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  • Summary: The 2nd installment of HITMAN finds Agent 47 traveling to the beautiful, sun-drenched coastal town of Sapienza, Italy. This episode adds a new story mission, new challenges, new weapons and gear, the Italian suit and of course new targets, opportunities and disguises.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 33 out of 37
  2. Negative: 0 out of 37
  1. May 16, 2016
    95
    Sapienza is an impressive addition to the Hitman reboot's library. It's incredibly well designed, packed full of content and absolutely gorgeous. You'll be hard pressed to find a better Hitman level.
  2. Apr 28, 2016
    90
    IO Interactive doesn't disappoint with this second installment of the Hitman reboot, which features a big, beautiful, and dense level full of possibilities—one you'll revisit again and again to for the sake of creative murder.
  3. May 5, 2016
    90
    While the Paris episode is fun, it still feels like it's holding your hand a bit; Sapienza and especially the "World of Tomorrow" mission feel like they're really dropping you into the world and seeing how you react to its challenges, while being much more playful with the game's ecosystem.
  4. Apr 28, 2016
    85
    This second chapter is even more enjoyable than the first one. The map is bigger and way more interesting to explore, and some refinements to the IA clearly improves the gameplay. The number of contracts created by the community is still impressive.
  5. Apr 26, 2016
    82
    Sapienza proves that environment and variety are key to Hitman’s new style, and it’ll be worth following so long as that lasts.
  6. May 2, 2016
    80
    Hitman episode two is even better than the first one. Sapienza gives you more room and toys to play with, which results in a satisfying playing experience. There are a few hiccups here and there, but overall this is a strong second adventure.
  7. May 4, 2016
    60
    Hitman: Sapienza is a great episode marred by server issues. Not everyone is having them, but if you are, you can't progress or access community or live content.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 9
  2. Negative: 3 out of 9
  1. Apr 28, 2016
    10
    IO, please listen to your old fan. I love you. Hitmen was the first game of my childhood, and since then I have not missed a single game. ThisIO, please listen to your old fan. I love you. Hitmen was the first game of my childhood, and since then I have not missed a single game. This is my favorite series, and I bought the full game immediately, because I do not doubt your talent. I'm willing to forgive the download time, online, poor AI(partially), and hope that the episodic system invented just to hear that the fans like me. So, I'm delighted with the Sapienza, the scale and variety of simply dazzling. This is your best work.
    So. This is stealth-action game. Action !! Sometimes you just want to go out and kill all)) And then I want to give my opinion on firearms in the game ...
    Why all the special weapons in the game is disgusting cartoon colors (they are purple, for that you are killing me so?), Why they looks like a plastic toys, why so poorly animated, why "Soviet" soldiers on training is not with AK (is ISA have no AK?), and why agent 47 has such a weird stance while aiming the auto rifles? Аnd why the weapons handed down from level not added to the collection? Chek this out, please!
     And yet, where's my awesome briefcase? You promised, I remember!
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  2. Feb 5, 2017
    9
    It deserves it's 9 points. The biggest map of the entire season. A lots of details and even more places to explore. It has everything you needIt deserves it's 9 points. The biggest map of the entire season. A lots of details and even more places to explore. It has everything you need in a fictional coastal town. 2 targets + a virus to destroy, many opportunities, only 2 unsilenced handguns (the two sound the same, as all silenced guns). As any other episode, no accents on any Italians in the town. It is the best episode of the 1st season. Expand
  3. Apr 27, 2016
    8
    Hitman Sapienza
    Potential greatness interrupted
    Hitman Episode 2 takes place in Italy, you’re tasked once again with taking out 2 targets
    Hitman Sapienza
    Potential greatness interrupted
    Hitman Episode 2 takes place in Italy,
    you’re tasked once again with taking out 2 targets
    and you have plenty of opportunities to do so…
    You can poison a meal and wait for it to be served...
    Plant an explosive golf ball and wait for it to be teed off…
    get involved with an affair… among many other things
    this map in particular is fairly impressive compared to episode 1 and in the intro...
    this almost feels like an entire town, with meat shops. And ice cream parlors...
    a golf course...
    a cemetery...
    and an underground lab, which holds your primary objective of destroying a dna specific virus
    That being said, I found this map to be much more lifeless compared to Paris…
    while the world if full,
    it doesn’t really feel like anything is truly going on around you…
    your targets are just out in the world.. Either hunt them down or lure them to you…
    This is also the first time I played through an episode on online mode and ran into an issue that many will find frustrating...
    While playing, the game got disconnected...
    this disconnection forced me back to the main menu to continue...
    no big deal, I’ll just hop right back in and finish it offline right?
    Wrong
    you can’t play a file that was saved online while you play offline...
    so I had to pause my downloads and connect back in to finish this level…
    And this sucks because you’re practically punished for not playing online, because online play is the only way to level up your character and unlock new starting locations and weapons during the prep stage…
    Another new flaw highlighted for me is the story…
    I completely forgot what was going on and lost all interest and connection to the story thanks to decision to release this game episodically...
    one could argue that telltale games does a great job at getting away with this, and I would argue back, that no.. They don’t
    Episodic releases kill urgency and care unless the episodes are somewhat self-contained much like the walking dead season 1 episodes... rather than a small chunk of an overarching story like we see here
    much like every other episodic game
    While Hitman Sapienza is gorgeous and full of new things for you to do, and opportunities to play with…
    This episodic nonsense is getting in the way of what could potentially be an awesome story…
    I give Hitman Sapienza
    a 7.5/10
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  4. Apr 28, 2016
    7
    So Episode 2 is a big step up from the Intro Pack!

    The map i slightly bigger and feels more alive. Some bugs have been fixed while others
    So Episode 2 is a big step up from the Intro Pack!

    The map i slightly bigger and feels more alive. Some bugs have been fixed while others remained and a few new ones popped up as well, but none of them are game breaking.

    But i'm still annoyed about it being released in episodes. Sapienza takes about 2-3 hours to get lvl 20 mastery which is really not alot of gameplay for the price.

    7/10 Too much water!
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  5. Apr 30, 2016
    5
    Hitman man episode two is very mixed bag. On one side Its a great map that has a lot of replayability on the other it's episodic is what holdsHitman man episode two is very mixed bag. On one side Its a great map that has a lot of replayability on the other it's episodic is what holds it back. By just being one map you will eventually get bored but not soon, though. Also, the game has no actual plot line at the moment. Paris and Sapienza are not connected and the plot just isn't there. I fear that in the future no plot will be added to these episodes making you just agent 47 killing bad guys for no real reason. This game does improve upon Paris in a lot of ways so episode 2 is the better game overall and renting the game now would be the best option. Expand
  6. May 17, 2016
    4
    Buggy and slow menu, takes too long when I switch between tabs inside menu, can't use the same save files to play both in off-line and on-lineBuggy and slow menu, takes too long when I switch between tabs inside menu, can't use the same save files to play both in off-line and on-line mode. Requires constant internet connection even if I am playing single-player campaign. What a waste of money. Expand
  7. May 19, 2016
    0
    First of all, you have to ask why they are doing this sort of episodic release, when they plan to release a physical version down the lineFirst of all, you have to ask why they are doing this sort of episodic release, when they plan to release a physical version down the line anyway. The real reason is that all of us are beta testers for the game until the final product is done. And beta test we did -- servers go down constantly, framerate hitches on PS4, audio mix is not good, animations are stiff, etc. This game is not fully cooked. Yet they have the audacity to put the game on sale for us to fix the game for them. That in itself deserves low stars.

    The other egregious thing that this game requires a constant online connection, for you to keep XP Progress, complete challenges, and gain unlocks like the sniper, remote bomb, etc. The game as it is offline, is super gimped, and a shallow husk of a game. For what purpose does this serve? To datamine player's activities? The only reasonable thing that requires online are the Contracts and Elusive Targets, but the single-player main campaign does not need this. This knocks this game down to 1 star automatically.

    Players and fans of HITMAN alike have protested this and they have not heard or made any changes to accommodate. So if that is the case, then I do not recommend this game to you my friend. Pass on it and don't allow developers and publishers to set a precedent for always-online Internet connection.
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