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Hitman 2: Silent Assassin (Windows)

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Description

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.

Screenshots

Hitman 2: Silent Assassin Windows Mr. 47 once again runs into Lei Ling from the original game, the first and only woman he's ever kissed. Once again she's stuck hanging around bad company. Oh, the kung-fu fightin' ninjas are pretty cool too.
Hitman 2: Silent Assassin Windows The car bomb is very powerful equipment.
Hitman 2: Silent Assassin Windows Revenge and redemption: 47 faces off against Sergei at Gontranno, illuminated by a ghostly light from above.
Hitman 2: Silent Assassin Windows Highest rank!

Alternate Titles

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

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User Reviews

Behold the future of adventure games: A bald dude with two guns! Zovni (9384) 4.29 Stars4.29 Stars4.29 Stars4.29 Stars4.29 Stars
A really fun and exciting game, but with a few very annoying flaws. kbmb (399) 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars
Wow, it's the PERFECT game! James1 (240) unrated

The Press Says

Peliplaneetta.net Oct 22, 2002 93 out of 100 93
GameZone Nov 18, 2002 9.3 out of 10 93
Imperium Gier Nov 22, 2002 9.3 out of 10 93
Pelit Oct, 2002 92 out of 100 92
Netjak Oct 22, 2002 8.9 out of 10 89
ComputerGames.ro Nov 18, 2002 86 out of 100 86
PC Games (Germany) Oct 11, 2002 85 out of 100 85
Joystick (French) Oct, 2002 8 out of 10 80
UOL Jogos Dec 11, 2002 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
JeuxVideoPC.com Jan 09, 2003 14 out of 20 70

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Trivia

At the very beginning of the "Graveyard Shift" mission, you can see a video camera pointed at a coffee pot. The camera plays a part in one of the in-game puzzles in that mission.

What you might be wondering is why anyone would dedicate a video camera just to watch over a pot of coffee. It's possible the coffee pot camera is a homage to this:

http://www.cl.cam.ac.uk/coffee/qsf/coffee.html

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POMAH (31333) added Hitman 2: Silent Assassin (Windows) on Oct 04, 2002
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