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
Perfect for what it is.abelegu2 | Sept. 27, 2013 | See all abelegu2's reviews »
Just like the rest of the Hitman games (pre-Absolution), this game is a gem in the gaming world that you cannot miss. I've lost count of how many times I've played this game and I never get bored of it. It's an absolutely satisfying man-hunts-prey game, the weapons have just the perfect kick to them. It immerses you into the Hitman world and you choose to be your own Hitman. The fact that it allows you to go through the missions however you wish to approach it is even more amazing. There are countless ranks you can achieve at the end of each mission, and each mission has replayability value so you never get bored of going back to it trying to get a different rank! Get this game along with the rest of the Hitman games! You can't miss them!
Does justice to its predecessor!manu981 | Sept. 25, 2013 | See all manu981's reviews »
Requires a lot of patience. Similar to the first game, the missions are delivered to you via your trustworthy laptop. Each task given to you needs to be executed meticulously, or you die. One big change over the first game the addition of a save system. Based on the difficultly level you choose, a certain number of saves are allotted for each mission. Sometimes you'd find yourself lost on the large and lonely street maps.
Great funJimmysil | Sept. 19, 2013 | See all Jimmysil's reviews »
I played this game for the first time when I was just a kid. I didn't care abouth stealt and higher score, I just went and shoot everybody who stood in my way. That's the most amazing thing about this game. It just let you to play it the way you want. For game this old it includes quite a big freedom and lots of fun.
Classydarkyhbk | Aug. 17, 2013 | See all darkyhbk's reviews »
Hitman Silent Assassin was the game which the first Hitman only aspired to be. It has stealth, it has action, and enough dramatic storyline to please fans of both genres alike. The story is maybe not the most unpredictable of plots, but it's good enough, with a few twists and turns to keep you going, and the missions are nicely linked. The graphics were great for the time, and the levels were varied enough, taking place in urban locations, snowy bases and such to give enough different and interesting places to practice your craft in. The sound is magnificent, with a fantastic soundtrack composed by Jesper Kyd, and some good work with the other effects and voices as well. The game can be played both guns-blazing, for which you have enough different weapons to be successful, yet you still need to plan your cover points before. Then there is the stealth play, which is incredibly varied and complex, offering you enough methods and items to take out your victims silently, or get dressed as one of the roaming NPCs and slip by. It's great fun and offers quite a bit of replayability. Well, at least more than half of the levels do. So, I recommend Silent Assassin as a starting point to the Hitman series. Skip the buggy and messy Codename 47 and get this one for some real entertaining couple of hours !
Silent Assassin, THE Hitman game!DonVercetti | Aug. 16, 2013 | See all DonVercetti's reviews »
This is by far my most favorite Hitman game to this date. I don't know how many hours I've spend in this, if not my entire childhood. The complete freedom in your assassination missions are great and do add great replay value to a game that does have a clear storyline you have to follow. I've found myself playing this game quite recently aswell, so this is a real recommendation to those who are still doubting to get this!