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 PERFECT Hitman game (well, almost) - A must-play classiclconanl | Oct. 16, 2015 | See all lconanl's reviews »
Hitman 2: Silent Assassin is the second installment in the series, a game that showcased what the hitman formula was truly about - by correcting every single flaw of the first game and perfecting it to what we know and love today. To put it bluntly, this game excels in every area, except the AI department. Still, this only flaw doesn't really make itself noticed for most of the game; the only times where the enemy AI is a problem are the second and third mission of the Japanese chapter of the game, and that is only for players trying to achieve a high score - some may be put off from finishing the game because of them, but I highly recommend that you don't give up so easily. Anyway, now that the flaw(s) are out of the way, let's get to the good part. This game looked fantastic for it's time (not necessarily top-notch, but well above average), had a brilliant orchestral score (the same Jesper Kyd - the composer from the first game - is responsible again), a much-needed save system and also a new scoring system, which became a staple for the series ever since (depending on your performance on a level, the highest ranking you can achieve is Silent Assassin - this is where the game can be challenging, especially if you plan on collecting all weapons; also, the number of saves that are available depend on your difficulty setting - for the veterans, the only respectable option is the proffesional mode, which if I'm not mistaken doesn't allow any saves; the only exceptions are the bonus saves in some of the harder levels; oh, and did I mention that it makes the game harder by improving enemy AI?). I could go on forever explaining why I think this is one of the best games ever, but that wouldn't make for an entairtaining review now, would it? I'll only add that there's a ton of weapons to collect in this game (you can see them in your neat little shed), more missions than ever (this is by far the longest game in the franchise), more diversity than ever (this game takes 47 to Sicily, Russia, Japan, Malaysia, Afghanistan and India) and even the story is lot more interesting this time around (although nothing can top Ortmeyer's speech from the first game). That's it. Now go and play this amazing game!
Stealth at it's finest!IamRisKz | Sept. 30, 2015 | See all IamRisKz's reviews »
While Hitman 2: Silent Assassin might not be the most graphically stunning game or have the gameplay features that many fans of the series have had from the later versions, it does offer a great stealth based game when you see fit or a great rush and hope for the best experience if that is how you choose to play. This choice is the best part of the game as it allows the player to choose how they wish to handle a situation so that you never feel restricted. I would definitely recommend this game to anyone!
A classic Stealth based game.gamma_rad | June 10, 2015 | See all gamma_rad's reviews »
Hitman has always been an amazing game series and Hitman 2 is probably the best of the series. The perfect mix of stealth, challenge, and action. while lacks a strong plot like the previous title this game improved on everything else (and the plot isn't bad, its merely not as memorable) The game is all about finding ways to infiltrate and assassinating your target by any means necessary. You can poison them, or shoot them in the face with a 9mm, or a long ranged sniper. you have a wide array of weapons and disguises at your disposal which allows for multiple playstyles. Highly recommended for any stealth fans out there. Get this game, get the entire series if you can - its great.
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.