What would a Silent Hill game be without Puzzles? These Puzzles have become an integral part of the series, allowing fans of riddles to test out their brain power. Most Puzzles and Riddles must be solved in order to progress in the game, but some are completely optional.
Silent Hill 3 contains three different puzzle difficulties. Uping the difficulty from Normal to Hard will prove quite challenging.
The Shakespeare Puzzle is a puzzle in Silent Hill 3. While in the Central Square Shopping Mall, you’ll get a key to the Bestsellers Bookstore. The door in the back has a keypad and a note to the right.
In order to get the code, you’ll have to organize five Shakespeare books that are found on the floor of the book store. Look at the far right row of books to find all five books on the floor. Right next to the books will be an empty shelf. Place the books on the shelf to find the code to the keypad. The note on the right side of the door will help you when figuring out this puzzle.
There will only be two books on the floor — Anthology 1 and 3. Place them in the correct spots on the bookshelf to find the code on the spines of the book.
The Code for the door will be: 6074.
The note on the side of the door reads:
“Fair is foul, and foul is fair.
Put these books out of order.”
Pick up the books and examine them in your Menu. You’ll notice there are numbers written in red on the spines of the book. Place the books on the shell in the “correct” order to get the code to the Keypad.
The books should be placed on the shelf in this order: Volume 2, Volume 4, Volume 5, Volume 1, Volume 3.
The Code for the door will be: 2179
In here is a tragedy– art thou player or audience? Be as it may, the end doth remain: all go on only toward death.
The first words at thy left hand: a false lunacy, a madly dancing man. Hearing unhearable words, drawn to a beloved’s grave—and there, mayhap, true madness at last.
This clearly represents the play Hamlet Shakespeare Anthology 4 goes in the First position on the shelf
As did this one, playing at death, find true death at the last. Killing a nameless lover, she pierced a heart rent by sorrow.
This is Romeo and Juliet Shakespeare Anthology 1
Doth lie invite truth? Doth verity but wear the mask of falsehood? Ah, thou pitiful, thou miserable ones!
This is Othello Shakespeare Anthology 5
Still amidst lies, though the end cometh not, wherefore yearn for death? Wilt thou attend to thy beloved? Truth and lies, life and death: a game of turning white to black and black to white.
This is King Lear Shakespeare Anthology 2
Is not a silence brimming with love more precious than flattery? A peaceful slumber preferred to a throne besmirched with blood.
This is Macbeth Shakespeare Anthology 3
Once you have placed the books on the shelf you can now sort out the rest of the poem using the code you have. 4 – 1 – 5 – 2 – 3
One vengeful man spilled blood for two;
The first number needs to be doubled. 8 – 1 – 5 – 2 – 3
Two youths shed tears for three;
The second number needs to be tripled. 8 – 3 – 5 – 2 – 3
Three witches disappeared thusly; And only the four keys remain.
The three witches from Macbeth disappear, remove the last 3.
The Final Door code is: 8 – 3 – 5 – 2
Ah, but verily… In here is a tragedy— art thou player or audience? There is nothing which cannot become a puppet of fate or an onlooker, peering into the cage.
Brookhaven Keypad Code
The Brookhaven Keypad Code is a small riddle in Silent Hill 3. A door will be locked on the second floor East hall. Next to the door is a memo taped to the wall with a riddle.
The answer to the riddle will unlock the door. The riddle and answer will change depending on the riddle difficulty.
The memo is telling you the order to press the buttons. Now we need to figure out where to start. You can only move over two times to the right if you start out on the far left. You can’t move one up if you start on the top row. And you can’t go two down if you start on number 7. That means you must start on the number 4.
This is an old math-type riddle. There are four numbers in the code. The first is bigger than the second, second is two times bigger than the third, the third is smaller than the fourth, and the fourth is one half of the first. None of the numbers are the same, three are not in the top row of the keypad (1, 2, 3), two are not in the right row of the keypad (3, 6, 9), and one of the numbers is the final number.
It’s probably easiest to start out with the first and fourth number. The fourth will be half of the first. There aren’t many numbers that can be half of the first. While figuring this out, keep in mind that only one of the numbers will be in the top row of the keypad. The rest will fall into place.
The memo on the wall beside the door is the clue, and it’s very jarring. For the purposes of explanation I will only keep the important parts of the poem in this section. The poem indicates where the numbers should be pressed by where the author is touching Heather’s face.
I place my left hand on your
face as though we were to kiss.
Then I suddenly shove my thumb
deep into your eyesocket.
like drilling a hole
How would you scream?
Would you shriek “It hurts!
It hurts!” as cinnabar-red tears
stream from your crushed eye?
Left hand on her face, so we’re talking about her right side. The blood flows down a number to the Ear(Right) 4
As though drinking in your cries,
I bring my hopes to fruition:
biting your tongue, shredding it,
biting at your lips as if tasting
The tongue is the Mouth 8
I longed, too, for your cherry-tinted
cheeks, tasty enough to bewitch my
I would surely be healed,
and would cry like a child.
The cheek could be7 or 9
Your left ear, always hearing words
whispered sweet as pie—
I want it to hear my true feelings.
I never lied, no…
but I did have my secrets.
We get a definitive number with the last clue with the Ear(Left) 6.
After trying the two codes, we now know the final code to be 4 – 8 – 9 – 6
Attache Case Code
The Attache Case Code is a small riddle / puzzle in Silent Hill 3. You will find a locked attache case in M4 on the third floor of the Brookhaven Hospital. If you examined the dead body in Examining room 3, who was the owner of the attache case, you’ll notice a tattoo on his arm that says “The start time is my key.”
Next to the attache case is an alarm clock that will go off while in the room. Investigate it and turn it off to find the code to the case.
The clock is stopped at 3:29, and the time is written on the clock. Can’t get any easier than that.
Enter 0-3-2-9 into the attache case to open it.
The clock is stopped at 11:34.
Enter 1-1-3-4 into the attache case to open it.
The clock is stopped at 7:28pm.
Unfortunately, entering 0-7-2-8 will not work. Use a 24 hour time code (military time) to figure out the code: 1 – 9 – 2 – 8
The Crematorium Puzzle is a puzzle found in Silent Hill 3. While navigating through the Otherworld version of the Brookhaven Hospital, you’ll end up in Basement 3, the Crematorium.
Investigate the Crematorium up and down. You’ll notice art work on the furnace door with scratches in it, a lock on the furnace door, and stretchers all around the room with numbers painted on them. These numbers can hold the key to the code.
There are many stretchers around this room, but only four have bodies in them. These sheets over the four bodies will have a number written near the feet. The numbers will change each time you play.
If you look at the door of the furnace, you’ll find scratch marks that look like roman numerals. The numbers are 3-4-2-1.
Notice the position of the numbers on the door. The numbers on the door represent the order of the code. Match up the stretchers with bodies in the same position as the numbers on the door.
Burn the one who knows no death Pure, adored by those above No prayers within, just simple love
The bed 9 contains a poem referring to one who is Pure
And now the pining hunter The flames longing for his rebirth A distant breath within the earth
Bed2 poem refers to one who is earthbound like a man(hunter).
Burn up that heavy body of his Make it wind, dancing in the sky That bottomless gut now a cloud, now a sigh
Bed 7 – This is difficult to discern.
The sweet blood on his laughing lips Now calls him to the gates of Hell There burns evermore that soulless shell
Bed 1 poem refers to the one who murdered the rest.
Four bodies return to ashes Thus the door is opened Thus the door is opened
Enter the code 9 – 2 – 7 – 1
Tarot Card Puzzle
The Tarot Card Puzzle is the final puzzle in Silent Hill 3. You’ll find it deep inside the Church of Silent Hill.
Inside Alessa’s room is a door with nine rectangles in it. You’ll need to place five tarot cards found throughout the church in specific places to open up the door. The clue to solving the puzzle is in a sketchbook on the bed.
The sketchbook has a drawing of the placement of cards.
Fool Tarot Card
Moon Tarot Card
Eye of Night Tarot Card
Hanged Man Tarot
High Priestess Tarot Card
As the puzzle says, the hanged man will be the only card in one row. This row will be the last row since it said “under ground.” Since nobody is on the right or the left, we’ll place him in the middle.
This leaves four more cards and two rows. Remember, no row will have three cards, so two cards will be on the other two rows. The poem says the Moon and the [Eye of] Night will be “up in the sky,” meaning it will be on the top row.
The Moon sits like a crown on top of the head of a crazy clown (The Fool). This means the Moon will be right above the Fool.
Your excellency is always looking up at the night sky, meaning the High Priestess will be below the Eye of Night.
That “thing in the night” (eye of night) will be on the left side of the top row.