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Silent Hill 2 Remake Faces Backlash Over New Character Models Compared to the Original

Silent Hill 2 Remake Faces Backlash Over New Character Models Compared to the Original

Konami and Bloober Team’s upcoming remake of Silent Hill 2 is facing backlash regarding its character models compared to the original.

Social media is full of negative feelings towards the character models featured in the Silent Hill 2 remake compared to their counterparts in the original. Character faces tend to look different in the remake, as developer Bloober Team has its own artistic interpretation of the original PS2 survival horror game from decades ago. We’ve put together our own comparison, showing the differences in James, Angela, Laura and Maria’s appearance between the original and the remake.

Silent Hill 2 Character Model Comparison

Comparing Silent Hill 2 Original and Remake Character Models

A screenshot comparison using some of the characters featured in the Silent Hill 2 remake can be seen below, with the original on the left and the remake on the right.

Laura

Silent Hill 2 Character Model Comparison

Angela

Silent Hill 2 Character Model Comparison

Married

Silent Hill 2 Character Model Comparison

James

To us, none of the character models in the remake stand out in any way as being inferior to the original. The faces are indeed different, but that should happen in a remake. It’s a similar situation to when fans of the first Shadow of the Colossus were unhappy with the appearance of its protagonist, Wander.

Regardless of what one may think of Bloober Team’s artistic approach, the Silent Hill 2 remake delivers, as one would expect, a massive graphical improvement over the original. Characters feature detailed hair, expressive faces, improved animations and the environments have also received a major visual overhaul.

The Silent Hill 2 remake is scheduled to release on October 8, 2024 on PS5 and PC. Those who pre-order the standard or deluxe edition on PS5 will receive a Mira the Dog mask and Robbie the Rabbit mask DLC as an exclusive bonus that will not be available to PC players. Each mask can be used as a character’s cosmetic item. Deluxe Edition pre-orders will also receive 48 hours early access.