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Hitman 2: Silent Assassin

MobyRank MobyScore
GameCube
86
4.0
Xbox
86
3.7
Windows
85
3.9

User Reviews

Behold the future of adventure games: A bald dude with two guns! Windows Zovni (9360)
A really fun and exciting game, but with a few very annoying flaws. Windows kbmb (399)
Great Shooter Game PlayStation 2 Boris Stovich (29)
Ups the ante on first (or third) person sneakers...excellent! PlayStation 2 Lucas Schippers (59)
Wow, it's the PERFECT game! Windows James1 (240)

Our Users Say

Platform Votes Score
GameCube 11 4.0
PlayStation 2 21 3.7
Windows 76 3.9
Xbox 19 3.7
Combined MobyScore 127 3.8


The Press Says

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96
Xboxgames xtreme
Hitman 2 is everything that Hitman 1 should have been and more, with bigger and better missions. With improved AI and stealth options, a shedload of guns – more than a national armoury to be honest and a storyline that will keep you playing. It has better graphics and textures than the prior game and adds the goodness of 1st person to the mix, it also comes packed with a variety of useful in-mission tricks to off your targets, a seriously cool number of ways to complete the level and the double-barrelled action of Agent 47 himself. You owe it to yourself to experience the next chapter in the ongoing saga of 47…step into those shoes, stretch that wire and remember to keep it clean, and keep it professional.
96
PlayStation 2games xtreme
This game has really raised the bar for stealth-em-ups, the AI nearly reaches perfection, and the game feels like it has everything, any of the above criticisms I have made of the game are minor annoyances and insignificant when compared to how much the game has achieved. Some people may bitch because it doesn’t have a multiplayer option, but you have to remember this is a concept that would only work in single player, a multiplayer option would cheapen the experience, unless they could perfect a co-operative version of the missions.
95
WindowsGame Chronicles
Hitman 2 is every bit a bad ass as its star, 47. While it would have been all too easy to simply rehash the gameplay from the first Hitman title, IO did their research, listened to the players and produced a game that really shows the effort that was obviously poured into the excellent aural and visual presentation. It is for that reason that Hitman 2: Silent Assassin deserves both players’ time and gaming dollars, and with any luck at all, this won't be the last we'll be seeing of Agent 47.
94
PlayStation 2Gamer's Pulse
From the moment the game loads, Hitman 2 exudes quality. Its visual and audio presentation is polished to the same degree as its thoughtful gameplay. Its complex, open-ended problem solving is to be commended for providing a fresh, challenging gameplay experience. With exceedingly high production values and carefully designed gameplay, Hitman 2: Silent Assassin is among the Playstation 2’s greatest.
93
WindowsPeliplaneetta.net
Hitman 2: Silent Assassin täytti, ja osin jopa ylitti kaikki siihen kohdistamani odotukset. Virtaviivaistettu pelisysteemi ja mahdollisuus tehtävänaikaiseen tallentamiseen tekevät pelaamisesta huomattavasti ensimmäistä osaa stressittömämmän kokemuksen. Aikaisempaa vapaamuotoisempi ja erilaisia lähestymistapoja hyväksyvä tehtävärakenne on reilusti lineaarista edeltäjää parempi ratkaisu. Kun yleinen tunnelma ja graafinen ilme on vielä onnistunut, mutta samalla tutun turvallinen, tehtävät monipuolisia ja kiehtovia ja mahtipontinen orkesterimusiikkikin loistavaa, niin mikään ei voi estää tätä peliä olemasta todellinen hittituote ja ehdottomasti yksi vuoden parhaita pelejä. Jatkoa odottelen jo innolla.
93
WindowsGameZone
All in all, you can’t go wrong with this title. It’s incredibly immersive, thanks to the wonderful presentation. It’s awfully fun. It’s got a load of replay value thanks to the amazing open-ended missions. So, if you need a new stealth title, action title, one dripping with story, or style, or a game that’s just plain fun, please, pick this game up today.
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WindowsImperium Gier
A czy gra ma wady? Praktycznie nie. Jedyną, malutką, jest fakt, iż jej główny bohater, chociaż wyhodowany jako eksperyment genetyczny, nie potrafi skakać! Cóż... Widać na analizę tej części kodu genetycznego człowieka Agencji nie stanęło pieniędzy. Cóż... Może w trzeciej części cyklu (ja się stanowczo domagam kontynuacji!!!), Hitman będzie w stanie robić szpagat na zawołanie? Ale póki co cieszmy się tym, co mamy, bo jest to coś naprawdę wspaniałego. Postawienie Hitmanowi 2 oceny poniżej 9/10 byłoby grzechem ciężkim, ślepotą, świętokradztwem i profanacją! Brawa dla IO Interactive! Jak dla mnie, to obok Morrowind najlepsza gra komputerowa tego roku (nie trudźcie się na przekleństwa w komentarzach - zdania raczej nie zmienię).
92
PlayStation 2Game Over Online
Planning out an assignation has never had so many possibilities. Reacting to the environment around you, finding new ways to do the same mission, using disguises, or just plain messing around with enemy guards are all apart of the thrilling and stimulating experience that is Hitman 2. Expanding the gameplay with more real-life objectives, expansive areas, and more weapons equates a totally customizable assignation experience. Sweet baby, sweet.
92
WindowsPelit
Virvon varvon tuoreeks ruumiiks, tulevaks viikoks, sulle murha, mulle palkka.
91
GameCubeGame Freaks 365
Silent Assassin doesn't seem like that long of a game, but the missions take forever. The missions are fun though. They seem to just suck you right into the mob world. The game had some great spy techniques and intelligent, but bad looking, enemies to use them against. With over 20 hours of game play full of assassinations and terminations, it will keep you occupied for months to come.
91
PlayStation 2Game Freaks 365
Silent Assassin doesn't seem like that long of a game, but the missions take forever. The missions are fun though. They seem to just suck you right into the mob world. The game had some great spy techniques and intelligent, but bad looking, enemies to use them against. With over 20 hours of game play full of assassinations and terminations, it will keep you occupied for months to come.
91
XboxGame Freaks 365
Silent Assassin doesn't seem like that long of a game, but the missions take forever. The missions are fun though. They seem to just suck you right into the mob world. The game had some great spy techniques and intelligent, but bad looking, enemies to use them against. With over 20 hours of game play full of assassinations and terminations, it will keep you occupied for months to come.
90
PlayStation 2Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault)
A surprising appearance on consoles, Hitman‘s second coming is nonetheless welcome. Smart gameplay couples with intelligent AI to make sure you’re kept on your toes at all times through this deep, stealthy shooter. Brilliant level design, open ended missions with multiple ways to complete key objectives and a healthy dose of weaponry for when diplomatic arrangements break down brew up into an alchemical mix that can be compared to stealth classics like Thief and Metal Gear Solid 2. The approach in Hitman 2: Silent Assassin is totally different from either of those titles, but it’ll reward you for all of the artistry you would have displayed while playing those other games.
90
WindowsGameSpy
Hitman 2: Silent Assassin offers a lot, but one thing it's missing is any multiplayer options. That's not really a bad thing, though. There's no sense in game developers wasting time and money to put multiplayer modes into a game where they wouldn't fit well. Hitman 2 is all about an engaging single-player experience, one that's far better than that of the original game. It's a game where colorful locales, tense situations, stealthy infiltrations, and bloody battles all smoothly go hand in hand.
90
WindowsComputer Gaming World (CGW)
A game was buried somewhere deep inside Hitman: Codename 47 but you had to dig past a terrible interface to find it. And it wasn’t just the interface. The original Human had so many problems, it was easy to ignore its excellent environments and great premise. Give IO Interactive credit for learning from its mistakes. Almost every flaw has been fixed for Hitman 2: Silent Assassin, and the result is a nearly perfect blend of action and stealth.
90
WindowsGamePro (US)
Like the Xbox and PS2 versions, Hitman 2 puts you in the role of a mysterious assassin who stalks his prey through impressively wide-open levels. Little guidance is offered, and there?s never just one way to accomplish a hit, so the ample thrills come from devising and executing your tactics. With a keyboard and mouse, the controls feel far more natural than the console versions? did, while the graphics and sounds are respectably strong without ever dazzling. If stealthy, strategic action intrigues you, Hitman 2 is a blast.
90
WindowsMiasto Gier
Hitman 2: Silent Assassin to bez wątpienia bardzo dobra gra. Duża swoboda działania, niezła grafika i doskonała muzyka sprawia, że grzechem byłoby nie zagrać. Co prawda nie jest to produkcja doskonała, nie pozbawiona błędów, ale dla (również przyszłych) fanów łysego zabójcy i nie przegiętych skradanek pozycja obowiązkowa.
90
XboxXBox Solution (XBS)
Hitman 2 Silent Assassin is an extremely realistic experience, brought to life through cinematic sequences, convincing voice-overs, and impressive graphics. The in game options and control mechanics make playing the game enjoyable and challenging. If this sounds like your type of a game, then we Highly Recommend you pick it up, and if you’re not quite sure we Recommend you at least rent it.
90
GameCubeDeaf Gamers
Hitman 2's transition to the GameCube has been a good one and it instantly becomes one of the best games on the console. The subtle blend of stealth and assassination make this, in many ways, a refreshing title for mature GameCube owners who are looking for something more cerebral and challenging.
90
XboxThunderbolt Games
With amazing nonlinear gameplay that is unmatched in other stealth/action games like Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty and Splinter Cell, Hitman 2: Silent Assassin stands as one of the most unique and absorbing titles for the Xbox system. Eidos and IO Interactive's (the game's developer) near flawless assassin simulator will provide months of entertainment for anyone with a strong enough stomach to handle the game's dark and brutally violent themes. Now snatch up those double ballers and grab that bottle of chloroform - it's time to go to work.
90
XboxGameSpy
Visually, Hitman 2 looks quite nice. Character models are well animated and the environments are thoroughly detailed. Little touches, like the dual shadows cast by you and a target as you choke him to death, add to the immersion factor of the game. There was only one issue with the graphics, a minor clipping problem. Characters would occasionally fall into walls when shot and it is possible for the main character to walk though a solid tree branch. Although it's not a game breaker, one has to wonder how it slipped through given all the obvious effort that went into the game.
90
GameCubeGameZone
All that critical acclaim you see on the box is true. Hitman 2: Silent Assassin is a killer game, literally. Fans of The Godfather or the more recent Road to Perdition will no doubt be thrilled by everything they experience while playing this game. However, you don't have to be a fan of hitman/mafia movies to enjoy Hitman 2. Any gamer could appreciate the high-quality gameplay, the marvelous soundtrack and the good voice-acting. Hitman 2's story is all the more effective, and all the more easy to enjoy thanks to its superior voice actors. But that's not what you'll really, really love about this game. You may even skip the story (I know I was tempted to at times – not because I didn't like it, but because I wanted to get back to the game). The polished gameplay is more than enough to win you over.
90
GameCubeGameSpy
Originally released for the PC, Xbox, and PlayStation 2, Hitman 2 is finally making a belated appearance on the Nintendo GameCube. The good news is that the game is completely intact, so if you never saw it in a prior incarnation you don't have to worry about missing out on anything. The bad news is that the other versions are already a few months old, and as such, in the bargain bin. It might be worth tracking one down, simply for the cost savings.
90
PlayStation 2GameSpy
When Hitman first hit (yes, bad pun) the PC in late 2000, it suffered from a few problems. First and foremost was the timing issue. Too many missions relied on a series of events happening in the perfect order. One misstep and it was all over. The lack of an in-game save option was also a source of frustration for players. Developer IO Interactive took the critical feedback to heart and addressed these issues for the sequel. The result is a game that plays well, looks good, and quite simply, rocks.
90
GameCubeThunderbolt Games
You are standing at the main entrance of the wall surrounding the mansion grounds, sweat beading on your forehead from the midday sun. Extremely bored, you cast a quick glance down at your wristwatch. Damn. Still over three hours to go until you’re relieved of post. Annoyed, you kick at a rock, sending it skipping down the path leading away from the estate. As your eyes track the bouncing stone, you spot the postman sauntering towards your position. What’s that he’s carrying? Flowers? Sent by another one of Guillani’s admirers no doubt. When will those bloodsucking women learn that they aren’t going to get any of his money? In fact, they’ll be lucky to keep their lives after he gets done using them.
90
XboxGameDaily
Released late last year for PS2, Xbox and PC, the sequel to Hitman: Codename 47 was successful enough for a third installment to be confirmed by Eidos for a scheduled Spring 2004 release with a $43 million dollar budget soon after it hit store shelves. Hitman 2: Silent Assassin is a third person stealth-em-up that tries a number of things to differentiate itself from the ever-increasing crowd of Splinter Cell wannabes and Solid Snake rip offs. On the whole, they are very successful, with the good far outweighing the few flaws. With a Gamecube version on the way and the Xbox, PC and PS2 versions probably starting to hit bargain bins in game stores everywhere, it's time to revisit one of the most stylish games of the 2002 holiday season.
89
WindowsNetjak
I'd have to say that I enjoyed the PC version of the game a lot more than it looks like Rock enjoyed his time with the PS2 version. I think deep down, there's a good game at the core of Hitman 2, you just gotta play it with the right setup to realize it. Maybe if you all buy some Netjak t-shirts, Rock On can get a machine that wasn't from back from a time where the years started with a number 1. Plus you'll look stylish. Trust me...the ladies dig them. (Views expressed do not necessarily reflect those of Netjak.com.) So, I'd give it a big "please don't shoot me" thumbs-up, and I'd recommend picking up Hitman 2: Silent Assassin to anyone who's got a PC and who likes stealth types games. Or shooting lots of people.
89
WindowsActionTrip
In the end, there isn't that much more that can be said about Hitman 2. It deserves high marks for its excellent game design, and some highly dedicated work on getting rid of all the nagging issues from the original game. Sure, it could've been longer, and a multiplayer option wouldn't have hurt either, but even as it is, I really couldn't find anything wrong with the game - it's fun, intense, and most of all, highly enjoyable. Surely, you'll agree with me when I say that these just happen to be the most important prerequisites for any game to receive a positive review.
89
PlayStation 2GameZone
Over the past few years, one genre continues to intrigue people, whether it is in feudal Japan, present time America, or any other time period. There have been few games that have pulled this off successfully; this genre is stealth action games. Hitman hit the PC scene a few years ago, and was a smash hit. Eidos has decided to give players another chance to be in the shoes of Agent 47 in Hitman 2: Silent Assassin. This time they decided to bring the game to the PlayStation 2, to let console gamers know the joys of being a hitman.
88
WindowsGamesmania
Die Verbesserungen von Hitman 2 gegenüber seinem Vorgänger liegen trotz der zwei Jahre Entwicklungszeit eher im Detail, doch das verwundert wenig: Mit der aufgebesserten Grafik wirkt das Spielprinzip von Hitman 2 so unverbraucht wie damals und die Missionen sind sogar noch einen Tick ausgefeilter geworden. Wer mit dem Szenario des Profikillers keine Schwierigkeiten hat, findet mit Hitman 2: Silent Assassin ein knallhartes, extrem packendes Actionspiel mit einem einmaligen Gameplay und einer dichten Atmosphäre.
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GameCubeGame Over Online
Since it's on the Greatest Hits, Platinum Collection, and Player's Choice labels these days, Hitman II: Silent Assassin is a cheap buy. It's one of the smartest, most atmospheric third-person shooters to come out in recent memory, combining strategic thinking with intense gameplay, and you'd be foolish to overlook it.
88
XboxGame Chronicles
The diverse mission design combined with a vast assortment of weapons, gadgets, and stealth tactics makes Hitman 2 one of the best action games of the year. If you can get past the awkward controls you will love it on the Xbox, otherwise you may want to experience this game on the PC where the mouse/keyboard combo gives you greater flexibility and more precise control. Whatever system you end up playing it on, don’t miss out on this amazing title.
88
WindowsGamers.at
Knapp 2 Jahre ist es her seit Hitman: Codename 47 zum ersten Mal aufgrund seines etwas makaberen Inhaltes gleichauf bei Presse und Spielergemeinschaft heftig für Diskussionsstoff sorgte. Das dürfte sich nun auch mit dem zweiten Teil nicht ändern, denn wieder seid ihr als Profikiller unterwegs und müsst mit mehr oder weniger Gewalt verschiedene Aufträge erledigen. Ob der Hitman wenigsten spielerisch überzeugen kann, haben wir im folgenden Review für euch getestet.
87
WindowsPC Zone Benelux
Hitman 2: Silent Assassin is een game die duidelijk is gemaakt voor een groter publiek dan zijn voorganger. Een lagere instapdrempel, meer vrijheid en mogelijkheden binnen de game, en een minder lastig spelverloop maken deze titel een aanwinst voor iedereen die meer wil dan knallen alleen.
87
WindowsPC Gameplay (Benelux)
De ergerlijke eigenschappen van het origineel zijn vergeten. Resultaat: een verslavend en razend knap actiespel dat de aankoop waard is.
87
WindowsCanadianGamer
From beginning to end, Silent Assassin will draw you into the cutthroat world of international intrigue and espionage. As enjoyable as the game is, including a few more modes of play could have made it a classic. As it stands, Hitman 2 is one of the most atmospheric, and compelling titles available this year.
87
WindowsIGN
Despite what my high school guidance counselor says, I'd make a terrible hitman. I'm fine with the whole killing thing; I just don't seem to have the patience to keep the killing to a minimum acceptable level. If I can save three minutes by killing a guy, I'll probably do it. Such is the verdict at least of a week's worth of playing Eidos' Hitman 2, the follow up to one of the better-conceived games of 2000.
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WindowsComputerGames.ro
I can finally tell you that Hitman 2 is a pleasant game but whose value does not exceed the one of the previous title. There are now many improvements but these do not make it better. It is good we have it now and that we can enjoy it again but this time also the lack of multiplayer is sensed from a few miles away.
86
WindowsGameStar (Germany)
Es liegt nicht nur an der schicken Frisur, dass ich Klon 47 verfallen bin. Das geschickte Leveldesign mit den vielfältigen Lösungswegen begeistert mich immer wieder. So manche Mission habe ich länger als nötig gespielt, um neue Wege auszuprobieren. Steuerung, Waffenarsenal und die clever ausweichenden Gegner haben die Entwickler sehr gut aufeinander abgestimmt. Die Grafik ist zwar nicht bahnbrechend, aber detailliert genug, um zum Beispiel anhand der Schatten das Verhalten der Wachen optimal einzuschätzen. Kleinere Mängel verhindern eine höhere Wertung: Die Rahmenhandlung mit der Suche nach dem Priester wirkt arg aufgesetzt, und manche Missionsteile konnte ich nur durch langwieriges Ausprobieren lösen. Das artete aber niemals in Frust aus. Der deftige Schwierigkeitsgrad und das gelegentlich langwierige Schleichen wird manchen Ballerfan abschrecken.
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WindowsGameSpot
Hitman 2 is exceptionally well done in most every way and represents a major improvement over the original. A true multiplatform game, it wasn't developed for the lowest common denominator, but it instead showcases the best of what the PC, Xbox, and PlayStation 2 have to offer, as though the game were specifically designed for each. Clearly, many of the design decisions made by IO Interactive were directly in response to common criticisms leveled against the original, but these improvements don't come at the cost of a simpler or easier experience. Even the most experienced gamers will find a serious, rewarding challenge in the game's highest difficulty mode, yet the well-rounded design of Hitman 2 means just about anyone with a taste for the subject matter, or just a stomach for it, will really like the game and its distinctively cinematic style.
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PlayStation 2GameSpot
There's no mistaking what Hitman 2: Silent Assassin is all about. One look at the bald, sharply dressed man on the cover, grim as death and armed with a hardballer pistol in each hand, and you can tell that this isn't exactly lighthearted stuff. Hitman 2, released simultaneously for the PC, Xbox, and PlayStation 2 platforms, is the sequel to a PC game released two years ago by Denmark-based developer IO Interactive.
85
PlayStation 2Jeuxvideo.com
Hitman 2 surclasse allègrement le premier volet de la série. Plus riche, plus beau, plus jouable il s'avère juste indispensable pour qui aime un tant soit peu ce genre de titre. Vivement la suite !
85
GameCubeJeuxvideo.com
Hitman 2 surclasse allègrement le premier volet de la série. Plus riche, plus beau, plus jouable il s'avère juste indispensable pour qui aime un tant soit peu ce genre de titre. Vivement la suite !
85
XboxGame Informer Magazine
In the realm of action/strategy titles out there nowadays, there are definite frontrunners. Metal Gear Solid 2 and Splinter Cell come to mind for many people, but Eidos is looking to change all of that. Hitman 2 offers an intense experience in varied environments that are filled to the brim with beautiful spectacles, and a churning undercurrent of ambient life. Because of this depth, and the gameplay structure, Silent Assassin is able to serve up a thinking person’s shooter – but that could be either good or bad depending on how you like to play your gun-wielding executioner characters.
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WindowsGry OnLine
Wystarczy popatrzeć na pudełko zawierające Hitman 2: Silent Assassin, aby domyślić się, co to za gra. Spogląda z niego łysy, odziany w czarny garnitur facet trzymający w obu rękach potężne pistolety. Jego ponure niczym śmierć oblicze mówi samo za siebie – zabijanie to jego zawód i jest w nim niezły. Realizowany jednocześnie na PC, Xboxa i PlayStation 2 Hitman 2 to sequel gry wydanej dwa lata temu przez IO Interactive. Wielki przodek Hitman: Codename 47 to wiele zalet i technicznych nowinek, ale z drugiej strony mnóstwo problemów i trudności, które przyprawiały graczy o nerwicę. Niektórzy nie byli w stanie poradzić sobie ze skomplikowanym sterowaniem i morderczym stopniem trudności, jaki został zaserwowany przez autorów gry. Inni mówili, że to takie brutalne i krwawe. No, ale czy zawodowy morderca może mieć gołębie serce? Kurde to chyba jasne, że nie!
85
XboxJeuxvideo.com
Hitman 2 surclasse allègrement le premier volet de la série. Plus riche, plus beau, plus jouable il s'avère juste indispensable pour qui aime un tant soit peu ce genre de titre. Vivement la suite !
85
WindowsJeuxvideo.com
Concernant les graphismes de Hitman 2 si le titre n'est pas exempt de défauts il n'en demeure pas moins assez impressionnant. Environnements, textures, architectures des décors, c'est somptueux. Notre héros n'est pas en reste avec des mouvements crédibles et réalistes. Pour ce qui est des petits défauts, on constate çà et là quelques bugs d'affichages ou encore des angles de caméra parfois pénibles, le reste c'est du tout bon et une fois pris dans le jeu on oublie bien vite ces quelques problèmes. Côté sonore là encore ça en jette. Figurez-vous que c'est l'orchestre de Budapest qui se charge de l'ambiance musicale, un vrai régal. Effet et voix sont quant à eux tout aussi réussis, la traduction française est excellente. En somme, voici un titre qui, outre son gameplay riche et passionnant, bénéficie également d'une réalisation particulièrement soignée. Du début à la fin le plaisir de jeu est intense, à recommander à tous les amateurs du genre.
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GameCubeDigital Entertainment News (den)
All around, this is an excellently executed game. It's nice to see Eidos still has some tricks up its sleeves. If you run through this game properly, each mission should take you around an hour to complete. And that's the mark of a realistic stealthy shooter.
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GameCubeN-Zone
Die Entwickler haben sich wirklich ganz schön ins Zeug gelegt. Dieses Spiel zog mich von Anfang an unweigerlich in seinen Bann. Die musikalische Untermalung sorgt zudem für ein weiteres Quentchen Nervenkitzel. Für Gelegenheitsspieler ist es aufgrund des relativ hohen Schwierigkeitsgrades vielleicht nicht unbedingt geeignet, wer aber bereit ist, viel Geduld und Beharrlichkeit aufzubringen, wird sicherlich ebenso begeistert sein. Hat man sich einmal eingespielt, fällt es schwer, den Controller wieder aus der Hand zu legen. Angesichts des verspäteten Erscheinens auf dem GC hätten die auch in der PS2- und Xbox-Version deutlich erkennbaren Ruckeleinlagen eigentlich noch beseitigt werden können!
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WindowsPC Games (Germany)
Wenn Anti-Held 47 lässig durch einen Metalldetektor schlendert, das ohrenbetäubende Piepen ignoriert, seine beiden Hardballer zückt und in cooler Pose zu feuern beginnt, dann denke ich unwillkürlich an Matrix und habe eine Menge Spaß. Der mir gleich wieder vergeht, weil ich neu laden muss – Hitman 2 bestraft blutrünstige Ballerorgien gnadenlos. Statt Cowboy zu spielen, brüte ich über Karten, tüftle die besten Lösungsmöglichkeiten aus und studiere die Routen der Wachen. Und zwar mit Begeisterung. Das Problem an der Sache: Im direkten Vergleich hat Mafia fast immer die Nase vorn. Das Paten-Epos sieht schöner aus, hat eine lebendigere Spielwelt und erzählt eine spannendere Geschichte. Die Genialität von Hitman 2 blitzt leider einen Tick zu selten auf – wären alle Missionen so brillant wie der Einsatz in den Petronas-Towers würde ich Tommy Angelo eher jetzt als gleich von der Platte kicken.
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WindowsKomputer Świat GRY
Hitman 2 jest niezwykły. Dodpracowane do ostatniego szczegółu poziomy dają liczne możliwości działania i bez znużenia powtarzamy te same misje, wypróbowując różne metody ich ukończenia. Jeśli szukamy gry oddającej klimat takich filmów, jak Zabójcy czy Ghost Dog:Droga Samuraja, Hitman 2spełna nasze oczekiwania w stu procentach. Pamiętajmy jednak, że jest to gra tylko dla dorosłych.
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XboxPlay.tm
The developers have admittedly made some basic errors, but I suspect this was probably due to financial reasons - I'm not accusing them of ignorance. Indeed, they have eliminated the two most criticized features of the original, namely the lack of any saves and the ridiculously off-topic jungle levels. In this industry, like most others, you have to be grateful for what you get, and what IO have offered is steady progress. Hitman as a franchise is officially a success, so it'll be interesting to see what they offer up next...
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XboxIGN
Hitman 2 makes for a fine stealth-action game on the Xbox because of its clear focus on assassinations. As we've seen from Antonio Banderas and Jean Reno, the life of a professional hitman can be both adventurous and slow-paced. The fact that you can run through the game in just a few hours and kill everything in sight is balanced by all of the fun waiting for you if you try the more realistic stealthy gameplay.
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GameCubeIGN
I really like Hitman 2: Silent Assassin for GameCube. It's a fun, smart action shooter that features a couple of unique ideas. IO Interactive has done a great job of developing levels that really feel non-linear and if you're anything like me you're going to appreciate the logic and AI that saturates each path 47 chooses, whether it be to stealthily execute a bad guy or to run through a building while blasting enemies with a shotgun. There are rewards and consequences to doing each -- really. Also like me, I expect that some will probably wrestle with Hitman 2's unintuitive control system, which is probably one of its biggest downfalls, but anybody who takes the time to learn it well will ultimately also learn to overcome it.
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GameCubeGameSpot
Hitman 2 is late to the party on the GameCube, but owners of Nintendo's system would be better off playing it late than never. That's because it's remarkably well done in most every way and is a major improvement on the original. Many of the design decisions made by IO Interactive were directly in response to common criticisms leveled against the original, but these improvements don't come at the cost of a simpler or easier experience. Even the most experienced gamers will find a serious, rewarding challenge in the game's highest difficulty mode, yet the well-rounded design of Hitman 2 means just about anyone with a taste for the subject matter, or just a stomach for it, will really like the game and its distinctively cinematic style.
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PlayStation 2IGN
Even with the new shift to stealth games back in 1997-1998, there are surprisingly few extremely good stealthy games on consoles. At least on PlayStation and PS2, only Metal Gear Solid 1 & 2 and the Tenchu series seriously approached stealth as a core design element. Thankfully, after Io-Interactive's mixed success with Hitman on PC, Eidos green-lighted the second for PlayStation 2, Xbox and PC, to give console gamers a taste of the intelligent, stealthy play. And I'm oh so happy they did, because Hitman 2 nails its mark.
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WindowsClick!
Hitman 2 zasługuje na wysoką ocenę ze względu na świetny projekt gry, ze szczególnym uwzględnieniem poprawek wobec męczących mankamentów oryginału. Szkoda, iż nie jest trochę dłuższy. Mimo momentami denerwującego SI, całość została przygotowana bardzo pieczołowicie, z dużą dbałością o detale. Przewiduję, iż jeśli powstanie trójka, a producenci i programiści poczynią podobne postępy, jak przy przejściu z jedynki do dwójki, to będzie prawdziwym przełomem w gatunku TPP.
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XboxThe Next Level
Since the last quarter, the market has been graced with a moderate presence of espionage/stealth-oriented games (namely Metal Gear Solid 2: Substance and Splinter Cell).Hitman 2 lies in between. Exceptionally methodical, marginally epic in scope, and an absolute blast and challenge to play from start tof finish. Gamers who've been searching for a unique deviation from the typical action format should definitely consider giving this game a shot.
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PlayStation 24Players.de
Man hat im Großen und Ganzen nur die zwei Aufträge »Finde Dinge« oder »Töte irgendjemanden«, was auf Dauer wenig abwechslungsreich ist. Dazu kommt noch der gesalzene Schwierigkeitsgrad, der mich mehr als einmal das Missionsdesign hat verfluchen lassen, weil ich mal wieder von irgendeinem Scharfschützen erledigt wurde, der selbst bei dunkelster Nacht und wüstem Schneetreiben einen Blattschuss abliefert. Doch dann kommt wieder die geniale Freiheit des Spiels hervor, die mir stets die Wahl lässt, den Auftrag als Rambo oder Geist abzuschließen. Fans des ersten Teils bekommen also neues Futter, das sie keinesfalls enttäuschen dürfte. Freunde klassischer Shooter sollten erst einen sehr langen Blick auf das Spiel werfen, bevor sie zugreifen - nicht jeder bringt die Zeit und Geduld auf, die Hitman 2 früher oder später auf jeden Fall fordert. Außerdem ist das Testspiel eine gute Gelegenheit, um herauszufinden, ob man mit der recht komplexen Steuerung zurechtkommt.
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Windows4Players.de
Man hat im Großen und Ganzen nur die zwei Aufträge »Finde Dinge« oder »Töte irgendjemanden«, was auf Dauer wenig abwechslungsreich ist. Dazu kommt noch der gesalzene Schwierigkeitsgrad, der mich mehr als einmal das Missionsdesign hat verfluchen lassen, weil ich mal wieder von irgendeinem Scharfschützen erledigt wurde, der selbst bei dunkelster Nacht und wüstem Schneetreiben einen Blattschuss abliefert. Doch dann kommt wieder die geniale Freiheit des Spiels hervor, die mir stets die Wahl lässt, den Auftrag als Rambo oder Geist abzuschließen. Fans des ersten Teils bekommen also neues Futter, das sie keinesfalls enttäuschen dürfte. Freunde klassischer Shooter sollten erst einen sehr langen Blick auf das Spiel werfen, bevor sie zugreifen - nicht jeder bringt die Zeit und Geduld auf, die Hitman 2 früher oder später auf jeden Fall fordert. Im direkten Vergleich zu den Konsolenversionen hat die PC-Fassung übrigens sowohl grafisch als auch steuerungstechnisch ganz klar die Nase vorn.
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Xbox4Players.de
Fans des ersten Teils bekommen also neues Futter, das sie keinesfalls enttäuschen dürfte. Freunde klassischer Shooter sollten erst einen sehr langen Blick auf das Spiel werfen, bevor sie zugreifen - nicht jeder bringt die Zeit und Geduld auf, die Hitman 2 früher oder später auf jeden Fall fordert. Außerdem empfiehlt sich das Probespiel nicht zuletzt, um herauszufinden, ob Ihr mit der Steuerung zurechtkommt - sowohl die PS2- als auch die PC-Version lassen sich besser handhaben. Die PC-Fassung sieht überdies dank vielfältig einstellbarer Grafikoptionen nochmal deutlich besser aus.
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XboxFragland.net
The most exciting, creative and lucrative job in the world, that's what our bald-headed 47 has. As a hired killer he travels all around the world to eliminate his targets. The first episode of the Hitman series was actually one of the most frustrating games I ever played, but this time IO Interactive wanted to come up with a game that wasn't just for hardcore players. A wise decision, but did they succeed by delivering Hitman 2: Silent Assassin?
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PlayStation 2PlayFrance
En conclusion Hitman 2 est un excellent jeu, une sorte de Tenchu moderne et international, qui pourrait faire de l’ombre au prince de la furtivité sur PS2, j’ai nommé Solid Snake. En effet, sans atteindre le niveau de réalisation global d’un MGS2, Hitman 2 devient un sérieux concurrent dans la mesure où il laisse une place plus importante au jeu, offre plus de variété dans les missions et dans les lieux…loin d’être un clone ou un sous produit, Hitman 2 vaut réellement la peine qu’on s’y attarde….Pour tout amateur d’infiltration/action, ce jeu est incontournable, et s’impose clairement comme l’une des références du genre sur PS2.
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XboxX-Power
Als we tenslotte een balans opmaken is deze uitermate positief. Met 20 levels heb je een game waarmee je een tijdje zoet bent zeker wanneer je een degelijke ranking wilt behalen. Doordat je de missies op verschillende manieren kan voltooien is de herspeelbaarheid zeer groot. Zowel gameplay, graphics als de muziek zijn prima. Voeg hierbij een mooie verhaallijn en vrij origineel concept en je hebt alle ingrediënten voor een zeer degelijk game.
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WindowsJoystick (French)
Hitman 2 n'est pas le jeu d'infiltration ultime, mais presque. Quelques petits défauts pourront crisper les joueurs les plus exigeants (IA parfois aléatoire, obligation de marcher pour ne pas se faire repérer, difficulté mal réglée), mais dans l'ensemble, c'est un excellent titre. Tout y est : réalisation impeccable, missions nombreuses et variées, plein de possibilités d'action... Se faufiler entre douze gardes déguisé en colonel de l'armée russe ou égorger des gens par-derrière n'aura jamais été aussi divertissant.
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XboxNetjak
Hitman 2: Silent assassin is a tense game that does a few things wrong, and so many things right. This isn’t a game you want your kid to get a hold of, and self-actualized hippies and religious zealots should stay far, far away. Some may find this game too difficult on the easiest setting, but a dedicated gamer will beat it the first time in about a week (a couple hours per weekday, and a solid weekend). A hardcore gamer will need about a weekend. The multiple mission paths and unlockables included here make for some good replay value. If you’ve beaten MGS2 and Splinter Cell, consider getting this game and getting your murder on… or you could go back to playing Halo, yet again.
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GameCubeGame Informer Magazine
Hitman 2 follows the "think before you shoot" school of thought, also prevalent in games like Deus Ex and Thief (none of which are on GameCube, so maybe that’s a moot point). It relies on wits more than hits and gives you some artistic license in the completion of its missions. Think Max Payne with a higher IQ, and you’re on the right path.
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WindowsUOL Jogos
"Hitman 2" é um excelente exemplo de "jogo de tiro cabeça". Quem depende de muita ação e adrenalina (assim como de save games) vai estranhar e talvez até odiar o game. Mas o jogador obstinado terá motivos de sobra para jogar e jogar essa aventura diversas vezes.
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XboxGame industry News (GiN)
The graphics are very solid and some lovely lighting effects add to the sense of tension and adventure. When a well-choreographed plan comes off, Hitman 2 is a thoroughly satisfying game, but there are moments when it's unforgiving nature has you reaching for the "off" button - but only after much swearing and pad hurling. The free reign turns out to be The Silent Assassin's Achilles heel, as well as part of its appeal, which is why it gets an overall 4 GiN gems.
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PlayStation 2Game industry News (GiN)
The graphics are very solid and some lovely lighting effects add to the sense of tension and adventure. When a well-choreographed plan comes off, Hitman 2 is a thoroughly satisfying game, but there are moments when it's unforgiving nature has you reaching for the "off" button - but only after much swearing and pad hurling. The free reign turns out to be The Silent Assassin's Achilles heel, as well as part of its appeal, which is why it gets an overall 4 GiN gems.
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WindowsGame industry News (GiN)
The graphics are very solid and some lovely lighting effects add to the sense of tension and adventure. When a well-choreographed plan comes off, Hitman 2 is a thoroughly satisfying game, but there are moments when it's unforgiving nature has you reaching for the "off" button - but only after much swearing and pad hurling. The free reign turns out to be The Silent Assassin's Achilles heel, as well as part of its appeal, which is why it gets an overall 4 GiN gems.
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PlayStation 2Digital Press - Classic Video Games
While definitely not for all tastes, Hitman 2 is recommended for fans of crime-based games and for those who rightly felt the original never quite lived up to its potential.
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PlayStation 2Factornews
Eidos ne se loupe pas et fait de 47 un héros charismatique. Pour son réalisme jusque boutiste, ses niveaux variés et ses possibilités nombreuses, Hitman 2 fait sans aucun doute parti des hits du moment. Si vous avez un regard de glace, un sang froid hors du commun et des envies de meurtres (mais pas trop quand même).
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GameCubeGamePro (US)
This version of Hitman 2, though, could have used extra polish before being hired. If it weren’t for the low frame rate evident especially in the outdoor environments and the really dumb A.I., the action would have been more pleasant. Even the sounds of weapon fire and panicking victims should have been refined. The once complex control scheme found in the previous versions, however, has now been streamlined, creating an easier feel on the fingers and making the gameplay more enjoyable. If you haven’t played Hitman 2 yet, now is a good time to play it.
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Windows2404.org PC Gaming
You know you’ve got a good game when you can’t stop playing it. I found this to be true when I started playing Hitman 2: Silent Assassin. Eidos and Io-interactive listened to the customers after the original Hitman, because there were so many things that needed to be fixed in a sequel. Some of the new things that were added are:
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WindowsArmchair Empire, The
So despite being an excellent sequel to a solid first installment, I believe Silent Assassin to be a better game than Codename 47, but I think many fans will always love the first game best, as I do. Newcomers to the Hitman game though will likely swear up and down by Silent Assassin but for those gamers who are unsure, Hitman 2: Silent Assassin is definitely worth your time.
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XboxGamePro (US)
The undeniable genius of Hitman 2 is that you play an assassin stalking his targets in ?real life? scenarios. But can it rise above the massive flaws of the original game? Hitman 2: Silent Assassin?s main character, Mr. 47, is the kind of bald-domed badass that makes you want to shave your scalp. Unfortunately, he controls like it, too. Eventually you?ll learn to tame these jumpy, highly complex controls, but they?re quite tricky at first. Still, they?re a solid improvement on the first game?s godawful handling.
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PlayStation 2GamePro (US)
Like ninjas or spec-ops soldiers, there?s something appealing about hitmen in a video-game way, and Eidos wisely tries to bottle that in Hitman 2: Silent Assassin. In Silent Assassin, you take the mysterious Mr. 47 out of retirement to recover a kidnapped priest, though many other layers to that tale gradually unfold. As you?d expect, the gameplay involves plenty of combat, but what makes it interesting is planning your hits. The fairly open worlds present several alternative methods but few cues, so you have to cook up the one that works best for you. This brew of puzzle-solving and stealth can be heady and fun as you infiltrate compounds, sneak past the bit players, and take out the big cheese?although you?ll often long for craftier A.I. and sharper physics.
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WindowsLevel
Jocul este indubitabil mult mai bun decât predecesorul său. Nordicii și-au recunoscut greșelile și au adus mari îmbunătățiri jocului. Dacă v-a plăcut primul Hitman, probabil că o să dormiți cu numărul 2 sub pernă. Dacă primul vi s-a părut lipsit de substanță, noua versiune a celui mai chel asasin vă va bucura.
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PlayStation 2Netjak
Long before the controversy over Grand Theft Auto III when it hit US shores last year, was a computer game that caused so much controversial subjects between angry parents, and that game was called Hitman. The game included a hard-criminal Hitman, where you assassinated different people, along with guards, civilians, or any other kind of murders you’d like to commit. From the success of Hitman, comes Hitman 2: Silent Assassin for the PS2, X-Box, and of course the PC.
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WindowsSuper Play
Hitman 2 är ett underhållande och varierande spel som bjuder på mycket action och spännande uppdrag. Ändå fastnar jag inte helt. Kanske för att uppdragen alltid brukar urarta på slutet och för att det inte finns tillräckligt incitament för att sköta det hela snyggt. Men bra är det.
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PlayStation 2Eurogamer.net (UK)
So, for the most part Hitman 2 is a sniper's game with a lot of other paths to opt for if you fancy a challenge, and it suffers a bit for it. If Io had found a way to smooth things out in the up-close-and-personal department and eliminate some of the trial-and-error gameplay, then this would be an excellent, all-round hitman simulation with a wonderful cinematic vibe running through it. As it is, it's a very good hitman simulation which will be remembered for its brutality and non-linearity, even if it is pretty unforgiving.
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PlayStation 2Gamereactor (Sweden)
Hitman 2: Silent Assassin är bättre än föregångaren på samtliga punkter. Vissa delar är otroligt bra och tar genren till nya höjder. Men saker som obalanserad grafik, upprepning och ett stundtals virrigt upplägg gör att IO Interactive inte riktigt når ända fram denna gång heller.
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WindowsPCG
Missförstå oss inte: Hitman 2 är väldigt underhållande. Det är ruskigt snyggt, atmosfäriskt och finputsat från början till slut. Problemet är snarare bristen på nyheter. Det första spelet tog oss verkligen på sängen, vilket kontrasterar mot Hitman 2 som känns lite gammalt och uttjatat. Att man dessutom måste springa runt och vänta så mycket gör att Hitman 2 aldrig riktigt lever upp till de höga förväntningarna, vilket är synd. Men man kan iallafall spara under själva uppdragen. Pust.
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WindowsFactornews
Hitman 2 est un bon jeu comme on aimerait en voir plus souvent. Si l’ambiance n'atteint pas celle d’un Max Payne, on s’en rapproche fortement. On est vraiment dans l’action, on prend plaisir à jouer et on a du mal à s’arrêter, et cela malgré les quelques défauts du jeu (bugs graphiques, IA limite). On notera par ailleurs l’absence de mode multijoueurs, mais c'est le genre qui veut ça.
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WindowsJeuxVideoPC.com
47, l'homme chauve au code barre et à l'allure machiavélique est enfin de retour sur nos PC. 2 ans après sa 1ere sortie, il reprend su service. Cette fois ci, c'est une affaire personnelle... Faut pas le chauffer Codename 47...