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About the Project

Silent Hill 2: Enhanced Edition is an ongoing project of enhancement packages that makes the PC version of Silent Hill 2 compatible with modern hardware and playable in a 16:9 widescreen aspect ratio, while improving visuals, audio, and bugs.

Examples of what Silent Hill 2: Enhanced Edition provides are: The use of a widescreen camera; high definition resolutions; upscaled fonts and 2D images; PlayStation 2 quality audio, fog, and shadows; restored post-processing effects; better controller support; and much more.

Made by a collaborative team of modders and programmers, the use of these enhancement packages makes for a definitive Silent Hill 2 HD experience.

Browse the media below to see examples of the many improvements and enhancements in action.

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Learn more about the fixes and enhancements we're implementing by viewing our project video updates.

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Soft Shadows

Soft shadows are restored for Silent Hill 2: Enhanced Edition.

Self Shadows

Dynamic objects receiving shadows upon themselves is restored for Silent Hill 2: Enhanced Edition.

Restored Effects

Post-processing effects, such as the depth-of-field blur, are restored.

Restored Effects

Post-processing effects, such as motion blur, are restored.

Restored Effects

Post-processing effects, such as pseudo light blooms, along with shadow levels, are restored.

Restored Fog Density

Fog density is restored and is also fully customizable for Silent Hill 2: Enhanced Edition, if you prefer to have more or less of it.

Lighting Adjustments

Lighting levels have been restored to their original values to correctly brighten environments and dynamic objects.

Upscaled Full Screen Images

Full screen, 2D images have been AI-upscaled or lovingly recreated by hand, making them the highest quality versions to date.
Note: Only the main menu and save screens have been upscaled so far. This is a current work-in-progress.

High Resolution Font

A high resolution font makes for improved legibility and presentation.

Scaled Cutscenes

Silent Hill 2: Enhanced Edition scales cutscenes to match their original 4:3 horizontal compositions. This hides any visual anomolies, when played in widescreen.

Scaled Cutscenes

Scaled cutscenes, when played in widescreen, hide incorrect visuals such as "frozen" characters you were never meant to see, that are supposed to be just out of bounds.

Softer Shadows

Silent Hill 2: Enhanced Edition maintains softer shadows at higher rendering resolutions.

Restored Fog Density

Fog density is restored and is also fully customizable for Silent Hill 2: Enhanced Edition, if you prefer to have more or less of it.

Per-Pixel Lighting

Per-pixel lighting creates round and smooth lighting effects, as seen in Silent Hill 2: Enhanced Edition.

Preserve Environment Visuals

For Silent Hill 2: Enhanced Edition, chunks of the environment stay visible when the camera is close to their geometry, when played in a widescreen aspect ratio.

Camera Adjustments

Stationary cameras have been adjusted in Silent Hill 2: Enhanced Edition to prevent the camera from clipping into walls at certain angles, when played in widescreen.

Maintain Image Aspect Ratio

Full screen, 2D images maintain their original aspect ratios, when played in widescreen, for Silent Hill 2: Enhanced Edition. This prevents image stretching/distortion.

Maintain Menu Aspect Ratio/High Resolution Font

Menus maintain their original aspect ratios, when played in widescreen, for Silent Hill 2: Enhanced Edition. And a high resolution font makes for improved legibility and presentation.

Texture Mapping

Correct texture mapping is accounted for in Silent Hill 2: Enhanced Edition.

Increased Draw Distance

The front draw distance for Silent Hill 2: Enhanced Edition is increased to hide the environment loading into frame. (Images brightened to better illustrate.)

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System Requirements


Minimum

OS: Windows 71

Processor: PassMark Single Thread rating of around 800 (such as Intel i3-4020Y or AMD E2-9010) with two cores

Graphics Type: Integrated Graphics Card2

Graphics: PassMark G3D Mark rating of around 500 (such as Intel HD 4400 or Radeon HD 8670M)

Memory: 2 GB RAM (Windows 7), 4 GB RAM (Windows 10)3

Storage: 8 GB available space

Recommended

OS: Windows 101

Processor: PassMark Single Thread rating of around 1000 (such as Intel Core i5-750 or AMD Phenom II X4 B95) with four cores or better

Graphics Type: Dedicated Graphics Card

Graphics: PassMark G3D Mark rating of around 1000 (such as GeForce GTX 295 or Radeon HD 5670) or better

Graphics: 256 MB of VRAM Video RAM (Dedicated Video Memory) or better

Memory: 4 GB RAM or better

Storage: 8 GB available space


The system requirements above are educated estimates based for 1080 resolution gameplay. Stronger hardware may be required if playing at higher resolutions (such as 4K), or if using certain forms of anti-aliasing.

1Compatible with both 32-bit and 64-bit operating systems.

2Integrated graphics cards may likely experience slow down if using visually demanding features for the game, such as anti-aliasing, restored fog effects, or HD resolutions, due to it sharing/using system memory for graphics processing. Learn more about the differences between integrated and dedicated graphics cards.

34 GB of RAM is the minimum suggested amount for any general gaming on Windows 10, and 2 GB of RAM for Windows 7.