Hitman 2: Silent Assassin
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"I really couldn't find anything wrong with the game - it's fun, intense, and most of all, highly enjoyable." - ActionTrip.com
"it's a phenomenal game in its own right and one that's sure to have broad appeal, particularly among those gamers who like to put a little more thought in to their carnage." - IGN.com
You must enter the mind of a genetically engineered assassin Codename 47, whose deadly efficiency is now needed more than ever. Lured back into a global ring of deception, you must kill not only to make a living, but to continue living. This time it's not just business. It's personal.
Hitman 2's storyline begins in a Sicilian monastery. Codename 47 has been attempting to distance himself from his violent past, however the local criminal underworld discover his true identity and blackmail him into returning to his trade. Caught in the middle of a ring of deception, Codename 47 soon discovers that he has been manipulated and the hunter must now watch his back, as he has become the hunted.
Hitman 2 will improve on the original in every conceivable way. The game offers a variety of ways to complete a mission, 1st and 3rd person perspective, mid-mission save options, a new ranking system and a revised inventory system that allows you to acquire and carry weapons and equipment from mission to mission. Codename 47 is armed with an arsenal of over 30 weapons such as pistols, sub-machine guns, shotguns and sniper rifles. You also have access to new non-lethal weapons and pacifying gear including chloroform, poison darts, stun guns and fibre wire for garrotting.
Missions take place in countries across the globe and each location features inhabitants speaking in their native tongue. To further heighten the dramatic atmosphere the game's music has been composed and performed by the Budapest Symphonic Orchestra.
20 missions situated in all new locations: Including Sicily, St. Petersburg, Japan, Malaysia and India
Choice of 1st and 3rd person viewpoints
Mid mission save options
Enhanced inventory system: Acquire and carry weapons and equipment from mission to mission - no pre-game shopping
New ranking system: Based on number of saves, retries/continues, shots fired, casualties, hidden bonuses found and time/money spent
Multiple styles of play: All missions can be accomplished with the primary target as the only casualty or "shoot-your-way-through", and variations in between
Massive weapons arsenal: Knives, handguns, assault rifles, sniper rifles, various explosives & grenades, non-lethal weapons (chloroform, poison darts, stun guns), laser aiming devices, night vision goggles, lock picks, and remote cameras
Advanced level design & engine dynamics: Independent and open levels, bullets penetrate doors & windows
100% real-time lighting
Music composed and performed by the Budapest Symphonic Orchestra
The BEST Hitman game ever made!GatsuRage | May 26, 2015 | See all GatsuRage's reviews »
I keep this short, the game it's old, yes, but very playable even for today standards! The graphics despite being old, their hold up pretty well, along side with the well made overall animations. Huge variation of weapons, great length in each one of them! either loud, or stealth, both great fun and challenging! For 7 or even 1 dollar during offers, very very very worth getting!
This is when it finally gets goodsycomantis1991 | May 26, 2015 | See all sycomantis1991's reviews »
Hitman 2 took all the things that bogged down the original and nearly perfects them. The missions themselves get kind of repetitive, but the freedom to play them the way you want more than makes up for it. 47 has more personality, and the environments are great. There's a reason this is the game that launched the franchise into the mainstream.
oldest of hitman but the besthtanmsa | May 14, 2015 | See all htanmsa's reviews »
Though this hitman is old you can enjoy a lot especially disguising yourself and killing others in multiple ways.the game size is less too.It is also playable on almost any old PC and don't have to worry about much requirement's.If you want to play other hitman series games then you must start with this one.You can mix poison or plant c4 or kill from far with sniper or rush kill anything is good to complete a mission.You can disguise as pizza man or doctor or fireman or police and blend in surroundings and kill people with silencer without anyone noticing.This game is good action stealth one.
Hitman at it's bestPlayTyrant | May 8, 2015 | See all PlayTyrant's reviews »
There's no many memorable moments in this game, that's true. I remember how hard it was leaving no traces of any kind, it was kind of a new approach and it was hard to get used to it if you came from action games. This was different, this was Hitman. Not a wonder, but enjoyable.
Probably the best Hitman of the seriessmilzoboboz | March 17, 2015 | See all smilzoboboz's reviews »
I find it difficult to review this game. When I started playing it I got caught from the very beginning by the attention to details on almost everything. Some settings (mostly in Russia and Japan) are imprinted in my mind as realistic and gorgeous they were. Game plot is really nice and intriguing, guards AI feels far, far more human than the first entry of the series and sniping is not easy anymore because now you have breath simulation while aiming. Sadly they enabled (with certain limits) in-mission savegames but I strongly suggest you not to use them, reloading a savegame just ruins the atmosphere. Game graphic is top notch for a 2002 game, music is extremely good too (not to mention that is also 100% fitting). Just to let you realize how good this game is, when I completed the last mission I felt sad because it was finished and I wanted more, and more... strongly suggested to anyone, a must have.