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Have the story, controls, or game mechanics changed? How were the graphics and voice acting changed?

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With a decent PC you can emulate the PS2 originals in PCSX2 and get get the best of both worlds: high resolution rendering of the original content. But personally, I prefer to play them in low resolution on my PS2 as the blurriness adds to the atmosphere. – Ubiquitous Nov 3 '15 at 12:24
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The story, controls, or core gameplay mechanics have remained the same, however there have been various changes in other areas

Silent Hill 2

  • New voice acting, with the choice to use the original voices.

    Comparison video:

  • A lot of the fog has been removed from the town, which was resulted in negative feedback from the original director of the first three games (source).

    Comparison Screen shots:

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  • Fog Horn removed from a scene:

Silent Hill 3

  • New voice acting, with no option for the original voices.

Both Games

  • The PS3 version experiences occasional slow down.

  • Finally, here is a video comparison of both games. The graphics in the HD collection seem a little more polished, but I personally don't see a huge difference:

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If you still have the original games I wouldn't bother picking up the collection. They are a fairly huge disappointment when compared to the original games. If you need either of the games, then it is worth getting, since the core gameplay is still the same. Just be warned that the original games were considerably better, especially Silent Hill 2. – Wipqozn Apr 7 '12 at 20:07
Wow, the changes sound really disappointing. And killing the fog horn?! Dumb. – Ben Brocka Apr 8 '12 at 6:36

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