Silent Hill 3

Strategy Guide/Walkthrough/FAQ


Bonus costumes

To use the bonus costumes, you must first complete the game once and unlock the "Extra Costume" option. Enter the following case-sensitive passwords and you will be prompted for that costume. Once entered, you can then equip them during the game. Note: Some codes are specific to the PAL and NTSC versions of the game.

    Heather Shirt: HappyBirthDay
    Onsen: I_Love_You
    Block Head: PutHere2FeelJoy
    Don't Touch: TOUCH_MY_HEART
    God Of Thunder: GangsterGirl
    The Ligh: LightToFuture
    Transience: ShogyouMujou
    Killer Rabbit: BlueRobbieWin
    Royal Flush: 01_03_08_11_12
    Golden Rooster: cockadooodledoo
    Transform Costume: PrincessHeart (Note: This is actually a key)
    13ème RUE = Suspense
    Zipper: Shut_your_mouth
    Game Reactor T-shirt: SH3_Wrestlarn
    Play-shirt: sLmLdGhSmKfBfH
    Gamepro: ProTip
    EGM: EGMpretaporter
    GMR: GMRownzjoo
    OPM: SH3_OPiuM
    PSM: badical passwords

The following case-sensitive passwords are for the locked doors at the official Japanese site for Silent Hill 3:

    Room 106 : (this password always changes)
    Room 209 : esytarlsrayt
    Room 301 : chsyoins
    Room 302 : welsbjbb
    Room 303 : thokifjb
    Room 304 : kyaoampd
    Room 305 : csimuzpw
    Room 306 : mezzossh
    Room 307 : 120CGC

Douglas in underwear

Successfully complete the game, then highlight the "Extra New Game" option at the main menu and press Up(2), Down(2), Left, Right, Left, Right, Circle, X. If you entered the code correctly, Heather will sigh after you choose a difficulty and riddle level. In some scenes when you see Douglas, he will be wearing his underwear.

Extra options menu

At the options screen, press L1, L2, R1, or R2 to display an extra options menu.

Beginner fighting difficulty setting

Intentionally die twice during a game on the normal fighting difficulty setting. The fighting difficulty setting can now be set to "Beginner" in the extra options menu.

Life display option

Successfully complete the game on the hard difficulty setting to unlock "Life Display" at the extra options screen.

Advancing to Extreme Action Mode X easily

Defeating the final Boss on Extreme Action Mode X is very hard. However, there is way to get around it. Do the Revenge ending repeatedly and you are on your way to Level X. The only Boss monster that you should encounter is the worm that resembles a mutated Johnson on Sundays. Beware, your only weapon during this quest is the slow, fairly strong Sexy Beam. Become familiar with using the Sexy Beam, use the True Heather Beam (R2 + X) on dogs and flying monsters, and use the Heather Ray (R2 + X(2) or Forward + R2 + X) on the giant monsters and the squirming little ones. Remember you can recover your stamina by exiting and reentering a room. Stamina is a must during this quest.

Unlock up to ten Extreme Action Mode games

Finish the game in hard action mode to unlock Extreme Action Mode 1 (an increased difficulty mode). Finish Extreme Action Mode 1 to unlock Mode 2, etc. Continue doing this until you unlock the last one, Extreme Action Mode X. If you finish this last mode you will be rewarded with the God Of Thunder T-shirt.

UFO ending

Successfully complete game and unlock the Princess Heart costume and the Heather Beam weapon. The Heather Beam is a special weapon which you can only use if Heather or Cheryl is not holding any weapon. Defeat all monsters and Bosses using only the Heather Beam. Note: The "Monster defeated" counter should read 0 kills.

Possessed ending

Kill all monsters with any weapon except melee ones, preferably the unlimited machine gun (a special weapon).

Extra interactive scenes

To get extra scenes while playing the game, use a memory card with at least one finished saved game file from Silent Hill 2. New interactions with some objects and new scenes will now be available. These scenes are similar or with some type of reference to the previous game. The flashback scene locations are:

    When you examine the second stall in the 1F ladies room in the mall.

    When you examine the mail boxes across from Daisy Villa Apartments.

    When you examine the poster at Haven's Night.

    When you examine the small section of fence on the north side of the Brookhaven Hospital's Roof Area.

Never get tired

Equipping the Princess Heart or Transform costume will make Heather run long distances without getting tired. This is also useful for the Heather Beam weapon, since it depends on how tired Heather is.


You can find a shotgun is in the subway and a machine gun in the hospital. The best weapon for last battle is the katana.

Special weapon locations

Once you unlocked the following Special weapons they can be found at their respective places:


After the sewer, go to the apartment 5F. You will see a room with a big hole. There is mattress near the hole. To the right of it is a wall that that has a light blue color section. Use a pipe to break the wall and get the silencer.

Unlock the Flamethrower and the Beam Saber with just one game played completely

To unlock these two extra-weapons without having to play a new game from the beginning, save your game in the tarot-puzzle room just before the last Boss. When you finish the game, you will unlock one of the weapons (Flamethrower or Beam Saber). Save your results. After this, load that previous saved game and finish it again. You will now unlock the other weapon.

Unlock the Flamethrower, Beam Saber, and Unlimited Sub Machine Gun with just one game played completely

Finish the game and save your results. You should have at least one special weapon unlocked (Beam Saber, Unlimited Sub Machine Gun, or Flamethrower). Then, load your saved game again. Finishing the game the second time with the same save will unlock the Flamethrower (if you do not have it). Finish the game the third time, but kill the last Boss, Claudia, with only melee weapons such as the Maul or the Katana. After that, you will unlock the Unlimited Sub Machine Gun. Note: If you do not have the Beam Saber, then in the third time through kill the last Boss, Claudia, with long range weapons such as the shotgun or the sub machine gun.

Heather Beam firing modes

There are three ways to fire the Heather Beam. The Homing Ray is only usable when Heather is not wearing the Princess Heart costume, and can be done by holding X. The second one is The Psycho Ball, which is usable anytime and can be done by pressing X then pressing and holding X a second time. The third one is Heather True-Beam, which is only usable when Heather is wearing the Princess Heart or Transform costume, and can be done by holding X.

Setting the ammo multiplier

You can only set the ammo multiplier after successfully completing the game at least once. Then, press Select to go to the status menu, and go to the options menu. Press L1, L2, R1, or R2 to enter the extra options menu. You can now set the ammo multiplier to any value. The ammo multiplier will set the amount of any ammunition you pick by a multiplying its current ammo value to the number you set in the bullet multiplier extra option. For example, when you pick a magazine of 32 bullets for the machine gun, you will instead get 64 bullets when you set the bullet multiplier to 2X.

Ammo multiplier 5X

Finish the game once, then load your saved game again. Finish the game again nine times using the same saved game. When you start a new game or extra new game, enter the extra options menu. You can now set the bullet multiplier option to 5X. When you pick any ammunition, it will be multiplied nine times more than the normal amount.

Blood color change

You can change the color of the blood in the extra options menu. You can set the blood color to green, and when you get hit or attack a monster it will instead spill green blood rather than the usual red.

Getting Gold and Silver Pipes

In the place where you use the dryer to kill off some tentacles, walk to the water. Make sure you do not fall and press X. Answer the questions correctly to get it.


When the intermission sequence between Claudia and Vincent is finished and Vincent dies, use the necklace on Claudia.

Puzzle in book store

When putting the books out of order, the solution is 4 5 2 3 1, on the normal action and normal riddle difficulty settings. The solution on the hard difficulty setting is 8 3 5 2.

Second lobby door password in Brookhaven Hospital

The password is an easy math problem. The first digit is greater than the second digit. The second digit is the third digit multiplied by two. The third digit is half of the first digit. The solution is 8 6 3 4, on the normal action and normal riddle difficulty settings. The solution on the easy difficulty setting is 4 6 3 9. The solution on the hard difficulty setting is 4 8 9 6.

Third lobby door password in Brookhaven Hospital

For this, go to floor B, then to the storeroom . Go to the end of the room and take a photo of the bloody wall with a shelf near it. The solution is 4 7 5 6, on the normal action and normal riddle difficulty settings. The solution on the hard difficulty setting is 1 3 2 8.

Crematory puzzle in Brookhaven Hospital

The solution on the hard riddle difficulty setting is 9 2 7 1.

Suitcase on bed password in Brookhaven Hospital

Look at the clock near the bed. The time is the password. For example, if the clock shows the 5h:6m, you would enter 0 5 0 6. The solution is 0 7 1 9, on the normal action and normal riddle difficulty settings. Note: The clock should be read in military time. For example, if the alarm clock reads as 2:14 then it should be entered as 14:14 on the suitcase.

Bloody mode 33rd floor lock password in Brookhaven Hospital

After hospital changes to bloody mode, you can go to the 33rd floor. At the top of the room is a stony picture on the wall. This picture shows you the order of the digits. For example:

    I is number of this bed is digit 1
    II is number of this bed is digit 2
    III is number of this bed is digit 3
    IV is number of This bed is digit 4

Where the digits are indicate the number of beds that you see bloody. The solution is 8 2 3 7, on the normal action and normal riddle difficulty settings.

Hidden ammunition in Brookhaven Hospital

For sub machine gun ammunition, go to the hospital roof.

Order of tarot cards at the last door of the game

Arrange the cards as follows on the normal action and normal difficulty settings:

    Northwest position: Eye Of The Night
    Northeast position: Moon
    West position: High Priestess
    East position: Fool
    South position: Hanged Man

Arrange the cards as follows on the hard difficulty setting:

    Northwest position: The High Priestess
    North position: The Eye Of The Night
    Center position: The Fool
    East position: The Moon
    Southwest position: The Hanged Man

    The riddle is a problem with Roman numerals. The Priestess is number II (2) as read on the book about tarots. The Eye Of The Night is XXII (22). The Fool is 0. The Moon is XVIII (18). The Hanged Man is XII (12). Look in the book of drawings to see that XVIII can stay only in the east position (the last letter is I instead of L); XII is only in the southwest position; II is only in the northwest position; 0 and XXII have two places where they can stay. Swap them until you find their correct place.

Defeating the last Boss with less ammunition

Equip the handgun and fire two shots. One should be fine, but fire two just in case. After Claudia bends over, equip the Maul (spiked mace) and do the overhead attack by pressing X hard. Since you will be invulnerable when Heather swings the Maul, Claudia will not hit you with her Retaliation smack. Note: Even though the swing is slow, Claudia will just wait for it.

Pause canceling

Almost all action scenes can be canceled (such as when you are going up or down from an elevator) with Start. However, there is a point in the final area where the lift scene can be canceled, but it will pause the game first. When you press Start again, the game will resume, but the lift scene will be canceled.

Stop intermission sequences from resetting (demo version)

Keep rotating the Left Analog-stick.

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