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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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  • 87

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Square Enix
IO Interactive
Action, Adventure
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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Good old Hitman


Hitman 2: Silent Assassin never gets old, is the amazing good old Hitman, and still one of the best Hitman games ever made to date. This bring back many mechanics from the first game and make it better, the stealth it's ok and the combat too. The visuals are good for the dated game. Recommended. One of the best Hitman games.

Old but good game!


Silent Assassin is at least a worthy successor of the first Hitman. It brings a lot of improvements to the game, but it does not spoil what was already good. It has its faults, but luckily not many. People who liked the first Hitman will certainly not be disappointed with this title. This is an interesting position for all the fans of the stealth approach. Mind that the graphics will be dated but game despite all those years is still good!

Silent Assassin is back... with the vengeance


First game will always be remembered for awkward controls and dated graphics, and that was pointed out back in the day. And just like first Twisted Metal game was panned for graphics and other things, it came back with Twisted Metal 2 which turned the franchise upside down and blew everyone away. With Silent Assassin, it's the same case. Controls are finally fixed and it's much easier to play, graphics don't feel as outdated... it's bigger and better game then the previous one and it is improvement in every aspect. This game even has a story that not only makes sense, but kinda makes our bald assassin somewhat likeable and somewhat relate to him. It may not be award winner, but it's better than "go kill this dude" and end credits. Music is incredible and it's worth playing for soundtrack alone. If you got turned off by the first game, give this one, contracts or any other a try, because the series gets better from here, and this one is already excellent.

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.

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