17 Years After Release, Secrets Are Still Being Discovered in Silent Hill 2

The Silent Hill franchise is a mysterious, yet terrifying series and even today, a whole seventeen years after release, fans are still discovering secrets for Silent Hill 2, a game considered to be one of the greatest survival horror games of all-time.

With pretty much any release of Silent Hill, depending on what completion requirements you’ve met, you can unlock multiple endings, weapons and outfits. However, Twitter user’s punk7890 and Bigmanjapan have discovered that you can unlock a mini-map and a save anywhere feature for Silent Hill 2.

You can unlock the mini-map and the save anywhere feature by completing the game with the Dog Ending, all without having to mess about with the raw code as before. According to The Cutting Room Floor, as long as you have a copy of the game that isn’t Japanese, if you have your controllers set as ‘type 2’ and enter “Start+L2+Square+L3” you can activate the mini-map, which should appear in the top right-hand corner of the screen. Apparently this can be quite fiddly to activate, but if you enter the inventory menu and then exit, you should be successful once trying the button sequence again (hopefully).

The save anywhere feature which is also unlocked with the Dog Ending is apparently more complex to activate compared to the mini-map feature. To activate the save anywhere feature you must press “D-PAD Left+Left Analogue Stick Left+Right Analogue Stick Left+L2+L1+L3”.

According to The Cutting Room Floor, while the codes work on the PS2 version of the game, they have also been unsuccessfully tested on the Director Cut version of the game and the original Xbox port. It will be interesting to see if the codes work on the HD remasters for PS3 and Xbox 360, with the later recently becoming backwards compatible on Xbox One.

Have you tested these codes or perhaps you plan on giving them a go? If you’ve tested them out (successfully or unsuccessfully), we’d love to hear how you got on across our social media channels.