Silent Hill 2 Secrets Unearthed 17 Years After the Game's Release

17 years after its initial release it seems that Komani's infamous survival horror game, Silent Hill 2, is still withholding secrets.

17 years after its initial release it seems that Konami’s infamous survival horror game, Silent Hill 2, has still been holding onto a few secrets.

Data miner and Twitter user @punk_7890 discovered that there is a cheat code that allows for a mini-map to appear in the top right-hand corner of the screen. A second code grants access to a save anywhere function. Although the availability of a mini-map was previously uncovered by data miners, it was unknown how to actually access it in-game. This could be, in part, due to the fact that it is only available on the original PlayStation 2 release.


Accessing these features calls for more than simply typing in the corresponding cheat codes though. First, the player must unlock the game’s “Dog Ending” before the codes will work. In order to earn that particular ending, they must first have seen all the “In Water,” “Leave,” and “Maria” endings or have beaten the game and earned the “Rebirth” ending.

Silent Hill 2 isn’t the only game to keep kept its secrets from prying eyes for an extraordinarily long time, the original Mortal Kombat series also had some secrets buried inside that remained hidden for almost 25 years. In 2016 it was discovered that a complex button sequence unlocked a new set of options when punched into the original arcade cabinets for Mortal Kombat 1-3.

For more horror action, check out DualShockers’ take on the upcoming Resident Evil 2 Remake.

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Eoghan Murphy

Eoghan is a gaming veteran with over 25 years of button mashing experience under his belt, and a particular interest in eSports. When not playing or collecting games, he can be heard presenting and producing radio shows in Ireland.

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