2: Silent Assassin
by Voivod, 12 November 2002
2: Silent Assassin is the sequel to Hitman: Codename 47 by the Danish
game developers IO Interactive. While Hitman: Codename 47 did garner
quite an interest in the gaming community, it was quite a disappointment
due to major flaws in the game; odd game controls and a number of
bugs were among them. Fortunately IO Interactive have learned from
those mistakes and managed to iron out all the problems, and the
result is an amazing gameplay experience that is among the best
in recent shooters.
the title suggests, the game is about being a “Hitman”
(duh..). Not “Gunman” or “trigger-happy gunslinger”,
so stealth and strategy are the keys here. But what makes this game
so unique as well as standing out from the rest is that there are
many ways for you to complete a mission. If you hate stealth and
want a frag-fest, you can do that too. Stealth is an important part
of the game but it is not a must, unlike other titles with similar
gameplay such as Thief and the No One Lives Forever series. How
well does Hitman 2 stack up against these other popular titles?
Let’s take a look.
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are an ex-assassin codenamed '47' who is trying to live a legit
life as a gardener in a sanctuary in Italy. The priest, who takes
care of you spiritually, was kidnapped. In order for you to get
the necessary information from your former employers of his whereabouts,
you need to come out of retirement and complete a few assignments
for them. One thing leads to another and ultimately you have to
complete over 20 missions, which brings you to countries such as
Japan, Russia and Malaysia.