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Hitman 2: Silent Assassin





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Hitman 2: Silent Assassin





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.

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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.

Key Features:

  • 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

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Square Enix
IO Interactive
Square Enix
Friday, October 4, 2002
Digital PC Download
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Minimum Requirements
  • Windows 98/ME/XP
  • DirectX 8.1
  • Pentium III 450 MHz or equivalent
  • 128 MB RAM
  • DirectX 8.1 compatible video card with at least 16 megabytes of video memory
  • 100% DirectX 8.1 compatible sound card
  • 800 MB uncompressed free hard drive space
  • 100% Windows 98/ME/XP compatible mouse and keyboard
  • Note: Laptops & Integrated graphic cards may function but are not supported.
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Old Gem Of Stealth Games

Being one of the best ever Stealth games, Hitman: Silent Assassin was & always will be one of the finest old gems that defined Stealth. It's safe to say it's better than the first one and presented different ways of eliminating your enemies. Of course, both of them were made at different times, let's not forget. Offers a lot of hours of gameplay, various ways to confront each enemy and how to do your job, plenty of weapons. You either go guns blazing every time and everywhere, you crawl your way in with Stealth and letting no-one recognise you. It has awesome graphics even for back then, a great story like all Hitman games have (Hitman: Absolution is the worst in the series, though), and very good shooting mechanics as they seemed so advanced for its time. Extraordinary Hitman game. Totally recommend it even if you're new to the Hitman series.

Excellent stealth/hell shooter

This game is great, it lets you decide the method to complete the level, it has a lot of variables since make the level without kill anybody and stealth to kill a guard steal their gun and make the hell burn in the street, mansion, subway etc, etc. Also has a big guns variety that allows choice the best one for you. But i think that the IA is a bit weird and poor, because you cant feel that their really thrust or not the lie.

A good old game.

This game sure has been made a lot of years ago but it's still playable. The infiltration gameplay is not as good as in Kojima's Games but it's very advanced too. The music fits to the ambiance and the game's story is interesting. i already finished it twice and I am just going to buy the HD collection on my PS3 !

The old does not take away the good

Despite all the years passed by, this is one of the best games from the Hitman series yet and many people that first played it some years ago or even a short time after it's release are still playing it. Sadly, the only gameplay available is the story mode, but it's full of fun and difficult ways to complete it, you'll find yourself trying new strategies all the time. The soundtrack is not the best, but it is really nostalgia inducing when heard after many years of not playing this game. The graphics obviously have their issue, but it's a old game, so we cant judge it. The biggest problem overall is the game resolution, there's very few choices, and none of them are that comfortable to play with. This game is awesome, even if it's more than a decade old, every one who likes a bit of stealth, difficulty or just chilling in games should get this one.

Great stealth game!

To start and address problems of previous game in the franchise - the controls are good and easy to use. Unlike Codename 47, where you had to rebind every key to make the game playable - here everything works from the start and you can jump right into action.Second of all, the gameplay is much, much better than that of Hitman Codename 47. The mouse cursor is easier to control and it doesn't act weird. Also, you can go into 1st person mode which helps in some missions. This makes it easier to kill people, especially if they're running. Thirdly, the graphics are improved a whole lot and the game looks not bad even today. Also, the characters faces are more detailed. So, my final verdict is that if you are a true fan of Agent 47, I highly recommend buying this game. It's must-have for any fan of stealth-assassination genre!

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