As you chase her down, you'll hear her pass through a gate. Do the same at the left end.
Hope that terrifying sight isn't related to Cheryl and follow the twisting alley through some brilliant camera angles. Pass through the gate and Harry will pull out a lighter as it suddenly gets dark. Enjoy the terrifying sights as you hesitantly proceed to the end of the path.
Eventually you'll be greeted by a surprise and things will escalate rather intensely. Try to keep your pants dry as there's only one way this is going to end, since the path is suddenly blocked if you try heading back.
Note on Arrival: In a Next Fear playthrough, the game will skip this segment and begin in the cafe.
|01. Old Silent Hill