=============================================================================== Silent Hill Ørigins Platform: Playstation Portable, Playstation 2 Developer: Konami, Climax (2007) Genre: Survival/Psychological Horror Rating: M (Blood and Gore, Language, Suggestive Themes, Violence) Author: Georgi Samaras E-mail: SophiaLee04@yahoo.com Version: 1.44 Last Updated: June 27, 2008 =============================================================================== Contents Introduction ...................................................... [int] Controls .......................................................... [con] Surviving in Silent Hill .......................................... [sur] Monsters .......................................................... [mon] Walkthrough The Fire ....................................................... [fir] Alchemilla Hospital ............................................ [alh] Cedar Grove Sanitarium ......................................... [cgs] Artaud Theatre ................................................. [ath] Riverside Motel ................................................ [rsm] Nowhere ........................................................ [now] Extras Endings ........................................................ [end] Accolades ...................................................... [acc] Extra Options .................................................. [exo] Sprinter Run ...................................................... [spr] Trivia ............................................................ [tri] Miscellaneous ..................................................... [mis] =============================================================================== Introduction [int] Silent Hill Ørigins is the series' first foray into the world of handheld gaming, but it still upholds the tradition of giving gamers a terrifying experience. Definitely heed the title screen's advice of playing in the dark with your headphones plugged in! This game is a prequel to the original Silent Hill, so it should be a good place for beginning fans of the series to start while giving veterans a taste of something new. The story follows Travis Grady, a trucker taking a shortcut through Silent Hill to Brahms that, through a series of bizarre incidents and intense psychology lessons, finds the supposed source of the evil that has come to engulf the town of Silent Hill. This guide was written as I went through my second playthrough, and I'm one of those Silent Hill-ers that checks every single door and room every single time. In other words, this walkthrough outlines the exploration process, which you should get into the habit of since that's at the core of every Silent Hill game. I've tried not to spoil anything, but please be aware that certain boss monster names may ruin a bit of the fun if you read ahead. Also, I am a huge fan of Silent Hill analysis, but I realize that a walkthrough is no place for theory, so I've tried to cut back. If something slips through, I apologize. However, I've compiled a pretty fair-sized trivia section (with help from many contributors) to help you get the most out of a replay game and to maybe give your analytical thinking a nudge. This game has since been ported to the PS2, which is great since it gives Silent Hill fans without a PSP a chance to play it. I have access to both versions and can safely say that this walkthrough will work for both of them, though there are some slight differences. Puzzle solutions, boss strategy, and the controls (in other words, the major bits) are the same. =============================================================================== Controls [con] analog stick: controls movement in a 2-D control scheme, meaning that Travis will move forward in whichever direction you tilt the stick select: open inventory start: pause triangle: view the map X: interact with the environment (pick up things or examine), perform a finishing blow on an enemy, attack (when right trigger is held), charge attack (hold down X with right trigger held) square: run circle: toggle flashlight switch, skip cutscenes (when paused) left trigger: center camera (note that the camera cannot be turned), cycle through menus in inventory, toggle between targets when right trigger is pressed right trigger: enter combat stance, cycle through menus in inventory left and right directional buttons: cycle through items in inventory up directional button: instant access to weapon inventory (once to view melee weapons, twice to view firearms) down directional button: auto-equip item in front of Travis, reload firearm (when right trigger is held) =============================================================================== Surviving in Silent Hill [sur] There are plenty of things you need to know to make your way through the cursed town of Silent Hill. This section will briefly go over the most important, so it's not that comprehensive. First-timers will probably find this section lacking, but what fun would a Silent Hill game be without a little uncertainty, experimentation, and exploration? ================== Health and Stamina ================== Travis' health is marked by a small screen in the lower left of your inventory. When it is green, he's in excellent health. When he takes damage, static appears on the screen. When he's about to die, the static intensifies and the screen turns red. The edge of the in-game screen pulses red as well, and the sound of a beating heart can be heard. Heal with health drinks to restore a small portion of health, first aid kits to restore about half your health, or ampoules for complete restoration. Stamina cannot be seen by a meter of any kind. As Travis runs, fights, and grapples, his stamina depletes. Whenever it is gone, he moves slower and must catch his breath. This makes him a sitting duck. Energy drinks bring his stamina back up to max and are important when planning a mad dash through monster-infested streets. ======= The Map ======= Get friendly with the triangle button and make a habit of looking for a map every time you enter a new area. This walkthrough is going to be using the map a lot and assumes that you will too. Important items and things of interest like save points and mirrors are marked on the map when encountered. Travis will also mark doors that are jammed, locked, and open with squiggly lines, solid red lines, and arrows, respectively. Maps even have legends that will help you get around easier. For example, the town map of Silent Hill denotes buildings you can enter with a shade of pink while all other buildings are blue; alleys are gray and streets are white. Travis apparently has multiple copies of his maps because, as you traverse the Otherworld, you will see that its map is dirtier looking and can be viewed side-by-side with the real world map by hitting the left or right directional arrows. This makes it a lot easier to know which pathways are accessible in which world. ================================== Using the Flashlight and the Radio ================================== Travis starts the game with a flashlight and a pocket radio. Both are instrumental in your survival. Well, maybe not both. While the flashlight is a staple in the series, it's actually best that you not use it that often. Sure, it lets you see in the dark, but it also lets monsters see you easier. With the flashlight off, you can stand side-by-side with a monster, and it will not be able to find you! In past Silent Hill games, characters were helpless without the flashlight: they wouldn't be able to see items or even use keys. This is not so with Travis. In the dark, he will turn his head to look at monsters, memos, items, and even unlocked doors so watch him closely. (However, he has a knack for staring through things and at items that aren't even of interest.) He can also read his map without a light. If you are playing the PS2 port, you will have a harder time Solid-Snaking it through Silent Hill; they must have tweaked the monster's AI so they can find you easier. It is also a tad harder to see around you without using the flashlight due to darker settings and no way to control brightness. However, you can still read, use keys, etc. without the light. The radio emits static whenever a monster is nearby. The monsters cannot hear the radio, so it's safe to keep it on and foolish to turn it off. The screen will also turn grainy whenever a monster is close but only if you have the extra noise filter option on. ================== Weapons and Combat ================== This game makes sure you are never without a weapon. Melee weapons can be found absolutely everywhere and can range from a piece of jagged wood to a katana. Travis can even use his fists if need be. Because there are so many melee weapons, listing and analyzing them would be quite an exercise for this poor writer. They do all share one thing in common: durability. In the inventory screen, the "+" marker next to a weapon is its durability. Green is good, orange is okay, and red means it's about to break. Each one also has a charge attack that is done by holding X in combat stance. The screen will shake and Travis will unleash his attack when X is released. Some weapons are one-time uses. These are marked with a yellow symbol and deal more damage than ordinary weapons. However, they are slow and can be knocked out of your hands by enemy attacks, which breaks them. These weapons' charge attacks turn them into powerful projectiles. There are quite a fair number of firearms to be had in this game, and it should go without saying that you should conserve every box of ammo you find. Firearms make short work of boss monsters and can be extremely useful in tight quarters. It might also be wise to carry one around on the streets of Silent Hill, since enemies will chase you down once they see you and won't stop until you deliver a kick to their carcass. Silent Hill Ørigins also introduces the grappling system: whenever an enemy gets too close to Travis, a button-pressing scene will occur in which he tries to defend himself. Fail the sequence and Travis takes damage or could even be instantly killed; succeed and he hurls the monster away. Different enemies grapple differently; some don't grapple at all. In any case, whenever you finish an enemy, it is important that you deliver a finishing blow by releasing the right trigger and hitting X over the squirming monster. If you don't do this, it will get right back up and continue attacking. Note that even after delivering a finishing blow, monsters can respawn, sometimes while you're still in the vicinity. ======= Mirrors ======= An entirely new concept in Silent Hill Ørigins is using mirrors to switch between the real world and the Otherworld. To clarify, the "real world" is the brighter one covered in mist. The Otherworld is much darker and usually has a bloody red tint to it. Mirrors can be used an unlimited number of times because certain areas can only be reached in the Otherworld, and plenty of backtracking is to be had. Real world items appear in the Otherworld in the exact same places you saw them in the real world because the Otherworld is a mirror image of the real one, just a little more nightmarish and with more blood and rust. =============================================================================== Monsters [mon] Silent Hill is a town where the mind takes over control. Personal demons turn to flesh and bone, and it is your job to repress them, even if it is with a firearm. Below is a list of all the monsters encountered on the streets of Silent Hill. Boss monsters are not covered here but are attended to when they are encountered in the game. All monsters are sensitive to light and, to a lesser extent, sound. Outside where it is bright, they'll be able to see you better than when in a building. When inside, keep your flashlight off at all times to avoid catching their attention. Once they spot you, they will chase you relentlessly, so it is worth it to keep out of their sight. If they should spot you, remember that most of the time it is easier just to run. ===== Nurse ===== Nurses are standard in Silent Hill and only appear in Alchemilla Hospital and Cedar Grove Sanitarium for obvious reasons. They carry syringes with them that they use as weapons. If they get too close to you, they will try to bury that weapon right in your neck. Mash X to deny them that chance and counterattack. Melee weapons or your fists should be enough to finish them. Don't bother wasting ammo on them since they are generally weak. =============== Straight-jacket =============== Straight-jackets stalk Travis all over the game and are a symbol of personal confinement: they are restrained by their own skin. Their only method of attack is to spit an acidic substance at you. If you get too close, they will attempt to choke the life out of you with a two-button grapple move. Melee weapons are enough to take care of these monsters. Wait for them to attack or fend them off in a grapple to throw them off, then smack them unconscious. ======= Carrion ======= Being a trucker, Travis has undoubtedly run over plenty of animals in his day. He must have a conscience though, since these monsters haunt him. They look like a hoofed animal whose neck and front legs are broken. It is surprisingly capable of a chase, however. Once it sees Travis, it will turn on a dime and follow him. They attack by ramming, which can be done from a great distance. For this reason, you should take these monsters out with a firearm or with a one-hit melee weapon's charge attack. In later portions of the game, these beasts will grow to immense size. They don't lunge but instead lift up their upper body and slam it down. This hurts and stuns Travis even if he is remotely close. Fighting these larger Carrions is not advised but is arguably easier than dealing with the smaller ones. ======= Remnant ======= These monsters are not listed on Konami's official site and are never seen outside of Cedar Grove Sanitarium. They are basically haunted medical halos that wander the halls of the building. Turn your flashlight on around them to see their full shadow. Their only attack is a long-range lunge, which they execute while wailing at you in a high-pitched, almost feminine tone. They are some of the more resilient monsters. They don't have much of a body, so firearms seem to miss or do little damage. Like the Carrions, getting close for a melee attack is hard unless you sneak up to them and attack hard and fast. ===== Ariel ===== A twisted version of a character from William Shakespeare's The Tempest, Ariels are basically walking puppets. They can either hang from the ceiling or walk on their hands on the ground. Above your head, they will try to grab you. Mash the X button to escape. On the ground, they will simply bash you with their feet. Melee weapons are good for knocking them to the ground; while they get up, just keep swinging or stabbing away to put them down for good. ======= Caliban ======= Another Shakespeare monstrosity, Caliban is a lumbering beast that will roam the streets and some of the corridors of the Riverside Motel. He will put all his weight on his front legs, lifting his back legs high to slam them down on Travis. This also creates a small shockwave that will stun him if he's close. When Caliban roars and trembles, he is going to do a forward lunge. Due to his size, it takes him a while to recuperate after an attack. You can take him out with close-range attacks, but a long-range firearm like a rifle will do. However, it's really not worth fighting this monster at all. Run past him every time. ======= Twoback ======= One of the more disturbing monsters in the game, the Twoback looks exactly like what you think it does: two body masses merged as one. What can one say, except that truckers get lonely on the road? However, as the opening conversation on the CB tells you, Travis does not indulge, resulting in anxiety that manifests itself as this hideous beast. It stalks the Riverside Motel (which makes sense when you think about it) and is a Straight-jacket on steroids: it will spit acid at you and can tackle you as well. If it pins you, a disturbing one-button grapple sequence commences. Take these things out from a distance with a firearm or blast them with the shotgun when you encounter them in close quarters, which will happen quite a bit. =============================================================================== Walkthrough There are no difficulty settings in Silent Hill Ørigins. The puzzles and combat are not overly easy and not too hard, so it should be a happy medium. Those looking for a real challenge will find it in achieving accolades, which are discussed later on. This game uses an item system like Silent Hill 3; that is, it may give you healing items in certain areas if you are lacking. I've gotten confirmation from Stevo99801 that the game will even upgrade healing items (e.g. - a health drink will turn into an ampoule) if you really need it. Because of this, it's difficult to get an accurate items listing. If I reference things you can't see, it's likely that the game figured that you didn't need them. Likewise, if you see things I missed, I must have either been doing well while playing or a bad job exploring. ======================================== The Fire [fir] ======================================== After the intro, Travis will find himself on the road, looking for the girl he avoided with his truck. The opening credits will continue to roll while Mary Elizabeth McGlynn sings you through. You'll be in control the entire time; just keep going down the road. Now would also be a good time to check your inventory. Travis comes fully prepared with a radio and a flashlight, as well as a keepsake from his past which will undoubtedly come in handy later. Past the city limits sign, Travis will see a house on fire and rush in to save the girl screaming inside. The path inside the house is linear, and the fire deals no damage to Travis whatsoever, only slows him down. Head upstairs first and then through the door right ahead of you at the top. Make your way around the next room to a freaky cultish set-up on the floor. With your charge in hand, make your way back the way you came, and Travis will fall through the floor. Here, whenever the path is blocked by flame, it will magically disappear, so simply continue your linear trek back to the front door. Outside, Travis faints among the sounds of sirens, one of which should sound familiar to Silent Hill veterans. ======================================== Alchemilla Hospital [alh] ======================================== In the foggy city, Travis will automatically pick up a town map and mark his destination. Go ahead and make your way straight there; you'll be back outside to explore more soon enough. However, if you want two HEALTH DRINKS, check the area with the benches west of the post office and the alley by the blocked stairs north of the hospital. In the hospital, take the PUBLIC NOTICE memo and the HOSPITAL MAP. By the information desk is your first save point, the red triangle on the wall. Every door in this room and the next are locked. In the next hall, a scene occurs by the elevator. Travis won't leave without answers, so chase the doctor to the second floor. In the next room, you'll get your first blast of white noise. A monster called a Nurse will then attack you. You can either pick up the nearby HAMMER or pound it with your fists. In any case, the Nurse will most likely grapple with you. If this happens, mash the X button repeatedly to avoid getting a syringe in your chest. Generally, Nurses are easy to take down with a few whacks of a melee weapon. The blows stop them in their tracks and you can continue to wail on them while they recoil. If you must fight them, it's an easy win. However, there's always the chance that they'll lunge with their weapons first. You don't get as many healing items as you do weapons, so choose your fights wisely. Enter Room 205 when it's dead. Grab the DOCTOR'S DIAGNOSIS memo and examine the mirror. Attempt to leave and then touch the mirror. Welcome to the "Otherworld". Grab the SCALPEL from the gurney, the PLASTIC LUNGS behind you, and the HEALTH DRINK from the cabinet. Turn your flashlight off and then go out to the hall. A Nurse is walking around, but you should be safe if your light is off and you walk instead of run. Through the door near the Nurse's Center, enter Room 202 to get the HURRIED NOTE and the GOLDEN EGG. A Nurse will be out in the hall now but is nowhere near you. In Room 204, you'll find a DRIP STAND next to a locked box with the BLOODY NOTE on it. This will be marked on your map; remember it since we'll be coming back to it. Out in the hall, you can grab a PORTABLE TV opposite the door. Head downstairs. There's a HAMMER in the stairwell right next to the second floor door and a HEALTH DRINK on the top of the stairs. On the first floor is a Nurse, an ALCOHOL BOTTLE melee weapon, and two locked doors. One of the locked doors leads to the ladies' restroom. If you examine the golden egg in your inventory, you'll see it fits the depression here, not to mention it's the only thing we have that even comes close to a "key". The egg is warm to the touch and larger than a hen's: it's a phoenix egg. Phoenix birds rise from ashes; we have a match. Inside, grab the STUDENT'S MNEMONIC by the sink, and then go to the stalls. One of the toilets has a loose back to it. Open the cistern for the PLASTIC LIVER. Why Travis would think these are important enough to carry is beyond me. Touch the mirror to get transported back to the "real world". Get the ENERGY DRINK behind you and check out the stalls. Make note of the "Amy, 31" written on the door and get the STAFF LOUNGE KEY in the next stall over. The staff lounge is through the door to your right and straight ahead. There's an ENERGY DRINK on the couch, a TOASTER on the counter underneath the EXAM ROOM KEY, a STAFF NOTICE to your left, and the cryptic "Lucy, 23" written on the wall by the door. Go back to the entrance hall to open the exam room. There's an ALCOHOL BOTTLE to your right. Ignore the operating dummy for now and grab the PLASTIC STOMACH and PLASTIC INTESTINE from the two sinks. Turn on the light of the X-ray box to see "Sarah, 19" written. The STAFF MEMO and a TYPEWRITER are on the nearby desk. Now, as to that anatomy doll, you might have guessed that all these plastic organs are supposed to fit in there. You're right, but what good is an anatomy doll that's missing pieces? If you put all your current pieces in, you'd notice a hole where the heart should go. Remember the locked box on the second floor? We need to open that for our heart. Use the mirror in the ladies' room to backtrack through the Otherworld to Room 204. ==================== The Heart Box Puzzle ==================== Read the Bloody Note to get the jist here. We need the "three beauties" for the key. Beauties means ladies in this sense, so our three beauties are Amy, Lucy, and Sarah. The note also says "age before beauty". Each name came with a number. We can presume that those are the ladies' ages since we've no other clues. Amy, being 31, is the oldest. After her is Lucy at 23 and then Sarah at 19. All you have to do to unlock the box is input those numbers from greatest to least. Therefore, the code is 312319. Your prize is the PLASTIC HEART. A Nurse will be right outside the door. Prepare to grapple, then either fight or run. Backtrack to the ladies' room, watching for at least one more Nurse. Go back to the exam room to confront our dummy again. ======================= The Anatomy Doll Puzzle ======================= This doll is pretty accurate, so placing the organs in the dummy in any order will not work. To figure the order, you need to read the Student's Mnemonic: "INside, STevie, LIttle HEnry LUrks." The letters highlighted in red (or capitalized in this walkthrough's case) are the clues for the order. IN = intestine ST = stomach LI = liver HE = heart LU = lungs Put the intestine at the leftmost (lower) portion of the doll. The stomach (the pinkish one) goes along the bottom part of the intestine (from our point of view). The liver (the darker piece) goes above the stomach. The heart goes in the middle of the right portion of the doll, and the lungs go on top of that. Eerily enough, the doll's GLASS EYES open, ready for plucking. These eyes act as another twisted key of sorts. The only other locked door is on the first floor of the Otherworld hospital. Backtrack through the ladies' room mirror and get ready to grapple as you go through the door. Check the other locked door in this passage to see a message about needing eyes to gaze into the future, the prefect place to use our new pair. Two Nurses stalk this new hall. Take out the closer one if you can without alerting the other down the way. Try to use one of your one-hit weapons by charging it and tossing it. A PORTABLE TV, HEALTH DRINK, and ENERGY DRINK are out in the twisted "lobby" that they were guarding. In the exam room, you'll find another, more realistic version of the anatomy dummy we played with earlier. (Her eyes are missing. Could that be our fault?) Behind her is a SCALPEL. Enter the doctor's office only after equipping a melee weapon of your choice. =============== Straight-jacket =============== The first thing this monster is going to do is rush you. You're fighting in a pretty small space so don't bother running to get distance between you two, as this thing is pretty fast. Its only real attack is to spit acid at you. You should drop everything and run if you see it start to spit up. It can also harm you if it engages you in a grapple. This is different than the one with the Nurses. The Straight-jacket will jump up on you and hang on for dear life. Don't button mash. Instead, wait for a face button to appear on the screen. Hit it and then wait for another. Missing either one means you take damage. To fight this monster, stay in its face. If you have a durable melee weapon equipped, go to town. Odds are high that it will break and you'll be left with your fists. This is fine. As long as you keep punching, the monster won't get an attack in edgewise. You can also equip another weapon as long as you do it through your inventory. If you opt for a one- hit weapon like the alcohol bottle or the TV, it'll deal greater damage but be harder to use. Since this monster is so fast and it takes a while to lug a TV up to attack, you will take more damage than deal. Fighting with your fists may make the fight longer, but as long as you keep punching, you can win this without a scratch. Grab the FUTURE PIECE after the fight and prepare to black out. In the scene afterwards, we meet Lisa Garland and learn that the girl we tried to save, Alessa Gillespie, died in the fire. Everything in the hospital is locked up; that's our cue to leave. The exit is through the door past the ladies' room and to Travis' right. Outside, if you check your map, Travis will have marked Cedar Grove Sanitarium as the next destination. It seems he still wants answers, and Lisa might have them. ======================================== Cedar Grove Sanitarium [cgs] ======================================== You'll be on the opposite side of the hospital outside. Check the upper right corner of this area (according to your map) to find a HEALTH DRINK. On the street, you'll hear white noise and a Straight-jacket will attack. It's worth it to fight this one since it's already seen you, but keep in mind that fighting every single monster you meet is not wise unless you want breathing room to explore. It's tough to sneak around them when it's bright out, and they will relentlessly chase you until you either kill them or enter a building. You'd think that this would be a great reason to fend them off, but the monsters in this game respawn like crazy. You may kill off one beast only to explore, come back, and find that the same one you just killed is coming back for more. Running really is the best option when it comes to fights in the street. When Travis tires and you've got monsters on your heels, use an energy drink to bring his stamina back up to full so he can continue running away. There's a piece of JAGGED WOOD at the northern end of Canyon Street. Going south, you should find an ENERGY DRINK, HEALTH DRINK, and BATON next to the cop car. There's a TOASTER in a trash can behind town hall. Both sides of Midway Avenue are caved in, but if you go to the east and up past the locked lumber yard, you'll find a HEALTH DRINK. South on Borden Street, you'll find an ENERGY DRINK in front of a house on your left and another even further south, on the lower left corner of Cielo and Borden. The upper left corner of Cielo and Borden hides a HAMMER behind a fence. East on Cielo Avenue, you'll find an ENERGY DRINK on the steps of city hall and a piece of JAGGED WOOD on the left side of the building. You'll find a MEAT HOOK by a dumpster south and to the right of here. The little grassy spot with the trees south of city hall houses more JAGGED WOOD. From Cielo, go to Low Street. You need to go through the butcher shop to reach Toluca Avenue. Inside is a save point and a HEALTH DRINK as well as a MEAT HOOK sticking out of a slab on the wall. Going through the back door reveals a gruesome sight. Grab the FIRST AID KIT on the wall and the nearby ENERGY DRINK. There's also a MEAT CLEAVER for you to take. Back outside in the ambience, go out on the main street and make a left to nab an ENERGY DRINK and TARGET PISTOL AMMO. Further down the street (still on the left side), you'll find a PARKING TICKET on the car. At the intersection of Toluca and Borden Street, you'll see a new enemy. The Carrion is a remembrance of all the poor animals Travis has made road kill of with his truck. Even though its front legs and neck appear to be broken, it will still chase you with great speed and can turn on a dime. Its one attack is to ram you; it can do this from great distance and for good damage. Try to catch them when they're unaware, circle them and attack, or just avoid them altogether. One- use melee weapons should take them down; use their charge attack if possible to avoid fighting close range. Keep going down the left hand side of Toluca Avenue for a red CRATE and (further down) more JAGGED WOOD. On the left hand side of Acadia Road, you'll find a WRENCH and a HEALTH DRINK on the hood of the car in the garage. Now head for the sanitarium. You should just run past all the Straight-jackets and Carrions to make it to the front door. If you want TARGET PISTOL AMMO, there's some hidden as the base of the fourth tree to Travis' left. There's also an ALCOHOL BOTTLE to the left of the entrance if you feel so inclined. Inside, get ready for quite an excursion. In the central foyer, look for a BATON on one of the couches to your right and head north to get the "MAGPIE" NOTE under the doctor's office door. Turn around and head right to the door marked "west solarium". By the wheelchair in the middle of the room is the TARGET PISTOL and two boxes of TARGET PISTOL AMMO. You really should save all the ammo you can for this. You shouldn't have to lift a finger to fight in this place until much later. And you will need that ammo later. On the nearby desk is a FILING CABINET and an ENERGY DRINK on another. Exit and go straight across the foyer to the east solarium. Inside is the SANITARIUM MAP. Further back in this room is an ENERGY DRINK and the STATUS REPORT 3/12/1960. Through the other door, you'll meet Alessa's mother. In the first storage room you see further down the hall, you'll net a TIRE IRON, TARGET PISTOL AMMO x2, a SCREWDRIVER, and an ENERGY DRINK. In the hall, there's a DRIP STAND by the laundry room. Enter the stairwell for a save point. Head up to the second floor. Here, you'll encounter what appears to be a haunted medical halo, actually a monster called a Remnant. These enemies are tougher than most and should be avoided completely. Bullets don't seem to do much damage; if you want to fight, try a melee weapon, though their attacks have an incredible range and are just plain freaky. Enter the storage room to fight a Nurse for SHOTGUN AMMO x2, a FIRST AID KIT, and two ALCOHOL BOTTLES. The door across from storage is jammed, but there's a WRENCH and ENERGY DRINK here. Past the staff lounge in the main foyer, you'll find Nurses. Your goal is the TB ward, as per the Magpie note. There's an iron lung with a key inside and an ENERGY DRINK on the chair on the opposite side of the room. Take the IRON LUNG WARNING and check the controls. ================ Iron Lung Puzzle ================ The goal here is to overload the machine so it malfunctions and opens. In messing with the button controls on the iron lung, you should notice that each button affects not only the meter above it but also any meters next to it. For example, the second switch from the left activates meters one and three as well as two. You need to get all the needles in the red without going over. To do this, (assuming the buttons are labeled 1-5 from left to right) hit button one twice, button three twice, and button five twice. You should find the BASEMENT KEY at the head of the machine. Backtrack to the stairwell; you'll find a WRENCH and TARGET PISTOL AMMO by the chair outside the basement door. Use your new key. There's a DRIP STAND and TARGET PISTOL AMMO in the storage room in the next hall over. Don't bother going any farther than this. There's JAGGED WOOD by the boiler room, but three Remnants patrol the hall. If you really need TARGET PISTOL AMMO, you'll find a box at the western end of the hall. Sneak past the Carrion in the first hall you were in to get familiar with the east pipe room. Make note of the drain. Now go down the long diagonal hall marked "stairs". There's a MEAT HOOK on the right hand side of the wall if you want it. In the new stairwell, a RAZOR sits on the floor. Up on the second floor, two Nurses patrol. Go to the hydrotherapy room, our second Magpie stop. Activate the drainage control by the working tub to drain the water and the key. Don't even think about going to the pipe room downstairs to get it; it won't be there. Instead, go to the treatment room nearby to find a mirror you can use. The doll here guards TARGET PISTOL AMMO. Remnants guard the hall. There's an ALCOHOL BOTTLE on one of the desks out here. In the stairwell, there's TARGET PISTOL AMMO to your right. On the first floor is a save point. Check out the weird goings-on at female seclusion and check both doors of the nearby dorm for some audio. There's TARGET PISTOL AMMO in dorm 3. Straight-jackets are now out in the hall; sneak past them to the ladies' restroom. The shower room holds a KITCHEN KNIFE. Examine the mirror to switch worlds. Check the only toilet stall open and choose to flush it. That ringing noise Travis heard was that key. Resist the urge to go down to the basement because you still won't be able to reach it; it'll have fallen through the grate. Check the shower room before you leave... Sneak past the Remnants to dorm 5. In here is a BATON, the DUTY LOG, FEMALE SECLUSION memo, TARGET PISTOL AMMO, a TABLE LAMP, and the PATIENT BELONGINGS KEY. A TYPEWRITER and a TIRE IRON wait opposite the door in the hall. Unlock the stairs for future use but make your way out of the female wing and into the main foyer on this floor. We need to go to the patient belongings room, so sneak past all the Nurses and Remnants. In the property room, grab the SHOTGUN AMMO x2, STATUS REPORT 2/7/1961, and the TYPEWRITER to Travis' right. Back in the room is a mirror. You know what to do. Grab the SHOTGUN barring your exit, as well as the SHOTGUN AMMO on the floor. Two Carrions guard this foyer. In the dayroom, you'll find SHOTGUN AMMO, a FIRST AID KIT, and a POKER in a chair. Head for the eastern hall. Dodge the Remnant in the east solarium for a box of SHOTGUN AMMO and a FILING CABINET. There's a HEALTH DRINK, SHOTGUN AMMO, and the POLICE REPORT in the laundry room. Go to the stairwell; it's finally time to get that key we flushed. Outside the basement door is TARGET PISTOL AMMO towards the back. Slink past the two Remnants and go to the pipe room. You should find the INTERVIEW ARCHIVES KEY where the real world drain was. Go back and slink some more to the diagonal hall. Here, you'll find a MEAT HOOK, a HEALTH DRINK and a promise of goodies on the other side. Return to the Remnant's hall and enter storage for a mirror, a HAMMER, and an AMPOULE. The archives room is on the second floor. Simply use the nearby basement stairs to jog up there and creep around the monsters to use your key. Another audio flashback kicks in upon entering. Grab the SHOTGUN AMMO and PORTABLE TV before stepping through the mirror. On the other side, there's a KATANA waiting by a shelf. Sneak past the Straight-jackets outside to enter the western corridor. Enter the stairs since the hallway is ruined. In the basement, a Carrion stands watch. Go up the diagonal hall to the other set of basement stairs. There's a HAMMER between the first and second floors. Your destination is the first floor male wing. In male seclusion, there are five cells, a BATON, and the CLIPBOARD. Pay attention to each cell. Number 1 has a RAZOR and a huge mess. Number 2 is scorched shut. Number 3 has a POKER sticking out of a well-dressed mannequin. Number 4 is barred shut, and number 5 is full of uneaten food and a scale. Go to the infirmary now, watching out for Nurses. There's a SCALPEL and a save point, as well as a freaky doll set. ==================== The Doll/Pill Puzzle ==================== There are five dolls lined up here to correspond with the five patients in seclusion. The clipboard you got tells you who gets what medication. Here's a reminder: cell 1: red pills cell 2: blue pills cell 3: yellow pills cell 4: green pills cell 5: blue pills Who is in which room? Room 1 was the one with the razor and the bloody mess. Kitchen knives could make that kind of mess, but the doll with the razor blade is the likelier bet since it's a perfect match with the razors in the room. The second doll from the right gets the red pill. Room 2 was set on fire. The charred doll seems a likely tenant, so he gets a blue pill. Room 3 had dresses and perfumes in it; the rightmost doll is wearing a dress, so he gets the yellow pill. Room 4 was barred shut like a prison cell. Considering what dolls are left, I'd say the homicidal-looking one with the kitchen knives is a good guess for number 4. He gets a green pill. Room 5 had the uneaten food and the scale. The middle doll is emaciated, most likely from an eating disorder like anorexia; he gets the other blue pill. To recap (if the dolls are ordered 1-5 from left to right): doll 1: green pill doll 2: blue pill doll 3: blue pill doll 4: red pill doll 5: yellow pill They'll give up DR. HARRIS' KEY. Go back to the stairwell and down to basement storage. Through the mirror, you'll find the AMBER INCIDENT REPORT and a WRENCH in the stairwell. Go up to the first floor. Unlock the door to the foyer and head for the doctor's office. Inside is a DRIP STAND, the JOCASTA ARTIFACT, and some shocking PATIENT NOTES. Be sure to pick up the CHILD'S DRAWING on the floor outside too. From here, make your way east on this floor to female seclusion. Go to the Otherworld through the women's restroom. If you want to make a short detour for supplies, go down the stairs near female seclusion to the basement. Down the diagonal hallway is SHOTGUN AMMO and TARGET PISTOL AMMO x2. Back at female seclusion, use the Jocasta artifact to open the door. After Lisa runs off, check the room for a BATON, a save point, and a host of drawings that get progressively more alarming around cell 5. Equip a firearm before heading in. ========================= The Memory of Helen Grady ========================= This monster should be fought from a distance. Spikes line the cage-like apparatus surrounding it, and these can be projected to great lengths to pull you in and stab you repeatedly. The spikes usually only come out after she comes down from the ceiling. She can also spit a cloud of poison gas, but she stays stationary while spewing. Both of these attacks are well avoided by staying away. She'll somewhat slowly pull herself along by her chains on the ceiling, trying to get close enough to strike. Stick to one corner of the room and pull off 3-4 shots. Then, run around to the opposite corner and fire some more. And that's basically it. Stick to the outer wall of the cell. The poison gas shouldn't reach you here, and it gives you enough time to squeeze off some shots before the monster catches up. She's slow, but not slow enough for you to write her off as an easy kill. The target pistol should be your weapon of choice, but the shotgun also works if you let the monster get a little close. Count your shots as you fire (6 for the pistol, 2 for the shotgun) and reload in the menu so you're not a sitting duck. If you didn't bring a firearm into this fight, equip a fast melee weapon, wait for her to do an attack so you can get close, hit the monster a few times and then run. This will make the fight much harder than it should be; there's no reason why you shouldn't have enough ammo to fight here unless you went all Rambo in the sanitarium and shot everything in sight. And even then you still should have some ammo if you took that last detour mentioned. Pick up the PAST PIECE when done. In the lobby, check the table opposite reception for a THEATRE TICKET. In the trunk of the car outside is the LUMBER YARD KEY. Unfortunately, Travis will not try to steal the car to make getting around town easier. Instead, we have to hoof it to the lumber yard on Midway Avenue. ======================================== Artaud Theatre [ath] ======================================== Backtrack from Acadia to Toluca, through the butcher shop to Low Street, from Cielo to Midway, up to the lumber yard. You might have noticed some grotesque changes in the butcher shop as well as a BLOODY CAP with a message for help. Unfortunately, it's too late to do anything. (Why is a monster asking for help anyway? And why would Travis be concerned for a monster's well-being?) Chug your energy drinks to make sure you stay a step ahead of the monsters on the streets. After a short jaunt in the lumber yard, you'll find a HEALTH DRINK and a NEWSPAPER. A HAMMER lies further ahead. Out on the street, check the alley by the tavern for TARGET PISTOL AMMO. If you're itching for supplies, go south and head over to Ash Road. The yard on Travis' left will yield an ENERGY DRINK and a MEAT HOOK. There's more TARGET PISTOL AMMO between the southern houses on Ash, as far south as you can go. Go north on Industry Drive. When it curves to the right, head up to the left for TARGET PISTOL AMMO x2 and a CRATE. In another alley in this corner lies more TARGET PISTOL AMMO. If you go south on Acadia just a little bit, you should see a house on your right that has JAGGED WOOD and a HEALTH DRINK on the porch. Your real destination here is the Greenfield Apartments past the church. There's 2 ENERGY DRINKS, a HAMMER, and a BATON in the courtyard around the stairs. Upstairs is a TOASTER and a SCREWDRIVER on the counter and two boxes of TARGET PISTOL AMMO on the couch, as well as a TABLE LAMP on the table. In the bedroom is a NAPKIN, a RAZOR, and a huge mess. Grab the FIRST AID KIT in the bathroom and jump through the hole. Nothing is down here, but make note of mailbox 213 as you head out. Go across the street and into the fenced-in area to find SERVICE PISTOL AMMO, RIFLE AMMO, and a HEALTH DRINK. To the right of the theatre, in an alley, is more SERVICE PISTOL AMMO, a HEALTH DRINK, and a MEAT HOOK. Travis won't go any farther until he's gone to the theatre, so use your ticket at the booth and enter. Grab the THEATRE MAP from the bench. There's a WRENCH and a HEALTH DRINK on the west side of the lobby. A locked door is up the nearby stairs, along with some TARGET PISTOL AMMO. Downstairs, take the THEATRE PROGRAM PAGE by the auditorium for the message, "Caliban has it in his cave." Enter the auditorium for a disturbing meeting with Lisa. There's a HEALTH DRINK to the right of the stage in front of curtain control. Enter storage on the left to get a TYPEWRITER. Exit to the right. (Any other Silent Hill 2 fans instantly think that puppet at the back was a mannequin?) On the stage, an audio flashback will play. A piece of JAGGED WOOD lies outside of Curtain Control. The TECHNICIAN'S WARNING is taped to the switch, and IRON WEIGHTS are on the nearby desk. SERVICE PISTOL AMMO lies next to the save point and a KITCHEN KNIFE. A HAMMER is in the southern part of the next hall. Through the northern door, one of those puppets, Ariels, will come to life. They grapple the same way the Nurses do, so mash X and counterattack. Check the shelf it was guarding for a HEALTH DRINK. A PORTABLE TV is between the dressing rooms. The SUN TOTEM is in the director's office along with the SERVICE PISTOL, SERVICE PISTOL AMMO and a HANDWRITTEN DIARY PAGE. The service pistol replaces the target pistol in terms of power. You won't find much, if any, target pistol ammo anymore, so feel free to shoot it all you want to get the most out of it. Grab the HEALTH DRINK on the shelf behind you and exit to find an Ariel guarding an ENERGY DRINK and SHOTGUN AMMO. Everything else is locked or jammed, except for the men's dressing room, which houses a mirror, a KATANA, and PRODUCTION NOTES. Ariels guard the narrow halls, and it's difficult to sneak past them. Luckily, you've got quite a bit in the way of strong melee weapons (katana, anyone?) so they shouldn't be a problem. Otherwise, use your target pistol. This is one of the few places where it's a better idea to fight. The BALCONY CORRIDOR KEY and some SERVICE PISTOL AMMO are in the director's office. A Carrion patrols the next hallway south of the dressing room. Sneak past to find a new, bloodier Straight-jacket in the next room. In the stairwell, check the railing on the landing for SERVICE PISTOL AMMO. An Ariel is on the second floor. Go to the door behind it to see two square depressions. Light and darkness. The Sun Totem we picked up fits the bill for the right hand slot. There's nothing more to do here, so backtrack to the mirror on the first floor. The balcony corridor was that one locked door upstairs, so backtrack through Curtain Control, storage, and the auditorium to the lobby stairs. Up here, you'll see an Ariel on the floor. They're still basically the same except they don't grapple. In the lighting box is a FIRST AID KIT and four bulbs of 750W, 125W, 250W, and 500W. Grab the SHOTGUN AMMO, SCREWDRIVER, and WIRING NOTES as well. Crap, I smell a number puzzle coming up. Exit through the other side of the corridor and head south. A HEALTH DRINK waits on a box on the landing. Kill the Straight-jacket in the next room for the MOON TOTEM. Unlock the north door and sneak your way back to the mirror in the men's dressing room. Head south and upstairs to the door where we already placed our Sun Totem. Three Ariels now stand guard. You should try and take them out with a firearm since attacking one will alert the others and sneaking by them is pretty hard. Don't stay in one place or they will corner you. Either escape back out the door or run to the other side of the room. Put the Moon Totem on the left and enter. Take out the Carrion and the two Ariels further down to claim a KITCHEN KNIFE and the awesome HUNTING RIFLE with RIFLE AMMO. Use the mirror in costume storage to switch realities. A KATANA lies on a shelf. Check the desk for the SKETCHES (and a horrible sound from behind you) and a HEALTH DRINK. An AMPOULE lies at the end of the hall past the Ariels. IRON WEIGHTS and a save point wait in the orchestra storage room. In the eastern hall, RIFLE AMMO sits in front of a catwalk door. On the only available catwalk, you'll find our next brain teaser. ================== Stage Light Puzzle ================== For this puzzle, you need four bulbs and the Wiring Notes. There are four lights here: A, B, C, and D. The four bulbs are 750 watts, 125 watts, 250 watts, and 500 watts. The Wiring Notes hint at which ones go where. B is half the wattage of D. A + B must not exceed the wattage of C. D must not exceed the wattage of A. Let's start with B first. There's two options: 250 (half of 500) or 125 (half of 250). If B is 250, then D is 500. This means A must be 750 (since D can't exceed A), but this won't work since 750 + 250 is definitely more than 125, the only choice left for C. Therefore, B must be 125, and D is 250. A could be either 500 or 750, but remember than A + B can't go over C, so A must be 500 with C being 750. 500 + 125 is less than 750, so we're in the clear. To recap: A = 500W B = 125W C = 750W D = 250W When they're in place, go to the end of the catwalk and flip the fuse switch. The lights will be on. Go south down the stairs to the first floor. Go to Curtain Control and flip the switch. Since the curtain's connected to the lights and they now have power, the curtain can be lifted. A large mirror is on the stage. SHOTGUN AMMO is hiding in the left hand side of the stage. There's nothing of interest through this mirror, surprisingly enough. Go to set control on the right hand side of the stage and mess around with the switches to see different pieces of scenery and props. If you match the scene with its correct prop, the mirror and the Otherworld are affected. Flip the first scenery switch for the forest, and then flip the second prop switch for the tree. Through the mirror lies Forest World. Head up the red-lit path to the right and grab the STAGE OFFICE KEY from the creepy tree. An audio clip will then chime in for a good, cheap scare. Back through the mirror, flip the third scenery switch and the first prop switch for Old Dusty Library World. Read the three memos on the table, "REPRESSION AND COERCION", "ASTRAL PROJECTION: THE PERFECT ASSASSIN?", and "AN ID TORN IN TWO". An AMPOULE, RIFLE AMMO x2, and the "MANIFESTATIONS OF DELUSIONS" memo are on a stand towards the back of the room. Your next destination is the stage office room on the first floor. Watch out for the Carrion and multiple Ariel monsters on the way. Might as well blast them in such close quarters. Fight another Ariel in the office and take the PROP CONTROL LEVER as your prize. Yes, now you have to go back to the stage. Either run like hell or stand and clear a path through all the new monsters. Use your lever at the prop panel and flip it along with the second scenery switch. Caliban's Cave is now available. Equip your hunting rifle and head on in. ======= Caliban ======= Caliban is an absolute hulk, and it hurts my back just to watch him move. He's so slow that he should pose no real threat. His only attacks take a while for him to execute. One is when he raises his back legs and slams them to the ground, creating a shockwave that stuns Travis and sets him up for another blow. The other is when he shudders, roars, and charges. Both are easily detected, easily avoided. The area you're fighting in isn't exactly roomy, but it is long, and that will do. Use the same strategy you did in the sanitarium. Fire off 3 or 4 rifle shots and wait for him to get close. He'll try to attack you, but you should already be running around to get behind him. If you don't wait for him to get close, there's a good chance that he'll try to follow you around the room instead, giving you less room with which to work. Firearms are the way to go. The shotgun might not be such a good one to use since Caliban must be close to you to attack. Stick with the rifle or your service pistol. The rifle is slow, but so is Caliban. If you time your runs right, the rifle's excellent range and power will make short work of him. Melee weapons could actually work here too. Wait for Caliban to get close and attack, then run up and smack him a bit from the side or behind him, and then run away when he attempts an attack. AfroMike has sent in a melee weapon strategy for those of you who want a thrill or are out of ammo: "For the boss Caliban I found the best way to take him out was to taunt him into attacking. As he winds up to attack thats when you run around. When he attacks, he doesn't move his position so you can get to his back very easily. Then when you get to his back you take out the Katana (Unless it was already out) and go to town. It only takes one Katana (Maybe a half) to kill him. It's a major ammo saver and it's pretty safe if you run at the right time and not too late." Grab the FALSEHOOD PIECE and prepare to black out yet again. In the lobby, grab the MOTEL KEY from the mutilated Ariel and prepare to head out. ======================================== Riverside Motel [rsm] ======================================== Head west down Koontz Street and check the first alley on the north side for SHOTGUN AMMO and a HEALTH DRINK. Stop in the public records office and check the back of the room for two boxes of SERVICE PISTOL AMMO and an ALTERED POLICE REPORT. A TYPEWRITER is on the other side of the room with RIFLE AMMO x2 and the CLOSED CASE memo. A FILING CABINET can be found behind you near a window. On Wein Street, there's a BATON and an ENERGY DRINK by the cop car. Further down the street, you'll see the Carrion monsters have grown immense. They fight like Caliban, rearing up and crashing down, and there is absolutely no reason to fight them because they will more than likely just respawn. Don't think they're slow because of their size either; this one will likely chase you for the rest of your stay on the street. Put it down with a firearm if you must. A HAMMER lies past the Taco Shack on Canyon Street. In the alley past Green Pharmacy is SHOTGUN AMMO and a CRATE. In front of the pharmacy is SERVICE PISTOL AMMO, and down Simmons Street is a HEALTH DRINK on a car and a SHOVEL behind that. Grab the HEALTH DRINK on a table at the café and the SERVICE PISTOL AMMO in the corner and then run to Wilson Street. At the end of the street is SERVICE PISTOL AMMO and an ENERGY DRINK. Head for the bookstore. Inside, grab the ASSAULT RIFLE and ASSAULT RIFLE AMMO x2. (Who uses a real rifle on a promotional cut-out?! Only in Silent Hill...) Get the SHOP NOTE at the cash register and then think back to your stay in the apartments. The one apartment number we encountered was 213, the one with the overflowing mailbox. Punch that in the register and take the BOOKSTORE KEY. Exit out the back. Outside, go into the hospital area to find SHOTGUN AMMO x2 and a HEALTH DRINK on a dumpster. There's also a TOOLBOX by the locked doors. Check the alley by the post office for a HEALTH DRINK and a TIRE IRON. The benches west of the post office hold ASSAULT RIFLE AMMO x2. Your next stop is the general store. There's Carrions roaming, but there's also goodies down the left side of the street, so stick to the sidewalk. Check where you got your town map to find a KITCHEN KNIFE. Go down a little farther to the gate that's across from the general store. Here are two boxes of RIFLE AMMO in a trash can and a MEAT GAFF on the gate. Inside the shop, an AMPOULE is on the floor ahead of you. Check the second aisle for ASSAULT RIFLE AMMO and SERVICE PISTOL AMMO x2. A SCREWDRIVER and a TOOLBOX lie by the freezers. A HEALTH DRINK and a save point are by the counter with the TILL RECEIPT. Get the BROKEN POLE off the floor if you want. Out in the fog again, grab the ENERGY DRINK across from you on a crate. Go down Midway but watch for all the Carrions. Just run since there's no items to pick up. Cut south from Midway to Cielo and grab the HEALTH DRINK by the trash can on the way. On Cielo, you'll see Caliban. Don't even bother fighting; just keep going west. Behind Allen Storage is a TIRE IRON, RIFLE AMMO, and a HEALTH DRINK. The rest here is a bit of a detour; if you'd rather get on with things, go to the circled area on your map and skip a paragraph. As soon as you're on Toluca Avenue, check the southern side of the building behind Allen Storage for an ENERGY DRINK, HEALTH DRINK, and ASSAULT RIFLE AMMO. Go as far south as you can to the Blue Catfish Diner. Around the west side of the diner, in an area off your map, is TARGET PISTOL AMMO and a CRATE. Past the Carrion to the west of the diner is SHOTGUN AMMO x2. RIFLE AMMO and a HAMMER are in the scrap yard. Caliban guards the scrap yard proper. In there, you'll find a SHOVEL, ASSAULT RIFLE AMMO, TARGET PISTOL AMMO, an ENERGY DRINK, and a hard-to-see PITCHFORK. At the front of Allen Storage is ASSAULT RIFLE AMMO. Now head to the motel any way you can. The motel is a pretty awesome area; just wait until it really gets going. Ahead of you is a save point. To your right is Reception. Get the MOTEL MAP behind you after the scene. Read the GUEST REGISTER and go behind the desk to pick up the ROOM 306 KEY. Scope out the rotary calendar behind the desk; you won't be touching this for a while, but keep it in the back of your mind. Go through the nearby door. Go through the gate next to the stairs. A Straight-jacket guards RIFLE AMMO in Room 209. A CRATE lies in front of the nearby dumpster back outside. Room 302 holds shoes and a LIGHT STAND. Go back to the previous area and up the stairs. In Room 316 is a LIGHT STAND and a pretty sorry-looking wedding set- up. Ignore the passage that Carrion is guarding; it leads to a locked door. In Room 308 is a new monster called a Twoback. It's basically a Straight- jacket on steroids. It has a disturbing one-button grapple and can spit acid at you as well as tackle. Yes, it looks like what you think it does. Yes, it totally propagates the "lonely trucker" stereotype. In close quarters like this, just blast it with the shotgun and take the SHOTGUN AMMO it was guarding. Unlock Room 306 and go through the mirror. The note "TO MY BELOVED WIFE" is on the wall by the door. There's a SPEAR in Room 309 and a HEALTH DRINK in the toilet by the Straight-jacket. To move on, enter the door north of Room 305. SHOTGUN AMMO x2 can be found in the upper left corner of this area. The only other open door in this area is to the south, leading to the 200/300-block of rooms. Room 209 has a SPEAR in the toilet. Across from this room, towards the middle of the area, is a PITCHFORK. Room 301 has a FIRST AID KIT on the toilet that you must kill a Straight-jacket to claim. The 500-block is guarded by a Twoback. Room 503 has a mirror for you. Real world 503 is the home of an obsessive; the pictures are all of the Butcher, that demon that has been chopping everything up. The NOTE ON THE RITUAL is on the desk. Caliban is patrolling outside. He's no threat. A SHOVEL is outside the maintenance room. Inside maintenance, a TOOLBOX is on the floor in front of you. Go to your left to see a hole in the wall guarded by a Straight-jacket. Check every peephole in this hall for some interesting sights. Pay attention to the calendar on the wall in Room 500. The date circled is the 12th and must be important for it to be marked. Someone is keeping a TV near the bath tub in the Pink Moon Suite. There's a familiar red jacket and voices in the Rose Suite. (Are those syringes in the bathroom? Is Lisa on drugs?) Grab the BROKEN POLE nearby, the "SHOTGUN" PHOTO, and the MANAGER'S OFFICE KEY at the end of the hall. Check out Room 503's peephole to see ... holy hell! He's following us! He will have disappeared when you take a second look. Back in the maintenance room, the JANITOR'S NOTE is further back with a HEALTH DRINK and REDEEMER AMMO. There's also a vice back here; remember it for later. We need to get to the manager's office, and it's gonna take the long way. On your map, you should see a narrow passage behind the staff accommodation room. Head that way but equip your rifle. Two Twobacks are in this narrow corridor, and you should kill them from a distance to make it through okay. Consult your map to make it to the manager's office. Grab the nearby FILING CABINET and shoot the Twoback in the room. Pick up the ASSAULT RIFLE AMMO and DUTY LOG. Exit out the back. Unlock the nearby gate for easy access. To your right, Caliban waits by a TIRE IRON. In Room 108, a Twoback guards a HEALTH DRINK, ASSAULT RIFLE AMMO, and a CRATE. You'll also find the REDEEMER by the Confederate flag with a box of REDEEMER AMMO. This is your strongest firearm yet, so save your ammo for a big fight. Room 106 has a Twoback, a KITCHEN KNIFE, and RIFLE AMMO x2 by the window sill. Grab the ammo and run. Ignore the white noise past the Laundro Mat since it's only a Straight-jacket guarding a piece of JAGGED WOOD. Check out the sight outside the kitchen, equip a firearm (the assault rifle is good) and enter. =========== The Butcher =========== The Butcher is fairly slow, but it's still vitally important to keep your distance. His only attack seems to be to swing his big knife. Since the blade isn't that long, he has to be pretty close to cut you, and you should be able to survive a couple of swings before healing. He will initiate a two-button grapple with you if you are close enough. Failing this one means being impaled and is, I think, one of the most brutal in- game character deaths in a Silent Hill game. (Not overly gory but painful to watch nonetheless.) Use the island in the middle of the kitchen to give yourself breathing room. Stay in a corner and shoot him as he follows. When he's too close, run away to the next corner, manually reload, and continue shooting. Follow this merry-go-round cycle until he falls. With the assault rifle, it shouldn't take too long. You might not want to use the hunting rifle since it is too slow. Although Aya has e-mailed in to say that you can usually squeeze in 3-4 shots as long as you reload manually through the menu and not let Travis do it. The Redeemer is also a good choice for this match. Fighting with a melee weapon is obviously not advised since nothing you have will slow the Butcher down long enough to keep you safe from his knife. If you want, charge attacks may work, but they'll probably just put you right in the Butcher's clutches. Fight from a distance. When it's fallen, Travis will deliver the finishing blow in his own special way. There's a MEAT CLEAVER and MEAT GAFF in this room if you want them. The note, "TO MY ABSENT WIFE" is by the jukebox. Save and exit. In the pool area, enter the Game Room and approach the pinging pin ball machine at the back. (There are also five POOL CUES here if you need them.) Grab the TOKEN and leave for an audio flashback. Elsewhere outside, Room 201 has a Straight-jacket in. Room 102 has a Twoback guarding RIFLE AMMO x2 and a LIGHT STAND. You've no doubt noticed the shiny object on the bottom of the pool in this area. Travis doesn't feel like a swim, so put that on hold for now. In the Laundro Mat, a HEALTH DRINK rests on a nearby chair and the WASHING MACHINE MANUAL is in the middle of the room. Check the washer with the red light. ====================== Washing Machine Puzzle ====================== Reread the Janitor's Note and the Washing Machine Manual. The former tells you how to reset the machine: set it to low spin, 60 degree wash, drain, and pre-rinse. The manual tells you which symbols do what. Put your token in the machine and examine it. Because it is hard for me to accurately describe symbols, I'll also refer to them on a clock-face basis. For example, the symbol at 1 o'clock (the box with the arrow) is pre-rinse. Press X and use the arrow buttons to turn the dial on the washer to these symbols in this order; be sure to hit X after turning the dial to each symbol to get the washer to go through that cycle: 8 o'clock (low spin, circle with a dot in it) 4 o'clock (60 degree wash, water with two dots in it) 10 o'clock (drain, square with squiggly lines and down arrow) 1 o'clock (pre-rinse, square with arrow and dot) Your reward is the CLEOPATRA KEY. Go upstairs now. Room 111 holds nothing. The only other thing of interest here is the Cleopatra room. RIFLE AMMO sits on the table, and a PORTABLE TV is on the shelf. The "SNAKEBITE" PHOTO is on the bed. Jump through the hole in the bath tub for a scene. SHOTGUN AMMO, a TELEGRAM, and a TYPEWRITER are in the main room. That bastard, Kaufmann, has locked us in, so go back to the bathroom to find a mirror. A Twoback will meet you on the way out. The "OVERDOSE" PHOTO is on the wall here, and a MEAT HOOK is by the door. Outside, you'll notice that the pool has been drained. Go and pick up the JEWELED HEART. Up near Room 104, you'll find RIFLE AMMO x2. Room 102 holds nothing of interest. An ORNAMENTAL DAGGER is stuck in the diner. Take it. Up on the second floor, Room 112 is another fluke, as is 212. The Nero room has a slit in the door. Just the right size for a dagger, don't you think? SHOTGUN AMMO is in the first room. The "STABBING" PHOTO is in the next, with a MEAT CLEAVER and a hole in the bathroom. What's a Silent Hill game without jumping in a hole or two? Or three or four? Take the FIRST AID KIT to Travis' right before entering the other hole. Look through the peepholes and grab the SPEAR and the "BROKEN HEART" PHOTO at the end. (Isn't that Travis' father?) The "TO A GHOST" letter is in the maintenance room. Out the door, enter Room 503 and warp through the mirror. All these letters from Travis' father speak of great grief; his heart is broken, just like what the photo said. In his last letter, he spoke of a gift that his wife smashed. Since we're at an impasse, check your inventory to spy the jeweled heart, our last major item left. Examine it to see that something is rattling around inside. How are we going to break this heart? Remember the vice in the maintenance room? Go there and use the heart by it to smash it open for the WEDDING RING. Examine it to see that the month June is important. We're at another impasse. All we have left is a day and a month. This should remind you that we have a rotary calendar puzzle yet to solve. Make your way to Reception to get to it. ========================== The Rotary Calendar Puzzle ========================== This puzzle is already two-thirds solved. We have the day, the 12th, and the month, June, but we don't have the year. The Grady family fell on hard times after Helen was committed for attacking Travis. All Richard's lamentations spring from that event. If you remember the patient memos from the sanitarium, they're dated 1960 and 1961. Trying both years and figuring out which one is right is easy. However, if you want definite proof that the answer is 1961, check Travis' lucky quarter. It has the number 61 etched into it and is a keepsake he's had from when his parents died. It's not clear when Helen died, and we don't know what Richard did to himself (yet), but it's clear that both his parents "died" in some form or another in the year 1961. The full date on the rotary calendar is 06/12/1961. A small depression opens. The wedding ring fits there nicely. This reveals the ROOM 500 KEY behind you. You can only enter Room 500 from the Otherworld, so make your way back to the mirror in Room 503, watching out for the second Caliban now roaming about. A cutscene will take you to the door, which leads to a long staircase. Equip a firearm before entering the door below. =========================== The Memory of Richard Grady =========================== This room you're fighting in is the smallest boss fight area yet! This monster has two tendrils that will attempt to strangle you periodically. Mash the X button to come out of this grapple unscathed or else you will be strangled to death. The central head will also lash out and try to bite, as well as spew a gas at you. The biting attack looks vicious but doesn't seem to connect if you stay back against the wall. The gas attack is the most harmful because it is insanely hard to avoid; this is when the head's mouth closes and instantly pours gas in your direction. If you're quick, you can avoid the linear blast, but it's tough. You don't have much room in which to work. Running back and forth to the left and right is all you can do. Choose a gun like the assault rifle or Redeemer that is fast and powerful. The rifle is out. Stay back against the wall to avoid the bites, and prepare to heal if the gas attack hits you multiple times. When the tendrils appear, run back and forth to avoid them. The head does not attack at all while the tendrils are out. Stand to the far left or right and fire off a couple of shots/rounds. Run to the other side when the tendrils catch up to you. If you're lucky, you'll avoid them completely and will be able to pump enough rounds into the beast before you take much damage. Another strategy is to continue to stick to the two corners available to you. Stand in one and fire a couple of shots, but then instantly run to the other corner without waiting for the tendrils or the head to attack. If you fire and run quickly, the head should attack where you were, and you'll be free to fire a few more rounds before it recuperates. If you want, Luke has confirmed that the hunting rifle can be a good choice as long as you play it safe. Only squeeze off a few shots at a time. Aya has e-mailed in an alternate strategy: "As soon as you enter the room and the battle starts, don't move and start unloading the assault rifle on Richard. Immediately as soon as it runs out of ammo, enter the inv and reload (don't let Travis reload on screen) and keep shooting and repeat til he's down. During that time, if the tentacles come down just do the x mashing thing and go back to shooting. His head doesn't reach to bite. Finally, if he spews gas (looks more like blood to me) at you, don't try to avoid it, just take it and when you go to inv to reload, use a health drink to go back up to green. He can never make 2 spews between reloading, and most of the times not even 1. Even if you have no health items, as long as you enter with green health, you can take up to 2 spews, and you would have to be extremely unlucky for him to get a 3rd one in (usually i take only 1)." The TRUTH PIECE lies on the floor. Travis gives Alessa a piece of his mind and blacks out as usual. He'll wake up in front of a FIRST AID KIT and REDEEMER AMMO. Make your way through the rooms, making sure to examine the gurney Travis has his eye on. It's the one used to transport Alessa to her special room. Get the AMPOULE and ASSAULT RIFLE AMMO before nabbing the PRESENT PIECE on the floor. ================== The Flauros Puzzle ================== This puzzle is not overly hard, but it can be frustrating because you're not really given any hints. You're putting together the Flauros using the pieces you've collected. The present piece is the base and all others are the ends. Twist the present piece around to get a look at all the symbols on it. The end pieces have similar symbols on them (not exact, but similar). The idea is to get all the similar symbols matching on each side of the pyramid. This is mainly done through trial and error. Pick a side and pick a piece. Stick it on and rotate it so like symbols on all sides of the piece match the base. Make sure they match on all sides. All the symbols with lines and Xs should be on one side, all the circles with intersecting semi-circles on another, etc. It's like a cult version of a Rubix Cube except that this one is solvable. Once it's complete, follow Alessa up the stairs, into the hospital area we traversed earlier. Head straight for the exit for an amazing cutscene. ======================================== Nowhere [now] ======================================== I know that this place isn't technically Nowhere (from the first Silent Hill), but it was the first thing that came to mind when naming and playing this section. Also, "Nowhere" sounds cooler than "Alternate Silent Hill". Writer's rants aside, this place is pure, nightmarish Silent Hill. Get the SHOVEL and AMPOULE to Travis' right. Follow the linear path and make sure to grab the CHILD'S MAP on the wall. Alessa has your route planned. Monsters of all kinds stalk around Nowhere, but it's dark, so you can sneak around them easily. Go as far left on Koonts Street as you can to grab REDEEMER AMMO x2, a MEAT GAFF, and a FIRST AID KIT by the Twoback. Go back and head right on Koonts for ASSAULT RIFLE AMMO x2. Head north on Simons and you should see a PITCHFORK in a tree stump. Go left on Sagan. ASSAULT RIFLE AMMO x2 is past the Carrion. There's also a BROKEN POLE in the baby carriage. Follow your blue path right on Sagan to some ASSAULT RIFLE AMMO and an ENERGY DRINK. Follow the blue path the rest of the way until you spy a HEALTH DRINK and TIRE IRON ahead of you on a wall. Turn right and enter the Green Lion Antique Shop. Read the YELLOWED PAGE memo on the table and then enter the hole in the wall. You'll have to guide Travis through; just tilt the analog stick to the left and watch the scenery change. On the other end, you'll see an altar and six save points on the wall. This is a Silent Hill game's way of telling you that you're in the home stretch and had better save. Follow the red ... thing to another awesome scene. ============== Alessa's Dream ============== To alleviate confusion, I'm referring to this monster by the name the official strategy guide uses. It has three primary attacks. One is a close range arm swipe, easily avoided by staying far away. The second is when its hands glow orange and it summons fireballs to the area. You can tell where the fire's going to hit by looking for orange spots on the floor, but it's still hard to avoid getting hit at least once. One hit makes Travis reel, most likely getting him hit by another fireball. The third attack is when the beast rears back, screeches, and seems to tear apart its chest to shoot a linear beam of light. Run away from in front of it to avoid this. By far, the fire is the biggest annoyance in this fight, while the arm swipe does the most damage. Pick a firearm you like and go to town. Keep your distance but remember to drop everything and run when it screeches. The rifle is a good choice here, either the hunting or assault variety. It will take more bullets than average to take this monster down. Just repeat the major strategy of "stay in place, fire shots, run when confronted, rinse, repeat". If you want to fight man-to-demon with a melee weapon, wait for it to do one of its two long range attacks. The monster does not move during these, and it is safe to get close as long as you don't swing more times than you should. Take a few swats and then back off before it swipes at you. Travis will trap the beast in the Flauros after it's succumbed. If this is your first playthrough, you're guaranteed the good ending, which leads right into the original Silent Hill game. However, veterans of the series know that not everything ends up smelling like roses in this town... =============================================================================== Extras What's a Silent Hill game without extras? This title, surprisingly, has quite a few things to unlock. ======================================== Endings [end] ======================================== There are three endings to Silent Hill Ørigins. =============== The Good Ending =============== This is the default ending for all first-time playthroughs. In subsequent games, the only way to get it is simply to avoid the criteria for the other two, which involves not killing so many enemies and avoiding a certain key at the post office. This ending leads right up to the first Silent Hill game. ============== The Bad Ending ============== This ending is for those that want to know the truth about Travis as only Silent Hill could reveal it. To get this ending, you must kill a certain amount of enemies. The total is supposedly at least 200 and up, but this is debatable (it could actually be less than this). Just kill everything in sight and you're good to go. You can only get this ending after you've beaten the game at least once. Shedding so much blood over the course of the game awakens some repressed memories for our poor protagonist... ============== The UFO Ending ============== Yes, it's back, and it's amazing! To get this ending, you must have completed the game at least once. Check the stairs next to the post office that were blocked before to get the ROOM 502 KEY. Use this in the Riverside Motel in the real world to get your ending. ======================================== Accolades [acc] ======================================== New in Silent Hill Ørigins is the accolades system. Instead of being ranked at the end of a game, you gain accolades for certain criteria met while you played. Below is a full list, courtesy of the GameSpot forums, as well as tips to get each one. Completing an accolade usually nets you an item and always gets you a bonus costume for your next game. All weapons unlocked through accolades have either infinite durability or ammo. Savior: Beat the game the first time. This unlocks the Moon Gauntlets (melee). Tips: The whole point of this guide is to get you this accolade, so consult the walkthrough to finish if you need help. Butcher: Get the bad ending. This unlocks the Great Cleaver (melee). Tips: Getting the bad ending is not hard. The Moon Gauntlets you got from completing Savoir are powerful enough to mow every enemy down. Ambassador: Get the UFO ending. This unlocks the Tesla Rifle (firearm). Tips: There are multiple chances to grab the Room 502 key by the post office; one is right before the first visit to the hospital and the second is after the theatre. Just make sure you get it and use it at the real world motel. Stalker: Have your flashlight on for less then 3 hours. This unlocks the Night Vision Goggles (item). Tips: This one is easy since it is 10x safer to play this game without your flashlight on at all. If you can't see something onscreen, try turning the brightness up or quickly turn the flashlight on and then off when you're done. PS2 players may have a more difficult time here since their version is darker. You need to jack up the brightness on your TV to see well. Collector: Collect more than 300 items. Tips: The walkthrough will guide you to the locations of all the items I've found, and I get this accolade every single time. Sprinter: Beat the game in less than 2 hours. This costume makes it so Travis never tires while running. Tips: See the Sprinter Run section for tips on how to achieve this frustrating accolade. Sharpshooter: Kill 75% of enemies with firearms. Tips: Get the UFO ending, and the Tesla Rifle will help you get this with no problem. The gun isn't the most powerful thing out there, but you can't beat infinite ammo. Weaponsmith: Kill 75% of enemies with melee weapons. Tips: Use the Moon Gauntlets since they are over-powered and lay waste to everything. If not, there are so many melee weapons lying around that you should never be without one. Make sure not to stomp an enemy to kill them since that's a "fist kill". Brawler: Kill 50% of enemies with only your fists. Tips: Focus on monsters like Nurses, Straight-jackets, and Ariels. Since you only need a percentage of kills with your fists, kill these monsters and run from all the others. Stomping an enemy to kill them off counts as a "fist kill" since you're not using a weapon of any kind. Cartographer: Look at your map less than 25 times. Tips: This is one of the hardest to get, in my opinion, and my walkthrough might not help here since I reference the map a lot. Pay attention to Travis on this one: he turns his head to look at all open doors, so you shouldn't have to consult the map to find a path. Explorer: Distance traveled must be greater then 22,500 m (22.5 km). Tips: Getting this with the Collector accolade is a sure thing. Getting completely lost will also most likely net you this one. Daredevil: Beat the game without saving. Tips: Due to the game's length, this one is actually not too difficult. Try it in conjunction with a speed run. You can also cheat and take advantage of the PSP's stand-by feature: while playing the game, simply turn the PSP off and then back on when you're ready to continue, and your game should resume where you stopped. Fireman: Rescue Alessa in the beginning in less than 80 seconds. This unlocks the Fire Axe (melee). Tips: The exact specifics for this are confusing. I have yet to get it so I can't confirm any. Apparently, the timer starts only after you pick Alessa up. AfroMike says that you only have enough time to touch the flames and stumble twice before you're short on time. Mike D. shared how he earned it: "Basically as soon as you start head up the stairs and enter the door straight ahead. Then just zigzag around the burning furniture and pick up the girl. As soon as you do, turn back and run back out the same way you came until you crash through the floor. Then just keep following the path until Alessa clears 2 fires and head out the door. Quickly follow around the stairs and take a left out into the yard. Just remember to push START and O to skip the video and L to make the camera view in front of you so you don't constantly run into furniture you can't see." Time yourself and restart the game if you're not sure you made it. Codebreaker: Input the Konami Code anytime in the game. The code is up, up, down, down, left, right, left, right, X, O. You'll hear a chime if done correctly. Tips: Just enter the code on the in-game screen. You don't have to open your menu or anything. ======================================== Extra Options [exo] ======================================== When you beat the game once, you get more in the way of customizable options. Most of these were standard on previous Silent Hill titles; you must earn them for this game. ======== Walk/Run ======== Setting this to "Run" will automatically make Travis run everywhere, giving your thumb a rest from holding down square all the time. Holding square on "Run" will make him walk instead. =========== Extra Blood =========== For the Butcher in us all; fights are gorier and more blood is spilled. ============ Noise Filter ============ Turn this off if you want crisper graphics. The constant noise filter is a Silent Hill staple but turning this off makes seeing the incredible details easier. Also, if you turn the noise filter off, the screen will not turn grainy if a monster is near, so you need to rely on your radio more. ================= Bloody Footprints ================= Before, Travis would leave bloody footprints in his wake only after stepping in blood. Turn this on to make it so he always tracks blood. This also adds a sickening squelch to his step. ================ Torch Projection ================ Put a filter over your flashlight to make it project an image. Nothing beats staring down a monstrous version of your insane mother while shining a smiley face at her through your flashlight. =============================================================================== Sprinter Run [spr] This speed run is designed to help you achieve the Sprinter accolade. It's also a condensed walkthrough for those of you that want a no-nonsense guide without my text bogging you down. In the past, speed runs were necessary to get a 10-star ranking; now, its purpose is to net you a track suit costume that will make it so Travis never gets tired while running. (Many thanks to Mózsi Kiss for help revising this speed run.) A few starting hints: - Do not go out of your way to pick up any items you don't need unless they are healing items or energy drinks. - Use the energy drinks you have while running through the Silent Hill streets. - Don't worry about picking up memos. You are not graded on how many you collect, and all the puzzle solutions are below. - Use one of the bonus weapons when you have to fight; that way, you don't have to worry about durability or ammo, and boss fights will be over quickly. - Set the Walk/Run extra option to Run. - Go for the UFO ending to cut the game short. - Skip all cutscenes. Good luck. The Fire: - Play through this section normally. If you're lucky, you'll get the Fireman accolade here as well if you haven't already. Alchemilla Hospital: - Go north on Crichton and turn right on Koontz. - Go up the stairs north of the hospital to get the ROOM 502 KEY. Go south to enter the hospital. - Ride the elevator to the second floor. - Run past the nurse to 205, enter the mirror, and grab the PLASTIC LUNGS. - Get the GOLDEN EGG in 202. - Go to 204 and enter 312319 to get the PLASTIC HEART. - Go downstairs and use the golden egg on the door to the ladies' room. - Get the PLASTIC LIVER from the toilet and use the mirror. - Get the STAFF LOUNGE KEY in the real world. - Go to the lounge to get the EXAM ROOM key. - Get the PLASTIC STOMACH and PLASTIC INTESTINE from the sinks. Put all the organs in the anatomy doll: intestine first to the left, stomach to the lower left, liver on top of that, heart in the middle right, and lungs on top of that. Grab the GLASS EYES. - Go back through the women's restroom mirror. - Use the glass eyes on the other locked door in this hall. - Enter the exam room and then the doctor's office to battle for the FUTURE PIECE. Cedar Grove Sanitarium: - Go south on Canyon, west on Midway, cut south by town hall, west on Cielo, south on Low to enter the butcher shop. - Through the butcher shop, go east on Toluca and then north on Acadia. - Run due east through the sanitarium yard. - Inside, go through the east solarium and to the stairwell. Go to the second floor. - Head west to the TB ward. At the iron lung, press button 1 twice, button 3 twice, and button 5 twice for the BASEMENT KEY. - Downstairs, go up the diagonal hall and climb the stairs here to the second floor to the hydrotherapy room. Drain the tub. - Use the mirror in the Female Treatment Room on this floor. - Go down to the first floor and use the mirror in the women's restroom. - Flush the only open real world toilet. - Go to Female Dorm 5 to get the PATIENT BELONGINGS KEY; use it in the main foyer on this floor. - Use the mirror, take the SHOTGUN barring the door, then make your way to the eastern stairwell and the basement. - In the east pipe room, grab the INTERVIEW ARCHIVES KEY. Return through the mirror in the storage room down here. - Go up the nearby stairs to the second floor to the archives room. Use the mirror here. - Make your way downstairs by way of the western stairwell to the basement and up the diagonal hall. Go up to the first floor male wing. - Go straight to the infirmary and give the first doll the green pill, the second and third blue pills, the fourth a red pill, and the fifth a yellow pill. Take DR. HARRIS' KEY. - Go back downstairs through the diagonal hall to and through the basement mirror in the storage room by the southwestern stairwell. Go up the southwestern stairwell to the first floor to Dr. Harris' office for the JOCASTA ARTIFACT. - Head east to the women's room on this floor and use the mirror. - Open female seclusion with the Jocasta artifact and enter cell 5 to fight for the PAST PIECE. - Afterwards, get the THEATRE TICKET from the lobby table and the LUMBER YARD KEY outside. Artaud Theatre: - Go south on Acadia, west on Toluca, through the butcher shop, north on Low, east on Cielo, north on Borden, and across Midway to the lumber yard. - On the other side, go north on Industry as it curves and keep going straight across the street to the Greenfield Apartments. - Jump through the hole in the bathroom. - Run to Travis' right to use your ticket at the theatre. - Go through the auditorium and curtain control to the east wing. - Grab the SUN TOTEM in the director's office. - Use the mirror in the men's dressing room, grab the BALCONY CORRIDOR KEY in the director's office, and go back through the mirror. - Backtrack to the lobby and go up the stairs to the west to the balcony. - Get the four bulbs (750W, 125W, 250W, 500W) and exit the other side of the corridor. - Go south and get the MOON TOTEM. - Go back through the mirror in the men's dressing room by unlocking the north door in the room with the moon totem. Go all the way south and up the stairs. Place the moon totem on the left and the sun totem on the right. - Use the mirror in costume storage. - Go to the second catwalk down. Light A gets the 500W bulb, B gets 125W, C gets 750W, and D gets 250W. - Go south down the stairs here (without going to the Otherworld) to make it back to curtain control on the first floor. Flip the switch. - Flip scenery switch 1 and prop switch 2 for the forest. - In the forest, grab the STAGE OFFICE KEY and leave. - Go through curtain control up to the stage office to get the PROP CONTROL LEVER. - Return to the stage and flip scenery switch 2 and prop switch 3 to fight for the FALSEHOOD PIECE. - Grab the MOTEL KEY afterwards and leave. Riverside Motel: - Go west on Koontz and enter Andy's Books. - Punch 213 into the register to get the key to unlock the back door. - Head over to Crichton and go south to enter the general store. - Continue south on Crichton and then cut west to the employee entrance to Riverside Motel. - Go to reception and grab the ROOM 306 KEY. Exit out the back. - Go up the stairs in this area, around, and down the other side. - Unlock 306 and use the mirror. - Enter the 200/300-block and go south to the 500-block. Enter 503 and use the mirror. - Go next door to 502 and sit back and enjoy. =============================================================================== Trivia [tri] Silent Hill titles are known for sneaking in a lot of extra content with the gameplay and plot. This section will be ever-growing to try and list as many things as I find, though contributions are always welcome. It's probably best to read all these after having played the game at least once, since these will hopefully give you a reason to play it again. One thing to note: while the walkthrough above was written just for the PSP, this section was written while playing both the PSP and the PS2 versions. Because of the different platforms' limitations, there are actually places where the graphics are different. I don't know if this is the only reason some of them are changed, but the fact remains that both versions offer up different easter eggs and tidbits because of this. I'll try and note when something is version specific. ====================== Silent Hill References ====================== Ørigins shares an obvious connection to the first game, what with being a prequel and all. However, there are little scattered easter eggs that are meant for those who've been through Harry's traumatic experience already. For starters, one of the original game's easter eggs returns. On Harry's map, you could plainly see an eatery called "Konami Burger", a reference to the ones that made Silent Hill possible: Konami, of course. In Ørigins, it is somewhat hidden. It's the last (northernmost) building in the blue block of establishments on your map west of the post office. Stand towards the southern end of the park area here to get the camera to shift, and you should see a sign on the building that says something like "Kon ... Burge". The streets of Silent Hill are named for famous authors. Jess pointed out that Koontz street is a reference to writer Dean Koontz: "Dean Koontz is a prolific horror/thriller writer who has delt with themes similar to those of the game (repressed memories, the supernatural, innocent characters being involved in serious/life threatening events, the past coming back to haunt a person)." Crichton street (named for Michael Crichton) is also visible, as well as Wilson (Colin Wilson) and Simmons (San Simmons). (The last two are courtesy of Silent Hill Genesis: http://genesis.silenthillfever.com/) The names of the streets on Travis' map range from cities to foreign bottled water, so no continuity there. Jason has pointed out that the name Cielo is used in Shin Megami Tensei: Digital Devil Saga. The Shin Megami Tensei series uses a lot of cultural/mythological/religious icons: both Flauros and Samael make multiple appearances. Thomas sent in another explanation for the name Cielo: it was the name of the street where Charles Manson and his "family" butchered Sharon Tate and others. Jake sent in a suggestion for Borden street: Lizzie Borden was accused of chopping up her mother and then her father with an axe. (Get used to the theme of serial killers and murderers running throughout Ørigins; SPOILER WARNING: it's relevant.) When you go to pick up the Room 502 key at the nearby post office, Travis will note that there are moths on the building. This should conjure up memories of giant moths attacking Harry on the roof of the building across from the hospital. Looks like they still have some growing to do. Lastly, Travis runs around the same general area of town that Harry did (the business district). Ørigins' town map covers the southern area of this district, out of range of the first game. Alessa's map actually covers the area where Harry ran around, taking you right up to the Green Lion Antique Shop, which, as Harry found out, is the real center of the cult's religion. The Ørigins version is very nearly a direct facsimile of the first game's set up. ======================== Silent Hill 2 References ======================== According to an interview with the producers (courtesy of evilunleashed.com), this title has strong ties to Silent Hill 2, and it shows. Silent Hill 2 is undoubtedly a game with strong psychological aspects. The producers wanted to mirror that with Travis. Even though the story revolves around Alessa and the cult, the events during the game are all related to Travis. Travis and James are very much alike most likely because they share the same kind of psychological trauma. Take a look at the similarities: - both see demons that spit acid and are bound by their own skin (Patients and Straight-jackets) - both are plagued by a representation of their troubled psyche that chases them and tries to get them to realize the truth (Pyramid Head and the Butcher); not to mention that both wield impressive knives, attack humans and monsters indiscriminately, and hide their faces - both are plagued by the death of loved ones (Mary, Richard and Helen Grady) - both have a location in Silent Hill that is connected to their past that the town openly advertises to them in the form of a gigantic, dilapidated billboard; James has the Lake View Hotel with the sign along Nathan Avenue, and Travis has the Riverside Motel with a sign at the very start of the game You may think you're playing Silent Hill Ørigins to learn more about the cult's goings-on, but you're really digging into Travis' head. The games also get eerily similar when Travis gets to (and past) the Riverside Motel: - there are several instances when Travis must walk down long flights of stairs, reminiscent of James' long hike in the Silent Hill Historical Society, though Travis' stairs are nowhere near as long - Travis also has to jump down several holes; again, James has him beat in this category (hell, even Henry from Silent Hill 4 rivals James here) - after the motel and Nowhere, Travis sees six save points on a wall before fighting the big fight; James had nine - for the UFO ending, the dog that controlled the world of Silent Hill 2 comes back (or first arrives?) There's also one of the coolest easter eggs ever: Dahlia has a painting of Pyramid Head on her wall. In fact, it is very much like "Misty day, remains of the Judgment" from the Historical Society (in composition, anyway). The painting is on the second floor of her house, to the left of the door in front of the stairs. If you examine it, Travis says that there's something about it that makes him want to stare at it, but then he snaps back to reality and says he hasn't got time and that it will just burn with all the others. ============================== Silent Hill 3 and 4 References ============================== The same interview mentioned above said that Silent Hill 3 and 4 had an effect on Ørigins as well. Silent Hill 4 was the first game to introduce the idea of breakable melee weapons with the various golf clubs Henry finds, as well as the large amount of weapons to find. Ørigins also uses the same grainy filter that number 4 used when Henry encountered a ghost. It's also been noted that the Remnant monsters are related to the wheelchairs (or at least one in particular) in Silent Hill 4. When rescuing Eileen in the randomized hospital rooms, Henry comes across a harmless wheelchair with the shadow of its former owner, only visible because of the nearby light. The Remnants in Ørigins only show their full form in the light as well. (Credit to Aoi for pointing this out.) Silent Hill 3 has the ties to the Alessa/cult plot, but the only blatant reference I can find in Ørigins involves the Konami Code. Silent Hill 3 was the only one in the series that accepted the code and gave you a reward for using it: Douglas in nothing but boxers, his coat, and a tie (if you call that a reward). For using the code in Ørigins, you get an accolade which gives you a costume that looks like Vincent from Silent Hill 3. Also, Ørigins' UFO ending is done in a cartoony style much like 3's Revenge ending, and the child's map used towards the end of this game is just like the kid's map in the church. A two-fer reference occurs in the theatre. The Valtiel sect of the Silent Hill cult is mentioned in the theatre's program. The Valtiel sect is (or was) headed by Jimmy Stone (as seen in Silent Hill 4) and worshipped the "angel" Valtiel (as seen in Silent Hill 3) whose job it was to act as a "valet" to God and the Holy Mother who birthed her, watching over them and keeping the cycle of reincarnation (turning the valve) intact. ============================ Silent Hill Movie References ============================ It was rumored that this game referenced the movie in some way, and it looks like we've found how. ("We" being the numerous people who e-mailed me with the following info. Thanks!) If you look at the post office across from the hospital, you'll see that the windows have the zip code 98941 and the words "Roslyn, Wash" on them. (Unfortunately, the name and postal code seem to have been removed for the PS2 port; the windows just say "US Postal Service".) According to Wikipedia, Roslyn was a coal mining town in Washington situated on top of a mine. In 1892, an explosion occurred in said mine, and the entire town was hit with an earthquake-like shockwave. Burning timbers shot out of the ground and rained down ash and soot, causing numerous roof fires. This type of city-wide destruction is very Silent Hill-ish and the raining ash carries a resemblance to the events in the movie. To avoid spoiling anything, I won't go into details, but if you compare the end of the movie and Ørigins, they seem very similar. The formula is thus: our hero confronts the cult under Alessa's influence, then is incapacitated, then revives shortly after to see the cult get theirs in some form or other, and then [possibly?] escapes. Another tie between the movie and Ørigins is in the effects used to transition to the Otherworld. Because of the mirrors, we only get to see one real shift in the game, and it's in the cutscene after the motel when Travis exits from the hospital a second time. When Alessa makes her impressive entrance, she causes the scenery to flake up and off to make way for the Otherworld. This "flaking" effect was used in the movie frequently. (Thanks to Scott for this reference.) Seta has sent in another possible tie to the movie: the Caliban enemy that looks somewhat like the only original monster in the film, the janitor. Konami actually asked the movie people if they could use the janitor design in future projects, and this may have been a product of their saying yes: "The legs bend over backwards up to the head, the head trying to stay above the ground, and using the arms to move. Also note that both the janitor and Caliban have no (visible) eyes. The barbed wire is missing, and there are buffalo elements instead. But he still looks and moves very similar." I wholeheartedly agree. ================================== The Tempest and The Artaud Theatre ================================== Two monsters in this game find their source in The Tempest by William Shakespeare, supposedly the last play written solely by himself and the last play to be put on in the Artaud Theatre. Ariel, the "airy spirit", is named for the magician Prospero's familiar. Caliban is the deformed slave of Prospero. The monsters from the play are the concoction of a child that snuck into the theatre one day and watched the production. Some of the major themes in the play are justice and the lack thereof, the problem with distinguishing men from monsters, and magic. All of these are easily applicable to Silent Hill Ørigins. It is very likely that the child who snuck into the theatre is Alessa. Both Travis and Alessa fit into the themes of The Tempest quite well but more so for Alessa. Mike has e-mailed me with a number of reasons: "- The note says the child is female. "- The actor playing Prospero is brought down with a hellish nosebleed during the rehearsal the child witnessed. We know that the child ' Seemed to dislike Prospero intensely' and also that Alessa's telekinetic powers were something of a bane to those who upset her. "- Alessa was terrified of dogs, hence the dog monsters in SH1 (dog monsters weren't seen again until SH3, and then only by Alessa in different form), and the Caliban costume is a very doggy costume, requiring the actor to go on all fours. "- Act 1, Scene 2 of the Tempest (which was the act and scene being rehearsed when Toby got his nosebleed) has Prospero talking to his daughter Miranda about his sourcery and telling her that ' I have done nothing but in care of thee, Of thee, my dear one, thee, my daughter, who Art ignorant of what thou art'. I don't know about you, but a girl being told she is ignorant of her true self sounds very familiar to me." However, for me, this begs the question of why Travis is led to the theatre when it seems to be the only location that is not directly related to his past. The two audio clips that play in the theatre are centered on Caliban. The first audio flashback on the stage is from the very beginning of the play. Miranda, Prospero's daughter, is pleading for Ferdinand, the son of the one who unseated Prospero. Tony gets too sick to continue the lines, which go on to mention Caliban. The audio that chimes in when you take the stage office key is Caliban's speech from Act 3, scene 2. According to SparkNotes, its purpose is to show Caliban's humanity even though he's been portrayed as nothing but a monster up until then. A note on the theatre itself: the Artaud Theatre is named for Antonin Artaud, who came up with the idea of the Theatre of Cruelty. According to Wikipedia, "he meant not exclusively sadism or causing pain [in the idea of cruelty], but just as often a violent, physical determination to shatter the false reality." The idea of false realities is HUGE in Silent Hill, so this theatre is aptly named. In fact, the philosophy behind the Theatre of Cruelty matches the idea behind Silent Hill (both the town and the games) so well. This goes especially for the third tenet: "cruelty as theatrical presentation", which "aimed to hurl the spectator into the centre of the action, forcing them to engage with the performance on an instinctive level". As survival/psychological horror gamers, is that not what has happened to you? (Credit goes to an anonymous e-mailer for picking up on this reference.) ========== Twin Peaks ========== Twin Peaks, directed by David Lynch, was a show that aired between 1990 and 1991. The small-town setting and atmosphere could be called Silent Hill-ish from what we know of "regular" life in town, but Twin Peaks also has its own "Otherwordly" aspects. Steve Sheppard has e-mailed me with two references: "At the motel stage near the end the decor is modeled a lot after the Great Northern Hotel in Twin Peaks. Mainly the totem poles everywhere. "You have to configure the stage to look like an Owl in a cave to fight the boss of the theater stage. Owl Cave held the gateway to the White/Black Lodge in Twin Peaks. The lodge (the red room) was twin peaks version of Nowhere." Jérôme has also sent one in: "Here's another Twin Peaks reference: at the motel, in room 302, you can find a suitcase filled with shoes, it could be a reference to the bearded one-armed man. A very important character in the TP mythology, he's a friend of the red little man ( the little-man-from-another-planet ). In the show, Dale Cooper finally manages to corner the one-armed man in a motel room. When Cooper interrogates him, he pretends to be a salesman on the road. On the bed of the room, the man opens a suitcase filled with shoe samples..." ========= Session 9 ========= Thanks to trivia posts on the GameFAQs message boards, it was pointed out that Cedar Grove Sanitarium carries some resemblance to Danvers Hospital in the movie Session 9. Session 9, directed by Brad Anderson in 2001, has been referenced before in Silent Hill 3. Its themes of memory repression and its freaky hospital setting are enough to make a connection to Silent Hill. In the movie, the hospital had what the security guard called a "bat" motif, with the main offices in the middle and male and female wings branching off from the "bat body". This set-up is exactly like the one in Cedar Grove. Wheelchairs are also prominent in Session 9. The popular image is a lone chair sitting in a hall, calling to whomever looks at it with a troubled past and stirring up haunting memories. Ørigins features a number of solitary wheelchairs in the large day rooms. Travis notes that he's been lucky enough to have never had to use one. One last reference is in the stairwells. Session 9 featured a chase of sorts up and down the stairwells of the patient wings. Players of Ørigins know that they have to climb up and down their fair share of stairs. ================================ The Rooms of the Riverside Motel ================================ At the Riverside Motel, Travis encounters the truth about what happened to his father: he committed suicide. A stunned, young Travis would block this out of his mind, but the Riverside Motel would rather he remember. A number of suicide clues are found in the names of the suites and the scattered photos. Huajun Chen sent in some great detective work for a number of these rooms: "The ever-so-famous Cleopatra allowed an asp to bite her arm with intention of suicide; thus the 'SNAKEBITE PHOTO'. "Nero was the last Roman Emperor of the Julio-Claudian dynasty and committed suicide by stabbing himself with the help of his secretary; thus the 'STABBING PHOTO'. "Now here's where the ancient history references end. Concerning the Pink Moon Suite...I got to say that the creators of Silent Hill are subtle. 'Pink Moon' was the title of the last album produced by a famous British singer named Nick Drake. He committed suicide from an overdose of amitriptyline, an antidepressant; thus the 'OVERDOSE PHOTO'. "And of course, the last photo the 'BROKEN HEART PHOTO' is a reference to Travis' father. Something that should be noted is that all four photos depict, not just methods of killing, but of suicide." There's also a suite named "Lucretia", next to the Nero Suite. Lucretia was a Roman noblewoman who was raped by the son of the last king of Rome, Sextus Tarquinius. After telling her family what happened, she killed herself. Paintings depicting her in the act show her with a knife in one hand, so she is also a candidate for the "STABBING" photo. There's a couple of pictures of Marilyn Monroe in the Rose Suite. Lori wrote in saying, "Marliyn was John Elton's 'rose' in his original song that he remade for princess Di (Englands rose)." There are also drugs in the room, a nod towards how she died, which may or may not have been a suicide. The "SHOTGUN" photo seems to be missing a reference in the motel, but if you paid attention at the beginning of the game, you would have noticed a billboard mentioning the name Hemingway (see the tidbits below for more on its relevance). Hemingway committed suicide with a shotgun blast to the head, and the billboard with his name on it is right next to one for the Riverside Motel. ============== Random Tidbits ============== Just scattered facts and observations: The heavy downpour stops as soon as Travis leaves his cab and sees Alessa and the fog. Alessa calls Travis' name as he walks down the road during the opening credits and song. Travis passes two billboards on the road. One is for the Riverside Motel and the other is for cigarettes that says "You're never alone with a Hemingway." We'll find out later that Travis does smoke on occasion, but what is more relevant is the brand name: Hemingway was a famous American author whose works were, according to Wikipedia, characterized by "stoic men who exhibit an ideal described as 'grace under pressure'". (The idea of stoicism could definitely be applied to Travis.) Hemingway also committed suicide. Walking along the road in the PS2 version, you can see a truck that's broken down/crashed. This is a clever bit of foreshadowing: Harry will be in the exact same situation at the start of the first Silent Hill. (On the PSP, there's a pile of boxes instead of a truck.) Travis passes a sign that says "Welcome to Silent Hill". The sign should say something like "You are now leaving Silent Hill" on the back, but it only says "Silent Hill". Why? Because everyone knows there is no leaving Silent Hill! The Gillespie house has appeared before in the intro video to the first Silent Hill, and its interior was part of the Nowhere level. This is the first time we actually see it in a game and get to enter it for real. Check out the picture of Dahlia and Alessa together in front of their home on the wall to the right of where you find Alessa on the floor. (This is just for the PSP.) If you examine the floor where Alessa was after picking her up, Travis will note the Halo of the Sun and say that it makes his head hurt, not unlike the effects it has on Heather in Silent Hill 3. After dropping through the floor, Travis turns his head to look at all the bookshelves around the house. However, when you interact with one, he says he doesn't have time for it now. (Thanks to Louchavelli for pointing this out.) In the streets, if you go near a trash can, you can sometimes hear the sounds of it moving, toppling over, etc. If you go near where a road is caved in, you can hear the sounds of gravel and buildings collapsing. There is a tower of boxes labeled "MSG" piled outside of Konami Burger. For those of you who don't know, MSG is monosodium glutamate: a flavor enhancer and preservative that has a "bad" reputation because most people either react allergically to it or just don't like it. Whether it's from the oriental eatery next door that changes depending on your version of the game or the burger joint is unclear. Either way, someone's putting a lot of unneeded chemicals in their food. (Credit to Jace for this find.) There are posters in the hospital that say "Don't play with matches" and have what appears to be a disfigured child on them. In the hospital hallway with the restrooms and the alternate exit, you can hear a noise that sounds like a muffled telephone ringing or the hum of some old office equipment. To my knowledge, this is not part of the background music even though it loops like it, so this is yet another ambient/creepy sound effect. (Thanks to Scott for pointing out the noise.) There's a notice about a fundraising event in the hospital that Travis won't take his eyes off of, yet won't pick up. Travis turns his head to stare at all the stretchers in the hospital that were used to carry Alessa. There are some posters in the hospital that say "Hospitals are good." Those who've played Silent Hill 3 know how Alessa feels about hospitals (plus, let's not forget the fact that she's wasting away in the basement when Travis arrives). Some of these posters are actually flipped, perhaps to show Alessa's feelings. When Travis touches the mirror in the hospital for his first trip to the Otherworld, his reflection twitches madly. This is a reference to Adrian Lyne's film Jacob's Ladder, one of the first major influences for the Silent Hill series. The cigarettes in the ash tray in the staff lounge are still smoking. There's a mutilated corpse in the Otherworld where the anatomy doll was, and Travis wonders what kind of monster would pluck out its eyes, when he did just that not two minutes ago. After finishing the first hospital level, Travis mutters, "This can't be happening!" as the world goes dark around him and he reenters the real world. Amanda has pointed out that this could be a coincidental nod to when the sanity meter runs out in Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Requiem, which is an awesome game when it comes to freaky scares. When they go crazy, characters in that title usually scream out, freak out, and then snap back to the real world. The actual name of the butcher shop is "The Family Butcher". Travis shows genuine sympathy for all the monsters killed by the Butcher. When your health is in the red, Travis' breathing becomes raspy and he clutches his side. You can hear muffled speech from inside the locked doctor's office in the sanitarium. Amanda has pointed out an interesting painting that can be seen in several places, the first being in the west solarium. The painting is of a man with a huge grin on his face; it almost looks like a real photo turned into a graphic for the game. It can be seen again in the Public Records Office and nowhere else that we've noticed, so this isn't a case of recurring graphic-itis. Thomas e-mailed me to say that the picture reminded him of Ronald Reagan: "the painting/photo in question is very reminiscent of Ronald Reagan, who was (along with being a former president of the United States) widely criticized for cutting funding to social programs that helped the mentally ill, resulting in the closing of many mental health facilities and the vagrancy of many mentally-ill people (this was all in the mid-late 1980s)." To compare, here's some pictures he found: http://img.photobucket.com/ albums/v460/sophialee/Silent%20Hill%20Origins/reagan.jpg After looking at pictures of Reagan and then the painting, you can tell that they're not identical except in the way the two men are dressed and the eerie smile. However, the connection to insane asylums was too good to pass up. On the first floor of the female wing, there are cabinets along the hall that Travis stares at but can't find anything interesting about. A lot of the background ambience that plays when wandering around the corridors of the real world sanitarium sounds like music from Silent Hill 2. There are plenty of medical posters on the walls of the sanitarium, but one of the more prominent ones reads "PTSD: Fact or fiction?" PTSD is posttraumatic stress disorder. According to Wikipedia, it "is an anxiety disorder that can develop after exposure to a terrifying event or ordeal in which grave physical harm occurred or was threatened. It is a severe and ongoing emotional reaction to an extreme psychological trauma. This stressor may involve someone's actual death or a threat to the patient's or someone else's life, serious physical injury, or threat to physical and/or psychological integrity, to a degree that usual psychological defenses are incapable of coping." If you need help linking this to Travis, you haven't been paying attention! Other posters in the sanitarium read "Hypno-Therapy: Unlock Your Potential!" and "Cognytolyn... ...the solution to a Global problem". (For the record, "cognytolyn" is not a real word.) Kris has noted that Travis stares at a shelf in the sanitarium laundry room even after picking up all the items. Travis apparently has a staring problem. Jaff has noted what looks like a smiley face visible in one of the sanitarium mirrors. For a picture, go here: http://img.photobucket.com/ albums/v460/sophialee/Silent%20Hill%20Origins/smile.jpg Jaff has also found pages of Konami's "Lost Memories" scattered around the sanitarium. For an example, go here (found in the room with the Doll/Pill Puzzle): http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v460/sophialee/ Silent%20Hill%20Origins/lm.jpg The text is insanely small; if you want to read the real deal, go here: http://www.translatedmemories.com/ The Jocasta artifact in the sanitarium is named for Oedipus' mother, the queen of Thebes, in the story bearing his name (Oedipus the King). When an oracle tells her husband, Laius, that his own son will kill him, Jocasta orders the baby to be left for dead in a forest after injuring his foot so he cannot make it back. Other plays advertised in the Artaud Theatre include Julius Caesar and Romeo and Juliet. In the theatre, if you enter the mirror on the stage without setting the scene, Travis will find nothing but will intently stare at the spotlights to his left, even after noting that they don't work. If you examine the shovel melee weapon, Travis will note that it is "good for maiming bodies and then for burying them". The cardboard cut-out in Andy's Books holding the assault rifle looks an awful lot like Travis. Travis only laughs at his own jokes. The till receipt in the general store contains a reference to a line from George Orwell's novel 1984; the exact line: "Here comes a candle to light you to bed, here comes a chopper to chop off your head!" (Thanks to Huajun Chen for this tidbit.) An anonymous e-mailer sent in even more info on the original nursery rhyme, titled "Oranges and Lemons": "Speculation about the versions of 'Oranges and Lemons' which *do* contain those lines include the notion that the ringing of the church bells in London and its environs were to mark a public execution in London." Keeping in mind the nature of the Butcher, these lines have even more meaning. On the second floor of the 300-block of Riverside Motel rooms, you can hear someone running. Jérôme has a possible explanation for the wedding party in the motel: "About the suit and the wedding dress in room 316, it could be a reference to Michael Cimino's The Deer Hunter. I've seen it 6 years ago, so I don't remember it accurately but I think something went wrong with the marriage. I can't remember if the groom survived at the end of the movie." In Room 309, Travis takes a health drink straight out of a toilet. Ever since Silent Hill 2, there has been a long-running line of "reaching into toilet" gags. Travis is apparently the first man in Silent Hill brave enough to reach into a toilet for something, though the one in the motel wasn't full of gross blockage like the one in the Blue Creek Apartments. Travis breathes really heavily every time he looks in a room through a peephole. Taxidermy makes Travis feel bad. In the game room at the motel, Travis says he only smokes when he's happy. Examining one of the cigarette machines will make him say that he doesn't want a smoke right now. The pinball machine with the token on it, fittingly enough, has a big rig theme to it. It also features a horizontally flipped version of this picture of Farrah Fawcett: http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v460/ sophialee/Silent%20Hill%20Origins/farrahfawcett.jpg. (Credit to eagle eye Brian for this find.) Luke has pointed out that the third pinball machine on the right features the band KISS. The lights are on and flickering in room 213 at the motel, but the door is closed. Bronson has e-mailed a possible reference concerning this room, saying 213 was the number of Jeffrey Dahmer's apartment. Dahmer was a serial killer who murdered 17 men and boys and apparently stored corpses and other unspeakable things in his room, which is not unlike all the hanging corpses you can see in the Otherworld motel. Makes you glad the door is shut, yeah? We could go into a lot more detail here, but I'm trying not to spoil anything too badly. Leonardo da Vinci's famous "Vitruvian Man" drawing can be found on the walls of some of the motel rooms. Before you jump down through the hole in the Cleopatra Suite, you should be able to hear a woman laughing, among other sounds. (You know, just in case you were unsure about what Lisa and Kaufmann were doing downstairs.) In the Green Lion, you can see a picture of what could be the Almighty Dog (from the UFO ending) by the hole in the wall. (Thanks to alys D for pointing this out.) Tommy has pointed out an interesting oversight/tidbit: Travis left the lights on in his truck, but it starts up with no problems when he goes to leave. This could either be a mistake on the developers' part or a hint for those of you looking to analyze time in the Otherworld in relation to time in the real world. Maybe his lights weren't on that long after all? Paul has pointed out that the last name Grady has a history of crazy attached to it, specifically in a loose reference to The Shining by Stephen King. The caretaker who murdered his family was named Delbert Grady, and his spirit haunts the Overlook Hotel. Though Travis' father was more suicidal than homicidal, his spirit also haunts a hotel-like establishment. Scott has sent in an interesting note about the Good ending: "In the final cutscene of the game, we see that the trucking company Travis works for is based in Owl Creek, Alabama. Now, I might be reading a bit too much into it, but this could be a reference to Ambrose Bierce's short story, 'An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge.'" A few more facts about what we can see on the truck: Travis is hauling for Ambrose Trucking & Haulage, and the date written on the side of the trailer is 1891. Ambrose is, of course, from the author's name, and the date is when the story was first anthologized. "An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge" is about a false reality that a man conjures up in order to escape his death. He is slated to be executed by hanging and believes he gets away by a twist of fate but, in fact, is killed on the spot, and readers realize his elaborate escape was all in his head. To me, this instantly brings up memories of the first Silent Hill's Bad ending, but it also works for Ørigins (see the note above about the truck's headlights). =============================================================================== Miscellaneous [mis] If anything in this document is inaccurate, you have comments and critiques or you have a question about the game, feel free to let me know at SophiaLee04 at yahoo dot com. Be sure to mention "Silent Hill Ørigins" in the title. There's not much to add to the gameplay section of this document, but I'm always open for more trivia. Contributions are always welcome! ============= Credit/Thanks ============= Thanks all around to: Konami for an excellent series and Climax for a wonderful game. ninjarza over at GameSpot for the accolades list. I could not for the life of me find the criteria for each accolade until Google led me to your post. Konami's official Silent Hill Ørigins site for the names of most of the monsters. BradyGAMES' official guide for the monster names Konami didn't supply. (Although I did make up the names for the Richard and Helen bosses.) evilunleashed.com for the interview with the game's producers. Steve Sheppard and Jérôme for the Twin Peaks trivia. Michael Preston for a spelling correction. AfroMike (GummySnakes) for alternate Caliban strategy and help with the tips for the accolades. Mike D. for help with the Fireman accolade. lov kai for pointing out that stomps count as fist kills. sam hill for a trivia suggestion. everyone that e-mailed me with Roslyn info. Bronson for room 213/Dahmer info. SparkNotes for information on The Tempest. In all my English courses, I've never had to read that one. I love Silent Hill, but I hate Shakespeare more, so I used SparkNotes to get the jist of the plot and the major themes so I wouldn't have to read it. Mike for more theories on how The Tempest fits into Silent Hill. Mózsi Kiss for tremendous help with my Sprinter Run. the trivia posts at GameFAQs for the hints at Session 9 references. Aoi for the Silent Hill 4 wheelchair note. an anonymous e-mailer for the Artaud information. imdb.com for basic info on Twin Peaks and Session 9. Huajun Chen for the 1984 trivia bit as well as detailed info on the special rooms in Riverside Motel and Wikipedia for info on Lucretia. Jess for the info on Dean Koontz and Silent Hill Genesis (http://genesis. silenthillfever.com/) for other author references. Jason for digging up the names Cielo, Flauros, and Samael in relation to SMT:DDS. Jake for relating Borden street to Lizzie Borden. Thomas for more info on Cielo. Jaff for screencaps and extras found in the Sanitarium. alys D for showing me the dog in the antique shop. Stevo99801 for help with figuring the game's item system. Louchavelli for noting the bookcases in the Gillespie house. one more time for Wikipedia for info on posttraumatic stress disorder. Kris for pointing out another of Travis' staring problems. Tommy for a trivia bit about the truck's lights. Paul for linking the name Grady to The Shining. Lori for the note about Marilyn Monroe. Brian for more pinball trivia. Luke for the bit about the KISS pinball machine and fighting Richard. Scott for the Owl Creek information and noting the muffled phone(?) in the hospital. Amanda for the Eternal Darkness line. another anonymous e-mailer for sending in a lot of detailed info on the "Oranges and Lemons" line from a theatre memo. Jace for uncovering the truth about Konami Burger's flavorful menu. Amanda for the lead on the creepy painting in the sanitarium and Thomas for a possible reference concerning said painting. Scott for another tie between this game and the movie. Aya for e-mailing strategies for the Butcher and Memory of Richard fights. Seta for another movie reference. my friend Lara for taking me out to eat at 1 in the morning so I'd have enough energy to keep writing. GameFAQs writer Conquerer for showing us all what a Silent Hill guide should be like. The time and effort put into this guide's trivia section and puzzle solutions was inspired by his work. Wikipedia for being an all-in-one source. When looking up the relevancy of subjects like Artaud, Hemingway, and PTSD, nothing beats it. all the gaming sites that host my guides. =============== Version History =============== 1.44 - 06/21/08: along with some trivia, I've gotten some boss fight ad-ons for the Butcher and Richard 1.43 - 04/29/08: you got it, more trivia, but not much more; from now on, we'll just assume that whenever this document is updated, it is trivia related 1.42 - 04/21/08: more trivia, all in the tidbits section 1.41 - 04/06/08: the trivia section is now up-to-date with all the things people sent in; sorry it took so long 1.40 - 03/11/08: I have the PS2 port and am happy to say that it plays the same as the PSP version so far (although I prefer the latter); I've been scouting for new trivia as well as looking into some that people have sent in; most of the new stuff is in the tidbits section 1.39 - 02/20/08: shuffled some trivia around and added a note about the item system before the walkthrough 1.38 - 02/03/08: added more hints for getting the Fireman accolade 1.37 - 01/31/08: two new trivia finds added under the tidbits; just look for the long URLs to find them 1.36 - 01/21/08: added a section under trivia concerning the motel and its suicide-themed rooms and made an addition to the Brawler accolade's tips 1.35 - 01/16/08: more trivia added, mostly under tidbits and the first Silent Hill 1.34 - 01/06/08: went through and did proofreading and added trivia; there isn't much more I can add that has to do with the actual game 1.33 - 12/16/07: thanks to a friendly e-mail, I have revamped the Sprinter Run; where I had oversimplified, not been clear, and been downright wrong has now [hopefully] been fixed; more trivia has also been added 1.32 - 11/25/07: added tips on how to achieve all the accolades as well as more trivia bits here and there 1.31 - 11/18/07: Sprinter Run added, but I have yet to test it so I apologize if anything's missing; I also fine-tuned the walkthrough to include more items and more info on bosses; the trivia section is growing bigger 1.20 - 11/13/07: added the monsters and trivia section; the latter still needs lots of work; I'm also considering making a condensed, bulleted walkthrough for the Sprinter run 1.00 - 11/11/07: walkthrough finished and submitted at 6 in the morning; all for the love of the game, baby 0.00 - 11/09/07: walkthrough started with a case of Coca-Cola by the keyboard ===== Hosts ===== Below are the sites that have permission to host this guide. They should all have the same version, but it's not a guarantee. Check the sites at the top of the list first for the latest. GameFAQs, http://www.gamefaqs.com Neoseeker, http://www.neoseeker.com HonestGamers, http://www.honestgamers.com Super Cheats, http://www.supercheats.com Cheat Code Central, http://www.cheatcc.com Game Revolution, http://www.gamerevolution.com GamesRadar, http://www.gamesradar.com Gamer Database, http://www.gamerdatabase.com pwnGuide, http://www.pwnguide.com ========== Legal Info ========== This walkthrough was typed up solely for personal and private uses. Please do not redistribute, alter, or do anything remotely suspicious or illegal with it. Ask if you're not sure. Copyright infringement is not cool; it's the kind of thing people are sent to Silent Hill for. Copyright (©) 2007, 2008 Georgi Samaras</p>