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Hitman 2: Silent Assassin (PlayStation 2)

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The perfect hitman, Agent 47, tries to distance himself from his violent past and becomes a humble church gardener. But he is tricked into returning to his trade when his friend, a priest, gets kidnapped by an Italian mafioso. Hitman 2: Silent Assassin is a third-person stealth game. As a titular hitman, you have to complete a number of missions all over the world. Each mission generally involves assassinating someone, and possibly fulfilling a couple of other objectives.

Typically, your target will be protected by numerous guards. While there's a large arsenal of weapons available to you - ranging from stealthy weapons such as a garrote or a silenced pistol, up to machine guns and sniper rifles - your main weapon will be stealth. Agent 47 can sneak around to remain undetected, and he can disguise himself in clothes from killed or stunned guards.

The guards aren't completely stupid, however, as they will investigate suspicious noises, and they'll react if they see you waving around a gun. They'll get suspicious if they see you running around, raise alarm upon finding a corpse, and if you hang in a disguise around them too long, they'll eventually realize you're not one of their buddies.

Hitman 2: Silent Assassin brings something new to the series: depending on your stealthiness, you are given a rating upon completing a mission. Going trigger-happy on everyone will result in being called a "Mass Murderer", while only the most patient and skilled players will manage to receive the "Silent Assassin" rating, which generally involves stealthily eliminating the target without raising any suspicion.

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Alternate Titles

  • "Hitman 2: Бесшумный убийца" -- Russian spelling

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User Reviews

Great Shooter Game Boris Stovich (29) unrated
Ups the ante on first (or third) person sneakers...excellent! Lucas Schippers (59) unrated

The Press Says

Gamer's Pulse Nov 19, 2002 47 out of 50 94
Game Over Online Nov 30, 1999 92 out of 100 92
Game Freaks 365 2002 9.1 out of 10 91
GameSpy Nov 05, 2002 90 out of 100 90
GameSpot Oct 08, 2002 8.6 out of 10 86
Jeuxvideo.com Oct 10, 2002 17 out of 20 85
IGN Oct 02, 2002 8.4 out of 10 84
Factornews Nov 12, 2002 8 out of 10 80
PlayFrance Apr 09, 2003 8 out of 10 80
Digital Press - Classic Video Games Dec 10, 2003 8 out of 10 80

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Trivia

In the first St. Petersburg mission, there is a building called "Zaitsev Building". It was obviously named after the famous soviet sniper Vasily Zaitsev (immortalised in the movie "Enemy at the Gates“). Quite fitting, if you think about progress of the misson ...

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POMAH (31333) added Hitman 2: Silent Assassin (PlayStation 2) on Oct 04, 2002
Other platforms contributed by POMAH (31333) and Kartanym (10785)